Archive for August, 2010

Auckland’s Tastiest Tickets Go On Sale

Press Release – Cathy Campbell Communications

Taste of Auckland festival arrives at a new home in the heart of Auckland City Read more »

Watercare challenged to look after rural customers

Press Release – Rodney District Council

Rodney Mayor Penny Webster has welcomed today’s announcement by Watercare that the introduction of a standardised metropolitan water tariff, from 1 July 2011, will see reductions in costs for consumers in metro areas such as Auckland city and the … Read more »

Finalists chosen for Songwriter of the Year comp

Press Release – University of Auckland

The next wave of New Zealand’s most talented songwriters and performers will be showcased at The University of Auckland’s Songwriter of the Year 2010 competition on 29 September. Read more »

New Group formed to protect regional parks

Press Release – Friends of Regional Parks

Last Thursday a group, named Friends of Regional Parks, was formed to advocate, protect and ensure the regional parks of greater Auckland are given priority within the new Auckland Council. Read more »

Major effect on rates will come in 22 months time

Press Release – No More Rates

Ratepayers will applaud the reduction in water rates announced by Watercare Services and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide today. Read more »

Ethnic Aucklanders under-represented in CCOs

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The list of directors and chairs for Auckland Super City’s council-controlled organisations agreed by Cabinet last week under-represents the Asian and Ethnic voice, Labour’s associate spokesperson for Ethnic Affairs Dr Ashraf Choudhary says. Read more »

Keep your children safe around water at home

Press Release – Watersafe Auckland

Drowning is the second leading unintentional killer of children in New Zealand and for preschoolers it is the home environment that poses the greatest risk. Read more »

Water rates announcement a pre-election con-job

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour says Rodney Hide’s announcement on water rates is a pre-election con-job designed to calm the nerves of Aucklanders fearing super-city cost blow outs. Read more »

Think Drink campaign to launch in Taupo

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The Taupo Off Licence Liquor Accord (TOLLA) is to begin the ‘Think Drink’ campaign that has been used in other centres in New Zealand. Read more »

Leadership needed on water

Press Release – Len Brown – Mayoral Candidate

Mayor Len Brown has welcomed the announcement that water charges are forecast to drop to Manukau levels from July 2011 as an endorsement of the pricing system in his city. Read more »

Wella Trend Vision Award Final Just Two Weeks Away

Press Release – Wella New Zealand

The Wella Professionals International Trend Vision Award is the biggest and only truly international competition of its kind. This annual hairdressing competition celebrates the skills of innovative stylists and showcases their passion and ability … Read more »

Wella Trend Vision Award Final Just Two Weeks Away

Press Release – Wella New Zealand

The Wella Professionals International Trend Vision Award is the biggest and only truly international competition of its kind. This annual hairdressing competition celebrates the skills of innovative stylists and showcases their passion and ability … Read more »

Appointments to Boards of Auckland Council CCOs

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The list of directors and chairs for the Auckland Council’s new council controlled organisations was agreed to by Cabinet last week, Minister for Local Government Rodney Hide said. Read more »

Success for Northland Hospitality Students

Press Release – North Tec

Northland Hospitality students are celebrating their recent success at the New Zealand Culinary Fare held in Auckland from 22 to 24 of August. Read more »

Visit to Mother of Divine Mercy Refuge

Speech – New Zealand Government

A couple of years ago, the magazine, Rise, devoted an entire page to a photograph of a woman with the most amazing smiling eyes and generous grin – a woman whom was described as a Samoan Mother Theresa; “the Rock”; a woman whose father called … Read more »

You Gotta Love the Baby Bugs at Butterfly Creek!

Press Release – Butterfly Creek

The theme for Conservation Week 2010 is ‘Love New Zealand’ and the Department of Conservation is encouraging everyone to show your country you love it! The keepers at Butterfly Creek would encourage you to show some love for one of our coolest native … Read more »

Monthly gay film showcase for Auckland

Press Release – Number 8 Films

Gay film fans in Auckland will be able to enjoy the latest cinema from around the world with the launch this month of a new gay cinema showcase at Galatos. Read more »

Honorary doctorate for the boy who ran away to sea

Press Release – University of Waikato

A seasoned mariner and inspiring business leader is to receive the University of Waikato’s highest honour. Read more »

Women under-represented on CCO boards

Press Release – Green Party

Women are underrepresented in Government appointments to the boards of Auckland Council’s new council-controlled organisations (CCOs), the Green Party said today. Read more »

Address to NZ Herald Business Luncheon

Speech – New Zealand Government

Many thanks. First let me congratulate the New Zealand Herald for the extraordinary effort it is making to keep the people of Auckland informed of the change to a single council 1 November Read more »

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