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Archive for August, 2011

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 »

New Telecom companies likely to have lower credit ratings

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Should Telecom Corp.’s demerger into separate services and network companies proceed, both companies are likely to have lower credit ratings than the phone company currently enjoys. Read more »

Weldon backs banks with local links to win SOE mandates

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – NZX Ltd. chief executive Mark Weldon is backing investment banks with local offices to win mandates in the government’s plan to sell up to half of its stake in certain state-owned enterprises. Read more »

Television News Viewership for Tuesday 30th August 2011

Press Release – TVNZ Read more »

Freedom Campers Banned From Certain Parts of Hurunui

Press Release – Hurunui District Council

Freedom campers will no longer be able to park up anywhere they like within the Hurunui District. The Hurunui District Council last week adopted its amended Freedom Camping Bylaw which prohibits vehicles which do not carry their own toilet facilities from … Read more »

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