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Archive for January, 2010

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 »

Monetary policy worked well in crisis

Press Release – Reserve Bank

New Zealand’s inflation targeting monetary policy has proven flexible, durable and successful, but economic growth requires more than this, Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said today. Read more »

Minister plans renewed health and safety focus

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A review of New Zealand’s Workplace Health and Safety Strategy has identified key areas where work is needed to reduce workplace deaths and accidents, says Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson. “I have been concerned at the toll in our workplaces … Read more »

Seasonal Climate Outlook: February – April 2010

Press Release – Niwa National Climate Centre

A cool end to summer, and continuing drier than normal in the north 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 … Read more »

XT Fallout at ACC NZ Masters Games

Press Release – ACC New Zealand Masters Games

“Try running the country’s largest sporting event without cell phone coverage, it’s a joke!” Aaron Joy, Manager of the ACC NZ Masters Games in Dunedin is at his wits end having had no cell phone coverage for the last three days with Telecom’s … Read more »

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