Archive for June, 2018

New Kiwi Guardian sites for the Auckland region

Press Release – Toyota New Zealand

New Kiwi Guardian sites for the Auckland region

Four sites at the Auckland Botanic Gardens, Omana Regional Park, Fort Takapuna and Pohuehue Falls have been added to the Toyota Kiwi Guardians national network in the Auckland region in time for the July school holidays. Read more »

NZSA National Writers Forum celebrates writing from Oceania

Press Release – NZ Society of Authors

NZSA National Writers Forum celebrates writing from Oceania

SEPTEMBER 21 – 23, 2018
John Marsden, Anita Heiss, Lani Wendt Young, Maualaivao Albert Wendt, Mandy Hager, Paula Morris, Pip Adam and Brannavan Gnanalingam are just some of the writers taking part in the NZSA National Writers Forum taking place from 21–23 September at the University of Auckland. Read more »

The Nation: Juliet Gerrard – PM’s new Chief Science Advisor

Press Release – The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Juliet Gerrard, the Prime Minister’s new Chief Science Advisor

Lisa Owen: Professor Juliet Gerrard is about to step into the role of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. Read more »

Highest building consent levels in 44 years

Press Release – New Zealand Government

House construction powers ahead with highest consent levels in 44 years

The first five months of 2018 have seen the highest number of building consents issued for new homes since 1974, according to new statistics, Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford says. Read more »

Hawke’s Bay Te Pae Oranga Iwi/Community Panel launched

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Hawke’s Bay Te Pae Oranga Iwi/Community Panel launched”

Police are pleased to announce the launch of Ngāti Kahungunu Te Pae Oranga Iwi/Community Panel in partnership with Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga.
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Trump Meets Crump in South Auckland Sci-Fi Satire

Press Release – Keith Fenwick


Trump Meets Crump in South Auckland Sci-Fi Satire

A South Auckland author who mixes sci-fi with satire has released his fourth book, tackling the topics of the day including corporate culture, immigration, environmental concerns and the election of Donald Trump. Read more »

2018 AON NZ Open Championships Preview

Press Release – Swimming NZ

2018 AON NZ Open Championships Previeww
Friday June 29 2018

Over three hundred swimmers will compete next week in the 2018 Aon New Zealand Open Championships at Auckland’s Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Centre. Read more »

Golden Foot awards 2018 celebrate the best of walking

Press Release – Living Streets

Golden Foot awards 2018 celebrate the best of walking in NZ

Living Streets Aotearoa
29 June 2018
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Haumaru Housing celebrates first anniversary

Press Release – Haumaru Housing

Specialist social housing provider, Haumaru Housing, celebrates first anniversary

New Zealand’s fourth largest social housing provider, Haumaru Housing, will celebrate its first anniversary in July. Read more »

Auckland Marina Users Will Benefit From Planned Enhancements

Press Release – Empire Capital

Auckland Marina Users Will Benefit From
Planned Enhancements.
In comments reported today in the New Zealand Herald, the new Marina Users group implied Auckland Council has been surreptitiously selling off marina assets to marine developer Empire Capital for many years. Read more »

Health check-up for Nikau Vessel

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Health check-up for Nikau Vessel


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Smiths City takes $1.5M hit from Employment Court ruling

Article – BusinessDesk

Smiths City takes $1.5M hit from Employment Court ruling; trading loss mounts

By Paul McBeth

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – Smiths City Group took a $1.5 million charge on what it expects to reimburse underpaid staff following this year’s Employment Court ruling that employees should’ve been paid for attending sales meetings, adding to a bigger trading loss than forecast and prompting it to suspend dividends. Read more »

“Act Now and Age Later” says white paper on ageing workforce

Press Release – EMA

“Act Now and Age Later” says white paper on ageing workforce

An ageing population, a declining birth rate and a deepening skills shortage means a perfect storm is brewing on how New Zealand manages its ageing workforce. Read more »

Wynyard Quarter’s newest laneway opens to the public

Press Release – Panuku Development Auckland

The original shoreline of the Waitematā Harbour and Māori astronomy are among the distinctly Kiwi attributes celebrated through the design of the newest laneway to open in Wynyard Quarter. Read more »

Sun rises on Sky Tower for Matariki Festival

Press Release – SKYCITY

MEDIA ADVISORY

29 June 2018

From Saturday 30 June until Friday 20 July, the Sky Tower will be lit with an orange base, rising to a vibrant yellow at the top to depict a sunrise for Auckland’s Matariki Festival, celebrating Māori New Year and the rise of the Matariki constellation in the night sky. Read more »

NZ Super Fund takes 27% stake in fruit & veg firm NZ Gourmet

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Super Fund takes 27% stake in fruit & vege firm NZ Gourmet to aid expansion

By Rebecca Howard

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has taken a 27 percent stake in international fresh fruit and vegetable grower and marketer NZ Gourmet for an undisclosed price. Read more »

Plan forecasts $5.7 billion spend on regional transport

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

29 June 2018

Plan forecasts $5.7 billion spend on regional transport projects over 10 years

The 2018 update to the Waikato Regional Land Transport Plan 2015-2045, adopted by Waikato Regional Council yesterday, will see the Waikato Expressway completed to Cambridge – the region’s long standing top transport priority. Read more »

Puanga ki Matariki: Nga mihi mō te tau hou Māori

Press Release – Te Wananga o Aotearoa

The theme of Learning with Aroha will inspire Te Wānanga o Aotearoa as we celebrate the Māori New Year with Auckland Council, as principal partner of Matariki Festival. Read more »

Auckland residential building consents hit 15-year high

Article – BusinessDesk

Auckland residential building consents hit 15-year high in May, led by stand-alone houses

By Tina Morrison

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland, which is suffering from a shortage of housing, saw the number of residential building consents hit the highest level in 15 years in May, according to the latest data. Read more »

Precinct Properties to sell half-stake in ANZ Centre

Article – BusinessDesk

Precinct Properties to sell half-stake in Auckland’s ANZ Centre for $181 mln

By Paul McBeth

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – Precinct Properties New Zealand has signed a binding deal to sell its 50 percent stake in ANZ Centre in downtown Auckland to a fund managed by US investment firm Invesco for $181 million, in line with the building’s current valuation. Read more »

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