Archive for September, 2012

Triathletes’ last chance at points before Auckland Grand Final

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand
The best triathletes in the world will race tomorrow (NZT) at the Yokohama round of the ITU World Triathlon Series in a last ditch attempt to earn points before the season ending Barfoot & Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final in Auckland over Labour Weekend. Read more »

Having fun with TPP issues: national cartoon competition launched

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey
The 16th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be held in Auckland from 3-12 December, presumably at Sky City as that was the venue of the December 2010 round. Read more »

University’s Politics Week will be “one to remember,” says student


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Press Release – AUSA
Every year the Auckland University Students Association invites MPs and organisations onto campus for a week of debates, discussion and deliberation. Read more »

Auckland and Tauranga ports launch their new PortConnect portal

Press Release – Joint Media Statement
Ports of Auckland and Port of Tauranga today launched their single window container management portal – „PortConnect’. With the introduction of this portal the two largest ports in New Zealand will provide leadership in the industry to shave costs and increase the efficiency of the supply chain. Read more »

Chorus confirms UFB plans for next year; Pukekohe on the list

Press Release – Chorus
Chorus today confirmed its plans for the third year of its Ultra-Fast Broadband deployment, with Pukekohe on thte lsit for the ufb network next year. Read more »

Richmond Road pupils first to have “books and brekkie” with Tessa Duder

Press Release – New Zealand Book Council
The New Zealand Book Council Launches Books and Brekkie: a programme that encourages children to read more Read more »

First sales confirmed at On Water Boat Show

Press Release – Marine Industry Association
Several people made the decision to buy a new or second-hand boat during the first two days of this week’s Auckland On Water Boat Show. And with more than 100 boats on display, those looking to buy have plenty of options to choose from. Read more »

Restored De Havilland Mosquito makes first flight before Ardmore airshow

Press Release – Dr Richard Waugh
The first flight yesterday of the restored World War II de Havilland Mosquito in Auckland, prior to the airshow celebration at Ardmore Airfield tomorrow, is of international significance in the aviation industry. Read more »

Mayor to celebrate Chinese National Day

Press Release – Auckland Council
The Mayor of Auckland is congratulating the People’s Republic of China on the 63rd anniversary of its proclamation in 1949. Read more »

Northpower connects with Australian fibre network leaders

Press Release – Northpower
Northpower’s growing stature in fibre networks has culminated in a visit this week from the Australian Government Select Committee on the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN). Read more »

Food Awards winners announced at Langham

Press Release – Massey University



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The 2012 winners of the New Zealand Food Awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Langham Hotel in Auckland on Thursday night. The awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of New Zealand food products and businesses. Read more »

Heritage Festival: Highwic under scrutiny

Press Release – Historic Places Trust
Highwic, the NZ Historic Places Trust property in Newmarket, will come under close scrutiny as the star attraction of several upcoming Auckland Heritage Festival events. Read more »

Heritage Festival event: On the Upside Down of the World

Press Release – Michael King Writers’ Centre
The Michael King Writers’ Centre has organised an exciting theatrical event as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. It is a performance of the one-woman play On the Upside Down of the World, starring Laurel Devenie. Read more »

Media Design School graduate to represent NZ in New York

Press Release – Media Design School
Auckland’s Media Design School graduate Hayley O’Connor aka Hayley Heartbreak will travel to New York to see her illustration projected into Times Square as part of a promotional campaign for New Zealand. Read more »

16 teams in world softball championships on North Shore in March

Press Release – ISF Men’s World Softball Championships
1 October at 9:00 am marks the public launch of ticket sales for the ISF Men’s World Softball Championship which takes place at Rosedale Park on Auckland’s North Shore between 1-10 March. Read more »

The Pretty Things at the Power Station

Press Release – Mushroom Group
‘ BANNED ‘ from NZ for 47 years …
THE PRETTY THINGS ARE BACK
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Three Art in the Dark winners named

Press Release – Philips Lighting
The top three winners of Philips Lighting’s Art in the Dark 2012 competition have been announced. Art in the Dark is Auckland’s premiere free, community light art event which will be held in Ponsonby’s Western Park on the evenings of Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November. Read more »

Marriage Equality debate: Louisa Wall and Colin Craig

Press Release – AUSA
On Tuesday 2nd of October, the Auckland University Students Association will be hosting a Marriage Equality debate as part of Politics Week. Read more »

Jade Louise and Donell Lewis: EP release party at the Flight Lounge


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Press Release – Frequency Media
DNK World Music Artist Donell Lewis will perform alongside ‘The GC’s’ Jade Louise at a joint EP release party at Flight Lounge on Thursday 11 October. Read more »

17-year-old Auckland driver joining Team Kiwi at Bathurst

Press Release – Team Kiwi Racing
A milestone in the history of New Zealand’s Team Kiwi Racing will be celebrated next weekend at the holy grail of motorsport events with the all Kiwi team making its tenth start at Bathurst’s Mt Panorama, Australia on 5 October. Read more »

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