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Archive for October, 2010

Air Asia X direct flights Kuala Lumpur to Chch.

Press Release – Christchurch International Airport

A team representing Christchurch and New Zealand finalised a deal this evening with the world’s fastest growing low cost carrier, Air Asia X, to bring long-haul flights direct from Kuala Lumpur to Christchurch. Read more »

Motorcyclist Crashes After Pursuit

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At about 2.50pm on Friday 29th October 2010, a 24 year old Electrician from Christchurch has been caught travelling 148kmh on State Highway 1 south of Milton on his motorcycle. Read more »

GE pine tree hearing postponed

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The GE pine tree hearing set down for 9th November shuold be postponed until the information supplied by the applicant is able to be properly considered. Read more »

IG Markets: Australian Market Wrap

Press Release – IG Markets

Across Asia, regional markets are all lower as traders cautiously positioned themselves ahead of next week’s crucial FOMC data. The Nikkei 225 is down heavily, lower by 1.6% as a stronger yen weighed on the market and traders were happy on the sidelines … Read more »

NIWA environmental information for sporting events

Press Release – NIWA

NIWA will be providing real-time observations and localised event forecasting for the 2010 World Rowing Championships, which begin at Lake Karapiro tomorrow. Read more »

Heather Roy’s Diary: Acting Up Over ‘The Hobbit’

Column – ACT New Zealand

Aficionados of Tolkien will know that ‘The Hobbit’ climaxes with the battle of five armies. There is a certain irony in New Zealand’s latest industrial stoush of the last couple of weeks equalling the books finale in complexity, viciousness and lust … Read more »

The Mapp Report – Hobbit Movies Saved

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

29 October 2010 Hobbit Movies Saved Today I am in Parliament as the Government passes new law on independent contractors. The union action over the last month had created so much uncertainty in employment conditions that we have had to fix the law. The … Read more »

2010 Waikato BOP Architecture Awards

Press Release – Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards

A “one of a kind house”, a groundbreaking eco classroom and the Waitomo Glowworm Cave Visitor Centre are among designs celebrated in the 2010 Waikato Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards. Read more »

Liquidation an option for PGC after Marac merger

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Pyne Gould Corp., the major partner in the proposed South Island bank, is considering liquidating its residue assets should its finance unit merge with smaller rivals. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks reach 6-month high

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks rose to their highest level since April 24, outperforming regional markets, as SkyCity Entertainment Group gained after a bullish outlook statement from the company’s board. Read more »

NZOG primed for more Pike River delays

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas Ltd. is already anticipating further delays to projected coal production by Pike River Coal Ltd. because of the likelihood that the troubled West Coast miner will breach debt covenants again before … Read more »

SFO ups the ante in South Canterbury probe

Article – BusinessDesk

by Paul McBeth Oct. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The Serious Fraud Office has raised the stakes in its probe into South Canterbury Finance Ltd., announcing a “Part 2 investigation” after its initial swoop into some of the failed lenders’ transactions. Read more »

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