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Archive for December, 2015

Crude oil at 2004 prices, but petrol is 63% more expensive

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is questioning the Government over why 91 Unleaded is 63% higher than in 2004, when crude oil has crashed to 2004 price levels. Read more »

Federated Farmers abandons political neutrality

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says a Federated Farmers survey, which shows high farmer satisfaction with the government, is as reliable as a North Korean plebiscite. Read more »

A wet start to the New Year

Press Release – MetService

Severe weather, particularly heavy rain, will lead the headlines as we move into the New Year. While New Years Eve looks good for most places, including key holiday spots, heavy rain and strong winds will make their way south over the first Read more »

Tragic road toll calls for strategy re-think

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s road safety strategies need an urgent re-think following the increase in road deaths over 2015, says Labours Transport Spokesperson, Sue Moroney. Read more »

Heavy rain, gales on way for New Year in Northland

Press Release – Northland Civil Defence Emergency Management

Those preparing to welcome in the New Year in Northland are being urged to keep an eye on the weather with the MetService predicting heavy rain and easterly gales over the next couple of days. Read more »

Storm warning for Auckland – holidaymakers be prepared

Press Release – Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group

Auckland Civil Defence is urging campers, holiday makers and boaties to keep an eye on the weather forecast over the next few days as heavy rain and high winds are forecast. Read more »

Government inaction drives tourist road toll

Press Release – Dog And Lemon guide

The governments strategy for preventing tourist accidents has been a complete failure, says the car review website dogandlemon.com . Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who is an outspoken road safety campaigner, says many tourists simply lack the skills … Read more »

Otira bus crash update

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that 36 people are involved in todays crash between a bus and a car on SH73 at Otira Gorge. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 12% decline in 2015 on dairy, China

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 12 percent annual decline after weathering weaker dairy prices and concerns about slowing Chinese economic growth, and may extend its slide in early 2016 as US growth comes into view. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares end 2015 at record high

Article – BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares end 2015 at record high; Summerset, Orion, NZX gain, A2 falls Read more »

UPDATE: Intagr8 had ‘unsustainable business model’

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Intagr8 Ltd, which was placed in liquidation this month after failing to pay creditors, ran an “unsustainable business model” with upfront sales revenue too meager to cover the cost of inducements for new customers … Read more »

Intagr8 had ‘unsustainable business model’, liquidator says

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Intagr8 Ltd, which was placed in liquidation this month after failing to pay creditors, ran an “unsustainable business model” with upfront sales revenue too meager to cover the cost of inducements for new customers … Read more »

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