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Archive for December, 2019

Full New Year Honours List 2020

Press Release – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


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 »

Service to birds and bush recognised in New Year Honours

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Decades of dedication to Aotearoa’s unique birds, landscapes, and native eels is recognised in the New Year 2020 Honours List said Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage. Read more »

Fire and Emergency honours’ recipients congratulated

Press Release – Fire and Emergency NZ

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Chief Executive, Rhys Jones has congratulated six firefighters from Warkworth, Rotorua, Whanganui, Kirwee (Canterbury), Nuhaka (Hawkes Bay) and Wanaka, who were named in the New Year’s Honours list released today. Read more »

Ten years of the weather with you

Press Release – NIWA

If you happened to be in Timaru on February 6, 2011 you might recall it was uncomfortably, ridiculously hot.

It was Waitangi Day and Timaru’s temperature climbed steadily throughout the day until it got to a searing 41.3C. Read more »

A warm start to the new decade

Press Release – MetService

“A large area of high pressure over the Tasman Sea builds a welcome ridge of high pressure over Aotearoa from New Year’s Eve onwards,” comments MetService meteorologist Andy Best, “with warm temperatures expected in most regions, but especially for those in the north and east.” Read more »

Queenstown vaping ban based on snobbery not science

Press Release – Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

“Queenstown Lakes District Council’s move to ban vaping on the popular beaches of Queenstown, Frankton, Wanaka and Glenorchy is sadly based on snobbery not scientific evidence,” says Jonathan Devery, spokesperson for the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ). Read more »

Police seeking information following assault

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are seeking the public’s assitance to identify the two men pictured as we believe they may be able to assist our enquries into an assault in Dunedin on Saturday 14 December. Read more »

Boxing Day tops busy season for merchants

Press Release – Paymark

A merry time was had by shoppers and merchants this year, across the Paymark network. A new peak spend was reached on Friday 20 December and spending over the six weeks leading into Christmas Day was up an underlying 4.6% on last year to $8,887 million. Read more »

Whopping increases in smart phone use and online devices

Press Release – Vodafone

Kiwis put their devices to good use this festive season, hitting record highs for data usage across Vodafone’s networks in New Zealand. Read more »

Animated Video on Controversial Wanaka Airport Plans

Press Release – Wanaka Stakeholders Group

Animated Video Brings Controversial Wanaka Airport Plans to Life

[Wanaka, 27/12/19] Wanaka Stakeholders Group Inc. Read more »

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