Archive for October, 2012

Cruise injects increasing value to New Zealand

Press Release – Cruise New Zealand

As the 2012/13 cruise season gets into full swing, a new cruise economic impact report forecasts the season’s contribution to New Zealand’s GDP at NZ$327.1 million, supporting 5633 jobs. Read more »

NZ Passports Still Too Expensive

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is satisfied its policy to reduce the cost of passports is set to be introduced but believes the price reductions announced today are transparently pathetic. Read more »

NZ Shareholders Assn questions rubber stamp for Marlin

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand Shareholders Association, which advocates for retail investors, is questioning Marlin Global’s decision to roll over a management contract with Fisher Funds and will back a resolution to wind-up the investment company … Read more »

State Highway 2 Northbound Traffic Diverted

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising drivers heading north to Auckland via State Highway 2 that there has been a truck roll on the SH2 onramp onto SH1 north of Pokeno. Read more »

Green zone homes in demand

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Sales of Christchurch City “Green Zone” properties are defying expectations that many would be unsalable for many years. Even those rated “TC3” – requiring further investigation if major repairs or rebuilds are required – are selling. Read more »

CORRECT: Abano forecasts 1H sales growth up to 5%

Article – BusinessDesk

(Corrects reference to year-earlier profit starting in first paragraph in story that first ran yesterday) Read more »

Natural Products Industry Welcomes Progress on Regulation

Press Release – Natural Products NZ

The New Zealand natural products industry welcomes the support of all major parties on the Natural Health Products Bill which the Health Select Committee reported back to Parliament today. Read more »

Youthline Manukau officially opened

Press Release – Youthline

Youthline Manukau has officially opened its new Youth, Family and Community Development Centre in Papatoetoe, a project which has allowed them to greatly expand their services to the Manukau region. Read more »

10% off summer fun in Europe

Press Release – Topdeck

Save 10% on Topdeck’s 26-day Summer Fun & Sailing adventure through 14 countries when booked and paid in full by 28 December. The trip travels through France, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Austria, Czech … Read more »

Warm Greater Wellington scheme hits $10 million mark

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Over ten million dollars of support for home insulation and clean heating has been provided to homes in the Wellington region through the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Warm Greater Wellington scheme. Read more »

Risk Conditions Benefit Growth Managed Funds in Sept Quarter

Press Release – Morningstar

“Growth-oriented managed funds including Australian and international share funds surged during the third quarter of 2012,” said Morningstar Senior Research Analyst Brook Sweeney. “Value-style large-cap share funds outperformed their … Read more »

Work to improve SH33 between Paengaroa and Rotorua

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Road works to improve safety and reduce travel times along a section of the highway between Paengaroa and Rotorua on SH33 will start this Friday (2 November), says the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). Read more »

Plug should be pulled on Kapiti expressway

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is calling on the Government to pull the plug on the Mackays to Peka Peka section of the Kapiti expressway after a leaked NZTA document reveals the project has a “shockingly low” benefit to cost ratio. Read more »

Public Lecture by Nicky Hager – Wed 31 Oct 6.30pm

Press Release – University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s Department of Political Studies and the Bruce Jesson Foundation present the 2012 Bruce Jesson Lecture: Nicky Hager – “Investigative journalism in the age of media meltdown?” Read more »

DesignA Electronics and Logictel team up

Press Release – Designa Electronics

DesignA Electronics Ltd New Zealand and Logictel S.A. Brazil team up to enhance incumbent Sao Paulo Telecoms customer services Enhancing the service Telecom operators around the world face the challenge of not only operating and maintaining legacy … Read more »

Innovative Work Space Launched to Support Entrepreneurs

Press Release – Priority one

PRESS RELEASE: Wednesday 31 October 2012: An innovative new work space has opened in Tauranga’s city centre to support early-stage entrepreneurs. Established by Priority One, Ignition aims to foster innovation by providing a co-working space … Read more »

A2 Corp to take control of NZ marketing, enter North America

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – A2 Corp, which markets milk products with a protein variant claimed to have health benefits, wants to directly enter the New Zealand market and is looking to expand into North America and some European nations having wrapped … Read more »

Manurewa recycling company fined after employee loses arm

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MEDIA ReleaSE 31 October 2012 Manurewa recycling company fined after employee loses arm A Manurewa recycling firm has been fined $40,000 and ordered to pay reparation of $50,000 this week following an incident where an employee lost his arm in a baling … Read more »

Officials try to verify reported drugs in Fonterra container

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group is trying to verify media reports that 165 kilograms of drugs have been found in one of its containers in Algeria. Read more »

Caution urged over latest computer scam

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are urging caution over a computer-generated scam currently in circulation, which demands a cash payment and features the New Zealand Police logo. Read more »

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