Archive for October, 2010

Minister Playing Games Over Auckland Rail

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says Transport Minister Steven Joyce should stop playing political games over funding for Auckland’s transport system. Read more »

Injuries Prompt Calls For Drivers To Slow Down

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Western Waikato Police are urging people to observe temporary speed limits put in place around road-works after a worker was struck by a vehicle near Pirongia on Friday night. Read more »

Alcohol Outlet Density Related To Binge Drinking

Press Release – University of Otago

Otago University researchers have discovered an association between the number of liquor outlets within easy walking distance of home and the level of binge drinking and alcohol related harm reported in the community. Read more »

Woman In Suspected Drink-Drive Crash Dies

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A woman critically injured in a suspected drink-drive crash near Otaki yesterday has died overnight. 69-year-old Shelagh Cotter was sitting in the driver’s seat of her car on a verge with the door open, when the car was hit from behind by a Subaru. Read more »

EEO Trust Work and Life Awards 2010

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thursday 28 October 2010; 6.30pm Speech Auckland War Memorial Museum Dome – EEO Trust Work and Life Awards 2010 Read more »

Woman critcially injured in drink drive crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A woman is in a critical condition and another is in a serious condition after a drunk driver lost control and crashed into them as they prepared to have a coffee by the side of the road. Read more »

PKE Questions force Fonterra to abandon facebook

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Fonterra has apparently ‘pulled the plug’ on its Facebook page, rather than answer the questions being submitted to it by members of the public on the company’s use of palm kernel expeller (PKE). Read more »

The Nation: Joyce says more costs to come for Loop

Press Release – The Nation

Auckland’s transport system could cost rate payers a lot more than expected says Transport Minister Steven Joyce. Read more »

Air NZ Welcomes AirAsia X Services To Christchurch

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand today welcomed the arrival of AirAsia X services between Kuala Lumpur and Christchurch. Read more »

Speaker should call for an independent review

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is calling on the Speaker of the House Dr Lockwood Smith, to promote genuine transparency over MPs expenses in the wake of his announcement to change the current expenses disclosure regime. Read more »

Ads spell out details of coastal privatisation

Press Release – Coastal Coalition

“The release of official documents under the Official Information Act that show the public is overwhelmingly opposed to the repeal of the 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Act, show that John Key has no mandate to push ahead with his controversial Marine and … Read more »

The Hobbit – a Huge Strategic Win for NZ Inc.

Opinion – Guest Opinion

In 2005 Helen Clark flew to Dublin to support Jock Hobbs, Colin Meads and Tana Umaga to secure the hosting rights for the 2011 Rugby World Cup for New Zealand. This week, John Key clinched a deal with Warner Bros to keep the making of The Hobbit movies … Read more »

Air Asia X direct flights Kuala Lumpur to Chch.

Press Release – Christchurch International Airport

A team representing Christchurch and New Zealand finalised a deal this evening with the world’s fastest growing low cost carrier, Air Asia X, to bring long-haul flights direct from Kuala Lumpur to Christchurch. Read more »

Motorcyclist Crashes After Pursuit

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At about 2.50pm on Friday 29th October 2010, a 24 year old Electrician from Christchurch has been caught travelling 148kmh on State Highway 1 south of Milton on his motorcycle. Read more »

GE pine tree hearing postponed

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The GE pine tree hearing set down for 9th November shuold be postponed until the information supplied by the applicant is able to be properly considered. Read more »

IG Markets: Australian Market Wrap

Press Release – IG Markets

Across Asia, regional markets are all lower as traders cautiously positioned themselves ahead of next week’s crucial FOMC data. The Nikkei 225 is down heavily, lower by 1.6% as a stronger yen weighed on the market and traders were happy on the sidelines … Read more »

NIWA environmental information for sporting events

Press Release – NIWA

NIWA will be providing real-time observations and localised event forecasting for the 2010 World Rowing Championships, which begin at Lake Karapiro tomorrow. Read more »

Heather Roy’s Diary: Acting Up Over ‘The Hobbit’

Column – ACT New Zealand

Aficionados of Tolkien will know that ‘The Hobbit’ climaxes with the battle of five armies. There is a certain irony in New Zealand’s latest industrial stoush of the last couple of weeks equalling the books finale in complexity, viciousness and lust … Read more »

The Mapp Report – Hobbit Movies Saved

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

29 October 2010 Hobbit Movies Saved Today I am in Parliament as the Government passes new law on independent contractors. The union action over the last month had created so much uncertainty in employment conditions that we have had to fix the law. The … Read more »

2010 Waikato BOP Architecture Awards

Press Release – Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards

A “one of a kind house”, a groundbreaking eco classroom and the Waitomo Glowworm Cave Visitor Centre are among designs celebrated in the 2010 Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards. Read more »

Next Page »