Archive for June, 2010

Telecom starts laying groundwork for separation

Article – Businesswire

June 30 (BusinessWire) – Telecom Corp. has launched a charm offensive as it seeks to garner investor support for a proposal to carve out of its profitable network business and tap the government’s $1.35 billion fund to roll-out high-speed internet. Read more »

Money Vitals – Revive The Millionaire Inside You!

Press Release – Dr. Chin-Yun Lin

The release of the new book ‘Money Vitals – Revive The Millionaire Inside You!’ is a much anticipated response to the financial literacy crisis of young New Zealanders, as well as calls for Kiwis to broaden their investment base beyond residential property … Read more »

“Perfect storm” for local innovation

Press Release – gen-i

Fast data and cloud computing are set to create a “perfect storm” of ICT capability and connectivity that will unlock the potential of New Zealand organisations to innovate. Read more »

Parliament’s ostriches ignore oil price dangers

Press Release – Green Party

Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee has failed to support a Green Party proposal for a select committee inquiry into the impact of an oil price shock on New Zealand. The inquiry had the support of the Greens, Labour and the Maori Party … Read more »

Obesity linked to cancer-related deaths

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Research published in The Lancet Oncology today shows a strong causal link between obesity in Asia-Pacific people, and an increased risk of dying from cancer. Read more »

Fonterra urges farmers to free up co-op capital

Article – Businesswire

June 30 (BusinessWire) – Fonterra Cooperative Group urged its farmer/shareholders to approve plans to make its stock tradable among themselves, freeing up capital for new investments. Read more »

Tracking software revolutionising fruit packing

Press Release – ABC Software

Major fruit growing operations on both sides of the Tasman are reaping the benefits of an innovative Napier software development company’s custom-designed systems that track fruit from orchard to market. Read more »

New insights into business innovation

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Almost half of New Zealand businesses were innovative during 2008 and 2009, Statistics New Zealand said today. A report just released – Innovation in New Zealand: 2009 – gives the most comprehensive survey results available on the innovation activities … Read more »

Reserve Bank SOI shows commitment to stability

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank’s Statement of Intent 2010-2013 reflects a commitment to maximise its contribution to sustainable economic growth by ensuring financial system stability and price stability, Governor Alan Bollard said today when releasing the SOI. Read more »

Drinks taxes escalate

Press Release – Distilled Spirits Association Of NZ Inc

Drinkers will have to find more money for their favourite beverages tomorrow (1 July 2010) as the Government increases all alcohol excise taxes by 2.1 per cent. Read more »

Allied accuses Hanover of breach, plans lawsuit

Article – Businesswire

June 30 (BusinessWire) – Allied Farmers Ltd., which took on the Hanover and United loan books in a debt-for-equity swap last year, has accused Hanover Finance of breaching their agreement and will take legal action against the failed finance vehicle of … Read more »

Symantec Introduces Archiving and eDiscovery

Press Release – Symantec

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced the Archiving and eDiscovery Specialisation, which provides Symantec channel partners who have demonstrated competence in Symantec solutions for Archiving and eDiscovery with exclusive benefits designed to help increase … Read more »

Alternative fumigant approved for strawberries

Press Release – Environmental Risk Management Authority

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved an application to import and manufacture the soil fumigant Ripper, for pre-plant soil fumigation for commercial strawberry growers. Read more »

Sheep and Beef Welfare Code is more workable

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased that the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has listened to some of the concerns it raised, when finalising the Sheep and Beef Cattle Code of Welfare, which was issued by the Minister of Agriculture … Read more »

Action on alcohol consumption needed, say nurses

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) president Nano Tunnicliff is proud to be one of the 450 doctors and nurses to sign the petition and take a public stand to highlight the damage from heavy drinking and promote a solution based on credible … Read more »

Neurological Foundation’s Annual Appeal Week

Press Release – Neurological Foundation

The Neurological Foundation’s Annual Appeal week starts next Sunday, so watch out for the satirical TV ad campaign featuring neuroscientists washing cars to raise funds for their research. The reality of the campaign’s underlying message however … Read more »

Growing Asian workforce of the future

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New research shows a growing and highly qualified Asian workforce, will make up 15 percent of New Zealand’s total labour force by 2026. Read more »

Address to Fronde Cloud Computing Seminar

Speech – New Zealand Government

My contribution to your day is to talk about the IT developments that are about doing things better, more cost effectively and with greater efficiency in my two areas of Ministerial responsibility – Health and Revenue. Read more »

Reasons for price increases must not be misleading

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is reminding businesses of their obligation under the Fair Trading Act not to mislead consumers about the reasons for price increases. Read more »

Infratil’s Snapper may get surge in sales

Article – Businesswire

June 30 (BusinessWire) – Infratil Ltd., owner of the transport smart card Snapper, is predicting an increase in card sales because of an anomaly in the way Greater Wellington Regional Council is imposing fare increases. Read more »

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