Archive for June, 2019

Addiction – the elephant in the room

Press Release – University of Auckland

Drink, pokies funding communities, and treatments involving psychedelic drugs are among addiction topics being discussed in the University of Auckland’s 2019 Winter Lecture series. Read more »

Fare free public transport draws the crowds

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Aucklanders loved their day of free travel on the city’s buses, trains and ferries last Sunday.

The fare free day was a thank you from Auckland Transport and its public transport operators. In the past year passenger trips annually on public transport in Auckland reached 100 million for the first time since 1950. Read more »

Is the new gov strategy enough to address gambling harm?

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai te Hauora congratulates Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa and her colleagues on today’s launch of the 3-year strategy to reduce gambling harm and their decision to increase the proportion of the gambling levy funded from the money lost by gamblers. Read more »

Update your preferences to receive 2019 Entrust Dividend

Press Release – Entrust

Important information for dividend recipients – two easy steps

Auckland, 28 June 2019 – In the next few weeks more than 333,000 Aucklanders get to choose how they’ll receive their annual Entrust dividend, which will be paid in late September. Documents are arriving soon, by post. Read more »

Library agreement reflects Councils’ collaboration

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Shared library services between Hamilton residents and for Waikato District residents in the immediate areas around Hamilton will resume next month after an agreement between the two councils was approved yesterday. Read more »

$372,500 fines imposed in landmark Mānuka honey fraud case

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Fines totalling $372,500 imposed in landmark Mānuka honey fraud case

28 June 2019

A former Auckland honey exporter and its operations manager have been fined a total of $372,500 in a landmark case involving the deliberate adulteration of honey in order to pass it off as high value Mānuka honey. Read more »

Record Running in Wellington this Weekend

Press Release – MDJ Media

With runners and walkers from a record 19 countries, this year’s Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon is setting records before the starters gun is even fired. Read more »

Wellington High School awarded gold

Press Release – NSSCC

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NZ consumer confidence ticks up slightly in June

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ consumer confidence ticks up slightly in June

By Rebecca Howard

June 28 (BusinessDesk) – Consumer confidence ticked up in June, climbing back above the historic average. Read more »

Communist League announces candidates in Auckland elections

Press Release – Communist League

June 28, 2019

Press statement for immediate release

Communist League announces candidates in Auckland Council elections: Read more »

Troye Sivan and RainbowYOUTH

Press Release – Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (June 28, 2019) – Tickets go on sale at 1pm today for global popstar TROYE SIVAN who returns to New Zealand this September for a major headline show at Auckland’s Spark Arena. Read more »

Auckland Champions Luncheon set to dazzle for a good cause

Press Release – Child Cancer Foundation

The Child Cancer Foundation is gearing up for their annual Champions Luncheon in Auckland. Now in its second year, the luncheon is set to take place at the Aotea Centre on the 16th of August on the eve of the All Blacks vs. Wallabies test. Proceedings will kick off at 12pm and come to a close at 5pm. Read more »

New primary league champions found

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

June 28, 2019

Papatoetoe North School and Point England School claimed overall honours at the 2019 Auckland Rugby League Champion of Champions Day on Thursday. Read more »

Tackling gambling harm to improve mental health and equity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Jenny Salesa
Associate Minister of Health


28 June 2019

The Government has today announced its updated national strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm, says Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa. Read more »

Discussing Tourism around the country

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

28 June 2019
Tourism businesses around New Zealand are being invited to discuss the big challenges and opportunities facing them and their regions at a series of events organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Read more »

Effluent over the edge attracts fine for Ondaedge Farms

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato farmer Aaron John Miller, and his company Ondaedge Farms Ltd, have been convicted and fined for unlawfully discharging dairy effluent into the environment. Read more »

NZ On Air reports improvement in diversity of key creatives

Press Release – NZ On Air

28 June 2019
NZ On Air reports improvement in diversity of key creatives in screen and music production

NZ On Air’s fourth Diversity Report shows a more diverse mix of content creators in key screen production roles, but there is still under-representation of Asian screen creatives, and women in music. Read more »

Air New Zealand – a Year in the Air

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand customers in the United Kingdom are more than twice as likely to offset the carbon impact of their flights than those based in New Zealand or Australia. Read more »

Serious assault – Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Kathy Bostock, Auckland City Crime Squad

Police were called about 6.08am following reports of a serious assault at a property on Greys Ave. Read more »

Rents rocket in the regions

Press Release – Trademe

May was another strong month for the New Zealand rental market with every region experiencing an annual increase and five provinces reaching new records, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index. Read more »

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