Archive for March, 2019

Why NZ must get rid of ISDS now

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Australia’s costs for tobacco case it won show why NZ must get rid of ISDS now

Australia’s plain packaging tobacco laws recently faced a raft of international legal challenges by Big Tobacco. The government won them all. Read more »

World expert on medical cannabis to give public talks

Press Release – David Bearman

World expert on medical cannabis to give public talks in New Zealand

International physician, speaker and expert witness, Dr. Read more »

Update from Christchurch Hospital – Saturday, 23 March 2019

Press Release – Canterbury DHB

Saturday, 23 March 2019 – Update from Christchurch Hospital

MEDIA UPDATE
Please attribute to David Meates, Chief Executive, Canterbury District Health Board Read more »

Thirty-two medals for NZ athletes at Special Olympics

Press Release – Special Olympics

The New Zealand delegation to the Special Olympics World Summer Games is set to return home with a raft of medals after wrapping up their week-long campaign. The NZ team has won a total of 32 medals – five gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze. Read more »

Vector fined $3.6 mln in industry first

Article – BusinessDesk

Vector fined $3.6 mln in industry first
By Gavin Evans

March 22 (BusinessDesk) – Vector, the country’s biggest electricity distributor, has been fined almost $3.6 million for breaching its reliability standards in the 2015 and 2016 financial years. Read more »

World expert on medical cannabis to give public talks

Press Release – David Bearman

World expert on medical cannabis to give public talks in New Zealand

International physician, speaker and expert witness, Dr. David Bearman (M.D), is a U.S based doctor and he has recommended and prescribed cannabis medicine since it was first made legal in 1996. He is coming to New Zealand March 28th- April 5th to launch his new book ‘Cannabis Medicine’ and to share his knowledge with the New Zealand public. Read more »

Update from Christchurch Hospital – Friday 22 March 2019

Press Release – Canterbury DHB

Friday 22 March 2019 – Update from Christchurch Hospital

MEDIA UPDATE
Please attribute comment to David Meates, Read more »

Wheelchair Race Added as Permanent Fixture at Marathon

Press Release – ASB Auckland Marathon

22 March 2019

For immediate release from ASB Auckland Marathon

Wheelchair Race Added as Permanent Fixture at Asb Auckland Marathon Read more »

Large crowds expected at Auckland Domain vigil

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are expecting a large crowd of several thousand people to attend this evening’s vigil at the Auckland Domain at 6pm. Read more »

Melbourne City Ballet are on their way to New Zealand!

Press Release – Melbourne City Ballet

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Vector penalised $3.5 million for excessive level of outages

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Auckland electricity lines company Vector Limited has been ordered by the Auckland High Court to pay a penalty of $3.575 million for breaching its network quality standard through an excessive level of power outages. Read more »

Fruit fly in Auckland – Situation update 22 March 2019

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in the Auckland suburbs of Devonport and Ōtara have been lifted after no further fruit fly have been found there. Read more »

Swimmer missing from Bethells Beach

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Roger Small, Waitemata Police

Police have been searching for a man who was swept away from Bethells Beach, Auckland, yesterday afternoon. Read more »

New qualification to upskill talented technicians

Press Release – Skills Active

New qualification to upskill the talented technicians driving Kiwi entertainment and events

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The technical experts who create magical performances and events have a new qualification to harness their skills, through Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation for the performing arts. Read more »

National Day of mourning still needed

Press Release – Unite Union

A National Day of mourning is still needed. One was held following the Christchurch earthquake and today’s terror victims deserve at least. Read more »

Intelligence Review must be open

Press Release – Auckland Peace Action

In the wake of last Friday’s horrific racist terrorist attack, Auckland Peace Action is calling for any inquiry into the intelligence services to be independent and to be open to the public. Read more »

New Zealand Jewish Support for Christchurch

Press Release – Jewish Council

21 March 2019
Following Friday’s heinous terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques, the New Zealand Jewish community has been overwhelmed by enquiries and offers of financial support from its members, as well as overseas Jewish organisations and individuals. Read more »

Sir Graeme Douglas International Track Challenge

Press Release – Athletics New Zealand

The women’s shot put competitors were in world-class form at the Sir Graeme Douglas International Track Challenge in West Auckland on Thursday night. Read more »

Grey Lynn drops out of Top 10 list of sale volumes

Press Release – REINZ

21 March 2019
For immediate release

Grey Lynn drops out of Top 10 list of Auckland’s highest sale volume suburbs, says REINZ Read more »

Congestion finally eases around Auckland Airport

Press Release – NZTA

Congestion finally eases around Auckland Airport

Congestion is easing across the Auckland motorway network after a very busy afternoon on the southwestern motorways around Auckland Airport. Traffic within the airport itself remains busy, but is slowly easing. Read more »

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