Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

NZ dollar heads for 1.8% weekly drop; Greek referendum looms

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 1.8% weekly decline as Greek referendum looms

By Paul McBeth

July 3 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.8 percent weekly decline as financial markets remain volatile ahead of Greece’s referendum on whether to accept a bailout package from its European creditors, and as the wheels start coming off the local economy. Read more »

Final deadline for flag designs is 16 July 11:59 PM

Press Release – Flag Consideration Project

Flag Consideration Panel reminds final deadline for flag designs is 16 July 11:59 PM (23:59) NZT

The Flag Consideration Panel reminded the public today that Thursday 16 July 2015 11:59pm New Zealand time (or 7:59am eastern daylight time, EDT), is the final deadline to suggest a flag design and share values about what is important about New Zealand to consider when reviewing all the designs. Read more »

Auckland man found guilty in animal abuse case

Press Release – SPCA

Auckland man found guilty in animal abuse case after dog found in skeletal condition

An Auckland man has today been found guilty of recklessly ill-treating an animal after his pet dog was found in skeletal condition almost starved to death having been fed on instant noodles. Read more »

Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards

Press Release – Site Safe NZ

Entries Now Open – Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards

Entries are now open for the 2015 Site Safe NZ Construction Health and Safety Awards. Read more »

More ‘greenfields’ SHAs a bad deal for Aucklanders

Press Release – Green Party

More ‘greenfields’ SHAs a bad deal for Aucklanders

The Government’s newly announced Special Housing Areas in Drury and Glenbrook will condemn thousands of Aucklanders to a life of “transport poverty”, the Green Party said today. Read more »

The rise of Māori academic achievement in mental health

Press Release – Massey University

The rise of Māori academic achievement in mental health

The phenomenal success of a groundbreaking programme to develop Māori Health professionals has been celebrated at a special hui in Auckland today. Read more »

Gold trader sentenced

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

Gold trader sentenced

Kairuaiti Tangata Oropai Robert Kairua (Robert Kairua) has been sentenced to three years and nine months’ imprisonment in the Auckland District Court today. Read more »

Emerging NZ writers to receive manuscript guidance

Press Release – NS Society Of Authors

Emerging NZ writers to receive manuscript guidance
NZ Society of Authors is delighted to announce this year’s CompleteMS recipients. Read more »

Light, Music and the Mystery of Photonics

Press Release – MOTAT

Light, Music and the Mystery of Photonics
Venue: MOTAT
Location: 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Date: Saturday 04 July 2015
Time: 6 – 8pm
Cost: Free admission, including a free coloured flashlight for the first 200 people to arrive at the event. Read more »

Youth organisation disappointed with fast tracked housing

Press Release – Generation Zero

Youth organisation disappointed with more fast tracked greenfield housing
Youth organisation, Generation Zero, is disappointed with the latest announcement of greenfield Special Housing Areas, which promote further urban sprawl at a time when Auckland is desperately short of more central housing choices. Read more »

Sport NZ calls for good sideline behaviour

Press Release – Sport New Zealand

3 July 2015

Sport NZ calls for good sideline behaviour
Heading into another busy weekend of sport around the country, Sport New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Miskimmin is reminding parents and other supporters to be mindful of their behaviour on the sidelines. Read more »

NZ’s first printed book and tāonga calls out to manuhiri

Press Release – Auckland Council

3 July 2015

NZ’s first printed book and tāonga calls out to manuhiri (visitors)
New Zealand’s first printed book, historical letters, maps, diary entries and early land deeds will all form part of the latest exhibition presented by Auckland Libraries’ Sir George Grey Special Collections. Read more »

UPDATE: Beingmate slides further in Shenzhen tumble

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: Beingmate slides further in Shenzhen tumble

(Updates Beingmate shares)

By Suze Metherell

July 3 (BusinessDesk) – Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co shares have more than halved in value on the Shenzhen stock exchange over the past three weeks, pushing their price 21 percent below what Fonterra Cooperative Group paid for its 18.8 percent stake in the Chinese infant formula maker. Read more »

Chapman Tripp Advises Arvida on Successful Capital Raising

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp Advises Arvida on Successful Capital Raising And Acquisition

3 July 2015

Chapman Tripp has advised Arvida Group Limited (Arvida) on its $62m acquisition of three Auckland aged care facilities and a $35m capital raising, which includes a $30m private placement that settled today. Read more »

Fleeing Driver Incident – Counties Manukau

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Fleeing Driver Incident – Counties Manukau
Counties Manukau Police confirm one person is in a serious condition in hospital and two others have received minor injuries following a fleeing driver incident this afternoon. Read more »

The Loop Duty Free lands at Auckland International Airport

Press Release – The Loop

3 July 2015
The Loop Duty Free has landed at Auckland International Airport
The Loop Duty Free has announced that it is officially open for business to all passengers travelling through Auckland International Airport. Read more »

New Auckland SHAs to deliver 1800 new homes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Minister for Building and Housing

Office of the Mayor logo – B&W, 300dpi
3 July 2015
New Auckland SHAs to deliver 1800 new homes
Two new greenfield Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that will provide up to 1800 new homes in Auckland have been announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown. Read more »

Auckland Vulcans v NSW Country previews and team lists

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

3/7/2015

AUCKLAND RUGBY LEAGUE

Auckland Vulcans v NSW Country previews and team lists

For immediate release

Thirty four young Auckland players will get a fantastic opportunity to represent their region this afternoon, when the Auckland Vulcans play NSW Country in a representative double-header. Read more »

New Zealanders at War: Writing War

Press Release – Michael King Writers’Centre

New Zealanders at War: Writing War
A residential workshop for writers
The centenary of World War I has led to a wealth of writing and historical research. Remembering the sacrifice of a generation of New Zealanders, we reflect on the realities of war, the myths, the aftermath and impact on those left at home. Read more »

Wanaka A&P Shown nominated for Best Community Event Award

Press Release – Wanaka A and P Show

Wanaka A&P Shown nominated for Best Established Community Event Award

The Wanaka A&P Show has been nominated as a finalist in the prestigious annual New Zealand Association of Event Professionals Event Awards. Read more »

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