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Archive for March, 2010

NZ business confidence worsened in March

Press Release – JP Morgan

The headline reading on the NBNZ business confidence survey retreated in March as we had expected, falling to a net balance of 42.5 (J.P. Morgan: 45) from a net balance of 50.1 in February, which had marked the highest reading in over a decade. The headline … Read more »

NZ businesses optimistic, investments lag

Article – Businesswire

March 31 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand businesses remained upbeat about the outlook for the economy this month, though there are still concerns about the pace of economic recovery as firms’ investment lags behind. Read more »

Agriculture Minister may have conflict of interest

Press Release – Green Party

Agriculture Minister David Carter may have a conflict of interest in relation to the Bill that is being rushed through Parliament to sack the Canterbury Regional Council, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Activists Deliberately Misleading the Public

Press Release – Waihi Newmont Gold

Newmont Waihi Gold confirms that its future gold mining activity on the Coromandel Peninsula will be using modern underground methods – not open pit. Read more »

Low paid workers to protest April Fools’ Joke

Press Release – Unite Union

Low paid workers are set to protest tomorrow in Auckland’s Queen street against a “April Fool’s Joke” 25 cents increase on the minimum wage. Read more »

PSA welcomes pay rise for health workers

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the vote to accept a National Terms of Settlement (NTOS) that will deliver an across the board pay rise of 2% to 43,000 health workers – 15,600 of whom belong to the PSA – who work for the country’s district health … Read more »

Heavier trucks risk road safety

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s decision to allow heavier trucks on our roads is another move by National that will put the safety of Kiwi motorists at risk, Labour’s transport spokesperson Darren Hughes said today. Read more »

NZ to host first Global Research Alliance meeting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government today released details of an ambitious international plan to produce more food with fewer emissions. Read more »

Groser opens New Zealand Focus store in Guangzhou

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser today officially opened New Zealand Focus – the first of two New Zealand branded retail stores in Guangzhou, China. Read more »

Big trucks are big trouble

Press Release – Green Party

Longer, heavier trucks will soon be on our roads meaning drivers should brace themselves for more road carnage, and more road damage, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Regus Group launches partnership w Diners Club NZ

Press Release – Regus Group

Regus Group (LSE: RGU), the world’s leading provider of innovative workplace solutions, has joined forces with Diners Club New Zealand to launch a program offering Diners Club Cardmembers in New Zealand access to Regus centres across the globe. This is … Read more »

Rise in Travel to Mexico in 2010 Predicted

Press Release – Flight Centre

Flight Centre, New Zealand’s largest travel retailer, is preparing for increased bookings to Mexico in 2010 as the destination rises in popularity. Read more »

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