Archive for May, 2018

2018 Civil Defence Awards announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Kris Faafoi
Minister of Civil Defence
30 May 2018
2018 Civil Defence Awards announced Read more »

Water service mergers floated

Article – BusinessDesk

Water service mergers floated as small local councils struggle with funding, provision

By Pattrick Smellie

May 30 (BusinessDesk) – The government is actively considering whether the water services currently supplied by local government should be merged into a number of larger jointly owned entities to help both fund and ensure the quality of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services. Read more »

Green Cross, private hospitals on watch over nurses pay

Article – BusinessDesk

Green Cross, private hospitals on watch for spillover from nurses’ collective talks with DHBs

By Paul McBeth

May 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s private healthcare providers including Green Cross Health are watching collective negotiations between the nurses’ union and district health boards to see when and if a far-reaching pay hike will spill into the rest of the sector. Read more »

Increasing local investment in Birkenhead

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Increasing local investment in Birkenhead

Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern and Northcote Labour candidate Shanan Halbert today met with local Northcote businesses in Birkenhead. Read more »

Familiar names in National Contemporary Art Award finalist

Press Release – Waikato Museum

Media release

Familiar names among National Contemporary Art Award finalists

30 May 2018


Tomato Saucy! A “Sweet As” Variety Show

Press Release – Cassette Nine

Media Release
Cassette Nine & Va-Va-Voom Productions Present

Tomato Saucy!
A “Sweet As” Variety Show Read more »

MIGUEL extends his War & Leisure tour to New Zealand

Press Release – Live Nation

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter MIGUEL has today announced the extension of his War & Leisure tour to include a one-off show in Auckland on Saturday, July 14 . The ‘Sky Walker’ singer returns to New Zealand for the first time since his appearance in 2014 alongside Bruno Mars. Read more »

New Auckland ICT Graduate Curriculum Based on MicroStrategy

Press Release – MicroStrategy Incorporated

New Zealand’s The University of Auckland ICT Graduate School Announces New Curriculum Based on MicroStrategy Software Read more »

Impacts of Mycoplasma bovis eradication – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Impacts of Mycoplasma bovis eradication – Expert reaction

30 May 2018

Cabinet decided on Monday to continue efforts to eradicate the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. Read more »

Budget Loans fined $720K for “cynical” repossession tactics

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Budget Loans fined $720,000 for “cynical and deliberate” repossession tactics

Finance companies Budget Loans Limited and Evolution Finance Limited (together Budget Loans) have been fined $720,000 in the Auckland District Court, on 125 charges under the Fair Trading Act. Read more »

Be prepared on our roads this Queen’s Birthday weekend

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Driving a car is not dissimilar to a being a pilot and flying a plane. You’re the ‘pilot’ of your own vehicle and need to prepare for your journey with safety checks. This includes ensuring your car is road legal, has plenty of petrol, oil and water. When you’re in with the door shut, drink bottle handy, music set, cell phone on silent, seat belts on for the driver and passengers, key in – you’re ready to go. Read more »

Government on right path to amalgamate city water services

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Government on right path to amalgamate municipal water services

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Local Government Minister, the Hon Nanaia Mahuta’s comments today on the need for ‘step change’ to the provision of municipal water and signalling increased aggregation of water service providers. Read more »

Government welcomes discussion with animal welfare advocates

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Meka Whaitiri
Associate Minister of Agriculture


30 May 2018 Read more »

Ecomatters Trust opens second community Bike Hub in Auckland

Press Release – Ecomatters Environment Trust

EcoMatters Bike Hub Henderson – Community-Led Cycling Revolution Gains New Pedal Power!

EcoMatters Environment Trust has opened a second Bike Hub in Henderson as an important next step in its quest to lead a cycling revolution in Auckland. Read more »

Space Opera meets Crocodile Dundee and Barry Crump

Press Release – Keith Fenwick

Media release for The Colonists.
Auckland NZ, 29 May 2018 – Auckland writer, Keith Fenwick, has just released The Colonists, the fourth novel in the Skidian Chronicles series. Read more »

MEETINGS 2018 opens in Auckland

Press Release – CINZ

30 May 2018

The best in business events meet in Auckland

More than 650 business event specialists were welcomed to Auckland Town Hall last night, Read more »

Auckland wins bid to host international medical symposium

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development


30 May 2018

Auckland wins bid to host international medical symposium Read more »

Plexure shares soar 26% on revenue gains, cost cutting

Article – BusinessDesk

Plexure shares soar 26% as revenue gains, cost cutting gets cash in the door

By Paul McBeth

May 30 (BusinessDesk) – Plexure Group shares jumped 26 percent as the mobile voucher firm started generating positive cash flow after slashing costs and building sales momentum. Read more »

Motherhood Pay Penalty Not a Reality For All

Press Release – YWCA

Motherhood Pay Penalty Not a Reality For All

29 May 2018 – Organisers of New Zealand’s Equal Pay Awards have applauded the research paper by MOTU that found that New Zealand’s gender pay gap is larger among mothers than working women without children. Read more »

Aotea Square Ice Rink: It’s Winter – Time to Go Out!

Press Release – Auckland Live

It’s Winter – Time to Go Out!

Get your skates on and throw on a beanie because Aotea Square Ice Rink is back! Officially opening on Friday 15th June in Aotea Square, this winter-fun-land returns to add its icy sparkle to winter and delight visitors of all ages. Read more »

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