Archive for April, 2012

NZX shareholders approve fee hike, capital return

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Shareholders in the NZX, the stock exchange operator, have signed off on the first increase in directors fees in seven years and approved the company’s plan to return up to $35 million to investors. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain as yields appeal, Fletcher up

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares rose, with online auction site Trade Me reaching a record after buying the rest of auto-listing aggregator AutoBase and Fletcher Building gaining as building consents continued their steep recovery. Read more »

Flood risk work on hold – Hamilton City Council apologises

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council’s Mayor and Councillors are apologising to Hamilton residents for their recent mailout to property owners regarding flood risk, and have put the current flood risk related consultation on hold while more detailed work is undertaken. … Read more »

IG Markets Afternoon thoughts

Press Release – IG Markets

Across Asia, markets have enjoyed a positive start to the week with equities making gains on the back of resilient risk appetite. In US trade, markets shrugged off news of a Spanish downgrade and a weaker-than-expected US GDP print to finish the session … Read more »

NZ dollar poised for 0.5% monthly gain as RBA rate cut looms

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is poised to have gained 0.5 percent over the month of April as markets prepare for a likely rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia tomorrow and the euro-zone contends with fears of another sovereign … Read more »

New gardens at Thames Hospital thanks to Rotary

Press Release – Waikato DHB

The courtyard gardens at Thames Hospital have been a feature of the hospital’s environment since its redevelopment three years ago. And it is thanks to the work of many selfless volunteers from the local Rotary Club that the environment regularly … Read more »

New board appointment for ATEED

Press Release – Auckland Council

The Mayor welcomes the appointment of Simon Tucker to the board of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). Mr Tucker was appointed as director of the board by Auckland Council’s Council Controlled Organisations Strategy Review Subcommittee. Read more »

NZTA’s Upgrade to Improve Dome Valley Safety

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency has started work to improve a high crash section of State Highway 1 in the Dome Valley between Warkworth and Wellsford. Read more »

96% of businesses may be unable to continue in crises

Press Release – Plan b

A survey recently conducted by Business Continuity provider Plan-b Limited, has revealed that over 96% of respondents haven’t tested or proven they could continue to operate in a crisis. Read more »

Fonterra won’t seek new non-farmer equity for growth: chair

Article – BusinessDesk

Fonterra won’t seek new non-farmer equity for growth: van der Heyden By Pattrick Smellie April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group will not go outside its farmer shareholder base to look for new capital to fund the cooperative’s growth, … Read more »

Managing Digital Identity in a Networked World

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

How do we manage our personal information in online relationships with friends, family, businesses, government agencies, NGOs and community service providers? Read more »

Fonterra over-pricing milk by 40-50 cents/kg: independents

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group is setting its farm gate milk price between 40 cents and 50 cents a kilogram more than its own commodity business could pay and still make an acceptable return, according to a submission by three … Read more »

NZ writer scoops major US award

Press Release – Let’s Travel

Gary Dickson, a New Zealand travel writer and Editor @ Large of Let’s Travel Magazine was chosen from over 160 entries at the International Pow Wow travel writer awards with his article on San Francisco. Read more »

Conference to Open the Tool Box on Public Law

Press Release – Chen Palmer

Chen Palmer New Zealand Public and Employment Law will host the Public Law Toolbox Conference at Parliament on 1 May 2012. Read more »

Gagging Workers Can’t Mask Dodgy Decision

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Clare Curran Labour MP for Dunedin South 30 April 2012 Media Statement Gagging Workers Can’t Mask Dodgy Decision News that Hillside workers have been barred from commenting on the numerous faults found with KiwiRail’s Chinese-made wagons, underlines the … Read more »

8 Public Transport Options to be Further Investigated

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Eight options, including bus, light rail and heavy rail, will be investigated further as part of the Wellington Public Transport Spine Study. Read more »

‘Cow pooling’ and Homekill

Press Release – Federated Farmers

With ‘cow pooling’ in the spotlight following TV One’s Sunday programme, Federated Farmers Rural Butchers believes it has a role to play in reconnecting the public to their food. Read more »

Branka Simunovich’s daughters eye $20M claim against Ivan

Article – BusinessDesk

April. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Two daughters of olive beauty products producer Branka Simunovich, who died suddenly last June, are considering making a claim potentially worth $20 million against her estranged husband Ivan Simunovich. Read more »

Stretton Returns to her Alma Mater

Press Release – Annah Stretton

In conjunction with her nationwide celebration of her company’s 20th anniversary, Karamu High School students and faculty will have the opportunity to gain an insider’s perspective on the fashion industry from one of its leaders. Read more »

Analysis shows Fonterra artificially boosts milk price

Press Release – Synlait

The Independent Dairy Processors Group (IDPG) made a joint submission today to the Primary Production Select Committee on the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill (“the Amendment Bill”). Read more »

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