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 »

Student Develops Degree In Future Thinking

Article – Auckland University

An ambitious and driven engineer-turned-development manager has found his niche with a small Kiwi development consultancy company that punches well above its weight. Read more »

TravelSIM links with NZ Post to make global roaming a breeze

Press Release – Wright Communications

TravelSIM is now available in more than 280 New Zealand PostShop stores throughout the country making its low-cost global roaming service even more accessible to Kiwis travelling overseas. Read more »

Competition for Customers Hotting Up Among SMEs

Press Release – Adroite Communications

Competition for business is hotting up among New Zealand’s small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) reports research commissioned by independent chartered accounting group, NZ CA Limited. Read more »

Waiouru Houses Back By Popular Demand

Press Release – Land Matters New Zealand

The Defence Force has released a further stage of houses for removal from Waiouru due to popular demand. The most recent stage of 15 houses all sold at tender for an average price of $32,750 and top dollar of $45,500. Read more »

Dilmah donates handcrafted pottery to hospice shops

Press Release – Hospice NZ

Long term supporter of hospice, Dilmah, is extending the benefits of the Mankada project into New Zealand through the hospice shop network. 40,000 hand crafted pottery pendants and tea bag holders will be available for sale from early September at hospice … Read more »

Institute of Directors Welcomes Diversity on Chorus Board

Press Release – Institute Of Directors

The announcement of New Chorus’s board, established with 50 per cent of the directorships held by women, was welcomed by IoD President Denham Shale. If the demerger of Telecom proceeds, New Chorus will be governed by six non-executive directors: Sue Sheldon … Read more »

City centre and waterfront parts of Auckland Plan endorsed

Press Release – Auckland Council

Two key parts of the Auckland Plan have been endorsed and adopted for consultation by Auckland Council today. Plans for the waterfront and the city centre will guide the development of these areas in the coming 20 to 30 years. Read more »

New Partnership Doubles Efforts To Save Endangered Whio

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Genesis Energy today signed a $2.5 million business partnership that will help secure the future of New Zealand’s rare endangered whio (blue duck). Read more »

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