Archive for July, 2012

Rates increases or decreases? New bills being posted to Auckland ratepayers

Press Release – Auckland Council
The first bills from Auckland Council’s new single rating system will tomorrow begin going out to ratepayers – signalling increases and decreases for many in the region. Read more »

Plans unveiled for Wynyard Quarter “edible garden”

Press Release – Garden to Table Trust
Concept plans for the landmark garden to be established in Wynyard Quarter later this year have been unveiled.

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TEDex business forum set to wow in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Auckland is set to hold a global TEDx event this October.

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Caramelized pork pie a winner in Ponsonby

Press Release – Rob’s Patisserie

A Ponsonby patiserrie has won a gold medal for one of their gourmet pies.

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Winners for big Auckland Environment Awards announced

Press Release – Auckland Council
The supreme winner of this year’s Auckland Council Sustainable Environment Awards has been praised by judges as a model for other communities. Read more »

Pacific Panel on Auckland Council needs to be made permanent – Labour

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party
The Auckland Council’s Pacific and ethnic advisory panels should become a permanent fixture of the Super City, says Labour. spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs Su’a William Sio. Read more »

Award-winning winemaker to showcase Prosecco at Auckland Food Show

Press Release – Brown Brothers
Australian winemaker Brown Brothers will showcase two of its most-popular sparkling wines, Prosecco and Cienna Rosso, at the 2012 Auckland Food Show. Read more »

Famous dancer heads home to support local Manukau festival

Press Release – Auckland Council
Internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer-to-the-stars, Parris Goebel has been announced as the Southside Arts Festival (SAF) Ambassador for 2012.

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Graffiti-free Auckland one step closer with new Council plan

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland
A city free of graffiti vandalism is a step closer following the launch of Auckland Council’s region-wide plan for prevention, eradication, and enforcement today. Read more »

Community consultation for Westgate facilities begins

Press Release – Auckland Council
Auckland Council has begun public consultation to find out what people want for two new community facilities in Westgate.  Read more »

No delays expected for rugby fans driving to Hamilton on Saturday

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
No delays are expected on Waikato and Bay of Plenty state highways for rugby fans heading to Hamilton this Saturday for the big game.
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Bankrupt West Auckland man charged for managing companies

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
A bankrupt West Auckland man has been sentenced to 262.5 hours of community service for managing companies without permission. Read more »

Former Goff spokesman named in “head cheerleader” role for SkyCity

Article – BusinessDesk
The former chief-of-staff for Labour has been appointed SkyCity Entertainment’s head cheerleader in the form of GM of Corporate Communications.

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House prices hit record highs in Auckland; home loan affordability worsens

Press Release – Roost Mortgages
Home loan affordability worsens as house prices hit record highs in Auckland.

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Howick home owners to pay nearly 4% more in rates than the average Aucklander

Press Release – Dick Quax
Many Howick rate payers will get an unpleasant surprise when receive their rate demand from the Auckland Council next week, says Councillor Dick Quax.

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Rates bills set to arrive for Aucklanders from this week

Press Release – Auckland Council
The first bills from Auckland Council’s new single rating system will arrive in letterboxes this week as the region comes to grips with the reality of amalgamating eight councils into one. Read more »

Historic link across Manukau Harbour to be replaced

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
One of Auckland’s most historic bridges is to be replaced by Auckland Council within the next five years.

          The Old Mangere Bridge when it was first built in 1915

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Young speechmakers to gather in Auckland for national competition

Press Release – Lions Clubs Of NZ
New Zealand’s finest young speechmakers will gather at the finals of a national competition in Auckland this August.

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Speed reading and memory workshop to be held in Auckland

Press Release – Gloo The Memory Company
A speed-reading and memory workshop will be held in Auckland next Tuesday. Read more »

Conservatives speak up against Auckland rates rises

Press Release – Conservative Party
As Aucklanders brace themselves to receive increased rates bills in their letterboxes this week, Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says he is planning a fight against it. Read more »

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