Archive for November, 2013

Waikato Expressway: Cambridge Section works

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise motorists planning to travel along State Highway 1 between Hamilton at Cambridge, that speed restriction and manual traffic operations will be in place next week as part of ongoing preliminary work to construct … Read more »

SH33 at Okere Falls near Rotorua closed

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises motorists that due to a serious crash State Highway 33 at Okere Falls near Rotorua is closed, motorists are advised to use alternate highway routes. Read more »

“Is This The Right Time To Get Into Gold?”

Press Release – GoldCore

Todays AM fix was USD 1,245.25, EUR 915.29 and GBP 763.07 per ounce. Yesterdays AM fix was USD 1,241.75, EUR 913.12 and GBP 760.46 per ounce. Read more »

43 cents in the $ payment to Tachikawa workers confirmed

Press Release – First Union

One week after being advised that any payment before Christmas was unlikely, the receivers of Tachikawa Forest Products have advised the union for former workers at the sawmill on Friday evening that a payment has now been confirmed. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares slide amid regulation concerns

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand shares fell, led by telecommunications network operator Chorus, as investors become wary that increased regulation heading in to an election year may crimp earnings. Read more »

NZ dollar heads of 1.2% weekly drop

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.2 percent fall this week as investors pare back their bets on high-risk assets, after chasing yield since September when it looked like the US Federal Reserve was reluctant to wind … Read more »

Calls for Affordable Sexual Health Products

Press Release – Glyde Healthcare

Leading Australian condom manufacturer GLYDE Health officially announced today the appointment of its New Zealand distributor for their entire range of sexual health products; based in Lower Hutt GLYDE Healthcare NZ has a strong focus on top quality … Read more »

Raising Maori Investment Capability Conference

Speech – The Maori Party

Exactly one year ago, my colleague Hon Dr Pita Sharples alongside of Minister Steven Joyce and the Mori Economic Development Panel released a strategy and action plan driven by the concept, He Kai Kei aku ringa. Read more »

Minister launches new captioning service

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has acknowledged the work of NZ On Air and the Media Access Charitable Trust as New Zealands captioning service moves out of TVNZ after 25 years. Read more »

Orion decision helpful but challenges remain

Press Release – Major Electricity Users Group

The Commerce Commission decision today on the price path for Orion, the electricity line company serving Christchurch customers, will leave customers better off than the higher price path proposed by Orion, some good principles have been established, … Read more »

Fonterra spends another A$14.7 mln to lift Bega stake

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the worlds biggest dairy exporter, spent another A$14.7 million to lift its stake in Australian dairy company Bega Cheese this week, paying a premium to do so. Read more »

KidsGoMobile brings digital parenting software to the crowd

Press Release – Ideas Shop

KidsGoMobile, a Wellington based startup company whose mission is to make the digital world safer for kids, has launched a Kickstarter campaign this week to help resource the development of their software tools for parents. The software aims to take the … Read more »

This week on Q+A

Press Release – TVNZ

We’re live from the banks of the Avon River in Christchurch for this final programme of 2013. Read more »

PropertyIQ granted clearance to acquire Terralink

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has cleared PropertyIQ New Zealand Limited to acquire the business and assets of Terralink International Ltd. Read more »

Good things take time

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers are thrilled by the recognition Otago farmers received at the first New Zealand River Awards last night, with two rivers as finalists and the Shag River taking the prize for most improved river in New Zealand. Read more »

North Island Grid Upgrade Project paper published

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is seeking views on Transpowers application to amend the allowance approved for the North Island Grid Upgrade Project (NIGU Project). Read more »

Popular Coromandel motorcycling route to get safety boost

Press Release – NZTA

A scenic loop in the southern Coromandel popular with recreational motorcyclists will serve as a test case for an innovative multi-agency safety pilot project launched this week, says the NZ Transport Agency. Read more »

Pengxin farms post operating loss due to drought

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The former Crafar family farms controversially bought by Chinas Shanghai Pengxin last year reported an operating loss in their first year of new ownership due to the widespread drought last summer. Read more »

Asia-Pacific Business Tourism Specialists Scope Out Waikato

Press Release – Claudelands

The Hamilton and Waikato region this week hosted a high power delegation of Asia-Pacific tourism specialists visiting New Zealand to learn more about opportunities for business tourism. Read more »

Italy’s Barilla pasta family pays $25M for Leferink farm

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) Italys Barilla family, founders of the worlds largest pasta company, have paid $25 million to buy a South Island dairy farm from Federated Farmers dairy chairman Willy Leferink and his wife Jeanet. Read more »

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