Archive for April, 2011

National slaps loan sharks with a dead fish

Press Release – CPAG

The Government is claiming the Responsible Lending Guidelines will ensure responsible lenders and provide protection for borrowers. Child Poverty Action Group welcomes information about the dispute resolution services that are available to consumers … Read more »

Otago receives US$100,000 Grand Challenges Exploration Grant

Press Release – University of Otago

The University of Otago announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation . Associate Professor Russell Poulter of the Department of Biochemistry will pursue an innovative global … Read more »

Wai Ora Spa wins 2 categories in the World Luxury Spa Awards

Press Release – Wai Ora Day Spa

Wai Ora Spa in Rotorua is thrilled to announce it has won two New Zealand spa categories in the 2011 World Luxury Spa Awards. Wai Ora Spa took away both the Best Luxury Spa Group Award and the Best Luxury Mineral Spring Spa Award. Wai Ora Group chief executive … Read more »

TravelSIM welcomes govt investigation into mobile roaming

Press Release – TravelSIM

TravelSIM, a prepaid mobile phone service for international travellers, said it welcomes the joint New Zealand and Australian governments’ decision to formally investigate the trans-Tasman roaming services provided by the two countries’ mobile operators. … Read more »

NZIPP Annouces New Chair and Committee

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography

New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) has announced Talia Stephens as the new Chair in the Auckland region. Talia brings with her a diverse range of skills and experience in the fields of commercial, wedding and portrait photography. … Read more »

Fourth lane on Newmarket Viaduct opens Monday

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) advises Aucklanders to drive with extra caution when leaving the city on the Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) next week as drivers become accustomed to an improved motorway layout. From Monday (2 May), a fourth southbound … Read more »

Export growth ignored again

Press Release – NZMEA

The Reserve Bank must do better than comments like “the elevated level of the New Zealand dollar is unwelcome” from Governor Dr Alan Bollard yesterday. The Government and its officials cannot claim to support an export led recovery while resisting … Read more »

Women in Business consider ACC v Income Protection Insurance

Press Release – Nature Coast Enterprise

Women in Business raised $450 on Wednesday 27 April towards the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Fund. This event was proudly sponsored by Tracey Jones of Thomson Jones Mortgages and Insurance Ltd who spoke about the opportunities for self-employed people … Read more »

NZOG Looks North

Press Release – NZ Oil And Gas

New Zealand Oil & Gas aims to diversify its exploration programme into the Northern Hemisphere within weeks, according to the company this morning. On a media call, the managing director Mr David Salisbury said NZOG was hoping to tie up a deal in … Read more »

Supportive of Receiver

Press Release – NZ Oil And Gas

NZ Oil and Gas is firmly supportive of the way the Pike River Coal receivers are running the sale process for the assets of the damaged mine. The managing director of NZOG, David Salisbury, said on a morning briefing call with financial media that … Read more »

Veteran author turns to digital publishing

Press Release – Site prebuilder

Veteran technical author David Mercer has announced that, in addition to his traditionally published books, he would begin publishing a range of shorter, more focused titles published exclusively online and for mobile devices. Mercer who has contributed to … Read more »

B+LNZ applauds progress on European red meat access conditio

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb

The signing in Brussels of an agreement which will progress an increase in New Zealand’s annual sheepmeat quota to the European Union has been welcomed by Beef + Lamb New Zealand. Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chief Executive, Dr Scott Champion said the proposed … Read more »

Large NZ law firm partner numbers dwindle over recent years

Press Release – Law Fuel

LawFuel.co.nz – Law News & Law Jobs – The recession is taking a bite out of the large law firms in New Zealand, if partner numbers are a good indicator. A recent NZ Law Society survey showed that the country is a land of small law firms with over … Read more »

Bebe Spa Sanctuary Celebrates 4th Birthday During May

Press Release – Bebe Spa

Media Release April 29, 2011 Bebe Spa Sanctuary Celebrates 4th Birthday During May The award winning Bebe Spa Sanctuary at Outrigger on the LagoonFiji will celebrate its fourth birthday on May 5, 2011. To mark the occasion, Bebe Spa will pamper guests … Read more »

Rising costs take edge off peak prices for OceanaGold

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Rising mining and processing costs took the edge off first-quarter earnings for OceanaGold Corp., with after tax profit of US$14.8 million recorded in the three months to March 31, down from US$20.7 million in the previous … Read more »

Netsuite Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

Press Release – Netsuite

SAN MATEO, Calif. — April 28, 2011—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced operating results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Total revenue for the first quarter … Read more »

First Season Covering Sires at NZB May Sale

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2011 National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale (2-4 May) will see 36 mares in foal to stallions whose first progeny will be on the ground this spring. Read more »

NZ Transport Agency – Auckland Motorways – 29 April

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 6 May. Read more »

Be Prepared With Ready-Made Emergency Survival Kits

Press Release – Passion PR

Kiwis who want to heed Civil Defence messages to “be prepared” but have no idea where to start will welcome the launch of Plan2Survive, a New Zealand company that provides ready-made survival kits for homes, work and school with enough food, water, … Read more »

Have your say on Hutt transport improvements

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

People are being asked to give their feedback on a package of transport improvements contained in the Draft Hutt Corridor Plan 2011. The plan covers the area from Ngauranga interchange through to Te Marua, Upper Hutt, and includes east-west connections between … Read more »

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