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Archive for March, 2013

SOE sale has taxpayers over a barrel

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nationals insistence on keeping its doomed asset sales programme on the road at all costs, has the taxpayer over a barrel, says Labours State Owned Enterprises spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove. Read more »

THE CITY IS OURS faster – slower

Press Release – The City Is Ours

An Official Information request by the President of the City is Ours Inc, the society that sought to stop buses from running through a popular pedestrian mall, revealed the Council did not commission an independent report on the bus travel time savings … Read more »

No Significant Capital Flows Into Gold From So Called ‘PIIGS

Press Release – GoldCore

Todays AM fix was USD 1,602.50, EUR 1,253.13 and GBP 1,057.41 per ounce. Yesterdays AM fix was USD 1,591.00, EUR 1,243.75 and GBP 1,052.39 per ounce. Read more »

Turn Up The Heat This Winter In Rotorua’s Wonderland

Press Release – Village PR

ROTORUA, Thursday 28th March 2013: Autumns chillier temperatures are beginning to settle in and for visitors to Rotoruas geothermal wonderland this is good news: atmospheric changes during the cooler months bring the citys world famous geysers, … Read more »

ATM Machines Targeted By Fraudsters

Press Release – ANZ Bank

ANZ is contacting some customers who might have used ATM machines that have been recently compromised by fraudsters. Read more »

Easter Trading Laws Unfair and Unnecessary

Press Release – ACT On Campus

This weekend thousands of businesses will be forced to close, the sale of liquor will be prohibited, and countless Kiwis will be denied the right to work. Read more »

Fatigue stop a good start to long weekend

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Holiday-makers heading away for Easter were met with a friendly reminder of the need to drive fresh during a fatigue stop in Woodville on Thursday March 28. Read more »

Kapiti Mayor Delighted Capitial Connection to Continue

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

Todays announcement from KiwiRail that the Capital Connection train service will run for another two years at least is fantastic news, says Mayor Jenny Rowan. Read more »

Weak US market puts dampener on local trading

Press Release – CMC Markets

Our market has moved lower in a quiet day of trading before the Easter long weekend break. The impact of the Cyprus bailout details, US market falls and Italian election concerns have put a dampener on the last trading day in March. Read more »

IG Markets – Afternoon Thoughts

Press Release – IG Markets

US markets finished a whisker away from the all-time closing high of 1565 courtesy of some dovish rhetoric from Fed Presidents Charles Evans (voting member), Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota (a voting member next year) and Boston Fed President … Read more »

Mad Butcher flags 7 cents divvy in 2014, none for this year

Article – BusinessDesk

March 28 (BusinessDesk) – The Mad Butcher franchise business expects to pay a dividend of 7 cents per share in 2014, though nothing will be available in the current financial year. Read more »

Meridian on Rio Tinto: We’re not dealing with Grandma

Article – BusinessDesk

March 29 (BusinessDesk) – Even before the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter opened in 1972, it was the subject of the same controversy now playing out. Read more »

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