Archive for September, 2011

AA calls for red light cameras in all major cities

Press Release – AA Media Centre
Red light cameras should be used to improve road safety in all major New Zealand cities, according to the Automobile Association. Read more »

High Court rejects Chow brothers’ bid to throw out adjudication on Palace Hotel

Report from BusinessDesk by Paul McBeth
Wellington property developers and brothel owners Chow Group failed in its bid to throw out a building-dispute adjudication over an unpaid $837,000 bill. Read more »

Auckland Council plan will lock out young and poor from housing, says Brash

Press Release – ACT New Zealand
ACT Party Leader Don Brash today labelled the Auckland Council’s proposal to change the ‘Metropolitan Urban Limit’ into an even tighter ‘Rural Urban Boundary’ ridiculous and discriminatory, saying it would lock the young and the poor out of housing in Auckland for the next 30 years. Read more »

Netball: Waitakere 51 defeat Southland 46

Press Release – Netball New Zealand

Samoa v South Africa – leave early to avoid congestion, says Auckland Transport

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Fans heading to the Samoa v South Africa Rugby World Cup match on Friday night are being encouraged to leave early to avoid congestion. Read more »

Plan to restrict parking in St Mary’s Bay, with permits for residents

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Auckland Transport is about to begin public consultation on a proposal to create a residential parking zone in St Mary’s Bay. The consultation will open on Monday and run for four weeks, closing on Friday 28th October. Read more »

Unitec double-bill offers Italian satire and Brazilian comedy

Press Release – UNITEC
Audiences will laugh, cry, but ultimately relate to the social messages prophesised in two plays being staged by Unitec’s year two acting students in October, says the school’s head of acting, John Davies. Read more »

New Zealand School Of Dance on stage in Auckland

Press Release – The New Zealand School of Dance
Students from the New Zealand School of Dance will be on stage in Auckland next week, performing in three shows as part of Tempo Dance Festival. Read more »

World Cup hype shows that rugby is our surrogate religion, says Albany historian

Press Release – Massey University
A Massey University religious historian says the hype and intensity surrounding the Rugby World Cup proves the game is still a surrogate religion in New Zealand. Read more »

Auckland University professor awarded James Cook Research Fellowship

Press Release – The Royal Society of New Zealand
Four researchers from New Zealand universities have been awarded prestigious James Cook Research Fellowships to undertake concentrated work in their fields of expertise for two years. Read more »

New publisher chooses Auckland author’s young adult story as first book

Press Release – Pear Jam Books
Auckland author Phillip W Simpson had done what many aspiring authors dream of – he had secured interest from the agent of Stephenie Myers, author of the Twilight series, for his new book. But instead of pursuing potential multi-million dollar contracts with American agents, Simpson has chosen to take a non-traditional publisher for his first book for the trade market, marking what could herald a new era and the death of traditional book publishing. Read more »

Seminar in Pukekohe offers advice for new businesses

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
An Auckland organisation is helping new businesses start off on the right foot. Six months ago Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development launched its Starting off Right programme in Auckland south, helping business owners avoid common pitfalls that can hamper the success of new businesses. Read more »

Lawyer Annette Sykes to contest Waiariki electorate for Mana Party

Press Release – Mana Party
Prominent criminal and civil rights lawyer and social justice campaigner, Annette Sykes, was endorsed at a Waiariki Electorate hui last Thursday and confirmed by Mana’s national executive as the candidate for the Waiariki electorate. No other nominations for the large Bay of Plenty situated Maori electorate were received when nominations closed last week. A hui of local members to formally endorse her candidacy has been set for Rotorua on Thursday. Read more »

Construction begins on Waikato expressway’s Ngaruawahia bypass

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Construction on the Ngaruawahia Bypass section of the Waikato Expressway is now underway. Read more »

Shane Jones’ criticism of waterfront waka disloyal, says Ngati Whatua leader

Press Release – Ngati Whatua
A Ngati Whatua leader is angry the Waka Maori venue for Auckland’s waterfront is continuing to be used as a political football. Read more »

Man charged over duck-shooting death on family farm near Waiuku

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Counties Manukau Police have charged a 57 year-old man with careless use of a firearm causing death in relation to an incident in Waiuku on which resulted in the death of 53 year-old Eric Phillip Bright. Read more »

LinkedIn reveals the top peeves in NZ offices

Press Release – LinkedIn
New data from LinkedIn finds professionals in New Zealand can’t stand complainers in the office while Australians can’t stand the mess you leave in the microwave Read more »

Example and DJ Wire at Rhythm and Vines

Press Release – Rhythm and Vines
Example is the next big thing in Britrap. DJ Wire is the next big thing in Drum and Bass. Together, these two are unstoppable. Read more »

Gull discounting its petrol prices till 10am today

Press Release – Gull Petroleum
Gull New Zealand will be running a discount day commencing at 7am on Thursday at all Gull branded sites. Read more »

Auckland Airport to sell $100m of six-year bonds

Report from BusinessDesk
Auckland International Airport Ltd., New Zealand’s busiest, plans to sell $100 million of six-year bonds to retail investors. Read more »

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