Archive for April, 2011

Royal wedding dress created in New Zealand overnight

Press Release – Farmers Trading Company

While an estimated two billion people around the world relaxed in front of the telly and tuned in to the Royal Wedding, a bevy of New Zealand seamstresses was having a less regal night. Read more »

Soweto Gospel Choir Returns To New Zealand

Press Release – Soweto Gospel Choir

Heralded as the most exciting group to emerge in World Music in recent years, two-time Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir returns to New Zealand in June with a brand new concert “African Grace”. Read more »

British Violinist Brings Ambitious Classical Music Project

Press Release – Auckland Philharmonia

MEDIA RELEASE British Violinist Brings Ambitious Classical Music Project to NZ Superstar British violinist Tasmin Little heads to New Zealand in May for a series of concerts and as one of the international judges for the prestigious Michael Hill International … Read more »

Best New Wellington Comedians Performing in Comedy Festival

Press Release – Comedy Festival

Media release – Best New Wellington Comedians Performing in Comedy Festival MEDIA RELEASE: For Immediate Release 30 April 2011 Read more »

Cold Feet: Liam Finn

Press Release – Mushroom Group

Winding down after a beautiful summer at Piha beach in west Auckland, New Zealand, Liam Finn had accomplished writing 10 songs for his long-awaited second album. In such artistic and hypnotic surroundings, the completed album will undoubtedly introduce … Read more »

Meet the Super XV Blues at Skycity Player of the Day

Press Release – Sky City

SKYCITY Auckland will be presenting the newest recipients of the SKYCITY Player of the Day from the Super XV Blues side with their awards on Tuesday 3 May from 7.00pm-7.20pm in the main Atrium of SKYCITY Auckland and 7.30pm-8.00pm in Sammy’s Place located … Read more »

He Aitua: Jim Perry

Press Release – The Maori Party

Kua ru a maunga Hikurangi, kua waiehu te Waiapu! Kua hinga atu te totara haemata o te wao nui a Tane! Kua wahangu te kakakura o te reo irirangi! E te tama toa a Tumatauenga; e te kairingi i nga kete o te wananga; e te reo papaho whakaoho i te hinengaro o … Read more »

It’s an East-side Launch for Christchurch’s NZ Music Month

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch’s official NZ Music Month 2011 launch event will take place this Sunday 1 May at New Brighton Library. Firmly entrenched as part of our cultural landscape, NZ Music Month is a celebration of home-grown talent across the length and breadth … Read more »

Record number of Annual Plan submissions received

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

More than 1600 submissions have been received for Hamilton City Council’s Proposed 2011/12 Annual Plan. In total 1605 submissions were received during the period from 21 March to 21 April 2011 – making it Council’s biggest Proposed Annual Plan/LTCCP … Read more »

Distracted Media Take “the Tunnel” to New Zealand

Press Release – Adele Feletto Publicity

Distracted Media’s Australian producers Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey have been invited by the New Zealand Film Commission to be special guests at a film-maker forum as part of the ‘2011 Escalator Low Budget Feature Film Boot Camp’ in Wellington … Read more »

Waikato University rowers claim Hebberley Shield

Press Release – Waikato University

The Waikato University Rowing Club has claimed the country’s oldest rowing trophy at the New Zealand University Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro on April 23. The men’s eights crew of Chris Morrison, Matthew Glenn, Andrew Myers, Logan Rodger, … Read more »

Russel’s Dirty Rivers Wrap-up – Latest Green Party Podcast

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman is about to wrap his second annual Dirty Rivers Rafting Tour. Russel has been visiting rivers that are either dangerously polluted, or threatened due to large dam and irrigation projects, and rafting or kayaking them … Read more »

Don McGlashan goes Solo in the North Island

Press Release – Arts on Tour New Zealand

Don McGlashan is back on his bike! Following his cycle accident in March, Don is about to repeat the success of his hugely popular 2010 South Island tour and will present Don McGlashan Solo to North Island audiences. Read more »

Police appeal for information about Serenity’s death

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are appealing to anyone who may have information about the death of a six month old Ngaruawahia baby to talk to Police about what they know, so that someone can be held accountable for her death. Serenity Scott-Dinnigton died in Auckland’s … Read more »

Waikato University opens doors to all

Press Release – Waikato University

More than 3500 secondary school students from Auckland, Northland, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Taranaki will be joined by members of the general public when the University of Waikato opens the doors on May 13. The annual University of … Read more »

Aucklanders know what’s best for Auckland

Press Release – Maggie Burrill

The Auckland Plan (Spatial Plan) is an exciting opportunity enabling Auckland to strategically plan its future; it allows us all to have say on the future of our city. A long term (30year) broad-based document, it will give the big picture as … Read more »

Two further cases of measles confirmed in Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has confirmed two more cases of measles in Auckland. Medical Officer of Health Cathy Pikholz says the new cases, both young infants, shows measles is once again present in the community. In early … Read more »

NZ Transport Agency – Auckland Motorways – 29 April

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 6 May. Read more »

Ethnic peoples forums on Auckland’s future

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel are to host two half day forums for ethnic people to give their views on how to meet the Mayor’s vision of Auckland becoming the world’s most liveable city. Read more »

Collins Comments – ANZAC Day

Press Release – New Zealand Government

This week it was great to see locals, both young and old, turn out to commemorate our fallen soldiers at Papakura’s RSA and Civic ANZAC Day services. Pride and respect for our ANZACs has always been strong in Papakura. On behalf of the community, I’d … Read more »

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