Archive for March, 2011

Loneliness Can Lead to Poor Nutrition for Older People

Press Release – Age Concern

“We already know that older people who live alone are less likely to eat well” says Liz Baxendine, National President of Age Concern New Zealand. Read more »

Loneliness Can Lead to Poor Nutrition for Older People

Press Release – Age Concern

“We already know that older people who live alone are less likely to eat well” says Liz Baxendine, National President of Age Concern New Zealand. Read more »

Quake deals Kiwi Income Property a $52.1 mln hit

Article – BusinessDesk

by Pattrick Smellie March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwi Income Property Trust, the country’s biggest listed property entity, has taken a $52.1 million hit on the Christchurch earthquake as it writes down the value of its property portfolio by 4%. Read more »

Contact Schools National Triathlon Champs A Roaring Success

Press Release – Contact Energy

Jack’s Point in Queenstown played a superb host to the Contact National Schools Triathlon Championships today, with over 600 competitors racing in the idyllic surroundings on a testing course around the world renowned Golf Resort settled into the foot of … Read more »

Premier Qualifications For Teaching Learn To Swim

Press Release – Water Safety New Zealand

Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) today announced the introduction of the AUSTSWIM Training Programme™ in New Zealand. Read more »

The Wellington Raw Comedy Quest

Press Release – Raw Comedy Quest

The Raw Comedy Quest is the premier comedy competition for up and comers. It has been the launching pad for some of Wellington’s most successful performers, including 2006 Billy T Award winner Cori Gonzalez Macuer and 2011 Billy T nominee Cameron Murray. Read more »

PNC Returns with New Album, Man On Wire

Press Release – Isaac Promotions

Auckland hip-hop heavyweight, PNC, returns with his third studio Man On Wire , and continues to prove why he’s at the forefront of his game. Read more »

Huljich purchase pushes Fisher Funds to KiwiSaver big time

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland funds and investment manager Fisher Funds Ltd. is to buy the KiwiSaver business run by Huljich Wealth Management, for an undisclosed sum, and transforming it into a major player in the government-subsidised retirement … Read more »

Mayor launches Youth Advisory Panel

Press Release – Auckland Council

The Mayor has announced details of the Auckland’s new Youth Advisory Panel, which meets for the first time this evening. Read more »

BBG’s Shand moves on

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – One of the country’s most experienced public relations operatives, Greg Shand, is leaving Baldwin Boyle Group, the Auckland-based consultancy that handles Fonterra’s communications and reputation management. Read more »

New resources for older drivers welcome, but uptake needed

Press Release – Automobile Association

Media Release: 31 March 2011 New resources for older drivers welcome, but uptake needed The AA is welcoming the NZ Transport Agency’s release of updated resources for older drivers today, but has concerns the information may not easily reach people. … Read more »

Safe Sound For Kids – And The Teachers

Press Release – National Foundation for the Deaf

Have you ever walked away from a group of children hard at play, with ringing ears and a cacophony of sounds swirling around you? Well, for many early childhood teachers, this is their work day reality. Read more »

Press release on top 10 tips for earthquake safety in error

Press Release – Ask Chris

Press release on top 10 tips for earthquake safety in error “Having liaised with the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, we understand that our press release earlier this week on the top 10 tips for earthquake safety recommending … Read more »

Future proofing young New Zealanders for an Asia century

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation

Is New Zealand doing enough to prepare young New Zealanders with the knowledge and skills in Asian languages and studies they will need for a future increasingly dominated by Asian countries? Read more »

Video series promotes responsible freedom camping

Press Release – The Daily English Show

A new online video series aims to encourage tourists to respect the local environment when camping in New Zealand. Read more »

Safe Sound For Kids – And The Teachers

Press Release – Deaf Association of NZ

Have you ever walked away from a group of children hard at play, with ringing ears and a cacophony of sounds swirling around you? Well, for many early childhood teachers, this is their work day reality. Read more »

Trucker says industry will resist gross weights

Press Release – A One Movers

An Auckland-based fragile freight and furniture moving business behind a website to promote industry debate about a move to gross weights says it believes there will be an industry backlash if the change goes ahead. Read more »

Christchurch Earthquake bulletin edition sixteen

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party’s Christchurch electorate MPs, Clayton Cosgrove (Waimakariri), Ruth Dyson (Port Hills), Lianne Dalziel (Christchurch East) and Brendon Burns (Christchurch Central) have started a regular bulletin to keep people in their electorates and … Read more »

Government’s Response on Synthetic Cannabis “Weak”

Press Release – Dick Quax

Thursday, 31 March 2011 Government’s Response on Synthetic Cannabis “Weak” “Extremely weak” is how Dick Quax describes the government’s response, announced yesterday, that it is restricting the sale of synthetic cannabis products to people … Read more »

Govt sets -50% by 2050 emissions reduction target

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Climate Change Minister Nick Smith today announced the Government’s long-term target of a 50% reduction in New Zealand greenhouse gases emissions from 1990 levels by 2050. “Setting a long-term target provides long-term certainty about where domestic … Read more »

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