Archive for May, 2016

Police investigating firearms theft warn collectors about su

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police investigating firearms theft warn collectors about suspicious phone calls”

Police investigating the theft of a number of high-powered firearms from the home of a Dargaville collector are warning fellow collectors to be wary of suspicious phone calls. Read more »

Tash Sultana Announces Debut NZ Show

Press Release – CRS Management

Tash Sultana Announces Debut NZ Show

Dynamic Melbourne artist Tash Sultana has announced her first New Zealand show at the Kings Arms in Auckland on 11 November. Tickets are on sale today via undertheradar.co.nz Read more »

Jesuit To Be Ordained In Auckland

Press Release – Jesuit Communications Australia

Jesuit To Be Ordained In Auckland

On Saturday, 6 August, the Feast of the Transfiguration, Bishop Patrick Dunn will ordain Deacon Justin Glyn SJ a priest at the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph, Auckland, in a ceremony commencing at 11.30am. Read more »

Fonterra winds up $109M staff pension scheme

Article – BusinessDesk

Tuesday 31 May 2016 04:42 PM

Fonterra winds up $109M staff pension scheme inherited from NZ Dairy Board

By Paul McBeth

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, which is on a cost-cutting drive in the face of weak global prices, has wound up a $109 million staff pension scheme inherited from the New Zealand Dairy Board as part of the amalgamation that created the world’s biggest dairy exporter in 2001. Read more »

Mercer Group to consolidate operations in Christchurch

Article – BusinessDesk

Tuesday 31 May 2016 04:16 PM

Mercer Group to consolidate operations in Christchurch

By Edwin Mitson

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Mercer Group, the stainless steel fabricator, is to restructure its operations by consolidating design, engineering, and machine manufacturing in Christchurch. Read more »

No entry for yak meat

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

No entry for yak meat

A note from her daughter wasn’t enough to persuade the Ministry for Primary Industries to allow a Mongolian air passenger to bring yak meat into New Zealand. Read more »

2016 Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day Events

Press Release – New Zealand Book Council

2016 Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day Calendar Of Events – Registrations Confirmed

From seasoned poets to total newbies to the simply-a-bit-curious, Read more »

Waipareira Urges Westies To Go To Waitakere A & E

Press Release – Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Waipareira Urges Westies To Go To Waitakere A & E

Whānau Waipareira is again urging westies to take their after-hours illnesses straight to Waitakere Hospital Accident & Emergency Department. Read more »

Sharp, sassy material with pitch perfect comic timing

Press Release – Adrian Bohm Presents

NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2016

“Sharp, sassy material with pitch perfect comic timing” Read more »

Building consents top 28,000

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith
Minister for Building and Housing
31 May 2016
Media Statement

Building consents top 28,000

Building activity has hit an 11-year high, with consents issued for more than 28,000 new dwellings in the year to April, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Snakk narrows annual loss

Article – BusinessDesk

Snakk narrows annual loss as South East Asia sales more than double

By Paul McBeth

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Snakk Media, which aggregates publishers’ advertising space on mobile devices and matches it to demand, narrowed its annual loss while more than doubling sales in South East Asia, which now eclipse revenue in New Zealand. Read more »

Waiheke strengthens their support for Gifted and Talented

Press Release – New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

31 May 2016

Waiheke strengthens their support for Gifted and Talented students with the establishment of their local Centre for Gifted Education. Read more »

Council Adds Another Silly Treat To The Shopping List

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Auckland Council Adds Another Silly Treat To The Shopping List

31 MAY 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Latest crime stats support focus on burglaries

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Judith Collins

Minister of Police

31 May 2016
Media Statement

Latest crime stats support focus on preventing and investigating burglaries
Preventing and investigating burglaries is a key priority for Police says Police Minister, Judith Collins. Read more »

Host of the Daily Show Trevor Noah Live

Press Release – Adrian Bohm Presents

NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2016
AUCKLAND CIVIC THEATRE SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER
Book at Ticketmaster 0800 111999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 6 JUNE 9AM Read more »

NZ residential building consents rise 6.6% in April

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ residential building consents rise 6.6% in April as housing intentions jump

By Paul McBeth

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents climbed 6.6 percent in April as new housing intentions climbed at their fastest monthly pace in eight years. Read more »

Dwellings growth eases due to lull in apartment consents

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Dwellings growth eases due to lull in apartment consents

31 May 2016

Building consents for new dwellings are at a higher level than last year, but growth has eased in recent months, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

G3 Group’s full-year profit rises 12%

Article – BusinessDesk

G3 Group’s full-year profit rises 12% on improved UK, NZ earnings

By Jonathan Underhill

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – G3 Group, the NXT-listed mail operations and document manager, reported a 12 percent gain in full-year profit on improved earnings from its Mail UK and Mail NZ units and the first contribution from its Documents operations. Read more »

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Press Release – Postmodern Jukebox

Back By Popular Demand & Following A Sold-Out 2015 NZ Tour

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX Read more »

The budget that failed Auckland

Opinion – The Policy Observatory


The budget that failed Auckland

Professor Ian Shirley
The Policy Observatory

The 2016 budget offered Auckland nothing in the way of vision or hope and it continued the National Government’s threats against the Auckland Council. Read more »

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