Archive for December, 2014

Historic Moment As Qatar Airways Welcomes World’s First A350

Press Release – Qatar Airways

DOHA, Qatar Qatar Airways wrote another page of history today as its and the worlds first Airbus A350 XWB (Xtra Wide Body) and its fourth A380 arrived in Doha simultaneously, allowing the airline to further capitalise on its rapid expansion … Read more »

Emirates rounds off 2014 as world’s largest wide-body airlin

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates will round off 2014 as the airline with the worlds largest wide-body passenger fleet of 218 aircraft, in addition to 14 freighters. Read more »

Retired Minister Tariana Turia Needs To Let Go

Press Release – The Maori Party

The former Minister for Whanau Ora, Hon Tariana Turia needs to remember that her decision to retire from Parliament at the last General Election carries a responsibility to leave political decisions to her successors, and not to try to interfere. This … Read more »

R&V Festival Goers Race To Capture R&V on their Wrists

Press Release – Spark

Thousands of festival goers raced to document day one of their unique Rhythm & Vines experience via their wristbands as part of the My Festival Story initiative. Read more »

Boxing Day Whakamarama crash victim identified

Press Release – West Papua Media Alerts

A man who died in a crash on State Highway 2, near Whakamarama on Boxing Day can now be identified as Kevin Francis Keane. Read more »

APEC Medical Innovation & Public Health Commercialization

Press Release – APEC

Seoul, Korea, 26 December 2014 Trade, economic and health officials from APEC economies have launched a ground-breaking new platform to support greater commercialization of innovative biomedical research originated in the Asia-Pacific, heralding the arrival … Read more »

HOT AIR (Climate Change Documentary) on Maori TV tonight.

Press Release – Alister Barry

HOT AIR, the politics of climate change in New Zealand screens at 8.30 tonight on Maori TV. Last week the Listener gave this feature documentary four stars. Reviewers have described it as ..compelling.. and ..riveting… Read more »

Irony as NZ Lost Pet Service Founders Cat Goes Missing

Press Release –

Petsonthenet Founder Kim Buchanan is facing the irony of using her own lost pet service as her 2 year old tabby tortie cat, Snoopy, has been missing since Christmas Day. Read more »

Police name two deceased on Manukau Bar

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Waitemata Police can name the two deceased in the Manukau Harbour following a boating incident on Monday afternoon as Terangi Woonton (59) and Kairangi Samuela (53). Three others, aged 34, 49 and 47 are being treated in hospital. Read more »

Greece No Longer Contagious – Michael McCarthy CMC Markets

Press Release – CMC Markets

Greek bonds and shares were smashed in overnight trading as the parliamentary vote for a new president failed. Despite this looming economic disaster, shares rallied across Europe and US share indices hit new highs as markets collectively concluded … Read more »

IG – Morning Thoughts And Opening Prices December 30, 2014

Press Release – IG Markets

Greece heading to elections The main headline from overnight trade was Greeces failure to elect presidential nominee Stavros Dimas in its final attempt. After two failed attempts, yesterday was parliaments last chance to elect him as president … Read more »

YEAR IN REVIEW: Kiwi heads for 2014 decline

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 5 percent decline against the greenback in 2014, rounding out a year which saw the kiwi soar close to a post-float high and prompted the central bank to intervene to bring it back … Read more »

Mitre 10 (NZ) posts profit, sales rise in tight DIY market

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Mitre 10 (New Zealand), the cooperative that services the Mitre 10 hardware chain, turned to a full-year profit, saying it is holding its own in the DIY market where it competes with the Bunnings and Placemakers stores. Read more »

YEAR IN REVIEW: NZ stock investors ride wave of new listings

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) The New Zealand stock market welcomed 16 companies to the bourse in 2014, raising $8.3 billion in equity capital and trumping a 2013 year that had been the busiest for listings in a decade. Read more »

French film crew to visit Tolaga Bay Wharf

Press Release – Tourism Eastland

Tolaga Bay Wharf will be closed to the public for two hours on New Years Day as media from France film there during their visit to Gisborne and the East Coast over the New Year period. Read more »

New Residential Building Law Effective 1 Jan 2015

Press Release – Builderscrack

In a move to protect homeowners, the Government will from the start of 2015, require builders to keep and produce written records of any residential work valued at over $30,000. Read more »

Traffic Safety – Canterbury – Canterbury

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Holiday period fatal crashes Canterbury Police are disappointed to have seen three serious crashes resulting in fatalities in the past few days in North Canterbury. Read more »

igher Salaries not Solution to Beating Staff Shortage – CEO

Press Release – Impact PR

No matter what your industry, a chronic skill shortage can threaten growth and future prospects, making it important to lay a long-lasting foundation that will help provide companies with quality employees for many years to come. Read more »

Pauanui Tairua cycleway making rapid progress

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Volunteers armed with recently-granted consents from Thames-Coromandel District Council and Waikato Regional Council have made outstanding progress on the walking and cycling trail that will eventually link Tairua and Pauanui. Read more »

Quitline Poised For Surge In Quit Calls

Press Release – Quitline

Quitline Poised For Surge In Quit Calls While most New Zealanders will be taking a well-deserved break on New Years Day, Quitlines Wellington office expects to be a hive of activity as staff support smokers to beat their addiction. Read more »

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