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Archive for October, 2012

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 »

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 »

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