Archive for February, 2013

Improved access for Manukau community to ultrasound diagnostics

Press Release – ProCare Health
Counties Manukau Health has expanded a successful pilot initiative to increase access to enable more than 4,600 people in the next 6 months to get ultrasounds ordered by their GP (but paid for by the DHB) from community radiology providers. This is instead of going on to a hospital waiting list. This means that people can see a GP, and, when appropriate, be referred to a community radiologist and not have to join the public hospital waiting list for diagnosis. In most cases, the ultrasound can be done within a week, which is convenient for the patient and also frees up the hospital to focus on acute radiology patients. Read more »

EECA Business to help Auckland Airport achieve energy savings by 2020

Press Release – Auckland Airport
Auckland Airport today signed up to the EECA BUSINESS Energy Management Programme, with EECA Programme partner ECOsystems, to help it achieve a 20% reduction in energy use per passenger by 2020. Read more »

Robyn Malcolm returns to the Auckland Theatre Company

Press Release – Auckland Theatre Company
Robyn Malcolm (AGENT ANNA, OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE) returns to the stage to star in Auckland Theatre Company’s stylish and captivating production of MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW, a new play by award-winning Auckland playwright Dean Parker, which opens on Thursday 11 April, 8pm at the Maidment Theatre. Read more »

Ngati Ōtara Park welcome new cycle track

Press Release – Auckland Council
Residents of Ōtara will today welcome a new cycle track to their recreational hub, Ngati Ōtara Park. Read more »

New Pacific Showcase Market on Saturday

Press Release – Pacific Showcase
Visit the Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront this Saturday 2nd March for an all-day event full of activities at the Pacific Showcase Market, Auckland’s newest Pacific market. Read more »

Pasifika: Auckland set to celebrate Pacific style

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
There’s only 10 days until Western Springs Park transforms into an ‘island paradise’ as it hosts 10 nations in a colourful celebration of Pacific culture. Read more »

Auckland Motorways overnight closures

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
Overnight Motorway Closures
3 March – 8 March 2013
The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Read more »

Local businesses challenged to enter awards

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
Is your business up to the challenge? That’s the question from the organisers of this year’s local business awards as they call for entries in the annual competition. Read more »

Off-spinner Singh joins Aces for local derby

Press Release – Auckland Cricket
Off-spinner Bhupinder Singh is the only change in the Aces 12 announced to face the Northern Knights in Hamilton tomorrow in the second round of the Ford Trophy. Read more »

Auckland Council to be given thousands of submissions against poker machines

Press Release – No More Pokies
The ‘No More Pokies’ community coalition will be delivering thousands of written submissions to Auckland Council on Thursday at 1.30pm. Read more »

Auckland Airport reports record number of international passengers in January

Press Release – Auckland International Airport
The 720,213 international customs passengers processed at Auckland Airport in January were the most ever processed in a month. January 2013 surpassed January 2012 as the busiest month ever, even though January last year included Chinese New Year (which falls in February in 2013). Read more »

Perpetual lateness, reliable unreliability – an open letter to Auckland Transport

Opinion by Tim Watkin in Pundit
Dear Auckland Transport, Veolia and all those others who make up the mish-mash of operators and overseers of Auckland trains. Read more »

What’s happening on the North Shore? Police find a sixth cannabis-growing house

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Police and staff from the Organised Financial Crime Agency New Zealand (OFCANZ) are examining another property believed to have been used as a cannabis grow-house on Auckland’s North Shore. Read more »

North of the Harbour Bridge – an official drought is declared

Press Release – Auckland Council
The Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy has today officially declared a state of drought for rural areas north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, with other regions likely to soon follow. Read more »

Refreshed Mansion House ready for the future

Press Release – Department of Conservation
The Department of Conservation’s $1,045,000 24-week upgrade to Kawau Island’s Mansion House is reaching its final stage of completion, and Aucklanders now have an opportunity to have their say on the future use of the historic building and its surrounds. Read more »

Auckland law students flying to Hong Kong for international Red Cross competition

Press Release – NZ Red Cross
Three Auckland University law students will next week travel to Hong Kong to represent New Zealand at an international humanitarian law (IHL) moot competition. Read more »

Flames continue in Matakana; 70 firefighters at work, with digger and copter

Press Release – Auckland Council
Active flames in Dome Valley Matakana remained well within the containment lines overnight. Read more »

From worst to best – turnaround continues at Waitemata Health Board

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board
Waitemata DHB has continued its sterling performance against the Government’s national health targets, consigning to its past the historic problem area of long wait times in its emergency departments. Read more »

Lion Foundation gives money to Auckland Coastguard for new vessel

Press Release – Lion Foundation
The Lion Foundation is delighted to report over $7m granted to communities across New Zealand for the months of January and February 2013. Notable grants include substantial contributions to Auckland Coastguard as they begin work on a replacement rescue vessel; the purchase of 4WD emergency response vehicles for St John in the South Island and for more ambulances right across the country. Read more »

Easter Show yields medal haul for Yealands Wine Group

Press Release – Yealands
Yealands Wine Group has begun 2013 with a flourish, with its range of Sauvignon Blanc starring in a haul of 28 medals at the highly competitive Royal Easter Show Wine Awards. Read more »

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