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Archive for September, 2011

IG Markets Afternoon thoughts – Sept 30

Press Release – IG Markets

Across Asia, regional markets are mostly lower as traders seemingly ignored the positive close on Wall Street and looked to lock in profits for the week. The Hang Seng is the worst performer, down 1.7% while the Kospi and Shanghai Composite are 1% and … Read more »

Proposal to restrict the sale of refrigerants

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has reached a preliminary view that the Refrigerant License Trust Board’s proposal to restrict sales of refrigerants to trained and certified people is not likely to lessen competition in any market. Read more »

NZ dollar plumbs six-month lows after two ratings downgrades

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a declining quarter, after being hammered today by the actions of two ratings companies, downgrading the sovereign debt rating one notch to AA. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks sidestep downgrades, Asian selloff

Article – BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks sidestep downgrades and Asian selloff, Port of Tauranga on the move Read more »

Waikato Police: Look after your mates this rugby weekend

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Waikato Police preparing to host their third Rugby World Cup match this weekend are asking people to remember to chose their mates carefully and leave the bad ones at home. Read more »

Hamilton prepares for last RWC match

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Extra bus services, entertainment in the Fanzone and a Community Day of family fun – it’s all lined up for Sunday, when Hamilton hosts its last Rugby World Cup 2011 match. Read more »

Ships, Sailors, Parade!

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

With the arrival of HMNZS ROTOITI and TAUPO ten ships of the Royal New Zealand Navy are now berthed in Wellington. HMNZS RESOLUTION will arrive on Sunday to complete the fleet concentration. Read more »

Sean Fitzpatrick to be Libertarianz Candidate in Ohariu

Press Release – Libertarianz Party

Libertarianz Deputy Leader, Sean Fitzpatrick, has officially announced his candidacy for the Ohariu electorate in this year’s general election. Read more »

Catalyst Risk Management sold

Press Release – Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC has sold its wholly owned subsidiary, Catalyst Risk Management Limited, to allow the Corporation to focus more on its core business. Read more »

Folly of Government’s ‘hands off’ approach to lifting skills

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s under-investment in skills is coming home to roost, with a new report showing it to be a major factor in the gap in productivity and wages between Australia and New Zealand, says Labour’s Associate Education spokesperson Carol … Read more »

Wairarapa patients to benefit from new online health record

Press Release – Wairarapa DHB

Health record summaries from GP’s surgeries will soon be immediately available to hospital clinicians as a new system for accessing health records online is launched in Wairarapa. Read more »

Tauranga port expects 180 additional ship visits annually

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Port of Tauranga expects a net 180 additional ship visits annually as a result of new services, said chief executive Mark Cairns in the annual report. Read more »

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