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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 »

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