Archive for May, 2009

Managers encouraged to play cards

Press Release – PYXIS Consulting

Press release, 29 May 2009, PYXIS Consulting, Marton, New Zealand:  New Zealand business improvement company, PYXIS Consulting, has devised a unique card solution that provides a fresh and convenient approach for businesses wanting to enhance performance.
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Home insulation should be a woolly idea

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is embracing the $323 million home insulation package announced in Budget 2009.  It is not only good for New Zealanders but by using poorer quality coarse wools, could also be good for the ailing wool industry. 
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SMELLIE SNIFFS THE BREEZE – Haier purchase rules

Article – Businesswire

So you thought the most important thing this week in the economy was the Budget. I beg to differ.
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MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises; Pike River, Tower up

Article – Businesswire

May 29 – New Zealand shares had their biggest advance in more than two weeks after Tower Ltd. lifted its first-half profit, Fisher & Paykel Appliances climbed to the highest since Feb. 10 and Pike River Coal surged.
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Auckland Airport rating cut to A- by S&P

Article – Businesswire

May 29 – Auckland International Airport Ltd., the country’s largest gateway, had its credit rating cut by Standard & Poor’s, which cited a tough aviation market in the midst of the global economic slump.
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Country Comes to Town

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Melissa Lee, National Candidate for the Mt Albert By-election was pleased to welcome Agriculture Minister, Hon. David Carter to the electorate today. “While the urban area of Auckland is probably as far from the farm, as you can get in New Zealand, …
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Zion Wildlife Garden Temporarily Closed

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) has today enacted powers under the Biosecurity Act 1993 and temporarily closed the Zion Wildlife Gardens near Whangarei to the public in the wake of this week’s death of a keeper at the park. The park …
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Dunedin Police Make Arrests After Campervan Attack

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Dunedin Police have made three arrests in relation to the attack on an elderly couple camping in the Warrington Domain in the early hours of Saturday 16 May. “Three local males, two aged 17 and another aged 20, have been charged with criminal damage. They …
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Labour thanks Auckland Harbour Bridge Workers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour MP Darien Fenton today hosted the event at Stokes Point memorial in Northcote to pay tribute to the workers of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, which was attended by original and present workers, unions and local community members. Darien Fenton …
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MYOB Congratulates 2009 Vero Supreme Award Winner

Press Release – MYOB

Last year’s title-holder, MYOB congratulates the Ministry of Economic Development, winners of the 2009 Vero Excellence in Business Support Supreme Award. MYOB General Manager Julian Smith says the award was well-deserved recognition of the Ministry’s …
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Harcourts continues to grow in South Africa

Press Release – Harcourts

Since the rebranding of the Homenet Group to Harcourts South Africa commenced in April this year the Harcourts group has grown on average by one office every three days, according to Aaron Hodson, Head of International Growth for Harcourts International …
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Air NZ extends capacity cuts as demand dwindles

Article – Businesswire

May 29 – Air New Zealand, the national carrier, will cut capacity by 3% next year, eliminate some 80 jobs cabin and airport handling jobs, and lobby the government to increase marketing on tourism as demand dwindles.
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Budget secures support for social infrastructure

Press Release – Comvoices

ComVoices, an independent network of more than 20 Tangata Whenua, and Community and Voluntary Sector organisations has welcomed the Government’s commitment to maintaining strong social infrastructure in Budget 2009. Tina Reid, Executive Director of the …
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Family Owed Explanation

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT New Zealand Law & Order Spokesman David Garrett today expressed his concern following the announcement that no one will be facing charges over the police shooting of innocent bystander Halatau Naitoko – following a motorway chase in January. “While not charging …
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Hospice visit confirms money well spent

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall has paid tribute to New Zealand’s hospice staff and volunteers during a visit to Te Omanga Hospice in Lower Hutt this morning, to celebrate the extra $15 million for hospices announced in yesterday’s Budget Mr Ryall says “What …
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Private sector partnership wins award for Ministry

Press Release – Ministry of Economic Development

The Ministry of Economic Development was the Vero Supreme Award Winner and won two categories at Vero Excellence in Business Awards last night. The Insolvency and Trustee Service won the supreme award and Public and Private Partnership category, and the …
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EPMU statement on Air NZ restructuring

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union will work vigorously to protect the interests of its members at Air New Zealand as the airline proposes restructuring. The proposal will affect EPMU members at Airport Services and Zeal 320 Ltd. EPMU …
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NZ building approvals climb 11% in April

Article – Businesswire

May 29 – New Zealand home building approvals rose 11% last month, suggesting lower borrowing costs are beginning to breathe life back into the property market after demand tumbled last year.
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Comm Comm will not appeal Avanti Finance decision

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has decided that it will not appeal against the recent decision of the High Court in Commerce Commission v Avanti Finance Limited. The case related to the fee on full prepayment (or break fee) that Avanti charged to debtors who repaid …
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Shearer seeks community input on Mt Albert centre

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Upgrading Mt Albert’s shopping centre is a priority for Labour’s Mt Albert candidate David Shearer. Today he is launching a survey of local residents and shopkeepers about their preferences for development of the shopping centre. David Shearer says …
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