Archive for May, 2010

NZ businesses still confident, ready to hire

Article – Businesswire

May 31 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand businesses are still upbeat about the economy over the coming year, and are getting ready to start hiring, with employment intentions at an eight-year high. Read more »

Accountants Launch New Coaching Program

Press Release – RES Group

North Shore Start-Ups and Micro Businesses Set To Receive Massive Boost, As Accountants Launch New Coaching Program Read more »

Water groups exclude environmental voice

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Water groups exclude environmental voice Forest & Bird is concerned that Environment Canterbury has started stacking new river groups by excluding anyone with environmental expertise. The first local committee – looking at the Hurunui and Waiau river catchments, … Read more »

ETS To Cost $3 A Week – If You Don’t Eat

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Monday, May 31 2010 ACT New Zealand Climate Change Spokesman John Boscawen today questioned whether Climate Change Minister Nick Smith truly believes that the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will cost the average household only $3 per week, and whether … Read more »

John Key to sell ‘100% Pure’ brand for $36

Press Release – Green Party

Economic research sponsored by Forest & Bird highlights the folly of the Government’s plans to mine in our most precious places, the Green Party said today. Read more »

TV3 & C4 Head Of Sales Launches Consultancy

Press Release – CanWest MediaWorks NZ Limited

Colin Caldwell, MediaWorks TV Director of Sales, has announced he is leaving his role to set up an independent business consultancy. Read more »

Dorchester posts annual loss of $19.1M

Article – Businesswire

May 31 (BusinessWire) – Dorchester Pacific Ltd., the financial services company seeking to raise $10 million to exit its moratorium, reported a full-year loss of $19.1 million. Read more »

Spike in small and medium businesses seeking cash

Press Release – Interface Financial Group

“Building the Recovery” – a small business perspective Interface Financial group sees spike in small and medium businesses seeking cashflow assistance Read more »

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi fortunes mixed

Article – Businesswire

May 31 (BusinessWire) – The New Zealand dollar will be at the whim of local commodity prices and the outlook statement from central banks in Canada and Australia this week, with strategists mixed on the currency’s fortunes. Read more »

Auckland Airport acknowledges determinations

Press Release – Auckland International Airport

Auckland International Airport Limited (Auckland Airport) has acknowledged today’s release of the Commerce Commission’s draft determinations on input methodologies and information disclosure requirements, which will eventually form part of a new … Read more »

Mum and Dad homeowners facing mortgagee sales

Press Release – Terralink International

Kiwi Mums and Dads are losing their homes in record numbers to mortgagee sales as the effects of the recession continue to bite residential homeowners. Read more »

Go Potty Says Mental Health Foundation

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation and The Warehouse want you to go potty and sow the seeds of good mental health during the month of June. Read more »

Police warn against storing large sums of cash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police are urging business owners to consider their security arrangements and question the necessity of holding large sums of cash on site following a weekend burglary. Read more »

Tech companies growing but could be achieving more

Press Release – Concentrate

Annual PricewaterhouseCoopers and Concentrate study shows tech companies growing but could be achieving much more. Read more »

The ‘King of Shaves’ in Town

Press Release – King of Shaves

Will King, the dynamic entrepreneur behind UK shaving brand King of Shaves slipped into Auckland today for an exclusive media event – here to promote the new King of Shaves Azor razor as well as to extend his personal crusade to bring the global cost … Read more »

Northern Gateway Toll Road

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Detailed information on the second six month period of operations of the Northern Gateway Toll Road is now available in a report published today on the NZ Transport Agency website. Read more »

Lowest tax rate in years for Mangere

Press Release – New Zealand Government

National MP Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says this year’s Budget is about building on our economic recovery and providing opportunities for businesses and families to get ahead. Read more »

Government steps in to help fix leaky homes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hundreds of Maungakiekie residents and their families are stuck in the dreadful bind of owning a leaky, rotting home. Read more »

Don McKinnon a very safe pair of hands for Museum

Press Release – Newmarket Business Association

The Newmarket Business Association is delighted one of its largest members, the Auckland War Memorial Museum, has appointed Sir Don McKinnon to be its interim director. Read more »

Robotic Tuner Takes Overnight Shift At Browns

Press Release – Southern Public Relations

One of New Zealand’s longest-established ski shops with a passion for the snowsports industry has made a significant investment in its business with the purchase of a Montana robotic ski tuner. Read more »

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