Archive for March, 2012

Otago Dairy Awards Judges Give Winning Advice

Press Release – NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Otago Dairy Awards Judges Give Winning Advice Entering the Otago Dairy Industry Awards three times has set James and Helen Hartshorne on a pathway to success – with the couple claiming the region’s top prize, the 2012 Otago Sharemilker/Equity … Read more »

Bipolar and Depression Mood Monitor App Updates

Press Release – Paper Kite Ltd

Bipolar and Depression Mood Monitor App Updates Enhance User Experience Following the successful launch of Bipolar Mood Monitor and Depression Mood Monitor apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad in 2011, PaperKite has received positive comments and feedback … Read more »

Reappointment of the Government Statistician

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Reappointment of the Government Statistician Geoff Bascand has been reappointed as Government Statistician for a further three years, until May 2015. Geoff has been in the position since May 2007 and was previously the Deputy Government Statistician … Read more »

ITF welcomes common sense decision in Ports dispute

Press Release – International Transport Workers’ Federation

Global union the ITF (International Transport Workers¹ Federation) is welcoming the news that wharfies in the Ports of Auckland are able to return to work after a lockout notice issued by port management was withdrawn. Following hearings in the … Read more »

McCully on The Nation

Press Release – The Nation

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has set out new terms under which New Zealand might relax some of its sanctions on the Fiji military Government led by Commodore Frank Bainimarama. Read more »

Extreme SSD solution skips SATA III in favor of PCIe

Press Release – Newbiiz

San Jose, California – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, today announces the new RAIDDrive upStream™, a new type of SSD designed for the PCI backplane. Read more »

New devices help Police work smarter to make roads safer

Press Release – New Zealand Police

New technology is helping Waikato Police get dangerous off the roads as officers work smarter to help make the District’s roads safer. Read more »

INZ 2012 Innovation in Irrigation Award finalists announced

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

With less than a week to the IrrigationNZ Conference and Expo in Timaru the three finalists in the IrrigationNZ 2012 Innovation in Irrigation Award in association with Aqualinc have been announced. Read more »

Cultivate Hong Kong and New Zealand Relationships

Press Release – Auckland Hong Kong Festival

This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Hong Kong has a growing importance for New Zealand. Read more »

One lockout lifted but Talley’s lockout drags on

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

While it’s good that the lockout threat has been lifted at the Ports of Auckland, the on-going plight of locked out meat workers in small town New Zealand must not be forgotten, says Labour’s spokesperson for labour issues Darien Fenton. Read more »

PPPs not a solution for better buses and trains

Press Release – Green Party

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are not the way to get better buses and trains, or better value for money from transport, said the Green Party today. Read more »

Talley’s agrees to mediation after locking out workers

Press Release – Meat Workers Union

Talley’s AFFCO has agreed to attend mediation two days after it locks out a further 500 workers over Easter, says Meat Workers Union general secretary Dave Eastlake. Read more »

New transport funding tools needed to boost development

Press Release – NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“Weaknesses in our transport network demonstrated by road and rail closures around Gisborne and the Manawatu Gorge coupled with a multi-billion funding gap in Auckland and an unidentified capital need Canterbury all expose the huge challenge … Read more »

Need for fundamental reform despite change of approach

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Today’s change of approach by the parties to return to the bargaining table, and use the facilitation process set out in the Employment Relations Act, doesn’t alter the need for a certain and sustainable solution to the dispute, said Auckland Chamber … Read more »

IG Markets – Afternoon Thoughts

Press Release – IG Markets

Across Asia, markets are mostly higher after picking up on the positive momentum seen in US markets towards the close of the session. After a relatively subdued start, markets have certainly picked up the pace today as investors look to close out the … Read more »

Visy granted clearance to acquire HP Industries

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has cleared VRPS Limited, a subsidiary of Visy Industries Australia Pty Limited (Visy), to acquire certain businesses and assets of HP Industries Holding Limited and HP Industries (New Zealand) Limited. The businesses and assets … Read more »

Brightwater may lay off workers over Bathurst mine delays

Article – BusinessDesk

March 30 (BusinessDesk) – Brightwater Group, the Nelson-based engineering firm, is looking at sacking workers because of delays to Bathurst Resources’ planned coal mine on the West Coast. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, delivering 6.6% 1st-qtr gain

Article – BusinessDesk

March 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares rose, pushing the NZX 50 Index to a 6.6 percent quarterly gain, as signs of a return of global growth helped underpin demand for equities. Children’s clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch and rural services … Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 5.2% quarterly gain

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 5.2% quarterly gain as concerns rise over looming Chinese slowdown Read more »

Wairoa freight hub idea may not doom rail link

Article – BusinessDesk

Wairoa freight hub may not be enough to save doomed Gisborne-to-Napier rail line Read more »

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