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Archive for May, 2013

Action Against McDonald’s This Weekend

Press Release – Unite Union

Unite Union is planning a series of strikes against McDonald’s stores this weekend – starting tonight at Manurewa, Manukau and Clendon. Read more »

Muted trade ahead of Chinese PMI

Press Release – CMC Markets

The US Dollar has certainly enjoyed a May to Remember however the buying momentum has curtailed towards month end. US data continues to be dissected by traders searching for clues on what the future may hold for the QE time horizon, with the market volatility … Read more »

Serious Fun River Surfing awarded Certificate of Excellence

Press Release – Southern PR

Iconic Queenstown-based operator Serious Fun River Surfing has capped off a stellar summer season receiving a prestigious award from the worlds leading travel website TripAdvisor. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: SLI listing boosts tech stocks, NZX gains

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares gained, paced by tech companies Xero and Diligent Board Member Services, after the 19 percent stag of SLI Systems on debut attracted investors to web-based firms. Read more »

NZ dollar takes big drop in May on slowing QE, RBNZ moves

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 5.5 percent slide this month as investors rallied behind the greenback in growing anticipation the US Federal Reserve will start unwinding its asset purchase programme, and after the … Read more »

Q+A Sunday 2 June – Metiria Turei, Len Brown

Press Release – Television New Zealand

On Q+A this week, Deputy Political Editor Jessica Mutch talks to Greens Co-Leader Metiria Turei at the party conference in Christchurch. We ask if the Greens are as well placed as they think to form a Labour/Green government. Read more »

HSBC announces market leading longer home loan fixed term

Press Release – HSBC Bank

HSBC has welcomed a large number of new customers over the last three months, the result of its very successful home loan campaign* and has noted that both existing and new customers are leaning towards two and three year fixed term home loans. Over … Read more »

Outstanding Young Hotel Executive of the Year

Press Release – Hotel Grand Chancellor

Shane Michael, Concierge Manager at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, has been named the Outstanding Young Hotel Executive of the year for 2013 at the Hotel Industry Conference dinner held in Auckland last night. Read more »

Tree Planting with the Family Farm

Press Release – Hotel Grand Chancellor

The management team from the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor have planted over 270 trees in support of regenerative agriculture in New Zealand. Read more »

Mana Response to PM on Racism

Press Release – Mana Party

With all due respect Mr Key, racism is not subjective if you are the subject of racism. What the issue of racism requires now is leadership from the top and for you to replace Susan Devoy as the Race Relations Commissioner. Read more »

Rushed Housing Bill Undemocratic – Generation Zero

Press Release – Generation Zero

Youth climate change organisation Generation Zero says the Government is acting undemocratically by rushing through legislation that will undermine local council control over housing, while Auckland is preoccupied with debate on its draft Unitary Plan. Read more »

New opportunity for NZ exporters to sell more in China

Press Release – NZ Inc Shop

Exporters of New Zealand-made products are being given a new opportunity to sell their goods to more people in China, with the official launch of NZ Pure Shop next Friday (7th June). Read more »

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