Archive for August, 2014

Leaders Dinner with Campbell Live, Dessert with RadioLIVE

Press Release – Mediaworks

John Campbell is hosting Colin Craig, Winston Peters, Laila Harre, Metiria Turei, Peter Dunne, Jamie Whyte and Te Ururoa Flavell LIVE from Aucklands Grand Harbour Restaurant on Wednesday 3 September at 7pm. Read more »

Two men arrested in relation to avocado orchard burglaries

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police have found about 400 stolen avocados at a Whangarei address following a search warrant this morning. Read more »

The killer blow to your desk phone

Press Release – Bridgepoint

The humble desk phone has clearly seen a serious drop in use over the last few years. But realistically can your smartphone ever be a full replacement? Read more »

SKY Continues to Innovate

Press Release – Sky TV

SKY customers will soon be enjoying upgraded MY SKY services, internet connectivity, video on-demand, upgraded legacy decoders and a modernised electronic programme guide (EPG). A Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service for non-SKY customers will also … Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: E-cigarettes, SMCs gather in NZ, crisis advice

Column – Science Media Centre

SMC Heads-Up:E-cigarettes risks highlighted, SMCs gather in NZ, science advice in times of crisis Read more »

New Biological Heritage Science Challenge

Press Release – Landcare Research

The new National Science Challenge, New Zealands Biological Heritage – Ng Koiora Tuku Iho, announced today by Science and Innovation Minister, Hon Steven Joyce is much more than just a large research programme, according to Dr James Buwalda, Chair … Read more »

Auckland Demand for Cruises Sees New Cruise Specialist Open

Press Release – House of Travel

Aucklands growing demand for luxury international cruise holidays has seen the opening of a new travel agency in St Heliers with a special focus on cruise travel. Read more »

CTC Aviation, to host open day

Press Release – CTC Aviation

World-leading flight training organisation, CTC Aviation, to host open day World-leading flight training organisation, CTC Aviation, is hosting an Open Day at its crew training centre located at Hamilton Airport on Saturday 13 September 2014. Open Day visitors … Read more »

Auckland tourism campaign wins at TVNZ Marketing Awards

Press Release – TVNZ Marketing Awards

Auckland tourism campaign wins at TVNZ New Zealand Marketing Awards Auckland proved that the show never stops at last nights TVNZ New Zealand Marketing Awards winning the title for best Lifestyle, Travel and Leisure campaign. The winning campaign … Read more »

Marsden Maritime lifts annual profit 24%

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Marsden Maritime Holdings, formerly Northland Port Co, lifted annual profit 24 percent as a stronger result from its half-stake in Whangarei’s Northport was supported by asset sales in the year. Read more »

UPDATE:Bathurst writes off full value of Buller coal project

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources has written off the total value of the assets covered by its Buller coal project as it hunkers down and waits for international coking coal market conditions to improve. Read more »

Pyne Gould FY profit more than halves as asset sales end

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Pyne Gould Corp, the Guernsey-based asset management firm controlled by George Kerr, more than halved its annual profit after completing its asset sale programme and is eyeing a return to paying dividends. Read more »

Fertiliser company fined after worker loses finger

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Ravensdown Fertiliser Co-operative Limited has been fined $33,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $5,000 after an employees hand was pulled into a machine in its Napier packing plant. Read more »

Richard Bennett recognised at 2014 HACCP Awards

Press Release – Produce Marketing Association

PMA A-NZ Technology Manager Richard Bennett awarded the Ross Peters Memorial Award for Excellence in Food Safety. Read more »

John Hanita Paki and others v The Attorney-General

Press Release – NZ Supreme Court


Last Nights Leaders Debate Drives The #nzpol Wordcloud

Press Release – Qrious

Following last nights leaders debate on TV One between John Key and David Cunliffe, the data insight organisation Qrious collected all tweets that used the hashtag #nzpol from approximately the last 24 hours to produce this wordcloud. Read more »

CORRECT: TVNZ lifts annual profit 25% on flat ad revenue

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. Read more »

Influenza immunisation campaign wins top marketing award

Press Release – National Influenza Specialist Group

The National Influenza Immunisation Campaign, which saw a record number of New Zealanders immunised against influenza in 2013, won a 2014 TVNZ Marketing Award in Auckland last night (Thursday). The campaign took out top prize in the healthcare category. … Read more »

“Robin Hood tax and other clever ways to help our kids”

Press Release – Closing The Gap

Its time to talk about tax. Not just income tax but other kinds of tax too. Read more »

Stranded cutter re-floated

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The pilothouse cutter Checkmate which grounded on Motuhoura (Whale Island) near Whakatane last Friday has been re-floated, and has been towed to Tauranga. Read more »

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