Archive for March, 2011

Billy T & Me With Peter Rowley

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

This show is really a personal tribute by comic actor Peter Rowley who spent five years working with one of New Zealand’s biggest icons, Billy T James. During the 80’s Peter co-wrote and co-starred with Billy in his homegrown scketch show, The … Read more »

Air New Zealand’s new safety video tops 1 million views

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Just three days since its launch, Air New Zealand’s new “Fit to Fly” safety video featuring US fitness legend Richard Simmons has now been viewed more than a million times on YouTube. Read more »

Rugby World Cup 2011 matches rescheduled

Press Release – Media Website

Three of the five Rugby World Cup pool matches that were to have been held in Christchurch, but have had to be moved because of the February earthquake, will remain in the South Island. Rugby officials announced today (30.03.2011) that Nelson, Dunedin and Invercargill … Read more »

Auckland Transport begins works on Opanuku Stream Bridge art

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Henderson’s western gateway the Opanuku Stream Bridge is to undergo an exciting artistic transformation. Read more »

Wellington Office Building Becomes a Work of Art

Press Release – Letting Space

An entire office building on Wellington City’s The Terrace is to be turned into a work of art, public art programme Letting Space reveals today. Read more »

Auckland Transport Board Secrecy is Unacceptable

Press Release – Automobile Association

“It is time for the Auckland Council to remind its transport CCO that they are a local government entity, and that Aucklanders expect transparent governance of the region’s transport issues and assets,” says the AA’s Auckland Transport … Read more »

NZ generators’ gentlemen’s agreement at risk as prices jump

Article – BusinessDesk

March 30 (BusinessDesk) – Electricity industry executives have revealed they exercise ‘self-restraint’ rather than exploit temporary opportunities to charge very high prices on the wholesale electricity spot market, as occurred during last Saturday’s … Read more »

Pacific Fusion Puts New Spin on Traditional Fairy Tale

Press Release – Creative New Zealand

Pua Magasiva stars as a very charming Big Bad Wolf in POLLY HOOD IN MUMULAND, a hilarious school holiday all-singing-all-dancing-musical-treat inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, exploding onstage at the Mangere Arts Centre – Ngaa Tohu o Uenuku from April … Read more »

Auckland Mooters Reach World Top Ten

Press Release – University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s mooting team has again put in a first class performance at the world’s largest moot court contest held recently in Washington DC. The team of Mitchell Cooper, Max Harris, Lewis Mills and Olga Ostrovsky ranked tenth out of … Read more »

The early bird catches the worm at Toi Pōneke

Press Release – Wellington City Council

This month at Toi Pōneke Gallery, artist Susanne Kerr explores this question in her exhibition, Domesticated Animals. Her whimsical drawings take a sometimes funny, sometimes sinister turn as she looks at the ways humans display animal-like behaviours … Read more »

Stars sport scars for new Melanoma campaign

Press Release – Melanoma Foundation

Sporting legend Monty Betham, DJ Peter Urlich and TV personality Amber Peebles are among the stars proudly sporting scars this April to raise awareness about melanoma. The Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand launched the campaign today with 15 stars … Read more »

V Energy gives away a tricked out 2001 Sylvia S15

Press Release – V Energy Drink

V is stoked to announce that Palmerston North local, Corey Stopforth, has won the V Tricked Out 2001 Nissan Sylvia S15. Over the past few months, car enthusiasts have shown their skills at the V4&Rotary events throughout the country in a bid to win … Read more »

Anti-violence programs to lose funding under National

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Under a National-led Government victims of violence look set to be the latest casualty of ill-conceived slash and burn cost cutting tactics, Labour’s Victims Rights spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni says. Read more »

NorthTec responds to skills shortage by looking to fire

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

NorthTec is looking to make three carpentry and electrical engineering trades tutors redundant. The redundancies are a very possible result of an on-going review of the area, as NorthTec tries to cut budgets and save money. Read more »

Success for Colenso BBDO /AIM Proximity at Awards

Press Release – Colenso BBDO

Success for Colenso BBDO /AIM Proximity at John Caples International Awards. Colenso BBDO and AIM Proximity have scooped eight awards at the John Caples International Awards held in New York on 24 March to honour the very best in direct and interactive … Read more »

Upcoming Exhibition at Whangarei Art Museum

Press Release – Whangarei Art Museum

Much like Rita Angus, the celebrated artist Jo Hardy moved North just as the centre of gravity for creative culture was moving from Christchurch to Auckland and beyond in the 1950s and 1960s. Unlike Angus who sojourned only for a few months (in Mangonui), … Read more »

Teenage Talent Premieres on Pukana

Press Release – PUKANA

A talented teenager from Ngati Porou will make her presenting debut on award-winning youth show PUKANA in April. Te Ataakura Pewhairangi is the newest and youngest member of the PUKANA team. The 17-year-old hails from the East Coast and was schooled through … Read more »

AUT hosts Youthline Fono to look at health issues

Press Release – AUT

Tomorrow AUT and Youthline Manukau are hosting a Youth Health Council Fono where up to 300 secondary students will look at key health issues affecting Manukau youth and the difference health promotion makes in the community. Read more »

Minister opens new Mt Eden Corrections Facility

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Judith Collins today opened the new Mt Eden Corrections Facility – the country’s most modern prison and the first since 2005 to be managed by a private sector contractor. The new 554-bed Mt Eden prison building, gatehouse and … Read more »

Opening of Mt Eden Corrections Facility

Press Release – Serco

Serco representatives were delighted to attend today’s opening event for the new prison addition at Mt Eden. The Minister for Corrections, Hon Judith Collins, officially opened the new buildings in Auckland. The event takes place one day before the Department … Read more »

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