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Archive for January, 2012

NZ flight training organisation seeking Australian candidat

Press Release – HMC Communications

Tim Ellmanns from Brighton, Melbourne; Zac Clarke from Bendigo, Victoria; and Daniel Quill from Brisbane, are among the newest group of Australians training to become airline pilots with CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Limited in Hamilton, New Zealand. Read more »

IG Markets – afternoon thoughts

Press Release – IG Markets

Across Asia, regional markets are all firmer after Wall Street managed to pare large early losses to finish flat to marginally lower. The Hang Seng is the region’s best performer, higher by 09%, while the Kospi is seeing a gain of 0.8%. Elsewhere, … Read more »

011 Farm Toll four less than 2010

Press Release – Federated Farmers

While the Farm Toll, or the number of agricultural deaths has fallen from 19 in 2010 to 15 in 2011, Federated Farmers is committed to bring it down still further. Read more »

Biggest Loser Auckland episode wins Directors Guild of America Award

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Auckland is in the limelight in the United States with an episode of the Biggest Loser reality show winning a prestigious Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award. Read more »

Key struggles to explain Maori rights under asset-sale plan

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister John Key is struggling to articulate his claim that Maori rights under the Treaty of Waitangi can be preserved under its plans to partially privatise electricity and coal companies. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall; F&P Healthcare, Fletcher lead

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares fell, pushing the NZX 50 Index down from a 2 1/2-month high as a rising kiwi dollar weighed on exporters such as Fisher & Paykel Healthcare while weak housing data underlined the tough operating environment … Read more »

NZ dollar rises as Greek talks ‘back on track’

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose in local trading on renewed speculation Greece will reach a debt-swap agreement with bondholders stoking investors’ appetite for riskier, or higher-yielding assets, just as a dimming fiscal outlook … Read more »

Libz Propose Winding Down Reserve Bank

Press Release – Libertarianz Party

The Libertarianz Party is asking John Key to consider postponing and possibly cancelling any replacement for retiring Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard, who has announced he is stepping down in September. Read more »

Douglas failed in role as Lombard chairman, Crown says

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Douglas Graham failed in his role as chairman of Lombard Finance & Investments by not taking a more active role in getting to know the property development business as the lender ultimately failed, the Crown prosecutor … Read more »

Woolworths plans to sell Dick Smith, will close 100 stores

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Australian retailer Woolworths plans to restructure its specialty consumer electronics chain Dick Smith, including closing up to 100 stores in Australia and New Zealand, with a view to eventually selling it. Read more »

Big step forward for event promotion in Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Hawke’s Bay Tourism has taken the first step in cementing a collaborative approach for events in Hawke’s Bay by appointing a Regional Events Manager. This appointment was identified as one of the key outcomes from the wider Regional Events Strategy, … Read more »

When the going gets tough, the tough smarten up

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

When the going gets tough, the tough smarten up Experts in business innovation and strategy will present the smartest advice at an event the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) is running next month to help firms reach beyond the bounds of … Read more »

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