Archive for November, 2013

Fogg by a Fraction at Pukekohe

Press Release – Veritas Communications Ltd

Fogg by a Fraction as Toyota Finance 86 Championship Qualifies at Pukekohe

It doesn’t get much closer: championship leader Angus Fogg has taken pole for the first race of the second round of the inaugural Toyota Finance 86 Championship. Read more »

Burling and Tuke named House of Travel Sailor of the Year

Press Release – Yachting New Zealand

Yachting New Zealand
Media Release
30 NOV 2013
Burling and Tuke named 2013 House of Travel Sailor of the Year

On the golden anniversary of the Award the prestigious 2013 House of Travel Sailor of the Year has gone to Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. Read more »

Hekia Parata: Speech to the Iwi Chairs Forum

Speech – New Zealand Government

Hekia Parata
Minister for Education

28 November, 2013

Speech to the Iwi Chairs Forum

Five years ago New Zealanders overwhelmingly voted National into Government. Read more »

Minister launches new captioning service

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Craig Foss
Minister of Broadcasting

29 November, 2013

Minister launches new captioning service

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has acknowledged the work of NZ On Air and the Media Access Charitable Trust as New Zealand’s captioning service moves out of TVNZ after 25 years. Read more »

Fonterra spends another A$14.7 mln to lift Bega stake

Article – BusinessDesk

Fonterra spends another A$14.7 mln to lift Bega stake

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, spent another A$14.7 million to lift its stake in Australian dairy company Bega Cheese this week, paying a premium to do so. Read more »

Walking Stars – NZ’s first half-marathon walk at night

Press Release – Cancer Society New Zealand

Friday 29 November, 2013
Walking Stars – New Zealand’s first half-marathon walk at night
An inaugural event, Walking Stars has so far raised more than $230,000
Auckland City will host a walking half marathon with a twist – it will happen at night! Read more »

This week on Q+A

Press Release – TVNZ

This week on Q+A
We’re live from the banks of the Avon River in Christchurch for this final programme of 2013.

Next year, the rebuild of Christchurch promises a brighter economic future for us all but it’s a rebuild born out of frustration and a complex
recovery given the number of parties involved – for many Cantabrians it’s difficult to know where to go for answers or simply a decision. Read more »

New Zealand Captioning Award Winners Announced for 2013

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Friday, 29th November 2013

New Zealand Captioning Award Winners Announced for 2013

The Captioning Working Group, with membership from Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand, The Hearing Association New Zealand and The National Foundation for the Deaf have announced the winners of the New Zealand Captioning Awards 2013 today at a special ceremony held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland. Read more »

North Island Grid Upgrade Project paper published

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Commerce Commission publishes North Island Grid Upgrade Project paper
The Commerce Commission is seeking views on Transpower’s application to amend the allowance approved for the North Island Grid Upgrade Project (NIGU Project). Read more »

Jail term for drug trafficker

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

Jail term for drug trafficker

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A 38 year-old Singaporean drug trafficker was sentenced to four years and one month in prison today in Manukau District Court for importing nearly 50 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of between $30,000 and $50,000. Read more »

Green Party Leadership FEC (frequently expressed concerns)

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party Leadership FEC (frequently expressed concerns)

David Hay, who challenged Russel Norman for the Green party co-leadership this week, today responded to concerns that have been expressed by Green Party members on Facebook and elsewhere after he announced his leadership bid. Read more »

Strong Opening to Welsh International for Kiwis

Press Release – Badminton NZ

29 November 2013

Strong Opening to Welsh International for Kiwis

New Zealand enjoyed a strong start to the Welsh International Badminton Tournament in Cardiff overnight, with wins in women’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles. Read more »

Man arrested for importing credit card details

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

29 November 2013

Man arrested for importing credit card details

An Auckland man is before the courts facing 59 charges relating to the importation and fraudulent use of credit card details. Read more »

French naval vessel to make port of call in Auckland

Press Release – Embassy of France to New Zealand

French naval vessel “Prairial” to make port of call in Auckland


From December 4th to 9th, French Patrol Boat “Prairial” and its 94 sailors will conduct a routine visit in Auckland while on a maritime surveillance mission to New Zealand. Read more »

Airport welcomes further Chinese New Year charter flights

Press Release – Auckland Airport

29 November 2013

Airport welcomes further Chinese New Year charter flights

Auckland Airport has today welcomed the announcement of two more return charter flights from China for the 2014 Chinese New Year holiday period. Read more »

Community information day on SH2/SH25 intersection plans

Press Release – NZTA

Community information day on SH2/SH25 intersection plans

An information day will be held on Friday 13 December 2013 to give the community and the wider public an opportunity to provide comment on the proposed plan to upgrade the current Highway 2 (SH2) and State Highway 25 (SH25) intersection, north of Mangatarata, to a roundabout. Read more »

Submission to Finance and Expenditure Committee

Press Release – New Economics Party

Submission to Finance and Expenditure Committee

Re Petition 2011/78 of Deirdre Kent and 877 others

Thank you for the opportunity to present my submission.
I wish to appear before your committee in a session open to the public.
Submission on the Petition of Deirdre Kent and 877 others, which asked: Read more »

One Hawke’s Bay will strengthen regional decision-making

Press Release – NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

One Hawke’s Bay will strengthen local and regional decision making and service delivery

29 November 2013

“Unifying the Hawke’s Bay’s five councils to create a single Hawke’s Bay unitary authority supported by nine councillors and 37 local Read more »

Auckland’s experiences first Colour Powder Fun Run

Press Release – Colour My Run New Zealand

Auckland’s experiences first Colour Powder Fun Run



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Create Your Own ‘Round the World’ Fare with Student Flights

Press Release – Student Flights

Create Your Own ‘Round the World’ Fare with Student Flights 

Student Flights, New Zealand’s dedicated youth and adventure travel retailer, has released ‘Round the World Fares’ specifically for Kiwi travellers looking to travel to multiple destinations on one ticket. Read more »

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