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Archive for September, 2011

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 »

Arrests follow incident that required schools to lock down

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Peak hour traffic was bought to a standstill in East Hamilton this morning as Police responded to reports of a group of a person with a firearm resulting in two schools having to enact emergency plans to safeguard students. Read more »

Port job cuts wrong signal to region

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The job cuts announced today by Port Otago are another body blow to our region, Labour’s Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says. Read more »

Workshops promote diverse benefits of trees on farms

Press Release – Temple

A new three year programme of regionally-based workshops launching this November will help pastoral farmers and their advisors identify the economic and environmental benefits of planting trees on their properties and how best to incorporate appropriate … Read more »

Don’t quote me on that, Mr Key

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

More water has been poured on the Prime Minister’s overly glowing view of New Zealand’s 100% Pure image with a challenge in the House this week over his selective use of quotes. Read more »

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