Archive for January, 2014

NZ dollar heads for 1.3 percent weekly decline on TWI basis

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 1.3 percent weekly decline on TWI basis after central bank meetings

By Paul McBeth

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.3 percent fall on a trade-weighted basis this week after the Reserve Bank kept interest rates on hold and the Federal Reserve trimmed another US$10 billion from its bond buying programme. Read more »

McKay appointed to the boards of IAG and AMI Insurance

Press Release – IAG New Zealand

January 31, 2014

Leading insurance group IAG has appointed Doug McKay as a non-executive director to its New Zealand subsidiary boards (IAG New Zealand Limited and AMI Insurance Limited), effective 10 February 2014. Read more »

Baauer and Ryan Hemsworth Hit New Zealand For Three Shows

Press Release – Olivia Young

Baauer and Ryan Hemsworth Hit New Zealand For Three Shows

NYC club-killer and soundcloud poster-boy BAAUER — responsible for the world-smash internet sensation and #1 Billboard Hot 100 track Harlem Shake — is set to hit New Zealand for three shows co-headlining with awesomely irreverent, genre-bending Canadian DJ/producer RYAN HEMSWORTH. Read more »

Love Boat Captain shares tips for romance before he sails

Press Release – MG Media

As the countdown to Valentine’s Day gets underway, one of the best known Captains of Romance, the Love Boat’s Captain Merrill Stubing, is dusting off his famous uniform to bring his unique brand of love Down Under. Read more »

Police charge driver over fatal Kumeu van crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police News Alert Issued *** 3.15pm, January 31st (Friday) ***”

Police investigating a van crash that killed two young people in Kumeu last August have charged the driver of the vehicle. Read more »

First Partnership School to open today

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Hekia Parata
Minister of Education

31 January 2013

First Partnership School to open today

The first of five Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua will be opened today in Auckland by Prime Minister John Key. Read more »

Kitten loses eye, owner fails to seek treatment

Press Release – SPCA Auckland

Botany Downs woman Genevieve Forde claims she couldn’t afford treatment for her kitten’s severely infected and ruptured eye, leaving the kitten half-blind as a result. Read more »

Three Sleeps ’til The National!

Press Release – The Label

Three Sleeps ’til The National!

+ New Single Released Monday Feb 3rd

‘I Need My Girl’ is the new single released on Monday via iTunes – with a B-side ‘Learning’, a cover of a Perfume Genius song. Read more »

Rotary NZ supporting Tonga reconstruction after Cyclone Ian

Press Release – Rotary New Zealand

Rotary New Zealand supporting Tonga in its reconstruction following Cyclone Ian

Rotary New Zealand is responding to the long term affects of Cyclone Ian that devastated the islands of Ha’apai and Vava’u in Tonga on 11 January 2014. Read more »

2013 calendar year sets records for Auckland Airport

Press Release – Auckland Airport

31 January 2014

Auckland Airport has announced today that 14,424,473 passengers (excluding transits) used Auckland Airport in 2013, comprising 7,501,859 international passengers and 6,922,614 domestic passengers. Read more »

Hirepool Gets Good Kiwi Blokes Pete and Andy On Board

Press Release – Hirepool Limited

31 January 2014

Hirepool Gets Good Kiwi Blokes Pete and Andy On Board

Popular TV personalities Pete and Andy Walker have climbed on board the Hirepool wagon. Read more »

Police warn tradesmen and home builders on the North Shore

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police News Alert Issued *** 1.55pm, January 31st (Friday) ***”

Police are warning tradespeople and anyone building a new house to be extra vigilant with tools, materials and appliances, following a spate of thefts from North Shore building sites. Read more »

SKYCITY Hotel tops Travelbug Awards

Press Release – Travelbug

31 January 2014

SKYCITY Hotel tops Travelbug Awards

SKYCITY Auckland has topped the 2014 Travelbug Awards announced today, ranking it as the country’s number one New Zealand accommodation provider based on popularity and guest reviews. Read more »

Peaches come early for Wattie’s – an historic milestone

Press Release – Wattie’s

Peaches come early for Wattie’s – an historic milestone

For the first time in its history Wattie’s is canning peaches in January. For almost 80 years peaches have not processed until the second week in February. Read more »

2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Paralympic Showdown

Press Release – Oceanbridge Sail Auckland

2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland: Paralympic Showdown

31 January 2014

Oceanbridge Sail Auckland 2014, sailed at the home club of Auckland’s disabled sailing programme, is about to play host to one of New Zealand’s biggest ever Paralympic Class fleets. Four 2.4mR, four SKUD 18 and two Sonars will take part in the regatta which kicks off tomorrow. Read more »

Brown’s office has as many staff as the Prime Minister

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

31 January 2014

Reacting to this morning’s report in the National Business Review that Auckland Mayor, Len Brown, has as many staff in his office as the Prime Minister, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

Inflationary pressures an ‘important risk’ to pace of growth

Article – BusinessDesk

New Zealand inflationary pressures an ‘important risk’ to pace of growth, Wheeler says

By Paul McBeth

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Rising inflationary pressures exacerbated by accelerating building activity pose a threat to New Zealand’s economic growth and warrant a return to more normal interest rates, Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says. Read more »

NZ Eventing Heads to Next Level

Press Release – Equestrian Sports New Zealand

31 January 2014

NZ Eventing Heads to Next Level

Changes to New Zealand Eventing’s performance programme look set to ensure the nation stays in its premium spot of having top-class riders winning on the world stage for some time to come. Read more »

World renowned mathematician at MIT for barista training

Press Release – Manukau Institute of Technology

31 January 2014

World renowned mathematician lands at MIT for barista training

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) was the destination of choice for decorated academic Professor Sir Vaughan Jones, who is keen to add the perfect latte to his skill set. Read more »

Citylife Achieves Top Hotel For Families Award For Wgtn

Press Release – Heritage Hotels

CITYLIFE ACHIEVES TOP HOTEL FOR FAMILIES AWARD FOR WELLINGTON – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CityLife Wellington A Heritage Hotel has received a ‘Top Hotel for Families’ award in the 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards. The hotel is the only Wellington property to make the list, out of 25 hotels selected nationwide. Read more »

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