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Archive for July, 2009

SMELLIE SNIFFS THE BREEZE: Productivity

Article – Businesswire

July 31 (BusinessWire) – I’ve got a productivity idea to add to the 50 point productivity plan for New Zealand released this week by Business New Zealand: don’t waffle.
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MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 above 3,000; Ryman, BGR gain

Article – Businesswire

July 31 – New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index ended the week above 3,000, holding near a 10-month high as optimism for a recovery in the global economy helped equity markets to rally and drove up commodity prices. Retirement village operator Ryman Healthcare …
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Extinction crisis but fish stocks OK

Press Release – Science Media Centre

It was grim news for conservation front in our part of the world this week, with a survey of conservation research in the Oceania region finding that the area is losing species at least as fast as the rest of the planet – and possibly even faster. …
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Connon Verdict result of State Procrastination

Press Release – Candor Trust

The jury returning a verdict in the Wendy Connon case is congratulated for undertaking a difficult task. Candor Trust say that the millions spent on the manslaughter trial, and the injuries to some passengers and the death to one child would far less likely …
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Council receives international credit rating AA-

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has been given an internationally recognised credit rating of AA- by Fitch Ratings, one of the top three credit rating agencies in the world. Council has sought the credit rating to enable access to more competitive borrowing …
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Silver Fern Farms capital structure result

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The positive result from the Silver Fern Farms (SFF) proposal to reform its capital and governance provides a potential way forward for the meat industry. “While the turnout was disappointing at 42.24 percent, of those who did vote, three-quarters …
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Provenco stock sinks further as capital sought

Article – Businesswire

July 31 – ProvencoCadmus shares fell, bringing their week-long slide to 54%, after the provider of electronic point-of-sale systems said some of its largest shareholders had declined to assist with urgently needed working capital.
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HCC receives international credit rating of AA-

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has been given an internationally recognised credit rating of AAby Fitch Ratings, one of the top three credit rating agencies in the world.
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50 Years Service – Colin Winter retires from SBS

Press Release – SBS Bank

It was a just another day when a young Colin Winter came door-knocking for a job at the Southland Building and Investment Society and Bank of Deposits and asked to see the head man. The boss was Hugh Ritchie and Colin immediately thought he was …
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Now it is decision time for farmers

Press Release – Meat And Wool New Zealand

Meat & Wool New Zealand says that the voting papers which will determine the future of industry good investment in the sheep, beef and goat sector, have been sent out to all farmers on the M&WNZ electoral roll. The voting pack farmers will receive …
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NZ Transport Agency one year old

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) marks one year of operations tomorrow. NZTA was formally established on 1 August 2008, combining the functions and expertise of Land Transport NZ and Transit New Zealand.
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Snatch impaireds’ cars and bikes

Press Release – Candor Trust

Candor Trusts prime policy for drink and drug drive harm slashing is vehicle forfeiture (May 2009 Report), and we’ll not stop until it is a reality – despite obstructive idiocy and 0.5 obsession from the Liquor Review, run by a Commission with clear political …
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