Archive for April, 2012

Ngati Whatua Orakei wins business excellence award

Press Release – Ngati Whatua o Orakei
Ngati Whatua o Orakei Maori Trust Board received a Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Tribal Strategic Planning from the University of Auckland today. Read more »

Pacific fashion show celebrates women of ‘poly-fabulous’ proportions

Press Release – Auckland Council
A fashion show with a twist is set to take centre stage at the Mangere Arts Centre on Friday May 4. Read more »

Warning signs at Mt Eden reflect faulty private prison plan, says Labour

Media Release – New Zealand Labour Party
National’s prison privatisation plan needs serious rethinking after failing to meet basic performance requirements at Mt Eden prison, Labour says. Read more »

Registration open for Newmarket Young Fashion Designer awards

Press Release – Newmarket Business Association
Registrations for this year’s Newmarket Young Fashion Designer of the Year competition are now open. Read more »

Investigation launched into shutdown of Auckland rail network

Media Release – Transport Accident Investigation Commission
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has opened an inquiry into yesterday’s failure at the National Train Control Centre in Wellington, which led to a temporary shutdown of the Auckland suburban rail network. Read more »

SkyCity initiative will not be effective, says Problem Gambling Foundation

Press Release – PGFNZ
The Problem Gambling Foundation says the proposal by SkyCity to introduce host responsibility initiatives is a move to make the ‘convention centre for pokies deal’ more palatable. Read more »

Auckland businesses shouldering unfair rates burden, claim employers

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association
Though Auckland is a world class city for livability, the business environment is being short changed, the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) told the hearing on Auckland Council’s long term plan today. Read more »

Chemical spill forces road closure in Mangere East

News from New Zealand Police at 3.31pm
Savill Drive in Mangere East has been closed between James Fletcher Drive and Massey Road as Fire Service deal with a chemical spill. Read more »

24 state houses moved from Glen Innes will be recycled, says Housing NZ

Press Release – Housing New Zealand
All of the first 24 houses being removed from Glen Innes will be refurbished and re-used says Graham Bodman, Housing New Zealand programme manager. Read more »

Auckland production company develops new technology to show plight of abandoned dogs

Press Release – Pedigree
New ground-breaking technology developed in New Zealand is set to revolutionise the movie-going experience and is being brought to life by a charity aimed at helping abandoned Kiwi dogs. Read more »

Young leaders need to change the public image of South Auckland, MP says

Media Release – New Zealand Labour Party
Young leaders at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate Senior School in Otara were challenged by Manukau East MP Ross Robertson to prove wrong the public’s negative perceptions of South Auckland. Read more »

Downer wins Auckland Council contracts worth $224m

Article – BusinessDesk
Downer EDI said it has won a series of contracts worth more than NZ$224million with Auckland Council and its transport company for maintaining roads, parks, playgrounds and sports fields and a wide range of buildings from council offices to residential properties. Read more »

Property Trust sells Beca House in Pitt Street for $55m

Media Release – Kiwi Income Properties Limited
Kiwi Income Property Trust has entered into an unconditional contract to sell Beca House at 21 Pitt Street, Auckland. Read more »

Ngati Whatua o Orakei chief executive resigns; trust assets total $400m

Media Release – Ngati Whatua
After 14 years as Chief Executive of the Ngati Whatua o Orakei Maori Trust Board, Tiwana Tibble has decided the time is right to move on. Read more »

Crestwood resident celebrating 100th birthday, and still laughing

Press Release – Anne Wentworth
John Wentworth celebrates his one-hundredth birthday on Monday. Read more »

Nearly 7000 graduating from University of Auckland next week

Press Release – University of Auckland
Central Auckland will take on a celebratory air next week as thousands of graduates and their families converge for The University of Auckland’s Autumn Graduation. Read more »

Hobsonville Air Force Base memorial to be unveiled this weekend

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
The nearly 75 years of wartime and peacetime service of personnel based at Hobsonville Air Force Base is to be recognised through a new memorial. Read more »

Auckland street artist honoured as cultural ambassador in Los Angeles

Press Release – Auckland Council
Multi-disciplinary Auckland artist Askew One has been honoured under the Los Angles Sister Cities programme for his role as a mentor in contemporary public art. Read more »

Who is the young woman found in Tay Street Reserve? Police seek help

News from NZ Police
Balmoral Police want help identifying a young woman found in the Tay Street Reserve, Western Springs, at 7am on Thursday morning.
She’s possibly a Polynesian aged between 17 and 25, although she had no identification documents on her when found. Read more »

Veteran’s widow raising money for cancer during Auckland-to-Christchurch walk

Media Release – New Zealand Defence Force
The wife of a late army veteran will complete a cancer charity walk from Auckland to Christchurch on May 1 as part of Sisters in Arms, retracing the steps of her husband who made the walk five years earlier. Read more »

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