Archive for December, 2019

Delport called up for Kings clash

Press Release – Auckland Cricket

A new year brings new hope and the Auckland ACES will look to kick off 2020 in style against the Canterbury Kings at the Outer Oval on Wednesday. Read more »

HEARTS settled for Magicians test

Press Release – Auckland Cricket

The Auckland HEARTS are unchanged for their New Year’s Day clash with the Canterbury Magicians in the Dream11 Super Smash. Read more »

Full New Year Honours List 2020

Press Release – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


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 »

Investigation continues into Papatoetoe deaths

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police continue to investigate the events surrounding the deaths of two people who were located at a Papatoetoe address yesterday morning. Read more »

Social entrepreneurs & innovation leads Pacific contribution

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says the New Year 2020 Honours List highlights the valuable contribution Pacific social entrepreneurs and innovators make to New Zealand, the Pacific region and the world. Read more »

NYE Free Family Fun at Alexandra Park

Press Release – Alexandra Park

Epsom, Auckland, December 2019. In addition to some great harness racing action that includes the high stakes Auckland Cup, New Year’s Eve at the races promises to have fun and celebrations for all the family and entry is absolutely FREE. Read more »

Gorge fatigue stop continues to have positive impact

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Rhythm and Vines revellers were welcomed to Tairāwhiti at a fatigue stop in the Waioeka Gorge with free coffee, food and information about the importance of taking a break when driving long distances. Read more »

Wide-ranging strategies & leadership needed for Smokefree NZ

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Tobacco prices are set to go up by just over 11 per cent on January 1, in the last of a series of annual tax-based price rises announced in the 2016 budget. A 25-pack of cigarettes will cost more than $40. Read more »

Social Credit Promises Action On Christchurch Rail Plan

Press Release – Social Credit

The government’s recently released draft NZ Rail Plan totally ignores the need for passenger rail in Christchurch.

While the former National government aimed to neuter rail, the new plan recognises the need for investment in rail – something the rest of the world has been doing for years – but the needs of Canterbury have been ignored. Read more »

Auckland psychiatrist Dr David Codyre awarded Order of Merit

Press Release – Total Healthcare

It is with absolute delight that Total Healthcare PHO announces that Dr David Codyre has today been awarded a New Year’s honour – he is now a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to mental health. Read more »

Fluffy Ducks for New Year

Press Release – Orana Wildlife Park

We’re taking the ‘kids’ to the pool tomorrow – five delightful 18-day-old whio/blue duck ducklings will have their first swimming lesson at Orana Wildlife Park in the morning. Whio are hunting ducks, so the youngsters must learn to find food and fend for themselves, as they will be released to the wild once mature. Read more »

What route would you like on Whangamata’s new boardwalk?

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

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‘Le Manu’ By Shepherds Reign

Press Release – Integrity Promotions

“Let the flame burn until we die”

Shepherds Reign is a Polynesian Metal band and seem to be a world first. The band is made up of 5 brothers, Pacific, Māori and Asian, who are united in their passion for writing and performing hard hitting music that expresses where they are from and shares their life experiences. Read more »

Serious incident – Papatoetoe

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are currently at the scene of a serious incident on Sunnyside Crescent, Papatoetoe.

Shortly after 9.50am, Police received a report that a body was located inside a property. Read more »

Surf Life Saving Northern Region – Summary 29 December

Press Release – Surf Life Saving New Zealand

As yesterday, Sunday 29 December was also relatively incident-free across the Northern Region beaches.

Across the Region, lifeguards and other volunteers put in more than 3000 hours in patrols and carried out more than 700 preventative actions involving over 3300 people. Read more »

Name release – Kai Iwi Lakes

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can now name the person who died at Kai Iwi Lakes on 25 December.

He was Hanbo Bao (known as Campbell), aged 44, from Albany. Read more »

Gummy Bears

Press Release – Gummy Bears

Vegan sticker activist group Gummy Bears have placed 38 stickers on STOP signs in and around Warkworth and adjacent north Auckland towns, urging locals to ‘STOP WARKWORTH RODEO’, referring to the annual event on public land managed by Auckland Council. Read more »

Boxing Day tops busy season for merchants

Press Release – Paymark

A merry time was had by shoppers and merchants this year, across the Paymark network. A new peak spend was reached on Friday 20 December and spending over the six weeks leading into Christmas Day was up an underlying 4.6% on last year to $8,887 million. Read more »

Loss of Coromandel rescue helicopter a cruel blow

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

For the first time in many years there will be no emergency rescue helicopter stationed in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula this summer, Coromandel’s MP Scott Simpson says. Read more »

Publicised P lab sells above CV at auction

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

The sale price of a well-publicised former P lab in South Auckland blew all expectations, selling at auction for $880,000 – well clear of its $855,000 2017 CV. Read more »

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