Archive for September, 2019

Secret Sounds & Live Nation Present Cavetown

Press Release – Live Nation

Secret Sounds & Live Nation Present Cavetown
With guest spookyghostboy

AUCKLAND, NZ (Sep 30, 2019) – In an announcement bound to provoke scenes of jubilation amongst his flock of devoted followers, Robin Skinner – the 20-year-old UK singer / songwriter who performs under the alias of CAVETOWN – will make his first visit to Australia and New Zealand in early 2020. Read more »

Coca-Cola launch first tv campaign to promote recycling

Press Release – Coca Cola

Coca-Cola launch first television campaign to promote recycling

Television campaign to inform Kiwis that Coca-Cola’s 600ml product portfolio are now made from 100% recycled plastic Read more »

Townhouses push up new home consents in Auckland

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

30 September 2019

The number of townhouses, flats, and units consented in the Auckland region reached a new high in the August 2019 year, up 22 percent compared with the August 2018 year, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

The Family Violence Help Survey

Press Release – Auckland Disability Law

Family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand is a serious and prevalent issue. Currently Aotearoa New Zealand has some of the highest level of family violence in the world. One of the issues is the difficulties people experiencing family violence have accessing information or help. ADL clients face huge challenges being able to get that information and help in accessible forms that works for them. Read more »

Partial privatisation of Chamberlain could result from plan

Press Release – Save Chamberlain Park

Chamberlain Park could end up in private control as the Council seeks ways to fund CityVision’s $30,000,000 redevelopment plan for the 32ha inner city asset. Read more »

Tourism New Zealand leads the world in destination marketing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Kelvin Davis

Minister of Tourism


Health and safety champions in running for top awards

Press Release – Site Safe NZ

The finalists in the annual Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards are a broad cross section of excellent safety personnel, innovative ideas and clever inventions designed to look after workers. Read more »

New work visa rules create uncertainty for migrants…

Press Release – New Zealand Immigration Law

Over the next 18 months, Immigration New Zealand will be making major changes to the way employers recruit migrants. Six of the different temporary work visa pathways will now be replaced with one. Read more »

Outstanding achievers outside the classroom

Press Release – University of Auckland

A climate change activist, a sonic arts music producer, and a Taekwondo champion are among the winners of the University of Auckland Blues Awards for 2019. Read more »

Successful prosecutions for two illegal dumpers

Press Release – Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff’s crackdown on illegal dumping across the region is continuing to deliver results. The number of prosecutions has doubled in just over 18 months, coinciding with a steady decrease in the amount of waste dumped. Read more »

Stop the Petroleum Conference for good

Press Release – Oil Free Otago

Today a coalition of groups and citizens, including Extinction Rebellion, Oil Free Otago, Environmental Justice Otepoti and others, have gathered in Queenstown to strongly oppose the 2019 Petroleum Conference in Queenstown. Read more »

Paracetamol best for pain relief in bone, muscle injuries

Press Release – University of Auckland

If you need to tame the pain of a broken bone, sprain or bruising, a new study suggests you’re best to reach for the humble paracetamol. Read more »

Research grants top $74 million on World Heart Day

Press Release – The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation today announced $3.7 million dollars of funding for heart research and specialist training for New Zealand cardiologists, bringing the total awarded by the charity since its formation in 1968, to more than $74 million dollars. Read more »

Construction Strategy Group supports new rules

Press Release – Construction Strategy Group

Construction Strategy Group supports new rules to help construction companies

Auckland, 29 September 2019 Read more »

170,000 join climate change protests in New Zealand

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group

170,000 join climate change protests in New Zealand

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group
An estimated 170,000 people joined protests across New Zealand yesterday in the country’s third Climate Strike this year. Read more »

Sir John Walker opens new Bloom Living apartments

Press Release – Bloom Living

Sir John Walker opens new Bloom Living apartments
in Manurewa East.
Bloom Living officially opened the doors to its fifth Auckland freehold retirement development, Bloom Hirstich, on Saturday 28th September 2019. Read more »

Serious crash in Waimauku, Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Serious crash in Waimauku, Auckland ”

Police are responding to a serious crash on Muriwai Road in Waimauku, Auckland.

The crash involving a single vehicle occurred at 8.26pm. Read more »

World Rally Championship return great for NZ

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The World Rally Championship series’ return to New Zealand in 2020 for the first time in eight years will be great for sport in this country, Sport and Recreation spokesperson Nikki Kaye says. Read more »

Dazzling Light Display Returns to Windsor Reserve

Press Release – Unitec

Auckland, 27 September, 2019 – Unitec is teaming up with energy provider Vector again this year to bring a stunning display of interactive light installations to Devonport’s Windsor Reserve for GLOW@Artweek next month. Read more »

UPDATE: Mercury NZ forced to use satellite pix

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: Mercury NZ forced to use satellite pix for gas market clues
(adds comment from OMV at sixth par)

By Pattrick Smellie Read more »

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