Archive for July, 2012

SPCA set to educate public about humane farming at Auckland Food Show

Press Release – RNZSPCA
Public will be educated about the new SPCA Blue Tick initative - given to foods farmed humanely – at this weekend’s Auckland Food Show. Read more »

Auckland Zoo horticulture curator wins supreme award

Press Release – Landscaping New Zealand Awards
The Auckland Zoo curator of horticulture has won the supreme award at last weekend’s Landscaping New Zealand Landscapes of Distinction Awards.

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‘Friends of Jane Bishop’ to take on Auckland Transport

Press Release – Better World Campaign
Auckland Transport has been asked to withdraw the report it provided that blames cyclist Jane Bishop for her own death.

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Attention wannabe master chefs: The Food Show begins in Auckland this Friday

Press Release – The Food Show
Auckland’s The Food Show is set to start at the ASB Showgrounds this Friday.

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Greens criticize North Auckland motorway planning

Press Release – Green Party
The same consultants who suggested the Puhoi to Wellsford motorway made little economic sense in 2008 are now investigating building the $1.65 billion dollar white elephant, Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Ann Genter said today.
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Auckland City Mission issues desperate call for donations

Press Release – Auckland City Mission
The Auckland City Mission is urgently calling for donations as this year’s Winter Appeal struggles to meet target. Read more »

Productivity Commission chair awarded

Press Release – University of Waikato

Monday 30 July, 2012

Productivity Commission chair awarded

The man who’s chairing the government’s new Productivity Commission and who led the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for more than a decade will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato. Read more »

Turia launches South Auckland Rheumatic Fever Prevention Project

Speech – New Zealand Government
Last Friday Turiana Turia launched the Rheumatic Fever Prevention Project in South Auckland.
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6pm news brings missing Auckland toddler home

News from NZ Police
Missing Auckland toddler Alyssa Barker was found safe and well on Saturday after a women who watched the 6pm news alerted police that the child was staying with her.

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Whangarei man questioned over homicide

News from NZ Police
Police are talking to a 29-year-old Whangärei man in relation the homicide inquiry that was launched this morning after the body of a woman was found in a city stream. Read more »

Auckland Wind Orchestra – concert in two weeks

Press Release – Auckland Wind Orchestra
The Auckland Wind Orchestra will be holding it’s next concert in two weeks time.  Read more »

Calls for specialist courts for harmful sexual behaviour

Press Release – Rape Prevention Education
Any Harmful Sexual Behaviour Must Have Specialist Assessment and Specialist Courts, says Rape Prevention Education Auckland. Read more »

Physical inactivity confronted by lecture series

Press Release – University of Auckland
Physical inactivity is one of the greatest health problems of the 21st century. Although research indicates benefits from exercise in disease prevention and treatment, compliance is poor. Read more »

Auckland principals oppose league tables for schools

Press Release – Auckland Primary Principals’ Association
Auckland Primary Principals’ Association members are continuing to oppose the use of league tables to rank schools according to data generated by the National Standards. Read more »

Land costs 60 per cent of total cost of Auckland homes – Banks

Press Release – ACT New Zealand
ACT Leader John Bank today welcomed Finance Minister Bill English’s comments that ‘house prices are ridiculously high’ and that housing affordability was a ‘turn off’ for young kiwis. Read more »

Man wanted after being chased from bank during failed robbery

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Avondale CIB are appealing for information about a man who unsuccessfully attempted a robbery at the ASB bank in Avondale at 10.37 Friday morning.

Security camera picture of a man in a green hoodie entering a bank.
If you know who this man is, call Police
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Auckland boutique food industry on show

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
Six local businesses will help promote Auckland’s bourgeoning boutique food industry at next week’s Food Show. Read more »

Work starts on Albany pool after 20 years of asking

Press Release – Auckland Council
Preliminary work is beginning on the Northern Recreational Facility in Albany, which is to include a community swimming pool. Read more »

Overnight Motorway Closures: 29 July – 4 August 2012

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 03 August. Read more »

Students arrested during protest against Glen Innes evictions

Press Release – Quality Housing For All
Police arrested four students protesting against Glen Innes housing evictions late last night. Read more »

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