Archive for July, 2011

Ae Marika – Hone Harawira MP – Te Tai Tokerau

Press Release – Hone Harawira

Remember that song by John Hore, “I’ve been everywhere man”? Well this last week has been a bit like that. I’ve been to Ponsonby, Newmarket, Rangitukia, Ruatorea, Gisborne, Auckland, Napier, Hastings, Mangaroa, Kaikohe, Whangarei, Palmerston North, … Read more »

Bach Musica Presents Award-Winning Jazz Pianist John Mackay

Press Release – Alexander Communications

Jazz and classical music are two distinctive genres which most people would not likely pair together, but for award-winning Canadian jazz pianist and composer John Mackay, ‘classijazz’ is a life-long passion of work that he will showcase in Auckland … Read more »

University showcases postgraduate student success

Press Release – University of Otago

The University of Otago’s second Graduate Research Month kicks off next week and promises to be even bigger and brighter than the inaugural event in 2010. Graduate Research Services Director Dr Charles Tustin says Graduate Research Month, which … Read more »

Ding Ding! Prepare to keep safe around Auckland trams

Press Release – Waterfront Auckland

With the installation of tram tracks now complete and operational testing about to begin within Wynyard Quarter, Waterfront Auckland is encouraging cyclists, pedestrians and motorists working in and visiting the area to be vigilant and keep themselves … Read more »

Auckland Traffic Bulletin 31 July – 6 August 2011

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, 5 August. Read more »

Damage to second kiosk restricts toll road service

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers using the Northern Gateway Toll Road on State Highway 1 north of Auckland that the remaining manual payment kiosk at Puhoi was destroyed overnight, and there is a restricted service operating for drivers wanting … Read more »

Winners at Culinary Fare

Press Release – Crown Institure of Studies

Crown Institute of Studies Food & Beverage students outdid themselves at this years Auckland Regional Culinary Fare held in June and National Culinary Fare held in July. Read more »

Guess How Much I Love You to Have Its World Premiere

Press Release – Disney Junior

The much anticipated preschool animated series GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU — The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare from SLR Productions will have its world premiere on Disney Junior in New Zealand and Australia this Father’s Day, Sunday, September … Read more »

Auckland Aces announce training squad

Press Release – Auckland Cricket

The Auckland Aces have announced a 22 man training squad to prepare for the Champions League in September. Read more »

NZ Art Show’s Carla Russell with ‘Breathe’

Press Release – WineSale.co.nz

The winner of the $10,000 Winesale.co.nz Wine Label Art Award 2011 is Auckland artist Belinda Griffiths. The Award was announced last night at the 2011 New Zealand Art Show’s Gala Evening attended by over 1,200 people. Read more »

Rich list highlights poor policy choice

Press Release – Green Party

The minimum wage would be $15.60 if it had increased at the same rate as the wealth of the richest New Zealanders the Green Party said today. Read more »

TUA To Trade Places For Breast Cancer Research Trust

Press Release – Breast Cancer Research Trust

Today (29 July 2011) David Tua will be putting himself up for auction on Trade Me; swapping his boxing gloves for oven gloves in support of the Breast Cancer Research Trust. Read more »

Punches Album Out 8th of August

Press Release – Arch Hill Recordings

PUNCHES will be releasing “Etheria” on the 8th of August 2011 on Arch Hill Recordings. Read more »

Lakes DHB – Rotorua Hospital Redevelopment

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me back to officially open the first stage of the Rotorua Hospital redevelopment. Read more »

First stage of $83m Rotorua Hospital revamp opens

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall is today opening a new three level building at Rotorua Hospital marking the completion of stage one of an $83-million redevelopment. Read more »

Air Quality Specialists Gather to Decide Future Priorities

Press Release – Clean Air Society

Advances in international environmental and air quality science and their real outcomes are to be evaluated at the 20th International Clean Air and Environment Conference. Future environmental priority areas at both a national and international level will … Read more »

Growing gap between rich and poor hurts all Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

It’s a terrible tragedy that some Kiwi parents are having to send their children to school hungry at a time when the richest New Zealanders are enjoying a big boost to their financial fortunes, says Labour Leader Phil Goff. Read more »

Auckland’s date with a war monger

Johh Minto is an Auckland political commentator and activist.

by John Minto
Tony Blair’s fleeting visit to Auckland yesterday via private jet was a pathetic affair which exposed the venality of our corporate elites and their media hangers on.

For Blair this was a fundraiser. By all accounts he’s made some $60 million in guest speaker appearances around the world in recent years. The glib, deceitful showman replacing the glib, deceitful politician. Blair was a tabloid creation and his message remains as shallow and enduring as page three of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World. Read more »

The Nation This Weekend

Press Release – The Nation

1. Judith Tizard (former Auckland Central MP) on the way ahead for Labour. 2. An extended interview with Simon Power on his career, his reforms, his ideas and his future. 3. Ian Duncan Smith (British Work and Pensions Minister) on welfare reform. … Read more »

Shorty Star to run North Island for Ronald McDonald House

Press Release – Many Miles for Mary

Shorty Star to run North Island for Ronald McDonald House Auckland, 29 July – This Sunday, Shortland Street star Ido Drent (Daniel Potts) will attempt to run from Wellington to Auckland in only eight days. Joining a team of three other runners from Many Miles … Read more »

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