Archive for February, 2011

Submission: Gazetting New Zealand’s 2050 emissions target

Press Release – Straterra

1. Straterra Inc was formed in 2008 to be a collective voice for the New Zealand resource sector. Its membership represents 84% by value of New Zealand minerals production (excluding oil & gas, and geothermal), as well as exploration, research, service … Read more »

NZBio Events Update

Press Release – NZbio

NZBIO EVENTS UPDATE 28 FEBRUARY The Scale-Up Manufacturing Workshop held last Thursday at Villa Maria Estate, Auckland was a huge success. Over 60 industry delegates from companies, Crown Research Institutes and a smattering of Government Agencies from … Read more »

Nic Hall’s appointment to further bolster .99

Press Release – .99

As has been reported in the media, Nic Hall (formerly Head of Art at Ogilvy) is joining .99 as Deputy Creative Director and Head of Art alongside newly appointed Creative Director Paul Hankinson. Read more »

‘Farmy Army’ ploughs into 1,100 tonnes of liquefaction

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The Federated Farmers led ‘Farmy Army’ has today removed in excess of 1,100 tonnes of liquefaction from homes in the New Brighton area. Federated Farmers ‘Farmy Army’ also went into Ferrymead for the first time to carry out a ‘renaissance … Read more »

TVNZ to observe 2 minutes of silence

Press Release – Television New Zealand

TVNZ will observe 2 minutes of silence to pay tribute to the victims of Canterbury’s earthquake tomorrow as suggested by Prime Minister, John Key. Read more »

Update on Christchurch property assets

Press Release – Kiwi Property Management

Kiwi Income Property Trust advises that good progress is being made with the restoration of retail activities at Northlands Shopping Centre. Read more »

Queenstown Mega Land Sale offers sweet deal

Press Release – Ray White

Queenstown Mega Land Sale offers sweet deal for early registrations Place the first bid on a section, win the auction for that or another section in the same auction and claim a $5,000 discount off the final price. This deal is available to those … Read more »

BSA Protects Drug Offender But Not Families

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ says that the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) is completely dysfunctional and a menace to families after it upheld and awarded costs to a dope smoker who claimed his rights were infringed, but rejected three complaints of explicit … Read more »

InternetNZ launches Net Talk

Press Release – InternetNZ

InternetNZ has this month launched Net Talk – video discussions with people about Internet-related issues. The first interview, with Green MP Gareth Hughes, is now online and can be viewed at the following link: Read more »

Guerin says budget cuts will fund airport loans

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

ROTORUA 28.02.11: Rotorua District Council chief executive Peter Guerin says the council can meet its repayment commitments on airport infrastructure loans from within existing budgets. He said this would alleviate the need to collect any additional … Read more »

Pyne Gould posts 1H loss; last result before Marac split

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Pyne Gould Corp. reported a first-half loss in its last result before the spin-off of Marac Finance, after the firm wrote-down the value of its stake in PGG Wrightson, recognised costs for the restructuring and increased … Read more »

Assistance Package Must Address Genuine Needs of Workers

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The NZCTU has welcomed the assistance package announced today, but has raised questions about whether it goes far enough to met the genuine needs of workers at this time. Read more »

Charges Result In Conviction Of Former Lion Foundation CEO

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

David John Conroy, former Chief Executive Officer of the Lion Foundation was today found guilty of one count of false accounting and two counts of false accounting by an employee. Read more »

Keith Turner to replace Ralph Waters as F&P Appliances chair

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings has tapped former Meridian Energy chief Keith Turner to replace outgoing chairman Ralph Waters, as it prepares for a weak full-year result. Read more »

Govt pledges initial $120 million to save Christchurch jobs

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The Government expects to spend between $100 million and $120 million in six weeks of emergency payments to help Christchurch businesses survive and workers keep their jobs while it constructs longer term plans to deal with last … Read more »

Comprehensive Recovery Package Needed for Canterbury

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The temporary financial assistance for those caught up in the devastating earthquake is a good start but a comprehensive, flexible recovery package is needed to secure the city’s future, says Labour Leader Phil Goff. Read more »

Murray Crane Appoints Karl Clausen as GM of Crane Brothers

Press Release – Crane Brothers

Auckland, February, 2011 – Murray Crane has appointed Karl Clausen as the first General Manager of contemporary tailors, Crane Brothers. Like Murray Crane, Clausen is originally Made in New Zealand , a Southern-born gentleman cultured in the finest … Read more »

NAIT and AHB work together to support farmers

Press Release – MAF

NAIT’s Chief Executive, Russell Burnard, welcomes the decision by the Animal Health Board (AHB) to begin phasing out current mandatory bar-coded tags for cattle early, to help farmers transition to the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; NZX leads gainers, CEN falls

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks rose, with NZX ltd. leading gainers after its diversification into new markets saw full-year pretax earnings jump by almost 20%. Contact Energy Ltd. fell ahead of its yet-to-announced rights issue. Read more »

Christchurch Earthquake BNZ Appeal and Infrastructure Update

Press Release – BNZ

BNZ have raised over $1.2 million dollars for the BNZ Red Cross Appeal Account in addition to the $1 million dollars the bank has pledged to help the people impacted by the Christchurch Earthquake. Read more »

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