Archive for March, 2015

Questions and Answers – March 31

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Questions to Ministers

Economy—Dividends to Families

1. ANDREW BAYLY (National—Hunua) to the Minister of Finance : What policy measures has the Government announced that will help to distribute dividends from the growing economy to New Zealand families and children? Read more »

Piddly rise slammed by students

Press Release – NZ Union of Students’ Associations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Piddly rise slammed by students

31 March 2015
Media Release: New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations Read more »

Court of Appeal Judge and Chief High Court Judge appointed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Christopher Finlayson
Attorney-General
31 March 2015 Media Statement

Court of Appeal Judge and Chief High Court Judge appointed Read more »

Easter Weekend at MOTAT

Press Release – MOTAT

Easter Weekend at MOTAT

Auckland LEGO® User Group Display: 3 – 6 April

Everybody loves LEGO® and visitors to MOTAT are in for a real treat this Easter weekend when the Auckland LEGO® User Group exhibits their impressive creations at the Museum. Read more »

Time to extinguish Auckland Council’s fireplace ban for good

Column – ACT New Zealand

Time to extinguish Auckland Council’s fireplace ban for good
Auckland Council’s attempts to ban or restrict open domestic fireplaces keep resurfacing, usually to be beaten back by public objection. It’s like driving a stake through the heart of Dracula – the Council keeps coming back. Their Regulatory and By-laws Committee is set to reconsider the ban tomorrow. Read more »

Research finds NZers are inviting crime into their homes

Press Release – ADT

Research finds New Zealanders are inviting crime into their homes

26 per cent hide spare house keys outside for family members and tradespeople Read more »

Guptill-Bunce and Phillips join Mondiale Aces for last round

Press Release – Auckland Cricket

Guptill-Bunce and Phillips join Mondiale Aces for last round

Tuesday, 31 March 2015
The Mondiale Auckland Aces have called in batsmen Michael Guptill-Bunce and Glenn Phillips for their crucial final round home match with the Otago Volts starting tomorrow. Read more »

PM’s Post-Cabinet Press Conference Transcript: 16 March 2015

Press Release – New Zealand Government

PM’s Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Monday, 16 March 2015

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER
TRANSCRIPT OF POST-CABINET PRESS CONFERENCE: MONDAY, Read more »

AMP360 Home Loan Affordability report

Press Release – AMP360

First home buyers should have no trouble getting a house anywhere but Auckland: AMP360 Home Loan Affordability report Read more »

Major works on Northwestern Motorway

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Major works on Northwestern Motorway Thurs 2 April to Tues 7 April 2015 (Easter weekend)

1. StLukesRoadoverbridgeclosedtovehicles and Read more »

BRANZ National survey

Press Release – Branz

BRANZ National survey provides insight for Builders to improve customer satisfaction
The results from the fourth national new house owner’s satisfaction survey are out and they contain some important messages for the residential building industry in New Zealand.
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Tamaki Redevelopment Company: New Appt CEO

Press Release – Tamaki Redevelopment Company

Tamaki Redevelopment Company: New Appt CEO

The Board of the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) wishes to advise that John Holyoake has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer effective April 14, 2015. Read more »

Princess Chelsea announces new album

Press Release – The Label

Princess Chelsea announces new album:
The Great Cybernetic Depression
PRINCESS CHELSEA
THE GREAT CYBERNETIC DEPRESSION Read more »

Exclusive mobile ad sales partnership with Conversant Media

Press Release – Snakk Media

Exclusive mobile ad sales partnership inked with Conversant Media

Snakk division Represent Media agreement to cover Australia and New Zealand Read more »

New Zealand law losing online trade mark wars?

Press Release – Zone IP

New Zealand law losing online trade mark wars?

The diminishing ability of traditional legal channels to protect businesses from brand jacking and dilution of trade marks online in New Zealand, means business leaders might need to start relying less on the law and more on smarter commercial decisions to protect their brand investments. Read more »

NZ employers warned – plan for post Easter power shift

Press Release – Hays

NZ employers warned – plan for post Easter power shift
Easter will mark an important tipping point in New Zealand’s construction employment sector, yet recruiting experts Hays says that many employers could be caught on the hop. Read more »

Preparing the Ground for the Next Progressive Majority

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

Preparing the Ground for the Next Progressive Majority

The Destination will be an extended session intended for those who wish to see a change of government in 2017 to one with a more progressive social democratic policy agenda and ethos. Read more »

New steps against kauri dieback

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New steps against kauri dieback
Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced the Albany Scenic Reserve in Auckland will be closed until further notice to prevent the spread of kauri dieback. Read more »

Black Caps have done us proud

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman

Minister for Sport and Recreation
31 March 2015 Media Statement
Black Caps have done us proud Read more »

National record falls at Freediving NZ Depth national champs

Press Release – Freediving New Zealand


Ali Al Kalifa after surfacing from his record breaking dive (credit Freediving New Zealand)

National record falls at Freediving NZ Depth national champs
For immediate release
27 March 2015 – Lake Taupo Read more »

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