Archive for August, 2009

North Auckland students learn about solar energy

Press Release – Genesis

More than 70 Auckland students from 15 different schools will gather at Greenhithe School tomorrow to learn about the benefits of solar energy. Schools in the Northern Auckland ‘cluster’ have been invited to attend the launch of the Schoolgen Sister …
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Pacific Blue Readies To Take Off From Hamilton

Press Release – Pacific Blue

acific Blue starts its new international services from Hamilton this week with celebrations beginning this afternoon when one of the airline’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft lands at the city’s airport for the first time, in preparation for tomorrow morning’s …
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Auckland Airport profit more than halved

Article – Businesswire

Aug 28 (BusinessWire) – Auckland International Airport Ltd, operator of New Zealand’s gateway airport, reports a 63.1% fall in net profit after tax in the year to June 30, reflecting flat operating earnings and reduced property valuations caused by …
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Motorway Funds Welcomed But ‘Cross City’ Unfunded

Press Release – Auckland Business Forum

Provision of funding for the design and construction start on the SH20 Waterview project was today welcomed by Auckland Business Form chairman, Michael Barnett.
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Second Auckland Cliff Richard Show Announced

Press Release – Dainty Consolidated Entertainment

Tickets for Cliff Richard and The Shadows Auckland show at Vector Arena have sold out and a second Auckland show has been announced on Wednesday 24 February 2010. This second Auckland show takes the total number of New Zealand shows in the tour …
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Air NZ profit falls 90% on fuel, labor costs

Article – Businesswire

August 27 (BusinessWire) – Air New Zealand Ltd., the national carrier, posted a 90% slump in annual profit as operating costs rose and increased rivalry in weak markets drove down fares.
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Auckland Airport volumes climb 0.5%

Article – Businesswire

August 26 – Auckland International Airport reported a 0.5% increase in passenger volumes last month, led by a surge in arrivals from Australia, evidence that a marketing campaign and cheaper fares are luring more visitors across the Tasman.
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Library a winner in showcasing diversity

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

Wellington City Libraries has won a national award for its outstanding contribution to race relations. The organisation has been named as one of 12 recipients of the Human Rights Commission’s annual New Zealand Diversity Action Awards. The awards …
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Waikato University honours food writer, critic

Press Release – University of Waikato

No more than three Distinguished Alumni Awards are given by Waikato University each year. The awards recognise and celebrate Waikato University alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to their profession, to the community, to the arts or …
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AUT University and Vodafone present Maori Expo

Press Release – AUT University

AUT has joined forces with Vodafone this year to bring you Auckland’s best-established and show-stopping celebration of Maori achievement- AUT Maori Expo and it’s on this week!
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Statistics for challenging times

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Auckland businesses are being encouraged to use freely-available statistics to help them make good decisions in challenging economic times. Statistics New Zealand is hosting four free ‘Go Stats’ seminars in Auckland for small to medium sized businesses, …
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Manning SuperCity Maori Seats + Anti-Smacking Woes

Article – Scoop Audio

Radio Adelaide: Manning & Godfrey discuss the National-Led Govt’s dilemma over whether to include or exclude Maori from having direct representation on Auckland’s new council. Also, PM John Key looks to be resisting pressure to have NZ’s anti-smacking law repealed… Read more »

National Telecom strike begins

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Up to 1000 Telecom lines engineers have begun nationwide strike action this morning to protest Telecom’s attacks on their incomes and employment rights. The one day strike coincides with the first day of operation by Telecom contractor Visionstream …
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The same choices as Auckland Uni students

Press Release – Northern Region Young Nats

Northern Region Young Nats welcome the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill which will allow for voluntary student membership. “We’re really pleased that this bill will be heading to Parliament for debate” says Emma Mellow, Northern …
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Sky Network FY profit falls 9.6% on HD costs

Article – Businesswire

August 21 – Sky Network Television Ltd., New Zealand’s biggest pay-TV company, posted a 9.6% decline in full-year profit on costs for the introduction of its digital TV and high definition service.
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Gordon Campbell: Rodney Hide’s Supercity ultimatum

Article – Gordon Campbell

Rodney Hide crawls out onto the ledge and threatens to resign all of his ministerial posts if the Auckland Supercity Council is allowed to include dedicated Maori seats; Afghanistan; Lockerbie Read more »

Travel associations support Trans Tasman changes

Press Release – TAANZ

The Inbound Tour Operators Council (ITOC) and Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) support the announcement made today towards implementing a new trans-Tasman passenger clearance model. Paul Yeo, Chief Executive of ITOC and TAANZ says “We …
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Sky City to give half its profit increase

Press Release – Gambling Watch

Sky City’s $2.5 million Hamilton Casino profit increase in the year just completed has given rise to a call from a gambling issues lobby group for the community to “get a significant share of the windfall. ”GamblingWatch co-ordinator Dave Macpherson …
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New NZ ship arrives in Auckland

Press Release – Seafuels

Seafuels, a joint venture company between Ports of Auckland and Pacific Basin Shipping, welcomed the arrival of a new 80-metre, 3,900 tonne fuel tanker to the Auckland harbour early this morning. On arrival to Auckland, the ship, its New Zealand captain and …
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NPT sells Newmarket properties

Article – Businesswire

19 Aug (BusinessWire) – National Property Trust Ltd has sold two mainstreet Newmarket shopping strip properties for NZ$49 million to reduce debt, lessen exposure to retail and prepare for alternative purchases.
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