Archive for April, 2016

Building investment hits record high

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Minister for Building and Housing
29 April 2016
Building investment hits record high

Building is at a record high, with consents of $13.6 billion of residential and commercial work across New Zealand for the year to 31 March 2016, the largest investment ever in both nominal and real terms, new building consent data out today shows. Read more »

Thought Leaders to Take the Stage at TEDxAuckland Flipside

Press Release – TEDx Auckland

30 Thought Leaders to Take Centre Stage at TEDxAuckland Flipside

TEDxAuckland Media Release
29 April 2016

Next week 30 thought leaders, innovators and global action makers will take the TEDxAuckland stage at Shed 10 on Auckland’s waterfront. Read more »

Overnight motorway closures 1 May – 7 May 2016

Press Release – NZTA

Overnight motorway closures 1 May – 7 May 2016

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 6 May 2016. Please note this Traffic Bulletin is updated every Friday. Read more »

‘BYU Living Legends’ Perform at Holy Trinity Cathedral

Press Release – Pacific Mormon Newsroom

‘BYU Living Legends’ Perform at Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral
The Brigham Young University Living Legends cultural performing group performed to an appreciative audience of around 900 people last night at Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral. Read more »

Aussie banks in NZ should ban lending to offshore buyers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Phil Twyford
MP for Te Atatū
Housing Spokesperson
MEDIA STATEMENT
29 April 2016

Aussie banks in NZ should ban lending to offshore buyers Read more »

Babies and parents mobilise for 26 weeks paid parental leave

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Babies and parents mobilise for 26 weeks paid parental leave in park near John Key’s house on 4 May

On Wednesday 4 May between 9:30am and 11:30am, parents and their babies from the 26 For Babies coalition will be mobilising at a park near John Key’s house for 26 weeks paid parental leave. Read more »

WOW® Awards Show 2016, Creative Team Announced

Press Release – WOW Awards

WOW® Awards Show 2016, Creative Team Announced

MEDIA RELEASE
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016 Read more »

Generation Zero Launches Better Buses Report

Press Release – Generation Zero

Generation Zero Launches Better Buses Report – Generation Zero

Public Transport lobby group Generation Zero are today releasing a report criticising the failings of the Auckland Bus network and proposing urgent solutions. Read more »

Delegation from the National Assembly of France to visit NZ

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

Press release

Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives

For immediate release: Friday 29 April Read more »

March drop in dwelling consents reverses February’s rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand


March drop in dwelling consents reverses February’s rise

29 April 2016 Read more »

Appointments to TVNZ and NZ On Air

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Amy Adams
Minister of Broadcasting

29 April 2016

Appointments to TVNZ and NZ On Air Read more »

Kiwis Choose Blankets over Heating Bills

Press Release – Canstar

Kiwis Choose Blankets over Heating Bills

44% of New Zealanders opt for blankets and extra clothes over increasing the heating Read more »

Fine arts graduate begins second giant city mural

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Fine arts graduate begins second giant city mural

April 29, 2016

A Queenstown fine arts graduate is about to start her second giant mural as part of a nationwide painting tour in New Zealand’s main cities to highlight pollution issues. Read more »

Update on investigation into Onehunga indecent assaults

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Update on investigation into Onehunga indecent assaults “

Police have received around 15 calls to the dedicated 0800 number for the investigation into indecent assaults against women in the Onehunga area. Read more »

NZ building consents see-saw with 9.8% March fall

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ building consents see-saw with 9.8% March fall

By Jonathan Underhill

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents fell in March, reversing gains February and led by a drop-off in Auckland Wellington and Otago while Canterbury recorded an increase. Read more »

Epson wins Top 100 Global Innovators award for fifth time

Press Release – Epson


Epson wins Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators award for the fifth straight year

Sees technology IP as the foundation for moving the company forward Read more »

Arrests made in Papatoetoe aggravated robbery

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Arrests made in Papatoetoe aggravated robbery

Counties Manukau Police have arrested two teenagers following an alleged aggravated robbery at Hari Superette, Papatoetoe on 3 April 2016. Read more »

Tourism Holdings likely to exceed 2016 guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

Tourism Holdings likely to exceed 2016 guidance as margins improve

By Sophie Boot

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings will likely exceed its 2016 guidance as margins improve in New Zealand and Australia, giving the campervan rental company confidence to predict growth over 2017 and 2018. Read more »

Skellerup cuts earnings guidance again

Article – BusinessDesk

Skellerup cuts earnings guidance again, blaming weak oil and milk prices

By Paul McBeth

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Skellerup Holdings cut its annual earnings guidance for a second time, projecting a lower profit than 2015 as weak milk, oil and gas prices around the world weigh on demand from the rubber goods maker’s customers. Read more »

WINETOPIA Final Wine Line Up Announced

Press Release – Blomfield PR

WINETOPIA Final Wine Line Up Announced and a Chance to ‘Share a Glass’

The final line-up is complete and Auckland wine lovers can rest assured that WINETOPIA presented by Singapore Airlines, 20-21 May at Shed 10, will deliver on its promise as being ‘the Greatest Celebration of New Zealand wine!’ Read more »

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