Archive for February, 2015

Auckland building consents: Tragic

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland building consents: Tragic

The only word to describe the latest building consent figures for Auckland is ‘tragic’, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. Read more »

Fonterra Sneaks Round The Corner

Press Release – Coal Action Network

Fonterra Sneaks Round The Corner

Jeanette Fitzsimons writes…

Fonterra’s subsidiary Glencoal has put its plans for an open cast mine on SH2 at Mangatangi on hold indefinitely. Read more »

Don’t be sucked in by Chinese property listing campaign

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

Don’t be sucked in by Chinese property listing campaign, says real estate boss

Century 21 New Zealand’s national manager, Geoff Barnett, believes a new Chinese property listing website is using misleading and incorrect marketing to suggest they are the only site servicing the Chinese market in New Zealand. Read more »

First steps to reclamation will not start in April

Press Release – Auckland Council

NZ Herald story on Ports of Auckland incorrect – first steps to reclamation will not start in April

A story in today’s NZ Herald claims incorrectly that ‘Ports of Auckland will start work in April on the first step to reclaim more of the Waitemata Harbour after the Auckland Council yesterday voted in favour of more generous rules allowing expansion over the seabed.’ Read more »

Hertz Teeing Off For NZ Golf

Press Release – Hertz

Hertz Teeing Off For NZ Golf

Auckland, New Zealand – 27 February, 2015 – After a successful first year as the official car rental supplier for New Zealand Golf (NZ Golf), Hertz, has extended its partnership for a second year. Read more »

Routine testing for increased tech time

Press Release – Campuspecs

Routine testing for increased tech time.

Independent Auckland CBD optometry practice, Campuspecs, is asking the public to invest in their personal wellbeing by making time for a routine eye examination. Read more »

Auckland to get hands-on with the latest tech at Spark Lab

Press Release – Spark

Auckland to get hands-on with the latest tech at Spark Lab
Creative Auckland will have the chance to get up close with the latest innovations and innovators next month, as Spark Lab launches Tech Month. Read more »

UPDATE: US wine-drinkers trading up, Delegat says

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: Winemaker Delegat says increased sales due to North American consumers trading up

(Recasts, adds managing director comment) Read more »

Precinct raises $73.6 million from instos in capital raising

Article – BusinessDesk

Precinct raises $73.6 million from instos in capital raising

By Suze Metherell

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Precinct Properties New Zealand, the property investor rebalancing its portfolio to Auckland, has raised $73.6 million from institutional investors ahead of its retail offer to fund a major development in the country’s largest city. Read more »

NZ building consents fall for a second month in January

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ building consents fall for a second month in January, housing permits drop

By Paul McBeth

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents declined for a second month in January, with new housing permits falling at their sharpest pace since August. Read more »

Jessie J – Live in Concert

Press Release – iHeartRadio NZ

IHEARTRADIO NZ PRESENTS JESSIE J – LIVE IN CONCERT

The hottest ticket in town thanks to 2degrees

iHeartRadio NZ is thrilled to announce Grammy award-nominated, pop and R&B superstar Jessie J live in NZ for the first time ever! Read more »

No military deployment in Iraq: Nationwide peace vigils

Press Release – Peace Movement Aotearoa

No military deployment in Iraq: Nationwide peace vigils

27 February 2015

Peace vigils calling for increased humanitarian assistance and diplomatic support for Middle East peace processes, and opposing the military deployment to Iraq, will be held around the country at 5pm on Thursday, 5 March, coordinated by Peace Movement Aotearoa. Read more »

Building performance in spotlight at Green Property Summit

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Building performance in spotlight at 2015 Green Property Summit

The real-world performance of ‘green’ development will be under the microscope at next month’s Green Property Summit (March 26, Auckland). Read more »

Auckland’s new comedy venue set to open

Press Release – The Maple

Auckland’s new comedy venue set to open for New Zealand International Comedy Festival
Auckland’s new independent comedy venue opens for the New Zealand International Comedy Festival
Read more »

NZ CEOs confidence dips 16% about global economy for 2015

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

Embargoed until 5am Friday 27 February 2015

News release

Survey finds New Zealand CEOs confidence dips 16% about global economy for 2015 Read more »

Dwelling consents up in January

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Dwelling consents up in January

27 February 2015

The number of new dwellings consented was 3.6 percent higher in January 2015, compared with January 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Excluding apartments, this number was 6.8 percent lower. Read more »

Orion Health named top vendor in major healthcare IT report

Press Release – Orion Health

News Release

Orion Health named top vendor in major healthcare IT report

Orion Health received the highest rankings for market execution, market vision, product capabilities and product vision Read more »

Anastacia concerts cancelled

Press Release – Skip Ink

Anastacia concerts cancelled

Due to logistical reasons, the New Zealand shows in Christchurch on 24 April and Auckland on 26 April that were kicking off the Australasian leg of Anastacia’s Resurrection World Tour have unfortunately had to be cancelled. Read more »

Queenstown Winter Festival Calls for Creative Charities

Press Release – Queenstown Winter Festival

The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival Calls for Creative Charities

Queenstown, New Zealand (27 February 2015) – The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival is looking for local charities and community groups to submit their creative fundraising ideas for 2015’s event, which takes place from 19-28 June. Read more »

NZ and Australia Tie in the Trans-Tasman Wine Challenge

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

New Zealand and Australia Tie in the Trans-Tasman Wine Challenge

New Zealand Winegrowers injected some old fashioned rivalry in ‘The Great Trans-Tasman Wine Challenge’ on Thursday evening in Auckland ahead of the New Zealand and Australia Cricket World Cup game at the weekend. The two nations channelled their trans-Tasman rivalry as they met head-to-head in a blind wine tasting. Read more »

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