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Archive for January, 2011

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks fall on Egyptian unrest: FBU drops

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks fell as investors fled higher yielding, or riskier, assets amid fears Egypt’s political turmoil will spread to other countries in the region. Fletcher Building Ltd. paced decliners on the exchange, while DNZ … Read more »

DUAL Gallery

Press Release – DUAL Gallery

Exhibiting works of contemporary jewellery by Sophie Lewis-Smith and boutique fashion by Sarah Dalley aka Pulka. Listen up! There’s a new gallery in town – spread the word and visit the most recent addition to the top of Cuba St. Read more »

New Zealanders prepare to get on the juice

Press Release – FebFast

Stock up on juice and dust off that book of non-alcoholic cocktail recipes… New Zealand’s first ever FebFast is just hours away. Hundreds of people around the country have signed up to the Drug Foundation’s FebFast fundraiser, which starts … Read more »

Strike to occur at Auckland Casino on Chinese New Year

Press Release – Unite Union

Staff at the SkyCity Casino in Auckland, New Zealand, will be striking on Chinese New Year against what they call an inadequate contract offer and to protest discrimination against Chinese workers. About a third of the staff at the Casino are Chinese. The … Read more »

New Christchurch Art Gallery Exhibition!

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

A new exhibition opening at Christchurch Art Gallery this week is inspired by a moment usually hidden from gallery-goers – when a show ends, the doors close and the ‘de-build’ begins. De-Building , which opens on 5 February, brings together works by renowned … Read more »

BATS Loves You! – This Week at BATS

Press Release – Bats Theatre

Things are hotting up at BATS as we gear up for the 2011 Fringe Festival. BATS is (once again) the hub of the Fringe with 13 shows over the 2 week Festival. Check out the BATS website for details and start your planning! In the meantime we have … Read more »

Banchee Wins the Karaka 3YO Mile

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

Last night’s running of the $200,000 NZB Insurance Karaka 3YO Mile saw last season’s Champion Two-Year-Old Banchee back to her best as she dealt to the 18 strong field. Spotting the leaders a good 10 lengths at the point of the turn, Banchee (Oratorio … Read more »

NZ thoroughbreds lure international buyers

Press Release – Minister for Racing

A strong Australian dollar and another outstanding season for New Zealand-bred thoroughbreds across the Tasman augur well for the 85th national yearling sales series starting in Auckland today, Racing Minister John Carter said. “Buyers from around the world … Read more »

NZ building consents sink to lowest since April 2009

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s residential construction sector continued to shrink in December, with building consents falling to their lowest level since April 2009, the sixth straight month of declines. Read more »

Cyclone clears for Hawke’s Bay Wine and Food Festival

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Wine and Food

The early departure of Cyclone Wilma made way for a sunny and successful Hawke’s Bay Wine and Food Festival on Saturday. Despite heavy rain on Saturday morning the weather cleared in time for gates opening at 10am. However organisers faced a nerve-wracking … Read more »

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