Archive for the 'Opinion' Category

John Paine – Global View November 2008

Yes – there have been a lot of fires in the global financial markets. And it’s yet to be determined whether the world’s central banks and governments have been using water or gasoline.
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Business leaders concerned over emissions trading

Business leaders say it is to be expected that a new Government under an MMP system would want to review the emissions trading scheme passed by its predecessors.
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Big Rigs Deliver The ‘Drive Safe’ Message

Truckies are using their trailer gates to good advantage by urging those following behind them to drive carefully.
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Successful Conclusion to 2008 Ready to Run Sale

New Zealand Bloodstock’s 2008 Ready to Run Sale of 2YOs has withstood the economic pressures facing auctions sales around the world in recent months, by concluding with solid results from the past two days of selling at Karaka.
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Employment in manufacturing continues to fall

The manufacturing industry was the only industry to show a decrease in filled jobs for two successive years, according to latest figures from Statistics New Zealand. Manufacturing is the largest industry, with a quarterly average of 226,280 filled …
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Solid Energy and NZ Steel sign supply Contract

Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd and New Zealand Steel Ltd have signed a new agreement for the supply of coal to the steelworks at Glenbrook, near Auckland.
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New Zealand Rugby Union To Score With Stayinfront

StayinFront to deliver integrated CRM, Analytics and Marketing capabilities to enable NZRU to better understand and support its 150,000 players, coaches and other stakeholders
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Harcourts MarketWatch – Nov 2008

Last month saw the lowest volume of October sales Harcourts has seen for some time, but the scene is now set for the market to heat up again as we head into summer.
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Top Australian Brand Witchery Opens In Ponsonby

Witchery, one of Australia’s most successful fashion brands, continues its expansion into New Zealand today opening its much anticipated Ponsonby Road store in Auckland, with plans to open another two new stores in Christchurch and in Hamilton before …
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Kiwi savvy success in Sydney wine competition

A popular New Zealand sauvignon has scored highly in a top Australian competition.
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Elephant Hill Estate And Winery Officially Opens

Elephant Hill Estate and Winery Ltd will officially open this Sunday November 23rd in the beautiful coastal region of Te Awanga, Hawke’s Bay, one of New Zealand’s premier wine growing regions.
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Fonterra boss payout should be trim not full cream

The Alliance Party says it expects Fonterra executives to take a major cut in their pay following the melamine scandal.
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Another Year, Another Set of MMA Global Award Wins

The World’s Most Award-Winning Mobile Agency Makes Room in its Trophy Case For Five More Prizes Following a Successful Evening at the MMA Awards
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Australians urged to follow NZ lead on ETS review

The Carbon Sense Coalition today called on the Queensland Government to follow the lead of New Zealand and initiate a complete review of the science and the cost-benefits of the proposals to levy a new tax on coal and petrol usage.
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“Still hope”for emissions trading scheme – expert

The Law Jobs and Legal NewsWire Businesses should continue to prepare for an emissions trading scheme following the election of a National Government, despite predictions of doom in the carbon market.
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ERMA Approves GM Equine Influenza Vaccines

The Environmental Risk Management Authority has approved an application to conditionally release two genetically modified vaccines for equine influenza, subject to strict conditions. Chair of the Authority’s decision-making committee Dr Kieran Elborough …
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Preferred Contractor Selected For Otago Stadium

Leading New Zealand construction company, Hawkins Construction has been approved by the Dunedin City Council (DCC) as the Preferred Contractor after the first stage of the process to secure a contractor to build the new, multipurpose, fully-roofed …
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Council welcomes Williamson’s appointment

The Construction Industry Council has welcomed Maurice Williamson’s appointment as Minister of Building and Construction.
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The PIF and the EU Unite Against Climate Change

The Pacific Island Forum and the EU have endorsed a joint Declaration on climate change that outline their common concerns for global warming and their common interest for an ambitious post Kyoto international agreement.
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Avoiding energy poverty

Too many older people are living in ‘energy poverty’ and it’s getting worse, with 11 percent price rises in Wellington and Otago.
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