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Archive for February, 2012

Roundabout for high-crash intersection on North Street

Press Release – Timaru District Council

Traffic safety, vehicle flow, cyclist and pedestrian safety and high-grade road surfacing will be priorities for the Timaru District Council as it begins a major improvement of the North Street -Wilson Street-Woodlands Road intersection in Timaru. Read more »

Allied Farmers narrows loss; Hanover millstone remains

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Allied Farmers, which unsuccessfully tried to transform itself into a major lender, narrowed its first-half loss as it continues to eke out value from the remains of the Hanover and United Finance assets it bought in 2009. Read more »

Business Fitness NZ turns 10!

Press Release – Business Fitness NZ

Interactive accounting content firm Business Fitness NZ provides New Zealand accounting professionals with a single source of authoritative and practical information to make them more productive. The progressive Mt Maunganui company has just turned 10. Read more »

New Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism director appointed

Press Release – Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism

Prominent South Island hotel industry leader, Scott Wallace has been appointed a director of Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism. Board chairman Paul Bingham welcomed Mr Wallace’s appointment, saying the board would benefit from his experience, skills … Read more »

New Constitution for Insurance & Savings Ombudsman Scheme

Press Release – Insurance And Savings Ombudsman

The significant expansion of the ISO Scheme, resulting from new financial sector legislation in 2011, was one of the key drivers which led to the review of the ISO’s governing documents. During this period of expansion, the ISO Scheme also changed … Read more »

Ttoo early to predict sustained uplift in building activity

Press Release – Registered Master Builders Federation

Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) says the latest building consent figures released today indicate a pick up in activity when compared to this period in previous years. Read more »

Motor Caravan Owners Hurt by New Road User Charges Act

Press Release – Motor Caravan Association

Many of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association’s approximately 43,000 members will be severely disadvantaged by the new Road User Charges Act recently passed by Parliament to amend the way Road User Charges are collected. Read more »

Creating drier, warmer Dunedin homes

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC), in conjunction with the Dunedin City Council (DCC), is managing the installation of new insulation and clean heating appliances in 100 Dunedin homes. Read more »

Economic Development Minister can’t count

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National’s Steven Joyce was out by a factor of three in answering the most basic question on the current account deficit today, Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Cunliffe says. Read more »

Last Week’s Shallow Survey Conference in New Zealand

Press Release – Shallow Survey 2012 Conference

More than 200 hydrographic and marine charting experts and other scientists met last week (20-24 February) in Wellington, New Zealand, for the 6th International Shallow Survey Conference. The conference was hosted by LINZ, NIWA and GNS Science. Its principal … Read more »

Te Puia’s New Chief Executive Looking Forward To The Challen

Press Release – Destination Rotorua Marketing

Te Puia, New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, welcomed its new chief executive Tim Cossar on Tuesday who said he is looking forward to the challenge ahead and new beginnings. Read more »

Rotorua Heritage Building Complete After 104 Year Delay

Press Release – Destination Rotorua Marketing

Architectural materials have been flown in from all around the world to put the finishing touches on the Rotorua Museum more than a century after the building project first began. Read more »

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