Archive for December, 2014

Insurer AMI warns of busy time for burglaries over summer

Press Release – IAG New Zealand

Media release: IAG New Zealand Insurer AMI warns of busy time for burglaries over summer While many of us take a break over the summer insurer AMI is warning holiday-makers to take care before they head off, as burglars are priming themselves for a busy … Read more »

Chamber congratulates New Year’s Honours recipients

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce congratulates the Wellington region recipients in the New Year Honours list. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 4.2% decline in 2014

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 4.2% decline in 2014, reflecting weaker dairy prices, stronger greenback Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, rounding out 18% annual gain

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares fell on the last day of 2014, rounding out an 18 percent annual gain that was led by telecommunications network operator Chorus on a rebound from the threat of regulation in 2013. Air New Zealand led decliners … Read more »

New consumer protections for building work

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith is welcoming new consumer protections that will require builders to have written contracts, provide information on their relevant skills, experience and qualifications, and disclose their insurance and … Read more »

St John Ambulance Geared to Manage the Country’s New Year

Press Release – St John

On New Years Eve between the hours of 10pm and 2am St Johns job rate will triple and a high percentage of those incidents will be related to alcohol. New Year is traditionally one of the busiest times of year for the ambulance service nationwide … Read more »

Mixed Signals Makes Choppy Trading – 15:20 AEST 30/12

Press Release – CMC Markets

The mixed signals overnight of higher iron ore and copper prices against a lower gold and oil price have left investors uncertain about the market. This has led to the sell off today in the local market since the open, noting that volumes remain … Read more »

IG – Morning Thoughts And Opening Prices 31 December 2014

Press Release – IG Markets

Global markets are set to finish the year with a bit of downside on the back of resurfacing Greece concerns. Some analysts feel another Greek political debacle will make it harder for ECB President Mario Draghi to pursue his grand plan of sovereign bond … Read more »

Serious crash – Waioeka Gorge, Opotiki – Bay of Plenty

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Emergency services are attending a two-car crash which occurred at 10.05am in the Waioeka gorge between Opotiki and Gisborne. Read more »

Tragic increase in annual road toll

Press Release – Automobile Association

Tragic increase in annual road toll A big increase in road deaths in 2014 is extremely sad and disappointing, says the Automobile Association. Read more »

Weather Hampers West Coast Search For Car

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Rain is hampering efforts to retrieve a car from the Wanganui River north of Harihari. The car was reported to have been travelling south when it crashed off the Wanganui River bridge on SH6 in Westland about 4.30pm on Tuesday. Read more »

NZ’s record beef prices set to continue into 2015: Rabobank

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Record beef prices are expected to continue for New Zealand farmers early in 2015, underpinned by tight supply and strong demand, according to Rabobank’s latest quarterly beef report. Read more »

Weekly Oil Market Recap for Week Ending December 28th, 2014

Press Release – PIRA Energy Group

PIRA Energy Group’s Weekly Oil Market Recap for the Week Ending December 28th, 2014 Read more »


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 »

Woosh FY sales fall 14% on waning customer numbers

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Woosh Wireless, the internet service provider, reported a 14 percent drop in annual sales as it shed customers, while clamping down on costs to limit losses, according to its parent company’s financial statements. Read more »

NZ dollar rises to post-float record against Aussie

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose to its highest against the Australian dollar since the Aussie was floated in 1983, as investors favour the outlook for the New Zealand economy where interest rates are set to rise further, compared with … Read more »

While you were sleeping: Equities move lower

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Stocks in Europe and on Wall Street slid, pushing the S&P 500 down from Tuesdays record-high close, as some investors sought to lock in profits before the end of a solid year. Read more »

Economy drives high road toll, says safety campaigner

Press Release – Dog And Lemon Guide

The booming economy was probably to blame for this year’s higher road toll, says the car review website Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by Auckland Airport

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares fell in light trading, with many institutional investors absent from the market for summer holidays. Auckland International Airport and Vector led the decline. Read more »

NZ dollar holds gains as yield advantage draws investors

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar held gains in local trading as the country’s high interest rates relative to the rest of the world continue to attract investors. Read more »

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