Archive for October, 2008

Jetblack flies the flag for NZ engineering

The spirit of adventure and enterprise is alive and kicking in New Zealand. Young Wellington businessman Richard Nowland has set his sights on the New Zealand and Australian landspeed records and will be endeavouring to race into the history books …
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Top Global Packaging Award For NZ Printer

Auckland-based firm Logick Print & Graphics has put New Zealand on the global printing stage by winning a top prize at the world’s premier packaging awards in Monaco.
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Regional Finalists Named In Chip Shop Competition

Over 80 chip shops from around the country have been recognised as the nation’s top chip shops, after being named regional finalists in the That’s Life! Best Chip Shop Competition 2008.
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Test Results Clear Fonterra Product In Bangladesh

Independent tests have today confirmed earlier results showing Fonterra’s Anlene milk powder in Bangladesh is free from melamine.
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Radical change for Stone and Associates

The innovative reconstruction plan, devised by Darrin Franks of Conetworkz Management Solutions, will deliver a series of exciting outcomes including an operating model that provides improved customer engagement, enhanced remuneration terms for advisers …
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Conference warned of future threat to dairy

Speakers at the Horizons Livestock Sciences Conference in Christchurch this morning left no doubt that Dairy will remain one of the fastest growing industries in New Zealand, but one speaker warned that the global dairy industry would eventually face …
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Airport’s green strategy now just a touch away

When it comes to energy and water conservation matters, the writing is definitely on the wall at Auckland Airport’s brand new international pier. And it’s all controlled by the touch of a finger.
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Green buildings the way of the future

It might sound like something out of 1960s science fiction: mutant plants taking over the concrete jungle but green roofs and green walls are moving into the mainstream overseas and have the potential to do the same here, according to leading landscape …
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Inter-country Recruitment Co Second ON Fast 50

Working In, an Auckland-based company, is number 2 on the Deloitte Fast 50 list of fast-growing New Zealand companies.
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TDRS Third Quarter Results

New Zealand’s first independent telecommunication dispute resolution service is on target to reach 1000 complaints received in its first year of operation.
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Preferred option for Wairakei to Whakamaru

Transpower today announced its preferred option for reinforcing its transmission network between Wairakei and Whakamaru following an initial application of the regulatory Grid Investment Test to a number of short-listed options.
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Shareholder Poll Results for Auckland Airport

The annual meeting of shareholders of Auckland International Airport Limited was held at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre today [30/10/08]. All resolutions put to the meeting were passed by shareholders. Full details of the polls conducted …
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Environment Award Lifts Profile Of Soggy Bottom

Making the finals of the 2008 Waikato Ballance Farm Environment Awards was a bonus for a couple who have thrived on the challenge of turning their small block into an economically and environmentally sustainable business.
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ITF Welcomes Commitment to Skills Strategy

The Industry Training Federation has welcomed commitment from across Parliament to the New Zealand Skills Strategy.
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Business NZ response to financial crisis

Business NZ today released recommendations for improving New Zealand’s growth prospects in the light of the global financial crisis.
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Providing CER credits to the NZETS

EITG (Environmental Intermediaries &Trading Group Limited) has recently been approved as a service provider under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol by the CDM Bazaar part of the UNFCCC UNEP RISO Centre http://www.cdmbazaar.net/default.asp
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NBNZ confidence falls most in history of series

NBNZ business confidence falls most in history of series • Business confidence index at -42.3 in October • Firms’ own activity expectations slump to -11
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Fine wool prices slump

New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd reports prices at today’s auction of approximately 11,300 bales of South Island wool, in Christchurch, saw some drastic price drops for merino and mid micron fleece, reflecting similar market reductions …
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Transport Corridor Plan a Good Balanced Outcome

The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the approval of the Ngauranga to Airport Corridor Plan by the Wellington Regional Transport Committee saying it will improve the efficient transport of people and freight across Wellington.
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Infratil response to Green’s media release

Mr Lloyd Morrison CEO of Infratil, said today: “Jeanette Fitzsimons has got the reasons for Infratil’s opposition to the Public Transport Management Act completely wrong.
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