Archive for October, 2008

Decline in Public Hospital Productivity

“A new study on the performance of New Zealand’s public hospitals produced for the New Zealand Business Roundtable reveals a substantial decline in productivity. Despite large additional expenditure on health in recent years, it appears that taxpayers …
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Local Contractors Line Up To Work On New Stadium

A total of 450 registrations of interest have been received from subcontractors and suppliers to work on the new Otago Stadium. More than 600 people are expected to work on the construction project.
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CentrePort Crucial to Wellington Infrastructure

Investment in New Zealand’s transport infrastructure needs to be broadened to include the country’s network of ports, according to Wellington port company CentrePort.
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Yealands Estate Wins Inaugural Gold Medal

In its first vintage, Yealands Estate is proud to announce its first gold medal awarded at the International Aromatic Wine Competition 2008.
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Farmers recognised for dam good job

Federated Farmers today congratulated a group of South Canterbury pioneers who have been recognised for a dam project that has enabled significant areas to be put into production creating new jobs and wealth for the region.
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Timely merger to help firms boost pay packets

Longstanding remuneration advisors Strategic Pay and Higbee Schäffler have merged to form New Zealand’s largest specialist remuneration consultancy.
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Fast 50 place shows cost control is a winner

“Tough times call for cost cutting and we can lower business telecommunications costs by up to 30%,” award-winning Digital Island says.
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Shotover Jet launches new international brand

Queenstown’s Shotover Jet, the world’s most exciting jet boat ride, is launching a dynamic new campaign to further strengthen its position as a market leader in the New Zealand tourism industry.
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Symantec Reports Strong Second Quarter Earnings

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today reported the results of its second quarter of fiscal year 2009, ended October 3, 2008. GAAP revenue for the quarter was US$1.518 billion and non-GAAP revenue was $1.523 billion, up 6 percent over the comparable …
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Ballance adding more value for customers

Following extensive market research, Ballance has implemented a new sales and marketing strategy, designed to improve customer focus and meet the changing needs of today’s farmers.
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2008 Deloitte/Unlimited Fast 50 Named

New Zealand’s 50 fastest growing companies were celebrated at events around the country tonight, as the 2008 Deloitte/Unlimited Fast 50 (www.fast50.co.nz) was revealed. Masterton-based manuka honey company Watson and Son topped the 2008 list and was …
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TeamTalk Expands Secure Technology Network

TeamTalk is pleased to announce the roll out of secure top end IP-based technology, “P25” in Auckland, linking to the service already in place in Wellington and Christchurch, says TeamTalk managing director David Ware.
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Buy yourself a slice of Millbrook history

Queenstown’s five-star Millbrook resort is selling off ‘pieces’ of the multi-award-winning property – but deep pockets aren’t required to buy in.
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100 Extra New Wagons For The Rail Network

Capacity on New Zealand’s rail network has now increased thanks to the addition of 100 new generation rail wagons that have come into commission with KiwiRail this week.
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Aquaflow and US refinery leader UOP join forces

BLENHEIM, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand-based Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation and United States-based UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together in two spheres.
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John Waller Appointed To Fonterra Board

Fonterra has announced the proposed appointment of John Waller to its board of directors. Mr Waller is Chairman designate of the Bank of New Zealand and has been a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 20 years.
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Seats From $123 For Polynesian Blue’s 3rd Birthday

Thurs 30 Oct 2008 (NZ, AU) / Wed 29 Oct 2008 (Samoa): Polynesian Blue is celebrating its 3rd birthday with a Birthday Surprise Sale for flights between Apia and New Zealand and Australia.
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Focus on customers as Westpac net profit up 6%

Westpac New Zealand* today announced a net profit after tax of $484 million for the year ended 30 September 2008, up 6 per cent on the same period last year. Core earnings (pre tax and impairment charges), were up 17% to $883m. Acting Chief Executive …
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New Fast50 entrant still growing rapidly

Bizzone, one of the country’s fastest growing companies, has major plans for expansion despite the current economic climate.
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Household Labour Force Survey Estimate: Sept 2008

The Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) estimated working-age population is based on national resident population estimates that have been adjusted to be consistent with the scope of the HLFS. The HLFS estimated working-age population represents …
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