Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

Auckland Council postpones indoor fire decision

Press Release – Auckland Regional Council

Auckland Council postpones indoor fire decision

Auckland Council’s Governing Body today made a decision to postpone the passing of the Air Quality Bylaw. The proposed bylaw aims to manage indoor fires to reduce air pollution and meet National Environmental Standards for Air Quality (AQNES). Read more »

The Block Nz Homes to Go under the Hammer

Press Release – Mediaworks NZ Ltd

The Block Nz Homes to Go under the Hammer

Kiwi audiences have been watching closely over the past twelve weeks and now The Block NZ houses are on the market and ready to go under the auctioneer’s hammer, deciding who will win the top-rating series. Read more »

Inaugural Stoptober Delivers Smoke Free Life for Thousands

Press Release – Stoptober

Inaugural Stoptober Delivers Smoke Free Life for Thousands

Twice as many females commit to stop smoking and over half of quitters are aged 25-44 Read more »

Updated Pokie Stats Published

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Updated Pokie Stats Published

Pub and club gaming machine expenditure in the year ended September dropped 1.4 per cent from $819.4 million to $808 million. Read more »

NZ’s largest bus company winner at Cycle Friendly Awards

Press Release – NZ Bus

NZ’s largest bus company winner at Cycle Friendly Awards

NZ Bus picked up the gong for Cycle Friendly Commitment by a Business at last night’s ‘2walk and cycle’ conference and awards in Nelson. Read more »

10 year plan for public transport adopted for feedback

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

10 year plan for public transport adopted for community feedback

Waikato Regional Council has today adopted a draft regional public transport plan which sets out what services will be delivered and how over the next 10 years. Read more »

TOWER: full replacement cover for homes lost to fire

Press Release – Tower Insurance

TOWER brings back full replacement cover for homes lost to fire

Auckland, 30 October 2014 – TOWER is today (October 30) bringing back full replacement cover for New Zealand houses destroyed by fire, one of the main reasons for the total loss of a home. Read more »

Questions and Answers – October 30

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Mr Speaker took the Chair at 2 p.m.

Prayers. Read more »

2014 Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards

Press Release – Transpower

29 October 2014

2014 Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards

An “enviro-outdoor” classroom and a device to detect children walking behind a vehicle are the big winners in the 2014 Transpower Neighbourhood Engineers Awards. Read more »

NZ dollar sinks on Fed optimism, neutral RBNZ

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar sinks on Fed optimism, neutral RBNZ

By Paul McBeth

Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar dropped more than 1 US cent after the Federal Reserve gave an optimistic outlook for the world’s biggest economy, stoking talk of interest rate hikes next year, while the nation’s own Reserve Bank signalled no rush to raise rates. Read more »

Traffic changes in Panmure

Press Release – Auckland Transport

30 October 2014

Traffic changes in Panmure

Drivers are being asked to be patient as people get used to new road layouts following the opening of Te Horeta Rd in Panmure on Sunday. Read more »

Mayor proposes to penalise business with quick rates fix

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

October 30, 2014

Mayor proposes to penalise business with quick rates fix

Business is disappointed the Auckland Mayor proposes that the Council should keep an unfair rates burden on business, says Kim Campbell, Chief Executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association. Read more »

Insurance rates in Wellington more than double 2010 rates

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

30 October 2014

Data shows insurance rates in Wellington more than double 2010 rates

Property Council’s annual Operating Expenses Benchmarks (Opex) shows insurance premiums for commercial property in Wellington CBD have more than doubled since 2010. Read more »

Interactive storyteller app wins business kick-start

Press Release – ANZ Bank

30 October 2014

Interactive storyteller app wins business kick-start

Wellington, Canterbury and Auckland firms win top prizes in ANZ Flying Start Contest Read more »

A Winning Start for SMEG Racing on the Track

Press Release – Paul Blomfield

A Winning Start for SMEG Racing on the Track

It’s been a winning start to the season for SMEG Racing V8 SuperTourer stars Simon Evans and Shane van Gisbergen, dominating the first round of the BNT NZ SuperTourers Championship at Taupo. Read more »

Big bang ban in public places this Guy Fawkes

Press Release – Auckland Council

Big bang ban in public places this Guy Fawkes
Aucklanders wanting to celebrate Guy Fawkes are urged to find a public display or keep to their backyards – and not let off fireworks in public places, where the activity is banned. Read more »

Unitec Continues Its Strategy with Shanghai Theatre Academy

Press Release – UNITEC

Unitec Continues Its China Strategy with Shanghai Theatre Academy

29 Oct 2014, AUCKLAND: Unitec has signed an agreement with Shanghai Theatre Academy to commence a one-year foundation course for selected Chinese students from 2015. Read more »

RBNZ refrains from FX intervention in September

Article – BusinessDesk

RBNZ keeps out of FX markets in September, may have another go pushing kiwi lower

By Paul McBeth

Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank wasn’t actively trying to influence foreign exchange markets in September, based on its transactions, though it may be poised for another intervention after the Federal Reserve outlined its path to higher interest rates, fuelling demand for the greenback. Read more »

The BMW Polo Open Steps It up a Notch in Clevedon

Press Release – Auckland Polo

The BMW Polo Open Steps It up a Notch in Clevedon on Sunday Febuary 22, 2015

Elite Polo players, and the cream of Auckland social set are preparing to get ‘back on the horse’ and gear up for the 48th annual BMW Polo Open. Auckland Polo Club is pleased to announce the BMW Polo Open will return to the picturesque Fisher Field, Clevedon, onSunday February 22, 2015.
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Bennett parks numbers on social housing

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Bennett parks numbers on social housing
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett admitted today that well over 1000 families have been subsidised through the accommodation supplement to stay in the Ranui campground, somewhere she has previously described as not the right place for children to be growing up in. Read more »

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