Archive for July, 2012

Govt didn’t undertake risk analysis on faulty locos

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s insistence that its KiwiRail turnaround plan won’t be affected by its disastrous Chinese locomotive and rail wagon procurement programme is laughable given the extent of their faults, says Dunedin South MP Clare Curran. Read more »

Markets awash with confidence

Press Release – CMC Markets

The markets are awash with confidence as central bank action is believed to pave the way for a u-turn in the long suffering markets. Read more »

Top 100 company welcomes Christchurch CBD blueprint

Press Release – Westland Milk Products

The blueprint for the development of Christchurch’s CBD has been welcomed by one of New Zealand’s biggest agricultural companies. Read more »

IG Markets – Afternoon Thoughts

Press Release – IG Markets

Across Asia, markets are firmer and have managed to maintain the positive momentum we have seen over the past few sessions. Risk assets mostly consolidated earlier in the absence of any fresh incentives ahead of this week’s key events. However, … Read more »

Ravensdown cracks $1 bln FY sales as margins stay skinny

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Ravensdown Fertiliser Cooperative, which supplies close to half the country’s agricultural fertiliser, racked up more than $1 billion in sales in its latest financial year, even as it absorbed volatile international urea … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Telecom, Ryman, Fletcher gain

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index rose to the highest in more than two months, led by Telecom, Ryman Healthcare and Fletcher Building on optimism that central bank meetings in Europe and America will help stimulate global growth. Read more »

NZ dollar gains on China steel stimulus as policymakers meet

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar gains as China mulls tax rebate for local steel sector; Fed, ECB meetings loom Read more »

No Delays Expected On Highways To Hamilton Saturday

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

No delays expected on Waikato and Bay of Plenty state highways for rugby fans supporters heading to Hamilton this Saturday Read more »

L&M Energy Quarterly Update and Cashflow Q2 2012

Press Release – L and M Energy

Please find attached L&M Energy’s Quarterly Update report for the second quarter of 2012, and the Second Quarter Cashflow Report. Read more »

Government drops the ball on gender equality

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says the latest United Nations report on gender discrimination confirms that the government has dropped the ball on pay and employment equity. Read more »

Maori Party not convincing on water rights

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Maori Party have failed to ask the hard questions on water rights and are losing credibility as advocates for their people, says Labour’s Maori Affairs Spokesperson Parekura Horomia. Read more »

Export News 31 July: Global phenomenon comes to Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

TEDxAuckland: Kiwi ideas worth spreading In October Auckland will host the global phenomenon that is a TEDx event. The dynamic that drives these forums has value for any Kiwi exporter. Read more »

Dairy Compliance Improved

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s compliance monitoring of dairy farms shows a marked increase in the level of full compliance. Read more »

Fuel companies should absorb tax increase as prices rise

Press Release – AA Petrol Watch

Media Release: 31 July 2012 PetrolWatch – July 2012 Fuel companies should absorb tax increase as prices rise again After two months of falls, fuel prices are on the rise again with petrol increasing 14 cents per litre during July and diesel up 10 … Read more »

Fledgling Kiwi Colour Company In The Black And Going For Gol

Press Release – D’Arcy Polychrome

Kiwi colour company D’Arcy Polychrome’s first capital-raising has closed oversubscribed at $700,000. $100,000 more than target. Read more »

Stolen Rum hires bright young talent to drive growth

Press Release – Stolen Rum

Stolen Rum hires bright young talent to drive local and international business growth Since it’s humble conception in a Mt Eden flat in 2009, New Zealand boutique rum house Stolen Rum has made considerable headway. From selling just one case a month … Read more »

MBIE’s high level structure confirmed

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The future high level organisational structure of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has been confirmed Read more »

Hansells Achieves First With Palm Oil Free Spread

Press Release – Hansells

NEWS RELEASE 31 JULY 2012 Hansells Achieves First With Palm Oil Free Spread Hansells Food Group today unveiled what it believes is New Zealand’s first palm oil-free spread, after revamping its popular range of Alfa One spreads1. Hansells Food Group … Read more »

Pay expectations gap no surprise

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

CTU Media Release 31 July 2012 Pay expectations gap no surprise The Council of Trade Unions is not surprised at the gap between worker and employer pay rise expectations. The latest Hays survey shows that whereas 35 per cent of workers expect their salary … Read more »

Ryman’s 1Q ahead of last year; 28th village in Petone

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Retirement village builder and operator Ryman Healthcare says first quarter trading is ahead of last year and it plans to build its 28th retirement village in Petone in the Hutt Valley. Read more »

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