Archive for August, 2009

Flagz Group NZ Limited Acquires Bluegrass Flags

Press Release – Flagz Group New Zealand

Flagz Group NZ Ltd announced today that it has acquired Bluegrass Flags and will merge Bluegrass into the Flagz Group. The deal represents a landmark event in the flags manufacturing industry in New Zealand, significantly increasing the dominant …
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Navman Wireless Wins Recognition For R&D

Press Release – Navman NZ Ltd

Hard on the heels of recent international successes, Navman Wireless won home-town recognition at the 2009 Westpac Enterprise North Shore Business Excellence Awards. The company took away the Eco Insulation Award for Excellence in Design, Research …
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Wool Vote Disappoints But Paves The Way For Unity

Press Release – Wool Exporters Council

Wool exporters are disappointed but not surprised that farmers have rejected Meat and Wool New Zealand’s wool levy proposals. But they see the veto as a golden opportunity to re-unite the wool industry and collectively work together to ensure wool growers …
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Motor industry supports commonsense decision

Press Release – Motor Industry Association

The chief executives of both the new and used vehicle industry associations are quoted as agreeing “the government’s decision to not proceed with the development of a regulated vehicle fuel economy standard is a victory for common sense and pragmatism”.
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Telecom’s change of plan a sign of desperation

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The EPMU says Telecom’s decision to bring forward the transition of Auckland and Northland work to Visionstream by three weeks is a sign of desperation as fault repair times blow out and workers continue to refuse to sign over to Visionstream. The announcement …
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Postie Plus sees ‘modest’ profit as Q4 sales rise

Article – Businesswire

August 31 (BusinessWire) – Postie Plus Group, which sold its Arbuckles manchester and homewares chain to shareholder Jan Cameron, predicts it will post a “modest profit” this year after it lifted sales 13% in the fourth quarter.
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Cleaning up Wellington’s e-waste

Press Release – eDay

The nationwide computer recycling event aims to educate New Zealanders about the benefits of recycling while providing convenient drop-off points for people to dispose of unwanted ‘e-waste’.
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Substation Ensures The Power Always Gets Through

Press Release – Unison

Rotorua residents and businesses can look forward to a more secure power supply, thanks to lines company Unison opening a new substation to service the city.
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Hotel SO To Open 100 More Rooms To Meet Demand

Press Release – SO Hotel

Despite the very unsettled recessionary market, central Christchurch’s Hotel SO has experienced such a positive reception to its ultra-modern, low-cost model that it is now moving into the second and final phase of its expansion.
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TVNZ 7 Raises Over $40,000 For Stroke Victims

Press Release – Television New Zealand

TVNZ 7’s New Artland charity art auction has contributed $40,000 to The Stroke Foundation. The art auction, held last Thursday, was prompted by the recent stroke suffered by series host Chris Knox. It was held to coincide with the launch of series …
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NZ Dollar Outlook: RBA review, dairy auction key

Article – Businesswire

August 31 (BusinessWire) –Tomorrow’s Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy review is expected to underpin the New Zealand dollar above 68 U.S. cents, along with any signs from Fonterra’s latest online auction of another pick-up in the …
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TSB sign to full independent ATM service

Press Release – Paymark

Following the successful pilot of the Independent ATM network, TSB Bank has signed up to the permanent production service. Paymark, along with partners ATM Plus and NZ ATM, piloted Independent ATMs in New Zealand from mid-2008 to mid-2009, following …
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Champagne Corks Pop At Airport

Press Release – Waikato Regional Airport Limited

Champagne corks will be popping at Hamilton International Airport this afternoon (Monday, August 31) when Pacific Blue’s Boeing 737-800 lands for the first time. And even more corks will be popping from 6am tomorrow (Tuesday, September 1) when …
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Queenstown Resort College cooks up a storm

Press Release – Queenstown Resort College

Queenstown Resort College is cooking up a storm with a series of cookery demonstrations putting some of the region’s top chefs under the spotlight. Home chefs are being given the opportunity to pick up some top tips in Mediterranean and Asian-flavoured …
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New Templates Make Budgeting Simple

Press Release – DairyNZ

DairyNZ has launched simple budget templates for dairy farmers facing the current tight cashflow conditions. “Comment following the recent successful Tight Management for Tight Times seminars was that farmers are looking to take control of their financial …
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ANZ National 9-month profit falls 43% on charges

Article – Businesswire

August 31 –ANZ National, New Zealand’s largest banking group, reported a 43% decline in profit for the first nine months as the impact of recession forced it to more-than triple its credit impairments.
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Identity Theft: An Issue for Honey Producers

Press Release – Oritain Global Limited

A series of articles were published recently in an American newspaper exposing the extent of fraud and mislabelling of honey in the United States. Importantly, one article states that it isn’t possible to authenticate the origin of honey. Some …
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Traffic Crash Injuries Commonly Misclassified

Press Release – University of Otago

New Zealand’s current way of counting injury severity in people hospitalised from traffic crashes has serious flaws and could be replaced by a method yielding more accurate information, according to University of Otago research being presented today.
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Wool levy defeat a blow for industry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister David Carter says the decision by farmers not to support the continuation of a wool levy is disappointing and will create difficulties for the industry. “I respect the democratic process and the right for farmers to decide, …
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Norgate’s RPI seeks funding as PGGW cancels divvy

Article – Businesswire

August 31 – Rural Portfolio Investments Ltd, the private investment vehicle of Craig Norgate and Baird McConnon, will be forced to increase borrowing or sell assets to fund its cash requirements after 27%-owned PGG Wrightson omitted its final dividend.
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