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Archive for May, 2011

Hooked on Matariki

Press Release – New Zealand Post

Traditional and contemporary ’Hei matau’ (fish hooks) are the theme of New Zealand Post’s 2011 Matariki stamp issue. The stamps are being issued tomorrow as part of an annual series that celebrates the Māori New Year. Read more »

Opus Focussed on Innovation and Growth

Press Release – Opus International Consultants

Infrastructure provider, Opus International Consultants, has made two new senior appointments, one to its top technical engineering role, and the other to lead its strategic growth. Read more »

Government Shows It Has No Vision With Rail Loop Decision

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Despite what it says to the contrary, the Government is not interested in true economic prosperity, as shown by today’s announcement not to support the building of Auckland’s rail loop, says Greenpeace New Zealand. Read more »

Key and Bennett Promote Out of Touch Welfare Report

Press Release – Green Party

The Government’s planned changes to the welfare system are out of touch with New Zealand communities and prey on our most vulnerable, says Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty. Read more »

Steven Joyce Commits ‘Hate Crime Against Rail’

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s rejection of Auckland’s proposed CBD loop underground rail link has more to do with National’s ideological dislike of Mayor Len Brown than it has to do with facts and figures, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Shane Jones. Read more »

Box Office ‘Smash Hit’ Inspires Queenstown Masquerade Ball

Press Release – American Express Queenstown Winter Festival

The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest winter party is about to get sexy with a little inspiration from Hollywood’s latest smash hit musical, Burlesque. Read more »

What’s going on in the world……keeping TABS

Article – sticK

Not being a digital native, sticK has a fair bit of a challenge keeping up with changes happening in the real and virtual world Read more »

Half Billion Dollar Blow-Out on Super City IT Deplorable

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has overseen a half billion dollar blow-out in Super City IT costs, but won’t be held accountable, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

MAF announces probe into Heitiki infant formula

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has commenced an investigation into Kaiora New Zealand International, a company alleged to be selling and exporting Heitiki infant formula. Read more »

Sheep and Beef on-Farm Inflation Up

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

NZ sheep and beef farm businesses faced a 4.1% increase in input prices for the year ended March 2011. This was a stark contrast to the year before when farm input prices decreased 2.9%, according to Beef + Lamb NZ’s Economic Service report. Read more »

Serepisos troubles hit HQ

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Lenders on one of Terry Serepisos’s prime assets, including his own head office, are moving to acquire the waterfront Todd Building on Wellington’s central city Hunter Street. Read more »

Dunne: FBT Rate for Low-Interest Loans Falls

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The prescribed rate of interest used to calculate fringe benefit tax on low-interest, employment-related loans is 5.90%, down from the previous rate of 6.24%, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today. Read more »

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