Archive for February, 2010

2010 BMW Auckland Regatta

Press Release – BMW Auckland Regatta

A frenetic month of sailing kicks off in Auckland tomorrow with the start of the BMW Auckland regatta, which has attracted an entry list of 60 yachts. Read more »

BalconyTV Comes to Auckland

Press Release – Satellite Media

BalconyTV is proud to announce its 10 Millionth Video View. The view coincided with BalconyTV Hamburg’s 900th show, featuring top German band Revolverheld. In more exciting news BalconyTV gets ready for its Auckland, New Zealand Debut… Read more »

Research says iPredict more accurate than polling

Press Release – iPredict

New research out of the University of Michigan shows New Zealand prediction market iPredict significantly outperformed pollsters in the 2008 election. iPredict was the second-most accurate forecaster across the 2008 election campaign, beating all … Read more »

NZ, Hong Kong celebrates new milestone

Press Release – Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office

“The free trade agreement reached between Hong Kong and New Zealand late last year will bring significant growth to the bilateral trade,” the Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Sydney, Ms Lorna Wong, told a group of 200 guests … Read more »

New approved medication for Premature Ejaculation

Press Release – Janssen-Cilag

Janssen-Cilag announced that PRILIGY® (dapoxetine) is now approved and available for use in New Zealand for the treatment of premature ejaculation (PE) in men 18-64 years of age. Read more »

The Future Workforce Of Special Education

Speech – New Zealand Government

I am delighted to be here today to celebrate the signing of the contract between the Ministry of Education, Massey University and the University of Canterbury to develop and deliver the Post-graduate Qualifications in Specialist Teaching. It’s … Read more »

TEU Tertiary Update Vol 13 No 6

Column – Association of University Staff

Tertiary Education Union national president Dr Tom Ryan is concerned that equity funding which the Tertiary Education Commission currently provides to institutions with Māori, Pasifika and disabled students may not be renewed, or may be phased … Read more »

The Mt Smart Supertop Sells for $10

Press Release – Turners Auctions

In what must be the bargain of the century, New Zealand’s iconic music venue, the Mt Smart Supertop, has sold today for just $10. Read more »

Fonterra lifts forecast for ‘distributable’ profit

Article – Businesswire

Feb. 24 (BusinessWire) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s largest exporter of dairy products, lifted its forecast for 2010 distributable profit, citing divestments, improved joint venture returns and lower funding costs. Read more »

Unitec Proudly Supports Alfonsina

Press Release – UNITEC

Alfonsina is a comic depiction of the adventures and misfortunes of a young Argentinean cleaner facing the social, economic and cultural challenges of migrating to Auckland in search of a new life. Read more »

Auckland’s Huge Population Projection Great News

Press Release – Newmarket Business Association

News that Auckland’s population is expected to swell by over 570,000 people in just 21 years will be welcome news to many Auckland businesses, claims an Auckland business advocate. Read more »

Gull New Zealand to discount fuel by 5c per litre

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Gull, New Zealand’s oil industry independent, has this afternoon announced that there will be a five cent per litre discount on all grades of fuel starting tomorrow, Thursday 25 February at 7am until Friday 26 February at 10am. Read more »

Local school children invited to become published

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

——– Original Message ——– Subject: Local school children invited to become published authors Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:02:58 +1300 From: Network PR Media To: undisclosed-recipients:; Read more »

Last chance to star in the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Press Release – Sony New Zealand Limited

Last chance for young Kiwi soccer fans to star in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, courtesy of Sony New Zealand Read more »

Bell closing in on Wellington run-scoring record

Press Release – Cricket Wellington

Wellington Firebirds captain Matthew Bell could become Wellington cricket’s leading all-time first-class run scorer when he leads the team in this week’s round six Plunket Shield match against the Auckland Aces at Colin Maiden Park. Read more »

Optimation becomes SilverStripe’s first NZ Partner

Press Release – SilverStripe

SilverStripe NZ, innovators of an award-wining open source Content Management System, has joined forces with New Zealand ICT services company Optimation to deliver outstanding web and intranet sites for customers across New Zealand’s public and private sector. … Read more »

Auckland home to 38 percent of population in 2031

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The Auckland region is projected to account for 60 percent of New Zealand’s population growth between 2006 and 2031, with an increase of 570,000 from 1.37 million to 1.94 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

IBM Research Reveals NZ’s innovation performance

Press Release – IBM

IBM New Zealand and the University of Auckland have today published the Innovation Index of NewZealand, an inter-industry, multi-indicator study measuring the rate of innovation effort in New Zealand since 1998. Read more »

Strong first half for Genesis Energy

Press Release – Genesis Energy

A strong trading performance, including additional revenue from frequency keeping, plus attention to operating expenses, contributed to an unaudited Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) of $64.6 million for Genesis Energy in the six months to 31 December 2009. Read more »

Teams Building Fitness for Auckland’s Fun Run

Press Release – Fairfax

With less than three weeks to go until Prime Minister John Key fires the starter gun at the 38th annual Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, thousands of people are in training for the big event. Read more »

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