Archive for November, 2010

Widespread narrows first-half loss, awaits developments

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Resources investor Widespread Portfolios Ltd.’s first-half net loss narrowed to $151,000 as expenses continued to outstrip revenue. Read more »

Online Marketing: Hawke’s Bay businesses ahead of the game

Press Release – Mogul

Over 62% of Hawke’s Bay businesses project their online marketing spend will make up more than 50% of their total marketing budget within two years. This will be a significant jump given that 44% of respondents currently only allocate 10% or less … Read more »

NZ’s largest single VC recipient picks up another gong

Article – sticK

An Auckland-based global company, that in August was the target of New Zealand’s largest single venture capital investment, has picked up an international award. Read more »

Hart’s Rank Group gets into U.S. car parts

Article – BusinessDesk

by Paul McBeth Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Fresh from finishing his biggest deal ever, billionaire Graeme Hart has launched another leveraged buy-out, this time for U.S. vehicle replacement parts manufacturer UCI International Inc. Read more »

Abano 2010 Annual Meeting Summary

Press Release – Abano Healthcare Group Limited

Abano announces $27 million capital return, a $5 million investment into PET/CT scanning and continuing growth in New Zealand, Australia and Asia. The announcement of a $5 million investment into PET/CT scanning at Ascot Radiology was a highlight for those … Read more »

Update from Pike River Coal Ltd

Press Release – Pike River Coal

This update from Pike River Coal Limited further addresses information that the Company has provided to various parties. It is provided for the purpose of bringing those matters together for more general release by the Company, including via the … Read more »

NZ On Air supporting Greymouth remembrance

Press Release – TVNZ

Public funding from NZ On Air’s Platinum Fund will enable TV One to cover the Pike River remembrance service live from Greymouth. NZ On Air has agreed to provide $239,522 to the production which TVNZ will broadcast uninterrupted and commercial-free from … Read more »

Partnership to Market GeBIZ Platform

Press Release – Crimson Logic

Leading eGovernment solutions provider, CrimsonLogic, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with IDA International to distribute and operate e-procurement systems incorporating the Government eBusiness procurement (GeBIZ) platform for the … Read more »

ALCP call for end to Coal Mining in NZ

Press Release – Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party are calling for a permanent end to Coal Mining in New Zealand. “Coal is a dirty 19th century fuel, that is redundant in the 21st century. New Zealand currently produces half its electricity from coal and also exports … Read more »

Pacific Edge demonstrates significant achievements

Press Release – Pacific Edge

Dunedin-based biomedical company Pacific Edge today advises significant achievements during the past half-year. These include the development of a diagnostic laboratory and the launch of the bladder cancer detection test for urologists and physicians … Read more »

Gloomy NZIER outlook holds fears for jobs

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

CTU Secretary Peter Conway says the gloomy NZIER Report that the economic recovery has reversed adds to union concerns about the employment outlook. The NZIER’s December 2010 Quarterly Predictions published today foresees ‘wintry economic conditions … Read more »

Auckland: Plan for dual servicing of larger vessels

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland Ltd is preparing for the requirement to service the next generation of container vessels by confirming a multi-million dollar investment in a berth deepening and lengthening programme. Read more »

International award boosts global aspirations of NZ Company

Press Release – Ticket Direct

New Zealand firm TicketDirect is looking for rapid international growth on the back of winning the prestigious Hong Kong-based IDC Enterprise Innovation Award for 2010 for the south-west Pacific region earlier this month. Read more »

Whitcoulls And Borders Link with Salvation Army

Press Release – Whitcoulls

This festive season, Whitcoulls and Borders are joining forces with the Salvation Army to help spread some Christmas cheer to struggling Kiwi families. For the first time, the two premier book stores are linking with the charity to encourage customers … Read more »

Alpine Village marks 100 years at Freda’s Rock

Press Release – NZ Alpine Club

Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village is celebrating one hundred years since Emmaline Freda Du Faur (1882- 1935) made history as the first woman to conquer Mount Cook. The self-taught Australian mountaineer climbed to the 12,316 ft (3754 m) summit on … Read more »

BP gives $230,000 to the nation’s volunteers

Press Release – BP New Zealand

Over 700 volunteer organisations from across the country have been given a significant boost from BP under its ‘Vouchers for Volunteers’ programme this year. Read more »

Fiat And Opel Sign Agreements for Supply of Vehicles

Press Release – Fiat

Turin/Ruesselsheim: The Automobile Sector of the Fiat Group (Fiat Group Automobiles SpA, Turin, Italy) and Adam Opel GmbH (Russelsheim, Germany) have concluded negotiations and signed a contract whereby Fiat will supply vehicles comprising of several variants … Read more »

New Banking Ombudsman Deputy Announced as Scheme Expands

Press Release – Banking Ombudsman

The Office of the Banking Ombudsman has today announced the appointment of Nicola Sladden as Deputy Ombudsman. Nicola Sladden was previously Chief Legal Advisor for the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner. She completed a Bachelor of … Read more »

UPDATE: Alloway to stay at Allied Farmers’ helm

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Allied Farmers Ltd. managing director Rob Alloway admitted to shareholders today that “mistakes have been made which the board and management acknowledge.” Read more »

Hotel Council Elects New Queenstown Regional Chair

Press Release – New Zealand Hotel Council

Penny Clark, General Manager of Goldridge Resort, has been elected NZHC Chair for the Queenstown region. She replaces John McIlwain who has recently been appointed Area General Manager New Zealand for the Rydges properties. He will, however, remain … Read more »

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