Archive for August, 2010

Strong interest in Manukau City Council bond offer

Press Release – Manukau City Council

Manukau City Council’s bond offer has already met with a positive response before its opening date, with bids in the bookbuild process used to set the minimum interest rate and issue margin substantially exceeding the offer size. The council is now … Read more »

Dine with Lance Cairns and help deaf kids talk!

Press Release – Loud Shirt Day

Cricketing hero Lance Cairns will swap his cricket whites for a loud shirt next month in support of Loud Shirt Day and raising funds for deaf children around the country. Read more »

Corelli Hosts Piano Zoo Concert

Press Release – Corelli School of Arts

As one of the most popular musical instruments, the piano is often used in solo performances; however, this weekend there will be more than two hands striking the piano keys at The Corelli School of Performing Arts. Read more »

Eat Pray Love Charity Movie Premiere

Press Release – Look Good Feel Better

New Zealand’s very first screening of the much anticipated Eat, Pray, Love movie premiere will be a night of celebration for a good cause. Read more »

Black Ferns team named for semifinal

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby Union

After three convincing victories against South Africa, Australia and Wales in pool play, the Black Ferns will take on France in the semifinal of the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in England early Thursday morning (NZT). Read more »

Scallop Season Opens

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Phil Heatley is calling on scallop fishers to follow the rules when the season opens in Auckland tomorrow. Read more »

The Innovation Agenda: Dr. Rick Boven

Press Release – University of Auckland

Many people in New Zealand share a desire to see the country improve its economic performance and, hence, create more prosperity for all members of our society. But there is less agreement over how that greater economic performance might be achieved. … Read more »

Meet UK crime sensation R.J. Ellory on his NZ Tour

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

Six years. Twenty two rejected novels. More than four hundred ‘thanks, but no thanks’ letters from over a hundred publishers.  It would be easy to forgive UK crime author R.J. Ellory if he’d given up on a writing career long before getting to that point, … Read more »

PM launches Pacific Youth Awards

Press Release – New Zealand Government

High-achieving young Pacific New Zealanders will be recognised for their outstanding contributions through the newly-created Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards. Read more »

Sky Tower Goes Blue For Prostate Cancer

Press Release – SKYCITY

Auckland’s iconic landmark, the Sky Tower, will be bathed in blue light tonight and for the rest of September to launch the beginning of the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s annual awareness campaign, Blue September. Read more »

Feast of football at North Harbour Stadium

Press Release – North Harbour Stadium

Football (soccer) fans can look forward to a month-long feast of “the beautiful game” at North Harbour Stadium, leading up to the big one – the All Whites’ game against Honduras on [Saturday] October 9.   With football riding on a wave … Read more »

42nd Street Season Extended

Press Release – Skip Ink

Due to demand, a third and final week of the world’s greatest dance musical 42nd Street, will go on sale at Auckland’s Civic Theatre this Thursday. Read more »

42nd Street Season Extended

Press Release – Skip Ink

Due to demand, a third and final week of the world’s greatest dance musical 42nd Street, will go on sale at Auckland’s Civic Theatre this Thursday. Read more »

Felix Donnelly College to close

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced that Felix Donnelly College in South Auckland is to close on 27 January 2011. Read more »

Auckland City’s Waste Water Pricing Could Shock

Press Release – City Vision

Not telling Auckland ratepayers how they will be charged for wastewater leaves water charges in limbo, says Auckland City Councillor Richard Northey Read more »

Humanist Author In Conversation with Noel Cheer

Press Release – Triangle TV

This week’s guest on “In Conversation with Noel Cheer” on Triangle/Stratos Television is Dr. Bill Cooke who is one of New Zealand’s foremost advocates of atheism, humanism and secularism.  Humanism in today’s form is relatively recent … Read more »

Students Win Medals at National Culinary Fare

Press Release – Wellington institute of Technology

The competition heated up when the National Culinary Fare hit Auckland on 22-24 August.  With over 900 competitors the Fare is the world’s largest annual competition of its kind. According to Cherie Freeman, Head of School for Hospitality & Tourism … Read more »

Problem gambling; the carnage continues

Press Release – Salvation Army

Despite a modest fall in the amount New Zealanders spent on gambling last year, demand for Salvation Army problem gambling treatment services jumped 16 per cent. Read more »

Bring back the Licensing Trusts

Press Release – Roskill Community Voice

“It is time for alcohol in our community to be controlled by the community”, says Michael Wood a spokesperson for Roskill Community Voice, which is launching a policy to bring back community controlled liquor licensing trusts. Read more »

Domestic Violence Legislation Empowers Police

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police are highlighting the value of recently introduced new domestic violence legislation after their intervention during an incident in the west of the City resulted in the recovery of drugs, a clan lab and an illegally held firearm. Read more »

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