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Archive for December, 2008

Growth In Conference Numbers In Taupo

Destination Lake Taupo today announced a positive survey result for the conference market.
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Fonterra warning on payout not unexpected

“Fonterra’s warning of a likely revision downwards in the current milksolids forecast payout is not unexpected,” says Lachlan McKenzie, Federated Farmers Dairy chairman.
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Air New Zealand Biofuel Test Flight Underway

The world’s first commercial aviation test flight powered by a sustainable second-generation biofuel took-off at 11:30am (NZ time) from Auckland International Airport.
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Dart River Jet Safaris Ltd – Green Globe Benchmark

Dart River Jet Safaris has taken another step forward in its commitment to sustainable environmental and community practice with its achievement of the Green Globe Benchmarked Bronze status.
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Fonterra Payout Forecast Announcement In January

Fonterra will be reviewing its forecast payout for the 2008/09 season over the next month and making an announcement of any change following the company’s next Board meeting on January 27.
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MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise for 2nd day

Dec. 29 – New Zealand shares rose in light trading, pushing the NZX 50 Index up for a second day, with PGG Wrightson surging 12% and rest-home operator Metlifecare extending its slide.
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Have Your Say About Your Bank

A chance for New Zealand banking customers to voice their views about their bank comes around again this year with the launch of CTMA’s fourth annual study of service quality and customer advocacy in New Zealand retail banks – “My New Zealand Bank …
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$50,000 Poker Championship To SKYCITY

From Monday 19 January SKYCITY Auckland will be holding the inaugural SKYCITY Auckland Anniversary Poker Championship. With a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000, the more players that compete for this prize, the more the prize will grow!
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Oil reserves target met

Minister of Energy and Resources Gerry Brownlee today announced that New Zealand had secured oil reserves for 2009 that would ensure New Zealand would continue to meet its International Energy Agency (IEA) obligation to hold 90 days of the previous …
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New Year Fuel Price Cut Call

Energy and Resources Minister, Gerry Brownlee, says it’s time for local oil companies to stop monitoring and start nudging down fuel prices for New Zealand motorists.
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Drink Driving – Wellington Area

Drink Driving – Wellington Area New Zealand Police Wellington News Release 11:41am 29 December 2008
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NZ dollar holds gains in light trading

Dec. 29 – The New Zealand dollar held its gains in light Christmas season trading as rising U.S. stocks spurred some investors to seek higher-yielding, or riskier assets.
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