Archive for September, 2009

Not all things are created equal

Press Release – National Council of Women

The right of all people to an unemployment, sickness or invalids benefit, irrespective of their marital or family status, was affirmed last week at the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) National Executive meeting in Wellington.
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Minister orders wider inspection of Crafar farms

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister David Carter says animal welfare inspectors will now begin inspecting all properties owned by the Crafar farming family to ensure there are no cases of animal neglect.
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NZ business confidence surges to 10-year high

Article – Businesswire

Sept. 30 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand business confidence surged to a 10-year high, underpinned by resurgent housing and construction markets as the economic recovery sets in.
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Forum for the Future on the New Zealand economy

Press Release – UNITEC

A series of panel discussions on the future of the New Zealand economy will be hosted at Unitec during October. Rod Oram, award winning business journalist and adjunct Professor at Unitec’s Department of Management and Marketing, will faciliate the …
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Design and win with Sony Xplod

Press Release – Sony New Zealand Limited

September 2009: Sony Xplod has a brand new car … and they’re giving budding designers the chance to make it look as it sounds and be in to win a car audio package to the value of $1600.
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Pyne Gould aims to turn dud Marac loans into gold

Article – Businesswire

Sept. 30(BusinessWire) – Pyne Gould Corp. aims to take the impaired property loans off its Marac unit books and transfer them to its fledgling Perpetual Asset Management arm where they’ll have a market value and be managed as an asset. The deal kills …
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First major test of NZ tsunami gauge network

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Several dozen people are dead in the Samoan islands following a magnitude 8.3 earthquake this morning that was centred 205 km south of the Samoan capital, Apia.
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Contingency arrangements for Parliament

Press Release – Parliamentary Services

The Parliamentary Service will put in place contingency arrangements to ensure the parliamentary precincts remain safe and secure during planned industrial action by staff who are members of the PSA, its General Manager Geoff Thorn, said today.
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Tb Strategy up for review

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister David Carter has today announced a review of the National Pest Management Strategy for bovine tuberculosis.
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NZ needs to move to post-recession clean economy

Press Release – Business Council for Sustainable Development

New Zealand risks being left behind the global growth of a clean economy because of its reluctance to embrace users-pays for the environment.
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AXA simplifies communications with Gen-i’

Press Release – AXA

AXA poised to achieve cost savings and improve productivity as it moves to the new XT Mobile Network
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TVNZ Reports Small Profit For Year

Press Release – TVNZ

Television New Zealand today reported an after tax profit for the financial year to 30 June 2009 of $2.1 million.
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Peppers delivers pillow presents

Press Release – Peppers

Each week in October, at every Peppers resort, one very lucky guest will find a little surprise slipped under their pillow.
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New fishing rules for Akaroa Harbour from tomorrow

Press Release – Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries is reminding recreational fishers that new rules come into effect tomorrow (01 October 2009) within the Akaroa Taiapure (Akaroa Harbour on Banks Peninsula).
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New rules for recreational fishers

Press Release – Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries is reminding recreational fishers that new rules for the “Challenger” fishery management area come into effect tomorrow (1 October 2009).
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New fishing rules come into effect on 1 October

Press Release – Ministry of Fisheries

Two sets of national fishing regulations come into effect on 1 October, the Ministry of Fisheries has announced. The new rules relate to paua and rock lobster (crayfish).
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New Minimum Legal Size For Paua In Taranaki

Press Release – Ministry of Fisheries

The Ministry of Fisheries is reminding paua divers that a new minimum legal size of 85mm in shell length comes into effect tomorrow (1 October 2009) for the Taranaki region.
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Reserve Bank saves $60,000 through energy use

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank is saving at least $60,000 pa because of new energy efficiency solutions introduced at its Wellington office.
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Still waiting for the (electric) train

Press Release – Auckland Regional Council

Tomorrow’s three cent national fuel tax rise will do nothing to help fund electric trains in Auckland, says ARC Chairman Mike Lee. “If the Government had left things as they were, the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) would have been announcing …
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Business growth centre announces Fast Pitch 2009

Press Release – The Icehouse

The ICEHOUSE business growth centre has kicked off its Fast Pitch 2009 competition for entrepreneurs. The real life Dragon’s Den scenario invites people to put their business ideas to a panel of judges and offers prizes which include three months …
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