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Archive for August, 2011

NZ doesn’t have migration, Australia as buffers in downturn

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The local economy was sheltered from the global financial crisis three years ago by Australia’s strength and a flood of new migrants, but that has disappeared and the recovery will be a slow one, according to the New Zealand … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain at close; Tower up, Rakon down

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares rose on the day after a late rally by companies including Tower Ltd., Heartland New Zealand and Contact Energy Ltd. as the prospect of dividends and the emergence of bargain hunters helped lift the NZXZ … Read more »

Kiwifruit Growers to fight Zespri Antibiotic PSA Spray Plan

Press Release – Iwik Management Ltd

Independent Kiwifruit Growers say Zespri’s plan to spray kiwifruit with the antibiotic Streptomycin in a bid to control PSA (Pseudomonas syringae pv Actinidiae) could do more harm to the industry than the disease itself and they will fight to keep the … Read more »

IG Markets Forex thoughts

Press Release – IG Markets

Again, the AUD (and the NZD) remains the poster boy of the forex market, with AUD/USD rallying off the 55-day moving average to record an overnight high of 1.0721. We mentioned this level as potential support yesterday and this was validated as traders … Read more »

Speech to the Trans Tasman Rock Lobster Industry Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good afternoon and thank you for the opportunity to speak to you and discuss some of the issues important to you at this time. Welcome to the Australian visitors who are here to meet with your trans-Tasman counterparts. This is a great opportunity … Read more »

Heatley: Trans Tasman Rock Lobster Industry Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Welcome to the Australian visitors who are here to meet with your trans-Tasman counterparts. This is a great opportunity to share ideas for developing your respective fisheries in a secure and profitable manner. Read more »

Summary draft Plan to be delivered to Central City this week

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Properties within Christchurch’s four avenues will receive their copy of the draft Central City Plan summary this Friday (2 September). The City Council was advised late last week that the summary of the draft Plan had not been delivered to residents … Read more »

Northland Welcome Centre opens

Press Release – Northland 2011

A new Northland Welcome Centre will open its doors tomorrow (SUBS: 1st September) to greet visitors to the region during Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011). Read more »

2011 People’s Choice Restaurant Winner Announced

Press Release – Fuse

Take 60 central city restaurants, three weeks of great eating and thousands of amateur Auckland foodies-turn-food-critics and you have the perfect recipe to determine the 2011 BIG little City People’s Choice Restaurant Winner. Read more »

Marewa Shop Front Centre for Freeholding

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council will be opening a shop front information centre in Marewa this week to provide a more convenient location for people wanting to discuss freeholding their leasehold land. Read more »

Thrive International Presents…

Press Release – Thrive International

The calibre of the lineup of the presenters at Thrive International on in Auckland October 20th won’t be matched in New Zealand for many years to come. Thrive International is the year’s big day out for business. This is the day business people celebrate … Read more »

IG Markets Afternoon thoughts

Column – IG Markets

Across Asia, regional markets are mixed following the modestly positive leads seen overnight, with traders treading cautiously ahead of a big couple of nights in US economic data. The Kospi and Hang Seng are the top performers, rising 0.7% and 0.4%. … Read more »

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