Archive for March, 2013

2degrees staff shocked and saddened by death of CEO and wife in plane crash

Media release from 2degrees
The 2degrees team is shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of its CEO Eric Hertz and his wife Kathy following a plane crash off the Raglan coast. Read more »

Horrific injuries: Rosedale woman killed by two dogs on Redvale property

News from Waitemata Police
The woman whose body was found on a Redvale property on Friday morning was attacked by two large dogs belonging to the owner of the property, say police. Read more »

Father of woman killed by dogs talks of her addictions, and his “pain and agony”

Press Statement from Jim Mathewson on the death of his daughter Chloe Mathewson
Chloe is our only much loved daughter and sister to Ben. She was a much wanted child. I was present at her birth and gave her her first feed and we bonded forever. We called her Chloe which is Greek for ‘blooming, beautiful’. Read more »

Hawkes Bay woman killed in Coromandel collision

News from NZ Police
The driver of a BMW was killed in a collision with a Ford Territory crash on SH26 in the Coromandel on Saturday night. She was a 25-year-old Hawkes Bay woman, Hannah Louise Eaton. Read more »

Collis pushes Whiddett in fifth round of drifting championships

Press Release – Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship
Auckland’s ‘Mad Mike Whiddett (Red Bull/Speedhunters Mazda RX7) finally did come out on top. But local driver Cody Collis (Budget Tyre & Alignment Nissan S13) pushed the high-profile Aucklander all the way at the fifth round of the Cody’s D1NZ National Drifting Championship at Christchurch’s Powerbuilt Tools Raceway on Sunday. Read more »

Intruder steals cash, threatens 76-year-old woman in her home

News from NZ Police
A 76-year-old woman was confronted by an intruder in her Öpötiki home. this afternoon. When she demanded to know what the young man was doing, he grabbed her and demanded cash. The woman tried to escape but he threatened to kill her if she screamed or called the Police. Read more »

Passenger killed in collision on SH5 at Wairakei

News from NZ Police
A passenger died this morning in a two car collision on State Highway 5 at Wairakei. Read more »

Auckland Museum cuts carbon emissions by 31% in two years

Press Release – Auckland Museum
Auckland War Memorial Museum has achieved a milestone in its sustainability efforts by cutting its carbon footprint during 2012 by 21% – taking its reduction over the past two years to 31%. Read more »

Albany Lotto ticket wins $500,000

Press Release – New Zealand Lotteries
Lotto players from Albany and Ruawai will be unwrapping cash for Easter after each winning $500,000 with tonight’s Lotto First Division. Read more »

More free advice for Mt Roskill gardeners

Press Release – Daltons
The final installment of the ever-popular Daltons School of Gardening summer series will take place in Mt Roskill in April. Read more »

One-year-old falls into rubbish fire, condition serious

St John Paramedic carries toddler to the waiting TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter.

Press Release – TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter
The Tauranga based TrustPower TECT rescue helicopter was today called to Edgecumbe where a 1 year old toddler from Tauranga had fallen into a fire. Read more »

Missing 5-year-old boy found dead on mudflat near West Harbour Marina

News from NZ Police
Police have recovered the body of a 5 year old boy who was reported missing earlier this afternoon from Luckens Reserve, West Harbour in Auckland. Read more »

Body found on rocks near Wenderholm

News from NZ Police
A body was found at the high tide mark on rocks near Wenderholm north of Auckland this morning. Read more »

Easter traffic backs-up for several kilometres at toll road tunnels on SH1

News from NZ Police
Northbound Easter holiday traffic on State Highway 1 was backed up several kilometres at the toll road tunnels in Puhoi this morning. Read more »

Miss Burlesque NZ Queen gets ready to hand over title

Press Release – Crystal Mischief
In suburbs all over New Zealand preparation begins for the annual Miss Burlesque New Zealand competition which is being held next month in Auckland. Read more »

World’s oldest hip-hoppers from Waiheke aim to make history

Press Release – Hip-Operation
The World’s Oldest Hip Hop Dance Group: The Hip Op-eration Crew will be making world history when they compete head-to-head against the top Hip Hop Mega Dance Crews from around the country in April. Read more »

Leading international pianists in Auckland for piano festival

Press Release – SWPR
Four internationally acclaimed pianists from New Zealand, Germany, Hungary and Russia feature in the New Zealand International Piano Festival in Auckland in April. Read more »

Annual Steampunk Convention coming to Ellerslie next weekend

Press Release – Steampunk
The AetherCon! The Steampunk Convention is returning to Auckland for its second year, bringing an amazing collection of steampunks and enthusiasts from all over Australasia gathered to promote and showcase their creations this April at Ellerslie Event Centre. Read more »

Malaysian student sentenced to home detention for child sex images

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service
An student from Malaysia was today sentenced at the Auckland District Court to nine months’ home detention for distributing and possessing child sexual abuse material. This marks the second successful Customs prosecution in two weeks. Read more »

Three Hamilton locals charged with importing psychoactives

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service
Three Hamilton locals were arrested yesterday as a result of Customs’ focus on psychoactive substances being intercepted through the mail. Read more »

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