School Sets Up Virtual Class To Help SMEs

Press Release – Selwyn College

Selwyn College, a well known Auckland school and a stronghold in community education, is helping small business owners with its new online education offering. Read more »

HRC Announces New Funding Grants For Mid-career Researchers

Press Release – Health Research Council Of New Zealand

New grants give mid-career researchers a funding boost

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) today capped off a month of research investment with nearly $3 million awarded to mid-career researchers for studies that address significant health issues. Read more »

The New Zealand Dance Company Appoints World Class New Leadership Team

Press Release – New Zealand Dance Company

The Board of the New Zealand Dance Advancement Trust today announced the appointment of former Nederlands Dans Theater chief executive Janine Dijkmeijer as The New Zealand Dance Company’s (NZDC) Executive Director; and renowned dance artists and directors Victoria (Tor) Colombus and James O’Hara, as Co-Artistic Directors. Read more »

Water And Wastewater Price Changes From 1 July 2020

Press Release – Watercare Services

Prices for water and wastewater services in Auckland will increase by 2.5 per cent from 1 July 2020.

In Auckland Council’s Annual Plan, the proposed price rises for water, wastewater and infrastructure growth charges were 2.5 per cent, 3.3 per cent and 3 per cent respectively. Read more »

Winter Push For Visitors To Boost Whanganui Economy

Press Release – Whanganui and Partners

A push to boost visitor numbers and consumer spend in Whanganui over winter is the objective for Whanganui & Partners’ latest tourism campaign. Read more »

Ben Hurley’s Straight-out-of-lockdown Tour

Press Release – Notorious Entertainment

Bringing NZ’s live entertainment venues back!

Ben Hurley has teamed up with the Save Our Venues campaign and announced a tour covering many of the smaller around the country. With many venues doing it tough throughout the lockdown, Ben figured that comedy is the perfect way for venues to operate in a level two scenario. Read more »

Police Investigating Abduction Complaint

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Scott Beard, Auckland City Police:

Police have made further enquiries today following a report of an abduction and assault incident in Western Springs involving a student on Wednesday. Read more »

Thousands Of Kiwis Travelling For Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Confidence in domestic travel is beginning to steadily ramp up, with thousands of Kiwis travelling within New Zealand for Queen’s Birthday. Read more »

Auckland Council Invites Feedback On COVID-19 Emergency Budget

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council yesterday agreed to adopt the Consultation Document for its Emergency Budget 2020/2021, with public feedback open from mid-day today until 19 June 2020. Read more »

SPEECH: Todd Muller – Families, Communities, Small Business

Speech – New Zealand National Party

It’s great to be in Auckland.

I’m pleased to be giving my first formal speech as Leader of the New Zealand National Party here, and to be with my Deputy Leader Nikki Kaye for whom this city is home. Read more »

University Of Auckland Launches Learning Centres In China

Press Release – University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has launched two Learning Centres in collaboration with Southwest University (SWU) in Chongqing and Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) in Harbin. This will provide an alternative learning experience for its students unable to enter New Zealand because of current border restrictions. Read more »

COVID-19: Planning For Major Projects At NZ’s Largest Industrial & Residential Development Underway

Press Release – Drury South Crossing

More than a fifth of the 170 hectares of commercial land available at the country’s largest industrial and residential development have now been sold as businesses look to establish large scale local operations in a post-COVID environment. Read more »

NZSA Announces The Fourth Covid-19 Guardian Award Winners Is Anton Kritzinger From Armourguard

Press Release – NZ Security Association

Anton will receive his award for his actions in diffusing a potentially dangerous situation on an Auckland bus during Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown. The nomination from his employer highlighted how good training and a calm demeanour are essential for security guards undertaking their work. Read more »

‘Best Brains’ Awarded Postgraduate Scholarships

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

Several young New Zealanders have been given assistance to complete their postgraduate study thanks to the William Georgetti Scholarships. Read more »

Defence Force To Fire 21-gun Salutes In Wellington To Mark Royal Occasions

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Army personnel will fire 21-gun salutes in Wellington at midday on 1, 2 and 10 June.

These will mark the Queen’s official birthday in New Zealand, the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation and the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip’s 99th birthday respectively. Read more »

Watercare: Drought Update

Press Release – Watercare

Rainfall:

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  Yesterday Past 7 days Rainfall since the start of the drought

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum Is Open And Welcoming Visitors This Long Weekend

Press Release – Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira reopened its doors to the public on Monday 25 May.

In the first three days of reopening, a steady stream of visitors came to the Museum, showing similar numbers for the same time last year for visitors from Auckland (excluding school visits).

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New Exec Chair For NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Press Release – NZ Dairy Industry Awards


Rachel Short, NZDIA Executive Chair.

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University Community Rises To The Challenge Of Creating Solutions For New Zealand’s Problems

Press Release – University of Auckland

COVID-19 disruption, microplastics disposal, pet data management and marine health are just some of the many problems tackled in this year’s Velocity Innovation Challenge competition. Read more »

Environment Must Be Centre Of All Future Plans

Press Release – University of Auckland

Environmental sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to have’ – it is now a ‘must have’ that needs to be embedded into decisions about New Zealand’s future, say experts in a new report. Read more »