Positives for housing in 2016 Budget do not go far enough

Press Release – NZ Property Investors Federation

Positives for housing in 2016 Budget do not go far enough

“It’s great that the 2016 Budget has extended the Healthy Homes Initiative with an extra $18m,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF). “The initiative has performed well in Auckland with a focus on low income people with existing health problems.” Read more »

Story master headlines writers conference

Press Release – Romance Writers of New Zealand

Story master headlines writers conference

Screenwriting legend Michael Hauge is coming to Auckland in August to deliver his Story Mastery workshop to dozens of authors at New Zealand’s largest writers’ conference. Read more »

Top five tips to fit fitness into your life

Press Release – Auckland Council

Top five tips to fit fitness into your life

Are you one of the many people that struggle to fit exercise into their life? Read more »

Bay Bush Action Trust Steals Spotlight

Press Release – TrustPower

Bay Bush Action Trust Steals Spotlight

26th May

Bay Bush Action Trust has won the Supreme Award at the 2016 Trustpower Far North District Community Awards. Read more »

Budget 2016 opts for future tax cuts over real investment

Press Release – Green Party

27 May 2016

Budget 2016 opts for future tax cuts over real investment

The Government has clearly signalled that tax cuts next year are more important than trying to fix the big issues we’re facing today, like the housing crisis, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Tasman tempest may bring flooding, rain and damaging wind

Press Release – NIWA

Tasman tempest may bring flooding, rain and damaging wind

A potent storm strengthening over the Tasman Sea will move over New Zealand tonight and pummel the country with heavy, possibly flooding, rain and damaging wind gusts.
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Problem Gambling Backs “Broke” Premiere

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

Problem Gambling Backs “Broke” Premiere

NZ Kiwis legend Mark Graham & son/”Broke” producer Luke Graham will be available to media next Tuesday, June 1. RSVP. Read more »

Finalists Announced For Fieldays No.8 Wire National Award

Press Release – Waikato Museum

Finalists Announced For Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award


Twenty-five sculptural works crafted by artists from throughout New Zealand have been selected as finalists in the Fieldays® No.8 Wire National Art Award, partnered by Waikato Museum. Read more »

Mark Thomas playing politics with Unitary Plan – David Hay

Press Release – David Hay

Mark Thomas playing politics with Unitary Plan says David Hay

Mayoral candidate David Hay said today the Mark Thomas, one of the centre-right candidates for the mayoralty “…is playing politics with the Unitary Plan, and has displayed a weak grasp of local government consultation processes.” Read more »

Researchers find new ways to reduce smoking in NZ

Press Release – University of Auckland

Researchers find new ways to reduce smoking in NZ

AUCKLAND: May 27, 2016: It will take radical, fresh ideas and new technology to break some New Zealanders of their smoking habit and for smoking prevalence to be less than the Government’s goal of five percent in NZ by 2025. Read more »

You Could Be Missing Out on Thousands of Dollars

Press Release – UP Real Estate

You Could Be Missing Out on Thousands of Dollars When You Sell Your House

Stories about the rampant Auckland property market are everywhere. As a result, if you want to sell your house, perhaps you think that all you need to do to achieve an instant, highly profitable sale is to simply list the property on the market. Read more »

The Mission (UK) NZ tour / Henry Rollins does Dunedin

Press Release – Plus1

The Mission (Uk) To Play Auckland & Wellington

2016 is shaping up to be a wonderful year for all Kiwi goths at heart (and fans of great British music). Hot on the heels of news THE CURE are coming, now Leeds’ finest THE MISSION have announced their return to NZ for the first time since 1990. Read more »

Budget 2016 boost for regional economies

Press Release – LGNZ

Budget 2016 boost for regional economies, infrastructure, social housing and biodiversity

LGNZ President, Lawrence Yule, acknowledged a much needed boost for communities in four key areas LGNZ has been advocating for: stronger regional economies, infrastructure, community and social housing, and biodiversity. Read more »

Ten hopefuls selected to continue Lexus Song Quest journey

Press Release – Lexus Song Quest

Ten young hopefuls selected to continue Lexus Song Quest journey

Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin are home to some of New Zealand’s finest young voices, with the 10 semi-finalists from these four centres now chosen to continue their Lexus Song Quest journey. Read more »

Budget – positive steps for NZ’s planning future

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Budget – positive steps for NZ’s planning future

May 27, 2016

The New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) has hailed the Budget’s $2.1 billion public infrastructure package as a positive step for New Zealand’s planning future. Read more »

NZ Grand Dame of Burlesque 80th Birthday Show at The Meteor

Press Release – Glamilton Burlesque Academy

New Zealand’s Grand Dame of Burlesque 80th Birthday Show at The Meteor, Saturday 28 May

Celebrating New Zealand’s Grande Dame of burlesque – Miss Chevious Cinders 80th year with a dazzling homegrown burlesque show. Read more »

F&P Healthcare annual profit jumps 27%

Article – BusinessDesk

Friday 27 May 2016 09:41 AM

F&P Healthcare annual profit jumps 27%; forecasts new records in coming year

By Tina Morrison Read more »

Trilogy more than doubles annual profit on soaring sales

Article – BusinessDesk

Friday 27 May 2016 09:26 AM

Trilogy more than doubles annual profit on soaring sales, CS purchase

By Paul McBeth

May 27 (BusinessDesk) – Trilogy International, which yesterday said it bought a stake in a Chilean rosehip producer, more than doubled annual profit as sales of its skincare and home fragrance products soared and it benefited from the acquisition of cosmetics and fragrance distributor CS Company. Read more »

Budget: A rain shower on drought-stricken land

Press Release – UNICEF NZ

May 26, 2016

Budget: A rain shower on drought-stricken land
Initial analysis of Budget 2016 indicates a failure to deliver adequately for children in the critical areas of housing and income, says UNICEF NZ. Read more »

NZ dollar gains from 2-month low

Article – BusinessDesk

Friday 27 May 2016 08:38 AM

NZ dollar gains from 2-month low as weak US business data weighs on greenback

By Tina Morrison Read more »