Archive for May, 2012

Employers illegally fire staff using excuse of harsh economic times – Auckland firm

Press Release – Employment Law Experts
Employers are being warned not to use the economic downturn as a cover to illegally dismiss staff. Read more »

Trust tells people to seek alternative transport to Wynyard Quarter

Press Release – Wynyard Quarter Trust
Use public transport, walk, cycle, or carpool when you go down to the Wynyard Quarter. Read more »

Unsettled weather forces Northland speed restrictions – NZTA

Press Release – NZTA
Unsettled weather has delayed the completion of safety improvements to the state highway network in Northland and the NZ Transport Agency says care will be needed at several locations during Queen’s Birthday weekend. Read more »

Men’s health scholarships awarded to nine Unitec students

Press Release – UNITEC
Nine Unitec students have been awarded Men’s Health Scholarships, provided by the New Zealand Men’s Health Trust (NZMHT) to promote men studying in the health sciences. Read more »

International film festival announces music films for 2012

Press Release – NZ International Film Festival
The New Zealand International Film Festival today announced seven music films confirmed for the 2012 programme.
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Massey University signs research agreement with Auckland Council

Press Release – Massey University
The opportunity for research-led planning to help Auckland become, in Mayor Len Brown’s words, “the world’s most liveable city” has gained momentum with the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Massey University and Auckland Council. Read more »

Top athletes challenge Auckland sportspeople to running race

Press Release – Coca-Cola
Are you as fast as an Olympian? The POWERADE Challenge 2012 gives Aucklanders the chance to find out. Read more »

Bill Bailey brings new show to Auckland in October

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
The UK’s best loved comedian brings his brand new live show to New Zealand. Read more »

A Niuean, a Cook Islander and a Samoan join the Māori Battalion….

A play debuting in Auckland explores Pacific Islanders belonging to the 28th (Māori) Battalion during the Second World War. Read more »

Convertible coffee table wins Takapuna student top technology award

Press Release – Techlink
A teenager atteneed a prestigious awards ceremony with the Governor General after being named the top Technology scholar in the country. Read more »

’Dramatic drop’ in drug usage not so dramatic – study

Press Release – Methcon Group
Police and Ministry of Health are celebrating success and claim that they are “winning” the battle against Methamphetamine (P) use in New Zealand after the results of a Ministry of Health survey showed a reduction in Methamphetamine use. Read more »

We will not repeat the Harbour Bridge, says Mayor

Press Release – Auckland Mayor
As international experts lend their support to the Mayor’s rail plans, Auckland Mayor Len Brown has promised there will be no repeat of half-baked transport infrastructure. Read more »

Failed insurance firm boss appears in Auckland District Court on fraud charges

Report – BusinessDesk
The Serious Fraud Office has laid 28 charges against former Herbert Insurance Group boss Grant Herbert, alleging he used client funds to finance his lifestyle. Read more »

New beverage from Auckland entrepreneurs celebrates ginger hair

Te Waha Nui report by Alex Bayes
Two Auckland entrepreneurs are making it cool to be a redhead with their new brand of alcoholic ginger beer. Read more »

Supermarket logistics operation wins top award

Press Release – Thomson Reuters
Countdown Logistics has won the Supreme Award at this year’s New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards. Read more »

Auckland dance crew set to take on the world

Te Waha Nui report by Astrid Gjerde
An Auckland hip hop crew is hoping to be the latest group of Kiwis to conquer the world in an international dance competition in July. Read more »

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble returns to Auckland

Press Release – Action Man
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will bring their unique and acclaimed show to Auckland’s Powerstation on the 20th of July. Read more »

Big changes for Auckland local government stalwart

Press Release – Auckland Communities and Residents
Auckland’s oldest political association is changing its name in a wide-spread organisational change. Read more »

Aucklander has winning entry for $5K Pavlova Song

Press Release – jtlpr

New Zealand has it’s own favourite Pavlova Song, created by Aucklander Ockert van Schalkwyk, 25 and voted for by listeners from national radio station, Classic Hits. Read more »

Argosy sells vacant Albany site at 7% discount to valuation

Article – BusinessDesk
May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Argosy Property, whose shareholders agreed to corporatise the company after buying out the ANZ Bank-owned manager last year, has sold an empty building in Auckland’s Albany suburb for a 7 percent discount. Read more »

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