Archive for June, 2012

Auckland University ranks in top 50 for six subjects

Press Release – THE-QS World University Rankings
New Zealand universities feature prominently in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, a global ranking that compares universities across 29 individual disciplines. Read more »

National carpool website launches

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Auckland Transport and the Greater Wellington Regional Council have joined forces to launch a new carpool website set to become the market leader in New Zealand for commuter carpooling. Read more »

Mission receives more than 1500 pairs of jeans for homeless

Press Release – Paul Blomfield
With more than 500 ‘hidden homeless’ on Auckland streets each night this winter and around 40% of those under the age of 24, Volcom’s Give Jeans a Chance campaign has proven to be both a timely and highly effective campaign. Read more »

Screen and digital content companies launch strategy

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
Game and digital media developers are joining forces with Auckland’s film industry in a new initiative to unlock the city’s economic potential across the wider screen and digital content sector. Read more »

Heavy metal recycler tops list of green companies

An Auckland-based heavy metal recycling company has topped a list of 50 companies making money from improving the environment.

Press Release – New River
New Zealand’s first definitive list of companies making money improving the environment has just been launched by strategic research company New River. Read more »

New science centre will cost university more than $200m

Press Release – University of Auckland
The University of Auckland is to invest more than $200 million in a major redevelopment that will provide state of the art research and teaching facilities for its Faculty of Science and a new entranceway to the University. Read more »

Auckland mental health patient charged with murder

News from NZ Police
Police have named the 36-year-old man who was found dead at his home in Balmoral Road, Auckland yesterday. Read more »

‘The Pride’ plays at Auckland’s Herald Theatre in August

Press Release – Silo Theatre
Silo jumps back to the future when THE PRIDE plays at Auckland’s Herald Theatre from August 10th.


‘The Pride’  written by Alexi Kaye Campbell, directed by Sophie Roberts Read more »

Auckland and Wellington host Going Global Music Summit 2012

Press Release – Independent Music New Zealand
Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2012 will be happening again in Wellington and Auckland this September and the dates are listed below. Read more »

Seafood extract helps treat asthma in youth, says Auckland group

Press Release – Asthma Auckland
The results of a childhood asthma trial conducted in New Zealand point to a popular Kiwi seafood extract improving the quality of life for young people with asthma, says Asthma Auckland. Read more »

Minister launches earthquake educational ads at Mt Roskill school

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Civil Defence Minister Chris Tremain today launched the new Get Ready series of advertisements at Mt Roskill primary school in Auckland. Read more »

Heavy Metal Ninjas to perform in Auckland

Press Release – Action Man
Heavy Metal Ninjas will perform in Auckland in August as part of their full NZ Tour. Read more »

Auckland show announced as part of Mumford & Sons NZ Tour

Press Release – Blackout Music Management
Band Mumford & Sons have announced an Auckland show in November as part of their New Zealand stopover tour.
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Popular Australasian fabric fair set to come to Auckland

Press Release – Bubbalino
A New Zealand fabric phenomenon that’s giving vintage textiles and haberdashery new life is being held in Auckland in August. Read more »

Auckland set to hold ‘Getting Glamorous for Gynae’ charity auction

Press Release – New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation
Auckland City is set to hold the “Getting Glamorous for Gynae” gala dinner and charity auction, helping to raise funds for gynaecological cancer research. Read more »

MP’s speech to Auckland Youth Justice mini-conference

Speech – New Zealand Government
Associate Minister of Justice speaks to Auckland Youth Justice about his experiences in parliament. Read more »

New luxury houseboat company set to explore Auckland’s riverlands

Press Release – Discovery River Cruises
Kiwi company Discovery River Cruises is set to begin taking passengers to explore the Auckland Riverlands, found 35mins south of Auckland City and stretching down to Port Waikato. Read more »

NZTrio presents Lightbox at Auckland’s Q Theatre Loft

Press Release – NZTrio
Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, and a very bright, albeit busy future, the renowned NZTrio – Justine Cormack, Ashley Brown and Sarah Watkins - continue their sell out Loft Series with their second concert, Lightbox, taking place on July 22nd at Auckland’s Q Theatre Loft. Read more »

42 Below search for NZ’s best bartenders kicks off in Auckland next month

Press Release – 42 Below
Starting in Auckland on July 8th, 42BELOW will be bring a taste of CWC to a town near you in a series of ball busting regional heats. Read more »

Auckland restaurant shortlisted for design awards

Press Release – Roxy
Auckland restaurant the Roxy is a finalist in this year’s Restaurant and Bar Design Awards. Read more »

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