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Archive for December, 2018

10000 partygoers prepare to welcome in 2019 at Rhythm & Alps

Press Release – Rhythm and Alps

New Year’s Eve at Rhythm and Alps in Wanaka is set to be another cracker tonight with 10,000 people expected to party in the Cardrona Valley. Read more »

New Year Honours List 2019

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Year Honours List 2019
Monday, 31 December 2018

The New Zealand Order of Merit

The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: Read more »

New Year Celebrations

Press Release – MetService

As the 2018 draws to a close, Metservice forecasters are keeping a sharp eye out for best places to ring in the New Year. Read more »

Exporters first to benefit as CPTPP takes effect today

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand exporters are among the first to benefit from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership which takes effect today. Read more »

National to hold Education meetings across NZ

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National’s Education spokesperson Nikki Kaye will hold public meetings throughout New Zealand to listen to parents and teachers concerns and views on education issues. The meetings will have a particular focus on the Tomorrow’s Schools Review. Read more »

Shortlist for 2019 NZer of the Year Award announced

Press Release – New Zealander Of The Year Awards

The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office is pleased to announce the 10 people shortlisted for the 2019 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Award. Read more »

Sun and Heat on the Agenda as the Festivities Continue

Press Release – MetService

Sun and Heat on the Agenda as the Festivities Continue

With the holiday festivities in full swing, the country is set for plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures over the weekend, after what was a pretty wet Christmas day for many. Read more »

Paymark data Christmas 2018

Press Release – Paymark

Christmas 2018

Monday 24 December, 2018
Retailers are likely to be pleased but unexcited with this year’s Christmas spending as the running total for the first 23 days of December is up only 1.0% (excluding fuel) on last year. However, the impact of Black Friday is now clear with a peak in November followed by a flat period for the start of December and a strong pick-up towards the end of the Christmas period. Read more »

Drive safely these holidays

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Drive safely these holidays”

Dunedin Police are encouraging motorists to plan ahead and stick to the speed limit following a weekend road policing operation. Read more »

Not Such Festive Weather for the North Island

Press Release – MetService

Following on from some intense thunderstorm activity over North Otago and Canterbury on Friday and Saturday, the weather is set to improve there, with a couple of fine days on the cards. A number of thunderstorms in Canterbury and Otago over recent days have lit up the Christmas lights in the sky. Methven saw over 50mm of rain yesterday with rainfall rates of 25.6mm/hr recorded under one storm. Read more »

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