Archive for December, 2014

Fatal boat accident – additional info – Manukau Harbour

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Fatal boat accident – additional info – Manukau Harbour – Counties Manukau

Further to the earlier alert about the fatal boat accident in the Manukau Harbour, there were a total of 5 people on the boat. Read more »

Fatal boating accident – Manukau Harbour – Counties Manukau

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Fatal boating accident – Manukau Harbour – Counties Manukau

Two people are dead and two are being flown to hospital by helicopter after a boat was swamped while crossing the Manukau Bar this afternoon. Emergency services were notified at about 3:30pm after a passing boat located several people in the water. Read more »

Police thank public for information in homicide case

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police thank public for information in homicide case

The investigation into the death of Ihaia Gillman-Harris continues today. A post mortem examination has been conducted on Mr Gillman-Harris’s body which has confirmed that he died of blunt force trauma to the head. Police will not comment on whether any weapons were used. Read more »

YEAR IN REVIEW: NZ economy rocks on as milk’s star fades

Article – BusinessDesk

YEAR IN REVIEW: NZ economy rocks on as milk’s star fades

By Fiona Rotherham

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – 2014 was a year of the rockstar economy where New Zealand was a top performer compared to other OECD countries with an annualised GDP growth rate of 3.5 percent while inflation remained in check. Read more »

Pengxin’s Milk NZ unit triples annual sales, profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Pengxin’s Milk NZ unit triples sales, profit after buying farms

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Shanghai Pengxin’s Milk New Zealand Holding unit tripled its sales and profit last year after acquiring a controlling interest in Canterbury-based Synlait Farms and agreeing to extend its land holdings with farm acquisitions in Northland and near Taupo. Read more »

New Year’s Day Clean-up by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Press Release – Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ

Media Release For public release – 29 December 2014

New Year’s Day Clean-up by Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Keeping up with New Zealand’s ‘Clean Green’ image, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in New Zealand believes in setting the pace for the rest of the country to keep our beautiful environment clean by organising a clean-up programme on New Year’s day. Read more »

New Year’s Eve Weather Forecast

Press Release – MetService

New Year’s Eve

The last few days of 2014 are set to see high pressure move away from the country, allowing some wetter and windier weather to push back across New Zealand from the Tasman Sea and making it a soggy start to 2015 for some. Read more »

Infratil and NZ Super to acquire RetireAustralia

Press Release – Infratil

Infratil and NZ Super to acquire RetireAustralia

24 December 2014

A consortium owned 50% by Infratil Limited and 50% by the New Zealand Superannuation Fund has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire 100% of RetireAustralia. Read more »

Foreign Control Watchdog 137 – December 2014

Press Release – Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

Foreign Control Watchdog 137 – December 2014

What’s That Terrible Smell? The 2014 Election by Murray Horton Read more »

Short list for New Zealander of the Year 2015

Press Release – New Zealander Of The Year Awards

29 December 2014
Short list for New Zealander of the Year 2015

The New Zealander of the Year 2015 Awards Office is pleased to announce the approved list of 10 people being considered for the 2015 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. Read more »

Mount Maunganui New Year’s Eve: Important information

Press Release – Tauranga City Council

Media Release: Sunday 28 December 2014

Mount Maunganui New Year’s Eve: Important information

It’s become a kiwi tradition for thousands of kiwis who flock to Mount Maunganui to welcome in the New Year. Read more »

SLAM Volleyball Festival hits Mission Bay in January

Press Release – SLAM volleyball festival

AUCKLAND, GET READY…

SLAM Festival, the largest social volleyball festival in the Southern Hemisphere, hits Mission Bay in January Read more »

Auckland’s skyline set to dazzle with light display on NYE

Press Release – Sky City

MEDIA ADVISORY
27 December 2014

Auckland’s skyline set to dazzle with light display on New Year’s Eve

Auckland will countdown to the New Year with an amazing light display on the stem of the Sky Tower, ending in a fireworks extravaganza. Read more »

NZ dollar rises to fresh nine-year high against Aussie

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar rises to fresh nine-year high against Aussie

By Tina Morrison

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar touched a fresh nine-year high against the Australian dollar as weaker commodity prices weigh more heavily on the Australian economy. Read more »

Dangerous offender arrested – Mt Roskill

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Dangerous offender arrested – Mt Roskill – National Alerts

Good Samaritan tackles violent offender for police Auckland police have charged an Auckland Man with a number of violent offences relating to numerous victims across Auckland. Read more »

Epsom Homicide investigation continues

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Epsom Homicide investigation continues


A photo of Mr Gillman-Harris Read more »

All roads lead to Gisborne – Rhythm & Vines starts tomorrow

Press Release – New Zealand Police

All roads lead to Gisborne

Police are warning New Year festival-goers on their way to Gisborne to expect heavy traffic and to drive sensibly. Read more »

Update on unexplained death, Manurewa

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Update on unexplained death, Manurewa

A post mortem has been conducted which has established that the man died of a medical event and the death is no longer being treated as suspicious. However Police will continue their investigation on behalf of the Coroner to establish what happened at the address prior to the man’s death. Read more »

Unexplained death, Manurewa

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Unexplained death, Manurewa
27 December 2014

Just before 8pm tonight Police were called to a disorder incident at a residential address in Manurewa. Upon arrival an unconscious man was located. Read more »

Media stand up – Operation Lena

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Media stand up – Operation Lena

A media stand up will be held at the Auckland Central Police Station at 3:30pm with Detective Inspector Scott Beard regarding the death of a 54 year old man in Epsom. Read more »

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