Archive for December, 2015

Shortlist for New Zealander of the Year 2016

Press Release – BlacklandPR

Shortlist for New Zealander of the Year 2016

The New Zealander of the Year 2016 Awards Office is pleased to announce the 10 people being considered for the 2016 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year award. Read more »

Cooper Reclaims Honda Summercross Crown

Press Release – Bikesport NZ

Cooper Reclaims Honda Summercross Crown

DECEMBER 29, 2015: Summer has only just started to warm up, but already Bay of Plenty’s Cody Cooper is very hot indeed. Read more »

Motocrosser flown to hospital

Press Release – TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

Motocrosser flown to hospital

This afternoon the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to a motocross event at Manawahe in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, a 20 year old Auckland man had broken his leg during a race, he was also knocked unconscious. Read more »

Flower Show’s Hands in Your Pockets?

Press Release – Affordable Auckland

Flower Show’s Hands in Your Pockets?

Kate Hillier is one of the organisers of a new flower show to be held at Bastion Park in November 2016. Read more »

Auckland Trotting Cup returns to New Year’s Eve

Press Release – Alexandra Park

Auckland Trotting Cup returns to New Year’s Eve after 10 years

After 10 years the Auckland Cup is once again up for grabs at Alexandra Park on New Year’s Eve, with 31 December promising to deliver the country’s best harness racing and a big crowd. Read more »

The vegans prevail – Z to launch first vegan pie

Press Release – Z Energy

The vegans prevail – Z to launch first vegan pie

Sometimes competitions can throw up unexpected results and Z’s DIY Pie competition will see the company introduce its first ever vegan pie from 28 December. Read more »

Activists to tell Warkworth Rodeo; “Stop the Bullying”

Press Release – Direct Animal Action

Animal activists to tell Warkworth Rodeo; “Stop the Bullying”

This week on New Year’s Day, animal rights activists from the group Direct Animal Action will demonstrate outside the Warkworth Rodeo. Read more »

Muslim Kiwi youth countering terrorism

Press Release – Mustenser Qamar

Muslim Kiwi youth countering terrorism

Whilst many people will be fast asleep after the new year festivities; the Ahmadiyya Muslim Communities youth in Auckland will be up early in the morning to offer prayers for peace and harmony in the world. Read more »

65-year-old folksinger crowdfunds for a music video in 2016

Press Release – Howl Creative

65-year-old folksinger crowdfunds for a music video in 2016

On 27th December 2015, Bernie Griffen and the Thin Men are launching a crowdfunding campaign to produce a music video for their song Burial Ground. Read more »

Human Population Bomb is Ticking

Press Release – Tony Orman

Human Population Bomb is Ticking

The human population growth factor in global warming is being ignored says a Marlborough conservationist Tony Orman, also an author and immediate past chairman of the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of NZ (CORANZ). Read more »

Boxing Day Sales round out a strong December

Press Release – Paymark

Boxing Day Sales round out a strong December

Auckland, Monday 28 December 2015:

A record Boxing Day has helped provide many retailers with an additional boost with $151.7 million spent across the country – a 11.2% increase in spending year on year through the Paymark network. Read more »

Man sought by Police

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Man sought by Police

Auckland City Police want to locate and speak with the man pictured, 29 year-old John Fisiitalia, of Onehunga, in connection with an aggravated robbery incident that occurred on December 2 in Onehunga. Read more »

Slammer Christmas trade for Unity Books Wellington

Press Release – Unity Books

Slammer Christmas trade for Unity Books Wellington

Book-lovers congregated wilfully at Unity Books this December and broke several sales records (everything except the record for most copies of one single book, which is still held by Eleanor Catton for her 2013 Man Booker prize The Luminaries). The scanners were smoking and the air conditioning collapsed. Read more »

Christmas not always the most wonderful time of the year

Press Release – Youthline

Christmas not always the most wonderful time of the year

December 24, 2015

Youth development organisation Youthline is encouraging people to reach out if they’re feeling low this holiday season. Read more »

SuperGold services to Waiheke

Press Release – Auckland Council

SuperGold services to Waiheke

As a result of a competitive tender process Auckland Transport is pleased to announce that government funding for the SuperGold card off-peak transport scheme will be made available to two service providers Read more »

Christmas Eve transactions set new record

Press Release – Paymark

Christmas Eve transactions set new record

Auckland, 24 December 2015:

Christmas Eve is always the busiest shopping day of the year and 2015 is proving to be no different. Read more »

Two Licensed Building Practitioners fined for poor work

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two Licensed Building Practitioners fined for poor work

Two licensed building practitioners (LBPs) have been found guilty of poor quality work and fined by the Building Practitioners Board. Read more »

Two Licensed Building Practitioners fined for poor work

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Two Licensed Building Practitioners fined for poor work

Two licensed building practitioners (LBPs) have been found guilty of poor quality work and fined by the Building Practitioners Board. Read more »

Car rolled – Old North rd, Waimauku – Waitemata

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Car rolled – Old North rd, Waimauku – Waitemata

Police and other emergency services are at the scene of a car crash that happened at on Old North Rd, Waimauku. Read more »

Update: Dog shot during home invasion

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Update: Dog shot during home invasion

North Shore Police are speaking with nine people who, shortly after midnight, were threatened by a gun wielding man who invaded the home they were at on College Rd, Northcote. Read more »

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