Archive for June, 2011

Film and screen industry invited to attend forum

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Hosted by Film Auckland, the annual symposium of the Asia-Pacific Producers Network (APN) is being held in New Zealand for the first time from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 November 2011. Read more »

AMI Insurance Confirms Its Re-Insurance Package Finalised

Press Release – AMI Insurance

AMI Insurance, the largest single insurer of homes in Christchurch, confirms its re-insurance package to take effect from tomorrow (Friday, July 1) has now been finalised and is in place. Read more »

Reserve Bank’s SOI shows focus on stability

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank’s Statement of Intent (SOI) for 2011-2014, released today, demonstrates the Bank’s focus on maintaining stability despite shocks from devastating earthquakes and continuing world financial and economic uncertainties ( … Read more »

NZ dollar charts new post-float high above 83 US cents

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose to a new post-float high on optimism Greece will succeed in imposing austerity measures aimed at eliciting the financial aid needed to avoid default on its debt. Read more »

Recall of Kronic Pineapple Express

Press Release – Stargate

Stargate Operations Limited is the importer of the cannabinoid compounds used to produce Kronic Pineapple Express, which was recalled by the Ministry of Health today after testing indicated that Pineapple Express had been contaminated with a small … Read more »

Farming is the sunrise

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Penultimate speech by Don Nicolson as Federated Farmers President on day two of Federated Farmers 2011 Annual General Meeting at the Distinction Rotorua. Read more »

New Unisys Services Help Communications Providers Go Social

Press Release – Unisys

Carriers can now offer voice integration with social media, visual voicemail and value-added services on new VoiceSource Express 400 Series platform Read more »

Regulations released for anti-money laundering

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Entities subject to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 have two years to be compliant, following today’s publication of the regulations and commencement order. Read more »

Southern hemisphere first for tram track installation

Press Release – Waterfront Auckland

A new innovative engineering technique is being deployed to install tram tracks on Auckland’s waterfront this week. Read more »

AMI more than doubles reinsurance cover

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – AMI Insurance Ltd., which sought government support after the Christchurch earthquakes were expected to drain its reserves, has secured $1.3 billion in reinsurance cover for the next year. Read more »

Snow Not the Only Driver

Press Release – Touch of Spice

30 June 2011 – Queenstown may have been the focus of the lack of snow but leading luxury lifestyle company, Touch of Spice, has had not one cancellation in the lead up to winter. Established in Queenstown by Jacqui Spice in 2005, Touch of Spice has … Read more »

Goff: Address to Federated Farmers conference

Speech – New Zealand Labour Party

I’m here to talk to you about the politics of courage – the readiness to make the hard decisions that need to be made. Read more »

Grabone Store Opens Its Doors

Press Release – GrabOne

One year after launching its experience-based site, daily deal leaders GrabOne has launched GrabOne Store , a website dedicated to selling products. Read more »

Endeavour Capital signs $20 million funding deal in USA

Press Release – Endeavour Capital

Endeavour Capital, one of New Zealand’s leading private equity and venture capital companies, today signed a $20 million cash investment partnership in Florida, USA. Read more »

TVNZ board seat for ‘swipe-card’ lobbyist Barrie Saunders

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Headline-attracting Wellington PR shop Saunders Unsworth has scored again, with the appointment of principal Barrie Saunders to the board of state-owned Television New Zealand Ltd. Read more »

Genesis, Solid Energy face restructuring for sale: Treasury

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – State-owned enterprises Genesis Energy Ltd. and Solid Energy Ltd. may be restructured to boost their appeal in the event of partial privatisation, according to the Treasury. Read more »

Jet Park Hotel wins Enviro Gold Award

Press Release – Jet Park Hotel and Conference Centre

The family owned and operated Jet Park Hotel & Conference Centre has recently been named as the recipient of an Enviro Gold Award. Read more »

KPMG New Zealand appoints new Executive Chairman and new CEO

Press Release – KPMG

KPMG New Zealand has appointed Ross Buckley as Executive Chairman and Paul Herrod as Chief Executive of the firm. They will succeed Jan Dawson, who indicated her intention earlier this year to leave KPMG in 2011 after more than 30 years with the company … Read more »

June 2011 Reserve Bank Bulletin Released

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today released the June 2011 issue of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin ( ). Read more »

Aussie Palm Oil Bill Potential Breach of Treaty

Press Release – NZ Food and Grocery Council

Australian Federal politicians debating the merits of Senator Nick Xenophon’s Palm Oil Bill, seem to be overlooking a potential breach of the Australia New Zealand Food Treaty, says Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery … Read more »

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