Archive for July, 2020

New COVID-19 Community Testing Centres Open In Metropolitan Auckland This Weekend

Press Release – Northern Regional Health Coordination Centre

From this weekend there will be a new model for delivering community testing for COVID-19 in Auckland.

The new model will provide the same testing capacity but will be delivered by a different mix, including four new Community Testing Centres (CTCs) and more mobile testing units. Read more »

Old Slip Adds Complexity To Mangamuka Gorge Road Repair

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency says it’s still too early to say when SH1 through the Mangamuka Gorge can be opened to traffic. Read more »

Closing The Measles Immunity Gap – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre


The campaign to restore New Zealand’s herd immunity to measles is underway.

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Thousands Set To ‘explore’ Sir Ed’s Hut In Antarctica

Press Release – Antarctic Heritage Trust

Scott Base’s oldest building, a hut built by a Sir Edmund Hillary-led team, is about to open its doors to the public – virtually. Read more »

New Survey Finds High Levels Of Prolonged Loneliness After Lockdown

Press Release – Loneliness NZ

Auckland, 1 August 2020 – The number of people experiencing prolonged loneliness – where people self-report feeling lonely most or all of the time – was of concern pre-COVID-19. Since the onset of the global pandemic a question raised is whether the incidence of prolonged loneliness has increased or decreased from pre-pandemic levels during and after lockdown. Read more »

Conditional Land Deal For Foodeast Signed

Press Release – Hastings District Council

A site for the region’s Food Innovation Hub, newly named Foodeast, has been confirmed. A conditional sale and purchase agreement for land at the Tomoana Food Hub in Elwood Rd, Hastings, was signed last week. Read more »

NZ Based Fundraising Start Up Helping Schools And Clubs Post Covid

Press Release – Raise It

At the start of 2020 Raise It Fundraising, an NZ based start-up specialising in helping schools and clubs fundraise online, were getting underway to take their revolutionary online fundraising campaigns to schools and clubs around New Zealand. Then Covid19 ground fundraising to a halt. Read more »

Prime Minister Launches Urban Marae Housing Development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The construction of a papakāinga at Te Māhurehure Cultural Marae in Point Chevalier will add 14 new homes to Auckland’s public housing stock and accommodate whānau who are most in need. Read more »

Funding Boost Unlocks Potential Economic Powerhouse For The Bay Of Plenty

Press Release – Quayside Properties Limited

The Government’s Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) today announced it will contribute $18 million to unlock development plans for the Rangiuru Business Park, signalling huge industrial growth for the Bay of Plenty. Read more »

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.

It has been 91 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Read more »

Construction Starts On Section 2 Of Glen Innes To Tāmaki Drive Shared Path

Press Release – NZTA

In a major boost for walking and cycling in Auckland’s eastern suburbs, construction is about to start on Section 2 of the Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path. Read more »

New Zealand A Curry-crazed Nation Post Lockdown

Press Release – Boyd PR

Takeaway orders at Indian Restaurants around the country have run hot since lockdown ended – and restaurants are urging Kiwis to break out and try something other than butter chicken. Read more »

350,000 More Measles Vaccines for Massive Campaign

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Julie Anne Genter
Associate Minister of Health
Minita Tuarua mō te Manatū Hauora
350,000 More Measles Vaccines for Massive Immunisation Campaign Read more »

Sing Your Heart Out in the Mighty Civic

Press Release – Auckland Council

Two of Aotearoa’s musical heavyweights will lead the charge when the brilliant battle of harmony and song that is Battle Chorus returns to the Wintergarden at The Civic. Read more »

Preview | Rd 7 SAS Fox Memorial Premiership

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

Week seven of the Auckland first division will see a showdown of the competition’s top four sides, with two big games to take place on Saturday afternoon. Read more »

Kiwi director wins big at Cannes

Press Release – Sam Stuchbury

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Construction underway on longest section of Shared Path

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Phil Twyford
Minister of Transport

Hon Julie Anne Genter
Associate Minister of Transport
Construction underway on longest section of Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path Read more »

First NZ F5000 Title For Collins As Organisers Make Final Call On 2019/20 Series

Press Release – NZ Formula 5000 Assn

Michael Collins (#94 Leda LT27) is the winner of the 2019/20 SAS Autoparts MSC NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series title.

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Summer Thieves Release Bandaids & Lipstick

Press Release – The Label



playing at Tuning Fork, Read more »

Dance-pop Sensation PRINS Makes A Statement With Her Debut EP, MAGNETIC

Press Release – PRINS

Christchurch-based dance-pop sensation Read more »

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