Archive for August, 2011

1400 extra trains during Rugby World Cup; more buses and ferries too

News from Auckland Transport
Trains will run into the early hours all week during Rugby World Cup 2011 so Aucklanders can get involved in the many things happening around the city. Read more »

Key plans for city centre and waterfront endorsed by Auckland Council

Press Release – Auckland Council
Two key parts of the Auckland Plan have been endorsed and adopted for consultation by Auckland Council today. Read more »

Auckland Transport’s East Coast Road upgrade wins national roading award

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Auckland Transport’s East Coast Road Widening project was a winner at the 2011 Roading NZ Excellence Awards this week. Read more »

New Lynn’s first shared-space street opens, new focal point for town centre

Press Release – Auckland Transport
New Lynn’s Totara Avenue West is now one of Auckland’s newest shared space streets. Created by Auckland Transport, the shared space transforms Totara Avenue West into a slow-speed zone that creates a more pedestrian-friendly retail area and focal point for New Lynn’s town centre. Read more »

New Lynn factory to close, 135 employees to lose their jobs

Press Release: Supplied via Mediacom press release distribution
Huhtamaki is to close down its manufacturing unit in New Lynn, New Zealand. The unit is currently loss making. The closure will affect approximately 135 employees. Read more »

Ebisu restaurant named winner of people’s choice award

Press Release: Fuse
Take 60 central city restaurants, three weeks of great eating and thousands of amateur Auckland foodies-turn-food-critics and you have the perfect recipe to determine the 2011 BIG little City People’s Choice Restaurant Winner. Read more »

Pacific Islands politicians coming to Auckland for Leaders’ Forum on Tuesday

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Prime Minister John Key will host leaders from around the Pacific in Auckland next week, as the 42nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting gets underway on Tuesday. Read more »

Telecom demerger by end of November, Reynolds flags exit

Report from BusinessDesk
Telecom Corp. expects to split its business into separate retail and network entities by the end of November, and will replace chief executive Paul Reynolds in the 2012/13 financial year. Read more »

Albany students creating space satellite software

Press Release – Massey University
A team of Massey University engineering students at Albany is building software for New Zealand’s first spacecraft. Read more »

Medical students to protest at Sky City on Gamblefree Day

Press Release – Action On Smoking And Health
Auckland’s SkyCity Casino will be the venue for a different sort of wedding on Gamblefree Day, Thursday 1 September at 12 noon. Read more »

Something for every age in two new books from Auckland Art Gallery

Press Release – Auckland Art Gallery
Two wonderful new art books will be published as part of the celebrations for the re-opening of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki this coming weekend. Read more »

UK comedy superstar coming to the Civic

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
“King of the Universe…Comic Genius…Entertainment Incarnate!”
AUCKLAND CIVIC THEATRE WEDNESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
Book 0800BUYTICKETS (0800 289842) www.buytickets.co.nz

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 9am
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Warkworth ten-year-old raises money for Africa appeal

Press Release – UNICEF
Kiwi kids are rallying behind UNICEF NZ’s (UN Children’s Fund) Horn of Africa Appeal. Generous young people across New Zealand have been baking cakes, creating artwork and emptying piggy banks to raise funds for the millions of children suffering in the Horn of Africa. Read more »

Fashion Week: New Starfish collection offers theme of revolution and shooting stars

Press Release – The Body Shop
Last night Starfish showcased their celestial Lunatopia Autumn/Winter 2012 collection at New Zealand Fashion Week to rave reviews. Read more »

Waiwera Water gives grant to artist

Press Release – Zzili Global Branding
Waiwera Water NZ Ltd has awarded New Zealand-based artist, Gabby O’Connor, an art grant and is exhibiting her work at the brand’s concept store until the 8th of September. Read more »

Triangle TV: Do mothers determine the sex of their babies?

Press Release – Triangle TV
The Russian scientist Theodosius Dobzhansky wrote: “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”. Read more »

Tourist trail highlights best of Auckland’s art and culture


Pah Homestead

Media release from the Auckland Council
Experience Auckland’s warm hospitality with HeART of the Nation’s unique cultural tourist trail, From the Waka to the Pah, which starts on September 1. Read more »

Four Auckland schools competing in netball championships in October

Press Release – Netball NZ
16 Secondary school teams including four from Auckland have earned the right to compete at the 2011 New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Championships at Napier’s Pettigrew Arena from the 11th-14th October. Read more »

Hana O’Regan accepts prestigious AUT Fellowship

Press Release – CPIT
CPIT strengthened its alliance to the new wave of energy in the field of language revitalisation when the institute’s Dean of Te Puna Wanaka and Kaiarahi Hana O’Regan accepted a fellowship to the International Centre for Language Revitalisation (ICLR) at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) recently. Read more »

Waikato University honouring veteran teacher of Māori language

Press Release – University of Waikato
Not being allowed to learn Māori at high school was the catalyst for a life-long career in Māori teaching and championing Māori rights for Cathy Dewes. Read more »

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