Archive for August, 2012

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by Xero, Air NZ, Trade Me

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares rose, led by Xero, Air New Zealand and Trade Me after the earnings season highlighted how many companies are managing to find growth in a tepid economy. The NZX 50 Index rose 37.11 points, or 1 percent, … Read more »

Home loan affordability improves as house prices dip

Press Release – Roost

Home loan affordability improved in July as the national median house price edged back from record highs and interest rates remained around record lows. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 1.2% monthly decline before Jackson Hole

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 1.2% monthly decline as markets prepare for Jackson Hole summit Read more »

SH27 Patetonga – Fatal Crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Emergency Services are at the scene of a Fatal Crash involving a car and a truck on SH27 Patetonga. Read more »

NZ Bus Working Hard to Minimise Impact

Press Release – NZ Bus

NZ Bus received notice that Tramways and First Unions have called a stop work meeting on Monday, 3 September. The stop work meeting will only affect limited Go West services and NZ Bus has worked hard to minimize disruption. Read more »

Safe@home expansion and video

Press Release – Shine

National anti-violence charity Shine expands to three cities its highly successful, award-winning safe@home service Read more »

The Palms Scores Big with Take a Kid to Footy Sponsorship

Press Release – The Palms

The Palms Shopping Centre is making the conversion from team fan to official sponsor by supporting the Canterbury Rugby Football Union’s Take a Kid to Footy initiative for the Canterbury ITM Cup. Read more »

Don’t Forget to Call Dad This Sunday!

Press Release – Telecom New Zealand

With Father’s Day just around the corner, an independent survey carried out this week has revealed that one in three adult children across New Zealand have forgotten to call their dad on Father’s Day*. Read more »

Capital + Merchant’s Nicholls, Douglas jailed for 7 ½ years

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Neal Nicholls and Wayne Douglas, directors of failed finance company Capital + Merchant Finance, have been jailed for 7 ½ years apiece for fraud, while their former chief executive, Owen Tallentire, got five years in prison. Read more »

Court of Appeal clears the way for trans-Tasman cartel case

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Court of Appeal has issued a ruling widening the Commerce Commission’s claims against Australian packaging company Visy Board Pty Ltd, for its part in an alleged cardboard packaging price-fixing cartel. Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: Arctic ‘slushie’, teen stoner IQ loss

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Arctic Ice; Teen Dope; Media Skills; Sciblogs podcast; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Sci-tech events; Read more »

NZ carbon-refining company named a top green innovator

Press Release – Carbonscape

Carbon-refining company CarbonScape™ was named today as a finalist in the international Postcode Lottery Green Challenge. This prestigious award has been presented to leaders in environmental change and innovation every year since 2007. Read more »

Q+A listings – Sunday, September 2nd

Press Release – Television New Zealand

Q+A is on Facebook,!/NZQandA and on Twitter,!/NZQandA Read more »

NZ beef carbon footprint study highlights gains

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

The New Zealand beef industry has completed a study1 examining the full carbon footprint of New Zealand beef, and it highlights significant productivity gains. Read more »

Capital + Merchant directors imprisoned

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

Directors of failed finance company, Capital + Merchant Finance Limited (Capital + Merchant), were sentenced to prison terms in the Auckland High Court today. Read more »

Red Zone offer process ready for Port Hills residents

Press Release – Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority

The Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Roger Sutton, says the owners of eligible properties in the Port Hills will receive information about their Red Zone offer from next week. Read more »

Possible kauri dieback check in Hamilton

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has this afternoon cordoned off two kauri trees at Woodstock Primary School in Fairfield after signs that they may be infected with the fungus-like disease known as “kauri dieback”. Read more »

Singapore Students Take Young Entrepreneur Title

Press Release – FedEx ITC Asia Pacific

Singapore Students Take Young Entrepreneur Title at the FedEx Express/Junior Achievement Regional International Trade Challenge Read more »

Women in Technology Boost for Otago

Press Release – Scrattch

Women in Technology Boost for Otago One of Louise Donnelly–Davey’s long term goals is to set up a seed fund for female entrepreneurs and encourage more women to look at their backyard businesses and think big ! Louise and her team have been … Read more »

Appeal Court reinstates NZ cartel case against Visy Board

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court ruling and reinstated the Commerce Commission’s case against Australia’s Visy Board and a former executive. Read more »

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