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Open Network Libraries Initiative Helps Libraries Collaborate

Open Network Libraries Initiative Helps Libraries Collaborate

An initiative of librarians, information managers and open source developers was announced today at KohaCon 2010 in Wellington, New Zealand.

National Bank Business Outllook

National Bank Business Outllook

Business confidence picked up in October. A net 24 percent of respondents expect general business conditions to improve in 12 months time, up 10 points on the month prior. Business confidence improved across all sub-components, led by lifts in services, manufacturing and retailing.

Unauthorised Survey Of Investors In Aorangi Investments And Hubbard Management Funds

Unauthorised Survey Of Investors In Aorangi Investments And Hubbard Management Funds

Statement from the statutory managers of these funds, Richard Simpson, Trevor Thornton and Graeme McGlinn, of Grant Thornton New Zealand Ltd

Tourism Industry Proves Its Value Through Tough Economic Period

Tourism Industry Proves Its Value Through Tough Economic Period

Tourism has proved its value through tough economic times, earning more foreign exchange than any other export sector in the year ended March 2010.

International Tourism Expenditure Rebounds

International Tourism Expenditure Rebounds

Spending by international tourists in New Zealand increased 1.6 percent ($149 million) in the year ended March 2010, according to the Tourism Satellite Account: 2010 published today by Statistics New Zealand.

This increase follows a 0.7 decrease in the year ended March 2009.

Singapore And Australian Stock Exchanges Announce Plans To Merge

Singapore And Australian Stock Exchanges Announce Plans To Merge

The merger between the Australian stock exchange (ASX) and the Singapore stock exchange (SGX) will see the SGX buy all of the shares in the ASX, paying A$22 cash and 3.473 new SGX shares for each ASX share.

BNZ Reports Cash Earnings Of $524 Million

BNZ Reports Cash Earnings Of $524 Million

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has reported solid cash earnings of NZ $524 million for its New Zealand banking operations* in its full year results for the year to 30 September 2010, up 1.4% on the previous year.

New Zealand Employers In Talent Sweet Spottemporarily: Manpower

New Zealand Employers In Talent Sweet Spottemporarily: Manpower

New Zealand employers are sitting pretty, with 89 percent reporting they have the talent they need to execute their business strategy, according to the latest Manpower survey.

Five Star Finance Defendant Pleads Guilty To SFO Charges

Five Star Finance Defendant Pleads Guilty To SFO Charges

Marcus Arthur MacDonald, a former director of Five Star Consumer Finance Limited ("Five Star") has today pleaded guilty in the District Court in Auckland to charges of theft by a person in a special relationship, which related to misuse of Five Star funds in breach of its Trust Deed req

Roaming Just Got Even Better With Vodafone

Roaming Just Got Even Better With Vodafone

Vodafone has sharpened its pencil with 42 new destinations on Vodafone Traveller, making it even better value.