Archive for December, 2015

Whananaki Footbridge Damaged and Closed until Further Notice

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

The Whananaki footbridge linking North and South Whananaki has been damaged and is closed until further notice. Read more »

Poll shows 83% satisfaction with Key Government in 2015

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A poll from Federated Farmers shows 83% satisfaction with the performance of the National-led government among the countrys farmers. Read more »

Lights, camera, action!

Press Release – Destination Coromandel

Destination Coromandel are on the search for video and photo footage to help promote The Coromandel . The region’s marketing agency has partnered with outdoor retailer Torpedo 7 who are offering monthly prizes for the best videos. Meanwhile the best … Read more »

T-shirt competition launched to celebrate 30yrs

Press Release – Ravensdown

This year will be Ravensdowns 30th year sponsoring the FMG Young Farmer of the Year. To celebrate the farmer owned cooperative is launching a national t-shirt competition. Greg Campbell, Ravensdown Chief Executive says the key to any long standing sponsorship … Read more »

Mammal signed Sealed AND delivered by Good Samaritan

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Waikato Police say a motorist on his way back to the Bay of Plenty has definitely earned their seal of approval following the successful rescue of a large marine mammal from the side of a busy highway. Read more »

New Year new relationship

Press Release – Findsomeone

Kiwis looking to meet their special someone have the best opportunity during the New Year according to online dating experts FindSomeone. Read more »

Smokers Warned to Stock up Before Friday

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is reminding smokers to stock up before the Governments 10% hike in tobacco excise tax which comes into effect on New Years Day. Read more »

NZ dollar hits 11-week high after rebound in oil prices

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar hit an 11-week high as higher oil prices boosted demand for currencies linked to commodities. Read more »

While you were sleeping: Oil rebound aids stocks

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Equities advanced on both sides of the Atlantic, while US Treasuries and German bonds declined, as battered oil prices rose. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as A2 extends rally

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares rose as A2 Milk Co extended its rally to new record, Xero and Sky Network Television advanced in a quiet market, and Ebos Group fell. Read more »

NZ dollar at 6-month high on TWI basis as yields appeal

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose to a six-month high on a trade-weighted basis as the nation’s relatively high yields drew investors in the quiet Christmas trading period. Read more »

Waikato Police urge motorists to slow down

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Waikato Police urge motorists to leave high speeds on the race track amidst heavy holiday traffic Read more »

Funk Estate contract brewing company buys brewery

Press Release – Funk Estate Brewery

After operating as a contract brewing company for three and a half years, Funk Estate has purchased the equipment of the former Governor Brewery, located at 3/402 Great North Road. With a focus on spreading the reach of both bottle and keg sales around … Read more »

A look ahead to the New Year – Tuesday 29 December 2015

Press Release – MetService

The recent theme of warm and mostly dry weather is set to continue until the New Year. This news will no doubt be welcomed by holiday makers, but not be what farmers in already parched areas want to hear. Read more »

Name release Te Poi motorcycle fatal

Press Release – New Zealand Police

As they work to piece together the circumstances behind the districts 14th motorcycle death of the year, a senior Waikato Police officer says investigators have more questions than answers on the cause of the crash. Read more »

Clegg & Co final receivers report confirms partial payment

Article – BusinessDesk

Clegg & Co Finance final receivers report confirms investors got back 58.7 cents in the dollar Read more »

Know Your Limits and have no fear this New Year

Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand

Know Your Limits and have no fear this New Year Kiwis celebrating New Year with a social drink have nothing to fear from the lower drink-drive limit if they follow a simple rule of thumb. Hospitality New Zealands Know Your Limits campaign promotes … Read more »

New Zealand’s 20 toughest PR jobs for 2015

Press Release – BlacklandPR

New Zealands two toughest public relations challenges in 2015 were the debate over a new national flag, and a threat to poison baby formula with 1080. Read more »

Sky Tower show to light up Auckland’s New Year celebrations

Press Release – SKYCITY

The Sky Towers highly anticipated New Years Eve midnight display will soon light up Aucklands CBD and lead the world in welcoming the new year. Read more »

Richfield mulls takeover offer from Brierley’s Mercantile

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Richfield International, an ASX-listed shipping firm, urged shareholders to take no action while it reviews a takeover offer from veteran corporate raider Ron Brierley’s Mercantile Investment. Read more »

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