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 »

Rating agencies still thinks we’ll be spendthrifts: English

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Today’s two credit rating downgrades are a sign from the world financial markets they don’t believe New Zealand will change its borrow and spend habits, says Finance English Minister Bill English. Read more »

S&P downgrade shows Govt’s economic management in disarray

Press Release – Green Party

Standard and Poor’s sovereign credit downgrade this afternoon is further evidence that the Government’s economic management is in disarray, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Read more »

Life Flight Helicopter transports injured driver from Kapiti

Press Release – Life Flight Trust

At approximately 10.45 am this morning the Life Flight Trust responded to a motor vehicle accident near the corner of State Highway 1 and Otaihanga Rd on the Kapiti Coast. Life Flight responded with a Wellington Free Paramedic on board the Westpac … Read more »

NZTA: Leave early for trip to Fiji/Wales game in Hamilton

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is advising fans heading to Hamilton on Sunday for the RWC 2011 game between Wales and Fiji to leave early and allow ample time for a safe journey. Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: WHO clears the air, Hectors’ decline, SCANZ

Press Release – Science Media Centre

This week it was the World Health Organisation in retreat as it pulled figures that suggested Auckland’s annual average for air quality exceeded the recommended maximum measure and was on par with Tokyo’s – and much worse than Sydney’s. Read more »

Aged Care Association doesn’t support quality aged care

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says that Martin Taylor and the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) are misleading New Zealanders when they say more beds are all that’s needed to fix the crisis in rest homes and aged care hospitals. Read more »

Aged Care Association doesn’t support quality aged care

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says that Martin Taylor and the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) are misleading New Zealanders when they say more beds are all that’s needed to fix the crisis in rest homes and aged care hospitals. Read more »

Hay! AGATHA Paris launches new fashion jewellery collection

Press Release – AGATHA Paris

This new limited edition „Lady Farmer collection has come straight from Paris runway and is being showcased at AGATHA Paris only boutique in Australasia at the Top of Vulcan Lane, Auckland Central. Read more »

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