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Auckland’s new comedy venue set to open

Press Release – The Maple

Auckland’s new comedy venue set to open for New Zealand International Comedy Festival
Auckland’s new independent comedy venue opens for the New Zealand International Comedy Festival
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Wickets, waves and wontons, a massive weekend in Auckland

Press Release – ATEED

Wickets, waves and wontons, a massive weekend in Auckland
Auckland turns on more free activities this weekend with Auckland Lantern Festival 2015, the Volvo Ocean Race Village, and ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 action heating up. The Fan Trail is back, for Auckland’s first fixture – the highly anticipated Australia vs New Zealand match at Eden Park. Read more »

Manurewa to host Guinness World Record Ice-Cream event

Press Release – Auckland Council

Manurewa to host Guinness World Record Ice-Cream event
Manurewa will be hosting a Guinness World Record attempt at this Saturday’s Manurewa community day, where an attempt will be made to create the world’s longest ice-cream sundae. Read more »

Stark contrast between benefit increase & MPs’ pay rise

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Stark contrast between benefit increase & MPs’ pay rise

Media release Friday 27 February 2015

Earlier this week Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced that benefits will increase by 0.51% on 1 April. Read more »

Wellington City Council joins calls for TPPA benefits

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council joins calls for TPPA benefits

Wellington City Council has voted to join nine other councils around the country in urging the Government to ensure the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership and Free Trade Agreement (TPPA) protects New Zealand’s interests and does not jeopardise the country’s sovereign rights. Read more »

Questions and Answers – February 26

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Economy—Progress 1. IAN McKELVIE (National—Rangitīkei) to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in building a more competitive and productive economy as one of its priorities for this term of Parliament? Read more »

Council to undertake major ‘stage two’ study on port

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Council to undertake major ‘stage two’ study on port

Mayor Len Brown says he does not expect the port will make any application for reclamation until after the unitary plan becomes operative. Read more »

Community of the Year award winner announced

Press Release – Mitre 10

Mitre 10 (New Zealand) Ltd

For immediate release

26 February 2015

Community of the Year award winner announced
Paihia has been rewarded for its emphasis on community by being named the winner of the Mitre 10 Community of the Year award as part of the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year awards ceremony in Auckland last night. Read more »

English: Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Massey University

Speech – New Zealand Government

Bill English

26 FEBRUARY, 2015

Speech to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Massey University Read more »

Council to start Smokefree Review

Press Release – Auckland Council

Council to start Smokefree Review

A recommendation to bring forward Auckland’s Smokefree Policy review was well received by councillors at today’s Governing Body meeting and the review will start in the coming months. Read more »

Local government: Results of the 2013/14 audits

Press Release – Controller and Auditor-General

Auditor-General’s overview

Local government: Results of the 2013/14 audits.

Challenging times continued for local authorities in 2013/14. Read more »

NNZ Name NZ Secondary School Trialists

Press Release – Netball New Zealand

NNZ Name NZ Secondary School Trialists

Twenty four of the most exciting young Netballers in New Zealand have been selected to trial for the New Zealand Secondary Schools (NZSS) team to contest the Trans-Tasman U19 Netball Tournament in May. Read more »

Pasifika Festival coming to Manukau

Press Release – Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board

Pasifika Festival coming to Manukau

Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board Chair, Efeso Collins, is welcoming the announcement that the annual Pasifika Festival will this year be held in Manukau’s Hayman Park. Read more »

‘Insulting’: MPs’ pay up $192 a week – students’ up 90c

Press Release – NZUSA

‘Insulting’: MPs’ pay up $192 a week – students’ up 90c

26 February 2015

Media Release: New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations
Students are outraged that the same week the Government announced a 90 cents-a-week increase to student support – well behind rising housing costs-, MPs are in line to give themselves a $10,000 per year pay hike –or $192.30 a week. Read more »

Thousands of new houses for Auckland’s Tāmaki

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Thousands of new houses for Auckland’s Tāmaki
Around 7,500 new houses are expected to be built in the Auckland suburb of Tāmaki over the next decade as part of the Government’s programme of increasing and speeding up new housing developments, Finance Minister Bill English says. Read more »

Highwic Plant Fair on again

Press Release – Heritage New Zealand

Highwic Plant Fair on again

Keen gardeners should circle March 15 on their calendars.

That’s the day of the Highwic Plant Fair – the annual gardening event, organised by gardener and plantsman Martin Keay – which brings together a selected group of specialty growers and horticultural groups who will showcase and sell a range of botanic treasures, including plants, bulbs, shrubs, trees, vegetables and flowers. Read more »

Blockbuster Fletcher Show for Waikato Museum

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Blockbuster Fletcher Show for Waikato Museum

26 February 2015

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Auckland, Wellington Brazilian related events in March 2015

Press Release – Embassy of Brazil

Brazilian related events in March 2015 – Auckland & Wellington

WELLINGTON

3rd FOOTVOLLEY CHAMPIONSHIP Read more »

Launch of Willow and Alder Guide

Press Release – NZ Landcare Trust

Launch of Willow and Alder Guide


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Pasifika Festival on the move

Press Release – Pasifika Festival

Media release

25 February 2014

Pasifika Festival on the move

Pasifika Festival will have a new temporary home for 2015, with Hayman Park in Manukau set to be transformed into an enchanting array of Pacific Island villages on 14 –15 March. Read more »

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