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  • Wright Communications - Wreck of ship carrying remains of Chinese gold miners found off New Zealand coast after 112 years
    of the early Chinese contribution to New Zealand and culturally in terms of the shared attitudes towards human remains Since the time of the shipwreck remains have drifted to shore These have been interred and their graves cared for by local Maori In view of the current visit to New Zealand by the president of China President Xi JinPing one of the kaumatua elders of the Hokianga iwi tribe John Klaracich CNZM QSO extended an invitation to the Chinese leadership to visit Hokianga next time they are in New Zealand We would like to give representatives of China the opportunity to personally visit the graves of their countrymen on land and at sea and pay respects to those pioneers who had not only helped to build our country materially but who brought their rich and ancient culture to our land as well said Mr Klaracich The SS Ventnor The SS Ventnor was a British ship chartered in 1902 by the Cheong Sing Tong a charity organisation led by Dunedin businessman Choie Sew Hoy to transport the exhumed remains of Chinese men who had died in New Zealand back to their homeland for reburial These men had come to New Zealand to work on the gold fields and the towns that sprung up around it The first Chinese gold miners arrived in New Zealand in 1866 and three years later there were more than 2 000 of them mostly migrants from the area near Guangzhou By 1881 there were 5 000 Chinese in New Zealand a total that would only be exceeded after World War Two As these men died they were buried in New Zealand However their culture demanded that their graves be tended by family members so the decision was made to return the remains to China The SS

    Original URL path: http://wrightcommunications.co.nz/news/2014/11/19/wreck-of-ship-carrying-remains-of-chinese-gold-miners-found-off-new-zealand-coast-after-112-years.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Wright Communications - Whitecliff Rose launched for summer
    for those casual summer moments Whitecliff Rose is vibrant pink in colour with delicate aromas of ripe strawberries The palate has a silky texture with lingering flavours of rich berry and summer fruits Recommended food match Take a succulent fruit salad laced with summer berries on your next picnic and match it with Whitecliff Rose Whitecliff Rose is available at supermarkets nationwide and has a recommended retail price of 13

    Original URL path: http://wrightcommunications.co.nz/news/2014/11/12/whitecliff-rose-launched-for-summer.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Wright Communications - Deerstalkers Syrah 2012 a Gimblett Gravels stunner
    2009 The wine was not made in 2011 Sacred Hill Senior Winemaker Tony Bish is delighted with the rating He says meticulous vineyard management and the unique Gimblett Gravels terroir were key to producing a genuine top flight wine in a challenging Hawke s Bay vintage All credit to our vineyard team who still managed to deliver outstanding fruit to the winery Our winemaking team then stepped in using their collective skills to create this super premium wine Deerstalkers Hawke s Bay Syrah is one of three Special Selection red wines along with Helmsman and Brokenstone sourced from Sacred Hill s Deerstalkers Vineyard in the revered Gimblett Gravels sub region and only produced in the very best vintages The ripe fruit was fermented with natural yeasts to give complexity and additional interest aromatically Post ferment maceration built seamless structure with 16 months elevage in French oak barriques adding a rich integration of spice The Gimblett Gravels sub region which has the Deerstalkers Vineyard at its heart has built a record of consistently producing great red wines with longevity complexity and that will only improve as the vines age Mr Bish says He describes Deerstalkers Syrah 2012 as a seamless wine that will improve over five to ten years of careful cellaring Sacred Hill Deerstalkers Syrah 2012 Winemaker s Note This intensely coloured wine has a lifted aroma with blueberry black pepper and five spice complexities The palate is rich and seamless with luscious depth and layered complexity The finish is long and gently structured with gravelly minerality balanced acidity and lingering fingers of flavour Food Match Roasted beef sirloin with a port and beef stock reduction Mix together 2 tablespoons seed mustard 2 cloves garlic a teaspoon of truffle oil and salt and pepper Dress sirloin with mix and roast

    Original URL path: http://wrightcommunications.co.nz/news/2014/11/12/deerstalkers-syrah-2012-a-gimblett-gravels-stunner.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Auckland-based public relations and strategic communications agency
    year after its launch Gunn Estate Reserve is fast becoming a go to range for Kiwi wine drinkers and the newly released 2013 Marlborough Pinot Noir will give them plenty more reasons to keep coming back read article Young Kiwis say ANZAC Day will matter to future generations By Wright Communications 13 May 2014 Young New Zealanders are proud of the way Kiwis celebrate ANZAC Day and believe it will remain important to future generations according to new research released following this year s commemorations read article Ministry of Justice appoints Presbyterian Support to deliver family dispute resolution services By Wright Communications 09 May 2014 Presbyterian Support Northern PSN has been appointed by the Ministry of Justice to provide family dispute resolution services FDR on behalf of the Family Court following significant changes announced in September 2013 read article Respecting students rather than trying to control them reaps rewards in the classroom By Wright Communications 29 Apr 2014 Dr Louise Porter launches new handbook A Comprehensive Guide to Classroom Management Renowned child psychologist and author Dr Louise Porter has launched a comprehensive authoritative and potentially controversial new handbook on how to proactively manage primary and secondary students behaviour in the classroom read article Lighten up with Gunn Estate and Whitecliff By Wright Communications 22 Apr 2014 Sacred Hill Wine Company is extending its product portfolio with the first release of a range of light wines from Gunn Estate and Whitecliff read article Tanu Gago selected for Auckland Festival of Photography Fine Arts Commission By Wright Communications 10 Apr 2014 South Auckland based photographer Tanu Gago has been commissioned as the artist for the 2014 Auckland Festival of Photography Annual Fine Arts Commission by Sacred Hill read article Canterbury and Auckland star in national planning awards By Wright Communications 08 Apr

    Original URL path: http://wrightcommunications.co.nz/news.aspx?page=13 (2016-04-27)
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  • Wright Communications - Sir Peter Blake Trust announces 2011 Antarctic Youth Ambassador
    contribute to environmental and or heritage conservation work in Antarctica and to be an ambassador for the icy continent Hannah Prior from Sir Peter Blake Trust said they received a number of outstanding applications but John really stood out John s a keen outdoorsman and handyman with lots of practical experience He s a proven leader and a self motivated mechanical engineering student with an interest in the environment sustainability and renewable energy Hannah said John has achieved the Gold Duke of Edinburgh s Hillary Award is a member of Engineers without Borders volunteered with the Student Army after the recent Canterbury earthquakes and like the young Sir Peter Blake he has also built his own yacht John was selected to represent Canterbury at the 2007 Sir Peter Blake Youth EnviroLeaders Forum when he was at high school It s great to see that students getting involved in our environmental and leadership programmes in their school years go on to develop a keen interest in environmental issues and to take action Hannah said Antarctic Heritage Trust Executive Director Nigel Watson says The Antarctic Heritage Trust is pleased to again be partnering with the Sir Peter Blake Trust Sir Peter was

    Original URL path: http://wrightcommunications.co.nz/news/2011/9/28/sir-peter-blake-trust-announces-2011-antarctic-youth-ambassador.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Wright Communications - Ricoh enlists ‘Bug Man’ on Big Green Day Out
    Pollok says the Big Green Day Out gives the company s Auckland staff and their customers an opportunity to make a real environmental difference in a fun way After travelling from their head office to the park in the Bug Bus a council ranger supervised Ricoh s dozens of volunteers as they weeded in dotterel nesting and roosting areas which are often damaged by people animals and invasive pest plants The plight of the dotterel in many ways sums up man s impact on New Zealand s precious native birdlife and we are keen to do our bit to help says Mike Pollok Ricoh New Zealand puts a huge focus on reducing our environmental impact and we also look for meaningful ways to help the environment in general Involving our staff families and customers on a fun day is a great way to do that Located on the pohutukawa fringed Whakakaiwhara Peninsula which juts out into the Tamaki Strait south east of Maraetai Duder Regional Park is a 162 hectare coastal farm park We are delighted Ruud agreed to help us contribute to the efforts to save the dotterel s habitat so close to our biggest city His unique personality inspired the team when tiredness set in The small wading bird was once widespread but the Department of Conservation estimates there are only about 1 700 birds left due to a combination of habitat loss predation by introduced mammals and disturbance during breeding Since it began the Big Green Day Out initiative in 2004 Ricoh has also planted more than 10 000 trees on Motuihe Island in the Waitemata Harbour which is also an important habitat for rare native wildlife It wasn t all hard work for this year s volunteers Ricoh provided a barbecue lunch and children s lolly

    Original URL path: http://wrightcommunications.co.nz/news/2011/9/28/ricoh-enlists-%E2%80%98bug-man%E2%80%99-on-big-green-day-out.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Wright Communications - TravelSIM makes life easier for global jetsetters with mobile phone PA service
    languages This friendly PA is available 24 7 and knows there is business to be done too it will also help arrange a conference call for the next day and send that important email All this at a fraction of the cost charged by similar services on platinum credit cards TravelSIM New Zealand CEO James Currah says the PA service provides peace of mind to busy travellers who want to find out practical information while they re on the go no matter where they are in the world It enables you to do everything from checking flight times to booking a table at a restaurant and even tickets to a show following your meal Similar services are offered through platinum credit cards but at a much greater cost says Mr Currah The PA service is accessible around the clock 365 days a year and provides travel information and support business services and medical assistance and emergency services to travellers while overseas as well as live language interpretation services in more than 70 languages TravelSIM has extended this service to all TravelSIM customers free of charge to the end of 2011 Customers will only pay the normal cost of making a phone call from the country they are in After December 31 2011 a one off subscription fee of just 15 applies for six months of unlimited usage which is automatically withdrawn from the customer s account upon first calling the Personal Assistant service The TravelSIM Personal Assistant service is backed by 28 alarm centres worldwide staffed by doctors multilingual co ordinators security experts and logistics personnel It has 31 clinics globally with more than 8 000 employees including 1 900 medical professionals It is backed by more than 65 000 accredited network providers worldwide and provides solutions to 87 of

    Original URL path: http://wrightcommunications.co.nz/news/2011/9/26/travelsim-makes-life-easier-for-global-jetsetters-with-mobile-phone-pa-service.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Wright Communications - TravelSIM and Stella New Zealand announce major supply and distribution agreement
    APX TravelSIM can now also be purchased at over 70 United Travel stores and over 50 Harvey World Travel stores throughout New Zealand as well as over 80 Travel Brokers under the Stella operated Travel Brokers brand TravelSIM has already proved popular with our retail customers and is now seen as an essential Travel Product which saves our customers significantly on their global roaming telecommunication costs said Neil Gestro General Manager Commercial of Stella Travel on signing the agreement in Auckland this week The TravelSIM prepaid mobile phone service launched in New Zealand earlier this year offers substantially lower global roaming charges for text calls and data via its global roaming network of 350 carriers James Currah chief executive of TravelSIM New Zealand is delighted with the support they are receiving from the businesses within the Stella New Zealand Group Travel retailers have embraced our mobile phone product as they look to add value to their customers travel experience and reward them for choosing professional travel advice TravelSIM users can look forward to additional services in the future as we find ways to develop and improve our services so people can get the most out of their personal or business

    Original URL path: http://wrightcommunications.co.nz/news/2011/9/26/travelsim-and-stella-new-zealand-announce-major-supply-and-distribution-agreement.aspx (2016-04-27)
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