Archive for July, 2019

Wagner launches Arts, Culture & Heritage survey

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Wagner launches Arts, Culture & Heritage survey

This evening I’ve launched a survey to engage the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector and develop new and innovative policies, National’s Arts, Culture and Heritage spokesperson Nicky Wagner says. Read more »

Tell the Story Only You Can in Comic Even if You Can’t Draw

Press Release – Lines and Grace

Auckland, New Zealand, August 2, 2019 – Artist and Designer Stella Grace Tan from Lines and Grace is releasing the brand new “The Story of You” collection. Now anyone looking to tell their story visually in minutes can do so without any drawing skills or new software to learn. The Story of You will be released on August 8, 2019. Read more »

Steve Gunn to play six shows in New Zealand this November

Press Release – The Label

Americana/blues troubadour, Steve Gunn, will return this November for his first tour since the release of The Unseen In Between. The critically acclaimed record has been lauded for its beautiful storytelling and Gunn’s attention to detail. Read more »

Professor Ken Elwood to lead Central Library expert team

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council is pleased to announce that Professor Ken Elwood, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Auckland, has agreed to lead the process of facilitating a group of construction and engineering industry experts in finding the right way forward for the Central Library building. Read more »

World Lung Cancer Day: Lung cancer kills five Kiwi every day

Press Release – Lung Foundation New Zealand

Auckland, 31 July 2019: Today, five New Zealanders will die from lung cancer. A state that the Lung Foundation New Zealand is calling a national health emergency and one that requires urgent corrective action from the Government. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – July 31

Press Release – Hansard



Question No. 1—Prime Minister Read more »

Large organisations letting companies shirk responsibility

Article – BusinessDesk

By Paul McBeth

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – AWF Madison chair Ross Keenan says efforts to improve the nation’s health and safety record is being undermined by large local organisations using labour providers who shirk their compliance obligations. Read more »

New building consents reach record high showing growth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The latest building consents issued show strong and sustained growth in the building sector, with the number of building consents in Auckland reaching a record high of more than 14,000, says Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa. Read more »

AIA Chief Customer Officer recognized

Press Release – AIA

AIA were among the big winners for the first ever Women in Insurance Awards at the Hilton in Auckland last night.

AIA’s Chief Customer Officer, Sharron Botica was awarded the Insurance Professional of the Year award while Maddie Sherlock, AIA’s Technical Underwriting Manager, was recognised as a finalist for the Rising Star – Insurer award. Read more »

Measles warning for Dunedin to Auckland flight

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is alerting passengers on a flight from Dunedin to Auckland last Tuesday that they may have been exposed to measles. Read more »

Innovation in health and safety projects

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Five organisations are being awarded grants for innovative projects that help reduce injuries in the workplace, and help us to make progress in protecting the wellbeing of working New Zealanders says ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

Paying teachers the minimum wage and salary assessments

Press Release – Office of the Auditor-General

31 July 2019: We have written back to Hon Nikki Kaye about concerns she raised with us over some teachers receiving less than the minimum wage, and about the apparent time taken to make teacher salary assessments. Read more »

Original Kiwi Blues Music Night planned for Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Blues Music Club

Three of New Zealand’s best original blues music bands are bringing their internationally acclaimed songs to Auckland for one night only. Read more »

Naylor Love joins forces with Gibbons

Press Release – Naylor Love

Naylor Love, New Zealand’s largest privately-owned commercial construction company, is entering a joint venture with renowned Nelson company Gibbons. Read more »

Taxpayers Union petition against intervention at Ihumātao

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is petitioning the Government not to intervene on the side of Ihumātao protestors, in order to prevent a tidal wave of new land disputes that will cost taxpayers dearly. Read more »

Kiwi Peres to defend WBO title against dangerous Canadian

Press Release – Rival Sports

New Zealand’s reigning WBO light heavyweight world champion Geovana Perez will make the first defence of her title against Canada’s Claire Hafner on Friday, October 4 at SKY CITY in Auckland. Read more »

Central Otago rural midwife crisis worsens

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Media Release
Waitaki MP
Jacqui Dean
31 July 2019

Central Otago rural midwife crisis worsens
The Government must step up and help the Southern District Health Board as Central Otago’s chronic midwife shortage worsens, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says. Read more »

Applications open for new hotel scholarship

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Applications are open for a new scholarship for students entering their final year of study towards a career in hotel management. Read more »

Is NZ about to accept investment disputes in RCEP?

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

For immediate release

Is NZ about to break its promise again by accepting investment disputes in RCEP?

“Newly elected Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in international trade and investment agreements ‘a dog’, and promised no ISDS in future agreements.” Read more »

Auckland Home Show Reflects NZ’s Passion for Property

Press Release – Auckland Home Show

Press Release
Thursday, 31st July 2019

Auckland Home Show Reflects New Zealand’s Passion for Property Read more »

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