Archive for February, 2015

Five people rescued from the rocks in darkness

Press Release – Coastguard Northern Region

Five people rescued from the rocks in darkness.

At 2107 hours last night a distress call was heard by Coastguard’s Operation Centre on marine VHF Radio from a vessel that had hit rocks near The Noises in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf. Read more »

Final countdown for the fleet

Press Release – Volvo Ocean Race

Final countdown for the fleet

Wind conditions and tides could mean a thrilling last dash to the line for the fleet racing into Auckland tonight. Read more »

National selects Mark Osborne as Northland candidate

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

NZ National Party
Media Release

28 February 2015

National selects Mark Osborne as Northland candidate

The National Party has announced Mark Osborne as its candidate for the Northland by-election. Read more »

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and John Key

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Hon Tony Abbott and Rt Hon John Key –

Auckland, 28 February 2015 Read more »

PMs Key and Abbott meet in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

PMs Key and Abbott meet in Auckland

Prime Minister John Key met with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Auckland today for their annual Leaders’ Talks. Read more »

Ex-Hostage Returning to Iraq amid Current Crisis

Press Release – Christian Peacemaker Team

Ex-Hostage Returning to Iraq amid Current Crisis

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. Read more »

Under The Same Moon comes to Auckland

Press Release – Under the Same Moon

Under The Same Moon comes to Auckland

Fresh from a sell-out season at BATS in Wellington as part of Chinese New Year festivities, Under The Same Moon, by local playwright Renee Liang, comes to Auckland. The play, part of the Lantern Festival, opened on Tuesday this week and has already garnered rave reviews. Read more »

Rally against TPPA in Hastings

Press Release – Grey Power New Zealand

Rally against TPPA in Hastings

With the final negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) expected to be taking place in March, and with widespread community concern about threats this secret deal poses to New Zealand’s sovereignty, a rally is being held onSaturday, 7 March at 12 noon in Civic Square, Hastings, as part of a nation-wide Day of Action on stopping the TPPA. Read more »

Auckland Fan Trail information

Press Release – Auckland City Council

Auckland Fan Trail information for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

The Auckland Fan Trail for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Date – Saturday 28 February 2015. Read more »

Massey launches own publishing press

Press Release – Massey University

Friday, February 27, 2015
Massey launches own publishing press

Massey University scholars and authors will have the chance to share their specialist knowledge with a much wider readership thanks to the launch of a new publishing press this week. Read more »

It’s edible art in a cone

Press Release – Giapo


Photo by Peter Jennings
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Select committees for the week 23 to 27 February

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

From 23 to 27 February 2015

Committee meetings

There were 13 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. Read more »

SKYCITY Mystics Welcome Vitasport Drink Partner

Press Release – Northern Mystics

For Immediate Release

February 27 2015

SKYCITY MYSTICS WELCOME VITASPORT DRINK PARTNER Read more »

Highest number of entries in race history

Press Release – Motatapu OffRoad Sporting Event

Media release from Motatapu Off-Road Sporting Event

February 27 2015

Iconic Motatapu Off-Road Sporting Event smashes records with highest number of entries in race history Read more »

Australian Prime Minister to thank New Zealand fire crews

Press Release – The Fire Service

MEDIA RELEASE

27 February 2015

Australian Prime Minister to thank New Zealand fire crews Read more »

Cricket, food and entertainment combine at Cultures Day

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Cricket, food and entertainment combine at International Cultures Day
World Cup cricket and culture will combine in Cornwall Park, Hastings on International Cultures Day. Read more »

Hutt says supercity is high risk, high cost

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Hutt says supercity is high risk, high cost
Hutt City Council has told the Local Government Commission that its proposal for a supercity is a “high cost, high risk” option. It recommends the Commission drop the plan and leaves the region’s cities to work out their own efficient arrangements. Read more »

Northland doesn’t need yesterday’s man

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Northland doesn’t need yesterday’s man

Press release: ACT New Zealand
February 27, 2015. 3:30pm

“It’s great that Winston Peters is finally taking an interest in Northland. But frankly we don’t need yesterday’s ideas from yesterday’s men in our region,” ACT Northland candidate Robin Grieve said today. Read more »

Independent company to survey Aucklanders on transport

Press Release – Auckland Council

Media release

27 February 2015

Independent company to survey Aucklanders on transport Read more »

Operation Thatch Update

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Operation Thatch Update

Police have released the names of the two people who died following an incident at
a Dundas Road address in Whangarei in the early hours of yesterday morning. Read more »

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