Archive for January, 2019

KiwiRail pleased with early Northland studies

Article – BusinessDesk

KiwiRail pleased with early Northland studies
By Gavin Evans

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail says it is pleased with work undertaken to date on a potential extension of its rail network to Northport at Marsden Point. Read more »

Portage Crossing Celebrates its 27th Year

Press Release – Manukau Urban Maori Authority

Portage Crossing Celebrates its 27th Year

Waka Ama Retracing Ancient Waka Path & Free Music Event at Māngere Bridge


The annual Portage Crossing on Saturday 9 February retraces an ancient Tainui waka path of 800 years when tūpuna Māori navigated into the Isthmus of Tāmaki Makaurau. Read more »

Insights: The cost of cheap decisions

Press Release – Auckland Council

Insights: The cost of cheap decisions

Auckland ratepayers continually expect better levels of service and reduced environmental impact – as they should. Read more »

Serious firearms incident in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police investigation ongoing following serious firearms incident in Auckland”

Attribute to Superintendent Naila Hassan, Waitemata District Commander: Read more »

UN migration pact should be debated by Parliament

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

UN migration pact should be debated by Parliament

ACT’s Human Rights Spokesman Stephen Berry is calling on the Government to allow the UN Global Compact for Migration to be debated by Parliament. Read more »

LGBT community steps in to make sure NZ sees conversion film

Press Release – Outlook

After a decision to not release the 2018 film about gay conversion therapy, Boy Erased in New Zealand due to its commercial viability, the rainbow community has stepped in to make sure that the film is screened around the country during various pride festivals. Read more »

Can Ken Smith extend his winning streak at Skope Classic?

Press Release – New Zealand Formula 5000 Association

So far the 2018/19 New Zealand motor racing season has been kind to one of the sport’s favourite sons, ageless super-veteran Ken Smith. Read more »

Person in custody following firearms incident in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police have responded to a firearms incident where shots were reportedly fired into the air in Northcote around 3.12pm.

No injuries were reported in the incident. Read more »

Police release image of vehicle in Sandringham homicide case

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe, Auckland City CIB:

Police investigating the death of Shannon Shelby Baker are appealing to the public for sightings of a vehicle believed to be connected to his death. Read more »

ComCom eyes terminal, refinery access in fuel market study

Article – BusinessDesk

The Commerce Commission wants to understand whether access to locally made fuel and its delivery and storage around the country may be limiting competition. Read more »

Nationwide events to commemorate Waitangi Day 2019

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage
MP for Mt Albert
31 January 2019 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO Read more »

Reports show a rise in prices and interest rates

Press Release – interest.co.nz

Home Loan Affordability Reports show a rise in prices and interest rates at the end of last year made it harder for first home buyers to get their own home Read more »

Northland rail investigations on track

Press Release – KiwiRail

31 January 2019

KiwiRail has completed the first stage of its investigations into a 20km spur line to Northport at Marsden Point and will begin the next stage of exploration this year, Acting Chief Executive Todd Moyle says. Read more »

Paige announced to support George Ezra at Spark Arena

Press Release – Great Things

Paige announced to support George Ezra
at sold out Spark Arena show

Thursday, 31 January 2019- With his #1 hit ‘Shotgun’ well and truly one of the hits of the summer, there was no doubt that George Ezra‘s first New Zealand headline show would be a sell out. Read more »

Bereaved families paying too much for basic paperwork

Press Release – Kiwilaw

Bereaved families paying too much for basic paperwork – lawyer

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Press release: Kiwilaw Read more »

Kiwi kids share their views on life in CensusAtSchool 2019

Press Release – CensusAtSchool

Thursday January 31, 2019
The only national survey to comprehensively chart children’s views of their own lives is taking place across New Zealand from March 4. Read more »

Police investigate death in Rotorua

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Attributable to Detective Inspector Mark Loper:

Bay of Plenty Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 69-year-old man in Rotorua in the early hours of Wednesday morning (January 30). Read more »

Dunedin’s Soaked Oats chosen for The Great Escape

Press Release – The Label

Dunedin’s Soaked Oats chosen for The Great Escape (UK), Corona Tour (NZ) and release new single and video TODAY! Read more »

Student mentors recognised with awards

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Thursday 31 January, 2019

Those who teach and guide the next generation of healthcare professionals have been recognised for their hard work and dedication. Read more »

Rainbow Tick endorsement for insurance start-up Cove

Press Release – Cove

Auckland-based insurance start-up Cove has been awarded the Rainbow Tick, certifying the organisation is a welcoming and inclusive place for people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. Read more »

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