Archive for February, 2010

Antarctic Whale Expedition at Half Way Mark

Press Release – NIWA

The joint Australian-New Zealand Antarctic Whale Expedition is on track collecting information on several whale species in the Southern Ocean. Read more »

ASB moving head office to waterfront site

Press Release – ASB Bank

ASB is moving its head office to a new building located in the Wynyard Quarter redevelopment on Auckland’s waterfront. The building will be developed and owned by Kiwi Income Property Trust. Read more »

Government Slashes Red Tape For Grocery Sector

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

The Government’s release today of a Medsafe discussion document recommending that fluoride toothpastes and anti-dandruff shampoos be removed from Medicines Act regulations, will save millions in pointless compliance costs for the grocery sector, and increase … Read more »

Development Agreement With ASB Bank

Press Release – Kiwi Income Property Trust

Kiwi Income Property Trust announced today that it has entered into a conditional development agreement with ASB Bank Limited (ASB) to develop new head office premises for ASB in Wynyard Quarter on Auckland’s waterfront. Under the terms of the agreement … Read more »

Congrats extended to Wellington sister association

Press Release – Northern Employers and Manufacturers Association

The Northern Employers & Manufacturers Association has congratulated the Wellington based Employers & Manufacturers Association, EMA Central, for its plans to join forces with the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Auckland Airport welcomes Harbour crossing

Press Release – Auckland International Airport

Auckland Airport welcomes the announcement, made today by the Minister of Transport, Steven Joyce, that the Manukau Harbour crossing project on the South-western Motorway will be complete and open seven months ahead of schedule. Read more »

New lane control signs operating 1 March

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) reminds motorists using the Wellington motorway that from Monday 1 March new electronic ‘Lane Control Signs’ on SH1 from the Terrace Tunnel in Wellington city to Ngauranga Gorge will be operating. Read more »

Sea Eagles Go Free to Air Weekly on Maori TV

Press Release – Maori Television Service

The Manly Sea Eagles plan to become New Zealand’s second favourite NRL club with the help of a new partnership with New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster, Maori Television. Read more »

Valuations team bolstered with senior appointments

Press Release – Bayley’s Real Estate

A new business strategy to increase the scope of professional services to the commercial, industrial and retail property sectors has seen leading real estate company Bayleys appoint two senior business valuations specialists to its operations. Read more »

Expressway Alliance good for community

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) welcomes the Kapiti Coast District Council’s (KCDC) commitment to work together with the agency and the private sector to achieve a successful outcome for the Road of National Significance between MacKays Crossing and Peka Peka … Read more »

Montana’s television ad now on air!

Press Release – Montana

The first ever television commercial for Montana Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc went to air in New Zealand on 20 February and in Australia on 21 February, reinforcing Montana as a true pioneer of the New Zealand wine industry. Read more »

PM’s Address to North Shore Grey Power

Speech – New Zealand Government

I want to take some time today to talk about tax. This is an issue that Grey Power members, and older people more generally, are interested in, and understandably have some concerns about. Read more »

ANZ Bank’s NZ underlying earnings fall 19%

Article – Businesswire

Feb. 26 (BusinessWire) – Australia & New Zealand Banking Group’s New Zealand business reported a 19% decline in underlying earnings in the three months ended Dec. 31, reflecting impairment charges and ‘subdued’ lending volumes. Underlying … Read more »

South Canterbury makes early repayment of US debt

Article – Businesswire

Feb. 26 (BusinessWire) – South Canterbury Finance Ltd., the finance company owned by Allan Hubbard’s Southbury Group, says its liquidity position is sufficiently strong to allow it to repay US$17.7 million of privately placed U.S. a month before … Read more »

Super payments will rise under tax changes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand Superannuation payments will immediately rise in two separate ways if the Government decides to increase GST, Prime Minister John Key says. Read more »

Weak prices, strike pole-axe Solid Energy result

Article – Businesswire

Feb. 26 (BusinessWire) – Solid Energy Ltd., the government-owner coal miner, is cancelling all major capital expenditure after its earnings turned to a $6.5 million loss in the six months to Dec. 31. Read more »

Microsoft releases wireless mouse in three colours

Press Release – Microsoft New Zealand

Microsoft Hardware extends its award-winning line of BlueTrack Technology mouse products, debuting the advanced tracking technology at its lowest prices ever — under $50.00 rrp.* Now people have the opportunity to track on virtually any surface** at an affordable … Read more »

0.4% gain in Aussie credit aggregates unexpectedly

Press Release – JP Morgan

Today’s credit aggregates showed an unexpectedly large 0.4%m/m gain (J.P. Morgan and consensus 0.2%) in the pool of credit outstanding in the economy. This comes after a 0.3% rise in December and monthly falls late last year. Housing credit again … Read more »

Kohu Rd Ice Cream Licks The Sweet Taste Of Success

Press Release – Waitakere City Council

Greg Hall and the Kohu Road Ice Cream company have got the luxury ice cream market licked, despite the recession. And all of the company’s employees are enjoying the sweet taste of success. Read more »

Fresh produce networking site proving a hit

Press Release – Locavore365

Launched just over 2 months ago by 3 Christchurch friends, Locavore365 (a fresh produce exchange website) is proving to be a big hit with green-fingered kiwis. Read more »

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