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Archive for September, 2009

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 ends quarter at 12-month high

Article – Businesswire

Sept. 30 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index rose, ending the third quarter at a 12-month high, after business confidence surged, stoking speculation the domestic economy will extend its recovery from recession. Road transport firm Mainfreight …
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Radical reforms supported

Press Release – Institute of Chartered Accountants

The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) has thrown the weight of its 32,000 members behind proposals for a wave of reforms to New Zealand’s financial reporting system. “Improvements to New Zealand’s financial reporting framework …
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F&P Appliances gains breathing space from banks

Article – Businesswire

Sept. 30 (BusinessWire) – Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Ltd., New Zealand’s only listed whiteware manufacturer, won agreement from its banks to modify the terms of its banking facilities after earnings missed targets.
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Hair drug-testing “dangerous”

Press Release – Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

Expensive hair drug tests being marketed to New Zealand parents are intrusive and their usefulness is highly questionable. The ALCP believe drug testing will only sow more mistrust and alienation between parents and children.
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NZ business confidence reached decade-high

Press Release – J P Morgan

• Business confidence jumped 14.9 points in September • Nearly half of those surveyed expect conditions to improve • Near-term GDP growth will be solid
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Six years for fast rural broadband not fast enough

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand’s telecommunications spokesperson, Jacky Stafford, says that the government should be putting more money into rural broadband now, instead of the planned six year roll out of its rural broadband initiative. “It’s an …
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Bacardi announces Lion Nathan as NZ distribution

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

Auckland, New Zealand:- Bacardi today announces an agreement in principle for the appointment of Lion Nathan New Zealand as distributor for all Bacardi brands, including 42 BELOW, in New Zealand.
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Media Release From NZVA

Press Release – New Zealand Veterinary Association

The New Zealand Veterinary Association says the condition of the calves found on Crafar Farms’ Benneydale dairy farm is totally unacceptable. NZVA president Dr Richard Wild said there is no excuse for animals to be in such poor condition and …
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Air New Zealand Tsunami Update

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has sent basic supplies to Samoa to help those who lost belongings in the tsunami. General Manager of Airline Operations David Morgan says the Boeing 777-200 ER that left for Samoa this afternoon was stocked with several hundred blankets, …
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Smooth Oreo increase a sign of good fisheries mana

Press Release – Seafood Industry Council

Quota increases in smooth oreo on the South Island’s east coast is an example of good fisheries management, says New Zealand seafood industry’s DeepWater Group chief executive George Clement.
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Action shows why Redundancy Protection needed

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s Associate labour spokesperson Darien Fenton says the industrial action being taken tomorrow by parliamentary staff highlights the serious need for minimum redundancy protection in law, as proposed by her members’ bill. “Parliamentary …
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Power: Reforming New Zealand’s liquor laws

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. I would particularly like to acknowledge Law Commission President Sir Geoffrey Palmer and HANZ Chief Executive Bruce Robertson.
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