Archive for December, 2016

Victim of Cromwell motorcycle crash named

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The motorcyclist killed in a crash in Cromwell early this morning was 37-year-old local man Scott Alexander Mackenzie. Read more »

While you were sleeping: Stocks, oil, dollar slip

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Equities, oil and the US dollar weakened as investors took some profits in year-end trading. Read more »

Missing motorcylist from Aoraki Mt Cook

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Lucas Sven Halgren, known as Sven has been missing since December 27th. Sven is a 24-year-old man who was last seen on his motorbike, a blue Suzuki 650 road bike, licence plate unknown. Sven is currently living and working at Aoraki Mt Cook. Read more »

OceanaGold Commences Milling at Haile Gold Mine

Press Release – Oceana Gold

(MELBOURNE) OceanaGold Corporation (TSX/ASX/NZX: OGC) (the Company) is pleased to announce the commencement of milling at the Haile Gold Mine. Read more »

Wgtn’s Habitual Fix on Featherston liquidated

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Wellington’s Habitual Fix on Featherston Street has been placed into liquidation after seeing a significant drop in turnover following November’s earthquakes, with the government’s business support package not applicable as it’s … Read more »

Politicians split on extra test for dumping penalties

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Parliament’s commerce select committee was split on a bill which seeks to introduce an additional test before anti-dumping penalties can be imposed, with opposition MPs opposed, in the run-up to a formal investigation into … Read more »

State Highway 1 Hundalee to Kaikoura reopens 3 pm

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency reopened State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura this afternoon at 3 pm. The highway was closed before 8 am after 15 to 20 mm of rain fell over a short period with minor rockfalls triggered by the rain. Read more »

Stricken Salmon farm gets a Special Christmas delivery

Press Release – NZ Fish and Game Council

Smiles beamed from the faces of the owners and staff at the Paringa Salmon Farm caf recently when two loads of replacement fish were delivered by Fish & Game staff. Read more »

Police attend serious crash near Ninety Mile Beach

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are responding to a crash on Te Paki Stream Road, which is one of the main access roads to Ninety Mile Beach. Read more »

Name release – fatal Ashhurst crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can now name the person who died in a crash near Ashhurst on Sunday 26 December. Read more »

Face-Certification or Organic-Certification

Press Release – Roebuck Farm

Canada’s Curtis Stone, aka ” The Urban Farmer “, will arrive in NZ in February to present a four day masterclass at Roebuck Farm in Taranaki. Read more »

Bapcor closes in on control of Hellaby

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – ASX-listed auto-parts company Bapcor is creeping closer to control of Hellaby Holdings, building a 47.5 percent stake according to its latest disclosure this morning. Read more »

One step back

Article – CMC Markets

After several recent steps forward Asia Pacific markets may come under selling pressure today following negative overnight leads. US indices pulled back from all-time highs, and currencies and commodities largely marked time as professional investors tweaked … Read more »

Hawera crash victim named

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can release the name of the car driver who died following a crash involving a tanker truck at Hawera yesterday. Read more »

Police acknowledge holiday road toll

Press Release – New Zealand Police

We are just halfway through the holiday period and the toll is already equal with last year. Read more »

Nelson receives one of the top Community Awards for 2016

Press Release – Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust

The Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust has been recognised by the New Zealander of the Year Awards Office. Read more »

Reports of weakening Chinese yuan weigh on Australia

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained against its trans-Tasman counterpart as reports of a depreciating Chinese yuan weighed on investors’ outlook for the Australian economy. Read more »

Closure of State Highway 1 Hundalee to Kaikoura this morning

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency closed State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura this morning before 8 am after 15 to 20 mm of rain fell over a short period, increasing the possibility of rockfalls. After the closure there were some minor rockfalls. Read more »

The Difference with Men and Women

Press Release – Canstar Blue

In a series of surveys conducted throughout the year and involving over 2,000 Kiwis, Canstar Blue often uncover some surprising and not so surprising facts about the men and women of New Zealand. Read more »

New self-service mobile kiosks enhance check-in experience

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has rolled out its first mobile self-service check-in kiosks, in preparation for expected record passenger numbers through the international terminal this summer. Read more »

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