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Archive for February, 2009

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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ASEAN-NZ FTA Sends Positive Signal During Slowdown

The conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement between ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand comes at a critical time for New Zealand exporters facing the world economic slowdown, according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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Seaweek – it’s more than meets the eye

Beach and oyster shell clean-ups, along with stream monitoring demonstrations are some of the Auckland Regional Council events happening during Seaweek 1-8 March.
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Online Rural Trader provides top network

A special rural-oriented website, which has been launched this week, will present a rapidly-expanding range of rural news, views and trade to people with interests in the country and outdoors.
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New Zealand’s ABC Learning Centres trading Well

There has been widespread interest in the purchase of ABC Developmental Learning Centres (NZ) Ltd, with a number of offers for the entire 127-centre business now being actively considered.
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