Archive for January, 2012

$3000 grants to three Auckland theatre companies, and the art gallery

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
Arts organisations and venues will become more accessible this year, thanks to eleven grants provided by Creative New Zealand for projects ranging from sign language interpretations and audio described performances to music workshops and concerts for disabled children and young adults, and improved physical access. Read more »

Cancer Society organising auction for Valentine’s Day

Press Release – Cancer Society
This Valentine’s Day, Cancer Society Auckland is hosting a Trademe auction, to raise funds to help them support families living with cancer. Read more »

National Cider Day to be launched at Sale St

Press Release – Monteith’s
Kiwis’ burgeoning love of cider will be celebrated two days ahead of Valentine’s Day when Monteith’s launches the first-ever ‘Monteith’s National Cider Day’ on Sunday 12th February. Read more »

Auckland region free of bovine TB

Press Release – TB Free NZ
Cattle and deer herds in the Auckland region are again free of bovine tuberculosis (TB) now that an infected property on the Awhitu Peninsula has been cleared of the disease. Read more »

Kia Motors supporting women’s duathlon series

Press Release – Kia Motors
Kia Motors has got behind a series of events to help real women become fitter and healthier in New Zealand. The REAL Women’s Series which starts in Auckland next month is a nationwide programme, based around duathlons (running and cycling), which are designed for women who are less interested in competitive sport, but still want to challenge themselves in the company of others. Read more »

Awards launched for top 10 Chinese business figures

Press Release – Chinese Business Figures Awards
The first Chinese Business Figures Awards was officially launched last month by four major Chinese media companies in New Zealand. Read more »

Aucklanders challenged to alcohol-free month

Press Release – FebFast
The Drug Foundation is challenging Aucklanders who say they are moderate drinkers to put their money where their mouths are by taking up FebFast’s fun February challenge. Read more »

Heavy traffic and long delays near Mission Bay and Devonport

News from NZ Police at 12.33pm
There are reports of very heavy traffic along Tamaki Drive driving towards Mission Bay and also heading into Devonport on the North Shore. Read more »

Ben 10 Live: Time Machine coming to Auckland in April

Press Release – The Publicity Machine
The TV show Ben 10 is viewed in over 2.9 million Australasian homes making it one of Cartoon Network’s most popular daily programmes. Following the worldwide success of the stage show BEN 10 LIVE, Life Like Touring are proud to announce they are bringing the latest live action production – Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE: Time Machine – to New Zealand this April school holidays. Read more »

21-year-old man arrested for last April’s murder of six-month-old Serenity

News from NZ Police
Waikato Police are crediting the tenacity of their investigation team and the support of local agencies and the community for the arrest of a man in relation to a nine-month-old homicide case. Read more »

New motorway viaduct at Newmarket opens 17 hours ahead of schedule

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
The northbound lanes of Auckland Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) have been re-opened by the NZ Transport Agency, 17 hours ahead of schedule and traffic has been switched to the new northbound Newmarket Viaduct. Read more »

700 tonne gantry shifted across Newmarket Viaduct

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
The NZ Transport Agency has successfully completed the shift of the large lifting gantry on the Newmarket Viaduct on Auckland’s Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) – an operation that has required the full closure of the motorway’s northbound lanes. Read more »

Wellington Firebirds inflict shock defeat on Auckland Aces

News from NZ Cricket
The Wellington Firebirds have underscored the adage that absolutely nothing can be taken for granted in the Ford Trophy one-day competition. They did so by inflicting a shock, heavy defeat on competition leaders Auckland in Auckland today. Read more »

Ockham’s Razor wins Karaka Million at Ellerslie

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock
The 2012 $1 million Restricted Listed Karaka Million (1200m) – New Zealand’s richest race – celebrated its fifth running at Ellerslie tonight and was impressively taken out by the Australian trained – New Zealand bred Ockham’s Razor (NZ). Read more »

Auckland kitchen designer moves to the Bay of Plenty, for new lifestyle

Press Release – Vivette Reid

Nicola Cumming enjoys her new outdoor office among her gardens at home.

One of Auckland’s leading, award-winning kitchen designers, Nicola Cumming of Nicola Cumming Design, recently moved to the Bay of Plenty and is expanding her successful business here. Read more »

Categories announced for Auckland’s first Indian community and sports awards

Press Release – SPROUT
Sprout is proud to announce the categories for the first Indian Community and Sports Awards (ICSA). The awards will recognise Indian sports people at the grassroots level in pursuit of excellence and will honor outstanding contributions by Indians in the community. SPROUT will host the inaugural Awards ceremony on 26th May 2012 at the new 4 star Sudima Hotel near Auckland International Airport. Read more »

Anniversary Day Regatta, with hundreds of sailing craft on the harbour

Press Release – Regatta News
Flying Cats, Water Dragons, Waka and a beautiful pea-green boat are assembling for the Oceanbridge Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta on Monday Read more »

Auckland Transport providing more buses for Anniversary Weekend

Press Release – Auckland Transport
More buses will operate in central Auckland on Anniversary Day and trains will run more frequently on some of the rail network throughout the weekend. Read more »

PM opens national yearling sales

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock
Prime Minister John Key will again show support for the New Zealand thoroughbred industry as he makes a return to Karaka to provide the official opening for New Zealand Bloodstock’s 86th National Yearling Sales Series on 30 January. Read more »

Occupiers defend their right to protest – rally at Britomart

Press Release – Occupy Auckland
#OANZ rally to defend the right of peaceful protest.
Starts at 3pm Saturday. Britomart. Central Auckland Read more »

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