Archive for May, 2019

The 2019 Doc Edge Award Winners Just Announced

Press Release – Doc Edge Festival

And the Winners Are… the 2019 Doc Edge Award Winners Just Announced
Film: Call Me Intern

The 14th annual Documentary Edge International Film Festival (Doc Edge) officially opened last night with Assholes: A Theory at Q Theatre. Read more »

SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s earns 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate

Press Release – Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium

Auckland – Friday 31 May 2019: SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year in a row. The achievement celebrates businesses that are consistently excellent – having earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Read more »

Vietnam Veteran gets boost at health expo

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

For Auckland-based Vietnam veteran Joe Henry, one of the features of the recent health and wellbeing expo in Manukau was the way the old soldiers were able to help each other. Read more »

Edith Amituanai in conversation with David Cook

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery

Friday 7 June, 12-1pm
Double Talk: Lunchtime Series
Edith Amituanai in conversation with David Cook
Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi
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Oh, What a Night! Art is the Big Winner at the NZ Art Show

Press Release – New Zealand Art Show

Wellington’s art party of the year was a night not to be missed, kicking off the 2019 NZ Art Show weekend. The highly anticipated Gala Evening, held last night at Wellington’s TSB Arena, attracted more than 1200 people and saw art enthusiasts enjoying an evening of conversation, canapes and art buying. Read more »

Wellbeing Budget impacts Aucklanders stuck in traffic…

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

31 May 2019
There is probably a million Aucklanders whose wellbeing hasn’t been improved by today’s increase in excise tax or by yesterday’s wellbeing budget. Read more »

New Podcast to Highlight the Importance of SEO

Press Release – Clickthrough SEO Auckland

The digital age has paved the way for 96 percent of New Zealand businesses to use the internet, 69 percent to have a website, and 72 percent to make internet sales (Statistics New Zealand Business Operations Survey, 2016). Read more »

New Zealand’s Ken Metekingi Earns International Umpire Award

Press Release – Netball NZ

New Zealand’s Ken Metekingi Earns International Umpire Award

31 May, 2019

Manawatu’s Ken Metekingi is the latest New Zealand umpire to earn the International Umpire Award (IUA). Read more »

Reserve Bank reveals Monetary Policy Challenge finalists

Press Release – Reserve Bank

Date: 31 May 2019


Reserve Bank reveals Monetary Policy Challenge 2019 finalists
The Reserve Bank’s new format Monetary Policy Challenge is shaping up to be an exciting competition, with six schools progressing to the final round of the competition. Read more »

Response to mental health and addiction inquiry brings hope

Press Release – Public Service Association

Government response to mental health and addiction inquiry brings hope
The PSA has welcomed the long awaited Government response to ‘He Ara Oranga – Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction’ coupled with the ‘Budget 2019: Mental Health, Wellbeing and Addiction initiatives’ as an encouraging approach to transforming New Zealand’s mental health and addiction services. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence eases to six-month low

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ consumer confidence eases to six-month low

By Rebecca Howard

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Consumer confidence eased in May to a six-month low but continues to hover around the historical average. Read more »

The Built Environment – Frank Lloyd Wright & The Bauhaus

Article – Howard Davis

The Built Environment – Frank Lloyd Wright & The Bauhaus


Frank Lloyd Wright and his model of the Guggenheim Museum

“Less is more.” – Mies van der Rohe. New York Herald Tribune, 1959.
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Tobacco Control Expert Questions Budget Tobacco Tax Increase

Press Release – Centre of Research Excellence

New Zealand’s Leading Tobacco Control Expert Questions Budget Tobacco Tax Increase

As World No Tobacco Day is marked around the world, Dr. Marewa Glover calls for a fairer and more science-based approach to smoking cessation and harm reduction Read more »

Much needed investment in Rheumatic fever shows commitment

Press Release – National Hauora Coalition

The National Hauora Coalition (NHC) welcomes Hon Jenny Salesa’s recent pre-budget announcement of a $12 million investment into rheumatic fever prevention programmes. Read more »

Roof raised on new National Hockey Centre

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The roof has been raised on the new National Hockey Centre marking the half way point in the construction of the world class facility at Rosedale on Auckland’s North Shore. Read more »

Aktive provides first Women’s Coach Developer course

Press Release – Aktive – Auckland Sport and Recreation

Aktive supports women in sport with first Women’s Coach Developer course

New Zealand’s first Women’s Coach Developer Training course has provided an important boost to the city’s female coaching expertise with 13 female coach developers participating in the inaugural course. Read more »

LEISURE share ‘Too Much Of A Good Thing’

Press Release – Great Things

Fresh from their European sojourn, Auckland’s own supergroup LEISURE share ‘Too Much Of A Good Thing’, the final single from their upcoming album release TWISTER and announce support acts for their album release tour. Read more »

CFFC welcomes Budget funding to improve home ownership

Press Release – Commission for Financial Capability

CFFC welcomes Budget funding to improve Māori and Pasifika home ownership

The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) looks forward to scaling up its Sorted community programmes to help more Māori and Pasifika families into home ownership, thanks to an allocation of around $3 million in this year’s Budget. Read more »

Budget: Less than 1% for so-called pacific priority

Press Release – Pacific Health Plus

The government has said that ‘targeted support for Māori and Pasifika aspirations’ is a priority for Budget 2019, however, only $135m has been allocated – the lowest budget allocation for the year ahead of the five priority areas and of this, a mere $20m is targeted at Pasifika communities in New Zealand. Read more »

Call for more investment in harm reduction

Press Release – Lung Foundation New Zealand

Call for more investment in harm reduction to save Kiwi lives on World Smokefree Day Read more »

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