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Archive for September, 2011

Breast screening begins in Whangaparaoa; soon Orewa and Warkworth

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board
Fully digital breastscreening services have arrived in Whangaparaoa with the upcoming visit by BreastScreen Waitemata Northland’s new mobile unit. Read more »

Pharmac board meets in Auckland for first time, meets DHB staff

Press Release – PHARMAC
Getting closer to district health boards, on whose behalf Pharmac aims to spend $777 million this year, took on a new meaning today. For the first time the Pharmac Board’s monthly meeting was held outside Wellington. Meeting at the Auckland District Health Board’s Auckland City Hospital, PHARMAC Board members and staff took the opportunity to engage with DHB clinicians and managers and to discuss matters of mutual interest. Read more »

100 extra buses, 100 extra trains for fans heading to Scotland v England

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Extra trains and special event buses will again be operating for fans heading to Saturday’s Scotland v England Rugby World Cup match at Eden Park. Read more »

Trains and buses will take families to Mt Smart

Press Release – Auckland Transport
People going to Mt Smart for the free family event and to watch the NRL Grand Final on the big screen this Sunday can travel by public transport to the stadium. People are encouraged to plan their travel and check out transport options to the stadium. Read more »

Auckland Mayor should give a flag challenge to Manly Mayor, says councillor

Press Release – Cameron Brewer
Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says Auckland Mayor Len Brown should put out the challenge to Manly Mayor Jean Hay to fly the Warriors club flag on the Manly Town Hall for a week if the Warriors win Sunday’s NRL Grand Final on the condition that if the unforeseen happened the Auckland Town Hall would fly the Manly Sea Eagles flag for a week. Read more »

11,000 rugby fans took buses to North Harbour game

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development
Transport to and from the South Africa v Samoa match at North Harbour Stadium ran well this this evening with many fans travelling from the South to the North Shore using buses. Read more »

Big Day Out 2012: twentieth year of handcrafted festivals

Media release from Big Day Out
Hello all and welcome to the Big Day Out.
Yikes… 20 years of Handcrafted Festivals, no one saw that happening in 1992. A milestone rarely achieved by any festival will become reality for us when we stage our 20th year of BDO festivals. Read more »

Royal New Zealand Ballet announces four blockbuster seasons for next year

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Photo of Sara Havener 2012 Cinderella, by Ross Brown.

Press Release – Royal New Zealand Ballet
The Royal New Zealand Ballet will present four mesmerising seasons of dance for New Zealand audiences next year – and there’s something for everyone. Read more »

Youthtown opens a new Papakura branch with community day

Press Release – Youthtown
Police Minister and MP for Papakura Hon Judith Collins opened Youthtown’s new branch in Papakura at an official function followed by a community open day. Read more »

75% support for red light cameras on high-risk CBD intersections

Press Release – Auckland Transport
Auckland Transport today released an evaluation report on a red light camera pilot undertaken in Auckland’s central business district (CBD) from 2008 to 2011. The pilot was conducted to monitor and assess the impact of the cameras on red light running, including the impact on crashes and pedestrian injuries. Read more »

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