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Pacific Brands Announces First Redundancies

Pacific Brands Announces First Redundancies

“Australian apparel company Pacific Brands announced its first redundancies in Palmerston North today as part of its decision to exist from New Zealand manufacture,” says Robert Reid, President of the National Distribution Union, which represents workers at the company.

EPMU Welcomes 9 Day Deal With Top Up, But Training Needed

EPMU Welcomes 9 Day Deal With Top Up, But Training Needed

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has welcomed the Government's decision to approve a 9 day fortnight proposal at Summit Wool Spinners, but says the Government needs to step up with funding for upskilling and training.

Nine-Day Fortnight Agreed For Summit Wool

Nine-Day Fortnight Agreed For Summit Wool

20 April 2009 - Summit Wool Spinners Ltd of Oamaru and the Ministry of Social Development have signed an agreement for a nine-day fortnight involving a wage top-up by the company.

NZ Developed Hrv Gets Tick From Good Environmental Choice Australia

NZ Developed Hrv Gets Tick From Good Environmental Choice Australia

20 April 2009 - The HRV healthy home ventilation system developed by HRV New Zealand has been awarded the prestigious Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) mark.

It is the first system of its type to achieve the standard of GECA 08-2007 Environmentally Innovative Product.

NZ Public Sector Wins Big In Global Communication Awards

NZ Public Sector Wins Big In Global Communication Awards

20 April 2009 - New Zealand public sector communications campaigns were prominent among winners of the prestigious 2009 Gold Quill Award for excellence in communication announced by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Who Stole My Money Wins Trip To Wales

Who Stole My Money Wins Trip To Wales

20 April 2009 - International Business Wales today announced personal money management software provider Who Stole My Money, as the country winner for New Zealand in the Technium Challenge International 2009.

Rabobank Announces Pie Capital Securities Issue To New Zealand Investors

20 APRIL 2009 - Rabo Capital Securities Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rabobank Nederland, has announced an offer of up to NZ$200 million of PIE Capital Securities to New Zealand investors, with the right to accept unlimited oversubscriptions.

Local Grain Prices Reflect International Supply And Demand

20 APRIL 2009 - ABB Grain NZ Ltd says current large carry over international stocks of key grain commodities are likely to influence New Zealand grain prices in the short-term, but growers need to look at longer term trends.

Service Sector Still Weak

Service Sector Still Weak

There were positives and negatives in the service sector in March, according to the BNZ Capital - Business NZ Performance of Services Index (PSI).

Unique Fund Shows Way For NZ Investors

Unique Fund Shows Way For NZ Investors

An innovative new fund aimed at showing Kiwi investors the way back into the investment market is being launched today.

Pathfinder Asset Management Limited is launching a home grown New Zealand fund based on commodities and cash.