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Archive for January, 2011

New Zealanders prepare to get on the juice

Press Release – FebFast

Stock up on juice and dust off that book of non-alcoholic cocktail recipes… New Zealand’s first ever FebFast is just hours away. Hundreds of people around the country have signed up to the Drug Foundation’s FebFast fundraiser, which starts … Read more »

Overseas trade boost continues thanks to farmers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Despite one of the toughest seasons in memory, the agricultural sector’s contribution to the export economy has maintained its high, according to the latest Statistics New Zealand Overseas Merchandise Trade statistics. “Every New Zealander can be … Read more »

NHNZ “High-Speed” Stock Footage Website Goes Live

Press Release – NHNZ

NHNZ officially launches its new high-speed user friendly stock footage library, NHNZ Moving Images on February 1st, following the successful beta testing of its redesigned stock footage website. The website is a showcase for the international … Read more »

Respecting the Median Multiple Housing Measure

Press Release – Hugh Pavletich

There is a world of difference between being schooled in a subject and actually educated in it. As Oscar Wilde said “Never let your schooling interfere with you education”. Over the past thirty years or more, thanks to the politicization of urban issues … Read more »

Strike to occur at Auckland Casino on Chinese New Year

Press Release – Unite Union

Staff at the SkyCity Casino in Auckland, New Zealand, will be striking on Chinese New Year against what they call an inadequate contract offer and to protest discrimination against Chinese workers. About a third of the staff at the Casino are Chinese. The … Read more »

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi in range amid Middle East turmoil

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar will probably tread water this week as Egypt’s internal strife keeps investors wary of risk-sensitive assets, even as commodity-linked investments are bolstered by rising food prices. Read more »

Police support winery in closing concert bar

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police fully support the decision by Church Rd Winery to close the bar at Saturday night’s George Thorogood/Joe Cocker concert in Napier. Senior Sergeant Sarah Stewart said police were concerned from very early on in the night about the high levels … Read more »

NZBIO: Farewell from the CEO

Press Release – NZBIO

It is a meaningful word – “farewell”. In its contemporary use it basically means; “see you later and take care.” In its Old English translation however, it means much more, something like “I am leaving now and even though our paths … Read more »

Online accident reporting launched

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

The launch of online accident reporting will make it quicker and easier for people to report maritime accidents and incidents, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says. The organisation has developed a new online reporting system so commercial operators … Read more »

Building Industry in Crisis

Press Release – Straight Up Productions

Building consent statistics released today by the Statistics Department show the industry is in crisis with consents issued almost 60% below the peak of six years ago. “There is no doubt the industry is in a double-dip recession as consents have … Read more »

Poverty Not Inequality Should Be Our Main Concern

Press Release – New Zealand Business Roundtable

Other things being equal, I prefer less inequality in incomes and wealth rather than more. But I worry much more about poverty and hardship – in New Zealand and in poor countries. It’s easy to explain why. Imagine if all incomes in New Zealand … Read more »

Chair and deputy reappointed to Takeovers Panel

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Simon Power today announced the reappointment of David Jones as chair and Colin Giffney as deputy chair of the Takeovers Panel. Read more »

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