Archive for September, 2017

Seniors Advisory Panel calls for increased engagement

Press Release – Auckland Council

29 September 2017

Seniors Advisory Panel calls for increased engagement
On Tuesday 12 September 2017, Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee approved the Seniors Advisory Panel’s 2017/2018 work programme. Read more »

Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Beko Training Squad 2018

Press Release – Netball NZ

Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Beko Training Squad 2018
Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty is pleased to announce the Beko Training Squad for the 2018 season. The Beko trials were held in Tauranga on the 17th of September, they were an open trial and were tightly contested with 70 athletes trialling. A group of 30 athletes were selected to attend a 2nd trial in Cambridge. Read more »

NZ residential consents hit 13-year high

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ residential consents hit 13-year high in August on Auckland apartments, retirement village units

By Sophie Boot

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s monthly residential building consents rose to a 13-year high in August with more apartments and retirement village units in Auckland driving gains. Read more »

Artist Dedicates Two Years to Paint Portrait of His Idol

Press Release – Black Door Gallery

Artist dedicates two years to paint portrait of his idol

Many think the job of art is to help us escape reality, but what if an artwork is such a convincing depiction of reality that you can’t tell if it is an artwork at all? This is the exciting realm of Hyperrealism, a genre of art where the artist produces images of such technical realism that they resemble high resolution photography. Read more »

Thousands of Kiwis set to rock red noses for Red Nose Day

Press Release – Cure Kids

Thousands of Kiwis set to rock red noses today for Red Nose Day

Today, thousands of New Zealanders will roll out their red noses for Red Nose Day, an iconic day to put the spotlight on vital child health research. Read more »

Communities complete plans for freshwater management

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

Communities complete plans for freshwater management

Local plans for managing freshwater in the catchments of Doubtless Bay, Mangere, Poutō, Waitangi and Whangārei Harbour have been adopted by the Northland Regional Council, marking a milestone for the five community catchment groups involved. Read more »

German court suspends Resmed’s patent proceedings

Article – BusinessDesk

F&P Healthcare says German court suspends Resmed’s patent proceedings

By Jonathan Underhill

Sept. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare says the Regional Court in Munich has suspended two patent proceedings brought by rival ResMed in a tit-for-tat dispute over intellectual property for face and nasal masks. Read more »

Heart Kids CEO Rob Lutter to Lead International Team

Press Release – Heart Kids

Nz Ceo to Lead International Team

Heart Kids CEO Rob Lutter has been appointed co-chair of a working party looking into streamlining “not for profit” services and support around the world. Read more »

NZTA Weekly Traffic Bulletin 1 – 7 October 2017

Press Release – NZTA

NZTA Weekly Traffic Bulletin 1 – 7 October 2017

TRAFFIC BULLETIN
AUCKLAND
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Dunedin City Council Declines Moray Place Hotel

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Moray Place hotel decision released

Dunedin (Friday, 29 September 2017) – An application to build an inner city, five star hotel and apartments in Dunedin has been declined, having failed to meet the required standards to gain consent. Read more »

Giving Waitemata Babies ‘the Best Start in Life’

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

Giving Waitemata Babies ‘the Best Start in Life’

Waitemata District Health Board has given in-principle approval to plans to establish an urban primary birthing unit – a direct response to community requests to provide more choices for the district’s population. Read more »

Rapid Global Changes Demand Socially Responsible Action

Press Release – Akina Foundation

Rapid Global Changes Demand Socially Responsible Action – Philanthropy Alone Is Not The Solution

Auckland – 29 September 2017 – World leaders in social enterprise are calling for New Zealand’s private and public sectors to take positive action towards a more socially, economically, and environmentally responsible society. Read more »

Decision on race based seats should be referendum

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Decision on race based seats should be referendum
29 September 2017
Any decision to change the makeup of Auckland Council should be put to the people as a referendum, says the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance. Read more »

Hong Kong man sentenced for $20 million meth in spatula sets

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

Hong Kong man sentenced for $20 million meth in spatula sets

A Hong Kong national who imported into New Zealand a pallet of spatula sets that contained methamphetamine or ‘P’ with an estimated street value of up to $20,000,000 was sentenced in the Auckland High Court this morning. Read more »

Announcement of the Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup

Press Release – Emirates Team New Zealand

The Announcement Of The Protocol Of The 36th America’s Cup

The Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup was released today at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron after a focused and friendly period of negotiation between the Defender and the Challenger of Record Circolo della Vela Sicilia following Emirates Team New Zealand’s victory in the America’s Cup only three months ago in Bermuda. Read more »

Home Consents Highest since 2004

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Home consents highest since 2004

29 September 2017 – Monthly building consents for new homes reached a 13-year-high in August 2017, driven by a spike in apartments and retirement village units in Auckland, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

MetService completes acquisition of MetOcean Solutions Ltd

Press Release – MetService

MetService completes acquisition of MetOcean Solutions Ltd

State-owned enterprise Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd (MetService) has today completed full acquisition of leading New Zealand oceanographic company MetOcean Solutions Ltd. Read more »

Post-quake office markets facing opposite supply

Press Release – Colliers International

Post-quake office markets facing opposite supply and demand pressures

Auckland, September 29, 2017 – Christchurch now has a surplus of office space as the CBD rebuild winds down, while seismic issues have left Wellington with almost no available prime space. Read more »

Auckland Council adopts its Group Annual Report

Press Release – Auckland Council

29 September 2017

Auckland Council adopts its Group Annual Report after a year of significant investment and solid financial performance Read more »

Which is Cheapest: Rental Cars, Taxis or Uber?

Press Release – GO Rentals

Rental car, taxi or Uber: which is cheapest?

Here’s a question which should grab the attention of every traveller: which is the most cost-effective way to travel once you step off the airplane? Your choices today include a rental car, an Uber (or similar) or a traditional metered taxi. So which is cheapest? Read more »

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