Archive for January, 2019

Ay Carmela comes to the New Zealand Fringe Festival 2019

Press Release – Babel Theatre

Babel Theatre is bringing Ay Carmela, the widely acclaimed Spanish theatre play, to the New Zealand Fringe Festival 2019 (BATS Theatre). A story about the human cost of war set in the Spanish Civil War. Read more »

Price confirmed as new ARL chair

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

Price confirmed as new ARL chair

January 30, 2018

Shane Price has been confirmed as the new chairman of the Auckland Rugby League Board of Directors, following a vote by affiliated clubs this month.
Price, who becomes the 22nd chairman to serve the organisation in its 110-year history, first joined the Board in 2016 as an elected director, also acting as deputy chair to Cameron McGregor through that period. Read more »

UPDATE: First Food Act fine imposed on Hellers

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: First Food Act fine imposed on Hellers for mis-labelling sausages

(Updates with comment from Hellers from 10th paragraph. Confirms OIO approval still pending to end.) Read more »

Bridges pledges tax indexation to protect incomes

Article – BusinessDesk

Bridges pledges tax indexation to protect incomes

By Gavin Evans

Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – National leader Simon Bridges is pledging to index tax thresholds to inflation to prevent wage and salary earners being pushed into ever higher tax brackets. Read more »

First Food Act fine imposed on Hellers for mis-labelling

Article – BusinessDesk

First Food Act fine imposed on Hellers for mis-labelling sausages

By Jenny Ruth

Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Bacon and sausage manufacturer Hellers has been fined $39,375 and ordered to pay $5,000 to each of three children who suffered allergic reactions after eating mis-labelled sausages. Read more »

DHB-employed Midwives to Strike Again

Press Release – MERAS

The midwives’ union MERAS has issued strike notices for 12-hour strikes from 9am-9pm, on 11-14 February.

At issue is the DHBs refusal to acknowledge the responsibilities and skills of midwives, most of whom on the top step of the core midwife scale earn just $66,755 a year. Read more »

Get ready Auckland, activewear isn’t just for brunch anymore

Press Release – Round the Bays

Dust off your sneakers and get ready to race – New Zealand’s largest fun run and walk, Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, is back for 2019. Read more »

Arctic Monkeys release additional GA tickets for NZ show

Press Release – Frontier Touring Company

British rock royalty Arctic Monkeys will touch down in New Zealand in early March and with demand for tickets so overwhelming, Frontier Touring has released additional general admission floor tickets to ensure fans don’t miss out. Read more »

Auckland Cycle Touring Association pedals for 70 Years

Press Release – Auckland Cycle Touring Association

The Auckland Cycle Touring Association was formed on 24 February 1949, with the club today still catering for cyclists interested in riding in the company of others and partaking in and reliving cycle touring trips all over the world. One original member, now a life member, is still involved. Pelham a stalwart from way back has a passion for cycling and kayaking and even survived the Tangiwai disaster! Read more »

NZ Children can boost grades with Blueberries, says science

Press Release – Blueberries New Zealand

An internationally acclaimed scientist, who has published breakthrough research with blueberries’ significant effect on memory and attention in children, will be the guest of honour at today’s official launch of the New Zealand blueberry season.
Blueberry season in New Zealand is December to March, though January is really when they are most abundant on New Zealand shelves. Read more »

CubaDupa’s street performers will animate the precinct

Press Release – Cubadupa

The Cuba Street precinct soon will be invigorated with the pulse of music and dancing in the streets en masse. Read more »

Simon Bridges – State of the Nation

Speech – New Zealand National Party

Good afternoon everyone.

It’s fantastic to be here in Christchurch to speak to you about National’s vision for New Zealand, our principles and our priorities for this year and beyond. Read more »

Kiwi Karters show strength in numbers in Melbourne

Press Release – KartSport

Auckland karters Bond Roby and Marco Manson spearheaded a strong showing from the large contingent of Kiwi karters who contested the opening round of Australia’s Sparco-backed 2019 Rotax Pro Tour series at Melbourne’s Todd Rd kart track over the Jan 26-27 Australia Day weekend. Read more »

Air NZ shares hit 3-month low

Article – BusinessDesk

Air NZ shares hit 3-month low; earnings downgrade puts tourism under microscope
By Paul McBeth

Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand shares sank to a three-month low after the national carrier warned annual earnings will drop by as much as 37 percent, with softer tourism and slowing domestic travel restraining revenue growth. Read more »

Government should keep hands off universal deferred payments

Press Release – NextGen Group

30 January 2019

Getting invoices paid 90 or 120 days after due date by large corporate companies, commonly called Universal Deferred Payment (UDP), is not a bad thing for small businesses and signals from Government to stamp it out will not help SMEs. Read more »

Be Careful Where You Escape From The Heatwave

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Be Careful Where You Escape From The Heatwave Fish & Game Warns

As New Zealand swelters though this week’s heatwave, people are being warned to be careful where they cool off with nearly 200 rivers, lakes and streams classed as unsafe for swimming since November according to regional and district council information. Read more »

Contemporary Asian arts projects receive funding boost

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation

January 29, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE

Contemporary Asian arts projects receive funding boost Read more »

Cancel your 2pm meeting – Grabaseat $1 flights are back

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Media release

30 January 2019

Cancel your 2pm meeting – Grabaseat $1 flights are back Read more »

Hellers prosecuted over mispackaged Sizzlers sausages

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

30 January 2019

Small goods manufacturer Hellers has been fined almost $40,000 and ordered to pay a total of $15,000 to three children who had moderate to severe allergic reactions after consuming mispackaged Sizzlers sausages. Read more »

How smarter marketing automation will shape the future

Press Release – MaverickDigital

How smarter marketing automation will shape the future of NZ leisure visitors

For immediate release
Wednesday, 30 January 2019
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