Archive for September, 2010

Ballance ready to help shareholders

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients is in great shape to help its farmer shareholders get through a difficult spring season, its Chairman David Graham told shareholders at the co-operative’s Annual Meeting in Hamilton (29 September). Read more »

GMT Distribution and Portfolio Update

Press Release – Goodman NZ

Further to the announcement of 2 September, Goodman (NZ) Limited, the Manager of GMT, is pleased to advise the first quarter distribution, for the period ended 30 June 2010, will be paid to Unitholders today. Read more »

Goodman Fielder mulls $250 mln bond

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Goodman Fielder Ltd., the dual-listed food ingredients manufacturer, is looking to raise as much as $250 million in a new NZX-listed bond to repay bank debt. Read more »

Green Mitre 10 To Deliver Huge Energy Savings

Press Release – Mitre 10

One of New Zealand’s largest and most efficient retail stores opens in Auckland tomorrow (Friday 1 October), with the launch of a massive “green” Mitre 10 Mega. Read more »

When Change is Not Enough

Article – People and Process Limited

I started my professional career as a surveyor and for the past decade or so I’ve been applying that expertise to the mapping of organisations, grubbing around in the details of processes and process improvement, enterprise architecture and strategy … Read more »

Pike gains $25M short-term facility from NZOG

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Pike River Coal Ltd., whose long-serving chief executive Gordon Ward leave next month, said it has agreed terms with 29% owner NZ Oil & Gas for a $25 million short-term working capital facility that allows it to complete … Read more »

Johanneshof Cellars Shines Bright

Press Release – Johanneshof Cellars

In some circles searching for the Holy Grail of the biblical kind is shrouded in circumspect and fraught with academic folly.     Read more »

Pelorus, Marlborough District: Road Closed

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Road is closed about 5km north of Pelorus Bridge. Traffic is being stopped at Hira and being advised to go via SH63 if they want to go further tha Pelorus. Read more »

Frontline services cut along with public sector

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Frontline services around the country are being cut and downgraded at the same time as the National Government is boasting of job cuts in the public sector, says Labour State Services spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

GST compensation for beneficiaries

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The National-led Government’s tax reform package will see beneficiaries compensated tomorrow for the rise in GST. Read more »

Cruise New Zealand Economic Impact Report

Press Release – Cruise New Zealand

A commissioned report released today shows that New Zealand’s holiday cruise market has emerged as a tourism and economic powerhouse, however it is at significant risk without an investment in cruise infrastructure, according to Cruise New Zealand. Read more »

Website Ranking Sept 2010 – Technology Category

Press Release – The Nielsen Company

Please find attached a website ranking of the top ten channels in the Nielsen Market Intelligence Technology category for New Zealand visitors’ average daily unique browsers for the week to 26 September 2010*. Read more »

Online Store Showcases Leading Designer Brands

Press Release – Precious Peg

An innovative online fashion store featuring leading New Zealand and Australian designers has been launched by a young Queenstown company dedicated to showcasing top Australasian labels and creating an exciting online shopping experience. Read more »

Telecom shareholders re-elect directors to board

Press Release – Telecom New Zealand

At Telecom’s annual meeting in Christchurch today, shareholders re-elected director Murray Horn and elected Sue Sheldon as a new director. Rod McGeoch retired as a director after more than nine years’ service on the Telecom board. Read more »

Low-paid do bulk of the work for GST, worse off

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Leader Phil Goff says thousands of supermarket workers around the country will tonight be getting New Zealand’s shops ready for tomorrow’s great tax switch from which they will fail to benefit. Read more »

Telecom could ‘co-exist’ with rival UFB network

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Telecom Corp. is prepared to “co-exist” with a state-funded fibre network after its plans to partner with the government took a knock earlier this month. Read more »

Wine Tours strikes gold with its very first award

Press Release – Appellation Central Wine Tours

Central Otago wine tourism is going global with the help of premier wine tour company Appellation Central Wine Tours, which was won the award for Wine Tourism Services at the Great Wine Capital Global Network’s Best of Wine Awards last week Read more »

Agriculture ETS Advisory Committee announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister David Carter has appointed an eight-member strong Agriculture Emissions Trading Scheme Advisory Committee. Read more »

Investment from Japan and the United States falls

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The combined value of foreign investment in New Zealand from Japan and the United States was $9.4 billion lower at 31 March 2010 than a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Housing consents decline in August

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The seasonally adjusted number of new housing units authorised, excluding apartments, fell 8.9 percent in August 2010, to the lowest number for more than a year. This follows a fall of 6.0 percent the month before, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

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