DEGNZ Offers Members And Non-members Facing Hardship A Membership Holiday

Press Release – DEGNZ

For those directors, editors and assisitant editors experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis, the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ) has instituted a COVID-19 Membership Holiday for those who cannot afford to pay membership fees at this time. Read more »

Rates Freeze: Dunedin City Council Sets An Example, Cuts Salaries

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to Read more »

Protect Businesses, Jobs And Skills By Investing In The Vertical Construction Industry

Press Release – Naylor Love

The Chief Executive of one of New Zealand’s leading commercial construction companies is asking the Government to consider underwriting the vertical construction industry as an addition to its Covid-19 economic stimulus package. Read more »

Auckland Airport Provides Market Update On Its Response To COVID-19

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the sudden impact on tourism and aviation markets, Auckland Airport today provided a further update on its response to the pandemic. Read more »

78 New Cases Of COVID-19 In New Zealand

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are 78 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand made up of 73 new confirmed cases and 5 probable cases. This is as at 9.30 am this morning. Read more »

Unsettled Weather For The Weekend

Press Release – MetService

MetService is forecasting unsettled weather for much of New Zealand over the next few days, and into the weekend.

A low with an associated front makes its way across the country today (Thursday) and tomorrow, bringing rain and strong winds. There is a Severe Weather Watch in force for the northern Canterbury High Country, where rainfall could be heavy for a time tomorrow. Read more »

Travellers Urged To Plan Ahead And Bring Travel Essentials To Auckland Airport

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Families and other travellers are being encouraged to stock up on any travel necessities before heading to the Auckland Airport international terminal, following changes in the COVID-19 alert system and the closure of many retail stores, cafes and restaurants. Read more »

Vector To Prioritise Essential Energy Services During COVID-19

Press Release – Vector

Vector will prioritise essential energy services across the Vector Group to best protect its people, communities and customers during the COVID-19 lockdown. Read more »

Statement From Police Commissioner Mike Bush Following Guilty Pleas In Operation Deans Prosecution

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the guilty pleas in the Christchurch Mosque attacks prosecution that were entered in the Christchurch High Court today. Read more »

How The Government’s $6.8b Transport Spend-up Will Affect The Property Market

Press Release – Colliers International

Investment in transport is expected to invigorate development, and while there will be clear benefits for the property market, the work could also bring short-term disruption, labour shortages, construction cost increases and land speculation pressures Read more »

All Freight Is Essential And Must Move

Press Release – Road Transport Forum

A port pile-up that will restrict movement in and out of New Zealand of essential goods is looming fast if the Government doesn’t recognise that all freight must move in the State of National Emergency, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. Read more »

Grace Kelly Releases Debut EP ‘Before.’

Press Release – Blackout Music Management

Young Auckland singer-songwriter Grace Kelly officially makes her mark with the release today of her debut EP before.’, delivering five catchy, upbeat tunes of feel-good country songs and heart-felt ballads. Read more »

10,000 Cops Who Care – Police Graduation Sees More Cops Than Ever On The Job

Press Release – New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police has more police officers than ever before: 10,000 police officers working in and with our communities. Read more »

Police Numbers Break Through 10,000 Mark

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash

Minister of Police

Frontline Police numbers have broken through the 10,000 mark for the first time in history as officers step forward to keep the community safe during the COVID19 lockdown. Read more »

NZAF Warns Against Casual Sex During Lockdown

Press Release – New Zealand AIDS Foundation

As the country moves to alert level 4, NZAF warns against breaking the requirements of the lockdown to engage in casual or anonymous sex. Read more »

Fullers360 Confirms Free Service Providing Access For The Waiheke Community

Press Release – Fullers360

Fullers360 ferry services will continue with a reduced alternative timetable as an essential service and will provide free services across all of its network during the level four lockdown period. Read more »

Southern DHB: Daily Media Update – Wednesday 25 March 2020

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Four new COVID-19 cases in Southern district

Two Dunedin women in their 20s, a Queenstown woman in her 30s and a Wanaka man in his 20s have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more »

Air New Zealand Updates International Network

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is adjusting its international network to match demand and government travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »

George Weston Foods Gears Up To Meet Demand For Bread

Press Release – George Weston Foods

Auckland, 25 March 2020– George Weston Foods is taking steps to ensure that Kiwis are still able to buy their favourite bread as families across the country face down COVID-19. Read more »

Former Power Board Headquarters For Sale Sparks Interest From Current Property Investors

Press Release – Bayleys

The land and building which previously housed the administrative offices and works depot for a regional electrical power company have been placed on the market for sale. Read more »