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Archive for August, 2013

China repair job under way with next week’s Fonterra visit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) Fonterra Cooperative Group’s repair job with Chinese customers and officials will begin in earnest next week as the cooperative’s board heads to China with chief executive Theo Spierings. Read more »

Fuel Poverty in NZ survey complete

Press Release – Community Energy Network

A campaign to raise the awareness of fuel poverty in New Zealand is coming to a close and with the end of winter also approaching; many kiwi families will be looking forward to warmer nights, and lower power bills. Read more »

Visit GP before stopping gout medication

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand strongly urges people with Gout, which is a form of arthritis, not to discontinue taking their medication, for gout, without first consulting health professionals, in response to todays New Zealand Herald article on gout drug … Read more »

Make a date with your money

Press Release – New Zealand Bankers’ Association

The New Zealand Bankers Association is encouraging people to make a date with their money during Money Week , which runs from 1 to 7 September. Read more »

Cannons Creek community stops off-licence application

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Maori Party congratulates the Cannons Creek community who have successfully opposed an off-licence application in their town centre in Porirua. Read more »

Inquiry on the services sector: topics for in-depth analysis

Press Release – Productivity Commission

In late July, I emailed to inform you that the Productivity Commission had released the first interim report for its inquiry into Boosting Productivity in the Services Sector (www.productivity.govt.nz/inquiry-content/services-sector). Read more »

Sanford names Volker Kuntzsch as CEO, replacing Barratt

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) Sanford named seafood industry veteran Volker Kuntzsch as chief executive, replacing Eric Barratt who is retiring after 15 years leading the New Zealands largest listed fishing company. Read more »

Auckland Council kills Port

Press Release – Auckland Heart of the City

Auckland Council has rejected plans by Ports of Auckland to expand its operations further into the Waitemata harbour. Read more »

On Q+A 1/9/13: Milk Powder, Labour Leadership, Australia

Press Release – Television New Zealand

On the programme this Sunday, just who is to blame for the milk powder scare? Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is with us. Read more »

Love Cycling campaign

Press Release – Love Cycling

Love Cycling is a new campaign to make Wellington a cycle friendly city. More fun biking Safe routes to school Great rides to work Read more »

Air NZ keeps balance sheet plump, holds back on dividends

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand opted to limit dividend payments in its latest year, even as it generated record operating cashflow, piled up cash on its balance sheet and pushed gearing below its target range as a buffer against fleet … Read more »

Fonterra Leadership to Visit China Next Week

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Chairman John Wilson and CEO Theo Spierings will lead a Board of Directors visit to China next week to meet with Fonterra management and key stakeholders. Read more »

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