Archive for August, 2019

The Nation: Dr Chris Wilson and Aliya Danzeisen

Press Release – The Nation


On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews conflict & terrorism expert Dr Chris Wilson and Muslim community leader Aliya Danzeisen
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The Nation: Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones

Press Release – The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones
Simon Shepherd: Roads, schools, hospitals, prisons, the building blocks that keep society functioning. Read more »

Auckland Mayoral Debate August 16 Livestream

Press Release – Craig Lord

Auckland Mayoral Debate August 16 Livestream
Goff and Tamihere were blindsided by their unknown challenger at the Grey Power North Shore debate on Friday. Read more »

Most of our packaged food is ultra-processed, unhealthy

Press Release – University of Auckland

Fallen stars: most of our packaged food is ultra-processed, unhealthy
A new, in-depth snapshot of packaged food sold in New Zealand supermarkets reveals most of it is unhealthy, Read more »

Northland Digital Hub For Gen Z Attracts Nearly $1M

Press Release – He Puna Marama Trust

Northland Digital Hub For Gen Z Attracts Nearly $1M

Provincial Growth Fund Boost Read more »

Cruise value to NZ showing massive growth

Press Release – NZ Cruise Association

The value of cruise to New Zealand is climbing more quickly than other sectors of tourism, with new figures showing a massive climb of 28% in the 2018-19 season. Read more »

Have you seen Konelio?

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police would like the public’s assistance to locate Konelio Matini who has been missing since Monday, 5 August.

He was last seen in the Porirua area about 7.30pm that day. Read more »

Two new ambulances gifted to St John Christchurch

Press Release – The Christchurch Foundation

Teochew International Foundation and the Chao Shan General Association of New Zealand will donate two brand new ambulances to St John in Christchurch as thanks for the outstanding work ambulance officers did during the March 15 terror attack. Read more »

Precinct boosts earnings, withholds $34m from Fletcher

Article – BusinessDesk

By Victoria Young

Aug. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Precinct Properties has now withheld $34 million from Fletcher Construction for delays on Auckland’s Commercial Bay project, and says the high-end development is on track for its two-2020 opening dates. Read more »

Further statement on Police presence in Pakuranga

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are issuing a further statement in relation to the arrest of a 40-year-old male in Pakuranga today.

A media outlet has reported – without any confirmation – that shots had been fired in the area. Read more »

Statement on Police presence in Pakuranga

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Inspector Wendy Spiller, Counties Manukau Police:

Just before 2pm this afternoon, Police with assistance from AOS arrested a 40-year-old man in Cortina Place in Pakuranga. Read more »

Cathy Casey Ignores High Legal And Financial Risks

Press Release – Mark Thomas

City Vision Leader Councillor Cath Casey has recklessly endorsed her team’s plan to ignore important council advice and proceed to reduce the amount of green space available to Aucklanders in the wider Mt Roskill area. Read more »

NZ Compare recognised for excellence

Press Release – NZ Compare

NZ Compare recognised for excellence in the Westpac Auckland Business Awards

NZ Compare were delighted to be shortlisted as Finalists in an amazing 3 categories for the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2019. NZ Compare were shortlisted for: Read more »

Latin American and Spain Film Festival will travel around NZ

Press Release – Latin America and Spain Film Festival

The 2019 Edition of the Latin American and Spanish Film Festival officially opens in Wellington on September 5th, celebrating the strong ties and relationships between New Zealand and the participating nations. Read more »

Tamihere’s bridge plan will bankrupt Auckland

Press Release – Phil Goff

Mayor Phil Goff:
“The 18 lane harbour bridge that John Tamihere is proposing is going to cost over $10 billion to build. Read more »

Adam Hattaway and the Haunters announce album and tour

Press Release – Great Things

Friday 16 August— You may not yet know about Adam Hattaway and the Haunters, but the band from Christchurch are here to change that, announcing their sophomore album Crying Lessons and an eight-date release tour, and sharing glorious rock ‘n’ roll ballad ‘Take Care of You’ along with a tongue-in-cheek video. Read more »

Showquest National Final Results

Press Release – Showquest

Sacred Heart Girls’ College from New Plymouth took out the top spot at the Showquest National Final, announced today (16 September). Showquest is New Zealand’s largest performing arts competition for schools. Read more »

New lights for Bombay Rugby Club

Press Release – NZ Community Trust

NZCT has given a $75,000 grant to the Bombay Rugby Club to help upgrade its field lighting.

The South Auckland club was almost at the point of not having any of its teams train at night due to the inadequate condition of the lighting. With over 300 playing members, the club needed a helping hand so that its 14 teams could continue to play the game they love. Read more »

Mayoral candidate withdraws his nomination

Press Release – John Lehmann

John Lehmann Mayoral candidate has withdrawn his name from the race.

Lehmann says ”Auckland city is bankrupt, and the council corrupt, and self serving. Read more »

Animal Advocates MARCH to call out animal exploitation

Press Release – Vegan Society

What: ‘The Official Animal Rights March Auckland NZ’ March in Auckland CBD
When: Saturday 17 August 2019, 11:30am onwards
Where: Mahuhukiterangi Reserve (beside Spark Arena) 13-19 Mahuhu Crescent, via Queen Street to Myers Park 379 Queen Street Read more »

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