Archive for July, 2018

MOTAT brings the wonder of flight to life

Press Release – MOTAT

18 July 2018
MOTAT brings the wonder of flight to life with Above and Beyond
It’s all systems go at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) as the Auckland institution prepares to put aviation and aerospace innovation firmly in the spotlight this summer by hosting the blockbuster flight exhibition, Above and Beyond. Read more »

Innovative housing complex designed for Wellington

Press Release – Branz

Thirty top architecture, engineering and construction management students, one brief and just three days to design a Wellington-centric housing complex for all generations. Read more »

Public health response needed to manage syphilis outbreak

Press Release – RACP

18 July 2018

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has written to the Associate Minister of Health, Julie-Anne Genter, calling on the NZ Government to urgently set targets and provide additional resources to tackle the syphilis outbreak affecting vulnerable communities across New Zealand. Read more »

Colin, Brad & Greg Announce NZ Show!

Press Release – Blackout Music Managment

Colin, Brad & Greg From Whose Line is It Anyway? Announce NZ Show!

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For immediate release: Wednesday 18 July Read more »

Endace Expands Fusion Partner Program

Press Release – Endace

Open Platform Strategy for Network Security and Performance Analytics
Redefines the Economics and Agility of Network Defense for Customers
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NZ’S Chocolate Awards Return for a Second Year

Press Release – New Zealand Chocolate Awards

NZ’S Chocolate Awards Return for a Second Year, Bigger And Better
With a new international head judge Read more »

Queer Comedy of Errors

Press Release – Bats Theatre

Queer Comedy of Errors

Back for Debauchery
at BATS

Balling. Boffing. Getting laid and making love. Its all sex. And there’s so much to say about sex. After its sell-out season at Auckland’s Basement theatre, A Mulled Whine Productions is bringing screwball comedy sensation Mating in Captivity to titillate and challenge the most liberal city in Aotearoa: Wellington. Read more »

Academics support KiwiSaver criticism

Press Release – Susan St John

MEDIA RELEASE

TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018
Yesterday’s open letter from nine Independent Financial Advisers to the Financial Markets Authority and other regulators criticising the current KiwiSaver model for its conservative strategy of investment, has raised some very important issues according to the University of Auckland’s Retirement Policy and Research Centre (RPRC). Read more »

More than 90 Auckland zero waste heroes to be celebrated

Press Release – Ecomatters Environment Trust

More than 90 Auckland zero waste heroes to be celebrated in community awards night
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
17 July 2018
Auckland, N.Z.: Leaders and innovators in minimising waste going to landfill will be celebrated at the second Auckland Community Zero Waste Awards Night in Henderson on Wednesday the 25th of July. Read more »

You’re Pretty Hot… for an Asian! *

Press Release – Q Theatre

You’re Pretty Hot… for an Asian! *

Q Theatre and Proudly Asian Theatre presents
ORIENTATION
Written and directed by Chye-Ling Huang.
Part of MATCHBOX 2018, Q Theatre’s creative development programme. Read more »

Environmental Protection Authority chair and deputy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Eugenie Sage

Associate Minister for the Environment


17 July 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT
The new Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Board chairperson and deputy were announced by Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today. Read more »

Celebrate! with the NZSO and The Phoenix Foundation

Press Release – NZSO

17 July 2018 – NZSO media release for immediate release

Celebrate! with the NZSO and Kiwi band The Phoenix Foundation Read more »

Inflation is still low, but headed higher

Press Release – Kiwibank

It might have been cheaper to upgrade the car, just less so to add to the house.
Key Points
• Food, alcohol, construction, and rents all surprised slightly on the high-side.
• Petrol rose, and will rise some more. Read more »

NZ Refining reports negative margins

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Refining reports negative margins for first time in 5 years

By Gavin Evans

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining has reported negative margins for the first time in five years after a major maintenance shut had to be extended last month. Read more »

Gender imbalance to blame for housing and builder shortage?

Press Release – Nexgen

Gender imbalance to blame for housing and builder shortage?

The shortage of tradespeople to help with building more houses in New Zealand could be alleviated by attracting more women builders, plumbers, carpenters and electricians – in effect, the gender imbalance in construction is a lost opportunity. Read more »

CatWalk Trust applauds inclusion of wheelchair division

Press Release – Catwalk Trust

CatWalk Trust applauds inclusion of wheelchair division in ASB Auckland Marathon

The CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust (CatWalk) congratulates the ASB Auckland Marathon on its commendable decision to include a pilot wheelchair division in the multi-distance event of the 2018 ASB Auckland Marathon. Read more »

NZ residential property sales dip in June

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ residential property sales dip in June as winter chills affordable housing turnover

By Paul McBeth

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand house sales fell 1.6 percent in June from a year earlier as a cooling in activity followed the onset of winter was limited to what’s considered affordable housing, pushing out the time to sell and sapping the number of available listings, says the Real Estate Insitute. Read more »

Technology helps wood displace steel and concrete

Press Release – Innovatek

Technology helps wood displace steel and concrete

Until recently, New Zealand developers had been slow to adopt the engineered timber structures in contrast to leaders in Australia, USA. Now, more engineers here are recognising engineered wood’s advantages with new building information modelling technology for designing commercial buildings. Read more »

Shawn Mendes Tour

Press Release – Frontier Touring Company

Shawn Mendes
Announces Return to
New Zealand & Australia in October & November 2019

‘Mendes sings… more confidently and straightforwardly than ever before.’
Rolling Stone Read more »

Researchers call for cheaper, better screening

Press Release – University of Auckland

Researchers call for cheaper, better screening for brain-threatening newborn condition
Babies may be missing out on treatment for a common, Read more »

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