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Archive for December, 2012

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 »

IG Markets – Afternoon thoughts Dec 28

Press Release – IG Markets

Good afternoon, FTSE 5969 +15 DAX 7650 -6 CAC 3680 +6 IBEX 8293 +12 DOW 13081 -15 NAS 2628 -5 S&P 1418 0 Oil 91.35 Gold 1663 Asian markets have responded to the late turnaround seen on Wall Street to post some healthy gains going into the weekend. … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE NZ shares rise to 5-year high; PGW, RYM gain

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 28 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand shares rose, pushing the NZX 50 Index to a new five-year high, led by stocks that are among broker picks for 2013, such as PGG Wrightson and Ryman Healthcare. Read more »

NZ dollar gains ahead of fiscal cliff meeting on Sunday

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained in local trading on optimism US politicians will be able to set aside partisan differences and cut a deal on the US$600 billion in Federal tax increases and spending reductions with a vote set for … Read more »

Fairfax Media slashes New Zealand mastheads value by 80%

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Fairfax Media, which publishes the Dominion Post, Press and Sunday Star Times newspapers, slashed the value of its New Zealand mastheads by more than 80 percent in a group-wide writedown of its traditional publishing assets. Read more »

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