Archive for February, 2011

Local MP Congratulates Auckland Drum Sustainability Services

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

“I’m excited to congratulate local business Auckland Drum Sustainability Services that has been awarded $198,500 in funding today as part of the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund,” says local MP Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. Read more »

2 years since the 27 Feb 2009 Job Summit

Press Release – Auckland Speaks

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10559209 http://www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/job-summit-concluding-comments http://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/all/files/images/summit2.jpg It is now exactly 2 years since the 27 Feb 2009 Job Summit hosted by Prime Minister John Key. Question: … Read more »

Sail-World New Zealand: 28 February 2011

Press Release – Sail World NZ

We have a couple of updates from the Christchurch Earthquake in this edition from a sailing perspective, and also carry details of how those who are able, can donate money to the various funds which have been set up. Read more »

Strange and ephemeral at Blue Oyster

Press Release – Blue Oyster Art Gallery

Strange creatures, suitcases of trees, and pockets filled with expanding foam will fill the Blue Oyster Project Art Space, in Dunedin, from March 8. Read more »

Fringe Finale

Press Release – Bats Theatre

It’s been a pretty full on week across New Zealand, and of course everyone at BATS sends our love and thoughts to the people of Christchurch. It’s been amazing to see the country mobilise with support, and we are really proud of the Fringe shows who … Read more »

Wellington Outgames Opening Party

Press Release – Out in the Square

SWEATBOX is a unique South Pacific gay party experience, starring New Zealand’s Supreme drag diva Buckwheat and Trans-Tasman superstar Tess Tickle, plus the reigning Miss Drag Wellington Nikita van der Kamp. Auckland’s favourite gay DJs James Leuii and … Read more »

2011 NZ International Comedy Festival

Press Release – Comedy Festival

The comedy gang is back. The gags are a riot. Join our hilarious mob as they blow the lid off the 2011 NZ International Comedy Festival from 29 April to 22 May. Read more »

Suburban Floral Association comes to town

Press Release – Auckland Arts Festival

What are hydrangea bushes doing among the steel and concrete of Newmarket? Why are flower lovers gathering outside the train station just off Broadway? Artists Monique Redmond and Tanya Eccleston, aka Suburban Floral Association, provide the answer … Read more »

Gay Friendly Accomodation Database

Press Release – Gay Auckland Business Association

GABA, the Gay Auckland Business Association, and OUTLineNZ have joined forces to create a database of GLBT and GLBT-friendly accommodation across New Zealand to assist Christchurch residents that may have been affected by, or displaced as result of, … Read more »

Christchurch Armageddon Expo Postponed

Press Release – Armageddon Expo

The Armageddon Expo planned for Christchurch April 2nd and 3rd 2011, has been postponed due to the recent earthquake and damage to the city. Read more »

Get your game on – Auckmageddon

Press Release – Auckmageddon

Auckmageddon 5.5 is the sixth event of a series that has been running since 1997, and will see more than 200 gamers compete at the North Harbour Stadium for 24 hours in April. Read more »

Self-Evacuees To Waikato Advised To Get Needs Assessed

Press Release – Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management

Any Christchurch people who have self-evacuated to the Waikato after the earthquake are being advised to contact Work and Income for a welfare needs assessment. Read more »

Local line up leading prime time

Press Release – Stratos

Stratos is known for featuring some of the best documentaries, current affairs and international dramas but their new series of kiwi shows has got everyone talking – literally. Read more »

FebFasters reap the benefits of going alcohol-free

Press Release – Febfast Coordinator

New Zealand’s first ever FebFast ends tomorrow, having raised thousands of dollars for youth charities and given participants a break from drinking alcohol. Read more »

Tranz Scenic Assesses Resumption of South Island Trains

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail is assessing resumption of scenic passenger trains operating from Christchurch before announcing a date for the restart of services. The TranzAlpine and TranzCoastal were suspended immediately following the earthquake in Christchurch on 22 February. Read more »

Call for coordinated approach to homelessness

Press Release – Auckland Council

Call for coordinated approach to homelessness Auckland Council’s Social and Community Development Forum will turn its attention to the issue of homelessness at its next meeting on 3 March. The existence of homelessness in Auckland is clearly a concern … Read more »

Colthaga a Class of Her Own

Press Release – Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Jamie Kermond and his lovely grey mare Colthaga was all class today (Sunday) on his way to victory in the three star grand prix at the Woodhill Sands Show. Read more »

Lily Tootill Takes NZ round of International Competition

Press Release – Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Lily Tootill will be ruing her four faults in the final round of the International Childrens’ FEI Competition today (Sunday) at the Wellington Horowhenua Championships. Read more »

Hindu community joins relief efforts

Press Release – Hindu Council of New Zealand

The continuing series of earthquakes in Christchurch has now taken a big toll on life and property. The earthquake that struck Christchurch on 22nd February has left all New Zealanders sombre. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the victims of this … Read more »

Claims volumes still low

Press Release – AA Insurance

Claims volumes still low as Cantabrians look after each other – AA Insurance 27 February 2011 – Claims volumes are still low and some customers do not realise the help available to them, such as temporary accommodation and other welfare services … Read more »

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