2016 News

PROJECT FOR TOYOTA FANS REBUILDS MORE THAN AN OLD HILUX

19 December 2016

It was the ultimate accolade for Toyota New Zealand when a competition seeking much-loved trucks in dire need of refurbishment uncovered Rolleston’s Rubecca Soper-Hazlett and decades of Hilux history.

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Former US presidential advisor to talk in Auckland on genetics

13 December 2016

US national security and biotechnology expert Jamie Metzl will deliver a talk in Auckland next week on the human genetic engineering revolution and the future of the human species.

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Buskers Enliven the Waterfront Auckland Anniversary Weekend

7 December 2016

Enjoy breath-taking stunts, quirky skills and gut-busting comedy this Auckland Anniversary Weekend, when the Auckland International Buskers Festival returns to the Waterfront from 27 – 30 January 2017. Jetting in from around the globe, a host of brilliant performers will amuse and astonish all ages with world-class shows in the open-air!

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Auckland Bike Challenge returns as part of nationwide event

24 November 2016

The Auckland Bike Challenge is back in February 2017, and is bigger and better as part of the nationwide ‘Aotearoa Bike Challenge’.

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New app will help Ports of Auckland

17 November 2016

A new app for the Ports of Auckland will significantly improve piloting of ships into the harbour, Christchurch LWA Solutions apps designer chief executive Atta Elayyan says.

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Women can succeed in top rugby administration

4 November 2016

Can women be successful in a leadership role in rugby, gaining respect and be followed as a genuine leader in sports administration? Even if she has not played the game or because it is such a male dominate sport and industry?

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Motorway closures for Auckland Marathon

27 October 2016

The annual Auckland Marathon is taking place this weekend and will have an impact on the Northern Motorway and Auckland Harbour Bridge.

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Club inspires Aphasia sufferers

19 October 2016

Aphasia can affect anyone and makes communication difficult, but an Auckland club for people with the disorder is celebrating another year of success later this month.

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World first road safety trial wins national award

17 October 2016

Auckland – A world first trial delivering Bluetooth audio safety messages to South Island rental car drivers has won a national award.

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Howick Hornets want you

17 October 2016

Howick are currently seeking applications for the 2017 season for the following grades:

Fox premiers coaching and management staff
Premier 1st coaching and management staff
Junior & senior coaching and management staff (U6-U20 & OAR)

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Pt Chevalier seek coaches and managers

17 October 2016

Pt Chevalier are currently seeking coaches, managers and support staff for their premier and senior grades.

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Pasifika wins big in Auckland elections

12 October 2016

The Labour Party’s Pacific Candidates who stood for local elections in Auckland came out on top with 14 winners, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio.

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Kiwis helping train Pakistani surf lifeguards and support real CPR incident

6 October 2016

New Zealand lifeguards have this week been helping Pakistani surf lifesavers at a beach near Karachi.

Three lifeguards from Auckland’s Muriwai Beach also helped contribute to the successful rescue and resuscitation of a Karachi diver who got into difficulties and drowned whilst repairing an underwater pipeline.

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Summit crucial for cyber security, new NZTech director says

4 October 2016

NZTech’s new government and member relations director Andrea Hancox says New Zealand needs to protect its economy and livelihood as a nation by bringing cyber security to the forefront of leaders at top executive levels.

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Auckland World Homeless Day commemorations ‘biggest ever’

4 October 2016

Auckland World Homeless Day commemorations ‘biggest ever’ as city’s housing crisis reaches critical level.
This year’s World Homeless Day commemorations on Monday, October 10th, will be Auckland’s largest to date.

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Young scientist graduates to join war on pests

29 September 2016

The latest recruit to New Zealand’s war on pests is well qualified for the job – her Masters research resulted in a mouse population explosion on a previously pest-free island that surprised almost everyone.

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TOYOTA LAUNCHES 100 LIMITED EDITION RAV4’S TO CELEBRATE ITS COMING OF AGE

29 September 2016

This year marks the 21st year the iconic Toyota RAV4 has graced New Zealand roads - and off roads – with Toyota New Zealand launching an ‘Edition 21’ complete with unique styling features to commemorate the occasion.

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Meet Auckland’s top hair and beauty talent

24 September 2016

Auckland won’t be waiting until November to celebrate success at the 2016 Industry Awards. In fact, with nine finalists in various categories across the awards, September has been a big month for the city.

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Free the Nipple Auckland

23 September 2016

Free the Nipple Auckland is organising a public event on the 4th of December starting at11am in Albert Park. We will then march to the bottom of Queen St and back to Albert park to talk and entertain ourselves.

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LEXUS UX CONCEPT INTRODUCES RADICAL IMMERSIVE 3-D DRIVING EXPERIENCE

23 September 2016

A new Lexus compact crossover concept vehicle, the UX Concept, makes its world debut at the 2016 Paris motor show, showcasing Lexus’ vision for a compact SUV of the future. The Lexus UX Concept represents a new step in the company's design journey and a redefinition of the driving experience.

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Iconic Auckland suburb undergoing transformation

22 September 2016

Auckland’s iconic suburb of Mount Eden is poised for a major face lift with the rise of high quality residential apartments, improved public transport and an influx of new retail and commercial outlets.

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Gluckman Medal to outstanding clinical leader

22 September 2016

Internationally recognised surgeon and perioperative care specialist, Professor Andrew Hill, is this year’s recipient of the Gluckman Medal for his outstanding contributions to research, education and service.

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China university delegation hosted by University of Auckland

19 September 2016

Delegates from Tsinghua and Qinghai Universities will visit the University of Auckland today for high-level discussions on how on-going collaboration between the three universities can be strengthened and enhanced.

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Record number of jobs on offer at JobFest

19 September 2016

Thousands of young Auckland jobskeekers (15-24 years) are expected at JobFest– New Zealand’s largest youth employment event – on 21 September, where they will meet face-to-face with employers offering a record number of job opportunities.

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