Archive for October, 2010


Press Release – Heart Kids

Businesses and schools can help a Wellington mother and a New Zealand Army Cycling Team support hundreds of children born each year with a heart condition. Read more »

Escalator Gets Moving

Press Release – New Zealand Film Commission

The four successful Escalator low budget feature film teams green lit for production will be announced next week via live stream from Wellington and Auckland. Each team will be offered production finance of up to NZ$250,000. Read more »

Fantastic Line-Up Of Speakers At SPADA Conference

Press Release – SPADA

This year’s SPADA conference kicks off with a hiss and a roar with the key plenary session on The Hobbit – What Really Happened . Chaired by Russell Brown, the panel will include Philippa Boyens (co-writer The Hobbit ), SPADA’s CEO Penelope Borland … Read more »

Setting the Dinner Tables of the Nation

Press Release – City Gallery Wellington

Crown Lynn: Crockery of Distinction opens at City Gallery Wellington 29 January 2011 The notion of collecting Crown Lynn would have been surprising to many New Zealanders in the 1950s and ’60s. Crown Lynn’s familiar dinner sets were ubiquitous in homes … Read more »

Remembrance Day at St Matthew-in-the-City:

Press Release – St Matthew in the City

 A commitment to peace, while remembering the human toll of war is the theme of this year’s annual Remembrance Day Service to be held at St Matthew-in-the-City on November 7 at 11:30 am.   First hand experiences of those directly touched by … Read more »

25 Recognised For More Than 25 Years Of Service

Press Release – Coastguard

Twenty five Auckland volunteers have received long service awards in recognition of their outstanding service to Coastguard Auckland – a collective contribution of more than 920 years. Read more »

300th new officer fulfils Govt promise

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police Minister Judith Collins today welcomed the 300th additional Police officer to Counties-Manukau, and said that extra Police in the district were having a positive impact on crime. Read more »

New Zealand Food Awards announced

Press Release – Massey University

A meal option that combines fresh produce with pre-packaged ease won the Massey University Supreme Award at this year’s New Zealand Food Awards. Read more »

EEO Trust Awards inspiring

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Recognising outstanding workplace practices has been the hallmark of the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Trust and this evening businesses which demonstrated such practices were acknowledged in its Work and Life Awards. Read more »

VIVA WAITAKERE! marks end of an era

Press Release – Community Waitakere

Waitakere’s communities have always taken a unique approach to life, and the last official day of Waitakere City will be no different. Read more »

Auckland photographer wins global competition

Press Release – UNICEF

Young New Zealand Photographer Awarded Unique Opportunity To Join ‘Eye See’ Photography Workshop In Ethiopia Read more »

North Shore City goes out in proud “Shore Style”

Press Release – North Shore City Mayor Andrew Williams

The North Shore City Council has held the final council meeting of it’s 21 year existence as a local authority within New Zealand. The last meeting of New Zealand’s fourth largest city was held in the council chamber in Takapuna and was attended … Read more »

NZ home building consents fall in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s residential property sector remained soft in September, measured by building consents, with the effects of the Canterbury earthquake adding to the woes of the struggling residential construction sector. Read more »

Actors Equity convenient “whipping boys”

Press Release – New Zealand Alliance Party

The Alliance Party says that Actors Equity is not to blame for the ghastly climb downs the National Government has made to keep The Hobbit in New Zealand. Read more »

Strong Q1 as SkyCity targets $127.4 mln profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – SkyCity Entertainment Group, the country’s biggest casino operator, is targeting profit of at least $127.4 million in the 2011 financial year as earnings got off to a solid start in the first quarter. Read more »

Youth Rock At Big Band Festival

Press Release – Big Band Festival

As the Christchurch Town Hall rocked to the rhythm of the 4.8 earthquake last Sunday afternoon, the Limes Room stage was rocking even more. Australian band Decahedron didn’t pause in their Big Band jazz performance of Paul Gibens’ “Safely Grazing”. … Read more »

Fireworks Will Go With A Bang At New Venue

Press Release – Papakura District Council

A clown show and an exploding toilet will kick off the 2010 Papakura Fireworks display on November 5. Read more »

Brewer excited to be setting up Auckland business

Press Release – Cameron Brewer

Former Newmarket Business Association chief executive Cameron Brewer has today been announced the councillor in charge of setting up the Business Advisory Panel to work alongside the new Auckland Council. Read more »

New Council structure to deliver for Auckland

Press Release – Auckland City Council

Auckland Council Mayor-elect Len Brown has announced his structure and key appointments for the new Auckland Council. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise on solid ANZ earnings

Article – Businesswire

Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks rose for the first time in three sessions, lead by Australia & New Zealand Banking Group which posted a strong return to profit growth on a day marked by a lack of direction in the market. Read more »

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