Archive for December, 2014

Insurer AMI warns of busy time for burglaries over summer

Press Release – IAG New Zealand

Media release: IAG New Zealand

Insurer AMI warns of busy time for burglaries over summer

While many of us take a break over the summer insurer AMI is warning holiday-makers to take care before they head off, as burglars are priming themselves for a busy time of year. Read more »

Operation Lena – Murder Charges Laid

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Operation Lena – Murder Charges Laid
Auckland City Police can confirm that the two men Police were looking for have presented at Auckland Central Police Station and have been arrested and charged with the murder of Ihaia Gillman-Harris. Read more »

New Year’s Honours recognise service to Pacific Community

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Year’s Honours recognise service to Pacific Community

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga welcomes the New Year’s Honours awarded to people who have served the Pacific community. Read more »

Ethnic honours recipients congratulated

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Ethnic honours recipients congratulated
Ethnic Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga congratulates the recipients of New Year’s Honours who have served their ethnic communities. Read more »

DOC warns large great white shark seen in upper Waitemata

Press Release – Department of Conservation

DOC Media Release

Wednesday December 31, 2014

DOC warns large great white shark seen in upper Waitemata Harbour Read more »

St John Ambulance Geared to Manage the Country’s New Year

Press Release – St John

MEDIA RELEASE 31/12/14

St John Ambulance Geared to Manage the Country’s New Year Revelry

On New Year’s Eve between the hours of 10pm and 2am St John’s job rate will triple and a high percentage of those incidents will be related to alcohol. Read more »

Police urge two men to come forward – Operation Lena

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police urge two men to come forward

The Operation Lena investigation team have identified the two men seen in CCTV footage at the Epsom motel where 54 year old Ihaia Gillman-Harris was assaulted. Read more »

NEW ZEALAND NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST 2015

Press Release – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

NEW ZEALAND NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST 2015

The New Zealand Order of Merit

The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: Read more »

Woosh FY sales fall 14% on waning customer numbers

Article – BusinessDesk

Woosh annual sales fall on dwindling customer numbers, parent accounts show

By Paul McBeth

Dec. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Woosh Wireless, the internet service provider, reported a 14 percent drop in annual sales as it shed customers, while clamping down on costs to limit losses, according to its parent company’s financial statements. Read more »

Economy drives high road toll, says safety campaigner

Press Release – Dog And Lemon Guide

Economy drives high road toll, says safety campaigner
The booming economy was probably to blame for this year’s higher road toll, says the car review website dogandlemon.com. Read more »

Emirates rounds off 2014 as world’s largest wide-body airlin

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates rounds off 2014 as world’s largest wide-body airline

Emirates will round off 2014 as the airline with the world’s largest wide-body passenger fleet of 218 aircraft, in addition to 14 freighters. Read more »

Operation Lena (Ihaia Gillman-Harri Homicide) Update

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Operation Lena update

Police investigating the homicide of 54 year old Ihaia Gillman-Harris have made significant progress over the last 24 hours as a result of publicity seeking information to identify two men seen in CCTV footage at the Epsom motel where Mr Gillman-Harris was assaulted on 27 December. A number of people have been spoken to which has helped advance the investigation. Read more »

Military shell located – Onehunga – Auckland City

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Military shell located – Onehunga – Auckland City

Police have been called to an address in Onehunga where an occupant has found an old military shell whuile clearing out a building. The Defence bomb disposal team has been notified and is on the way to remove the item. No evacuations have taken place and there is no danger to the public. Read more »

Most successful doubles team ever joins 2015 Heineken Open

Press Release – NZ Festival of Tennis

Most successful doubles team of all time added to 2015 Heineken Open

Adding to what is already the best ever Heineken Open field, which includes seven top 20 ranked players, organisers of the Heineken Open today announced that the most successful doubles team of all time, and current world number one pairing, Mike and Bob Bryan, will compete for the title. Read more »

Burglar arrested in the water – Waitakere

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Burglar arrested in the water – Waitakere

Waitemata Police thank members of the public for their assistance for an unusual arrest on Monday 29 December. Read more »

Police name two deceased on Manukau Bar

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police name two deceased on Manukau Bar

Waitemata Police can name the two deceased in the Manukau Harbour following a boating incident on Monday afternoon as Terangi Woonton (59) and Kairangi Samuela (53). Three others, aged 34, 49 and 47 are being treated in hospital. Read more »

Mitre 10 (NZ) posts profit, sales rise in tight DIY market

Article – BusinessDesk

Mitre 10 (NZ) posts profit as sales rise in competitive DIY retailing market

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Mitre 10 (New Zealand), the cooperative that services the Mitre 10 hardware chain, turned to a full-year profit, saying it is holding its own in the DIY market where it competes with the Bunnings and Placemakers stores. Read more »

New Residential Building Law Effective 1 Jan 2015

Press Release – Builderscrack

New Residential Building Law Effective 1 Jan 2015
For release: Immediately
Date: 30 December 2014

In a move to protect homeowners, the Government will from the start of 2015, require builders to keep and produce written records of any residential work valued at over $30,000. Read more »

igher Salaries not Solution to Beating Staff Shortage – CEO

Press Release – Impact PR

Higher Salaries not Solution to Beating Staff Shortage – CEO
By Fleur Revell
30 December 2014

No matter what your industry, a chronic skill shortage can threaten growth and future prospects, making it important to lay a long-lasting foundation that will help provide companies with quality employees for many years to come. Read more »

NZ dollar rises to 7-yr high vs. yen amid Abenomics stimulus

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar rises to 7-year high vs. yen as Abenomics stimulus seen continuing

By Tina Morrison

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose to a seven-year high against the yen after the Japanese government approved a stimulus package at the weekend that weakened its currency. Read more »

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