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Archive for January, 2009

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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No Room for Delay on Western Ring Route

“The decision by government to look at alternatives to the proposed tunnel option for Waterview is neither unexpected nor unreasonable but should not be allowed to delay completion of Auckland’s Western Ring Route” says NZ Council for Infrastructure …
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Fixed Rate Mortgage’s Need To Be Broken

The Productive Economy Council (PEC) has come out strongly in support of both Bill English’s and Phil Goff’s requests for banks to reduce fixed interest rate bank fees in the interest of the New Zealand economy.
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Maunsell AECOM wins big in Bangladesh

The New Zealand business of leading engineering consultancy Maunsell AECOM will deliver critical transport and power infrastructure in Bangladesh after winning two major projects, the US$1.5 billion Padma Bridge and US$13 million Haripur power plant.
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Consents Drop: Case for Housing, Green Home Fund

A dramatic drop in building consents and fears about the long-term health of the building industry is more evidence that social housing and the Green Homes Fund have a critical role in the Government’s stimulus plan, says Green Party Co-leader Jeanette …
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