Archive for July, 2009

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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Marine Energy Fund Opens

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Applications are now open for the third round of the Marine Energy Deployment Fund, which aims to get wave and tidal stream energy devices operating in New Zealand waters. Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee says the purpose of the fund is to bring …
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Business backs unified Waikato in principle

Press Release – EMA

Though reform of local government in the Waikato could not be put in place for the local body elections next year, it’s a very worthwhile idea in principle, says EMA Waikato chair Jack Ninnes. “It would make a lot of sense to replicate the council …
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Recession hits hard as more jobs are lost

Press Release – Downtown Community Ministries

Service users of Downtown Community Ministry are feeling the brunt of the recession says Outreach Worker Kate Bell. “One woman on the benefit was working part-time at a hotel and was laid off, another woman had her hours cut down significantly.”
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True impact of New Zealand’s fisheries unknown

Press Release – World Wide Fund For Nature

WWF-New Zealand is calling on the Government to fund more scientific research into the full impacts of fisheries on New Zealand’s marine ecosystems, following a statement by the Minister of Fisheries today applauding New Zealand’s fisheries for being …
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Fly Buys and HooHaa join forces

Press Release – Fly Buys

AUCKLAND, 31 JULY 2009 – Fly Buys is partnering with HooHaa, the mobile marketing channel, offering Fly Buys Points for receiving personalised deals, which its 2.2 million Members can opt to have sent to their mobile phones.
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Green Monkey Strikes Gold In Australia

Press Release – Green Monkey

Green Monkey Strikes Gold In Australia   Canterbury based organic baby food brand Green Monkey received more accolades this week for its recent Pouch System innovation at the coveted Food Magazine Challenge Awards, the most prestigious food awards in …
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Te reo goes mobile

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Up to forty (40) te reo Māori audio phrases and words can now be downloaded to mobile phones. Associate Minister of Māori Affairs Georgina te Heuheu this morning launched Maori Television’s Māori language application for mobile phones. m.Māori is a …
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Webtrends Acquires Testing Leader Widemile

Press Release – WebTrends

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – 31 July, 2009 – Webtrends, a global analytics leader with world class data collection and analysis solutions, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Widemile, a leading provider of multivariate testing and site optimisation …
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Views sought on changes to binding rulings law

Press Release – New Zealand Government

An issues paper released today seeks feedback on suggested changes to the legislation on binding tax rulings, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has announced. Binding rulings are issued by Inland Revenue upon formal request by a taxpayer and set out how Inland …
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Ryman climbs to 10-month high on profit outlook

Article – Businesswire

July 31 – Ryman Healthcare shares climbed to a 10-month high after the rest-home operator said it is trading well ahead of last year and is set to post an increase in full-year profit on demand for its facilities.
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National fails to deliver green jobs package

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders will be asking how “Australia can create 50,000 green jobs while we are getting just 160 so far for a bike track”, Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe says. David Cunliffe said National should be urgently investigating a green …
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Capital raising boosts Botry-Zen confidence

Press Release – Botry-Zen

July 31                                                                           For Immediate release   Capital raising boosts Botry-Zen confidence   Buoyed by shareholder approval for $1.7 million in capital, biotechnology company Botry-Zen …
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Call to review cell tower standards

Press Release – Manukau City Council

Manukau City Council is calling on the government to review the standards for cell towers following community concern about sites in residential areas. The council will advocate for a review of the National Environmental Standards, which allow telecommunications …
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Government must rein Brash in – EPMU

Press Release – EPMU

The Government must call on Don Brash to resile from comments made in his speech at AUT or remove him as the Chair of the 2025 Taskforce on productivity says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union. The call comes after the former National …
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Minister opens hometown renewal project

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Housing Minister and Whangarei MP Phil Heatley was on hand in his home town today to open Housing New Zealand’s newest neighbourhood improvement project office in Otangarei, Whangarei. Housing New Zealand, which owns just under half the properties …
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PM launches ‘Great Kiwi Invite’ tourism campaign

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today launched a new campaign encouraging Kiwis to invite their overseas relatives and friends to visit New Zealand. The ‘Great Kiwi Invite’ campaign, run by Tourism New Zealand, aims to increase the number …
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