Archive for May, 2012

Auckland Airport to undergo review on disclosure regulation

Press Release – Commerce Commission
Auckland Airport will be reviewed by The Commerce Commission to find out how effective information disclosure regulation is working in the airports sector. Read more »

Auckland to host photo exhibition from international volunteers

Press Release – Volunteer Service Abroad

Auckland will host travelling photo exhibition Windows to another world later this month, created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Volunteer Service Abroad. Read more »

Pakuranga student to help rebuild NZ’s green reputation at UN convention

Press Release – NZ Youth Delegation to Rio 20
Pakuranga College student Ben Dowdle (17) will travel to Rio de Janiero next month to rebuild New Zealands clean, green image at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Read more »

Outdoor ice skating comes to Aotea Square

Te Waha Nui report by Ciara Pratt
Aotea Square will become a winter wonderland with the introduction of a new temporary outdoor ice skating rink next month. Read more »

Nationwide talent search for Auckland’s Christmas In The Park

Press Release – Coca Cola Christmas In The Park
The producers of Auckland’s Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, now in its 19th year, are searching the nation for this year’s most talented new stars to perform in the popular Christmas musical production.

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Indecent assault at Blockhouse Bay concerns police

Press Release – New Zealand Police
At about 5.30pm on Tuesday 29th of May 2012 a female Chinese student and recent arrival to New Zealand got off a bus on Blockhouse Bay Road at the intersection with Margate Road, Blockhouse Bay. Read more »

Papakura Station upgrade to begin this weekend

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Papakura Station will move a step closer into the future with the next stage of upgrade works starting Queens Birthday Weekend. Read more »

Man missing from Botany Downs

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Police are concerned for the safety of George Tait who is missing from Botany Road, Botany Downs. Read more »

Honda set to ‘green up’ South-East Auckland

Press Release – Honda NZ
Honda staff and customers will get together tomorrow to help ‘green up’ Duder Regional Park, located in South-East Auckland.  Read more »

Photo show captures daily life across the globe

Te Waha Nui report by Eva Evguenieva

The Auckland Festival of Photography has kicked off with the show 1 Day/6 Cities, in which photographers in six different cities depict the daily life of ordinary people through their lenses. Read more »

Samoa 50th celebrates independence anniversary with Auckland ceremony

Press Release – Simon Matafai
A unique gathering is about to take place to remember Samoa’s 50th Anniversary of Independence. Samoa 2012 Jubilee year will see a number of important community events to mark this special milestone. Read more »

New book examines innovative era of music and dance

Press Release – University of Auckland
A new book has just been published that surveys the ground–breaking collaborations between choreographers, composers, artists and dancers on the pre-war stage in Paris, France. Read more »

NZ residential building slows in April, despite housing demand in Auckland

Report – BusinessDesk
By Paul McBeth
The pace of New Zealand residential building issuance slowed last month, even as demand increased for new housing in the country’s biggest city, Auckland. Read more »

Auckland credit check firm spreads its wings in Arabian Gulf

Report – BusinessDesk
By Pattrick Smellie
Auckland-based credit check bureau Veda is chasing opportunities in the Gulf states, with the announcement of a joint venture in Dubai with Saudi Arabian business partners. Read more »

Bruce Jesson Foundation calls for journalism award nominations

Press Release – Bruce Jesson Foundation
“Independent journalism in New Zealand is in crisis and it is by no means certain that it will survive,” claims Auckland University political scientist Dr Joe Atkinson. Read more »

Focus on family for Smokefree Day 2012

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service
Smoking is “incredibly destructive to our people’s health, massively expensive for our country and detrimental to our communities” says Auckland Mayor, Len Brown. Aucklanders seem to agree, if the drive towards a Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 is anything to go by. Read more »

Help with Auckland business funding for R&D

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
West Auckland businesses looking for research and development funding can now talk to a specialist in the field. Read more »

Auckland-based company posts record FY profit on NZ, Australia units

Report – BusinessDesk
By Jonathan Underhill
Mainfreight, the biggest road transport company on the NZX 50 Index, posted record annual sales and profit on growth in New Zealand and Australia, while reporting that the Wim Bosman business missed an earn-out target. Read more »

SOBA City of Ales beer festival to be held in Auckland next month

Press Release – Society Of Beer Advocates
SOBA (the Society Of Beer Advocates) is delighted to announce the inaugural City Of Ales beer festival, to be held in Auckland on Saturday 23rd June 2012. Read more »

French photographer holds exhibition exploring NZ identity in Mt Eden

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
A photographic exhibition by Jocelen Janon Read more »

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