Archive for August, 2012

500,000 Trees Funded Thanks To Honda Buyers

Press Release – Honda NZ

500,000 Trees Funded Thanks To Honda Buyers Honda New Zealand is celebrating reaching a significant milestone. Honda’s TreeFund initiative has achieved accumulated funding for half a million new native trees around the country. Through its TreeFund initiative, … Read more »

Landcorp reports 36% drop in FY operating profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Landcorp, the country’s biggest farming company, said its operating profit fell 36 percent and is forecast to halve in the current year with prices expected to be generally lower. Read more »

Zintel to return funds to shareholders, prepares to delist

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Zintel Group, the NZAX-listed telecommunications company which sold its subsidiary Cogent in July, will sell the rest of its businesses and pay out shareholders as it prepares to delist from the New Zealand stock exchange. Read more »

Agreed Statement of Tony Marryatt and the Council

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

• The Council received a letter of personal grievance from Tony Marryatt on 18 April 2012. • The Council has responded to Tony Marryatt’s personal grievance by: • Both parties settling the personal grievance in the interests of the City; … Read more »

SFO warns of ‘affinity fraud’ growth

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The Serious Fraud Office is seeing an increase in ‘affinity fraud’, where people have trusted friends or family with their investments and feel less inclined to put their money in finance companies that have lost the public’s … Read more »

Citroen Raises The Roof On The DS3 Cabrio

Press Release – Citroen

Citroen Raises The Roof On The DS3 Cabrio • First images & details released for Citroën DS3 Cabrio. World Premiere at Paris Motor Show 2012 • Maintains convenience & performance of DS3 hatchback, with thrills & driving pleasure of a convertible … Read more »

Solid Energy’s Southland land holdings under review

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Solid Energy will review its massive land holdings in Southland as part of decisions due by the end of the year on its plans to develop new industries from lignite, a low grade coal the state-owned coal miner says could be used to make … Read more »

New local government law gets business backing

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The jury is still out on whether the Auckland model of an executive mayor has been a success, the Employers & Manufacturers Association advised the Parliamentary Select Committee hearings in Auckland today on the Local Government 2002 Amendment … Read more »

SFO warns investors of growing affinity fraud risk

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

Media Release 31 August 2012 SFO warns investors of growing affinity fraud risk The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) today issued a public warning of the growing risk of affinity in a post-GFC era. SFO Chief Executive, Adam Feeley, said “While the … Read more »

Congratulations Work & Life Award Winners

Press Release – EEO Trust

Congratulations Work & Life Award Winners The ANZ New Zealand and EEO Trust’s 2012 awards night was a fantastic celebration of stunning workplace initiatives. The Supreme winner’s moment on stage was a joy to witness. The Counties Manukau … Read more »

Housing NZ transforming its business

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Phil Heatley has congratulated Housing New Zealand on the smooth introduction this month of new core technology systems. Read more »

CORRECT: BLIS forecasts wider 2013 loss, to raise capital

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – BLIS Technologies, the NZX-listed biotechnology company, widened its forecast 2013 loss and launched a share purchase plan and placement in a bid to raise up to $1.5 million. Read more »

Supermarket suppliers saluted

Press Release – Foodstuffs Limited

Media Release 31 August 2012 Supermarket suppliers saluted in inaugural Foodstuffs Supplier of the Year Awards The stars of the supermarket world turned out on Wednesday night for the inaugural Foodstuffs Supplier of the Year Awards, with 26 companies … Read more »

Entries open for The National Bank Young Farmer Contest

Press Release – Young Farmer Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31/08/12 Entries open for The National Bank Young Farmer Contest Read more »

Another Body Blow to Local Board’s Budget

Press Release – Grant Gillon

“Kaipatiki is being subjected to more dramatic cuts just a few weeks after the Board was successful in regaining some lost transport budget.” said Kaipatiki Local Board member Grant Gillon today. Read more »

Quest opens a ‘home away from home’ in Tauranga

Press Release – Quest Serviced Apartment Group

Media Release 31 August 2012 Quest opens a ‘home away from home’ in Tauranga Spring is the time to welcome the new, and that’s certainly the case for Quest Serviced Apartments which opens its doors in the heart of Tauranga this season. On … Read more »

National MP admits about alcohol industry

Press Release – Alcohol Action NZ

Finally, a National MP admits the government is looking after the alcohol industry Nikki Kaye, National MP for Auckland Central, speaking on national television this morning (TV1 Breakfast) admitted that the government has the well-being of the alcohol … Read more »

Report finds NZ banks continue to perform well

Press Release – NZ Bankers’ Association

Report finds NZ banks continue to perform well The New Zealand Bankers’ Association said today that PwC’s Banking Perspectives analysis of the major banks’ results for the first half of their 2012 financial years showed New Zealand banks were continuing … Read more »

LGFA issues over $1b dollars in bonds in just eight months

Press Release – LGFA

Date: August 31st, 2012 LGFA issues over $1b dollars in bonds in just eight months The Local Government Funding Authority (LGFA) has just issued its sixth bond tender which has bought issuance to date past the $1b mark. The LGFA was incorporated on … Read more »

Rena update #233 – A Productive Week

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Rena update #233 Salvage (Resolve Marine) • The past seven days has been highly productive for Resolve Salvage & Fire – wreck reduction has progressed through the removal of 85 individual pieces of steel, with the total steel weight removed … Read more »

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