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 »

Pick a colour: Green or Bluegreen

Press Release – BayBuzz

This past weekend saw a burst of rhetoric about New Zealand’s environment and the best paths to protect and enhance it. In Akaroa, the ‘Bluegreens’ were meeting. This is a group of 18 National Party MPs (neither MPs Foss or Tremain belong) and … Read more »

Reggae Superstar J Boog to Play in Small Town New Zealand

Press Release – Roots Connect

New Zealander’s love their roots and reggae music, and this love has put New Zealand in the spotlight as it leads the international reggae revival with its own form of reggae, dubbed Pacific Reggae. A Pacific influenced style of reggae featuring Maori … Read more »

No castrati in this Xerxes, but plenty of other thrills

Press Release – NBR New Zealand Opera

In March, The NBR New Zealand Opera presents the first fully staged Handel opera in New Zealand. This new production of Xerxes is a fresh and modern version of Handel’s original Baroque opera, but with its authenticity still intact. This has been achieved … Read more »

Wilson Triumphs After Four-Way Battle for Kart Trophy

Press Release – KartSport

He had to fight tooth and nail for it but KartSport New Zealand’s premier international prize, the CIK Trophy of New Zealand, is now in Wellington driver Karl Wilson’s hands after the 26-year-old won a thrill-a-minute KZ2 class Final at the annual CIK Trophy … Read more »

Disciplinary and Disputes Committee of the Maori Party

Press Release – The Maori Party

Maori Party President, Pem Bird, has released the names of the members comprising the Disciplinary and Disputes Committee of the Maori Party. The Disciplinary and Disputes Committee will meet on Wednesday 9 February 2011 to consider a complaint … Read more »

Fletcher sweetens offer for Crane Group, wins support

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building Ltd. sweetened its takeover offer for Crane Group, winning support from the target’s directors for a deal that will increase its dominance in the Australasian market for building products such as pipes. Read more »

Quality All the Way

Press Release – NZ Show Jumping

Jake Lambert showed he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with after posting the only triple clear round in the seven year old championship at the Global Performance Horses NZ Young Horse Showjumping Championships in Taupo today (Sunday). Read more »

Comeback MSC Series Win For Esterer At Hampton Downs

Press Release – NZ Formula 5000 Assn

Comeback MSC Series Win For Esterer At Hampton Downs Visiting Canadian driver Jay Esterer (McRae GM1) completed his prodigal-like comeback in style at the second New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing – Chris Amon meeting at Hampton Downs over the weekend, … Read more »

Sir Edmund Hillary’s house journey continues

Press Release – Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate

Sir Edmund Hillary’s house journey continues Sir Edmund Hillary’s house, moved from its site in Remuera in May last year, will be relocated to its new position at the Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate in Otara on Wednesday next , February 2. It … Read more »

Step change and future proofing required of Rural Broad Band

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Step change and future proofing required of Rural Broad Band Initiative says Feds “The government should be thinking about a step change and future proofing for rural communities as it considers the outcome of its Rural Broadband Initiative (“RBI”) … Read more »

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