Archive for October, 2009

Patient update following van accident this morning

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

This is a patient condition update from Hawke’s Bay Hospital of the seven people taken to hospital following a fatal car accident between Napier and Hastings early this morning (31st Oct).
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Violent TV Undermining Family Violence Message

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ says that a report by the US-based Parents Television Council which documents an alarming rise in violence against women and girls on prime-time television should sound warning bells in NZ.
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MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain as US recession ends

Article – Businesswire

Oct. 30 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand shares rose, led by Fisher & Paykel Appliances and New Zealand Refining, joining a global rally after figures showed the U.S. emerged from recession, bolstering demand for equities and commodities.
Read more » Business Award Winner for the 2nd Year

Press Release –

Hawke’s Bay – 30 October 2009: Last minute accommodation website has been awarded category winner in the ‘Online’ section of the Hawkes Bay Business Awards for the second year running.
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Government’s science priorities document welcomed

Press Release – Royal Society Of New Zealand

The Royal Society of New Zealand’s President, Dr Garth Carnaby, applauds the Government’s recently released document looking at New Zealand’s research, science and technology priorities. He says the document is “ground breaking”.
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Quotable Value Growing Through DTZ Acquisition

Press Release – Quotable Value New Zealand

Quotable Value Limited (QV) is very pleased to announce the purchase of the DTZ business in New Zealand, which is planned to come into effect in early November this year. “This acquisition fits well with QV’s plans for continued growth and profitability” …
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OHUG wins prestigious Best Emerging Business Award

Press Release – OHUG

At the glittering black tie event, staged to celebrate the 2009 Stevenson Business Excellence Awards last week, OHUG Power Equipment Ltd won the Best Emerging Business Award. The Business Excellence Awards, promoted and run by the Enterprise Franklin …
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Police are trained and ready for drug testing

Press Release – New Zealand Police

On Sunday 1 November the Land Transport Amendment Act 2009 comes into force. From this day on it will be illegal to drive while impaired by drugs. If Police suspect a person is a drugged driver, they will have the power to require the driver to undergo …
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TrustPower up for first half, planning bond issue

Article – Businesswire

by Pattrick Smellie Oct 30 (BusinessWire) – TrustPower Ltd produced a moderate profit lift for the first six months of the current financial year, reporting an underlying earnings increase of 6% to $72.5 million for the six months to September 30.
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‘The international cow’ is the future of dairy

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The only farmer out of two New Zealanders on the International Dairy Federation’s (IDF) Standing Committee on Farm Management and Animal Health, Willy Leferink, is seeing moves to internationalise standards in the dairy industry. “Having been …
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Sky City 1st-qtr revenue climbs 4.7%

Article – Businesswire

Oct. 30 (BusinessWire) – Sky City Entertainment Group, New Zealand’s biggest casino company, said first-quarter revenue grew 4.7% on improved sales at its Auckland complex and in Australia, putting it on track for ‘double-digit’ earnings growth …
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Fast 50 winner promotes fast track

Press Release – Working In Ltd

Working In, last night named for the third time in the Deloitte Fast 50, is hoping international students will attend New Zealand’s first ever International Student Expo in Auckland this weekend.
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Moves at the top for SOUNZ

Press Release – SOUNZ

Some significant leadership and governance changes are taking place at SOUNZ, the Centre for New Zealand Music. Executive Director Scilla Askew will depart her post at this national arts organisation in February 2010. Elizabeth Kerr will join the …
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SMELLIE SNIFFS THE BREEZE: Inconvenient Treasury

Article – Businesswire

Oct 30 (BusinessWire) – Treasury Secretary John Whitehead looked a bit coy this week when journalists asked him whether any of the bombshells dropped in his department’s latest 40-year fiscal outlook could ever be managed politically.
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Merger and acquisitions guidelines

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission today released guidelines on how applications for mergers and acquisitions involving the ‘failing firm’ argument will be treated. The guidelines are designed to assist businesses and their legal representatives by explaining how …
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Have your say on the future of Auckland transport

Press Release – Auckland Regional Council

Aucklanders are invited to have their say on how $47 billion is spent on transport across the region over the next 30 years. The Regional Transport Committee (RTC) today launched its draft strategy on the future of Auckland’s transport for public …
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Urgent need for another power cable to North

Press Release – North Shore City

Today’s outage throws into sharp relief the urgent need for a reliable electricity supply for the North Shore, says Mayor Andrew Williams.
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New look Motorcycle Trader & News out Monday

Press Release – Motorcycle Trader and News

A recent reader survey has shown that our readers want more bike reviews and more bikes for sale. We have responded by offering more… • bike tests than ever before • bikes for sale than any other NZ bike magazine • how-to advice from the experts …
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TrustPower Limited Unaudited Financial Results

Press Release – TrustPower

TrustPower’s consolidated underlying surplus after tax excluding fair value movements on financial instruments, which are inherently volatile, was $72.5 million for the six months ended 30 September 2009. This represents an increase of 6 per cent compared …
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NZ Bus, Auckland Combined Unions reach agreement

Press Release – NZBus

NZ Bus and the Auckland Combined Unions reached an agreement on a proposal for a Collective Employment Agreement at mediation today. The unions will recommend to their members that they ratify the proposal at a ratification meeting to be held …
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