Archive for November, 2012

500 negotiators from 11 countries – for trade negotiations starting in Auckland on Sunday

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the arrival of over 500 negotiators from 11 countries to Round 15 of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, which runs from Sunday till 12 December in Auckland. Read more »

Yachting Gold Medallists Take Top Honours

Press Release – Sport Auckland

Yachting Gold Medallists Take Top Honours At Auckland Sports

Olympic yachting 470 gold medallists Jo
Aleh and Olivia Powrie have added another honour to their
already impressive year after being named the supreme
winners at the Sport Auckland Sporting Excellence awards
held at Alexandra Park last night. Read more »

ComCom takes issue with Vector on regulated rates of return

Article – BusinessDesk

ComCom takes issue with Vector on regulated rates of

By Pattrick Smellie

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) –
The Commerce Commission says Auckland electricity network
monopoly Vector is wrong to claim it is being subjected to
regulated costs of capital higher than its Australian
counterparts. Read more »

New pricing limits for electricity distributors; Vector must cut its prices

BusinessDesk report by Pattrick Smellie
The Commerce Commission says Auckland electricity network monopoly Vector is wrong to claim it is being subjected to regulated costs of capital higher than its Australian counterparts. Read more »

New Zealand Health Innovation Hub Appoints Chief Executive

Press Release – Health Innovation Hub

30 November 2012


New Zealand Health Innovation Hub
Appoints Chief Executive
Read more »

Gen-i to invest in new Auckland and Wellington data centres

Press Release – gen-i
Gen-i today announced the company will build new greenfield data centres in Wellington and Auckland. This follows Gen-i’s recent investment in a new Christchurch data centre, currently being developed in partnership with Christchurch International Airport. Read more »

Aucklanders are finalists for Folk Tui awards

Press Release – RIANZ
Auckland artists have taken two of the three finals berths for New Zealand’s Best Folk Album of 2013. Auckland-based solo artist Brenda Liddiard and alt-country group Great North join Wellington-based duo French For Rabbits in the line-up, announced today by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ). Read more »

Waterfront report hardly bold – it gets a D

Opinion from Auckland Heart of the City
Here at Heart of the City we have long advocated for a long term view on the development of our waterfront. We have long championed a rethink of how our waterfront performs and serves a modern urban economy. Read more »

Marsden Point Port could grow bulk, containerised freight business – study

Press Release – Northland Regional Council
Northland’s multimillion dollar port at Marsden Point has significant capacity to accommodate growth in both bulk and containerised freight, a new study looking at upper North Island ports over the next 30 years shows. Read more »

TEU Vol 15 No 42 – Govt attacks on academic ‘undemocratic’

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

Govt attacks on academic

prime minister and the minister of trade have both attacked
Massey University academic Mike Joy this week. The Prime
Minister told the New Zealand Herald this week, in
reference to Mike Joy, that New Zealanders had to be careful
not to run the country down with research that “might not be
factually correct”. Read more »

Weird and Wonderful re-opens at Auckland Museum

Press Release – Auckland Museum

Eye to eye with a dinosaur at the relaunch of Auckland Museum’s Weird & Wonderful Gallery
Auckland Museum’s Weird & Wonderful Gallery has re-opened ready for the summer holidays and for its 20th year entertaining kids and families. Read more »

If you’re 90 or over, the Zoo will give you free admission, to celebrate its 90th

Press Release – Auckland Zoo
In celebration of its 90th anniversary on 17 December, Auckland Zoo is inviting everyone 90 years or older to come into the Zoo free over the next two weeks (3-14 December). Read more »

Alt Group wins at Australian Design Biennale

Press Release – Alt Group
Auckland based multidisciplinary design company, Alt Group, has achieved further design heights by winning a Pinnacle Award at the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) Design Biennale Awards in Melbourne. Read more »

Get cracking and put your pav skills to the test

Press Release – Nosh
Caster sugar: check. Egg whites: ditto. Elbow grease: of course. You’ve almost got all you need to enter the fourth annual Nosh Pavlova competition. And with the weekend ahead, it’s a great time to get your recipe sussed before email entries close at 12 noon on Monday. Read more »

Nine groups collaborating for disability celebration

Press Release – The Cube
A joint venture between nine disability service providers is using the International Day of People with Disability celebrate their close collaboration. The Cube seeks to streamline the experience of young people with disabilities looking for opportunities in Auckland. The group is hopeful that the aggregated model might be replicable across the country. Read more »

A couple of losers steal the show in new Auckland short film

Press Release – Media Design School
Fans of Clerks and Dazed and Confused rejoice, Media Design School offers a new spin on the slacker comedy with Shelved, a short film featuring computer-generated images (CGI) and visual effects. Read more »

Kiwi music stars named to perform at launch of Telecom’s Christmas Tree

Press Release – Telecom New Zealand


Telecom announced today that some of New Zealand’s hottest musicians will be coming together in a Christmas track collaboration at the opening night of the Telecom Christmas Tree this Saturday. Read more »

Cyclists cycling 1400km to Power Shift in Auckland

Press Release – Power Shift
Five cyclists left Dunedin on the 12th of November to embark on a 1400km journey to Auckland. Their unsupported cycle ride is expected to take 23 days, where they will arrive in Auckland on the 5th of December. They will have a media entrance the next day at 2.30 at the band rotunda in Albert Park. Read more »

MPs endorse national youth summit in Auckland

Press Release – UN Youth Association Of NZ
Members of Parliament from all sides of the political spectrum have united to invite young New Zealanders to apply to be participants at the 2013 Youth Declaration conference. The endorsements come ahead of the opening of applications for the conference on 1 December. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares at new 5-yr high; Sky TV, Tower gain

Article – BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares edge up to new 5-year high; Sky
TV, Tower gain

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand
shares edged up to a new five-year high as Sky Network
Television surprised investors with a special dividend and
Tower said it would return capital to shareholders after the
sale of its medical insurance business. Read more »

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