Auckland Scoop

Archive for October, 2011

Auckland’s biggest problem: Joyce’s bad decisions, says Greenpeace

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand
Auckland planners must account for the realities of the 21st century, rather than clinging to the car-based dreams of the 1950s, if the city is to prosper and improve its liveability, says Greenpeace New Zealand in a submission to be made today on Auckland’s Draft Plan. Read more »

Where’s the money coming from? Property owners question draft Auckland Plan

Press Release: Property Council Of New Zealand
Auckland Council’s draft Auckland Plan cannot be endorsed without Government support, achievable targets for intensification, an implementation plan and an explanation of how capital projects will be funded. Read more »

Auckland academic sees advantages in election poll using coffee beans

Press Release – Muffin Break
A consumer poll that involves voters putting coffee beans in plastic holders has advantages over traditional polling methodologies, says a top academic expert. Read more »

German Shepherds wanted for training as Auckland police dogs

Press Release – New Zealand Police
The Auckland Police Dog Section is in need of at least two German Shepherd dogs to enter its training programme to become Police dogs. Read more »

Searchers with police dog find three trampers missing overnight in Waitakeres

Press Release – New Zealand Police
At about 9pm last night, three trampers were reported missing in the Waitakere Ranges, west of Auckland. Read more »

Young driver critically injured after jumping from bridge while fleeing from police

A young driver running away from the police is in Waikato Hospital in critical condition after jumping from a bridge and falling 20 metres. Read more »

Next year’s CRC Speedshow will feature 50th anniversary of hot rods

Press Release – The Expo Group
The 2012 running of CRC Speedshow in Auckland will feature a special national hot rod show as the New Zealand Hot Rod Association celebrates its 50th anniversary at the annual automotive and motorsport expo. Read more »

$1m grant to Auckland professor to study management of colorectal cancer

Press Release – Health Research Council
Announced today by the Minister of Health, Tony Ryall and the Minister of Science and Innovation, Dr Wayne Mapp, the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) and the Ministry of Health have made a joint commitment to co-invest in three new cancer research projects. Read more »

Deal of the Year award goes to investors in Tegel Foods

Press Release – NZ Private Equity and Venture Capital Ass
The New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (NZVCA) has announced the winner of the inaugural NZVCA awards that recognises outstanding performance in the private equity industry. Read more »

Workshops to make it easier for builders to apply for licenses

Press Release – Designers Institute of NZ
Department of Building & Housing – Want to make getting licensed easier?

Come to a licensing workshop. Read more »

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