Archive for February, 2012

Auckland Airport’s half-year profit up by 5.5 per cent to $69m

Report from BusinessDesk
Auckland International Airport, New Zealand’s biggest gateway, posted a 5.5 percent increase in first-half profit on passenger growth and said full-year earnings would be “at the higher end” of its guidance. Read more »

Polyfest at Manukau Sports Bowl soon

Press Release – ASB Polyfest
The Manukau Sports Bowl will come to life in a fortnight’s time with the 37th staging of the ASB Polyfest. Read more »

Restaurant offering a taste of the south coming to the waterfront

Press Release – Botswana Butchery

A ‘slice of Queenstown and Wanaka’ is heading to Auckland with the launch of Botswana Butchery in a waterfront position in the heart of the city. Read more »

Otahuhu College and St Paul’s to play in Eden Park curtain-raiser

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League
Otahuhu College and St Paul’s College will meet in the curtain-raiser to the Kiwis vs Kangaroos VB Test at Eden Park on April 20. Read more »

ITC Scholarships for two high school students

Press Release – International Travel College
Two high school students recently each received a $2500 scholarship towards their study at the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC). Read more »

Northcote driver killed when his car hits transformer on northwest motorway

News from NZ Police
The driver was killed when his Nissan Skyline crashed and hit a power transformer on the NorthWestern Motorway last night. He was Kawati Ross Timoti, a 22 year old from Northcote. Read more »

Hundreds of aged care workers to strike and march

Press Release – NZNO
Up to 1500 caregivers, nurses and service workers employed by New Zealand’s largest rest home chain, Oceania, will walk off the job tomorrow morning at 8.30am in the first of a series of strikes. Read more »

Judges to decide who is funniest new face at Q raw comedy quest

Press Release – Raw Comedy Quest
Over 50 New Faces Have Already Signed On For The 2012 Raw Comedy Quest. Heats Kick Off Next Monday. It is the bungy jump of stand-up comedy where we take man’s greatest fear, public speaking, and add the expectation of being funny. Read more »

Chinese film star to campaign for more tourists to Auckland from China

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
Campaign to cement Auckland as tourism hotspot for China using celebrity pulling power and social media Read more »

Auckland consumers will end up paying for port disruption, say employers

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Federation
All of Auckland is losing from the disruption at the port and consumers throughout the country will end up paying extra because of it, the Employers & Manufacturers Association says. Read more »

Australian workers pledge “total support” to striking Auckland wharfies

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand
Ports of Auckland workers received a massive boost today from Sydney for their campaign for secure jobs. Read more »

Pasifika theme at Auckland Libraries

Press Release – Auckland Council
Visit Auckland Libraries during Pasifika and get a feel for the Pacific Islands through stories, books, music and family history. Read more »

Auckland Transport relationship manager joins Aids Foundation Board

Press Release – New Zealand AIDS Foundation
Two people with a wealth of skills in governance and strong connections to the gay and HIV positive communities have been appointed to the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) Trust Board. Read more »

Ryan Adams at the Civic next week

Press Release – Frontier Touring Company
After a succession of powerful worldwide performances, Ryan Adams returns to Auckland next week to play an intimate one-man show. Read more »

Man pleads guilty to five charges of motor trade finance fraud

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office
A further guilty plea was made today in the Auckland District Court by one of the defendants charged for his role in a scheme to defraud Dunedin-based vehicle finance company Motor Trade Finances Ltd, following an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office. Read more »

Ports advertising in Australia for contract staff, claims union

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand
Ports of Auckland management are putting advertisements on Australian websites for a replacement contracted-out workforce on the Auckland waterfront. Read more »

Ports of Auckland families tell their story online

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand
Ports of Auckland workers and their families struggling to defend secure jobs and their livelihoods have taken their message to the people in a three minute video online at Read more »

Massey student seeks Auckland sex addicts for individual treatment study

Press Release – OCSB Trial
I am a Massey University student conducting research through the School of Psychology as part of a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I am seeking participants for a treatment outcome study on out-of-control sexual behaviour (OCSB). Read more »

Council pleased: Pukekohe’s new CCTV cameras reveal anti-social behaviour

Press Release – Auckland Council
The CCTV cameras installed recently in Pukekohe’s town centre to reduce crime and nuisance behaviour are already paying off. Read more »

What if Len Brown held a cake stall to pay for the city rail link?

Opinion by Phil Twyford
John Key’s Government seems determined to torpedo any proposal to raise funds for Auckland’s City Rail Link. Read more »

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