Archive for September, 2010

French Ambassador In Conversation with Noel Cheer

Press Release – Triangle Television

*Relations between New Zealand and France are going well as both countries confront multiple challenges.*** Read more »

Auckland: Police Remembrance Service

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A remembrance service is to be held at St Mathews in the City at 10.30am today to be attended by police staff, both serving and retired, from across the Auckland region. Read more »

Public Enemy to Invade NZ: Fear of a Black Planet

Press Release – Touring Musicians

Public Enemy are coming to New Zealand in January 2011 to perform their seminal “Fear of A Black Planet” album on its 20th anniversary. Read more »

Funding fails to keep pace with university costs

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

Figures released by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) today comparing the financial information of tertiary institutions between 2007 and 2009 are a testament to the sound financial management shown by our nation’s eight universities. Read more »

Hide not telling the full story on redundancy

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Local Government Minister Rodney Hide is not telling Aucklanders the full story on super city redundancy costs, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

Unitec Gives Pacific, Maori Forum To Voice Views

Press Release – UNITEC

Auckland’s Super City elections may be underway but how the new council set-up will affect Pacific and Maori peoples remains unclear. Unitec is hosting an open forum to discuss what they can do to have their voice heard in the new Super City. Read more »

MTV Networks To Launch Nick Jr. In New Zealand

Press Release – mtv network

Auckland, New Zealand & Sydney, Australia, 28 September 2010: MTV Networks Australia & New Zealand is set to launch Nick Jr. on SKY NZ on 24 December 2010 . Read more »

Volunteers needed for Farmers Santa Parade

Press Release – Leukaemia and Blood Foundation

The magic of Christmas starts with the Farmers Santa Parade! This festive season, join the Leukaemia & Blood Foundation (LBF) for the annual Farmers Santa Parade on Sunday 28 November 2010. Read more »

The Sounds Of Hope To Echo Through Christchurch

Press Release – RNZSPCA

The sounds of hope will echo around the vaulted ceilings of Christchurch Cathedral this coming Sunday (3rd October), when Canterbury SPCA holds its annual Blessing of the Animals service. Read more »

Rodney’s Mayor questions ARC’s land purchase

Press Release – Mayor Penny Webster

Mayor Penny Webster says she is appalled by the Auckland Regional Council’s announcement today of its $15 million purchase of land on the Mahurangi Coast in the Rodney District. Read more »

Unitec holds Pacific and Maori forum

Press Release – UNITECH

Auckland’s Super City elections may well be underway but how the new council set-up will affect Pacific and Maori peoples still remains unclear. Read more »

Defence On Mission To Assist Food Banks

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

The Auckland City Mission will be one of the many community food banks which will benefit from the generosity of the Defence Force’s nation-wide drive to collect canned food during October. Read more »

Defence On Mission To Assist Food Banks

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

The Auckland City Mission will be one of the many community food banks which will benefit from the generosity of the Defence Force’s nation-wide drive to collect canned food during October. Read more »

Family Shopping Prices Rocket Up – Before GST Rise

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ says that the price of budget shopping for a low income family has increased well above the consumer price index over the past two years – even before the GST increase has happened. Read more »

‘101 Dates’ Costume to Feature in Cult Couture

Press Release – Seriously Entertainment

“The Butterfly Dress” designed by Caroline MacLeod and first featured in episode 4 of online comedy series 101 Dates is one of two pieces selected for the Villa Maria Cult-Couture Awards taking place on October 29th 2010 in Auckland. Read more »

NZ Chef Picked for Global Pear Panache Programme

Press Release – Goode PR

USA Pears has recognised chef Stephen Ward from Auckland’s O’Connell Street Bistro for his winning use of pears on the menu. It was his varied and versatile use of pears that caught the eye of USA Pears executives and he was approached to … Read more »

Job cuts at Auckland council are too drastic

Press Release – PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the scale of job losses at Auckland council was unnecessary and could have been avoided if better use of attrition had been adopted. Read more »

Taranaki Holds Fond Memories for Trust Founder

Press Release – Halberg Trust

There was a time when Sir Murray Halberg, who ran into Olympic history at the 1960 Rome Olympics, thought a trip down from Auckland to compete at Inglewood was “a pretty special occasion.” Read more »

Kia Ora Gaza Public Info Evening cancelled

Press Release – Kia Ora Gaza

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s Public Info evening at Auckland University will be cancelled. Read more »

Weekend of Unknown Pleasures for Joy Division Fans

Press Release – Touring Musicians

This weekend, Peter Hook’s Unknown Pleasures tour arrives in Auckland, celebrating the life of Ian Curtis and the music of Joy Division for two unforgettable nights at The Powerstation – Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October, with support from Die! Die! … Read more »

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