Archive for December, 2018

National to hold Education meetings across NZ

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye will hold public meetings throughout New Zealand to listen to parents and teachers concerns and views on education issues. The meetings will have a particular focus on the Tomorrow’s Schools Review. Read more »

Shortlist for 2019 NZer of the Year Award announced

Press Release – New Zealander Of The Year Awards

The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office is pleased to announce the 10 people shortlisted for the 2019 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award. Read more »

New Year’s Eve 2019 in Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Council

What you need to know about
New Year’s Eve 2019 in Auckland
Auckland will be the first major city in the world to welcome in 2019. With several exciting events taking place, Auckland has cemented its growing reputation as a New Year’s Eve destination. Read more »

Air New Zealand celebrates the year in the air

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand celebrates the year in the air

As the year counts down, Air New Zealand has been crunching data from the past 12 months to reveal insights into travel trends and customers’ habits. Read more »

Trade Me’s top 10 listings for 2018 revealed

Press Release – Trade Me Limited

Trade Me’s top 10 listings for 2018 revealed

A piece of sandpaper, a wedding dress worn once by mistake and an XL condom have been named the most popular Trade Me Marketplace listings of 2018. Read more »

NZ companies not ready for Google voice search in 2019

Press Release – Insight Online

New Zealand companies not ready for Google voice search in 2019

While so many New Zealand companies are still getting to grips with accommodating mobile traffic to their websites in 2018, the next step in online marketing – voice search – is already on the horizon for 2019/2020, but only a tiny fraction of local firms are even giving it any thought. Read more »

Small writing centre sweeps board in national fiction award

Press Release – Creative Hub

The Creative Hub writing centre in Auckland has come up trumps in the nation’s premier short story competition announced this week, its writers winning First, Second and Third Prizes. Read more »

New Zealand’s 20 toughest PR jobs for 2018

Press Release – BlacklandPR

New Zealand’s 20 toughest PR jobs for 2018

New Zealand’s toughest public relations challenges this year were petrol price increases, the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak and Russell McVeagh’s sexual misconduct allegations. Read more »

Police lay charges after Otara stabbing incident

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police lay charges after Otara stabbing incident”

Attribute to Detective Inspector Tofilau Faa Vaaelua, Counties Manukau CIB Read more »

Retailers enjoy a Boxing Day bonanza

Article – BusinessDesk

Retailers enjoy a Boxing Day bonanza
By Jenny Ruth

Dec. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Boxing Day shopping proved to be another bonanza for retailers with spending through non-fuel merchants jumping 11.2 percent on the day compared with last year. Read more »

Sun and Heat on the Agenda as the Festivities Continue

Press Release – MetService

Sun and Heat on the Agenda as the Festivities Continue

With the holiday festivities in full swing, the country is set for plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures over the weekend, after what was a pretty wet Christmas day for many. Read more »

Animals always the losers on factory farms

Press Release – SAFE

Animals always the losers on factory farms, as fire rips through West Auckland poultry sheds
Approximately 50,000 chickens have been killed in a fire at a West Auckland poultry farm last night. The Stoney Creek factory farm, in Opanuku Rd, Henderson, supplies Tegel. Read more »

Boxing Day becoming more significant

Press Release – Paymark

Boxing Day becoming more significant

Thursday 27 December, 2018
Spending through Paymark at non-fuel merchants on Boxing Day was up strongly this year, rising by 11.2% on Boxing Day 2017. The $139.5 million spent was made up of $64.1 million on traditional debit cards and the remainder on credit cards or scheme contactless debit cards. Combined there were 2.5 million transactions. Read more »

Police continue to investigate unexplained death

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police continue to investigate unexplained death”

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Karen Bright, Counties Manukau Police: Read more »

Cannabis advertising shows lack of regulations

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Cannabis advertising shows lack of regulations

News that MedSafe is investigating cannabis billboard advertising in Auckland further confirms the lazy vacuum the Government has created for medicinal cannabis, National’s Associate Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says. Read more »

End of prison term but no end to persecution

Press Release – New Zealand Baha’i Community

End of prison term but no end to persecution

Auckland, New Zealand (Monday 24 December 2018)

As Afif Naeimi, 56, completes his prison sentence, Read more »

Infratil to help finance sale of NZ Bus to private equity

Article – BusinessDesk

Infratil to help finance sale of NZ Bus to private equity for up to $240M

By Paul McBeth

Dec. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Infratil has agreed to sell its NZ Bus unit to Next Capital for up to $240 million, but will help the Australian private equity firm pay for it. Read more »

First NZ Capital buys derivatives firm OMF

Article – BusinessDesk

By Pattrick Smellie

Dec. 24 (BusinessDesk) – First NZ Capital is adding derivatives trading to its bow with the purchase of specialist derivatives broking house OMF to achieve a strategic consolidation of New Zealand’s private wealth management and investor service providers. Read more »

Rosedale Road under Northern Motorway to be lowered

Press Release – NZTA

Rosedale Road under Northern Motorway to be lowered in January

Drivers are encouraged to plan their journeys around the North Shore suburb of Rosedale in early January because of construction work under the Northern Motorway. Read more »

Reward offered for information in Joanne Chatfield case

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Reward offered for information in Joanne Chatfield case”
Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Shaun Vickers, Counties Manukau East CIB: Read more »

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