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Auckland’s largest cultural festival by the numbers Countdown to 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival, 1-4 March, Auckland Domain   SUMMARY The 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival runs from Thursday, 1 – Sunday, 4 March at the Auckland Domain.   Thursday is Lantern Appreciation Night, without foods, stalls, performances or amusements, and tends to attract s… Published 22 FEB 2018

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, ATEED, Auckland, Auckland City, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development, Events Economic Development, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Auckland’s largest cultural festival by the numbers Countdown to 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival, 1-4 March, Auckland Domain   SUMMARY The 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival runs from Thursday, 1 – Sunday, 4 March at the Auckland Domain.   Thursday is Lantern Appreciation Night, without foods, stalls, performances or amusements, and tends to attract s… Published 22 FEB 2018

Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: Auckland’s largest cultural festival by the numbers Countdown to 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival, 1-4 March, Auckland Domain   SUMMARY The 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival runs from Thursday, 1 – Sunday, 4 March at the Auckland Domain.   Thursday is Lantern Appreciation Night, without foods, stalls, performances […]

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What does 2018 hold in store for NZ?

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland, BERL, Brexit, Business, Dr Ganesh Nana, GDP, Government, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZHIT, Press Release, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on What does 2018 hold in store for NZ?

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Headline: What does 2018 hold in store for NZ? Wellington – A leading economist New Zealanders will have to wait until later in the year to see where the needle settles on the government’s ‘superficial change v substantive change’ spectrum. Dr Ganesh Nana, chief economist at BERL, says either way the longer-term case for […]

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Auckland’s rising star – road to 2021 Auckland is gearing up to maximise the lasting opportunities of the global spotlight being on the region when it hosts some of its largest business events and major events in 2020 and 2021. A number of large-scale conferences have already been secured to be held in the New Zealand International Con… Published 20 FEB 2018

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, ATEED, Auckland, Auckland City, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development, Events Economic Development, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Auckland’s rising star – road to 2021 Auckland is gearing up to maximise the lasting opportunities of the global spotlight being on the region when it hosts some of its largest business events and major events in 2020 and 2021. A number of large-scale conferences have already been secured to be held in the New Zealand International Con… Published 20 FEB 2018

Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: Auckland’s rising star – road to 2021 Auckland is gearing up to maximise the lasting opportunities of the global spotlight being on the region when it hosts some of its largest business events and major events in 2020 and 2021. A number of large-scale conferences have […]

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Auckland secures $33m worth of business events from Australia through in-market presence Auckland’s increased focus on developing the Australian market as a source of business events has paid dividends – resulting in the city hosting $33 million worth of business events since the Auckland Business Events Plan launched in 2014. With excellent air links between the two countries, and sho… Published 20 FEB 2018

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, ATEED, Auckland, Auckland City, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development, Events Economic Development, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Auckland secures $33m worth of business events from Australia through in-market presence Auckland’s increased focus on developing the Australian market as a source of business events has paid dividends – resulting in the city hosting $33 million worth of business events since the Auckland Business Events Plan launched in 2014. With excellent air links between the two countries, and sho… Published 20 FEB 2018

Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: Auckland secures $33m worth of business events from Australia through in-market presence Auckland’s increased focus on developing the Australian market as a source of business events has paid dividends – resulting in the city hosting $33 million worth of business events since the Auckland Business Events […]

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Textbooks and landline phones likely to be gone by 2030

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Business, Digital Nations summit, IoT, Jolie Hodson, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Opinions, Press Release, Press Release Service, Smart Cities, Spark Digital  /  Comments Off on Textbooks and landline phones likely to be gone by 2030

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Headline: Textbooks and landline phones likely to be gone by 2030 Auckland – Spark Digital chief executive Jolie Hodson, who is speaking to the international Digital Nations summit in Auckland today, has painted a picture of dramatic tech changes in New Zealand over the next 12 years. Hodson’s thoughts on what life will be […]

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Hard to consider a world without Uber…what next?

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Business, Digital Nations 2030 Summit, Leigh Flounders, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release, Press Release Service, SunFed, Tesla, Uber  /  Comments Off on Hard to consider a world without Uber…what next?

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Headline: Hard to consider a world without Uber…what next? Auckland – As the nation considers how New Zealand will look as a digital society in 2030, Kiwis need to take a moment to look back the equivalent period of the last 13 years, a prominent tech expert says. In 2005 there was no Uber, […]

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How will tech be impacting NZ by 2030?

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  2030, 24-7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Business, Conferenz, Digital Nations summit, Editor's Picks, Graeme Muller, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on How will tech be impacting NZ by 2030?

Source: MakeLemonade.nz Headline: How will tech be impacting NZ by 2030? Auckland – More than 500 tech people are gathering at the international Digital Nations Summit in Auckland on Monday to share ideas and thoughts about what sort of country New Zealand will be like in 2030 and the role technology will play, NZTech chief […]

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Lord mayor of London speaking at digital summit in Auckland

By   /  January 30, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Business, Charles Bowman, digital summit, Graeme Muller, Lord Mayor of London, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release, Press Release Service, Weta Digital  /  Comments Off on Lord mayor of London speaking at digital summit in Auckland

Auckland – The new Lord Mayor of London Charles Bowman will be among key speakers at the major Digital Nations 2030 summit in Auckland on February 19 and 20. The 690th London lord mayor and a long-time partner of PWC, Bowman will sit on a panel at the summit with Frances Valintine, founder of Tech Futures […]

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Contemporary Māori creative arts in spotlight Māori artists and designers exhibit in a new Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival feature on Auckland Anniversary Weekend  Forty-one Māori artists and designers will exhibit their work in a new Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival feature on Auckland Anniversary Weekend, at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre and Viaduc… Published 22 JAN 2018

By   /  January 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, ATEED, Auckland, Auckland City, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development, Events Economic Development, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Contemporary Māori creative arts in spotlight Māori artists and designers exhibit in a new Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival feature on Auckland Anniversary Weekend  Forty-one Māori artists and designers will exhibit their work in a new Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival feature on Auckland Anniversary Weekend, at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre and Viaduc… Published 22 JAN 2018

Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: Contemporary Māori creative arts in spotlight Māori artists and designers exhibit in a new Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival feature on Auckland Anniversary Weekend  Forty-one Māori artists and designers will exhibit their work in a new Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival feature on Auckland Anniversary Weekend, at the ANZ Viaduct […]

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Top Google researcher speaking at digital summit

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Business, Clare Curran, Digital Nations summit, Google, Graeme Muller, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on Top Google researcher speaking at digital summit

Auckland – Tomas Izo, a lead engineering director in machine perception at Google Research, will be an exciting speaker at the biggest global tech summit ever held in New Zealand in Auckland on February 19 and 20. The event, Digital Nations 2030, is an international meeting coinciding with the visiting ministerial and business delegations from the […]

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Lots for tamariki at Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival The young and young-at-heart have plenty of options at this celebration of Māori culture over Auckland Anniversary Weekend Tamariki can have lots of fun at the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival on Auckland Anniversary Weekend at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre and Viaduct Harbour.   From dancing and singin… Published 15 JAN 2018

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, ATEED, Auckland, Auckland City, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development, Events Economic Development, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Lots for tamariki at Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival The young and young-at-heart have plenty of options at this celebration of Māori culture over Auckland Anniversary Weekend Tamariki can have lots of fun at the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival on Auckland Anniversary Weekend at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre and Viaduct Harbour.   From dancing and singin… Published 15 JAN 2018

Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: Lots for tamariki at Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival The young and young-at-heart have plenty of options at this celebration of Māori culture over Auckland Anniversary WeekendTamariki can have lots of fun at the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival on Auckland Anniversary Weekend at the ANZ Viaduct Events […]

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Exercise still #1 new year’s resolution

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, activity, Auckland, Business, Exercise NZ, fitness, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release, Press Release Service, Richard Beddies  /  Comments Off on Exercise still #1 new year’s resolution

– Exercise is still the #1 new year’s resolution for most Kiwis, a leading New Zealand exercise expert says. Exercise NZ chief executive Richard Beddie says just doing something is better than nothing, and people wary of huge fitness challenges should start with things they enjoy. “Exercise is now the #1 sport in New Zealand with […]

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Six reasons not to start backyard trapping

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Auckland, Backyard trapping, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Jobs at DOC, New Zealand Government, Predator control, Predator Free 2050, Predator Free New Zealand, predator-free, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Six reasons not to start backyard trapping

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Six reasons not to start backyard trapping Predator Free Ranger Kat Lane recently spent time at the NZ Flower and Garden Show chatting with visitors about backyard trapping. Of the over 1,400 visitors, only 9% were trapping pests in their backyard. These were some of […]

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Save the date: New flavours and sounds for the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival With just over a month until Auckland’s annual celebration of its rich Māori culture, some new items are on the festival menu. The Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival offers something for all the senses when it returns for its third edition in late January 2018. The festival showcases the unique Māori hi… Published 20 DEC 2017

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, ATEED, Auckland, Auckland City, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development, Events Economic Development, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Save the date: New flavours and sounds for the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival With just over a month until Auckland’s annual celebration of its rich Māori culture, some new items are on the festival menu. The Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival offers something for all the senses when it returns for its third edition in late January 2018. The festival showcases the unique Māori hi… Published 20 DEC 2017

Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: Save the date: New flavours and sounds for the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival With just over a month until Auckland’s annual celebration of its rich Māori culture, some new items are on the festival menu. The Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival offers something for all the senses […]

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18 reasons to put Auckland on your holiday wish list for 2018 Auckland is set to serve up another entertaining year-long smorgasbord of sporting and cultural events in 2018. The year starts on a high with some of the world’s best tennis stars slamming into the New Year at the ASB Classic. There’s also the chance to get up close and personal with some original… Published 20 DEC 2017

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, ATEED, Auckland, Auckland City, Auckland Council, Auckland Tourism, Auckland Tourism Events Economic Development, Events Economic Development, Local Government, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 18 reasons to put Auckland on your holiday wish list for 2018 Auckland is set to serve up another entertaining year-long smorgasbord of sporting and cultural events in 2018. The year starts on a high with some of the world’s best tennis stars slamming into the New Year at the ASB Classic. There’s also the chance to get up close and personal with some original… Published 20 DEC 2017

Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: 18 reasons to put Auckland on your holiday wish list for 2018 Auckland is set to serve up another entertaining year-long smorgasbord of sporting and cultural events in 2018. The year starts on a high with some of the world’s best tennis stars slamming into the […]

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NZ at risk of falling behind global tech boom

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Business, global tech, Graeme Muller, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZ Digital Skills Forum, NZTech, Press Release, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on NZ at risk of falling behind global tech boom

Auckland – The major consumer of digital skills, the tech sector, is growing rapidly and generating thousands of new roles a year in an exciting new digital economy, but NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller has questioned if New Zealand will fall behind other developed nations who are also struggling for skills. He was commenting today on […]

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Importing tech talent a financial drain

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Business, Graeme Muller, Immigration, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, Ministry of Education, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release, Press Release Service, tech talent  /  Comments Off on Importing tech talent a financial drain

Auckland – New Zealand’s education system for providing trained tech graduates is insufficient and the country is over reliant on importing advanced digital skills, a leading Kiwi tech expert says. NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says while the geo-political situation is currently working to New Zealand’s advantage – making it attractive for digital talent to consider […]

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Urgent tech education action needed immediately

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Business, cybersecurity, Graeme Muller, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZ Digital Skiulss Forum, NZTech, Press Release, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on Urgent tech education action needed immediately

Auckland – The tech sector and the government need to urgently co-invest in education, to better align tech courses with the future demands of the sector, a landmark digital skills report says. Using insights from the New Zealand Digital Skills Forum study, tertiary education providers can be better placed to make informed decisions about current […]

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 Investment critical for a digital Kiwi nation 

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Auckland, Business, Graeme Muller, Make Lemonade Media, Maori, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZ Digital Skills Forum, NZTech, pasifika, Press Release, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on  Investment critical for a digital Kiwi nation 

Auckland – The future of New Zealand’s economy hangs on its ability to swiftly embrace and invest in digital tech skills, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. He was commenting today on the release of a major digital skills report released by the New Zealand Digital Skills Forum, which is a collaborative group of leading […]

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The Abducted art show in Auckland: Kiwi icons merged

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Art, Auckland, Business, Depot Artspace, Devonport, Kiwi icons, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release, Press Release Service, Rewa Walia  /  Comments Off on The Abducted art show in Auckland: Kiwi icons merged

Auckland – Tourists to New Zealand have, in the past, not heard of Kiwi icons such as jandals, creamota, Chesdale cheese, eskimo pies, buzzy bees and pineapple lumps. But over time, symbols and icons representing a culture like New Zealand have changed and merged with the global environment, leading Auckland artist Rewa Walia says. She is […]

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