Archive for December, 2011

Change to Rena

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

• the list and the heading of the aft section of the Rena have changed overnight

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Quitline Prepares for Busy New Years

Press Release – Quitline

/ Media Release 31 December 2011 Quitline Prepares for Busy New Years as Cigarette Prices Rise Read more »

Landslip SH29 – Bay of Plenty

Press Release – New Zealand Police

All lanes of State Highway 29 are closed due to a landslip. The slip is located at approx 3 kms past Old Kaimai Rd heading towards Tauranga. Read more »

Top 30 NZ PR Disasters of 2011

Press Release – Billie Jordan

Media Release: 30 December 2011 Author: Billie Jordan, PR Consultant, Auckland Top 30 NZ PR Disasters of 2011 2011 has provided many cringe-worthy PR disasters across both the private and public sector says Auckland based Public Relations consultant … Read more »

PGG Wrightson repays Agria notes by boosting bank facilities

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec.30 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand’s largest agriculture technology and services provider PGG Wrightson has bought back notes issued to its major shareholder Agria and transferred the loan to its banking facilities, which have been extended to July … Read more »

NZ dollar ends 2011 little changed

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose in local trading, as a lack of liquidity amped up the gains from better US data overnight. The kiwi is set to end the year little changed, belying its surge to a post-float high in August. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: After a wild year, NZX 50 ends where it began

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – As another year of global financial market ends, the total value of shares listed on the New Zealand share market ended up little changed from where it started at the beginning of the year. Read more »

Record 2011 road toll improvement shows what is possible

Press Release – Automobile Association

The AA hopes this year’s road toll is the start of a new era for New Zealand road safety. Read more »

Renewed call to exit Petrobras deal after deadly explosion

Press Release – Manu Caddie

Gisborne District Councillor Manu Caddie has renewed his call for the government to suspend the East Coast exploration permit for Brazilian energy giant Petrobras following another death on a rig operated by the company. Read more »

Planet Rock Shoots for the Double in NZB Royal Stakes

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

New Year’s Day racing at Ellerslie will host the sixth leg of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Filly of the Year Series, the $100,000 Group 2 New Zealand Bloodstock Royal Stakes (2000m), with 11 fillies shooting for the eight points on offer. Read more »

Simon Power – Lawyer of the Year

Press Release – LawFuel – Former Justice Minister Simon Power has been named Lawyer of the Year, by Lawfuel, the legal news website. Read more »

Far North’s Ngāti Kuri, awaiting settlement, buys orchards

Article – BusinessDesk

Far North’s Ngāti Kuri, awaiting treaty settlement, uses own funds to buy orchards

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Mike Pero Real Estate Expands Into Cook Islands

Press Release – Mike Pero

Today Mike Pero Real Estate (MPRE) officially opened its first offshore office, in the Cook Islands. The newest national real estate brand in New Zealand, MPRE only began listing homes eight months ago and has already defied the odds given by its … Read more »

Seaside campground pitched for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

A seaside camp ground business located on one of New Zealand’s most spectacular coastal highways is on the market for sale. Read more »

Boaties reminded about exclusion zone

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council harbourmasters are reminding boaties about the exclusion zone surrounding the grounded container ship MV Rena on Astrolabe Reef. Read more »

IG Markets – Morning Prices Dec 30

Press Release – IG Markets

US markets staged a strong rally, with the S&P 500 closing back above its 200-day moving average. Read more »

Sparta On Way To NZ

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) tonight advised that the SPARTA rendezvoused with her sister ship CHIYO MARU No 3 where provisions and fuel were transferred to the CHIYO MARU allowing SPARTA to develop an even keel. Read more »

Rena Update: Weather Dominates

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Salvage • Rain, wind and swell are the dominant factors with no salvors on board Rena today • The Smit Borneo has been stood off and may be repositioned on the port side of the vessel once the weather improves • Other vessels are using the … Read more »

NZ dollar rises in final day of 2011 on upbeat US data

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar rises in final day of 2011 as US data helps offset steep Italian bond yield Read more »

While you were sleeping: US economy saves the day

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Better-than-expected numbers on the US housing and labour markets, as well as business activity in the world’s largest economy bolstered equities in Europe and on Wall Street, outweighing a challenging debt auction for Italy. Read more »

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