Archive for December, 2020

Honda Team A Dominant Force As Series Wraps Up

Press Release – Bikesport NZ


Whakatane brothers Damon Rees (left) and Mitch Rees relax in the pit zone between races at Whanganui’s Cemetery Circuit event on Boxing Day. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com

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4 Cases Per Day Of COVID-19 At Border In Four Days

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There has been an average of around four cases per day in the past four days of COVID-19 at the border to report in New Zealand since our last media statement on Wednesday 23 December. Read more »

Tāmaki Makaurau Police Urge Drivers To Look Out For Each Other

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Tāmaki Makaurau Police are urging drivers to take care on the roads following a tragic start to the holiday period. Read more »

Update – Wattle Downs Incident

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police continue to investigate following the serious assault on Glenross Drive, Wattle Downs on 23 December.

The victim remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition. Read more »

Two People Killed In Clevedon-Kawakawa Road Crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

25 December 

Two people have died in a crash on Clevedon-Kawakawa Road this evening.

Emergency services were alerted to the single vehicle crash at 7.30pm. Read more »

Serious Crash, Clevedon-Kawakawa Road – Counties Manukau

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Clevedon-Kawakawa Road, between Clevedon and Kawakawa Bay.

A car collided with a power pole at 7.30pm, bringing down power lines. Read more »

Police Continue To Treat Glen Innes Sudden Death As Unexplained

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Armstrong, Auckland City Police:

Police are continuing to make enquiries into a sudden death in Glen Innes this morning. Read more »

Whakatāne Student Awarded Medical Grant

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Whakatāne’s Trident High School graduate Aman Singh is the fortunate recipient of this year’s Bay of Plenty Medical Students Acorn Financial Grant of $4,000. Read more »

Sky Tower Sends Aroha To Front Line Workers

Press Release – SKYCITY

Tonight, and tomorrow night, the Sky Tower will be lit bright yellow as a tribute to the front-line border workers who are working tirelessly at our managed isolation facilities in the fight against COVID-19. Read more »

Animal Rights Activists ‘Glam Up’ To Protest The Boxing Day Races

Press Release – CPR

What: Activists ‘Glam Up’ at Ellerslie Boxing Day Races
When: Saturday 26 December 2020 – 11am
Where: Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland Read more »

Genius Group Acquires Education Angels, Extending Its 21st Century Education Curriculum To Start From 0 To 5 Years Old

Press Release – Genius Group

Auckland, 21st December 2020: Genius Group, the world’s leading entrepreneur education group, has completed the acquisition of New Zealand-based teaching and childcare company Education Angels in Home Childcare. Read more »

Papatoetoe Bottle Store To Pay $46,000 For Exploiting Worker

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A bottle store in Papatoetoe is the latest bottle store to be penalised and ordered to pay arrears for exploiting a migrant worker by breaching their employment rights. Read more »

Police Investigating Wattle Downs Incident

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Attribute to Detective Inspector Chris Barry, Counties Manukau CIB:

Police are investigating an incident in Wattle Downs late yesterday evening where a man was seriously injured. Read more »

More Vehicles Impounded, Drivers Prosecuted Following Gang Procession

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Eight people are facing court action and 7 vehicles have been impounded to date as Waitemata Police continue to investigate dangerous driving behaviour following a gang procession last month. Read more »

7 Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation In Two Days

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are seven cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement on Monday. There are no new cases in the community. Read more »

The Fridge Door Will Be Left Open On Christmas Day

Press Release – MetService

MetService says that while Christmas Day is shaping up to be mostly fine and warm across northern and central New Zealand, southerly winds are forecast to bring unsettled and cooler conditions farther south. These cold southerlies spread over the remainder of the country during the weekend, bringing rain or showers to eastern areas, and unseasonably cold temperatures to southern and central New Zealand. Read more »

Tūpuna Maunga Authority Welcomes Ōwairaka / Mount Albert Decision

Press Release – Tupuna Maunga Authority

The High Court has today declined to make any of the orders sought by applicants who have protested against the Maunga Authority’s restoration plan. Read more »

1.5 Million New Zealanders Watch Prada America’s Cup World Series And Christmas Cup Coverage On TVNZ

Press Release – TVNZ

From Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th December, New Zealanders had the first opportunity to view all entries in the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA, racing each other in the PRADA America’s Cup World Series, Auckland and then the PRADA Christmas Cup on Sunday. Read more »

Gibbston Valley Development Attracts ‘Unprecedented’ Levels Of Interest

Press Release – Harcourts Queenstown


Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa

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Arrests Made Following Incidents In Far North

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police have arrested and charged three people in relation to a violent kidnapping and separate serious incident where an officer was shot at in the Far North. Read more »

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