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Archive for January, 2013

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares climb to new high, Fletcher gains

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand shares continued their strong run-up since the New Year, with Fletcher Building hitting a new five year high of $9.52, although Fonterra Shareholders Fund units dropped back below $7 for the first time this year … Read more »

Godfrey Hirst buys Oamaru plant, 192 staff on notice

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Godfrey Hirst, the biggest carpet maker in Australia and New Zealand, has bought Oamaru’s unprofitable yarn-spinning plant from Japan’s Sumitomo Corp, effectively putting 192 staff on notice as it looks at ways to turn the operation … Read more »

NZ dollar tempers gains on RBNZ after S&P eyes slowing Oz

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar tempers gains on RBNZ after S&P links slowing Australian economy to mining Read more »

Video: Finance Minister on the economy – January 2013

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English on the economy: “When the world’s in a difficult place we have to focus on the kinds of things we can influence — how to make our businesses as competitive as possible in these reasonably challenging conditions.” Read more »

Food tour to New Caledonia

Press Release – Art of Travel

Just under a three hour flight from Auckland is the French territory of New Caledonia, an exotic slice of Europe; combining the warmth of the Pacific with the sophistication, food and culture of France; a well known foodie paradise! Read more »

New App Saves Fishers’ Lives And Saves Secrets

Press Release – Hutchwilco

We all know that old sea dogs only reveal their secret fishing spots under threat of death. The problem is that over 20 of them are drowning each year in boating incidents (up 150% on the five year average) largely because no one can locate them when they … Read more »

PM visits Whittaker’s to view $10m investment in new plant

Press Release – Whittakers

Prime Minister John Key, and Nationals local list MP Hon Hekia Parata, today visited the Whittakers chocolate factory to see the new Swiss-made 5-Roll Refiner, the company’s single biggest ever investment in a new plant. Read more »

Off-road vehicles banned in Woodhill Forest

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council has banned all recreational off-road motorised vehicles in Woodhill Forest effective Friday 1 February due to the heightened fire risk. Banned vehicles include quad bikes, motorbikes, dirt bikes and 4WD vehicles. Read more »

Conference Series Boasts Local and International Experts

Press Release – Forest Industry Engineering Association

The Forest Engineering Association (FIEA) is please to announce their programme for their upcoming conference – “Residues to Revenues & CleanTECH Industry Developments”. This biennial conference series runs in Auckland on 10-11th April, at the Novotel … Read more »

Sustainability Programme Praised by Local Businesses

Press Release – Vision Manawatu

An innovative business programme which focuses on educating business owners about strategic sustainable practices in their businesses was praised by participants at the graduation ceremony in Palmerston North last night. Read more »

Proposed sale of Summit Wool Spinners Oamaru plant

Press Release – Summit Wool Spinners

Summit Wool Spinners Ltd, (owned by Sumitomo Corporation of Japan) has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement for the Oamaru plant and business with Canterbury Spinners Ltd, a subsidiary of the carpet manufacturer Godfrey Hirst New … Read more »

Development launches new concept show home

Press Release – Bendemeer

Exclusive rural lifestyle development Bendemeer has enlisted the skills of renowned architects Mason & Wales to design their new concept homes due to start construction next month. Read more »

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