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 »

‘Underfunded’ Kaipatiki to have service cuts – Gillon

Press Release – Grant Gillon
“Kaipatiki is being subjected to more dramatic cuts just a few weeks after the Board was successful in regaining some lost transport budget,” said Kaipatiki Local Board member Grant Gillon today. Read more »

MP admits government has well-being of industry in mind – Alcohol Action

Press Release – Alcohol Action NZ
Nikki Kaye, National MP for Auckland Central, speaking on national television this morning (TV1 Breakfast) admitted that the government has the well-being of the alcohol industry very much in mind as it manages the current alcohol reform process. Read more »

Dotcom could claim hundreds of millions in damages from Govt – LawFuel

Press Release – LawFuel
The New Zealand government has exposed itself to what may be an unlimited indemnity in favour of Kim Dotcom, the man the US government is seeking to have extradicted on criminal copyright and related charges from New Zealand. Read more »

University of Auckland claims snow games shield in Wanaka

Press Release – UNI Snow Games
Auckland University has achieved a rare double in University Sport after winning the Uni Snow Games overall shield in Wanaka this week. Read more »

Councillor critical of big spending demands by officials

Press Release – Dick Quax
Demands by Auckland Council officials that water distributor Watercare Services Ltd completely revise its corporate branding at a cost in excess of $2 million were slammed today by Councillor Dick Quax. Read more »

15 Auckland teams compete to stop smoking

Press Release – University of Auckland
The day of reckoning has arrived for 15 competing teams of smokers who took on the challenge three months ago to be smokefree by the end of August. Read more »

Finalists announced for NZ Food Awards 2012

Press Release – Massey University Food Awards
The finalists in the 2012 NZ Food Awards were announced at an industry event hosted at Villa Maria Estate in Auckland tonight, and the supreme winner will be announced at the NZ Food Awards Gala Dinner to be held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland on Thursday October 27. Read more »

Unitec respond to MP’s statement on social security bill

Press Release – UNITEC
David Nummy, Associate Dean Strategic Development of the Faculty of Technology and Built Environment responds to Labour MP Megan Woods’ media statement dated 30 August 2012 titled “Bill pays dole to employers who take on young apprentices”. Read more »

No change to status of Puhoi-to-Wellsford RONS says NZTA

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed that there is no change to the status of the Puhoi to Wellsford road of national significance north of Auckland, and apologised for any confusion caused by an error in a pamphlet published yesterday as part of announcements for the 2012-15 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP). Read more »

Kiwi Income Property Trust announces lease on Auckland’s Vero Centre

Press Release – Kiwi Income Properties Limited
Kiwi Income Properties Limited, as Manager of Kiwi Income Property Trust, is pleased to announce a new 12-year lease agreement with law firm Bell Gully for 6,514 sqm of space in the Trust’s flagship office asset, the Vero Centre in Auckland. Read more »

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