Archive for August, 2019

NZ SME Exporters set to reap benefits in Western China

Press Release – China Chamber of Commerce in NZ


New Zealand exporters joining a multi-sector China Trade Mission next month are set to benefit from the rising trade hostilities between the Chinese and Trump administration as China looks to other markets for food products. Read more »

Sustainable tourism initiative nominated for award

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) has been announced as a finalist in the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.

The awards are designed to showcase and highlight the contribution businesses, government, NGOs and individuals are making towards sustainability in New Zealand. Read more »

Speaker to take Parliament to people of Hamilton

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

Hamilton students will have the chance to engage with the Speaker of the House and visiting MPs when Parliament comes to Hamilton on Monday 2 September. Read more »

Yara Shahidi and other game changers added to Summit

Press Release – New Zealand Film Commission

Friday 30 August 10.00am NZT / Thursday 29 August 3.00pm PDT – Incredible actress and activist, Yara Shahidi has been added to The Power of Inclusion summit along with programme details. Read more »

2019 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership Grand Final

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

The Mt Albert Lions and Howick Hornets will meet in the Auckland first division Grand Final for the first time in history this Friday night (5.30pm kick-off NZT). Read more »

N.Z. Future Forest Products Ltd acquires Claymark Group

Press Release – Future Forest Products

Claymark is pleased to announce that its controlling shareholder has entered into an agreement with N.Z. Read more »

Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely underrepresented

Article – The Conversation

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely under-represented in New Zealand universities) Read more »

Festival X Rising launches in New Zealand

Press Release – Live Nation

AUCKLAND, NZ (August 30, 2019) – New Zealand are you ready? FESTIVAL X RISING launches this November at Western Springs as the newest event on the summer music calendar, featuring some of music’s biggest superstars. The inaugural line-up features multiple Grammy, Billboard and Brit Award winner CALVIN HARRIS announced today as the headline act. Read more »

Superstar sought to help kids avoid the ‘summer slide’

Press Release – Taitokerau Education Trust

August 29, 2019
A Northland trust is on a mission to keep students in a cluster of low-decile schools learning this summer – and they’re looking for someone to make it happen. Read more »

Local Government candidates told to front up

Press Release – Maori Council

Local Government candidates told to front up over asset sales, Maori and the resource management act

The Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council, Matthew Tukaki, has all candidates standing for Local Government to publicly commit to the non-sales of water assets into private hands and foreign ownership: Read more »

New milestone for Maori Police officers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New milestone for Maori Police officers

A record milestone for Maori police officers has been set with the graduation of a new cohort of Police constables today. Read more »

Dress Up to Help Out Loud Shirt Day 2019

Press Release – The Hearing House

Dressing unusually and contributing positively to your community sounds like an oxymoron – but for one day a year, the two opposites come together to accomplish something amazing – Loud Shirt Day. Read more »

Shaping our Futures Together Hui

Press Release – Belong Aotearoa

Building connected and inclusive communities based on solidarity between tangata whenua and ethnic communities is the focus of the Shaping our Futures Together Hui, September 6, co-hosted by Belong Aotearoa and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Read more »

NZ Musicians Unite to Inspire Support and Solidarity

Press Release – Tikidub Productions

NZ Musicians Unite to Inspire Support and Solidarity for Ihumaatao
Musicians around Aotearoa have united together to produce an album and hold a concert inspired by Ihumātao and other issues that have impacted on ‘First Nations’ worldwide. Read more »

Charges laid after fatal Highland Park crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police have arrested a man following an investigation into a fatal single-vehicle crash on Aviemore Drive, Highland Park on 9th August, 2019, where a passenger in the vehicle died at the scene. Read more »

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles travelling from Samoa to Auckland. The person did not know they had measles at the time. Read more »

Porirua-Tawa candidate advocates extending Super Gold Card

Press Release – Roger Watkin

Porirua-Tawa candidate advocates extending Super Gold Card hours

Roger Watkin says Super Gold Card hours need to be extended. Read more »

Yellow recognised as an emerging leader at Diversity Awards

Press Release – Yellow

29 August 2019

Yellow took home a top accolade at last night’s Diversity Awards NZ™, winning the ‘Emerging Diversity & Inclusion’ category. Read more »

Measles warning new confirmed cases in the Waikato

Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

The Medical Officer of Health has been notified of three new confirmed cases of measles in the Waikato region in the last two weeks, some linked to South Auckland. Read more »

Mayor Phil Goff welcomes bikes for west Auckland kids

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Eighty children from 17 schools in west Auckland received free bikes and helmets today, thanks to Variety – the Children’s Charity and Auckland Transport, who worked together to raise funds as part of the Auckland Bike Challenge in February. Read more »

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