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Press Release – ASB Bank

• Housing confidence is tentatively turning higher. All three of our key confidence measures we monitor show respondents are feeling more positive about housing relative to the situation three months ago. Read more »

PGF investment a game changer for Invercargill

Press Release – New Zealand Government

PGF investment a game changer for Invercargill

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will help bring the heart back to Invercargill’s inner city as part of a $165 million redevelopment, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced today. Read more »

Vendor shouts Singaporean trip for buyer’s inspiration

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

Vendor shouts Singaporean trip for buyer’s inspiration

Instead of forcing her own redecoration tastes onto the next owner, a North Shore vendor is selling her property as is but sending the successful purchaser to Singapore to be inspired. Read more »

Update: Incident at Manukau bar

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Update: Incident at Manukau bar ”

Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Tiernan:

Police continue to make enquiries regarding the incident at Republic bar in Manukau yesterday morning. Read more »

West Papua activists call on Prime Minister for action

Press Release – West Papua Action Auckland

West Papua solidarity activists met yesterday and resolved to call on the Prime Minister to step up to help resolve the escalating crisis in West Papua. Read more »

Changeable conditions this past week across the country

Press Release – MetService

Changeable conditions this past week across the country

“A broad ridge of high pressure covered much of New Zealand on Monday, bringing fine weather to the entire country, with light winds and early morning frosts”, commented MetService meteorologist Andy Best. Read more »

Community bookshop wins owners lifetime achievement award

Press Release – Booksellers NZ

Community bookshop wins owners lifetime achievement award
Forty years ago, then 25-year-old Rob Clarke had a fateful phone call from his mother, asking him if he’d like to run a bookshop in Paraparaumu. Read more »

10-year transport budget blown on Twyford’s trains

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

10-year transport budget blown on Twyford’s trains

Documents released by Treasury reveal why vital new roads across the country are being scrapped or stalled – because Labour’s trains have swallowed up the transport budget for the next ten years, National’s Transport spokesman Chris Bishop says. Read more »

Finalists announced for Excellence Awards

Press Release – National Association of Women in Construction

Finalists announced for Excellence Awards
The National Association of Women in Construction NZ (NAWIC) were delighted to have received a significant increase in entry numbers for their fifth annual Excellence Awards, this year in partnership with BCITO. Read more »

Police appeal for witnesses to Mt Wellington crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police appeal for witnesses to Mt Wellington crash”

Auckland Police would like to identify a woman who stopped to provide assistance after a child was hit by a car in Mt Wellington on Thursday 22 August. Read more »

Mini Will Turn 60 in Style at Tauranga

Press Release – MINI NZ

Mini Will Turn 60 in Style at Tauranga

One of the most iconic cars of the 20th century – the humble Mini – celebrates the 60th anniversary of its worldwide release this year and enthusiasts are set to celebrate with the biggest ever Mini gathering in New Zealand. Read more »

Wellington Daktory cannabis club raided by police

Press Release – Daktory

Wellington Daktory cannabis club raided by police
The Daktory, Wellington’s first cannabis club was raided by police Tuesday evening. Read more »

Papageorge wins $10,000 NZIOB Charitable Trust Scholarship

Press Release – NZ Institute of Building

Wellington PhD student Armano Papageorge wins $10,000 NZIOB Charitable Trust Scholarship Award

Armano Papageorge, a PhD student from Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Architecture has won this year’s New Zealand Institute of Building Charitable Trust (NZIOB Charitable Trust) scholarship. Read more »

2019 New Zealand Building Industry Awards

Press Release – NZ Institute of Building

NZIOB announces the winners of the 2019 New Zealand Building Industry Awards

The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) announced the winners of the 2019 New Zealand Building Industry Awards on Friday, 23 August at a gala evening at the Cordis Hotel, Auckland. Read more »

Funding confirmation an investment in Waikato communities

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

23 August 2019

Funding confirmation an investment in Waikato communities Read more »

Investigation into firearms incident in Auckland bar

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Investigation into firearms incident in Auckland bar”

Police are investigating an apparent shooting in a Manukau bar overnight. Read more »

‘Original Sin’ of Land Confiscation at Ihumātao is a wrong

Press Release – Auckland Catholic Diocese Justice and Peace

‘Original Sin’ of Land Confiscation at Ihumātao is a wrong that can be put right by Government says Justice & Peace Commission of Catholic Diocese of Auckland Read more »

Government exploits shooter’s letter to censor prisoners

Article – Socialist Equality Group

(Headline abbreviated due to system limits, original headline: Government exploits Christchurch shooter’s letter to push for censoring prisoners) Read more »

Partnership key to new rail service

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Better connections for a growing city and a great example of a partnership approach is how Hamilton City Council Chief Executive Richard Briggs has welcomed today’s funding decision for Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail infrastructure. Read more »

Central Government funding gives boost to passenger rail

Press Release – Waikato District Council

Central Government funding for the Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail will give a big boost to rail-related infrastructure in the Waikato district. Read more »