Archive for February, 2020

Avis New Zealand Increases Hybrid Fleet As Part Of Commitment To Sustainability

Press Release – Avis

  Auckland, February 28, 2020 – Avis New Zealand has almost doubled its hybrid and electric vehicle fleet as part of the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment. Read more »

Silver Ferns Look To Quad Series And Constellation Cup

Press Release – Netball New Zealand

The world champion Silver Ferns will meet the number one ranked Australian Diamonds five times this year following confirmation of their 2020 international calendar. Read more »

Median Barrier On The Way For Dangerous Dairy Flat Highway

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport (AT) is continuing its roll out of safety improvements on Dairy Flat Highway – one of the most dangerous rural roads in Auckland. Read more »

Masala Restaurant Co-owner Jailed For Money Laundering And Tax Evasion

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

A co-owner of the Masala Restaurant chain has been jailed for hiding millions of dollars in cash sales and laundering large amounts of it. Read more »

New Research Aims To Reduce NZ’s High Rate Of Work-related Illness

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Every year, 750 to 900 New Zealanders die prematurely due to work-related illness, yet little is known about the effectiveness of workplace interventions to address these health issues.

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CoreLogic Pain & Gain Report – Q4 – 2019

Press Release – CoreLogic NZ Ltd

96% of property resales from September to December 2019 achieved above original purchase price
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Eastern Bay To Boom Following PGF Funding

Press Release – TOI EDA

This week  has seen three separate funding announcements in the eastern Bay of Plenty through the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF). Taken together, Toi EDA Chair, David Turner, said it represented an opportunity to make an intergenerational transformation to the Eastern BOP. Read more »

Air New Zealand Offers Fares On The Tasman For As Low As $69

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is slashing the price of Tasman fares to stimulate travel in the wake of softening demand due to the coronavirus. Read more »

National STILL Won’t Commit To Cutting Fuel Tax

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

An RNZ headline this morning proclaims that National is ‘ Read more »

Opotiki Harbour funding – community will grab opportunity

Press Release – Opotiki District Council

Opotiki Harbour funding – community will ‘grab opportunity with both hands


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Rod Stewart: South Island Concert Added In Dunedin

Press Release – Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (Feb 28, 2020) SIR ROD STEWART returns to New Zealand this November with his ‘The Hits! Tour’. Read more »

Thousands Of Pro-life Marchers Expected In Auckland On Saturday

Press Release – March for Life

Thousands of Kiwis are expected to attend the March for Life in Auckland this Saturday (29 February).

With Parliament just days away from voting on a Bill to liberalise abortion-up-to-birth in New Zealand those marching will be making a public stand for the unborn and their often vulnerable mothers. Read more »

Law firm Morrison Mallett appoints new partner to its ranks

Press Release – Morrisson Mallett

Specialist commercial law advisory practice Morrison Mallett has announced the appointment of Luke Walker as partner.

The announcement caps a strong period of growth for the firm, following its expansion into Auckland in 2017 and the addition of corporate litigation and commercial property to the firm’s areas of practice. Read more »

Train Name Flies For Councillors

Speech – Waikato Regional Council

The new Hamilton to Papakura passenger rail service launching in mid-2020 now has a name – Te Huia.

The name had already received the backing of Waikato District and Hamilton City councils but it required formal adoption by Waikato Regional Council, the project lead. Read more »

Why Property Rights Matter

Speech – ACT New Zealand

Beachcomber Hotel, Nelson – Thursday, 27 February, 2020

David Seymour, MP for Epsom, ACT Leader

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Powerball’s Sixth Must Be Won Draw

Press Release – Lotto New Zealand

Saturday night’s draw will be the sixth time in history that Powerball has reached a Must Be Won draw with a jackpot of over $30 million. Read more »

Otago Museum Appoints New Curator Māori And Pouhere Kaupapa Māori

Press Release – Otago Museum

Otago Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Gerard O’Regan to the roles of Curator and Pouhere Kaupapa Māori. Gerard has more than 30 years’ experience in heritage management through different museum, iwi and research staff positions, as well as contracting, committee roles, and community appointments. Read more »

Nutanix Steps In To Support Asia Pacific’s Struggling Businesses As COVID-19 Impact Intensifies

Press Release – Nutanix

Company to provide free virtual desktop service to help keep isolated staff productive and businesses running Read more »

Le Dîner En Blanc Returns To Auckland In 2020

Press Release – Diner En Blanc

Auckland set to celebrate its 7th edition of Le Dîner en Blanc on Saturday 21st March

On Saturday 21st March Le Dîner en Blanc – Auckland will once again take place at an undisclosed location. Set to be the best Le Diner en Blanc yet, food lovers, cultural enthusiasts and Auckland’s most stylish will come together en masse to take part in this unforgettable al fresco event. Read more »

$50 Million Powerball And $1 Million Strike Must Be Won

Press Release – New Zealand Lotteries

Powerball has rolled over to a jaw-dropping $50 million and must be won on Saturday.

In a Must Be Won draw, if there are no First Division winners the entire jackpot rolls down to the next division where there are winners – i.e. Read more »

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