Archive for March, 2009

US hedge fund ups Rubicon stake

Article – Businesswire

March 31 – Knott, a U.S. based series of associated funds managed and administered by Dorset Management Corp., has made a partial takeover bid for the wood products and biotechnology investor Rubicon.
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Air NZ Welcomes Air Traffic Control Outcome

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand Welcomes Air Traffic Control Outcome Air New Zealand welcomes the news Airways New Zealand and the New Zealand Airline Pilots Association have reached an agreement to ensure regional air traffic control towers will not need to be closed …
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Reaction To Govt Broadband Investment Initiative

Press Release – Telecom New Zealand

Telecom New Zealand said today that the government’s release of the New Zealand Government Broadband Investment Initiative provided further clarity on how it planned to advance its fast broadband vision. “This additional information will be welcomed …
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Air NZ contracting out tactics contemptuous

Press Release – New Zealand Alliance Party

The Alliance Party has condemned the “scabrous behaviour” of Air New Zealand in its latest dispute with its staff. Alliance Party President and industrial relations spokesperson Paul Piesse says that to employ strikebreakers to rat on workers exercising …
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Award-Winning Rewards Program in Australasia

Press Release – Choice Hotels

Bon voyage! The Choice Privileges rewards program from Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is going overseas for the second time in a year. The award-winning program launched Friday, March 27th among more than 280 of the company’s Australasian …
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Reconfigured ACC Board announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Nick Smith today announced a reconfigured ACC board with the appointment of four new board members in addition to the new chair, John Judge. “The changes in the Board are part of setting a new direction for ACC to address the significant …
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Website Enables Kiwis To Vouch For Friends

Press Release – Change Agent

ChangeAgent.co.nz gives Kiwis the chance to help their friends into a new job.
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Women use social networking to collaborate

Press Release – Baby Bites

Women across the world are using social networking sites to collaborate and build their businesses.
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Meridian can’t see Mokihinui eels for the trees

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party has firmly rejected Meridian’s suggestion of a land-swap to mitigate the impact of its proposed Mokihinui hydro dam because it ignores the main species at risk – the eels and other native fish that inhabit the unique Mokihinui River …
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Hong Kong Telco Boost for Marlin Global

Press Release – Marlin

A rising telecommunications company that is the Hong Kong equivalent to New Zealand’s Vodafone is hurting its opposition and giving Kiwi investors in Fisher Funds’ international funds, KiwiSaver scheme, and listed company Marlin Global something to smile about.
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National’s tax cuts from a bygone era

Press Release – Green Party

The Government’s tax changes – that take effect tomorrow – help those earning more than $100,000, increasing the poverty gap, Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman said today. “They are targeting the biggest tax cuts to those who need them the least …
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Black market net closes in Southland

Press Release – Ministry of Fisheries

Nearly 30 Fishery officers and police closed the net on a Southland black market fish ring in the early hours of this morning. The operation revolves around two Southland commercial fishers, alleged to have been supplying blue cod, rock lobster and oysters …
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Fibre plan huge opportunity for New Zealand

Press Release – InternetNZ

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) congratulates the Minister of Communications Stephen Joyce and the Government for solidly following through with their pre-election commitment to a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network for New Zealand. InternetNZ Executive …
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Bush Reserve threatened by proposed development

Press Release – Alison Dixie

An important parcel of bush reserve forming part of Wellington city’s northern gateway is under threat from proposed housing development.
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Capacity Planning in a Recession

Press Release – Web Drive

How do you get the scale of IT investment right during a recession? Most companies will agree that at least some of their IT projects are critical to their survival and continued competitiveness however tough the market is. These projects are likely …
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Commission issues warning to Real Estate Network

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has warned the Real Estate Network Limited (REN) that it and its members risk breaching the Commerce Act. REN is a cooperative company representing approximately 95 per cent of licensed residential real estate agents in and around …
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Glenn Bittle Joins SAP NZ

Press Release – SAP

SAP New Zealand today announced the appointment of Glenn Bittle as Professional Services Director, SAP New Zealand. Glenn joins SAP New Zealand from Kordia where he was responsible for the Empower Programme which included the implementation of SAP to drive process …
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Tasman Insulation appoints new Marketing Manager

Press Release – Mango Communications

Tasman Insulation, maker of New Zealand’s most popular insulation supplier Pink® Batts®, recently appointed Julius Sargent to the role of Sales and Marketing Manager in March of this year.
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Govt needs to make ESP mandatory Hyundai urges

Press Release – Hyundai

Hyundai Motors New Zealand along with the top representative groups for the Australian motor industry have this week come out in strong support of the announcement that Australia are considering making Electronic Stability Protection (ESP) mandatory …
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Broadband Questions and Answers

Press Release – Ministry of Economic Development

1. Why is the government investing in broadband infrastructure, rather than leaving this to the private sector? The government is getting involved in order to accelerate the provision of ultra-fast broadband services, with the ultimate goal of creating …
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