Archive for April, 2020

Mobile Testing For Covid-19 In Whangaroa

Press Release – Whanau Ora Community Clinic

The Whangaroa Harbour and surrounding districts will have their own Mobile testing vehicle as of this week says George Ngatai Director of the Whanau Ora Community Clinic. Read more »

Michael Bennett 2020 Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award Recipient

Press Release – New Zealand Film Commission

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission is pleased to announce writer/director Michael Bennett is this year’s recipient of Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence award grant of $50,000 to support his professional development and projects. Read more »

Fonterra Dairy Woman Of The Year Finalists Highlight Depth And Diversity In Dairy Industry

Press Release – Dairy Women’s Network

Three women contributing to the dairy industry in very different ways are this year’s finalists in the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year award. Read more »

Aquaculture Direct Limited Sells 50% To Envirostrat

Press Release – Aquaculture Direct

Confidence in the growth potential of the aquaculture sector in New Zealand and abroad

Top of the South Island based Aquaculture Direct, one of the largest dedicated aquaculture consultancy businesses in New Zealand, today announced that it had sold 50 per cent of the company to natural resource and sustainability advisor Envirostrat. Read more »

Aviation Security And Police Still Working Together To Ensure Safety Of Communities

Press Release – New Zealand Police

With New Zealand at Alert Level 3, officers from the Aviation Security Service are continuing to work with Police to ensure compliance with COVID-19 restrictions and provide community reassurance. Read more »

2 New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Today we have two new COVID-19 cases to report.

One is a new confirmed case in quarantine in Auckland and one is a probable case. Read more »

Changes Delivered To Queen Street

Press Release – Auckland Transport

With the country in Alert Level 3, Auckland Transport (AT) and Auckland Council have made changes on Queen Street, to increase space for those walking, on bikes and using public transport in the city centre. Read more »

Work To Resume On Finishing New Bridge Over Northern Motorway

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The new McClymonts Road Bridge over the Northern Motorway at Albany will be finished over the next three weeks as the first activity to kick start the Northern Corridor Improvements project after the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown. Read more »

Further Arrests And Vehicles Recovered In Jucy Rental Thefts

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Attribute to Inspector Matt Srhoj, Counties Manukau West Area Commander:

Police have recovered a further number of stolen Jucy rental vehicles as the investigation into the thefts continues. Read more »

REINZ Reveals True Impact Of 6 Days Of March Level 4 Lockdown On Real Estate Sales

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Around 1,100 fewer sales happened during the 6 days of the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown in March than would have normally occurred during that period, according to analysis of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand’s (REINZ) March data. Read more »


Press Release – Auckland Art Fair

We are pleased to announce that a Virtual Art Fair will take place online opening tomorrow, Thursday 30 April until Sunday 17 May. The online edition has been developed in response to the cancellation of Auckland Art Fair, scheduled to take place on these dates at The Cloud this year. Read more »

Concerns Over Congregation As City Returns To Life

Press Release – Auckland Council

Mayor Phil Goff is calling on Aucklanders to continue to follow social distancing rules as the city gets busier.

Images of people congregating, and not socially distancing, as they pick up takeaways and visit parks or beaches are of concern. Read more »

Draw This!

Press Release – Hack the Crisis NZ

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Powerful Classical Tribute To Covid-19 Whistleblower Marks Start Of New Zealand Music Month

Press Release – SOUNZ

Composer Gao Ping [credit Fang Xiang]

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Employment After Lockdown – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

An estimated 400,000 New Zealanders have returned to work today.

But it’s still not known when the rest of the workforce will be able to get back to their jobs, Read more »

Try A Little Kindness – Showing Kindness With The Sharing Of Food During COVID-19

Press Release – Wright Family Foundation

Wright Family Foundation, Everybody Eats and Blue Light – Try a Little Kindness

A partnership between three well-known New Zealand organisations will ensure meals are delivered to vulnerable families in South Auckland during Alert Levels 2 and 3 as part of their new collaboration ‘Try a Little Kindness’. Read more »

Resimac Defies COVID-19 And Maintains Strong Business Levels

Press Release – Resimac

Leading non-bank mortgage provider Resimac has maintained strong business levels during the COVID-19 lockdown and seen a 30% increase in enquiry levels since Easter. Read more »

Nutanix And Veeam Simplify Data Protection

Press Release – Nutanix

Auckland, April 28, 2020: Enterprise cloud OS leader, Nutanix, and Veeam Software have announced a comprehensive data protection and management solution to support most storage environments. It will see Veeam’s Backup & Replication software embedded with Nutanix Mine, providing a robust and automated response to help companies protect and access their data during these turbulent times. Read more »

Huge Public Response To Northern Pathway Design Consultation

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s latest public consultation on the Northern Pathway for walking and cycling across the Waitematā Harbour has had a huge response from interested people. Read more »

Phil Goff Now In The Minority With Prime Minister’s Call For Rates Decrease

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Labour Party’s Mayor of Auckland is now out of step with his party leader, with the Prime Minister telling Parliament Read more »

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