Archive for October, 2012

Council planning deal with CoOp taxis to provide fixed fares to get people home

Press Release – Auckland Council
A dramatic drop in alcohol-related incidents and a new way to get home safely after a night out in Auckland’s city centre are key legacies of the Mayoral Taskforce on Alcohol and Community Safety. Read more »

Labour wants affordable housing in Hobsonville – “John Key’s backyard”

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party
John Key’s own backyard could provide affordable housing opportunities, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Annette King. Read more »

Fletcher carves up steel unit in tough trading environment

Report from BusinessDesk by Paul McBeth
Fletcher Building, New Zealand’s biggest listed company, has carved up its steel unit, which has struggled in a tough trading environment, to better reflect the industry’s changing market demands. Read more »

Jetstar cuts its prices – 3000 one cent fares every week

Press Release – Jetstar
More seats, less cents sale – domestic airfares* for one cent each
• 3,000 airfares for one cent each will be made available by the end of the week
• Entire domestic network included in the sale campaign – Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin Read more »

Antitrust regulator approves Vodafone’s takeover of TelstraClear

Report from BusinessDesk
The Commerce Commission has given the green light to Vodafone New Zealand’s $840 million takeover of TelstraClear, saying there isn’t any significant business overlap between the two telecommunications carriers. Read more »

Schoolgirls help save woman in mobility scooter who fell into the Waikato River

News from NZ Police
A group of secondary school girls and yet to be identified members of the public today helped rescue a woman who fell several metres into the Waikato River in her mobility scooter. Read more »

Whakatane dad wins $55,000 Isuzu ute in search with on-line clues

Press Release – Isuzu
A 42 year old orchard manager used his daughter’s rubber dingy to help outwit thousands of other hunters and win a brand new ute valued at $55,000. Read more »

Monday is last day for feedback on public transport

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Time is running out to have your say on the future of public transport services in Auckland. Read more »

University leading research project to immunise more children

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Health Minister Tony Ryall welcomed today’s announcement by the Health Research Council of New Zealand to provide $445,000 grant funding for a project that aims to further increase immunisation rates for children. Read more »

Celebrities in “ultra-slow motion” Britomart campaign to curb youth suicide

Press Release – Y for Youth
An ultra-slow motion film will bring the wall above Britomart Country Club to life. Read more »

New South-East Asian cultural festival in Greenlane

Press Release – from Albert-Eden Local Board
The Albert-Eden Local Board invites Aucklanders to ASEAN Festival—a brand new cultural festival showcasing the arts, culture and cuisine of South-East Asia. Read more »

Tablets a winner for Maori Studies

Press Release – Eastern Institute of Technology
EIT’s Te Manga Maori students have found using tablets helps them learn about Maori music and musical instruments. The tablets were trialled as part of a pilot project in developing the Level 5 course Maori Music and Musical Instruments, Te Puoro me nga Taonga Whakatangitangi, for blended delivery in the Bachelor of Arts (Maori) programme. Read more »

Unitec presenting Dance Showcase

Press Release – Unitec
Coming to the Raye Freedman Arts Centre on 22-25 November
Unitec Department of Performing & Screen Arts presents its 2012 Dance Showcase
MMXII: The Future

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Unitec’s graduation musical is Jacques Brel

Press Release – Unitec
Unitec Department of Performing & Screen Arts presents its 2012 Graduation Musical …
Jacques Brel is Alive And Well And Living in Paris
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Bestselling author to speak at museum

Press Release – Auckland Museum
Pulitzer Prize finalist and international bestselling author of Longitude Dava Sobel will give a public lecture at Auckland Museum next month. Read more »

Another search for musical stars

Press Release – Grit PR
Aiming to Uncover the Best Musical Talent in New Zealand
In celebration of the new Musik and Film Inc. affiliate office in Auckland, the international distributor is searching for New Zealand’s best musical talent with the launch of its first annual Kiwi Star Search competition and television series. Read more »

The Rubens play Evolution @ Real Groovy on Saturday

Press Release – MG Promotions
In town to support The Black Keys, The Rubens will play a short set at Real Groovy Records, Queen Street this Saturday at 2.15pm. Come along and check out the alternative blues-rock act from Sydney and buy their debut self-titled album that entered the ARIA chart at #3 on release. Read more »

NorthTec opens new Creative Centre – Toi Te Pito

Press Release – NorthTec
NorthTec, Northland’s largest tertiary institution, officially opened its new Creative Centre – Toi Te Pito on Friday. Read more »

Association of Graduate Employers plans summit

Press Release – NZAGE
New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers (NZAGE) Summit
Tuesday 20th November, Crowne Plaza Hotel Auckland. Read more »

No quick fix to solve housing affordability, English says

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
Aucklanders will have to wait as long as another nine months before they will have a better idea how the government plans to make housing more affordable for low and middle income earners. Read more »

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