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NZIER Quarterly Survey Of Business Opinion

NZIER Quarterly Survey Of Business Opinion

QSBO shows that firms see good times ahead NZIER's October 2009 Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion provides strong evidence that the worst of the recession is over and that the economy is on the mend.

Bus Services Suspended From Thursday October 8

Bus Services Suspended From Thursday October 8

Bus services provided by Metrolink, North Star, Go West, Waka Pacific, LINK and City Circuit will be suspended from 4am Thursday October 8th in response to the notice of strike action provided by the Auckland Combined Unions on Sunday evening October 4th.

Mighty River Power's NZ$250 Mil Bank Facility And Proposed NZ$50 Mil Bonds Rated 'BBB+'

Mighty River Power's NZ$250 Mil Bank Facility And Proposed NZ$50 Mil Bonds Rated 'BBB+'

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said that it had assigned its 'BBB+' long-term debt rating to Mighty River Power Ltd.'s (MRP; BBB+/Stable/--) executed NZ$250 million September 2011 maturing syndicated revolving bank facility and proposed NZ$50 million fixed rate and floating-rate who

Cash Donations Now Key Focus For Tsunami Fundraising

Cash Donations Now Key Focus For Tsunami Fundraising

Pacific Blue Airlines said that following today's downgrading of the Samoa tsunami situation from a disaster to an emergency, it was now advising New Zealanders to support cash fundraising rather than donating goods.

Meat & Wool New Zealand Gazettes New Levy Rates

Meat & Wool New Zealand Gazettes New Levy Rates

Meat & Wool New Zealand has notified new levy rates for the next year which are effective from 1 October 2009.

They will be $0.45 cents per head of sheep slaughtered and $3.80 per head of cattle slaughtered.

Nothing Short Of A World War Or Great Depression Will Change Things

Nothing Short Of A World War Or Great Depression Will Change Things

Nothing short of a World War, Great Depression, total or near destruction will see real estate cycles track as they have over the past years and heaven forbid either happening any time soon.

Villa Maria, Again Named Champion Producer In Liquorland's 'Top 100' International Wine Competition

Villa Maria, Again Named Champion Producer In Liquorland's 'Top 100' International Wine Competition

Villa Maria Estate has taken the title of 'Champion Wine Producer of the Year' for the second consecutive year and landed four of its premium-tier wines on Liquorland's 'Top 100' list for 2009.

Survey To Look At Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Survey To Look At Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has embarked on a new project as part of efforts to keep down levels of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the human food chain.

Celebrations All Round At SBS Bank Blenheim

Celebrations All Round At SBS Bank Blenheim

The team at SBS Bank's Blenheim branch are in high spirits this week as New Zealand's only customer-owned bank celebrates its first anniversary as a registered bank.

Credit Card Settlements Lower New Zealand Business Costs

Credit Card Settlements Lower New Zealand Business Costs

The Commerce Commission has reached separate agreements with seven financial institutions settling the Commission's claims that they breached the Commerce Act, and ushering in a new competitive landscape for the credit card industry in New Zealand.