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Archive for August, 2011

1400 extra trains during Rugby World Cup; more buses and ferries too

News from Auckland Transport
Trains will run into the early hours all week during Rugby World Cup 2011 so Aucklanders can get involved in the many things happening around the city. Read more »

Key plans for city centre and waterfront endorsed by Auckland Council

Press Release – Auckland Council
Two key parts of the Auckland Plan have been endorsed and adopted for consultation by Auckland Council today. Read more »

Auckland Transport’s East Coast Road upgrade wins national roading award

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Auckland Transport’s East Coast Road Widening project was a winner at the 2011 Roading NZ Excellence Awards this week. Read more »

New Lynn’s first shared-space street opens, new focal point for town centre

Press Release – Auckland Transport
New Lynn’s Totara Avenue West is now one of Auckland’s newest shared space streets. Created by Auckland Transport, the shared space transforms Totara Avenue West into a slow-speed zone that creates a more pedestrian-friendly retail area and focal point for New Lynn’s town centre. Read more »

New Lynn factory to close, 135 employees to lose their jobs

Press Release: Supplied via Mediacom press release distribution
Huhtamaki is to close down its manufacturing unit in New Lynn, New Zealand. The unit is currently loss making. The closure will affect approximately 135 employees. Read more »

Ebisu restaurant named winner of people’s choice award

Press Release: Fuse
Take 60 central city restaurants, three weeks of great eating and thousands of amateur Auckland foodies-turn-food-critics and you have the perfect recipe to determine the 2011 BIG little City People’s Choice Restaurant Winner. Read more »

Pacific Islands politicians coming to Auckland for Leaders’ Forum on Tuesday

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Prime Minister John Key will host leaders from around the Pacific in Auckland next week, as the 42nd Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting gets underway on Tuesday. Read more »

Telecom demerger by end of November, Reynolds flags exit

Report from BusinessDesk
Telecom Corp. expects to split its business into separate retail and network entities by the end of November, and will replace chief executive Paul Reynolds in the 2012/13 financial year. Read more »

Albany students creating space satellite software

Press Release – Massey University
A team of Massey University engineering students at Albany is building software for New Zealand’s first spacecraft. Read more »

Medical students to protest at Sky City on Gamblefree Day

Press Release – Action On Smoking And Health
Auckland’s SkyCity Casino will be the venue for a different sort of wedding on Gamblefree Day, Thursday 1 September at 12 noon. Read more »

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