Archive for November, 2012

NZ’s only drug giant, Douglas Pharma, to stay locally owned

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Douglas Pharmaceuticals, a New Zealand-owned generic drug manufacturer serving local and export markets, is to stay in family ownership after testing the market, following numerous approaches from would-be buyers. Read more »

Groser to attend climate talks in Qatar

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Climate Change Minister Tim Groser departs tomorrow for the 18th ministerial climate change conference to be held in Doha, Qatar under the UN Convention on Climate Change. Read more »

Hotel and apartments to give financial benefits to Dunedin

Press Release – Betterways

The proponents of a five-star hotel and apartment building on the Dunedin waterfront say it would deliver “significant” economic and financial benefits to the city. This week Dunedin City Council is meeting ratepayers to discuss proposals to stop … Read more »

Environment Canterbury endorses transport statement

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

At a council meeting today Environment Canterbury became the second of the Urban Development Strategy partners to endorse the Greater Christchurch Transport Statement with Commissioners agreeing to sign the statement of intent. Read more »

First CBD commercial land purchases welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the first commercial property purchases for Christchurch’s CBD Blueprint Plan represent an important milestone in the city’s recovery. Read more »

Kiwi Heritage and Change Marked by Mitre 10

Press Release – Mitre 10

After nearly forty years of providing the country with the tools for DIY the country’s largest home improvement and garden retailer is marking its Kiwi heritage with the launch of a commemorative book and embracing change with the appointment of a new … Read more »

Arrow in new property fund with merchant bank

Press Release – Arrow International

Merchant bank Murray & Co is joining forces with Arrow International to form a $20 million property development fund that will seek opportunities throughout New Zealand, including in the Christchurch rebuild. Read more »

Levin aggravated robbery – investigation continuing

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to investigate the home invasion on Joblins Road, Levin on the morning of 27 November 2012. The forensic examination of the Holden Colorado vehicle recovered has now been completed. Read more »

YWCA Campaign keeps Pay Equity on the Agenda

Press Release – CTU Women’s Council

“The advertising campaign launched this week by Auckland YWCA highlighting unequal pay between men and women is a huge boost for getting pay equity back on the political agenda” says Suzanne McNabb, Convenor of the CTU Women’s Council. Read more »

Douglas Pharmaceuticals to remain in family ownership

Press Release – Douglas Pharmaceuticals

Auckland, New Zealand November 30, 2012 : New Zealand’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer is to remain in family ownership. Read more »

Machine fault causes delays during Auckland’s morning peak

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Machine fault causes delays during Auckland’s morning peak The NZ Transport Agency says a fault in a paving machine being used to re-lay the surface of a section of Auckland’s Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) was responsible for heavy congestion … Read more »

Real estate company funds ‘new homes’ for premature babies

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

MEDIA RELEASE 30 November 2012 Real estate company funds ‘new homes’ for premature babies Earlier this week Starship Children’s Hospital was presented with the ‘keys’ to six new tiny ‘homes’ for premature babies at the Newborn Intensive Care Unit … Read more »

Christchurch Airport voted International Airport Of The Year

Press Release – Christchurch International Airport

Media release for immediate use Christchurch Airport voted International Airport Of The Year Readers of New Zealand’s leading travel industry magazine have voted Christchurch Airport the 2012 INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF THE YEAR . Airport Chief Executive … Read more »

Let’s go Shopping

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Let’s go Shopping! Dunedin (Friday, 30 November 2012) – When its doors open on Saturday 8 December, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum will boast an entirely new range of custom designed products in its gift shop. Many of the items are locally designed … Read more »

Real Estate Company Funds ‘New Homes’ For Premature Babies

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

Real Estate Company Funds ‘New Homes’ For Premature Babies Earlier this week Starship Children’s Hospital was presented with the ‘keys’ to six new tiny ‘homes’ for premature babies at the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), all thanks … Read more »

Global social network that aims to teach kids

Press Release – Westforce

PRESS RELEASE Westforce Credit Union 30 November 2012 Financial literacy for young people Global social network that aims to teach kids about money made possible by Kiwi ‘can do’ An national initiative between New Zealand based Westforce Credit … Read more »

Machine Fault Causes Delays During Auckland’s Morning Peak

Press Release – NZTA

Machine Fault Causes Delays During Auckland’s Morning Peak The NZ Transport Agency says a fault in a paving machine being used to re-lay the surface of a section of Auckland’s Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) was responsible for heavy congestion … Read more »

Christmas Festival Returns to CBD

Press Release – Mainstreet Wanganui

The pre-Christmas rituals have begun again this year in the CBD. The Christmas decorations are going up, including the giant Christmas Tree in Majestic Square, and Wanganui Retailers have begun to decorate their windows in Christmas theme and stock their … Read more »

New weta species found on Denniston Plateau

Press Release – Forest and Bird

A new species of cave weta has been discovered on the West Coast’s Denniston Plateau, which, if an Australian mining company has its way, will also be the site of a 190ha open-cast coal mine. Read more »

Hemp Seeds Sown

Press Release – Seedoil

DATE: 30th November 2012 Hemp Seeds Sown Midlands Seed Ltd has recently completed the planting of this seasons hemp crops, which they grow under contract with farmer suppliers in the South Island. It’s an exciting time for the Ashburton based company … Read more »

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