Archive for December, 2010

$12.9 Million Christmas Bonus For Akld Lotto

Press Release – New Zealand Lotteries Commission

25 December 2010 $12.9 Million Christmas Bonus For Akld Lotto Powerball Player Christmas night has bought a very special late present to one lucky Lotto Powerball player who bought a ticket in North Shore City, after winning $12.9 million on tonight’s … Read more »

Police kept busy with alcohol fueled violence

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The Far North Police have been kept busy following a spate of serious alcohol fuelled offences. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks fall, paced by AMP; Wrightson jumps

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 24 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks fell as pre-Christmas inertia sapped early gains established after China’s Agria Corp. and New Hope Group teamed up to take control of PGG Wrightson Ltd. Australian wealth manager AMP Ltd. paced decliners … Read more »

Cordons lifted after Remuera Bomb threat

Press Release – New Zealand Police

All cordons have been lifted in Remuera after a specialist search team cleared the area. Police were responding to a telephoned threat that an explosive device had been planted in a reasonably specific area. Read more »

Transpower lets Auckland contracts worth $173M

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 24 (BusinessDesk) – State-owned national grid operator Transpower Ltd. has let around a third of the contracts by value for a critical part of the $500 million Auckland transmission upgrade to a group of Australian and European suppliers. Read more »

Bomb threat in the Remuera shopping centre

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Remuera Road in the vicinity of Clonbern and Victoria Roads has been closed. No device has been located but specialist search team members will need to clear the area before it can be reopened. Police are aware of the impact that the closure will have on … Read more »

Christmas May Be Familiar But Always Gives Hope

Press Release – Anglican Diocese of Auckland

The Anglican Bishop of Auckland, The Right Reverend Ross Bay, says the Christmas story may be familiar, but is a continual source of hope. Read more »

TV 3 screens and then laughs at a child abuse skit

Press Release – 24-7

An Auckland Family Counsellor is appalled at the actions of the TV 3 Nightline programme, who featured a internet-based comedy skit in which a 6 year old child and a father are depicted joking about the sexual abuse of the child, on 23/12/10. Read more »

New Zealand’s Unofficial Beach Cricket Champs

Press Release – Auckland Racing Club

New Zealand’s Unofficial Beach Cricket Champs Beach Beats & BBQs – Boxing Day Races at Ellerslie It’s one place where New Zealanders are world class at cricket. The beach. So New Zealand ’s Unofficial Beach Cricket Championship is being launched … Read more »

Auckland Airport’s November traffic stoked by China, Korea

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport Ltd.’s overseas passenger traffic rose 3.8% in November, driven by visitors from China and South Korea. Read more »

Vector mulls appeal options on regulated pricing decision

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Vector Ltd., the Auckland electricity and gas distribution company, is considering its options for challenging the Commerce Commission’s final decisions on natural monopolies’ allowable rates of return. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Freightways paces gainers

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks rose for a second session after weaker-than-expected third-quarter economic growth figures failed to dent investor appetite for higher-yielding stocks. Freightways Ltd. paced gainers on the exchange while Vector Ltd. fell. Read more »

Work and higher education package for young Pacific people

Press Release – Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs

FOUR agencies with track records in motivating, training and matching people to jobs will be working together in a new approach to sustainable employment and/or higher education for hundreds of young Pacific people in Auckland. Read more »

Maori Television Highlights

Press Release – Maori Television Service

Former All Black and MTS funny man Glen Osborne takes viewers on a heartfelt and hilarious tour of our country’s Maori rugby clubs. Full of tough rugby, tall tales, a few famous faces and plenty of kai, this is appointment viewing for all lovers … Read more »

DOC clamps down on offenders taking seafood

Press Release – Department of Conservation

DOC clamps down on offenders taking seafood from Long Bay Marine Reserve Anyone who attempts to take seafood from Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve this summer is likely to get caught, the Department of Conservation (DOC) warns. “We monitor and regularly … Read more »

Look Forward to an Exciting New Year

Press Release – Whangarei Art Museum

– Look Forward to an Exciting New Year – – Art Museum to be re-sited to Town Basin Read more »

New council should put up economic recovery plan

Press Release – Auckland City Council

News that GDP shrank in the third quarter and that the country neared a double-dip recession as well as relatively weak pre-Christmas consumer spending is proof enough that New Zealand now needs the new Auckland Council to positively contribute to the … Read more »

Public fireworks display to welcome the new year

Press Release – Auckland City Council

Auckland will welcome 2011 with the biggest fireworks display since the millennium celebrations. The countdown to 2011 will be marked by two coordinated pyrotechnic displays – one from Sky City’s Sky Tower and another from two barges anchored … Read more »

Dorchester Pacific convinces 15% of noteholders to take cash

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Dorchester Pacific Ltd., the finance company that persuaded investors to give it a third chance to restructure itself, has convinced 15% of noteholders to take a deeply discounted cash offer. Read more »

Dedicated Rescue Chopper For Coromandel Takes Flight

Press Release – Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust

Dedicated Rescue Chopper For Coromandel Takes Flight One of the two Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopters takes flight on Boxing Day to help cope with the emergencies of Coromandel’s rapidly swelling summer population during the holiday period. The … Read more »

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