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IG Markets, Afternoon Thoughts

Press Release – IG Markets

Across Asia, regional markets are mostly lower despite the firmer leads from Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 and Shanghai Composite are the worst performers, both down 0.7% as the Japanese yen rose to a seven-week high against the US dollar. Elsewhere, … Read more »

Survey Indicates Wool Partners Co-Operative Float Is Sinking

Press Release – Wool Exporters Council

Over 70 percent of wool growers will not be applying for shares in the Wool Partners Co-operative float, according to an independent survey by Horizon Research that was commissioned by the New Zealand Council of Wool Exporters. Read more »

Union fireworks at SkyCity on New Year’s Day

Press Release – Unite Union

Union fireworks at SkyCity on New Year’s Day SkyCity Casino in Auckland will be the scene of union organized action on January 1 starting immediately after the traditional fireworks display. Unite and the Service and Food Workers Union are organizing a … Read more »

Kiwi online dating takes off

Press Release – Findsomeone

Kiwi online dating takes off As the silly season for online dating takes off in New Zealand, those looking for love heading into New Year’s Eve are most likely to find brunettes aged between 25 and 34. Read more »

Brian lifts the bar on Brockworth Place

Press Release – Braziers

The Aussie bloke in paint splattered old gear and dust in the short cropped hair, the one with a dimples and a strapped cracked finger, who has been working every day for months on site as 27 Brockworth Pace has undergone a complete transformation … Read more »

LanzaTech caps huge year with prestigious award

Press Release – LanzaTech

LanzaTech caps huge year with prestigious award Auckland, New Zealand December 30 2010: LanzaTech, a clean energy company that had its roots in a small New Zealand laboratory five years ago, is on the top of the biofuels world after winning a prestigious … Read more »

IG Markets: Morning Report

Press Release – IG Markets

In the US overnight, stocks continued their push higher, closing the session modestly firmer and at new highs, seemingly ignoring the complete lack of volume. In fact, it’s less than half of what is normally transacted. Read more »

Police warn about EFTPOS card skimming scam

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police in Kerikeri are warning of a sophisticated EFTPOS card skimming scam which may have been used elsewhere in the country. Read more »

Southern Motorway closure

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is reminding drivers that the section of the Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) between Market Road and Greenlane will be closed for three consecutive nights to southbound traffic starting on Sunday, 2 January. One lane northbound will … Read more »

Lamprey – the vampire of the sea

Press Release – NIWA

Lamprey – the vampire of the sea. A shy, slimy, ancient fish, that looks like an eel but isn’t. It has a circular sucker for a mouth, and feeds by rasping a hole in its victim’s fishy-flesh. It starts life in freshwater, spends most of its life … Read more »

SFO opens probe into Bublitz’s Mutual Finance

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The Serious Fraud Office opened a probe into the dealings of failed minor lender Mutual Finance Ltd. last week. Read more »

Fast food, rubber goods shine in ho-hum year for NZX 50

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Shares of Skellerup Holdings Ltd., the rubber goods and milking equipment maker, more than doubled in 2010, making it a standout in a year when the benchmark index eked out a 2.9% gain. Read more »

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