Archive for August, 2014

$200,000 to support popular Polyfest

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

$200,000 to support popular Polyfest

National’s Pacific Affairs Spokesman Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has today announced that if re-elected National will provide financial backing for the most popular Pacific youth event in New Zealand, the ASB Polyfest. Read more »

Shane Cameron to fight Kali Meehan for WBA Heavyweight Crown

Press Release – Sky Arena

Shane Cameron to fight Kali Meehan for WBA Heavyweight Crown
The Mountain Warrior is once again looking to scale the highest heavyweight peaks in a redemption bout against inaugural SUPER 8 Champion, Kali Meehan on the next SUPER 8 Last Man Standing card. Read more »

Vipers strike to snap slump

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

Pirtek NZRL National Premiership – Vipers strike to snap slump

After almost two years without success, Central Vipers have broken their losing run in the Pirtek NZRL National Premiership, with a 32-22 road win over Wellington Orcas at Porirua Park. Read more »

Spark New Zealand Selects OTT Platform Provider, Xstream

Press Release – XStream

Spark New Zealand Selects OTT Platform Provider, Xstream

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. Read more »

German Film Festival to help Kiwi filmmakers gain funding

Press Release – Goethe-Institut

German Film Festival to help Kiwi filmmakers gain international funding

This year has seen some incredible Kiwi films hit our screens: The Dark Horse, What We Do In The Shadows, and The Last Saint, to name but three. Read more »

Council wins national boat safety award

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Council wins national boat safety award

Waikato Regional Council’s maritime services team has won a national award recognising its boat safety work for the region and New Zealand. Read more »

New Zealand’s first breastfeeding seminar for physicians

Press Release – La Leche League

New Zealand’s first breastfeeding seminar for physicians

31 August 2014

The country’s first breastfeeding seminar for physicians is to be held in Auckland next month. Read more »

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Disorder

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand

A national symposium ‘FASD in New Zealand: A Time to Act’ will be held on Friday 5 September at the University of Auckland’s Tamaki campus. Read more »

The Nation Housing Debate

Press Release – The Nation

Patrick Gower hosts a housing debate between National’s Nick Smith and Labour’s Phil Twyford.
Patrick It’s the great Kiwi dream, but is owning the roof over your head now just a pipe dream for many Kiwis? Read more »

WDT widens 1H loss, warns FY earnings won’t improve

Article – BusinessDesk

Wellington Drive widens 1H loss, warns FY earnings won’t improve

By Tina Morrison

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Wellington Drive Technologies, the unprofitable manufacturer of energy efficient motors, widened its first half loss and said full year earnings won’t improve as sales slump in Latin America, its largest market. Read more »

Veritas Investments to buy upmarket Nosh supermarket chain

Article – BusinessDesk

Veritas Investments to buy upmarket Nosh supermarket chain

By Suze Metherell

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Veritas Investments, which owns the Mad Butcher franchise business, has entered into a conditional agreement to buy the gourmet-supermarket chain, Nosh Food Market from Nosh Management for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

Vector wins tax case over Auckland CBD tunnel payment

Article – BusinessDesk

Vector wins tax case over Auckland CBD tunnel payment

By Paul McBeth

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Vector, the Auckland electricity and gas network operator, has won a tax case against the Inland Revenue Department over a $53 million payment relating to access rights to its Auckland CBD tunnel. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 0.5% weekly decline

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 0.5% weekly decline on brighter US economy, slowing local growth

By Paul McBeth

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.5 percent weekly decline against the greenback as the US economy continues to gain momentum, spurring expectations for higher US rates, while the local growth outlook loses its lustre. Read more »

Leaders Dinner with Campbell Live, Dessert with RadioLIVE

Press Release – Mediaworks

MEDIA RELEASE
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday 29 August, 2014
MMP Leaders Dinner with Campbell Live, Dessert with RadioLIVE
Ready for some political coverage with bite? Read more »

Two men arrested in relation to avocado orchard burglaries

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police arrest two men in relation to avocado orchard burglaries

Friday, 29 August 2014 – 4:39pm

Northland Read more »

Korero Mai – Saturday 10 & Sunday 31 August 2014

Press Release – Urban Maori Radio

Korero Mai – Saturday 10 & Sunday 31 August 2014


Saturday 30 August 2014 – Haami Piripi
Massey University’s Albany campus will next week host Pae Roa 2040, a conference marking the 30 years since the Hui Taumata set an agenda for Maori development in the opening months of the third Labour Government. Read more »

Tickets go on sale Monday 1/9/14

Press Release – NZ Festival of Tennis

Tickets go on sale this MONDAY 1 SEPTEMBER at 9am for the NZ Festival of Tennis, via Ticketek

2015 is the second year of the NZ Festival of Tennis, which offers a celebration of tennis, and the great Kiwi Summer, anchored by two marquee events – the ASB Classic and the Heineken Open. Read more »

Triathletes Steel Themselves for Grand Final Effort

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand

New Zealand Triathletes Steel Themselves for Grand Final Effort
New Zealand triathletes racing in Edmonton in the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final this weekend know they are in for the toughest race of the season but have done the work to best prepare themselves for that prospect. Read more »

Quick thinking saves the day in Papatoetoe

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Quick thinking saves the day in Papatoetoe

Counties Manukau West Police credit the quick thinking and attentiveness of two members of the public for the apprehesion of a burglar caught red handed in Papatoetoe yesterday. Read more »

Auckland Demand for Cruises Sees New Cruise Specialist Open

Press Release – House of Travel

Media Release 29 August 2014

Auckland Demand for Cruises Sees New Cruise Specialist Open

Auckland’s growing demand for luxury international cruise holidays has seen the opening of a new travel agency in St Heliers with a special focus on cruise travel. Read more »

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