Warbirds Over Wanaka Cancellation – 24.1.22

Press Release – Warbirds Over Wanaka

One of New Zealand’s major events has been forced to cancel for the second time in two years.

Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow, which was first held in 1988, traditionally attracts some 55,000 people over three days and injects more than $40million into the Southern Lakes regional economy. Read more »

The Ice Block Cometh – The Coutdown To The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games Begins

Press Release – Team New Zealand

How long does it take a two-metre by two-metre ice block to melt? That’s the question the New Zealand Olympic Team is asking New Zealanders in the lead up to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Read more »

Larger Value Properties Generate Good Results At Auction

Press Release – Bayleys

The sale of a Newmarket property for more than $10 million and several other transactions in excess of $5 million were features of Bayleys’ final commercial and industrial auctions for 2021.  Read more »

ORC Urges Swimmers And Dog-walkers To Be Wary Of Toxic Algae

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

Lake algae.

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NZ Moves To Red As Omicron Cases Spread – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The country will shift to the Red setting of the traffic light system at midnight tonight, after nine cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant were detected in the Nelson/Marlborough region. Read more »

2022 NZ Masters Games Cancelled Due To Nationwide ‘Red’ Status

Press Release – NZ Masters Games

It is with extreme regret that the Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games confirmed today the cancellation of the event on 5-13 February 2022 due to the nationwide change in traffic light status to Red. Read more »

Dunedin Well Prepared As Country Moves To Red

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Sunday, 23 January 2022) – Mayor of Dunedin Aaron Hawkins says the city is well prepared to again step up the fight against Covid-19. Read more »

Braden Currie & Rebecca Clark Win 2022 Tauranga Half Elite Races

Press Release – Tauranga Half

Today’s Tauranga Half produced two outstanding elite races, with Braden Currie taking out the men’s title for third time, while Rebecca Clark posted her first victory in the women’s section of this iconic multisport event. Read more »

New Zealand PM Declares ‘We Won’t Stop Omicron’

Press Release – Socialist Equality Group

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed yesterday that her Labour Party-led government will allow the Omicron variant to circulate once it enters the community, setting the stage for a calamity in New Zealand similar to those unfolding throughout the US, Europe and Australia.
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Rising Food Demands Rising Incomes For Food Equity

Press Release – Health Coalition Aotearoa

The highest grocery price rises in a decade reinforces a new report’s call for increased household revenue through government intervention to allow all families fair access to healthy food. Read more »