Archive for December, 2012

NZX boss Bennett gets $1.87M of stock under incentive scheme

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – NZX boss Tim Bennett featured in the final NZX stock filing for 2012, an announcement that he has acquired 1.58 million shares in the bourse operator from his long-term incentive scheme. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares slip; round out best year since 2004

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand shares fell on the last trading day of the year, though not enough to prevent 2012 being the best for the NZX 50 Index since 2004, with the strongest gains coming from growth stocks and companies making comebacks. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 5.8% gain in year on higher rates

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 5.8% gain in year on higher rates; fiscal cliff unresolved Read more »

Prescription Fees Remain Low – Community Pharmacy in Linwood

Press Release – Community Pharmacy in Linwood

Good news for customers of the Community Pharmacy in Linwood, Christchurch. They will be charged no more than $3 per prescription item despite prescription fees increasing around the country from tomorrow to $5 per item. Read more »

Wairarapa Police name Waiohine River victim

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Wairarapa Police have named the man who died while rafting in the Waiohine River yesterday as Michael Alexander Hopkins, 53 years old, from Greytown. Senior Sergeant Carolyn Watson says “Police would like to thank all those who assisted in the recovery … Read more »

Police Commissioner praises Royal Honours for nine staff

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police Commissioner Peter Marshall has congratulated the nine New Zealand police officers, two of them recently retired, who receive Royal Honours announced in the New Years list for 2013 today. Read more »

Pokeno, Counties Manukau: Truck crash – diversions in place

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A truck and trailer unit has crashed on Pokeno Rd. Diversions are in place at the following locations: Bollard Rd/Whangarata Rd from the Tuakau end, and Pokeno Rd/Helenslee Rd from the Pokeno end. Read more »

Quitline ready for a busy New Year as people give up smoking

Press Release – Quitline

Quitline expects an increase in calls from January 1 as people make their New Years resolution to give up the smokes, which will save their health, the health of their family and save them thousands of dollars a year. Read more »

Emirates’ Remarkable Year Draws To Close

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates has plenty to celebrate as 2012 draws to a close and a New Year dawns. Numerous major milestones were achieved over the past twelve months across the global network. Read more »

Fairfax faces siege in 2013 as Rinehart, Singleton team up

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Fairfax Media Group will face another raid by shareholder and iron ore magnate Gina Rinehart after she teamed with Macquarie Radio Network’s John Singleton to exert control over the publisher of the Dominion Post, Sydney Morning … Read more »

Pakaraka, Northland: Non-injury Crash – Diversion in Place

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A camper van has rolled after striking a bridge on SH10, one km north of SH1. The driver was not injured but the road is blocked. Diversions are in place using Old Bay and Te Ahu Ahu Roads. Read more »

New Year Tip—Check Your Kiwisaver Balance

Press Release – Financial Services Council

2013 New Year financial tip for young KiwiSavers: Check your account balance and get ready for a pleasant surprise, suggests Financial Service Council chief executive Peter Neilson. Read more »

Get summer sorted with NIWA’s online summertime toolkit

Press Release – NIWA

Whether youre at the beach, in the bach, on the boat or by the barbecue, summer holiday fun hinges on knowing when conditions outside will be favourable and not-so-favourable for the activities you have in mind. Read more »

IG Markets – Morning thoughts and opening prices

Press Release – IG Markets

Risk declined in US trade on Friday as market participants continue to focus on the looming fiscal cliff. The fact that US lawmakers have cut their holidays short to try and deal with it before January 1 has not done much to appease investors who … Read more »

New Year Honours List 2013 – Full List

Press Release – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Queen has been pleased on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: Read more »

NZ dollar little changed as US budget deadline looms

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) The New Zealand dollar was little changed against the greenback as traders awaited developments on US budget talks, with the fiscal cliff deadline now just two days away. Read more »

World Week Ahead: D-day on fiscal cliff

Article – BusinessDesk

The largest stumbling block remains disagreement between Democrats and Republicans over the annual income threshold that will separate those who will see an extension in tax cuts and those who will not. Read more »

Back on Track – Full Steam Ahead For Kingston Flyer

Press Release – The Kingston Flyer

Media Release from The Kingston Flyer 30 December 2012 Back on Track Full Steam Ahead For Kingston Flyer The iconic Kingston Flyer near Queenstown is back on track and all steam ahead after temporarily suspending operations earlier this month. … Read more »

Lets take the lid off our Cities

Opinion – Federated Farmers

New Zealand is a big country at 268,000 square Kms we are bigger than the United Kingdom; we are 67% the size of Germany, 72% the size of Japan. Our coast line is longer than both mainland USA and mainland China. Read more »

A million Kiwis flock to shopping site before Christmas

Press Release –

Christmas shoppers took to their computers, tablets and mobile phones in their droves this year, if the December figures for searches on are any indication of retail activity. Read more »

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