Archive for October, 2012

RHAS accredited under the NZPI For Quality Assurance

Press Release – RHAS

RHAS is the first plant and machinery valuation firm in Australasia to be accredited under the New Zealand Property Institute for quality assurance. Read more »

Europe provides direction with US market activity on hold

Press Release – CMC Markets

US market reaction upon recommencement of trading will be interesting to see as traders weigh up the economic implications of the storm. But while the storm has placed US sharemarkets on hold, European markets have been ticking along nicely and this has … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares snap 5-day slide; Fletcher up

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares rose, snapping five days of decline, as stronger housing data helped lift Fletcher Building and Contact Energy advanced. Skellerup Group fell after revising its guidance. Read more »

TrustPower 1H profit creeps up as customers fall

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – TrustPower, the utility controlled by Infratil, increased first-half profit as it managed to squeeze more from a dwindling customer base in an increasingly competitive market. Read more »

AGM addresses and presentation

Press Release – Vital Healthcare Property Trust

The following is the address of the Chairman and CEO of Vital Healthcare Management Limited for the Vital Healthcare Property Trust Annual Meeting Read more »

NZ dollar headed for 1 percent decline in October

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar headed for 1 percent decline in October as 2.5 US cts range extends to seven weeks Read more »

Wool’s future far from woolly

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Farmers are counting down the days to when major shareholdings in New Zealand Wool Services International (NZWSI) will be on-sold by the receivers. Read more »

Successful launch of Kaikōura marine strategy

Press Release – Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura

A milestone was achieved in caring for the Kaikōura coast on Saturday when Environment Minister Amy Adams received the Te Korowai strategy, Sustaining our Seas, from Larnce Wichman chair of Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura. Read more »

Cyclists to celebrate Evans Pass Road re-opening

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Cyclists will be the first to celebrate the re-opening of Evans Pass Road this weekend. The road will be open to cyclists only on Saturday 3 November 2012 from 8am, and to all vehicles from 8am on Sunday, 4 November 2012 Read more »

More uncertainty ahead for change-weary Council staff

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says a new local government structure for the Wellington region could make a nonsense out of current Council restructuring and pour hundreds of thousands of dollars down the drain. Read more »

New look for

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand’s consumer website has today been updated with important design and usability improvements. Read more »

Start With A Vision, Says Trends Entrepreneur

Press Release – Trends Publishing

Publishing has not been immune from the economic downturn of recent years – or the move toward digital media. Read more »

Improving Housing Affordability – More than Planning Reform

Press Release – The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative welcome the government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s recommendations on housing and planning but believe they are not going far enough. Read more »

Take A New Look At Pork – Perfect Pork Every Time

Press Release – Perfect Pork

Media Release For immediate release 31 October 2012 Take A New Look At Pork – Perfect Pork Every Time Read more »

Changes to Airport Flyer Wellington City route welcomed

Press Release – Wellington Regional Council

More frequent Airport Flyer services and a more direct route between Wellington Station and the airport is good news for Wellington commuters, says Wellington Regional Council Chair Fran Wilde. Read more »

Skellerup flags smaller profit in 2013; shares fall

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Skellerup Holdings, which makes industrial rubber goods, expects next year’s profit to fall as much as 11 percent from a record result in 2012 as the company enters a tough trading environment. The shares fell to a three-week … Read more »

AWF posts jump in sales, earnings, signals Chch rebound

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – AWF Group, the contract labour firm, posted a jump in first-half sales and earnings and said demand for its services in Christchurch are a leading indicator of a recovery in the stricken city’s construction recovery. Read more »

Study Confirms Auckland Drives New Zealand’s Cruise Industry

Press Release – Waterfront Auckland

Auckland’s contribution to the cruise industry is pivotal to the sector in New Zealand according to the latest Economic Impact Assessment released today by Cruise New Zealand. Read more »

TrustPower Financial Results for 6 Months ended 30 Sept 2012

Press Release – TrustPower

TrustPower’s profit after tax attributable to the shareholders of the Group was $69.8 million for the six months ended 30 September 2012 compared with $68.8 million for the prior period, an increase of 1.6 per cent. Read more »

Student scholarships awarded for Rena research

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Fifteen students have received scholarships to take part in the monitoring programme for Rena Recovery. The students will be acknowledged tonight at the opening of the University of Waikato Coastal Marine Field Station’s extended premises in Tauranga. Read more »

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