Archive for December, 2011

Mother and baby missing in CBD; not seen since Christmas Day at city mission

Press Release – New Zealand Police
Auckland City Police are concerned for the wellbeing of a mother and her young child who have not been seen since Christmas Day at the Auckland City Mission. Read more »

Auckland Philharmonic delighted that its chair is now a Dame

News release from Auckland Philharmonic
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra board chair Rosanne Meo today added another accolade to her long list of achievements when she was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to business. Read more »

Aucklander co-ordinating NZ entries for Rio+20 global youth music contest

Press Release – Simon Matafai
Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest launches in New Zealand. New Zealand youth could win this once in a lifetime opportunity Read more »

Shortage of homes for sale in Auckland and other major cities

Press Release –
New Zealand’s major cities are heading towards a shortage of homes for sale in the New Year following a significant drop in the number of new listings that came onto the market in December. Read more »

Police officers attacked during domestic dispute; brother and sister arrested

News from NZ Police
Two Huntly police officers were attacked when they were called to a domestic dispute at a rural address this morning. Read more »

Two more people charged with manslaughter after crash which killed two sisters

News from NZ Police
Tauranga Police investigating the double fatality at Welcome Bay on Christmas Day have made two further arrests. A 17-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman from Tauranga have both been charged with two counts of manslaughter. Read more »

Costly specialist tools stolen from East Tamaki warehouse; appeal to tradesmen

News from NZ Police
Howick Police are appealing to specialist tradesmen and to persons with links to the industrial and automotive sectors to assist them in locating a number of high value trade items that have been stolen from a warehouse in East Tamaki. Read more »

Government’s teacup costs claim is “abuse of power and illegal,” says Winston Peters

News release from New Zealand First
New Zealand First says the Attorney General cannot claim court costs from an Auckland freelance cameraman over the teacup tape court case – because the case does not involve the government, just the National and Act parties. Read more »

Gisborne councillor says East Coast exploration permit should be suspended

News release from Councillor Manu Caddie
Gisborne District Councillor Manu Caddie has renewed his call for the government to suspend the East Coast exploration permit for Brazilian energy giant Petrobras following another death on a rig operated by the company. Read more »

Seaside campground at Tatapouri for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

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New Year’s Eve event at Mount Maunganui cancelled because of high winds and rain

News from Tauranga City Council
Due to poor weather, the New Year’s Eve event planned for the Mount Maunganui Main Beach is cancelled. Fireworks will still be let off on the Tauranga side of the bridge – head to a vantage point around the Waikareao Estuary for the best view. Read more »

Bay of Plenty roads are dangerous because of rain – take care, say police

News from NZ Police
The Western Bay of Plenty Area Commander, Inspector Mike Clement, is urging all Bay of Plenty residents and visitors to take extra care in the coming days, including New Years Eve, due to the bad weather. Read more »

New Year’s Day racing at Ellerslie: 11 fillies competing for $100,000 and 8 points

News from NZ Bloodstock
New Year’s Day racing at Ellerslie will host the sixth leg of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Filly of the Year Series, the $100,000 Group 2 New Zealand Bloodstock Royal Stakes (2000m), with 11 fillies shooting for the eight points on offer. Read more »

Lonely Hearts in Waitakere seeking online dates for New Year’s Eve parties

Press Release – Findsomeone
Online dating is hitting record levels across New Zealand with 71% of Kiwis yet to find a date for New Year’s Eve parties. >It is also occurring in some unlikely spots including Waitakere and Lower Hutt. Read more »

Occupiers in Aotea Square insist on their right to gather and protest peacefully

Press Release – Occupy Auckland
In the face of imminent eviction, a group of protestors at Auckland’s Aotea Square are remaining resolute in defiance of a court order; they say that the public right to protest and assemble in free speech under the Bill of Rights is being superseded by local government by-laws. Read more »

Car crashes in Parnell after speeding away from burglary in Remuera

In the most convoluted press release of the week, the police describe what followed a burglary this morning in Remuera – a chase in which a Holden drove too fast to be pursued. Read more »

Turangi teenager arrested and charged with assault on five-year-old girl

News from NZ Police
Police investigating the serious assault of a five-year-old tourist in Turangi yesterday arrested a 16-year-old youth, who appeared in court in Taupo this afternoon. Read more »

Five-year-old’s parents thank police – “meticulous, thorough and caring”

News from NZ Police
The parents of the 5-year-old who was assaulted in a Turangi holiday camp issued this statement after learning that someone has been arrested and charged: Read more »

After 15 teenagers are arrested, Waikato parents asked to reconsider supervision

News from NZ Police
Waikato police report that thirteen 17-year-olds were arrested overnight, most of them for breaching the liquor ban. Police say this raises concern about young people not being supervised, particularly in regards to their ability to obtain alcohol. Read more »

Wellington Blaze squad named to play Auckland Hearts

Press Release – Cricket Wellington
The Wellington Blaze squad to play the Auckland Hearts in round four of the 2011-12 domestic Women’s Action Cricket Cup One-Day and Action Cricket Twenty20 competitions on 1, 2 and 3 January 2012 is: Read more »

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