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Archive for September, 2012

Lanes on Great North Road changing as $1.4b Waterview Connection progresses

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency
Completion of Auckland’s Western Ring Route marks a significant milestone tonight with the start of enabling works at Waterview at the northern end of the Waterview Connection project.   Read more »

Auckland On Water Boat Show reports sales of several million dollars

Press Release – Auckland On Water Boat Show
The 2012 Auckland On Water Boat Show has seen boating fans mark the start of summer by enthusiastically purchasing everything from shackles, lifejackets, electronic equipment and fishing rods to motor yachts worth several million dollars. Read more »

New decade begins with new Grey Lynn premises for Recreate NZ

Press Release – Recreate NZ
Auckland kids were given the opportunity to spend time with Labour Party leader David Shearer when he made a special appearance for children and young adults with disabilities on Saturday night. Read more »

Taupo turns it on for Duathlon Nationals

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand
Conditions proved almost perfect for the Contact National Duathlon Championships and the National School Duathlon Championships at Taupo Motorsport Park today, with the day dawning cool and foggy but soon clearing to blue skies and warm temperatures for the close to 500 participants. Read more »

Beetle blitzes the best

Press Release – Equestrian Sports New Zealand
Lisa Coupe is more than happy with the efforts of her nine-year-old gelding Bates Amaretto MVNZ who just notched his second grand prix win of the season at the Dunstan Rotorua Spring Show today. Read more »

Murder inquiry: woman’s body found on farm identified as Rae Portman

News from NZ Police
The body located at the Ardmore property has been formally identified as that of Rae Colleen Portman. Read more »

Woman knocked unconscious during handbag theft in Manurewa carpark

News from NZ Police
A woman was knocked unconscious during a handbag theft this morning at the parade of shops on Great South Road Manurewa at the junction with Kerrs Road (next to Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre). Read more »

Man attacks woman outside Warkworth swimming pool – vicious, say police

News from NZ Police
A woman in her 20s was attacked on Thursday night as she left the Mahurangi College swimming pool on the intersection of Woodcocks Road and State Highway 1 at Warkworth. Read more »

Navy warships back in Devonport after world’s largest naval exercise

News from NZ Defence Force
Two Royal New Zealand Navy warships returned home to Devonport today from a four-month deployment which reinforced the Navy’s role as an integral member of the Asia-Pacific security community. Read more »

PHOTO: Jaquie Brown leads Britomart flash mob for paid parental leave


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Press Release – 26 for Babies
Jaquie Brown of TV show ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ led a flashmob of “…anyone who has a baby or has been a baby” in Britomart station to ride the trains on Friday morning. The group asked Aucklanders to “Get on Board” and support the extension of paid parental leave to 26 weeks. Read more »

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