Archive for November, 2011

Len Brown says Auckland “on track to becoming world’s most liveable city”

Press Release – Auckland Council
On the same day Mayor Len Brown announced a 2.4% improvement on liveability measures, Auckland has been ranked third in an international quality of life survey, the only Southern Hemisphere city to appear in the top ten. Read more »

Len Brown draws a line in the sand to measure Auckland’s liveability

Press Release – Auckland Council
Auckland Council has developed a scorecard to measure Auckland’s progress as we work towards becoming the world’s most liveable city. Read more »

Hamilton schoolgirls didn’t take Ecstasy; but mother charged with drug possession

News from NZ Police
A mother and daughter at the centre of a Hamilton Police investigation into how a group of secondary school students came to need hospital treatment after taking pills have been charged and referred to Youth Aid respectively. Read more »

Arts Foundation presents awards worth $360,000 at waterfront event

Press Release – Arts Foundation of New Zealand
Ten prestigious awards totalling $360,000 were presented tonight to New Zealand artists at the inaugural Macquarie Private Wealth New Zealand Arts Awards at the Viaduct Events Centre on Auckland’s waterfront. Read more »

Aucklanders’ big breakfast surprise touches Christchurch business owners

Press Release – BNI New Zealand
There was hardly a dry eye in the house this morning when more than 200 Christchurch small business owners and self-employed people were surprised with good wishes and big red Christmas gift hampers – organised by three Aucklanders. Read more »

Centuries of scrapbooking on show at city library

Press Release – Auckland Council
If you think the craze of scrapbooking is a new fad – think again. Scrapbooking has been around since the 15th century and Auckland Libraries is celebrating 500 years of this fascinating hobby with a special exhibition. Read more »

Seven-storey Christmas tree will light up on Friday night

Press Release – Telecom Foundation
What: Lighting of the Auckland Telecom Christmas Tree
When: Friday from 7.30pm with the Tree lighting just after 9.00pm
Where: Te Wero Island, Auckland Viaduct Near Quay Street, by new bridge to Wynyard Quarter.
Map: Read more »

Waipareira Trust getting ready to light its Christmas tree

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust
Te Whanau o Waipareira is preparing for its annual celebration – the lighting of the Waipareira Trust Christmas lights. Read more »

Demonstration on Thursday: save Henderson Square from being privatised

Press Release – Citizens Against Privatisation
Henderson Square (Cathrine St) is not for sale. Keep it as public space. Read more »

Dinosaur coming to life in Henderson, soon to travel to Rotorua

Press Release – Rainbow Springs
A massive dinosaur is coming to life in a West Auckland studio and will soon be trucked south to become a focal point of Rainbow Springs’ new water ride. Read more »

AUT students give awards to their best teachers

Press Release – AUT University
Today students at AUT University recognised teaching staff in this year’s AuSM (Auckland Student Movement at AUT) Awesome Awards ceremony. Read more »

18 Auckland schools to get certificates for commitment to environment

Press Release – Auckland Council
Eighteen environmentally aware schools across Auckland will be recognised for their long-term commitment to sustainability at an Enviroschools celebration on Friday. Read more »

Manukau Maori sports awards to screen on Maori Television

Press Release – Maori Television Service
Top Maori sports people will be honoured at the 2011 MAORI SPORTS AWARDS, which will screen on Maori Television on Saturday, 10 December from 8.30pm. Read more »

Methven profit slumps 25% after string of natural disasters

Report from BusinessDesk by Paul McBeth
Methven, the Auckland-based manufacturer of tapware and bath fittings, posted a 25 percent slump in first-half profit, blaming a sharp downturn in Australian activity and slow rebuilding programmes after a string of natural disasters on both sides of the Tasman. Read more »

Business incubation conference marks ten years of success

Press Release – New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
2011 marks the 10th anniversary of business incubators in New Zealand. The milestone is being celebrated this week to coincide with an international conference that brings together a network of experts and practitioners on science-based regional development and business incubation and is being held in Auckland for the first time. Read more »

Five days of typography training in Parnell in January

Press Release – Type Camp New Zealand
Type Camp New Zealand, a unique five-day typography training event for design students and professionals, debuts at the Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design January 22-26, 2012. Read more »

Three Waitemata police officers each celebrating 42 years’ service

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Three Waitematä police officers will be acknowledged for their long service at a presentation ceremony on the North Shore this afternoon. Read more »

Max Cryer to visit the Whangarei library with his new book of proverbs

Press Release – Whangarei District Council
Auckland author Max Cryer will be at Whangarei’s Central library at 12.15pm on December 15, promoting and signing copies of his latest book Preposterous Proverbs – Why fine words butter no parsnips. Read more »

Kia sponsoring ASB classic tennis

Press Release – Kia Motors
Kia is returning to the tennis courts for a fourth year as titles sponsor of the ASB Classic in early January and as the official vehicle sponsor for the men’s Heineken Open the following week. Read more »

Bacco Room: The Datsuns in January

Press Release – Under the Radar
presents The Datsuns

Wed 18 Jan – Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi – with very special guests the Checks
Thur 19 Jan – Auckland, Bacco Room – with very special guests Street Chant & The Transistors
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