Archive for July, 2010

Council To Launch Bond Issue

Press Release – Manukau City Council

Manukau City Council is planning a retail bond issue to raise up to $350 million, most of which will be on-lent to other councils in the Auckland region. The move comes at the request of the Auckland Transition Agency. Read more »

Seeking Answers To Leaky Homes Impasse

Press Release – Legal Research Foundation

Ways of resolving New Zealand’s leaky homes problem will be canvassed in Auckland on 17 September. “Leaky homes — Saving the Titanic?” is the theme of a conference organised by the Legal Research Foundation. Read more »

Heritage Gold ready to mine cobalt in NSW

Article – Businesswire

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Heritage Gold Ltd. will be part of a new float to mine cobalt at Pyrites Hill, Thackaringa, near Broken Hill in outback New South Wales, the ASX and NZX-listed Australasian mining company said today. Read more »

Emerging Chef Earns Spot Alongside NZ’s Finest

Press Release – Monteith’s Wild Recipe Competition

Winner of first Monteith’s Wild Recipe Competition announced: A Manawatu woman has beaten nearly 100 other competitors in an inaugural home cook recipe competition, earning her a spot among the country’s leading chefs. Read more »

35 Finalists Selected For Newmarket Young Designer

Press Release – Newmarket Business Association

35 finalists have been selected to go through to the next stage of the 2010 Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award from a record number of 72 registrations. Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design selected the finalists. Read more »

Maori Party Commends Contribution To Economy

Press Release – The Maori Party

Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia is praising Tainui for their work in boosting the Waikato and Auckland economies, saying they are a great example of why the nation should get behind Treaty settlements. Read more »

5,000 contractors on Crackerjacks!

Press Release – Crackerjacks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 29th July 2010 After recording the five thousandth contractor to join their website on Thursday the 29th July, Crackerjacks.co.nz is now New Zealand’s largest online contracting hub. Read more »

TheNewDowse announces new Senior Curator

Press Release – TheNewDowse

Cam McCracken, Director of TheNewDowse art museum, today announced the appointment of Emma Bugden as the gallery’s new Programmes Manager / Senior Curator. Emma is currently Director of Artspace in Auckland and will complete her term there before … Read more »

Heather Roy’s Diary: Wide Road Safety Focus Needed

Column – ACT New Zealand

It’s not easy telling an elderly relative that they should stop driving, or that they can’t drive your children anymore because you’re fearful for their safety. We convince ourselves that elderly drivers don’t travel far, and usually at low speeds, … Read more »

Praise Be! Jubilation Return To The Road

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

After the success of last year’s Four Corners tour and in the wake of sell-out performances at the Tauranga Jazz Festival and Ponsonby’s Unitarian Church the gospel supergroup Jubilation continue their 2010 season with a show at the Montecristo … Read more »

TechNZ grunt for Endace internet security products

Article – Businesswire

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwi cyber-security firm Endace Ltd. will spend its newly announced $4.4 million TechNZ technology grant to hone products that help financial markets traders gain precious micro-seconds by ensuring their systems run at maximum … Read more »

Drugs, disasters and disorientation

Press Release – Blue Oyster Art Gallery

Disasters and drugs, confusion and disorientation are all explored in the latest exhibitions at Dunedin’s Blue Oyster Art Project Space. Read more »

Pulse changes tack with cut-price power brand

Article – Businesswire

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Start-up electricity retailer Pulse Utilities Ltd is changing tack to offer cut-price power under a new brand, Just Energy, which will not use Pulse’s smart meter technology. Read more »

Sinister aspects to Carmen’s disappearance

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The Police investigation into the disappearance of Remuera mother, 32 year-old Carmen Thomas, features in tonight’s episode of Police Ten-7 on TV2 at 7.30pm and, in it, the officer in charge of the search reveals there are several items related to Carmen … Read more »

Automatic rifle recovered in morning searches

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Auckland City Police’s Organised Crime Unit executed search warrants at two addresses this morning in the hope of locating 32 year-old Daniel Vae, a patched gang member who is wanted on three arrest warrants. Read more »

Automatic rifle recovered in morning searches

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Auckland City Police’s Organised Crime Unit executed search warrants at two addresses this morning in the hope of locating 32 year-old Daniel Vae, a patched gang member who is wanted on three arrest warrants. Read more »

Prominent Wine and Spirits Merchants to Merge

Press Release – EuroVintage

A new company is to be formed to take over the business of prominent wine and spirits distributors Vintage Wines and Spirits Ltd and Eurowine Fine Wines (1990) Ltd. Read more »

Award Winning Manuscript Published For Poetry Day

Press Release – Auckland University Press

Award Winning Manuscript Published For National Poetry Day Wellington writer LYNN JENNER launches her debut collection of poems, DEAR SWEET HARRY (Auckland University Press) today, National Poetry Day. Read more »

Pulse launches ‘cut price’ power brand

Press Release – Pulse

Pulse Utilities’, New Zealand’s fastest growing energy retailer*, has launched a ‘no-frills’ cut-price power brand to complement their existing ‘Pulse Energy’ brand. Read more »

Campaigner’s Outcome a Victory for Kiwi Cannabis

Press Release – NORML

Cannabis campaigner Dakta Green’s discharge from court without punishment on Tuesday was a victory for everyday New Zealanders from the cannabis culture, in a year that has seen NZ Police escalating their self-defeating war on cannabis users. Read more »

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