Archive for September, 2011

Auckland clay artist offering Maori Angels

Press Release – Maori Art Market

Carla Ruka’s Mahuri

Visitors and locals will be able to take home their own symbol of Aotearoa mythology with the Maori Angel clay pieces created by Auckland local and contemporary Maori clay artist Carla Ruka. Read more »

Five Auckland players named in Netball NZ’s list of 26

Press Release – Netball NZ
Netball New Zealand has announced the 26 players selected for the 2011/2012 NZU21, National and Emerging Talent Accelerant Squad. Read more »

PureBlack Racing’s Dan Barry wins centennial Taranaki event

Press Release – Pureblack Racing
Dan Barry has won Taranaki’s Round the Mountain race in its centennial year. The win at the cycling classic is a continuation of the strong form PureBlack Racing demonstrated in their debut season in the US this year. While the team returned seven weeks ago the race was only the second back on home soil for the team. Last week PureBlack Racing secured all the podium spots and six of the top ten places in the Taupo to Napier race. Read more »

Schools cordoned and traffic stopped after report of firearm in car; 3 men arrested

News from NZ Police
Peak hour traffic was bought to a standstill in East Hamilton this morning as Police responded to reports of a group of a person with a firearm, resulting in two schools having to enact emergency plans to safeguard students. Read more »

Council and contractors agree to be co-operative and positive

Press Release – Auckland Council
Auckland Council has signed a memorandum of understanding with the New Zealand Contractors’ Federation and Roading New Zealand, promoting strong and productive working relationships between council and the two representative bodies. Read more »

Henderson office building sells for $7.3m

Press Release – NPT Limited
NPT Limited’s Auckland property at 36 Sel Peacock Drive, Henderson has been sold unconditionally for $7.301 million. Settlement will take place on 7 November. Read more »

$35m shopping centre seen as the way to resurrect Putaruru

Press Release – News A Plenty
An impressive long-term project to turn a disused sawmill site in Putaruru into a 14.5 ha supercentre in the North Island’s rural heartland has entered the development stage. Read more »

Auckland management company buying PFI contract from AMP Capital

Report from BusinessDesk
DPF Management Ltd., a closely held Auckland-based property group, has agreed to acquire the management contract for NZX-listed Property For Industry from AMP Capital Investors, almost doubling the size of the portfolio it oversees. Read more »

Harbour Bridge off-ramp closed for two nights

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
OVERNIGHT MOTORWAY CLOSURES
2 – 6 October 2011
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, 7 October. Read more »

Waiheke Island’s Te Whau vineyard on the market for the first time

Press Release – Bayleys
Described by London’s Wine International Magazine as: “One of the most achingly beautiful and dramatic places a vineyard has ever taken root” and “World Class” by USAToday, America’s leading national newspaper, Waiheke Island’s Te Whau Vineyard has been placed on the market for the first time. Read more »

Breast screening begins in Whangaparaoa; soon Orewa and Warkworth

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board
Fully digital breastscreening services have arrived in Whangaparaoa with the upcoming visit by BreastScreen Waitemata Northland’s new mobile unit. Read more »

Pharmac board meets in Auckland for first time, meets DHB staff

Press Release – PHARMAC
Getting closer to district health boards, on whose behalf Pharmac aims to spend $777 million this year, took on a new meaning today. For the first time the Pharmac Board’s monthly meeting was held outside Wellington. Meeting at the Auckland District Health Board’s Auckland City Hospital, PHARMAC Board members and staff took the opportunity to engage with DHB clinicians and managers and to discuss matters of mutual interest. Read more »

100 extra buses, 100 extra trains for fans heading to Scotland v England

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Extra trains and special event buses will again be operating for fans heading to Saturday’s Scotland v England Rugby World Cup match at Eden Park. Read more »

Trains and buses will take families to Mt Smart

Press Release – Auckland Transport
People going to Mt Smart for the free family event and to watch the NRL Grand Final on the big screen this Sunday can travel by public transport to the stadium. People are encouraged to plan their travel and check out transport options to the stadium. Read more »

Auckland Mayor should give a flag challenge to Manly Mayor, says councillor

Press Release – Cameron Brewer
Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says Auckland Mayor Len Brown should put out the challenge to Manly Mayor Jean Hay to fly the Warriors club flag on the Manly Town Hall for a week if the Warriors win Sunday’s NRL Grand Final on the condition that if the unforeseen happened the Auckland Town Hall would fly the Manly Sea Eagles flag for a week. Read more »

11,000 rugby fans took buses to North Harbour game

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
Transport to and from the South Africa v Samoa match at North Harbour Stadium ran well this this evening with many fans travelling from the South to the North Shore using buses. Read more »

Big Day Out 2012: twentieth year of handcrafted festivals

Media release from Big Day Out
Hello all and welcome to the Big Day Out.
Yikes… 20 years of Handcrafted Festivals, no one saw that happening in 1992. A milestone rarely achieved by any festival will become reality for us when we stage our 20th year of BDO festivals. Read more »

Royal New Zealand Ballet announces four blockbuster seasons for next year


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Photo of Sara Havener 2012 Cinderella, by Ross Brown.

Press Release – Royal New Zealand Ballet
The Royal New Zealand Ballet will present four mesmerising seasons of dance for New Zealand audiences next year – and there’s something for everyone. Read more »

Youthtown opens a new Papakura branch with community day

Press Release – Youthtown
Police Minister and MP for Papakura Hon Judith Collins opened Youthtown’s new branch in Papakura at an official function followed by a community open day. Read more »

75% support for red light cameras on high-risk CBD intersections

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Auckland Transport today released an evaluation report on a red light camera pilot undertaken in Auckland’s central business district (CBD) from 2008 to 2011. The pilot was conducted to monitor and assess the impact of the cameras on red light running, including the impact on crashes and pedestrian injuries. Read more »

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