Archive for December, 2013

NZ dollar drifts lower as investors eye Fed outlook

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is drifting lower in quiet holiday trading as investors bet the greenback is set to advance next year as the Federal Reserve pulls back on its monetary stimulus. Read more »

One and a half days to go in 2013

Press Release – IG Markets

A very quiet day on the news front today as most investors around the globe continue their holidays for the festive and New Year season and therefore trade is unlikely to be affected by any data drops or unforseen macro policy changes. Read more »

NZ’s 12 toughest issues: 2013

Press Release – BlacklandPR

According to a new ranking issued today by BlacklandPR, the toughest public relations challenges in 2013 were for the Police during the roastbusters controversy and Fonterra during its product recall. Read more »

NZ iron sand exports to boom

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ iron sand exports to boom as BlueScope adds Taharoa capacity, TTR seeks start date Read more »

Kiwi mixed against major currencies in quiet trading

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) The New Zealand dollar was mixed against major currencies as it suffered from low liquidity and a lack of new data during the holiday period. Read more »

World Week Ahead: Bernanke kick-starts 2014

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) After Santa brought further gains to Wall Street last week, pushing both the Dow and S&P 500 to record highs, investors will eye a speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke for further clues about the central … Read more »

$800,000 funding for Old Ghost Road cycle trai

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced funding of $800,000 for the Old Ghost Road cycle trail. The trail offers a journey back in time to the gold rush days of the 1860s and the long-forgotten settlements of Zalatown, Gibbstown, and … Read more »

Rollover car crash – Southwestern Motorway Mangere

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Emergency services are attending a crash on the Southwestern Motorway at Mangere where a car has rolled. Read more »

Rescue Helicopter Airlifts Boy With Broken Leg At Te Kaha

Press Release – TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

This afternoon the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter was called to Te Kaha where a 6 year old Whakatane boy had run into the side of a moving car while running across a road. Read more »

Searchers recover body in Nelson Lakes National Park

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Searchers looking British tramper Andrew Ian Wyatt in Nelson Lakes National Park have recovered a body which was found at the bottom of a 100 metre cliff. Read more »

Slow down message from Waikato Police after Coromandel crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Slow down- message from Waikato Police after Coromandel crash ” Waikato Police investigating a single vehicle crash that shut down traffic around the Coromandel Peninsula this afternoon say they have a simple message for holiday motorists- slow down. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall on day, head for annual gain

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 27 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand shares fell in subdued holiday trading, putting the NZX 50 Index on route to a `17 percent annual gain. Xero, the best performer on the index, Fletcher Building and Telecom all declined, offsetting gains among … Read more »

NZ dollar heads for weekly decline in quiet holiday trading

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for weekly decline in quiet holiday trading after better US labour market data Read more »

Wellington/Kapiti: Traffic delays north of Wellington

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police advise that traffic heading north from Wellington heading up the Kapiti Coast is extremely heavy and delays of over an hour can be expected. This is not due to any accidents; it is purely holiday traffic heading out of town and there is little … Read more »

Waikato Police District: Locating Driver

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Eastern Waikato Police trying to locate an intoxicated driver who fled the scene of an early morning Matamata crash say they hold serious concerns for the young man’s safety and are appealing for members of the public with information on his whereabouts … Read more »

Report shows critical work done at the border

Press Release – Immigration NZ

A new report out today illustrates the work border officers do every day to manage the difficult balance between making it as easy as possible for genuine passengers to come here while keeping out those who present a risk to New Zealand. Read more »

Pacczone: Special Pricing for Mobile Device Accessories

Press Release – Pacczone Ltd

Pacczone, New Zealands leader in smart phone and mobile device accessories, is pleased to announce special, discounted prices on popular phone covers. The special prices are a post-holiday offer, as many people received mobile devices and the newest … Read more »

State Highway 25, Whitianga Road: Vehicle Crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police and emergency services are presently at the scene of a single vehicle crash, where a motor vehicle has gone down a bank on State High Way 25, Whitianga Road, some ten minutes north of Tairua. Read more »

Christmas Eve and Boxing Day smash spending records

Press Release – Paymark

Figures released today by leading payments provider Paymark, confirm Kiwis have opened their wallets more than ever this December. Paymark Head of Sales & Marketing, Paul Whiston, says Christmas Eve this year was Paymarks biggest day on record with … Read more »

Summer boating made easier with new app

Press Release – Environment Southland

A free new smart phone app to help boaties and water enthusiasts easily navigate boating regulations across the country has been developed. MarineMate, which can be used on both iPhone, iPad and android smart phones, provides material on boating … Read more »

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