Archive for April, 2019

Fish & Game hopeful of ‘first rate’ game bird season

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Some “outstanding” hunting is in store for game bird hunters when the new season opens on May 4 if the weather plays its part, according to Fish & Game. Read more »

Passenger and mail biosecurity review released

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has welcomed the findings of an independent review of its biosecurity passenger and mail controls at the border, saying they support its current direction. Read more »

Pony riders embrace new equestrian centre in Greenhithe

Press Release – NZTA

30 April 2019
A new pony facility has opened in Greenhithe today giving local youth a central hub for equestrian activities on Auckland’s North Shore. Read more »

Police appeal for information about missing Northland woman

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Detective Constable Joseph Reuben, Whangarei CIB

Police hold serious concerns for Northland woman Bridget Simmonds, who has been missing for over two months. Read more »

Getting fit for market is essential for export entry

Press Release – Buy Pure

Buy Pure New Zealand has a decade of experience building certified organic and natural brands nationally and taking them into export markets. As New Zealand and the Pacific agents for the Naturally Good trade event on 2-3 June 2019 in Sydney, Australia, Buy Pure are also offering a proven training programme with a leading team of trade experts on 10 May in Auckland. Read more »

25 years on 6 months funding

Press Release – Warrior Kids

Tim Tipene has been changing the lives of thousands of NZ children and their families for 25 years and he’s done it without funding. Read more »

Baby birds, bred to suffer: Chicken Meat Industry Exposed

Press Release – SAFE For Animals

SAFE has released footage from an Auckland chicken farm that would shock most meat-eaters.

The footage shows dead and dying chickens; including stranded birds that have fallen on their backs, unable to get up. Many of the chickens have red-raw skin, as a result of lying in their own excrement. Read more »

Why cancer is a laughing matter

Press Release – Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ

People do not normally associate cancer with laughter, but comedian and cancer patient David Downs has done just that with his charity comedy show called For a Limited Time on Friday, May 10th in Auckland. Read more »

Light therapy reduces ‘jet lag’ and shortens hospital stays

Press Release – The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Using light therapy during anaesthesia helps patients get over the ‘jet lag’ effect of the anaesthetic and shortens their stay in hospital after surgery, according to a ground-breaking new study. Read more »

New Elemental AKL festival to take over Auckland region

Press Release – ATEED


New Elemental AKL festival to take over Auckland region in July

A captivating line-up of more than 40 events unveiled Read more »

62% increase in AUT researchers

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

30 April 2019
Results of the government’s research quality assessment, the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) show a 62% increase in the number of active academics with funded research portfolios at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Read more »

Serious crash in Big Omaha, Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are currently at the scene of a serious crash in Big Omaha, Auckland.

The single vehicle crash occured around 2:40am on Leigh Road near Omaha Valley Road. Read more »

Free Press, 29 April 2019 – Freedom of Expression

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Basis of Freedom

Freedom of expression is the basis of freedom. It has an inherent value. We each experience life in our own unique way, but what’s the point if we can’t tell anyone about it? From that inherent value comes a practical value. How could feminists, for instance, have asserted their rights without making statements that were unpopular at the time? Read more »

New Naenae work hub for out-of-towners wanting jobs

Press Release – Kiwi Can Do

A programme that staircases unemployed into entry-level construction industry jobs, will launch its Wellington hub in a former Naenae resthome on Monday (April 29). Read more »

Colour-coded motorway signs to help motorists plan journeys

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Auckland motorists will be able to make better informed journeys on the network, thanks to a technology upgrade to the motorway messaging system. Read more »

EnergyMate pilot to support vulnerable families

Press Release – Electricity Retailers’ Association of NZ

Electricity retailers, lines companies, community organisations and the Government have partnered to launch EnergyMate, a free in-home coaching service helping families at highest risk of energy hardship to reduce electricity costs and live in a warmer home, Electricity Retailers’ Association Chief Executive Cameron Burrows says. Read more »

Nurses to gather in Wellington

Press Release – NZNO

Nurses from the Greater Wellington Region will convene in Wellington tomorrow for the annual New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Greater Wellington Regional Convention. The theme for the day-long event will be “Nurses a Voice to Lead – Health for All” which is also this year’s theme for International Nurses Day (12 May). Read more »

Doc Edge goes live with a remarkable program of 65+ films

Press Release – Documentary New Zealand Trust

A stunning selection of sixty-five international and homegrown films have been confirmed for the 14th annual Doc Edge Festival Read more »

Mayoral Candidate Vows to Find the Truth

Press Release – Craig Lord

April 29 2019

With Auckland Transport now collecting more that $11 million in fines for bus lane encroachment, Mayoral Candidate Craig Lord believes the public are being misled. Read more »

WWII legend Sir Keith Park returns to hometown Thames

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

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