Archive for October, 2015

Kathryn Beck New Zealand Law Society President-Elect

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

MEDIA RELEASE – For immediate use, 30 October 2015

Kathryn Beck New Zealand Law Society President-Elect Read more »

Air Bandits Reunite at Wanaka

Press Release – Warbirds Over Wanaka

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CORRECT: Fonterra appoints Clinton Dines to board

Article – BusinessDesk

CORRECT: Fonterra appoints Clinton Dines to replace Ralph Norris on board

(Corrects name of new director to Clinton Dines in first paragraph, headline)
By Suze Metherell Read more »

Zonta International Women in Business Scholarship

Press Release – Zonta International

30 October 2015

Young Christchurch woman, Kathryn Keir, studying at Auckland University, has been named the recipient of a prestigious Zonta International Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship for 2015. Read more »

Summer on Queens returns to Queens Wharf

Press Release – Panuku Development Auckland

Summer on Queens returns to Queens Wharf

Summer on Queens returns for another stellar season now into its fourth year, Summer on Queens is set to transform Queens Wharf once again into an outdoor hub of free activities kicking off in November and running through to April 2016. Read more »

Building consents top 26,000

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Minister for Building and Housing
30 October 2015 Media Statement

Building consents top 26,000 Read more »

Mouldy south Auckland homes show WoF needed now

Press Release – Green Party

Mouldy south Auckland homes show WoF needed now

The Government must adopt a full rental housing warrant of fitness to prevent more New Zealanders from dying and falling ill from living in cold, damp, mouldy homes, the Green Party said today. Read more »

The future of the horticultural industry?

Press Release – Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

Could drones, apps and electrical tape measures feature in the future of the horticultural industry?

Kiwi ingenuity is alive and well and at its cutting edge best in the local horticultural industry as some startlingly innovative ideas – featuring everything from apps to drones – have begun to emerge from the innovation leg of this year’s Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition’. Read more »

The problem with capitalism

Press Release – Wellington Buddhist Centre

The problem with capitalism
A British Buddhist author and former trade unionist is visiting New Zealand to discuss the pitfalls of capitalism and its effect on our world. Read more »

Silo Park Season 5 to celebrate people, stories of Auckland

Press Release – Silo Park

Silo Park Season 5 set to celebrate the people and stories of Auckland

Auckland is Aotearoa’s most culturally diverse city, home to people of many cultures and walks of life. The rich tapestry that makes up the fabric of Tāmaki Makaurau involves limitless threads of history, ambition and interest. Read more »

Wanted: Kids for Santa’s Culture Club

Press Release – Farmers Santa Parade

Wanted: Kids for Santa’s Culture Club

Christmas is fast approaching and so is Auckland’s largest annual community event, the Farmers Santa Parade. Read more »

Security firm with future focus wins award

Press Release – AUT University

Security firm with future focus takes Supreme Business Support Award

A focus on ‘what’s next’ along with strong planning and performance tracking systems earned Advanced Security Group the Supreme Award at the 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.
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Home building accelerates in the north

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Home building accelerates in the north – Media release

30 October 2015

Auckland and its surrounding regions have driven most of the recent growth in building consents for new dwellings, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Fonterra board appoints Colin Dines to replace Ralph Norris

Article – BusinessDesk

Fonterra appoints Colin Dines to replace Ralph Norris on board

By Suze Metherell
Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Colin Dines, a former BHP Billiton executive, has been appointed an independent director to Fonterra Cooperative Group’s board as the world’s largest dairy exporter replaces Ralph Norris. Read more »

NZ residential building consents fall 5.7% in September

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ residential building consents fall 5.7% in September

By Tina Morrison

Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents fell for a second month in September as activity recovers from a spike higher in July. Read more »

Briscoe lifts third-quarter sales 7.1%

Article – BusinessDesk

Briscoe lifts third-quarter sales 7.1%, expects to increase annual profit again

By Paul McBeth

Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Briscoe Group, whose hostile takeover of Kathmandu Holdings was spurned earlier this year, lifted third-quarter sales 7.1 percent, with bigger gains in its sporting goods stores, and anticipates increasing annual profit for a seventh year in a row. Read more »

NZME Harness the Power of the One Newsroom

Press Release – NZME.

NZME Harness the Power of the One Newsroom

30, 2015 – New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) has confirmed plans for its new, world-class newsroom operation, offering audiences access to even better journalism and content. Read more »

Suite Rewards

Press Release – InterContinental Wellington

Suite Rewards

It’s official: you cannot beat the InterContinental Wellington Presidential Suite as the best place for a truly indulgent night’s sleep. Read more »

PrefabNZ launches Design Competition for Open-Source Bathroo

Press Release – Prefab NZ

PrefabNZ launches Design Competition for Open-Source Bathroom Pod

The continued growth of retirement villages and the high need for cost-effective social housing will see a projected shortfall of 30,000 housing units by 2030, according to PrefabNZ SaRH Pipeline. Read more »

Auckland school receives books to establish Chinese Library

Press Release – NZ Chinese Language Week

Auckland school receives books to establish Chinese Library

Mount Roskill Grammar School will be presented with 400 Chinese books to establish a dedicated Chinese Library at the school at the NZ Chinese Cultural and Book Festival on Saturday October 31. Read more »

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