Archive for April, 2011

$200,000 pay hike for CEOs while the rest struggle

Press Release – UNFCCC

$200,000 pay hike for CEOs while the rest of us struggle to make ends meet Read more »

Celebration As Killer Pesticide Endosulfan Ban Goes Global

Press Release – SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

Environmental and food safety organisations internationally are celebrating the global phase out of the DDT-like organochlorine pesticide, endosulfan. New Zealand NGOs, Soil & Health Association, Pesticide Action Network – Aotearoa New Zealand, … Read more »

Hone Harawira on The Nation

Press Release – The Nation

‘THE NATION’ HONE HARAWIRA Interviewed by DUNCAN GARNER Duncan Hone Harawira is launching his new political party this weekend and the new party signals the end of any truce between him and the Maori Party. Both have a deal not to stand against … Read more »

Fast lane fees could significantly cut congestion

Press Release – Business Council for Sustainable Development

New research conducted in the past 10 days shows the introduction of fees to use some roads at peak hours could see 11% of commuters opt to car pool and cause a big switch to public transport. Read more »

Bennetts Back In New Zealand Hands

Press Release – Bennetts

An iconic brand and 30 jobs have been saved following the acquisition of the Bennetts Bookshops chain by a family-owned New Zealand company. Read more »

APEC business leaders call for action to support SMEs

Press Release – APEC Business Advisory Council

Seoul, Korea, 29 Apr 2011 APEC business leaders call for action to support SMEs, boost FDI Issued by APEC Business Advisory Council Read more »

Education Specialty Book Retailer Sold

Press Release – Bennets

The Administrator of book retailer REDgroup Retail announced today it has agreed to the sale of a portfolio of eight bookstores located in New Zealand universities. Read more »

International Foresters Assembling In Auckland

Press Release – NZ Institute of Forestry

International Foresters Assembling In Auckland On Monday, nearly 300 forestry professionals from nearly 20 countries are assembling at Sky City, Auckland for the 7th combined conference of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry and the Institute of Foresters … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Pyne Gould leads gainers

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand stocks rose to fresh near-three year high, sidestepping declines on Asia Pacific markets with Pyne Gould Corp. leading gainers on the exchange. Westpac Banking Corp fell. Read more »

Recovery Activities under way in Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Group

After a battering from the rain bomb earlier this week, attention has now turned from initial response to recovery in the coastal areas of Central Hawke’s Bay, Wairoa and Hastings Districts. Recovery managers have been appointed for Central … Read more »

Is social media any good for science?

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Amid a deluge of Facebook updates, Twitter “retweets” and blog posts, science is increasingly getting an airing on social networks, but the scientific community is proceeding with caution. The Media140 conference in Brisbane yesterday looked specifically … Read more »

Widening Tourism Focus: Key in Draft District Strategy

Press Release – Hurunui District Council

With tourism now a significant earner for Hurunui, the district is looking at ways to better capitalise on the growing visitor market. Specific goals, including improved infrastructure, relationships and signage, along with an expanded focus, are outlined … Read more »

New board members for Workplace Savings NZ

Press Release – Workplace Savings

Workplace Savings NZ (the voice of workplace savings) has announced the appointment of four people to its Council Board at the association’s Annual General Meeting in Wellington. In a move which demonstrated strong support for the work being undertaken … Read more »

VHP announces third quarter distribution

Press Release – Vital Healthcare Property Trust

The Board of Vital Healthcare Management Limited (the “Manager”), the manager of Vital Healthcare Property Trust (the “Trust”), today announced a third quarter cash distribution to unitholders for the 2011 financial year of 2.025 cents per unit. … Read more »

Discussion document on copyright regulations released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Simon Power today released a discussion document on the content of regulations in the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act, which became law last week. The Act puts into place the three-notice regime to deter illegal file … Read more »

Outsourced Accounting and Financial Management Solutions

Press Release – Accru Chartered Accountants

Accru is a leading network of independently owned chartered accounting firms in Australia and New Zealand. Combining a personalised approach with the networking capabilities of a much larger scale organization, they apply their motto “our business is a … Read more »

Russel’s Dirty Rivers Wrap-up – Latest Green Party Podcast

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Russel Norman is about to wrap his second annual Dirty Rivers Rafting Tour. Russel has been visiting rivers that are either dangerously polluted, or threatened due to large dam and irrigation projects, and rafting or kayaking them … Read more »


Press Release – Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of GPs (RNZCGP) has welcomed the appointment of Lesley Clarke as CEO of the New Zealand Medical Association. RNZCGP Chief Executive Karen Thomas says the College and the NZMA enjoy a close working relationship. Read more »

Quake strengthening almost halves Kirkcaldie’s 1H profit

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Wellington department store Kirkcaldie & Stains Ltd. said first-half profit almost halved, reflecting the disruption caused the earthquake strengthening of its Harbour City Centre building. Read more »

Hawaii’s IDG Tapped for Major NZ Geothermal Project

Press Release – Loomis-ISC

Hawaii-based Innovations Development Group [IDG] is pleased to announce that it has been approved as a “foreign” corporation by the New Zealand Government’s Overseas Investment Office and is poised to commence a joint venture partnership with the … Read more »

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