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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 Like Murray Crane, Clausen is originally Made in New Zealand , a Southern-born gentleman cultured in the finest … Read more »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 »

Luxottica offers replacement eyewear for Cantabrians

Press Release – Luxottica

As a result of the devastating impact of the Christchurch earthquake last Tuesday, eyewear company Luxottica will provide any individual or family directly affected by the earthquake with free replacement of their damaged prescription glasses or … Read more »

Consumer Demand for GM-Free Food Gives NZ The Advantage

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The launch in Australia of the GM-free True Food guide is another signal to New Zealand growers and food manufacturers to maintain a GM-free policy and protect the integrity of the food chain. Read more »

MARS Bar goes green on cocoa

Press Release – Mars NZ

The cocoa in MARS® Bars will be going green in New Zealand from the middle of this year. Read more »

Support Package Timely

Press Release – Business NZ

BusinessNZ says the support package announced today for employers and employees is timely. Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says the rapid support for Christchurch businesses and staff will be welcomed by those affected by last week’s earthquake. Read more »

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