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Archive for January, 2018

Farm machinery sales back to 2014 levels

Press Release – Tractor and Machinery Association

2014, says NZ Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA) General Manager, Ron Gall.

Mr Gall said the association recognised that some farmers in both islands were currently experiencing hardship with the very hot and dry conditions. The challenging drought conditions may affect sales in the coming months but it was hoped changing weather would provide some relief. Read more »

Forecast predicts more heavy rainfall ahead for Otago

Press Release – Otago Regional Council


1 February 2018


Forecast predicts more heavy rainfall ahead for Otago

With ongoing rainfall, ORC staff are closely monitoring river levels; Engineering and Operations staff are out in the field ensuring culverts and outfalls are clear. ORC pump stations are ready to operate. ORC is not currently expecting any significant overtopping of the region’s rivers and waterways. Read more »

Dunedin prepares for possible flooding

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Changing forecasts mean flooding in Dunedin is now more likely and preparations have ramped up in response.

As at 9am this morning, about 20mm of rain has fallen. This has meant some minor surface flooding in areas such as Portsmouth Drive, Marne Street and Macandrew Bay, but there have been no major roading or stormwater issues. Read more »

South Island Storm: NZTA advises essential travel only

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is strongly advising road users crossing the South Island’s alpine passes, especially SH73 and travelling the Coastal SH6 on the West Coast today of essential travel only. The weather has deteriorated this morning, and will continue to intensify over the next couple of hours into this evening. Read more »

Paddon swaps Hyundai rally car for golf clubs

Press Release – New Zealand Open

MEDIA RELEASE

1 February 2018

Paddon swaps Hyundai rally car for golf clubs in ISPS Handa New Zealand Open

Kiwi motorsport star and Hyundai ambassador Hayden Paddon will swap his rally car for golf clubs, as the first celebrity announced to play in the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open in Queenstown. Read more »

Urban property market stays cool – regions are pumping

Press Release – Realestate.co.nz

Real-time statistics from realestate.co.nz show that while the major centres in New Zealand continue to cool, there’s lively activity across regional New Zealand. Read more »

Child Poverty Reduction Bill – Expert reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre NZ

Child Poverty Reduction Bill
– Expert reaction
1 February 2018

The Prime Minister has announced a proposed Child Poverty Reduction Bill, Read more »

Shania Twain Debut New Zealand Shows For 2018 “Now” Tour

Press Release – Live Nation

Performing her first EVER New Zealand shows, the world’s top-selling female country artist of all time, SHANIA TWAIN, has announced her NOW Tour will hit our shores in 2018. Read more »

ORC launches ‘Where do you swim?’ survey

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

Otago Regional Council (ORC) has launched an online survey to identify where people swim in Otago and how they rate these locations as swimming destinations. Responses to the survey will help inform which swimming sites ORC monitors and the areas that are targeted to improve water quality for swimming and water-based recreation activities. Read more »

Paddon swaps Hyundai rally car for golf clubs at NZ Open

Press Release – Hyundai New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Paddon swaps Hyundai rally car for golf clubs at New Zealand Open

Kiwi motorsport star and Hyundai ambassador Hayden Paddon will swap his rally car for golf clubs, as the first celebrity announced to play in the ISPS Handa New Zealand Open in Queenstown. Read more »

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