Archive for December, 2009

“Lean Guru” Masaaki Imai to visit New Zealand

Press Release – Kaizen

“Lean Guru” Masaaki Imai to visit New Zealand in March 2010 Founder of KAIZEN Institute to share LEAN management insights at three major centres Read more »

Triple X driver Baird named in New Year honours

Press Release – Tripple X Motorsport

Triple X Motorsport Porsche driver Craig Baird has been named in the 2010 New Year honours list for services to motorsport. Read more »

Announcing NZX Issue 89

Press Release – NZX Magazine

You can buy NZX from newsagents, dairies, and sex shops as well as online at www.nzxmag.co.nz . In 2010, well be doing what weve always done and what nobody else does. That is, presenting real New Zealand women and couples photographed in the nude! Read more »

Horses Deliver Almost $800k For Fixed Odds Punter

Press Release – TAB

For one very astute Auckland TAB punter, Christmas came late this year … but he wasn’t complaining. His $2,850 investment at the Ellerslie races on Monday earned him a cool $776,245 – a record fixed odds payout by the New Zealand TAB. Read more »

Tiki Taane Bio

Press Release – Parihaka International Peace Festival

Tiki (of Ngati Maniapoto) embarked on his solo artist career in January 2007 after eleven years playing to the world primarily as the captivating frontman for successful band Salmonella Dub. Releasing his debut album “Past Present Future” in November … Read more »

Teen Death Drives Friend To Cycle 2222 Kilometers

Press Release – Steve Chesterfield

When I was told my friend had 10 days to live, I jumped on a plane in Dubai where I was living at the time and returned home to Wellington to say goodbye to my dear friend Natalie Morgan, who I had grown up with since we were nippers. Read more »

Demand hots up for Stu’s Smokin’ Barbeque

Press Release – Moveable Feasts

Demand hots up for Stu’s Smokin’ Barbeque A New Zealand-designed and manufactured hot and cold smoking barbeque, is taking off with Kiwi barbeque enthusiasts. Stu Weatherhead, director of Moveable Feasts, one of Christchurch’s leading location … Read more »

Triathletes Ready For First Hit Out Of 2010

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand

Whangamata welcomes in the new year of Triathlon with round two of the Contact Tri Series on Sunday January 3rd with a stellar field of former and future stars is set to battle it out. Read more »

Big Day Out Timetable Released

Press Release – Big Day Out

BIG DAY OUT publishes its 2010 Auckland timetable today so eager fans can spend the next three weeks plotting their day at Mt Smart Stadium Friday 15 January. Read more »

Wotif.com Reveals the Top NZ NYE Destinations

Press Release – Wotif.com

Leading online accommodation provider Wotif.com has today announced the top destinations across New Zealand this New Years Eve, based on bookings. Read more »

“New Kiwis” flock to Treaty grounds

Press Release – Spotlight

Warm weather and $5 million dollars worth of new facilities seem to be finding favour with a new world of visitors to Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Admissions are up, and the faces are changing. Read more »

Teen Death Drives Friend To Cycle 2222 KM

Press Release – Fundraise Online

When I was told my friend had 10 days to live, I jumped on a plane in Dubai where I was living at the time and returned home to Wellington to say goodbye to my dear friend Natalie Morgan, who I had grown up with since we were nippers. Read more »

Cult US Blues Artist Charlie Parr In Concert

Press Release – Fireplace Recordings

This January, New Zealand blues fans will be treated to a unique double bill as cult American acoustic blues artist Charlie Parr appears in Auckland on Saturday January 30th with globetrotting UK / NZ blues band Storehouse, at Auckland’s Wine Cellar. Read more »

Ellerslie Fashion Winner Follows Sister’s Steps

Press Release – Auckland Racing Club

More than 25,000 punters streamed through the gates at Ellerslie today, as Auckland turned on the sun for the first day of The New Zealand Herald Christmas Carnival. Read more »

Auckland City Council looks at retail bond market

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 24 (BusinessWire) – Auckland City Council is looking to tap the retail market for funds again in a public bond offering. Read more »

Gull reduces pump prices for the holiday weekend

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Graham Stirk, Gull Retail Manager noted that Kiwi families will be travelling to be with family and friends during the weekend and this is Gull’s way of saying thank you for your support during the past year. Read more »

A corporate Christmas gift with a difference

Press Release – Telecom New Zealand

It’s been a tough year for many New Zealanders but thanks to a new take on corporate Christmas gifts, six kiwi charities have received an end of year bonus. Read more »

The Slenz Project Gets International Award

Press Release – SLENZ Project

A chance meeting in the virtual world of Second Life three years ago between Dr Clare Atkins, of the Nelson-Marlborough Institute of Technology, and education-online tools developer and Second Life builder Aaron Griffiths came to a climax yesterday with … Read more »

Banks deliver $2.2 billion Xmas bonus to NZ

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 23 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand’s four largest foreign-owned banks have thrown in the towel and settled tax avoidance disputes with the Inland Revenue Department for more than $2.2 billion in what is believed to be the largest commercial settlement … Read more »

Eden Park Trust Board appoints David Kennedy

Press Release – Eden Park Trust Board

23 December 2009 – Auckland, New Zealand – The Eden Park Trust Board, which governs and operates the stadium set to be the centrepiece of Rugby World Cup 2011, today announced the appointment of Mr David Kennedy as Chief Executive Officer. Read more »

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