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Sallies keep fundraising costs to a minimum

Press Release – Salvation Army

As the furore grows over how much money fundraising companies extract from charities, The Salvation Army says the cost of its fundraising activities is 19 cents for every dollar collected. Yesterday, CEO of Fundraising Institute of New Zealand James Austin …
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NZ Business Roundtable Perspectives No. 287

Press Release – New Zealand Business Roundtable

Miliband’s citing of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech in support of his policy of subsidising the construction of many thousands of otherwise uneconomic wind turbines might appear grotesque, even comical; but not if you genuinely believe …
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Forest&Bird says fisheries green tick not deserved

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird says fisheries management is not as green as Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley claims, following a report on global fisheries management standards. Forest & Bird does not believe the report should …
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Shotover Canyon Swing supports search and rescue

Press Release – Shotover Canyon Swing

The Wakatipu Search and Rescue team has been able to take on and train a new puppy for bush and avalanche rescue thanks to support from this year’s Shotover Canyon Swing fundraiser.
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NZ must head back to OECD medicine standard

Press Release – Researched Medicines Industry Association

The pharmaceutical industry says the $40m announced yesterday by the Government to subsidise new medicines helps New Zealand back on a path to reach OECD standards for medicines expenditure. Dr Pippa MacKay, the Chairman of the Researched Medicines …
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Hamilton – Auckland rail service boost for Waikato

Press Release – Newmarket Business Association

Kiwirail’s proposed daily passenger rail service from Auckland to Hamilton would be great as the Hamilton CBD pushes for reinvigoration and economic growth,” says an Auckland business leader. “Waikato needs to cash in on Auckland’s huge projected …
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Death of couple is believed to be accidental

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Post mortem examinations have been carried this morning on David and Bernadette Otimi who were found dead by their children at their home in Taumarunui yesterday morning. The finding is going to be subject to further toxicology tests which may take some …
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Maori language research reports now complete

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A set of research reports, which shows the health of the Maori language is improving, has been completed by Te Puni Kokiri. “It’s great to be able to say that te reo Maori is in a healthier state than it was five years earlier,” said Maori Affairs …
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AXA’s customer – top position in New Zealand

Press Release – AXA

AXA has been named top industry performer for its expert customer claims service, in the 2009 W A. Taylor intermediary survey. Insurance advisers across the industry rated AXA number one for claims action out of the seven major companies in New Zealand. …
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BLIS Technologies achieves momentum in key markets

Press Release – NZPA

Improving sales and expansion of its customer base are just some of the reasons why Dunedin based biotech and health products manufacturer, BLIS Technologies Ltd (NZX:BLT) believe their turnaround strategy, which started in 2007, remains firmly on track.
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S$307 Million Loss In First Quarter

Press Release – Singapore Airlines

GROUP FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE First Quarter 2009-10 The combination of the global economic downturn, the outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1) and fuel hedging resulted in a loss of SG$307 million (NZ$307.65 million) for the first quarter ended June 2009. This …
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Financial Advisers To Lose Limited Liability

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

Financial advisers need to be aware that the new Financial Advisers Act will deny them the protection of operating through a limited liability company, making them personally liable for any financial advice they may give. The warning was delivered …
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