Archive for October, 2016

Key’s Propaganda Can’t Hide National’s Broken Promises

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader

Member of Parliament for Northland
31 OCTOBER 2016
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Decline in new mortgage registrations shows market slow-down

Press Release – myvalocity

31st October 2016

EMBARGOED UNTIL 5:30am 31st OCTOBER

Sharp decline in new mortgage registrations further evidence of property market slow-down Read more »

All About Eve at Woodhill Sands

Press Release – Equestrian Sports New Zealand

All About Eve at Woodhill Sands

Katie Laurie showed every bit of her international experience today, slicing and dicing corners and turns to take the win today in the Bayleys Real Estate Horse Grand Prix at the Fiber Fresh Grand Prix Jumping Show at Woodhill Sands. Read more »

APS New Zealand Dock Party Kicks Off Summer

Press Release – Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ


APS NZ guests at ‘Opening Party on Dock’ at Silo Marina in Auckland’s CBD Read more »

Freediver’s record breath hold

Press Release – Kathryn Nevatt


Guy Brew & Kathryn Nevatt underwater; Photo credit Gemma Cookson Read more »

Level crossing and pedestrian safety

Press Release – Living Streets Aotearoa

Media release for immediate distribution, 30 October 2016

Welcome addition to the list of high-priority issues by New Zealand’s transport safety watchdog the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC). Read more »

First Kiwi Sailor to tackle the ‘Everest of the Seas’

Press Release – Mallory Group

First Kiwi Sailor to tackle the ‘Everest of the Seas’


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National’s road-building obsession a dead end

Press Release – Green Party

31 October 2016

National’s road-building obsession a dead end for young Kiwis

The National Government needs to rethink its multibillion-dollar motorway expansion projects and prioritise investment in public transport and cycling, Read more »

Wins and Losses for Auckland Public Transport Users

Press Release – Public Transport Users Association

Press Release

Friday 28th October 2016 (embargoed until 8am, 29th October)

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National out of touch on Auckland transport woes

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little
Leader of the Opposition

31 October 2016
National out of touch on Auckland transport woes

John Key’s kneejerk opposition to Labour’s plan for Auckland light rail shows a lack a vision to solve Auckland’s transport problems, says Opposition Leader Andrew Little. Read more »

How We Survive: A Feminist Poetry Show

Press Release – Carrie Rudzinski

How We Survive: A Feminist Poetry Show

Lift Women’s Voices. Burn The Patriarchy Down.

How We Survive, a feminist spoken word performance featuring internationally acclaimed poets Olivia Hall and Carrie Rudzinski, returns for a special Wellington encore this November. Read more »

New Zealand’s Supreme Design

Press Release – Architectural Design Awards

EMBARGOED until 11pm 28 October 2016

NEW ZEALAND’S SUPREME DESIGN

The 2016 SUPREME award winner of the ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards is thewharemate for Tanatana Marae at Waimana designed by Aladina Harunani of apa architects and project managers. Read more »

Housing plans pick up across the North Island

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Housing plans pick up across the North Island
31 October 2016

Almost 30,000 new homes were consented in the year to September 2016, up 14 percent from the September 2015 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Within this, North Island dwelling numbers were up 25 percent, but South Island numbers fell 3.9 percent. Read more »

Neighbourhoods could hold key to getting kids more active

Press Release – Health Research Council

Monday, 31 October 2016

Neighbourhoods could hold key to getting kids more active

Prising children away from the couch and their electronic devices is an all too common challenge for many parents. But a new study aims to find out if certain changes to our neighbourhoods could encourage children to be more physically active – and help reduce New Zealand’s childhood obesity epidemic. Read more »

Pacific sports stars’ mental health focus of new study

Press Release – Health Research Council

Pacific sports stars’ mental health focus of new study
New research will examine the factors affecting the mental health and wellbeing of young Pacific male elite athletes. Read more »

TAB Fast Facts: Kiwi Contenders in The Melbourne Cup

Press Release – New Zealand Racing Board

TAB Fast Facts: Kiwi Contenders in The Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 1st November at 5pm, on Trackside 1

• The Melbourne Cup Carnival is one of the world’s most renowned and successful horseracing events, Read more »

Kōkako crowned Bird of the Year

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Kōkako crowned Bird of the Year

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“Bribe-O-Meter” Relaunched

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

“Bribe-O-Meter” Relaunched Following $1.4 Billion Light Rail Splurge

31 OCTOBER 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Taxpayers’ Union is relaunching its election Bribe-O-Meter to keep track of politicians’ pork-barrel promises in the lead up to the Mt Roskill by-election. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

Russell leaves it late to claim Hampton Downs 101

Press Release – Hampton Downs

There was a thrilling finish to the first Hampton Downs 101 with Supercars driver David Russell snatching the win from South Auckland’s Graeme Smyth in the closing laps. Smyth looked set for the most unlikely of wins but Russell, who started the race in pole position after winning yesterday’s Top Ten Shootout, kept his cool after Smyth ran a touch wide. Read more »

Titirangi SAVE OUR KAURI battle moves to the High Court

Press Release – Save our Kauri

Titirangi SAVE OUR KAURI battle moves to the High Court

The fight to protect the iconic Kauri and Rimu trees in Titirangi is in its final stages and has moved to the High Court in Auckland. Read more »

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