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Archive for July, 2017

Powerhouse Ventures in trading halt

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Christchurch-based technology incubator Powerhouse Ventures has sought a trading halt of its ASX-listed shares after the National Business Review reported a mass resignation of directors at investee firm Hydroworks. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain led by A2 Milk

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares rose led by A2 Milk amid optimism it will stand to benefit from Chinese efforts to reduce the number of infant formula brands available in its market, while Xero reached a three-year high as investors … Read more »

NZ dollar treads water ahead of key data later in week

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar inched higher as the greenback remains out of favour and investors await key data later in the week. Read more »

Tesbrit gets greenlight to buy up to 49.9% of 2degrees

Article – BusinessDesk

Tesbrit gets greenlight to buy up to 49.9% of 2degrees should the opportunity arise Read more »

Partners Life annual profit down 13%

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Partners Life, which counts US private equity firm Blackstone as a cornerstone investor, posted a 13 percent drop in annual profit as persistently low interest rates increased the life insurer’s theoretical long-term liability, … Read more »

Railway man’s bravery honoured

Press Release – KiwiRail

Railway mans bravery honoured A plaque honouring the courage of railway man Corporal Leslie Andrew has been unveiled today at Wellington Railway Station by KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy, The Rail Heritage Trust and Corporal Willie Apiata VC. Corporal … Read more »

Mycoplasma bovis – Media Update – Monday 31 July 2017

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Mycoplasma bovis – Media Update – Monday 31 July 2017 A second dairy farm in South Canterbury that was already under biosecurity controls has today been confirmed as positive for the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. This farm is linked to the initial … Read more »

Business confidence winter cooling not so frosty

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence cooled less than normal in July as firms remained upbeat about their own activity and were keen to take on more staff. Read more »

Mayor opens Hamilton’s newest street

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Mayor opens Hamilton’s newest street 31 July 2017 For immediate release Hamiltons newest street has been officially opened by Mayor Andrew King. The official opening ceremony took place yesterday at Springside Court in Rototuna and was rounded out … Read more »

Walking bike changes Coromandel woman’s life

Press Release – Life Unlimited

Monday July 31, 2017 JO GRIFFIN loves that people look at her at eye level now and that people, who in the past ignored her, now comment on what a cool yellow machine she is sitting on. They see me and not my disability, the Matarangi Beach electrical … Read more »

Recognising Research Excellence: Value Of Medicines Award

Press Release – Medicines New Zealand

Applications are now open for the Medicines New Zealand 2017 Value of Medicines Award. The award recognises research that improves the understanding, effectiveness or safety of the use of medicines in New Zealand. Read more »

Mitre 10 Papamoa takes top prize

Press Release – Mitre 10

Mitre 10 Papamoa was recognised as the best of its peers, taking home the 2017 Store of the Year crown at the national retailers annual awards Read more »

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