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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 »

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