Archive for June, 2021

Urzila Carlson Returns With Brand New Show It’s Personal

Press Release – Live Nation Entertainment

AUCKLAND, NZ (June 30, 2021) – Award-winning and treasured Kiwi-South African comedian URZILA CARLSON has today announced a brand-new show, It’s Personal, hitting nine towns and cities around the country. Read more »

Bunnings Signs New National Living Wage Deal While Mitre 10 Lags Behind

Press Release – First Union

Bunnings workers are leading the way in the hardware sector after signing a new national Collective Agreement that will see all existing and new staff earning at least a living wage, and it’s time for competitors who have fought against their own staff like Mitre 10 to step up and accept the effective wage floor in retail rates before the public deserts them, FIRST Union said today. Read more »

Managed Isolation Returnees Now Eligible For Release

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Whole genome sequencing has determined there is unlikely to be in-facility transmission of COVID-19 at the Novotel Auckland Airport managed isolation facility. Read more »

A Growing Avenue For First Home Ownership In Waikato

Press Release – Able Spaces

Hamilton, Waikato is a prize NZ city. Although it has not always had the best reputation, that’s currently changing, and its picturesque gardens, walks along the Waikato River, and buzzing night life make it an ideal place to put down roots. Read more »

Management Committee Formed To Support Splice Construction Magic

Press Release – Netball New Zealand

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) has appointed a three-person management committee to oversee the Splice Construction Magic’s recruitment for the 2022 ANZ Premiership. Read more »

3Sixty Sports Bring World Leading Mount Bike Brands To NZ

Press Release – 3Sixty Sports

Auckland based 3Sixty Sports are bringing the latest in mountain biking products and technology to New Zealand shores. Read more »

Epson Selected For Inclusion In The FTSE4Good Index Series For The 18th Consecutive Year

Press Release – Epson

AUCKLAND, 23 June 2021 – Epson has been selected for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series, a responsible investment (RI) index of FTSE Russell. Read more »

No Community Cases; 4 Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Press Release – Ministry of Health

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

There are 4 cases to report related to recent returnees in managed isolation facilities since the Ministry’s update yesterday. Read more »

Salmonella Dub Announce Aotearoa Spring Tour 2021 – Six Dates Nationwide

Press Release – Blackout Music Management



Auckland Council Formally Adopts Record $32 Billion Recovery Budget

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Governing Body has formally adopted the 10-year Budget 2021-2031, locking in a record $31.8 billion investment package to support the city’s recovery from COVID-19 and deliver the infrastructure Aucklanders need. Read more »

Wanted ! New FTA Partners

Press Release – NZ International Business Forum

New research commissioned by the NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) identifies options for New Zealand’s next tranche of trade negotiations. Read more »

Whangarei District Council Provisionally Opts Out Of Three Waters

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

Whangarei District Council (WDC) today voted unanimously to provisionally opt out of the Government’s three waters reform process until new information confirming ratepayers would be better off is provided. Read more »

We Can Fix Wellington’s Bus Problems By Ending The PTOM Experiment Once And For All

Press Release – FIRST Union

The familiar pattern of bad faith bargaining by bosses, industrial action by workers and bus cancellations for passengers could be avoided once and for all if we are able to learn from recent clashes in Wellington and deal with ultimate culprit – the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) – which is currently being reviewed by Government, FIRST Union said today. Read more »

Tamaki Primary School And Freemasons Plant 800 Trees

Press Release – Freemasons

Twenty school children from Tamaki Primary School in Panmure, and Freemasons from the Auckland area have planted 800 native trees in a single morning to help prevent erosion on a South Auckland farm. Read more »

Returnees Required To Extend Stay In Managed Isolation As A Precaution

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Last evening a number of people in the Novotel Auckland Airport managed isolation facility were advised their stay in managed isolation would be extended. Read more »

Exclusion Zones A Must, Says WorkSafe, After Man Gets Shot In The Heart By A Nail

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is today reminding businesses of the importance of adequate risk assessments and exclusion zones, after a worker was shot in the chest with a nail gun. Read more »

Taumarunui Reuse Shop Off To A Flying Start

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

The opening of the Reuse Shop at the Taumarunui Transfer Station/Resource Recovery Centre got off to a flying start over the weekend. Read more »

West Coast Takes Out Top Spot As Highest Performing Region For Residential Investors, Says REINZ

Press Release – REINZ

The West Coast region has taken out the top spot as the highest performing region for residential investors with the highest yield in New Zealand and the fourth highest capital gains, according to the latest edition of the Capital Gains and Rental Yields Report for Q1 2021 from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). Read more »

Funding Needed To Publish Bobbie (Mary) Woodward’s Final Book

Press Release – Subliminal

No one knows Auckland’s wild west coast better than Mary (Bobbie) Woodward. She was Miss New Zealand in 1949 and she is still going strong at 93! Read more »

Inside New Zealand’s Strategy To Curtail Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Press Release – Kalkine


  • As per a report from the Climate Change Commission, New Zealand should cut its emissions by over 35 per cent to align with the 1.5-degree Celsius pathway.
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