Archive for July, 2019

Ngati Kahungunu blessing for new Havelock North village

Press Release – Ryman Healthcare

Ngati Kahungunu kaumatua Jerry Hapuku has blessed the site of Ryman Healthcare’s new Havelock North village, clearing the way for work on the Hawkes Bay’s newest retirement village to begin. Read more »

Top gong no pie in the sky for Wanaka bakery

Press Release – Kai Pai Bakery

Wanaka-based business Kai Pai Bakery (NZ) had its eyes on the pies this week, taking out a swathe of awards at New Zealand’s premier Bakels Supreme Pie Awards last night. Read more »

Auckland Council releases pre-election report

Press Release – Auckland Council

With under two months until voting opens, Auckland Council’s pre-election report sets out the challenges our newly elected members will face as our population grows. Read more »

Kensington Swan inks tie-up with global law firm Dentons

Article – BusinessDesk

By Pattrick Smellie

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – One of New Zealand’s longest-established law firms, Kensington Swan, is to become part of the world’s largest legal practice, Dentons. Read more »

Police charge man in relation to Papatoetoe shooting

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Acting Detective Inspector Shaun Vickers, Counties Manukau CIB:

Counties Manukau Police have charged a man in connection with a shooting incident in Papatoetoe earlier this year. Read more »

Mainfreight forecasts stronger second half

Article – BusinessDesk

By Victoria Young

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Mainfreight is forecasting a better second half of the year, after indicating its first quarter to June 2019 “could have been better.” Read more »

Electric vehicles can’t be our only focus

Press Release – Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand

“Recently released figures showing that more New Zealanders are considering purchasing an electric vehicle are heartening, but it’s only a part of the puzzle,” says Paul Evans, Chief Executive of the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACENZ). Read more »

Rugby, racing and volunteer – police graduation tomorrow

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Seventy-eight talented New Zealanders will be proudly lining up at their police graduation ceremony on Thursday at the Royal New Zealand Police College. Read more »

Hamilton the destination for classic Kiwi rugby roadie

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Round up the family, pile into the car and head to Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato on a classic Kiwi “rugby roadie”. Read more »

$626,570 safer boating grants

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

This year, safer boating grants coordinated by Maritime NZ will provide 3,000 new lifejackets, support lifejacket loan hubs, help create new, at-the-beach, training programmes for boaties using jet skis, standup paddleboards and kayaks, and much more! Read more »

Throat problems increase chance of death post-hip surgery

Press Release – University of Auckland

Older people with swallowing difficulties have longer stays in hospital, are at higher risk of developing pneumonia and have higher mortality rates after undergoing hip surgery, new research shows. Read more »

Foundation North incoming CEO in Northland

Press Release – Foundation North

Foundation North chair John Slater and chief executive Jennifer Gill will tomorrow host members of Northland community organisations to introduce them to the Foundation’s incoming chief executive, Peter Tynan. Read more »

Kiwi multimillion-dollar property investor shows the ropes

Press Release – Lucia Xiao Property Investment

Multimillion-dollar property investor, Lucia Xiao, is all set to release her first book titled Financial Freedom: 5 Steps 5 Years and it’s the perfect read for young New Zealanders looking to get their foot in the door when it comes to their first home and property investment. Read more »

New dates for Blackbird Ensemble’s captivating tour

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

Blackbird Ensemble with Tour-Makers present
All is Full of Love
Musical direction by Claire Cowan
Performed by Blackbird Ensemble with guest vocalists; Anna Coddington, Mara TK, and Priya Sami Read more »

Mayoral Candidate Receives Complaints

Press Release – Craig Lord

While Phil Goff celebrates a record amount of building consents in Auckland for the first half of 2019, disgruntled residents have been flooding the inbox of Mayoral Candidate Craig Lord with stories of dodgy contractors and an inept Council building department. Read more »

SLICE Digital Recognised as a Finalist for DPOTY

Press Release – S.L.I.C.E. Digital

IAB NZ has announced the finalists of the IABNZ Awards for 2019. SLICE Digital ( has been selected as the finalist of the Digital Product of the Year category. Competition is stiff – with more than double the number of entries from last year, and 59 finalists across 23 categories. Read more »

Painting by father of modern Chinese art brings nearly $500K

Press Release – International Art Centre

A painting by the man considered to be the architect of modern Chinese art, has sold in Auckland for nearly $500,000.

Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) was considered one of the most influential artists in Chinese art history but his paintings have never been offered for sale before in either Australia or New Zealand. Read more »

If the crown fits, wear it!

Press Release – Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards

Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards six times winner (2018), Patrick Lam, dreams of one day telling his grandchildren that he was once the Pie King of New Zealand. Read more »

Kiwis launch Anyspace in new shared economy

Press Release – Anyspace

Kiwis launch Anyspace in new shared economy
The sharing economy has revolutionised how people connect with one another to share goods and services. A new Kiwi start-up is taking that concept one step further – to space. is New Zealand’s new online marketplace for storage and usable space. Read more »

Strongest year ever for dwelling consents in Auckland

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Annual dwelling consents in Auckland hit 14,032 in June, a new record for the city.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the figure, which includes the 1152 dwellings consented in June, is more evidence of the progress being made in housing across the region. Read more »

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