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Archive for August, 2011

Institute of Directors Welcomes Diversity on Chorus Board

Press Release – Institute Of Directors

The announcement of New Chorus’s board, established with 50 per cent of the directorships held by women, was welcomed by IoD President Denham Shale. If the demerger of Telecom proceeds, New Chorus will be governed by six non-executive directors: Sue Sheldon … Read more »

New Partnership Doubles Efforts To Save Endangered Whio

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Genesis Energy today signed a $2.5 million business partnership that will help secure the future of New Zealand’s rare endangered whio (blue duck). Read more »

Huhtamaki to close flexible packaging unit in New Lynn, NZ

Press Release – Supplied via Mediacom press release distribution

Huhtamaki optimizes its flexible packaging manufacturing footprint and will close down its manufacturing unit in New Lynn, New Zealand. The unit is currently loss making. The closure will affect approximately 135 employees. Read more »

NZ business confidence falls for first time in five months

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence fell for the first time in five months, with firms showing more caution in the face of global financial market turmoil, trimming expectations for exports, profits, pricing and hiring. Read more »

Sale of PGG Wrightson Finance completed

Press Release – PGG Wrightson

PGG Wrightson Limited is pleased to announce that all conditions required for the sale of PGG Wrightson Finance (PWF) have been confirmed and settlement of the sale to Heartland New Zealand (Heartland) has been completed. Read more »

Nigeria: Group Dares Shell, Braces for Action

Press Release – Akanimo Sampson

With the Ogoni pollution problem in Rivers State yet unresolved, another trouble is brewing for the Anglo-Dutch oil and gas major, Shell, in the Niger Delta area. Read more »

Int. convention spending holds up despite slow economy

Press Release – Ministry of Economic Development

Difficult economic times have seen a reduction in the numbers of people attending conventions in New Zealand in the past year but the numbers of visiting international delegates and their spending have stayed stable or increased slightly, research from … Read more »

Bill English Speech to INFINZ – delivered by Tony Ryall

Speech – New Zealand Government

Bill English Speech to the Institute of Financial Professionals of New Zealand (INFINZ) Te Papa, Wellington Read more »

Migration Trends in 2010/2011

Press Release – Department Of Labour

The global economic crisis is having an impact on the number of people migrating to New Zealand, as shown in the Labour and Immigration Research Centre’s Migration Trends Key Indicators Report , released today. Read more »

Public Address 29 August 2011 – Auckland City Nights

Column – Public Address

The editorial column of the New Zealand Herald has generally looked fondly on roads and private cars, sometimes — as in the notorious editorial in the 90s that characterised public transport as a “scourge” – beyond the point of reason… Read more »

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