Archive for November, 2010

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks join global slide; Argosy falls

Article – Businesswire

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks fell as global anxiety over Europe’s sovereign debt issues and a slowdown in the Chinese economy weighed on equity markets. Argosy Property Trust led decliners, while APN News & Media Ltd. rose. Read more »

BNZ chairman Waller to head up Fonterra milk price panel

Article – Businesswire

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – John Waller, Bank of New Zealand chairman and a former partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, will head up Fonterra Cooperative Group’s new panel to oversee the dairy exporter’s milk prices. Read more »

Heritage Gold narrows loss, mulls more opportunities

Article – Businesswire

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Heritage Gold NZ Ltd., the minerals prospector helping float Broken Hill Prospecting on the ASX, narrowed its first-half loss and is eyeing up more opportunities to chase gold. Read more »

Properly Guarded Machines Save Lives

Press Release – Department Of Labour

Proper machine guarding could have saved the life of a worker killed when he was dragged into a pulp machine according to the Department of Labour. In December last year, a worker at Carter Holt Harvey Limited’s Pulp and Paper Mill in Kawerau, … Read more »

Opportunities Beckon For Registrar Technology Provider

Press Release – Ideegeo

A Wellington software developer sees greater opportunities to promote its domain registrar technology globally after Internet governing body ICANN changed the rules regarding registrar ownership. Read more »

Meaningful Alcohol Law Reform Urgently Required In NZ

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Physicians

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is calling on the New Zealand Government to act urgently and decisively on alcohol law reform to ensure that the New Zealand community is free of wide-spread alcohol abuse and its related … Read more »

Trackside joins Freeview from 1 December

Press Release – NZ Racing Board

Viewers of analogue Trackside will now be able to enjoy it in digital quality, the NZ Racing Board announced today. From Wednesday, 1 December 2010, Trackside will be available on the Freeview terrestrial digital service. For current analogue UHF … Read more »

Cancun To Show The Foolishness Of The ETS

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Climate Change Conference in Cancun might be nothing more than a meaningless and actionless talkfest, but it does have one saving grace – it should show the National Government how foolhardy it would be to continue forging ahead with its … Read more »

Xbox 360 surpasses three million Kinect sensors sold

Press Release – Microsoft New Zealand

Microsoft Corp. today announced it has sold more than three million Kinect sensors to consumers worldwide since it launched less than four weeks ago. More than one million units were sold during the US three-day Black Friday weekend. Read more »

Entrepreneurs Work Beautifully with Vostro V130

Press Release – Dell

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Nov. 30, 2010 – Dell today unveiled the Vostro V130, the latest and most stunning addition to its award-winning Vostro laptop line. Read more »

Online social media and maintaining medical professionalism

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

A resource to assist doctors and medical students to maintain professional standards when using online social media has today been launched by the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA). Read more »

Heartbreak leads to community cook book

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

We have published an “Accounting for taste” community cook book. It came about after a colleague in Christchurch, Kristen Currie, suffered the heartbreak of losing his six week old son, Freddie Currie. Read more »

Nufarm secures new one-year A$900m banking facility

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Agricultural chemicals company Nufarm says a new A$900 million (NZ$1.16 billion) one-year syndicated bank facility will refinance its existing facilities due to expire on Dec. 15. Read more »

Pharmaceutical Company Bioniche Announces ASX Listing

Press Release – Bioniche Life Sciences Inc

BELLEVILLE, ON, November 30, 2010 – Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC) (Company or Bioniche), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced plans to apply for official quotation on the Australian Securities … Read more »

Anderton: Liquor industry ad an ‘Orwellian’ history lesson

Press Release – Progressive Party

Jim Anderton, leader of the Progressive Party and MP for Wigram said today that anyone who wants to know how $200,000 a day is spent by the liquor industry to promote its product only needs to look at the new DB Export advertising on television, in the … Read more »

NASA Sets News Conference on Astrobiology Discovery

Press Release – NASA

NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Read more »

Land Rover Discovery 4 – 4WD of the Year

Press Release – Land Rover

The Land Rover Discovery 4’s ability to cover all the bases has seen it win New Zealand 4WD magazine’s 4WD of the Year award. With a choice of a new 3 litre turbo diesel V6 engine or a five litre V8 petrol motor, both mated to a six speed automatic … Read more »

NZ Space Company Rocket Lab Secures Major US Contract

Press Release –

On November 30th, 2009, private New Zealand aerospace company Rocket Lab launched the nation’s first suborbital rocket towards space entering New Zealand into an elite group of countries with an indigenous space launch capability. The aim of the … Read more »

American muscle flexed at Turners Auctions

Press Release – Turners Auctions

It was Christmas come early for hundreds of American muscle car enthusiasts who attended Turners’ auction of a unique collection of US-made classics in Whangarei on the 20th of November. Read more »

Be the Toast of the Office – Take Your Team to the Races

Press Release – Ellerslie

On December 8th, while most of Auckland is rushing through the streets under the stresses of the season, those in the know will be at Ellerslie sipping champagne in the sun, at the hottest Christmas party in the super city. Read more »

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