Archive for December, 2009

Bogus peak population surveyor reported

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Thames-Coromandel District Council has received reports that a man is calling on Matarangi households saying he is collecting information for the Council’s peak population survey when he is not part of the Council survey team. Read more »

Loose KEA expat network worth keeping: LECG

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 29 (BusinessWire) – Annual taxpayer investment of $630,000 in KEA, a loose network of high net worth Kiwi expatriates, is worth the effort, but not much more should be sought from it, says a report for the Ministry of Economic Development by the … Read more »

Calls for curbs on NIWA “scaremongering”

Press Release – New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

The Minister of Research Science & Technology, Hon Wayne Mapp, has been asked by a former science minister to direct NIWA (the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) that its remit does not extend to “scaremongering about climate … Read more »

Weak NZ power station investment threatens supply

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 29 (BusinessWire) – Power companies’ intentions to build new power stations have collapsed over the past year, with potential for electricity shortages re-emerging from 2013 onwards unless more new projects are committed in the next 12 months, says … Read more »

Nufarm, pursued by Sinochem, teams with Sumitomo

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 29 (BusinessWire) – Nufarm Ltd., the Australasian farm chemical company being pursued by China’s Sinochem Corp., said Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical Co. has agreed to buy a 20% stake in the company at a superior price. Read more »

Maier sees 12 months of change in Hubbard empire

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 29 (BusinessWire) – Sandy Maier, who has been tapped for the role of chief executive in businessman Allan Hubbard’s investment group, says he is being brought in as a change manager with a set of tasks to be achieved over the next 12 months. Read more »

DFC veteran Maier named CEO of South Canterbury

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 29 (BusinessWire) – South Canterbury Finance, whose shareholder was forced to inject funds and underwrite bad loans last year, named statutory management veteran Sandy Maier as chief executive. Read more »

Emirates To Start A380 Services To Jeddah In 2010

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates will serve Jeddah in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia four times weekly with the A380 super-jumbo from February 1, 2010. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for third monthly decline vs US

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 29 (BusinessWire) – The New Zealand dollar headed for its third straight monthly decline, having peaked above 76 U.S. cents in October, as the U.S. dollar climbs from its lows against the yen and euro and investors square up ahead of the New Year … Read more »

Stocks to watch: EWC, LMP, NZO, Wrightson

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 29 (BusinessWire) – The following stocks may be active on the New Zealand exchange after developments since the close of trading yesterday. All prices are in New Zealand dollars unless specified. Read more »

The growing influence of fertiliser

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Climate change scenarios are adding to the potential for massive food shortages around the world, increasing the need for farmers to produce even more from their land. Read more »

Farming for the future with fertiliser science

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Rollercoaster fertiliser pricing over the past few years has got farmers asking how they can get the biggest bang for their fertiliser buck, and technology could well provide some of the answers. Read more »

Crazy Catch – “Want to hear from 65 customers”

Press Release – Crazy Catch

Crazy Catch, a New Zealand owned Company that markets Crazy Catch Sports rebound nets, still want to hear from approximately 65 customers in the follow up to a product recall. Read more »

World Week Ahead: Investors grow more upbeat

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 28 (BusinessWire) – There’s no sign yet that investors are going to hit the pause button, and no reason why they should. Read more »

6 institutions opt out of Retail Deposit Guarantee

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Six institutions have elected not to accept replacement deeds for the Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme. They are: Aotearoa Credit Union, Asset Finance, Christchurch Emergency Services Credit Union, Farmers Mutual Finance, Mutual Credit Finance, and Rockforte … Read more »

IRD Delivers Best Possible Xmas Present

Press Release – Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

There really is a Santa Claus. And he has been revealed to be the most unlikely of people, namely the Commissioner of Inland Revenue. Just in time for Christmas IRD has persuaded the Big Four Australian-owned banks – ANZ, ASB, BNZ, and Westpac … Read more »

The Alliance Calls for Positive Thinking

Press Release – New Zealand Alliance Party

Despite skyrocketing unemployment in past couple of years, close to 90% of those who lose their jobs find another one within a year. As of September this year only 6654 people out of the 58541 on the unemployment benefit had been receiving it for … Read more »

While you were sleeping: Stocks edged higher

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 25 (BusinessWire) – Signs of continuing strength in the U.S. economy helped propel shares higher in the U.S. and Europe in shortened trading sessions ahead of Christmas. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks drift in pre-Xmas trade

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 24 (BusinessWire) – The NZX 50 drifted lower in light trading, in a shortened Christmas Eve session. Pan Pacific Petroleum led gainers as the price of crude oil rose. Carpet maker Cavaliar Corp. was the biggest decliner. Read more »

Auckland City Council looks at retail bond market

Article – Businesswire

Dec. 24 (BusinessWire) – Auckland City Council is looking to tap the retail market for funds again in a public bond offering. Read more »

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