Auckland Scoop

Archive for December, 2012

Police Commissioner on patrol in Auckland’s streets

News from NZ Police
NZ’s top police officer will be on the streets of Auckland tonight to support staff working to keep people safe this New Year’s Eve. Commissioner Peter Marshall goes out in Auckland City Police District; Deputy Commissioner Mike Bush will be with staff in Wellington, while Deputy Commissioner Viv Rickard is working at the Rhythm and Vines music festival near Gisborne. Read more »

IMAGES: Rhythm & Vines features amazing sunset, and epic music mix

Press Release – Rhythm and Vines

R&V – Mark Ronson, 10pm, Rhythm Stage – 30 December Photo credit: Georgia Schofield

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Day two of Rhythm and Vines 2012 looked at first like it could be wet, but the Gisborne sunshine pulled through and brought with it an amazing sunset above Waiohika. Read more »

Gold Panda at Cassette Nine in March

Press Release – Madcap Touring & Undertheradar present

Gold Panda (Government name: Derwin R. Powers) is fluent in Japanese, has a degree in Asian studies and before he became a full time electronic musician, spent several years working in a sex shop in London. Born in South London, raised in the Essex countryside and extremely comfortable doing nothing, when Gold Panda steps to the controls in his music studio or live in nightclubs across the globe, everything dovetails together into an enchanted techno hip-hop soundworld all his own. Read more »

Dame Judith, Dame Wendy, Sir Owen, Sir Paul, Sir Bob – Aucklanders in new year list

Auckland gains two new Dames and three new Knights in the New Year honours list announced today. Read more »

Man’s attack on 71-year-old Kawerau woman fractures her jaw and cheekbone

News from NZ Police
Police inquiries into yesterday’s cowardly assault on a Kawerau woman are continuing. The 71-year-old is in a stable condition in hospital with a fractured cheekbone and jaw. Read more »

Taking the lid off Auckland: building up instead of building out

Opinion by Conor English of Federated Farmers
New Zealand is a big country – at 268,000 square kms we are bigger than the United Kingdom, we are 67% the size of Germany, 72% the size of Japan. Our coastline is longer than both mainland USA and mainland China. Our economic zone is more than half the size of Australia. But these countries have far greater populations than we do. Demographics drives a lot in any country, any economy. Read more »

Waiheke Island ticket wins $1m in Lotto

Press Release – New Zealand Lotteries Commission
With the New Year just a few days away, a winner from Waiheke Island will start 2013 feeling flush after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division. Read more »

“Pathetic” that payment via texting isn’t available for Northern Gateway toll road

Opinion from Cameron Brewer
The NZ Transport Agency should hurry up with its investigations and deliver drivers better payment options when using the Northern Gateway Toll Road, which should preferably include the ability to pay via text. Read more »

50th Westpac Halberg Awards finalists named

Press Release – Westpac Halberg Awards
Outstanding performances by New Zealand sports teams and individuals during 2012 have been reflected in the finalists selected for the 50th Westpac Halberg Awards. Read more »

World skinny dip record set in Gisborne – 506 swimmers, thousands watching

Press Release – BW Camping Festival
A world record has been broken at a Midway Beach in Gisborne this afternoon, in a successful bid to break the world record for skinny dippers. Read more »

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