Archive for January, 2009

NZB Select Sale Holds Firm

Today saw the third and final day of New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2009 Select Sale completed at Karaka, with session results holding firm but buyers selective in their purchasing.
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Western Ring Route must be completed

 ”The Western Ring Route must be completed as this project is a strategic regional and national priority.” says North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams
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Telecom announces roll-out of super-fast internet

Jan. 30 – Telecom Corp.’s wholesale division will roll out super-fast broadband to all major cities and towns from March, the nation’s biggest phone company said.
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Air NZ cuts capacity on long-haul routes

Jan. 30 – Air New Zealand Ltd. cut capacity on long-haul routes to the U.K., U.S. and Asia as the global economic slump trimmed demand for travel.
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More irrigation bans and warnings

More irrigation bans and warnings have been put in place by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council as the dry weather sets in.
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SMC Heads-Up: Jan 30 – Feb 5

Climate change and the bath tub effect; Issues on the science radar: Whaling deal for Japan, Auckland Island sea lions birth rate drops 31%, Otago’s Egyptian mummy get’s a facelift, water resources, Darwin’s legacy, artificial reef a dud. NIWA: …
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Bollard: Coping with global economic stresses

Alan Bollard and Tim Ng1 An address to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
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Treasury to National – You’ve got it wrong

Labour Leader Phil Goff has welcomed the release of a Treasury briefing today revealing that influential officials advised the National government that it would be wrong to scrap several key Labour initiatives when it came into power.
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NZ Oil & Gas sales fall 57% on reduced output

Jan. 30 – New Zealand Oil & Gas, whose shares were one of only two to gain on the NZX 50 Index last year, reported a 57% drop in sales last quarter as the price of oil fell and output from the Tui field slowed.
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Air New Zealand to suspend Hamilton-Brisbane route

Air New Zealand confirmed today that it is suspending its remaining trans-Tasman service into and out of Hamilton.
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Louis Vuitton Pacific ticks all boxes for AK

AucklandPlus, Tourism Auckland and Auckland City Council have joined forces to ensure that Auckland and its residents reap maximum benefits from Louis Vuitton Pacific Series which begins today.
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Home-building approvals fall to record low in Dec.

Jan. 30 – New Zealand home-building approvals fell to a record low last month in a sign that sliding borrowing costs haven’t yet revived demand in an economy buffeted by its first recession in a decade.
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Prepare for new break, breastfeeding laws

The country’s employers and employees are being encouraged to plan ahead so they will be ready for new legislation providing rest and meal breaks for all workers and breaks and facilities for infant feeding in the workplace.
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RBNZ Gov. Bollard urges kiwis to hang tough

Jan. 30 – Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Alan Bollard urged households and businesses to ride out the economic and financial slump without capitulating, saying he has room to cut interest rates further if needed.
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Trustpower Chooses Oracle For Upgrade

Electricity retailer and generator TrustPower has contracted with Oracle to undertake a major IT infrastructure upgrade.
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Bike Wise Business Battle begins Sunday

Bike Wise Month starts on Sunday with a number of organisations already lining up with an eye on top honours in the Bike Wise Business Battle.
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Overnight motorway closures 1 – 5 February 2009

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements and maintenance. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed on or before the contingency date.
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TrustPower’s Third Quarter Operating Results

TrustPower’s operating statistics for the nine months ending 31 December 2008 together with prior period comparatives are provided at the end of this announcement.
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Delay In Waipara Wine Village & Day Spa Project

The multi-million dollar Waipara Wine Village & Day Spa project has been delayed, given the uncertainty in the current economic environment.
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Whenuapai Airport Nightmare Nearly Over

“The Whenuapai commercial airport nightmare is nearly over”, according to North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams. The Mayor is delighted that Waitakere City Council have agreed to postpone the Plan Change 22 Hearings for Whenuapai Airbase that were due to commence …
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