Archive for October, 2020

NZ Markets, Business Welcome Labour’s Election Victory

Opinion – Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s financial markets and business leaders quickly welcomed the Labour Party’s resounding victory in last Saturday’s general election. Labour took 49.1 percent of the votes, up from 36.9 percent in 2017. The conservative opposition National Party polled 27 percent, its second worst ever defeat. Read more »

11 New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 11 new cases of COVID-19 to report since our previous media update at 1pm on Friday – all from managed isolation. There are no new cases in the community. Read more »

Where To Get Tested In Auckland During Labour Weekend (24-26 October)

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

The metro Auckland DHBs (Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau) will operate seven community testing centres (CTCs) through the long weekend (24-26 October) to ensure people in the city have good access to a COVID-19 test if they need one. Read more »

West Auckland Promotional Website Publishes Comprehensive List Of Things To Do In West Auckland

Press Release – West Auckland

A visit to New Zealand is not complete without including West Auckland in the itinerary. The list provides recommendations of must-see destinations in and around West Auckland. Read more »

Kiwi Ferns Wider Squad Announced Ahead Of Fetu Samoa Test

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League wishes to congratulate those selected for the Kiwi Ferns wider squad ahead of their Test against Fetū Samoa Invitational on Saturday November 7th at 4pm.

 In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Kiwi Ferns, the Clash of the Pacific Women’s Double Header is the ONLY New Zealand International Rugby League Test for 2020. Read more »

9 New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are nine new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.

Eight of these cases have been detected in our managed isolation facilities and one is a household contact connected to the marine employee cluster, who was already in self isolation. Read more »

Latest Taranaki Trends Released – Summer 2020

Press Release – Venture Taranaki

The 2020 Summer edition of Taranaki Trends, produced by Venture Taranaki, is now available. The data set and metrics presented in this edition are the first to come through since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached New Zealand, making this edition of Taranaki Trends a valuable ‘post-COVID’ snapshot of the region’s economy six months on from when COVID-19 first appeared. Read more »

Soft Plastics Get Second Life But More Education Needed

Press Release – Kelloggs

New research as part of New Zealand Recycling Week, has shown that just 1% of Kiwis feel confident about knowing which plastics can be recycled. Read more »

Hobson Street Air Bridge Lift Marks Milestone In NZICC Re-build

Press Release – Fletcher Building

Almost one year to the day after the devastating New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) fire in central Auckland, Fletcher Construction is marking the first significant visible milestone in its re-building process – the installation of 30m-long air bridge across Hobson Street.

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Hope For The Niuean Language In Aotearoa

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

Learning the Niuean language along with the culture embedded within it can bring identity and self-esteem to schoolchildren of Niuean decent, helping them to achieve their potential. Read more »

Tranzurban Wins Green Gold Award At The Wellington Gold Awards

Press Release – Tranzurban

In recognition of its long-term commitment to electrifying public transport, Wellington bus operator Tranzurban won the Green Gold Award at the annual Wellington Gold Awards. Read more »

Kiwi Generosity Provides Over 20,000 Nappies And Clothing For Kiwi Families

Press Release – Huggies

“Whānau receiving the nappies can’t believe it. Today we gave away more than 10 packets and one mother was visibly trying to hold back tears. For her it meant she would be able to treat her babies this week.” – Plunket nurse Read more »

Auckland Museum Releases Te Awe On Film – A Mini Documentary Series About The Museum’s Taonga Māori

Press Release – Auckland War Memorial Museum

Rangi Te Kanawa, Christina Wirihana and Awhina Tamarapa viewing kete and stability of packaging.

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Tauranga Baker Becomes Sausage Roll Legend

Press Release – NZ Bakels

Baking superstar Patrick Lam of Goldstar Patrick’s Pies in Bethlehem, Tauranga has just won the inaugural Bakels Legendary Sausage Roll competition, proving that legends really do exist.

Bakels Legendary Sausage Roll Gold winner

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Here’s A Twenty To Get Excited About

Press Release – Gull New Zealand

Huge Discount Day Savings as a Big Thank You to NZ Motorists

20 Cents Off All Fuel Types From 7AM Thursday 22 October to 12PM Friday 23 October 2020 Read more »

Five Community Testing Centres Open In Auckland This Long Weekend (24-26 October)

Press Release – Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

The metro Auckland DHBs (Waitematā, Auckland and Counties Manukau) are boosting COVID-19 testing capacity and community access to testing over the long Labour weekend, 24-26 October. Read more »

Fatal House Fire In Cockle Bay – Name Release

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man tragically killed in a fire at a Cockle Bay address on Tuesday night.

He was Wiremu Arapo, aged 27, of east Auckland. Read more »

Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 On Sofrana Surville

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Positive test results from crew members on board the Sofrana Surville support the hypothesis that the port worker reported by the Ministry of Health on Sunday could have been infected while working on board. Read more »

Auckland Transport Builds Momentum On $1.4b Eastern Busway

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Four world-class organisations have been selected to form an Auckland Transport-led alliance to design, consent and build the completion stages of the Eastern Busway project. Read more »

Book For Our Time Wins National Award

Press Release – Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust

Award-winning author, artist and filmmaker Stephanie Sinclaire Lightsmith of Seatoun, Wellington has won this year’s $10,000 Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Book Award for Read more »

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