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Archive for April, 2014

Students join Global Hotel Competition

Press Release – Queenstown Resort College

Three students from hospitality institute Queenstown Resort College (QRC) are currently competing in the global competition Accor Takeoff! created by renowned Hotel Group Accor. Read more »

Naked flight attendants launch NZ travel search website

Press Release – Cheapflights

One of the world’s top travel search companies today unveiled its next-generation website with body painted flight attendants and a 3-D chalk artwork of the world. Read more »

Forest safety review needs to find answers

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

The Combined Trade Unions is to be praised for making health and safety the focus of this years Workers Memorial Day, say forest owners and contractors. Read more »

NZ Oil & Gas ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Pateke expansion

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand Oil & Gas is ramping up spending in exploration and evaluation as it looks to find replacements for its Kupe and Tui oil and gas fields. Read more »

House Prices: Focus on Land Mr Sewell

Press Release – Hugh Pavletich

Rather astonishingly, Tony Sewell, Property Manager with Ngai Tahu, outlines the high costs of building processes and materials in New Zealand, within a recent New Zealand Herald article by Phil Taylor House Of The Rising Sun . Read more »

Sheep and beef farm profits forecast to increase 35 per cent

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealands latest forecast, released today, tells a positive story for farmers and the wider industry. The organisations Mid-Season Update predicts better pricing and strong demand for sheepmeat and beef products from key markets. Read more »

Food Hawke’s Bay Appointment

Press Release – Food Hawke’s Bay

The Food Hawkes Bay Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Small as the new Manager for Food Hawkes Bay. Read more »

CTU Opposes changes to minimum wage calculation

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The Government has announced a proposal to allow employers to average their workers’ wages over two weeks rather than one. They have sent out a letter to businesses and unions asking for feedback on a plan to amend the law. Read more »

Propellor Property Investments sponsor Ronald McDonald House

Press Release – Propellor Property Investments

Propellor Property Investments were unveiled as the newest room sponsor of Ronald McDonald House South Island at an official room naming ceremony on Thursday, the 3rd of April. Read more »

NZ business confidence extends slide from 20-year high

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ business confidence extends slide from 20-year high in the face of rising interest rates April 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence extended its slide from a 20-year high, while remaining at elevated levels, amid expectations the central … Read more »

Kono NZ LP buys Annie’s Marlborough

Press Release – KONO NZ

On 29th April, Annies Marlborough has been acquired by Wakatu Incorporations Kono NZ, after an agreement was made with Annies receiver PwC (formerly known as Price Waterhouse Coopers). Read more »

Labour’s Reserve Bank Upgrade will help low-income Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Low income New Zealanders will benefit from Labours Reserve Bank changes and wider Economic Upgrade through higher wages, lower interest rates on credit cards and loans, and lower rents, says Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

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