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Archive for November, 2013

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 »

Medical workforce survey shows rural still the poor relation

Press Release – NZ Rural General Practice Network

The latest New Zealand Medical Workforce Survey shows some ongoing and worrying trends in the rural health sector, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson Dr Jo Scott-Jones. Read more »

Indian Ocean Phenomenon Helping To Predict Extreme Weather

Press Release – CSIRO

A phenomenon in the Indian Ocean that affects events in southeast Australia is helping to predict extreme weather up to six months in advance. The phenomenon, the Indian Ocean Dipole, is the difference in sea-surface temperatures between the western and … Read more »

BNZ sets aside $50M to help iwi get their Treaty settlements

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) The Bank of New Zealand is angling for a bigger slice of burgeoning Maori economic activity, establishing a $50 million fund to bridge financial gaps that can delay the payment of Treaty of Waitangi settlement funds … Read more »

Safer treatment for environmental-borne bacterial disease

Press Release – Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit

Thailand-based medical researchers have found that a simple oral drug regimen to cure melioidosis, a deadly tropical infection, is as effective and safer than the current drug combination used here. Read more »

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