Archive for January, 2012

Building on a deflationary spiral

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Building on a deflationary spiral Figures out today showing building consents are at their lowest since records began in 1965 are another example of this Government’s unambitious economic ‘management’, Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson … Read more »

Kerr waives 90% acceptance condition in Pyne offer

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – George Kerr’s Australasian Equity Partners No. 1 LP waived the 90 percent minimum acceptance condition of its takeover offer for Pyne Gould Corp and extended the closing date by two weeks. Read more »

New mountain biking video web series for Queenstown

Press Release – Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (31 January 2012) – A cutting edge youth-oriented video web series showcasing Queenstown’s diversity as a top mountain biking destination has been launched worldwide. Read more »

LEWIS PR Defines 12 Essential PR Techniques

Press Release – Lewis PR

LEWIS PR Defines 12 Essential PR Techniques In Global Guide to Digital Communications – Analyses the international digital professional’s skill set from SEO to content, from community to crisis management – Read more »

NZTA to raise tolls on Northern Gateway Toll Road

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

NZTA to raise tolls on Northern Gateway Toll Road The NZ Transport Agency says tolls on the Northern Gateway Toll Road (NGTR) on State Highway 1 north of Auckland will increase on 1 March by 20 cents to $2.20 for cars, motorcycles and light commercial … Read more »

Food sickness costs a ‘gross exaggeration’

Press Release – NZCPR

Food sickness costs being used to justify the controversial Food Bill are a ‘gross exaggeration’ according to the think tank the New Zealand Centre for Political Research. Read more »

Russian Foreign Minister Visit Positive for Trade

Press Release – HSBC Bank

– Russia one of NZ’s top growing trade partners in next 5 years – – Trade with Russia forecast to grow by 14.06% over next 5 years Read more »

Update on Zion Wildlife Gardens Limited

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

PwC Partners Colin McCloy and David Bridgman, Receivers of Zion Wildlife Gardens Limited (In Receivership & In Liquidation) in Kamo, Northland, today have confirmed the sale of the business and assets of Zion. Read more »

iPredict New Zealand Economic & Political Update #1

Press Release – iPredict

iPredict Ltd New Zealand Economic & Political Update #1 31 January 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE www.ipredict.co.nz Read more »

Media Guide for Reporting the Courts and Tribunals released

Press Release – Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice today released an updated Media Guide for Reporting the Courts and Tribunals . The guidelines, can be downloaded from the Ministry’s website will soon be available in hard copy, are an essential tool for any journalist reporting … Read more »

Auckland region free of bovine TB

Press Release – TB Free NZ

Cattle and deer herds in the Auckland region are again free of bovine tuberculosis (TB) now that an infected property on the Awhitu Peninsula has been cleared of the disease. Read more »

SUVs now the vehicle of choice

Press Release – Motor Trade Association

Local new car buyers are opting for Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in increasing numbers to the point that they now represent the largest segment in the market. Figures released recently by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) show that with sales of 18,684 … Read more »

KiwiNet launches innovation database

Press Release – KiwiNet

KiwiNet launches innovation database to promote new technologies and research internationally Hamilton, New Zealand – 31 January 2012 – Read more »

Diesel Prices Fall Again at BP

Press Release – BP New Zealand

BP has again dropped the price of diesel today by 3 cents per litre today. This is the second drop in diesel prices in a week at BP-owned stores. Read more »

Lombard Finance directors’ duty not ‘delegable’, Crown says

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The directors of failed lender Lombard Finance & Investments should have picked up on and relayed the lender’s precarious position to investors in the lead-up to its collapse, the Crown prosecutor says. Read more »

Forestry’s Safe-Start Initiatives Save Lives

Press Release – Forest Industry Contractors Association

The ‘Safe-Start’ initiatives, now common in the forest industry, are proving effective at reducing injuries in the forest in the January/February period of each year. Read more »

Building consents sound a warning bell over jobs, sawmills

Press Release – First Union

Building work needs to pick up to keep workers in employment and ensure local sawmills stay in business, a union for wood processing workers said today. Read more »

Briefing papers warn of looming health funding crisis

Press Release – Health Funds Association of NZ

The health insurance sector has highlighted the need to address a growing imbalance in health funding over the next two decades in papers briefing the incoming Minister of Health released today. Read more »

Gluckman: Rotary National Science & Technology Forum

Press Release – Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

You are here because of your interest in being the scientists of the next generation. But what I want to talk to you about tonight is what science is in the twenty-first century. Read more »

Stravinsky Filly Stars on Day One at Karaka

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

A mixed day’s trade at the opening session of New Zealand Bloodstock’s 86th National Yearling Sales Series today was highlighted by the fourth to last lot of the day – the $740,000 Stravinsky filly bought by leading New Zealand buyer David Ellis of … Read more »

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