Auckland Scoop

Archive for August, 2012

Tongan language week begins tomorrow

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Pacific Island Affairs Minister, Hekia Parata, says celebrating New Zealand’s diverse cultures and speaking their languages benefits all of us as Tongan Language Week, Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga, begins tomorrow. Read more »

Go West bus services to be disrupted by stopwork on Monday morning

Press Release – NZ Bus
NZ Bus received notice that Tramways and First Unions have called a stop work meeting on Monday. The stop work meeting will only affect limited Go West services and NZ Bus has worked hard to minimize disruption. Read more »

Home violence organisation expands to three new areas

Press Release – Shine
Today Shine, a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making homes violence free, along with Judith Collins, Minister for Justice, launch the roll out of the award-winning, pioneering safe@home service in 3 new areas – Tauranga, Manukau and Christchurch. Read more »

Whisky degustation event tickets on sale

Press Release – SKYCITY
Tickets are on sale now for dine by Peter Gordon’s first whisky degustation event. Guests at this unique event will be treated to a five-course degustation menu specifically created by Peter Gordon to complement the selection of whiskies resulting in dishes that work perfectly to bring out the best in both the food and the spirit. Read more »

Additional screenings of Maori Boy Genius announced

Press Release – Ngaa Rauuira Puumanawawhiti
We’ve just received news from our filmaker Pietra Brettkelly that for Aucklanders who missed Maori Boy Genius at the NZ International Film Festival, the gorgeous little Hawkins Theatre in Papakura is to host 4 screenings. Please forward to your networks. Read more »

Gamblefree day raises awareness of problem gambling

Press Release – Problem Gambling Foundation
Tomorrow, Saturday 1 September, is Gamblefree Day. Read more »

Zintel to return funds to shareholders, prepares to delist

BusinessDesk Article by Hannah Lynch
Zintel Group, the NZAX-listed telecommunications company which sold its subsidiary Cogent in July, will sell the rest of its businesses and pay out shareholders as it prepares to delist from the New Zealand stock exchange. Read more »

Radio presenters locked up in Papatoetoe for charity

Press Release – Radio Tarana
It may not be everyone’s idea of fun spending eight days inside a campervan but that’s the reality for two Radio Tarana celebrity presenters, who have been locked up for charity. Read more »

‘Jury still out’ on Auckland’s mayoral model – EMA

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association
The jury is still out on whether the Auckland model of an executive mayor has been a success, the Employers & Manufacturers Association advised the Parliamentary Select Committee hearings in Auckland today on the Local Government 2002 Amendment Bill. Read more »

Auckland’s latest Lotto millionaire wants to go to Scotland

Press Release – New Zealand Lotteries Commission
A couple of whiskies were badly needed by Lotto’s latest millionaire – a local Auckland man called Stan. Read more »

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