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Archive for April, 2011

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 »

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 »

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