Archive for March, 2010

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 »

GMT Preliminary Valuation Result

Press Release – Goodman Property Trust

Goodman (NZ) Limited, the Manager of Goodman Property Trust (“GMT” or “Trust”) has confirmed that the independent valuation of the Trust’s property portfolio at 31 March 2010 has reduced its carrying value to $1.5 billion. Read more »

Taxi Drivers Must Feel Safe

Press Release – John Banks

Auckland Mayor John Banks has welcomed the indication from Transport Minister Steven Joyce that taxis will be required to have video cameras installed in time for the Rugby World Cup. Read more »

Farmers missing big picture

Press Release – Productive Economy Council

In the wake of the announcement of the proposal for Hong Kong-based Natural Dairy Holdings to buy the Crafar dairy empire, various commentators have downplayed the potential negative side effects of the move. Unfortunately, that’s mostly wishful … Read more »

From coal to clean energy

Press Release – CRL Energy

CRL Energy in Lower Hutt has successfully demonstrated the full chain from coal to hydrogen-fuelled electricity using a palladium-based membrane. Chief Executive Dr Rob Whitney says the palladium-based membranes, supplied by the Energy Research Centre … Read more »

Heavier truck permits welcomed by freight sector

Press Release – from Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders

Today’s announcement by Transport Minister Steven Joyce of a new permit system allowing for heavier trucks on designated roads has been welcomed by the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation. Read more »

Draft Code Adds Momentum to Regulation

Press Release – Securities Commission

The release today for public consultation of the draft Code of Professional Conduct is a significant step towards having the financial adviser regime in place, according to David Mayhew, the Commissioner for Financial Advisers. The Code specifies the … Read more »

NHNZ expands to Middle East

Press Release – NHNZ

Dunedin based production house NHNZ is expanding its global presence by establishing a production office in the Middle East. NHNZ will set up office in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Read more »

New code of practice for premises wiring released

Press Release – Telecommunication Carriers’ Forum

The Telecommunications Carriers’ Forum has released the new Premises Wiring Code of Practice which is intended to “future-proof” the communications wiring in homes and small offices. Read more »

Prosecution withdrawn for dairy shed discharge

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has withdrawn prosecution in favour of environmental mitigation relating to unlawful dairy shed effluent discharges by two Ashburton farming companies. Read more »

Law change to clarify PIE timing rules

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government will introduce legislation later this year to clarify the timing rules for portfolio investment entities (PIEs) claiming a tax deduction for credit impairments or doubtful debts, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today. Read more »

Cuckoo’s copying an evolutionary curiosity

Press Release – Massey University

A new study of brood parasitism in birds has shown that the nest-poaching New Zealand shining cuckoo’s ability to mimic its grey warbler host is an evolutionary curiosity. Read more »

Dairy farmers urged to keep up zinc levels

Press Release – AgResearch

AgResearch is urging North Island farmers to continue ensuring that their cattle are protected against facial eczema and to monitor their herds for the serious animal health and welfare problem. Read more »

Minister welcomes advisers’ draft Code of Conduct

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Simon Power has today welcomed the publication of the draft Code of Professional Conduct for Authorised Financial Advisers. Read more »

East & Bays sisters lead the sewing revival

Press Release – Ruth And Pony

Auckland sisters, Ruth and Romy Grbic, have thrown in their day jobs in order to pursue their love for arts and craft. They have pooled their creative resources and together have created their own brand of hand-made purses and jewellery, Ruth and … Read more »

HSBC Supports Business Ties Between Hong Kong, NZ

Press Release – HSBC Bank

HSBC toasted the signing of the Hong Kong and New Zealand Closer Economic Partnership Agreement yesterday with invited guests including Hon Tim Groser, New Zealand Minister of Trade, following the official signing of the deal this week. Read more »

Heavier trucks will bring real productivity gains

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new permit system allowing heavy vehicles to operate outside the current mass and dimension limits will deliver real gains for both the economy and the travelling public, says Transport Minister Steven Joyce. Read more »

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