Archive for October, 2012

Accolades for AUT academics

Press Release – AUT University
AUT University held the inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Academic Excellence in Research and Teaching at the Auckland Art Gallery tonight. Read more »

Truck rolls near Pokeno; detour for State Highway 2 northbound traffic

Press Release – NZTA
Drivers heading north to Auckland on State Highway 2 will be delayed by a truck roll on the SH2 onramp on to SH1 north of Pokeno. Read more »

Man charged with offensive behaviour in Mt Eden; victim hasn’t been found

News from NZ Police
Police are urging a young woman who was pushing a pram along View Rd, Mt Eden on Friday October 26 and who was inappropriately approached from behind by a man, to contact them as soon as possible. Read more »

Street Party against privatisation this Saturday on K Road

Press Release – Aotearoa Is Not For Sale
Aotearoa Is Not For Sale is reclaiming the street (Karangahape Road) for the people of New Zealand this Saturday. Starting from 2pm, the fun-filled street party protest will have musicians, DJs, information stalls, circus performers, a kids’ zone (with two tonnes of snow!) and speakers. Revolutionary fun for the whole whanau. Read more »

Diocesan students get advice from actress who’s written a self-help book

Press Release – Auckland Diocesan School For Girls
Hundreds of Diocesan students were inspired by celebrity actress Kimberley Crossman when she visited her old school today to talk about her L.A-based career and her new self-help book Love You: be your best & live your dreams. Read more »

After 10,000 submissions, council drafts new proposals to control dogs

Press Release – Auckland Council
Supporting responsible dog owners and giving local boards the ability to set dog rules reflecting the needs of their local community, are among recommendations for inclusion in the council’s new policy and bylaw on dogs. Read more »

50% increase in Auckland’s new house approvals

News from Statistics NZ
The number of new houses consented grew 22 percent in September 2012, compared with September 2011. There were 1,520 new houses consented in September, including 186 apartments. Read more »

Second man charged with making false statements to investors

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has laid charges against Mark James Whelan, a 40 year-old unemployed man, in relation to an investigation of the options trading company Derivatek New Zealand Limited. Read more »

Jetstar gives away a holiday to celebrate its 100 millionth passenger

Press Release – Jetstar
Jetstar today celebrated carrying 100 millionth passenger by giving a family holiday to a passenger at Auckland Airport. Jetstar Australia & New Zealand CEO David Hall said this was an impressive milestone in the Group’s short history. Read more »

The last thing Auckland needs is to get any bigger

by Maximus
The Productivity Commission’s call for more greenfield land to bring house prices down seems to me to be just the completely wrong answer, especially in Auckland, which grows upon our country like a nasty cancer. Read more »

Cameron Slater to be editor of Truth

News from The Truth
New Zealand’s number 1 news and opinion blogger Cameron Slater has today been appointed Editor of the Truth. Truth is New Zealand’s last remaining Kiwi-owned national newspaper which this year turns 125 years old. Read more »

Youthline Manukau opens new centre and expands services

Press Release – Youthline
Youthline Manukau has officially opened its new Youth, Family and Community Development Centre in Papatoetoe, a project which has allowed it to greatly expand services to the Manukau region. Read more »

International science conference booked for Auckland in 2016

Press Release – ATEED
Auckland has been selected to host a major international conference in 2016, with the help of the new Auckland Convention Bureau Bid Fund. Read more »

Public lecture by Nicky Hager tonight

Press Release – University of Auckland
The University of Auckland’s Department of Political Studies and the Bruce Jesson Foundation present the 2012 Bruce Jesson Lecture: Nicky Hager – “Investigative journalism in the age of media meltdown?” Read more »

Super Rugby jerseys to show local unions’ names on the collars

Press Release – Adidas
For 2013 adidas has stitched a bit of extra pride into the Investec Super Rugby jerseys for the New Zealand teams. Each team’s jersey will carry the names of the provincial unions that joined forces to form their franchise. These names will be incorporated into each jersey’s inside collar. Read more »

Deep Purple And Journey coming to Vector Arena in February

Press Release – Chugg Entertainment
Rock Legends Deep Purple And Journey Announce Details of Their Auckland Show
They remain the quintessential vintage rock band — playing the songs the people love … pushing the boundaries as individual instrumentalists, soloists without reservation, yet seamlessly integrated into the overall sound and texture of a unified group. This is the foundation on which Deep Purple has always thrived – Read more »

Catalysing local food, globally

Press Release – Bucky Box
Kiwi software company, Bucky Box, are on a social and environmental mission to disrupt the global food system and this week they’ve announced the public release of their software for local food distribution. Read more »

ArtWeek on Thursday

Press Release – Big Little City
Artweek by Cycle – BIG little City Late Night Tour
Venue: Starting location – 132 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD
Time: 5:30pm onwards

Explore the BIG little City’s streets with the wind in your hair on the late night bicycle tour – Artweek by Cycle. Cruise around downtown Auckland’s most prestigious contemporary and traditional art galleries and take in the sights of some incredible public artworks. Awaken the culture vulture within, and experience our modern city on wheels on a fun and fascinating tour.

Bookings: contact Julian on or 021 154 8371

BNZ Unlocked Collection Tour
Venue: 125 Queen Street, BNZ Building, Auckland CBD
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Behind the closed corporate doors of BNZ are some special, history-defining works of art. The BIG little City and its visitors have been invited on a rare ‘behind the scenes’ tour to view this extensive private art collection. Escape the office for lunch and wander the walls alongside the passionate art connoisseurs and tour guides from Auckland Walks.

Bookings: Tour is fully booked

BIG little City Late Art Night
Venue: Auckland CBD
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

An exciting line-up of the BIG little City’s finest traditional, contemporary and experiential galleries will have their doors open late for a visually enriching late night out. Rediscover the thriving gallery scene in Auckland’s art precinct and you appreciate the delicious ethnic eateries on offer at the Art of Dining market in collaboration with Eat Here Now in Khartoum place.

Joystick Orchestra
Venue: 74 Shortland Street, Gus Fisher Gallery
Time: 7:00pm
Taking orchestral sounds to a new and quirky level, Joystick Orchestra will wow the crowds with their unique improvised sound creation using joysticks. Featuring the works of artists Sean Kerr, Stuart Grimshaw and Andrew McMillan, this event is not to be missed.
Portraits of Stress and Pressure
Venue: 26 Lorne Street, Gow Langford Gallery

Sarah Hughes – Harvest
Venue: 26 Lorne Street, Gow Langsford Gallery

Total Internal Reflection
Venue: 74 Shortland Street. Gus Fisher Gallery

Surface Detail – Sarah Munro
Venue: 74 Shortland Street, Gus Fisher Gallery

The Portage Ceramic Awards
Venue: The Cloud, Auckland Waterfront

Waka – Kura’s 4th Annual Carving Exhibition
Venue: 188 Quay Street, PwC Tower, Kura Gallery

Living Room 2012
Venue: Aotea Square

Mid-City Thinking
Venue: Elliott Street, Auckland CBD

The Art of Fashion Windows
Venue: Tyler Street, Britomart

Auckland Art Gallery Exhibitions
Venue: Cnr Kitchener & Wellesley Streets, Auckland Art Gallery

Kate Small
Venue: 47 High Street, Anna Miles Gallery

Venue: Cnr Quay and Hobson Streets, Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum

Hartrell de Hurrigan
Venue: Level 1, 28 Lorne Street, Antoinette Godkin Gallery

Just a Wee Drop – Elliot Frances Stewart
Venue: Cnr of Rutland and Lorne Streets, Auckland CBD

Lost in a Dream
Venue: 33 High Street, Snake Pit Gallery

Digital Art Live: Crowd Control
Venue: Level 2, Aotea Centre

Spindal, an Exhibition by Sarah Dolby
Venue: Kitchener Street, Upper Khartoum Place, OREX Art Gallery

Tank Art Project
Venue: Wynyard Quarter


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John Morris appointed to TEC Board

Press Release – New Zealand Government
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced the appointment of former Auckland Grammar School Headmaster John Morris to the Tertiary Education Commission Board. Read more »

New radio communications network for Auckland’s buses

Press Release – NZ Bus
Today NZ Bus announced its investment in a new radio communications platform for its fleet of 1000 buses in Auckland and Wellington. Radio communications are a critical function within NZ Bus for ensuring both the safety of our 1600 bus operators and our customers along with the delivery of reliable public transport services. Read more »

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