Archive for February, 2009

Prime Minister’s Concluding Speech At Job Summit

You have put a tremendous amount of time and thought into the day’s discussions.
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Celebrating The 2008 RSVP and Nexus Awards Winners

The wait is over – it’s time to celebrate the 2008 RSVP and Nexus Awards Winners
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The eve of worker insecurity

The latest chapter in John Key’s short-sighted attempt to address the economic downturn is set to begin, with National’s 90-day “fire at will” legislation coming into force tomorrow, Labour spokesperson Trevor Mallard said today.
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Free trade agreement offers great opportunities

The signing of the ASEAN-Australia-NZ Free Trade Agreement represents the opening up of enormous opportunities for New Zealand businesses, said Labour Trade spokesperson Maryan Street.
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Team Work For Taranaki Dairy Winners

The 2009 Taranaki Sharemilkers of the Year Paul Davidson and Lorette Astwood-Davidson are a good team – one knows how to grow good grass and the other identifies how much it costs to turn the grass to milk.
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Health Board Takes Job Opportunities To Super 14s

One of New Zealand’s largest district health boards is today taking an innovative approach to filling the many clinical and medical jobs on offer in its region by placing a giant advertisement on the halfway line of a Super 14 rugby field.
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National M.P. picketed over 90 day law

While government and business leaders traded words at the “jobs summit” around thirty people picketed National list M.P. Nicola Wagner’s office in Christchurch to protest the new “fire-at-will” provisions of New Zealand’s industrial …
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ALAC Welcomes Focus Of Alcohol As Cause Of Crime

The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the Government’s commitment to look at the drivers of crime and in particular the role of alcohol.
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New Head Of Drama And Comedy At TV3

TV3 has confirmed the appointment of Rachel Jean to the position of Head of Drama and Comedy for the network.
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Broadband Roll Out Would Boost NZ Video Exports

Government plans to significantly improve high speed broadband in New Zealand could be a crucial component for high tech online export companies.
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MARKET CLOSE: NZ Farming Systems jumps, GPG drops

Feb. 27 – New Zealand shares rose, driving the NZX 50 Index to its biggest gain in more than a month, as NZ Farming Systems Uruguay and PGG Wrightson rallied, and Australian banks rose.
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Xiocom Wireless Acquires New Zealand-based RoamAD

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, February 26, 2009 – Xiocom Wireless, Inc., a global provider of integrated wireless broadband solutions, announced today the acquisition of RoamAD, including its brand, trademarks, intellectual property and patents.
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Large-scale renovation is big on job creation

The building industry is in a strong position to protect and create jobs in these tough economic times – with Government support.
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Opening to traffic of Dowse Interchange exciting

The much anticipated opening to traffic of the new SH2 Dowse Interchange marks an exciting change in how people move on, off and through the state highway in Lower Hutt.
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ASEAN FTA places New Zealand in vital trade web

Tonight’s signing of the ASEAN free trade agreement places New Zealand in a good strategic place, says Phil O’Reilly of Business NZ.
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“Together We Can” message from Church Leaders

In a meeting held today at the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) in Wellington, Church Leaders of the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian and Salvation Army Churches expressed confidence that their combined social services …
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Allied Nationwide 2008 Interim Result Announcement

Allied Nationwide Finance Limited, part of the NZX listed Allied Farmers group, today announced a net loss of $1.63 million after tax for the half-year ended 31 December 2008.
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Grassroots Voices report welcomed

The Government has welcomed a new report out today on the delivery of social services to families, says the Minister of Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett.
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Wellington Tourism Campaign Up for Awards Again

Positively Wellington Tourism’s Spoil Yourself in Wellington domestic marketing campaign has been named a finalist in two AXIS Awards.
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Heather Roy’s Diary: More Flawed Law

This week Prime Minister John Key announced that the controversial Section 92A of the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act, to be enacted at the end of February, has been delayed by Order in Council until March 27 2009. Mr Key has admitted that …
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