Archive for June, 2012

Aucklanders line up for live TV presenter role

Press Release – The Shopping Channel
Hundreds of aspiring TV hosts and presenters braved the cold, getting in early this morning in Auckland to queue up for the chance to become New Zealand’s latest television talent. Read more »

Auckland print company Logick wins NZ award

Press Release – Pride In Print
The “wow” factor of a logo sheet so complex many printers would have baulked at the challenge saw the 2012 New Zealand Pride In Print Awards Supreme Award deservedly won by Auckland’s Logick Print & Graphics. Read more »

Glen Innes Music & Arts Centre gets council upgrade

Press Release – Auckland Council
The Glen Innes Music and Arts Centre will receive $8 million funding from the Auckland Council for a design upgrade. Read more »

Meadowbank man recognised for 25 years of service to Coastguard

Press Release – Coastguard
Local Meadowbank man, Campbell Hope, received a long service award in recognition of his 25-plus years of service to Coastguard New Zealand on Tuesday night. Read more »

North Shore plan change threatens valued heritage buildings, says local board member

Press Release – Grant Gillon
“Local residents are in shock at the latest proposals from Auckland Council again threatening local heritage,” said Kaipatiki Local Board member Grant Gillon today. Read more »

Glenfield man recognised for 25 years of service to Coastguard

Press Release – Coastguard
Local Glenfield man, Gordon Cattermole, received a long service award in recognition of his 25 years of service to Coastguard New Zealand on Tuesday night. Read more »

Forsyth’s Hallwright found guilty of reckless disregard over road rage incident

BusinessDesk Article by Hannah Lynch
Guy Hallwright, a Forsyth Barr analyst, has been found guilty of reckless disregard for the safety of others, causing grievous bodily harm. Read more »

Rate increase for Howick ward well above regional average

Press Release – Dick Quax
Auckland Council has swung its public relations apparatus into action selling the new rates set by Council, according to Howick Councillor Dick Quax who voted against the rate increases. Read more »

Blockhouse Bay man recognised for 25 years of service to Coastguard

Press Release – Coastguard
Local Blockhouse Bay man, Steve Mowbray, received a long service award in recognition of his 25 years of service to Coastguard New Zealand on Tuesday night. Read more »

Funding approved for turning Shed 10 into cruise terminal

Press Release – Carnival Australia
Carnival Australia welcomes today’s final step in funding approval for the transformation of Shed 10 into a multi-use cruise terminal and events facility. Read more »

‘Funeral march’ along Queen St to protest end of TVNZ 7

Press Release – Save TVNZ 7
The campaign to save public service television is holding a huge funeral march tomorrow (Saturday 30th) in Auckland.

People marching with banners
Protesters in Wellington marched from Civic Square to Parliament on Thursday.
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Psychiatrists concerned about media portrayal of mentally ill

Press Release – The Royal ANZ College of Psychiatrists
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ New Zealand National Committee is concerned about media commentary regarding psychiatric patients in the community following the recent sad death of a man in Auckland. Read more »

Dotcom search warrant decision relates to evidence obtained for US

Press Release: Crown Law
There has been a degree of confusion in the media as to certain aspects of justice Winkelmann’s decision, yesterday, holding that a number of search warrants executed in the Dotcom matter were illegal. Read more »

Police actions in Dotcom case need independent review, say Greens

Press Release: Green Party
The actions of the Police in connection with the Kim Dotcom case need to be scrutinised by an agency such as the Independent Police Conduct Authority, Green Party Police spokesperson David Clendon said today. Read more »

Kim Dotcom wins court challenge that police action unlawful

Article – Businesswire

June 28 (BusinessDesk) – Kim Dotcom, founder of the Megaupload website being pursued by US authorities for multiple copyright breaches, has won a challenge to the legality of police searches in New Zealand. Read more »

Auckland student protest group announces rally

Press Release – Blockade The budget
Auckland students are preparing to take to the streets again, this time for an education ‘show & tell’ on Saturday 21st of July. Read more »

College netball grand final: Tu Toa v Mount Albert Grammar

Press Release – Netball New Zealand
A fierce rivalry that dates back to 2006 will once again come to a head in College Netball’s Grand Final between Palmerston North’s Tu Toa and Auckland’s Mount Albert Grammar on Sunday evening. Read more »

Trade in human organs should be legalised, claims research

Press Release – University of Auckland
Failing to legalise the trade of body organs is fuelling a global black market and killing sick and vulnerable Kiwis. Read more »

256,000 households face average 8.1 per cent rates increase, says Brewer

Press Release – Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer
Auckland Council signed off its $58 billion 10-year budget today with over a quarter of a million Auckland households facing significant rates rises from next month,” says Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer. Read more »

Politicians, celebrities and business leaders sleep rough to raise money for homeless

Press Release – AUT University
Business leaders, politicians and celebrities swapped their home comforts for a concrete floor to raise awareness and money for Auckland’s homeless last night. Read more »

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