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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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