Archive for January, 2010

Mana Coach Services attempt to sue Tramways Union

Press Release – Wellington Tramways Union

Mana Coach Service are attempting to sue the Wellington Tramways Union for an article published in a union newsletter in mid 2009 (see the article below). Read more »

TAB to refund customers affected by power cut

Press Release – TAB

The Totalisator Agency Board (TAB) is trying to contact and reimburse customers whose bets were adversely affected during a recent power outage. Read more »

NZ Magazines seelected as sales agency for Time

Press Release – NZ Magazines

Andrew Butcher, Asia Pacific Publishing Director of Time comments “Time is a natural fit with NZ Magazines’ portfolio of leading titles. The synergy with the NZ Listener in particular is stunning”. Read more »

NYU to adopt Kiwi Cancer Technology

Press Release – Impact PR

One of America’s leading universities, New York University (NYU), will utilise Kiwi MoleMap technology to advance skin cancer research and help find new ways to detect melanoma earlier. Read more »

Federated Farmers meets Energy Minister

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers this afternoon re-tabled its Compensation for transmission infrastructure report, written by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER), at a meeting with the Hon Gerry Brownlee MP, Minister of Resources and Energy. Read more »

DNA suggests Moa once flew

Press Release – Massey University

The research, by Professor David Penny, Elizabeth Crimp and Gillian Gibb of the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, has found that moa were closely related to the tinamou, a breed of South American birds. Read more »

Institutions pay $1.91 for Auckland Airport stock

Article – Businesswire

Jan. 29 (BusinessWire) – Institutions will pay $1.91 a share for Auckland International Airport, close to the market price, after existing shareholders rushed to buy discounted stock in its 1-for16 offer. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 joins global sell-off; HLG up

Article – Businesswire

Jan. 29 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand shares fell, joining a global slide amid renewed concern Greece will need a bail-out while economic recovery in the U.S. remains tepid and China looks to tighten credit. The NZX 50 Index fell less than its counterparts … Read more »

Notice Of Special General Meeting

Press Release – L and M Energy

L&M Energy Limited (ASX, NZX : LME) hereby announces a Special General Meeting of shareholders to be held on Monday 22nd February 2010, commencing at 12:00 noon (NZT)at the Te Aro Room 1, Level 4, 114 The Terrace, Wellington NZ. Read more »

NZ Farming Systems reiterates FY profit forecast

Article – Businesswire

Jan. 29 (BusinessWire) – NZ Farming Systems Uruguay Ltd., the company using intensive New Zealand dairy farming techniques to develop farms in South America, reiterated its target for a full-year loss, saying milk prices will be volatile after three … Read more »

SBS Bank team gets their sleeves rolled up

Press Release – SBS Bank

If there is a community event to support, the team at SBS Bank Queenstown are happy to get stuck in and a busy start to their community partnerships is ensuring 2010 is launching with a bang. Read more »

Successful Completion Of Institutional Bookbuild

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland International Airport (“Auckland Airport”) advises that it has successfully completed the institutional bookbuild component of its 1 for 16 fully underwritten entitlement offer (“Institutional Bookbuild”). Read more »

Super fast fibre to the door in 7 years

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector plans to provide an ultra-fast open access fibre broadband solution to the door of every Aucklander. And it will do so three years faster than the Government’s 10 year deadline by drawing on its extensive experience in building, maintaining … Read more »

NZRFG stakes strong claim for fibre rollout

Press Release – New Zealand Regional Fibre Group

The New Zealand Regional Fibre Group says it can meet the Government’s objectives in the ultra-fast broadband (UFB) initiative. Read more »

Cookie Time to open showcase store in Queenstown

Press Release – Cookie Time

Cookie Time have added Weta Workshop to their design team to create what they describe as a world class retail experience planned for Queenstown. The Cookie Time store will be their showcase outlet, a retail model they plan to franchise throughout the … Read more »

Charlie’s turns to first-half profit; shares gain

Article – Businesswire

Jan. 29 (BusinessWire) Charlie’s Group Ltd., the juicemaker, turned to a first-half profit on the sale of an Auckland property, cost cutting and growth in its Australian business. The shares jumped 5.6%. Read more »

Exports to China Continue to Grow

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce

Export figures out today show the importance of China to New Zealand’s economic recovery according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce. “While exports overall fell 7.5%, exports to China increased 43.1% in calendar year 2009,” said … Read more »

Seasonal Climate Outlook: February – April 2010

Forecast – NIWA

The current El Niño continues at moderate strength in the equatorial Pacific, but is likely to weaken during the autumn. The NIWA National Climate Centre says that means temperatures are likely to continue to be on the cool side, and drier than … Read more »

Pokie Spend Drops Over Year

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Gaming machine expenditure in the country’s 1500 pubs and clubs in the year ended December 2009 decreased 5.2 per cent compared to 2008, according to figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs. Spending dropped from $912.6 million in 2008 … Read more »

Govt license proposals unfair – Youth Union Movt

Press Release – Youth Union Movement

The New Zealand youth union movement, Stand Up, is calling on the Government to consider young people, especially young workers, before increasing the cost of driver licences. Stand Up Convener James Sleep says the Government’s latest announcement is yet … Read more »

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