Archive for July, 2011

300 free hotel rooms up for grabs in Queenstown, New Zealand

Press Release –

New Zealand’s premier visitor destination is celebrating Rugby World Cup 2011 with a 300 night Queenstown hotel giveaway during September and October. Read more »

A Big RWC Wake up Call…….

Press Release – www.customerexperiences.conz

We are a long way off ready to deliver our Rugby World Cup guests a quality hospitality experience if my recent two night stay at one of Auckland’s Qualmark four star rated hotels the Crowne Plaza is anything to go by. Read more »

Q+A interview with Lord Winston & Sir Peter Gluckman

Press Release – TVNZ

Sunday 31st July, 2011 Q+A interview with Lord Winston & Sir Peter Gluckman. The interview has been transcribed below. The full length video interviews and panel discussions from this morning’s Q+A can be watched on at, … Read more »

Simon Power on The Nation

Press Release – The Nation

‘THE NATION’ SIMON POWER Interviewed by SEAN PLUNKET Sean After just 12 years in Parliament, a man who many thought would go on to lead the National Party is calling it quits. Simon Power came into politics as an MP very much in the National Party … Read more »

Speech: Peters – Forming a Government For The People

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Today is the day New Zealand shook off its shackles of despair and took its first faltering steps into the sunlight of economic freedom and social optimism. Today is the day New Zealand stared down the forces that tried to divide and conquer us. Read more »

More funds needed for dodgy bridge replacement

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Forest owners want the government to give a higher priority to upgrading dodgy bridges on highways and key district roads. Read more »

Ti Tonics – the Iced Teas on Everyone’s Lips!

Press Release – Ti Tonics

Ti Tonics – the Iced Teas on Everyone’s Lips! Kiwis wanting to supercharge their health have found their answer with innovative New Zealand drinks company Ti Tonics – the name on everyone’s lips right now! A finalist in the prestigious 2011 Global … Read more »

New administration fees for toll road from tomorrow

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency reminds drivers using the Northern Gateway Toll Road on State Highway 1 north of Auckland that new administration charges for tolls paid for by phone or at the kiosks apply from tomorrow (Monday, 1 August). Read more »

Free wi-fi launches in Palmerston North city centre

Press Release – Central Free WiFi

Palmerston North is fast becoming New Zealand’s best-connected city thanks to the launch of stage one in a two-stage Central Free Wi-Fi plan. Read more »

Great Lake Taupo Business Awards

Press Release – Towncentre

Media Release 30 July 2011 Well established retail store, Unichem Mainstreet Pharmacy, scooped the top prize in the Excellence Categories at the 2011 Great Lake Taupō Business Awards, held at the Great Lake Centre on Friday night. Quality Print took … Read more »

Science Media Centre Update Issue 144

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Report highlights avoidable deaths A report on maternal and perinatal deaths has raised some tough questions about maternal care in New Zealand. The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) released a report this week examining … Read more »

TPPA secrecy is undemocratic

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

The continuing silence of most New Zealand MPs regarding government’s clandestine negotiations about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement indicates either their ignorance of what is going on or their willing connivance in selling New Zealand … Read more »

Acquisition Of New Zealand Coffee Assets

Press Release – Retail Food Group

28 July 2011 Acquisition Of New Zealand Coffee Assets Evolution Coffee Roasters Roasted Addiqtion Coffee Dealers Evil Child Beverage Co. Read more »

Entries now open for the 2011 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Press Release – Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Entries are now open for the 2011 Air New Zealand Wine Awards. This competition has been running for over 30 years with 2011 marking the 25th year that Air New Zealand has been involved as the naming rights sponsor. “The fact that Air New Zealand … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks mixed; Heartland falls, NZX rises

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks closed mixed with investors bracing for a potential U.S. default after Republican lawmakers abandoned a plan by House Speaker John Boehner to raise the debt ceiling. Heartland New Zealand Ltd. led decliners, … Read more »

Joint Greens-Govt cycle trail initiative

Press Release – Green Party

The first three touring routes of the much anticipated Nga Haeranga New Zealand Cycle Trail will open on 20 August with cycle tours planned in Central North Island. Read more »

James Smith’s Corner owner in liquidation

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Property developer David Blackmore’s Blackmore Trust Ltd., which owns and manages Wellington’s James Smith’s Corner, has been put into liquidation. Read more »

AIA New Zealand Notes Strong Local Results

Press Release – AIA Group

AIA Reports Record First Half Results; AIA New Zealand Notes Strong Local Results HONG KONG, 29 July 2011 – AIA Group Limited (“AIA” or “the Group”; stock code: 1299), the leading pan-Asian life insurance group, is pleased to announce a … Read more »

Scientists discuss best ways to study ‘silent’ earthquakes

Press Release – GNS Science


IG Markets Afternoon thoughts – July 29

Press Release – IG Markets

Across Asia, regional markets are all lower following the far from convincing overnight leads and as investors remain highly cautious ahead of crucial US debt ceiling developments likely to unfold over the weekend. The Hang Seng and Kospi are the worst performer, … Read more »

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