Archive for November, 2011

Populations of invasive ants die out naturally

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

MEDIA RELEASE 30 November 2011 _____________________________________________________ Populations of invasive ants die out naturally, saving millions in control and eradication New research shows populations of an invasive species of ants frequently collapse … Read more »

Rise in VeriSign Trust Seal Views to 800 Million/day

Press Release – Symantec

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that as many as 800 million people a day in 2011 viewed its VeriSign trust seals, up 60 percent from 2010 and marking the fifth straight year in which daily seal views have sharply increased. The rise … Read more »

Strong interest in local water issues

Press Release – Enviroment Canterbury

Over the last two weeks more than 60 people attended three community meetings to provide their ideas on the Upper Waitaki Zone Committee’s priorities for water management. Read more »

IBM Completes Software Project for Square Kilometre Array

Press Release – IBM

IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced it has successfully prototyped a new software architecture for automating data management, potentially making it easier for researchers to collect usable information from mega-scale data collection projects like the Square Kilometre … Read more »

Ricketts to replace John Todd at head of Todd Corporation

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Former Fay Richwhite director Geoff Ricketts is to become chair of Todd Corporation, the holding company for New Zealand’s wealthiest family, following the retirement of incumbent chairman John Todd early next month. Read more »

Christchurch aims to host football world cup

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch is making another clear statement that it is back in the business of hosting major events, as it makes its bid next week to act as a host city for the FIFA U-20 Football World Cup 2015. Read more »

AWF to pay up to $3.5 mln for Tradeforce NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – AWF Group, formerly known as Allied Work Force, will pay up to $3.5 million to buy recruitment agency Tradeforce NZ as it continues to grow by buying its rivals. Read more »

Sanford FY profit falls 11% as kiwi strength erodes returns

Article – BusinessDesk

Sanford full-year profit falls 11% as kiwi’s strength erodes returns in second half Read more »

Department of Labour – Response on Huntly East Mine

Press Release – Department Of Labour

The Health and Safety in Employment Act places responsibility for mine safety firmly on the mine owners. Read more »

iPredict Ltd: New Zealand Political Update—30 November 2011

Press Release – iPredict

There is a 74% probability that official election results will see National drop to 59 MPs, from the 60 MPs indicated on election night. With the Greens favoured to take the extra seat, National would therefore need the support of both Act and … Read more »

Fraud in New Zealand is on the up

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

• 49.5% of New Zealand respondents were the victim of one or more frauds in the past year • Cybercrime is a significant new threat • Corruption and bribery levels are low, but increasing. Read more »

Is Azerbaijan the new Gold Coast?

Press Release – Calder And Lawson

Leaders in New Zealand’s senior tourism market, Calder & Lawson Tours, say evidence is pointing toward a revolutionary change in destination choices by New Zealand’s senior travellers. Read more »

Rangatira Produces Solid Result, Signals Interest

Press Release – Rangatira

Wellington investment company Rangatira today announced its interim result for the six months to 30 September 2011. In what the company termed a challenging and volatile market, Operating Earnings were $4.4 million, 2% ahead of the same period last year. Read more »

Final day for Pike River CEO

Press Release – Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

This media release is issued by Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, lawyers for Peter Whittall. Tomorrow is Mr Whittall’s final day as the CEO of Pike River Coal Limited (now in receivership). Read more »

Mild La Nina Summer Likely

Press Release – NIWA

The NIWA National Climate Centre’s outlook for summer, December 2011 to February 2012, indicates that seasonal temperatures are likely to be above average on the West Coast of the South Island, and near average or above average across the remainder … Read more »

Export Joint Venture Unlocks US Wine Market

Press Release – Pacific Prime Wines

A joint venture of five New Zealand wineries has established its own US importing business and secured distribution into 14 states from New York to California in nine months. Its business model is unique in this country’s F&B exporting sector. Read more »

Gas Leak – Mirrielees Road and Cross Road, Tauranga City

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Tauranga Police are currently dealing with a major gas leak at the intersection of Mirrielees Road and Cross Road, Tauranga City. Read more »

Big Breakfast surprise touches Christchurch business owners

Press Release – BNI New Zealand

There was hardly a dry eye in the house this Tuesday morning when more than 200 Christchurch small business owners and self-employed people were surprised with good wishes and big red Christmas gift hampers – all donated, assembled and packed by people up … Read more »

Surveyors’ Awards of Excellence Announced

Press Release – NZ Institute of Surveyors

High quality land development for years to come will be the outcome of this year’s NZIS Award of Excellence ‘Gold’ winner. The awards were presented at the NZIS annual conference dinner held at Te Papa in Wellington this week. Read more »

Sustained improvements in the Government’s Health Targets

Press Release – Bay Of Plenty DHB

The Minister of Health’s health targets for quarter one 2011/12 have been released. The Health Targets were introduced as a way of improving the performance of health services and provide the health sector, both secondary and primary, with a clear … Read more »

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