Archive for February, 2013

Yet-to-be-completed Newmarket commercial building signs tenant

Press Release – Bayley’s Real Estate
Auckland’s newest green star office building already has tenants signed up for more than half of its space close to 10 months ahead of completion – with infrastructure company Watercare Services as its anchor tenant. Read more »

Samoan author at the Cloud on Saturday

Press Release – Pacific Showcase
Fans of the Telesa Series will have the chance to meet the acclaimed author and get their books signed this Saturday 2nd March at the Pacific Showcase at the Cloud on the Auckland Viaduct. Read more »

Comedy: Stephen K Amos – The Spokesman

Press Release – NZ International Comedy Festival

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Big leap forward in breeding of rare frog at Auckland Zoo

Press Release – Auckland Council

Archey’s adult

For the first time, New Zealand’s critically endangered Archey’s frog – the world’s most evolutionarily distinct amphibian – has been successfully bred from a long-term captive population at Auckland Zoo. Read more »

Federated Farmers Deal Opens Way For GMOs In Hauraki Gulf

Press Release – GE Free NZ

Deal With Federated Farmers Opens Way For GMOs In Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

An agreement has been struck between Auckland Council and Federated Farmers to remove a statement prohibiting GMOs in the Hauraki Gulf Islands despite strong public opposition. Read more »

Fresh Gallery Otara set to re-open

Press Release – Auckland Council

FRESH 2 exhibition

Otara can look forward to a newly extended arts facility space, with the highly anticipated re-opening of Fresh Gallery Otara. Read more »

Mayor in the Chair at Swanson school

Press Release – Auckland Council
The Mayor is inviting Waitakere and Swanson locals to an informal community meeting on Tuesday 12 March. Read more »

Family fun with ducks at zoo

Press Release – Department of Conservation
It’s been a bumper breeding season for the whio, New Zealand’s threatened species of native duck that are only found in fast flowing waters. Read more »

Ben Hurley & Steve Wrigley team up again

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Two of the heavy weights of New Zealand comedy team up once more for what is sure to be one of the biggest and undoubtedly best shows of the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival. After the sell-out success in Rangatira at Q Theatre in Auckland 2012, the boys return with new stories, stand ups and guests.

Such was the success of last year’s show it has been picked up by TV3 with four hour long episodes being filmed around the country in early 2013 for broadcast later in the year. Ben and Steve: World Famous In… will showcase their unique format of unscripted banter as they dual host and invite stand up comics and celebrity guests to join them. It has won over audiences and promises to be something that will keep them laughing long after they have left the theatre.

The chemistry between Ben and Steve goes back to their formative comedy years in Wellington. Since then they have both won the Billy T Award and between them a Fred Award, NZCG Best Male Comedian and NZCG Best MC.

As two of the stars of TV3’s 7Days Ben and Steve have shown they have the comedy chops and this is the show where they get to let loose. Unlike the shows being filmed for TV, these live NZ International Comedy Festival shows have no rules, no censors and plenty of mayhem.

2012 saw guests such as Hilary Barry, Rhys Darby, Laura McGoldrick and Jono Pryor join the boys on stage. All of them joined in the chaos and helped make each performance unique and hilarious.

“We had such a great time doing this show last year” says Steve “It’s great to film some shows but then let loose during the Festival and also doing a full season in our home town Wellington. It’s going to be awesome.”

As part of the 2013 NZ International Comedy Festival


Date: Tues 14- Sat 18 May, 9pm
Venue: Rangatira at Q, 305 Queen St
Tickets: $26.50 – $29.50 (booking fees may apply)
Bookings: 09 309 9771
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A mix of blues, jazz, and something .. quite .. unusual

Article by Nick Swanson
“The Great Hoax’ returns to play ‘Backbeat’ Auckland with ‘The Audio Justice’, and ‘Paste the Sky’ to play a little bit of blues, jazz, and something quite different and unusual as usual. Read more »

A$AP Rocky at Logan Campbell Centre

Press Release – Niche – Live Nation – Muchmoremusic
Debut New Zealand Tour
Tuesday 25th June – Logan Campbell Centre – Auckland Read more »

Dual receives cross-tri national status

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand
The hugely popular Partners Life DUAL event has received further kudos with official sanctioning as the Triathlon New Zealand Cross Tri Nationals, with athletes able to earn qualifying spots for the ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships in Holland in July this year. Read more »

Six60 add an extra show in Auckland

Press Release – Six60
Hot on the heels of last week’s Tour announcement, Six60 have added extra dates to both Auckland and Christchurch, with the original dates already close to selling out after going on sale on Monday. Read more »

Rita Ora with DJ Fresh at Powerstation

Press Release – Solid Entertainment
With Very Special Guest
DJ Fresh
The Powerstation, Auckland – Thursday 14th March 2013
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One council instead of eight – but where are the promised benefits?

Opinion by Councillor Cameron Brewer
Former Act leader and Minister of Local Government, Rodney Hide, did a great job amalgamating the eight former regional, city and district councils into one unitary authority, Auckland Council. The architecture has proven to be sound with no serious legislative changes mooted. However while the architecture of the Super City remains sound, benefits for ratepayers that should have been delivered have yet to be delivered by the local body politicians. Read more »

Morningside accident highlights KiwiRail budget cuts, say Greens

Press Release – Green Party
The recent tragic event at Morningside has highlighted the need to always put safety first, Green Party disability spokesperson Mojo Mathers said today. Read more »

Five North Shore cannabis-growing houses shut down by police

Press Release – New Zealand Police
A joint operation between the Organised Financial Crime Agency New Zealand (OFCANZ) and other agencies has busted a methamphetamine importing syndicate in New Zealand and Canada and shut a number of cannabis growing houses on Auckland’s North Shore. Read more »

Man gives himself up after armed police called to domestic dispute in Hamilton

Press Release – New Zealand Police
A forensic examination of a south Hamilton home is underway following a domestic incident this morning that saw armed Police cordon off several streets after reports a shot had been fired. Read more »

Cat drowns in lobster trap in Waitemata Harbour

Press Release – SPCA Auckland
A ginger and white cat found drowned in Waitemata Harbour on Sunday appears to have been first lured into a makeshift lobster trap and then dumped in the water to die. Read more »

75 firefighters, two diggers and a bulldozer at fire in Matakana’s Dome Valley

Press Release – Auckland Council
The Dome Valley fire in Matakana has not spread overnight and all active burning is now within the containment lines. Read more »

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