Archive for February, 2012

Starting Monday: traffic delays and fewer lanes at Panmure roundabout

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Drivers are warned to expect delays at the Panmure roundabout and on part of Ellerslie-Panmure Highway from Monday. Read more »

University university students told to take care crossing the road

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Auckland Transport’s new pedestrian campaign targets tertiary students returning to class urging them to take more care around pedestrian intersections. Read more »

New shopping centre planned for Takapuna Beach

Press Release – Mt Hobson Properties
A projected 2 million residents are expected in Auckland City and surrounding suburbs by 2050. As the population reaches upwards of this number, the soon to be super city will need adequate accommodations. Read more »

Auckland Libraries offer Sony music catalogue – millions of choices

Press Release – Auckland Libraries
Auckland Libraries members now have access to millions of music files from the Sony Music catalogue – for free. Read more »

Ant Timpson wins Creative Entrepreneur award

Press Release – Arts Regional Trust
Ant Timpson, a self-confessed ‘filmhead’ who has spent over 25 years encouraging and enabling kiwis to watch, make and love movies, has tonight been awarded the inaugural ART Creative Entrepreneur of 2012 at a gala event at Auckland’s Floating Pavilion. Read more »

Hunua brewery seeks 500 tasters for its new pale ale

Press Release – Boundary Road Brewery
Indian Pale Ale lovers wanted – no cowboys please.
The Boundary Road Brewery is at it again and looking to round up a group of beer intellectuals for a taste experience to determine the next brew to be released by the Hunua-based brewery. Read more »

Exciting plans for College of Massage, under new ownership

Press Release – The New Zealand College of Massage

Exciting times lie ahead for the New Zealand College of Massage

Exciting times lie ahead for the New Zealand College of Massage (NZCM) and for New Zealand’s world-leading sports and physical therapies industries, following the purchase of the NZCM by the New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS). Read more »

Creditors take over Metro GlassTech after writeoff of off $179m

Report from BusinessDesk by Paul McBeth
Metro GlassTech, the AUckland-based building glass manufacturer, wrote off $179.1 million as debts mounted, prompting its lenders to take over the company. Read more »

NZ January building consents rise, but 10 per cent decline in Auckland

Article – BusinessDesk
New Zealand home building consents rose last month, with the biggest increase in Canterbury, reflecting rebuilding efforts in Christchurch after the devastating earthquakes. Read more »

Point England’s edible garden helping people blossom

Press Release – Auckland Council
A community garden in Point England has received a funding boost that will ensure plenty of vegetables are planted this winter. Read more »

Expo to celebrate disability

Press Release – Big Event Expo
March 9-10 signals the start of Auckland’s largest celebration of all things disability. Read more »

Off-road triathlon on North Shore aims to help medical research

Press Release – Colliers International
Seventy-two teams will gather at the starting line on Sunday for the inaugural Colliers Corporate Team Off-Road Triathlon, a new annual event which will raise funds for Cure Kids. Read more »

As losses continue, Auckland motor manufacturer starts to cut costs

Report from BusinessDesk by Hannah Lynch
Wellington Drive Technologies, the unprofitable Auckland-based maker of energy-efficient motors, said it has embarked on a drive to slash costs and lift cash flow. Read more »

Eden Terrace man arrested, charged with sex and drugs offences

News from NZ Police
A four-month investigation by an Auckland City Police Child Exploitation Team has resulted in the arrest this morning of a 56 year-old Eden Terrace man who will appear in the Auckland District Court today on several drug and sex offence charges, including sexual violation and indecent assault. Read more »

Schools not named, but Minister launches inquiry into employment of sex offender

Scoop.Auckland
Announcing an inquiry yesterday into the employment of a sex offender in several schools, Education Minister Hekia Parata did not provide information on which schools were involved. However it’s evident that they are Auckland schools, as the Herald reports that Manukau police have confirmed a 41-year-old man connected to the case was arrested on fraud charges on February 21. He appeared in court on February 22 and is still in custody. Read more »

Auckland professor named as hearing hero

Press Release – National Foundation for the Deaf
The National Foundation for the Deaf is delighted to announce that the inaugural Hearing Hero Award has been awarded to Professor Peter Thorne CNZM, PhD. Read more »

New medical and health sciences Dean named for Auckland University

Press Release – University of Auckland
After an international search, Professor John Fraser has been appointed as Dean of Medical and Health Sciences at The University of Auckland, becoming both the first alumnus and the first non-clinician to hold the position. Read more »

Ice sculptures of Steven Joyce at Auckland University, as protest against fee rises

Press Release – Auckland University Students Association
The Auckland University Students’ Association is welcoming students back to campus during Orientation Week with a dramatic stunt to highlight rising fees. Read more »

Hamilton constables follow their noses, arrest man for growing cannabis

News from Waikato Police
Police officers usually rely on the abilities of their canine colleagues to sniff out offending – but not this morning, when two Hamilton constables showed a keen nose for trouble. Read more »

Point Chevalier couple receive council grant to plant native trees on Kaipara coast

Press Release – Auckland Council
Thomas and Mahrukh Stazyk are gearing up for another busy season of tree planting on the property they plan to one day gift to the Auckland region. Read more »

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