Archive for April, 2019

Summerset feels pinch of slowing housing market

Article – BusinessDesk

Summerset feels pinch of slowing housing, construction market

By Jenny Ruth

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Summerset Group has scaled back its development programme temporarily due to the slowdown in the housing market, particularly in Auckland and Christchurch. Read more »

More than $3 million paid to Christchurch victims

Press Release – Victim Support

More than $3 million paid to Christchurch victims and families

Injured victims continue to come forward for help

Victim Support have distributed more than $3 million to the victims and families of those affected by the Christchurch tragedy, as more people continue to seek help. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – April 30

Press Release – Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Question No. 1—Prime Minister Read more »

Kiwi karters in Germany for first major Euro Champs

Press Release – KartSport

Four Kiwi karters led by recently crowned NZ KZ2 class champion Matthew Payne are in Germany this week, preparing for the opening round of the 2019 FIA Karting European Championship – KZ2, and FIA Karting Academy Trophy series. Read more »

Caritas Challenge for South Sudan

Press Release – Caritas Aotearoa

Don’t be surprised to see groups of young people gathering to move water over long distances at school playing fields, or eating one simple meal of ugali during a 24 hour period, or any one of a range of activities designed to bring them closer to the plight of more than four million South Sudanese who have been displaced from their homes due to ongoing conflict and food insecurity. Read more »

Fire and Emergency congratulates honours recipients

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Chief Executive, Rhys Jones has congratulated volunteer firefighters from the Coromandel, Lyttelton, Waikato, Southland and the East Coast, presented with New Year Honours by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House. Read more »

Day 1 Wrap from Barfoot & Thompson NZ Badminton Open

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open

Day one wrapped up at the Barfoot & Thompson New Zealand Badminton Open at Eventfinda Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore today, with a hint of the world class badminton that is to come as the final rounds of qualifying and the opening round of mixed doubles played out in front of a good first-day crowd. Read more »

Christchurch families get residence, 6000 parents in limbo

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

While the Government has rightly offered residence to those directly impacted by the Christchurch terrorist attack, thousands of parents remain in immigration limbo, says Epsom MP and ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

NZ Defence Force training exercise

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and a United States Army Aviation Regiment will conduct joint exercise in Auckland and Waiouru from 8-23 May, 2019. Read more »

Graduand inspired by late father

Press Release – University of Auckland

Grace Jessup was encouraged by her seriously ill father to attend university but sadly he didn’t make it to see her graduate this week.
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First release of National Wastewater Testing results

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police Commissioner Mike Bush says Police are continuing to build a clearer picture of New Zealand’s drug use with the first results of the National Wastewater Testing Programme released today. Read more »

Busy start for VAPO in Christchurch

Press Release – VAPO

Tuesday, 30 April 2019


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Light therapy reduces ‘jet lag’ and shortens hospital stays

Press Release – The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Tuesday April 30 2019

Light therapy reduces ‘jet lag’ and shortens hospital stays Read more »

Conference focuses on sustainable stormwater solutions

Press Release – Water New Zealand

Conference focuses on sustainable stormwater solutions

29 April 2019

Water quality and the environmental impact on our waterways are key topics under the spotlight at this year’s Water New Zealand three day Stormwater Conference beginning in Auckland tomorrow (May 1). Read more »

Total New Zealand RNZ Audience Measurement – Survey 1, 2019

Press Release – GfK

Media release

Total New Zealand RNZ Audience Measurement

Survey 1 – 2019

Auckland, April 30th – Results of the Total New Zealand 2019 RNZ Measurement Survey 1 conducted by GfK were released today at 1pm. Read more »

Minister welcomes biosecurity report

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Damien O’Connor
Minister for Biosecurity
30 April 2019 MEDIA STATEMENT Read more »

Safe Fair Interest Free Loans top $1 million

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) has this month celebrated a key milestone, providing over $1 million in safe fair and affordable no interest loans to nearly 500 low income clients. Read more »

HealthLink celebrates 25th anniversary

Press Release – HealthLink

Australasia’s largest health IT network, HealthLink, celebrated its 25th anniversary with an evening celebration at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Read more »

Asset Plus to buy downtown building from Auckland Council

Article – BusinessDesk

Asset Plus to buy downtown building from Auckland Council for $58M

By Paul McBeth

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Asset Plus has agreed to buy an Auckland CBD building for $58 million from Auckland Council, but will need shareholder approval for the deal. Read more »

SEANZ clarifies process over EECA Solar Calculator

Press Release – SEANZ

Press Release For Immediate Use

Government agency requested SEANZ expert analysis

Auckland, 30 April 2019 – The Sustainable Energy Association NZ (SEANZ) responded to a TVNZ news story last night implying the organisation had lobbied intensively to have EECA’s tax-payer funded solar calculator taken down. Read more »

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