Fund open for low emission transport projects

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today opened the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund for a new round of applications. Read more »

STAAH partners with pioneering New Zealand tourism company

Press Release – STAAH

[21 February 2019, Auckland] The two Queenstown [New Zealand] properties look to ensure bookings are as clear and easy as possible whilst reaching target customers following the partnership with STAAH. Read more »

Ara expands its English testing services

Press Release – Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury has cemented its reputation as the leading English language testing centre in the South Island by becoming an Official Test Centre for PTE Academic. Read more »

Teams preparing for National Secondary Schools Bowls Champs

Press Release – Bowls New Zealand

Pt Chev Bowls Parrots were recently contacted by Steve Watkinson, Rumaki Athletic Director at Nga Puna O Waiorea, in the hope of finding a suitable home for their team to practice ahead of the Auckland Open Pairs Tournament taking place at either Carlton Cornwall Bowls or Remuera Bowling Club on 4 March. Read more »

REINZ warns CGT could significantly impact rental market

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Barely a day goes by without a headline about a rental shortage or the high prices of rental properties somewhere in New Zealand. Read more »

Aucklanders urged to have their say Annual Budget

Press Release – Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to make sure they have their say on the city’s proposed 2019/2020 budget.
The topics for consultation are: Read more »

Fruit fly trap checks stepped up

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Damien O’Connor

Minister for Biosecurity
21 February 2019 MEDIA STATEMENT
Hundreds of fruit fly traps will be checked daily and monitoring of the greater Auckland region will be stepped up following the discovery of a second Queensland fruit fly, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor said. Read more »

Queensland fruit fly detected in new area

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

Queensland fruit fly detected in new area on Auckland’s North Shore

Surveillance activity in Auckland will be stepped up following the discovery of a second Queensland fruit fly on the North Shore. Read more »

Queensland fruit fly detected in new area

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

Queensland fruit fly detected in new area on Auckland’s North Shore

Surveillance activity in Auckland will be stepped up following the discovery of a second Queensland fruit fly on the North Shore. Read more »

World-class, private radiation therapy service now open

Press Release – Acurity Health Group

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019
World-class, private radiation therapy service now open in Wellington

Bowen Icon Cancer Centre has opened a world-class radiation oncology facility for residents of Wellington and surrounding central New Zealand. Located at Bowen Hospital in Crofton Downs, this is the first private radiation therapy offering in the region. Read more »

Dunedin Fringe Festival 2019

Press Release – Dunedin Fringe Festival

20 February 2019

Explosive performers, innovative art, pioneering theatre and comedy, and everything in-between – there is something for everyone at the Dunedin Fringe Festival, and 2019 will be no exception! Read more »

Gull announces Discount Day

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Auckland, 21st February 2019.

Gull is bringing everyone a much-needed saving of 10 cents off per litre on all fuel types across their entire network, from 7:00am on Thursday 21st February 2019 until 12pm (mid-day) on Friday 22ndFebruary 2019. Read more »

Council’s Event Agency (ATEED) withdraws Santa Funding

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

20 February 2019
Auckland Council’s event agency ATEED will not be funding the Santa Parade from now on.

They say it is a community event and yet they will continue to fund other community festivals like Auckland Diwali Festival ($93,000 last year) Auckland Lantern Festival ($250,000 last year) and Pasifica ($350,000 last year.) ATEED also plays a delivery role in these events which impose additional costs. Read more »

Real Estate Pros Launches New Zealand Wide

Press Release – RealEstatePros

Real Estate Pros Launches New Zealand Wide Covering Wellington, Christchurch & Tauranga

RealEstatePros offers advance knowledge of their expansion plans. The firm previously focused on Auckland is now expanding to other major cities including Wellington, Christchurch and Tauranga. Read more »

Marsden Maritime net profit down on lower cargo

Article – BusinessDesk

Marsden Maritime net profit down on lower cargo through Northport

By Rebecca Howard

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Marsden Maritime Holdings said its net profit was down 16.1 percent as a result of lower bulk cargo through Northport. Read more »

Fletcher open to re-entering high rise construction market

Article – BusinessDesk

By Jenny Ruth

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building chief executive Ross Taylor has opened the door to taking on new high rise projects because of promising signs that contract terms may improve and says he will make a decision by about the middle of 2019. Read more »

Kirwan and Wood the top Kiwi karters at opening AKC round

Press Release – KartSport New Zealand

Young Auckland karter Maxim Kirwan got his first major off-shore campaign off to a great start with a 4th place finish in the Cadet 9 class at the opening round of the 2019 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol Edge (AKC) at Ipswich in Queensland over the weekend. Read more »

Box of memorabilia lost on an Auckland motorway returned

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency has reunited a box of family memorabilia lost on an Auckland motorway with its owner.

Michael Land says he was extremely grateful to get back the box of family photographs and documents because they were irreplaceable. Read more »

HENRIETTA HARRIS | HIDDEN PEOPLE | Opening and Exhibition

Press Release – Melanie Roger Gallery

An exhibition of new work by HENRIETTA HARRIS as a result of her 2018 NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland where she responded to the unique and challenging environment with a new landscape series. Read more »

Māori support New Zealand China Relationships

Press Release – Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

The current New Zealand China relationship kerfuffle is all avoidable. In 2010 there had been several Iwi Māori Trade missions to China to re-establish a trading route that’s over 10,000 years old as part of the Austronesia language and cultural evolution; Read more »