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"Tuppies" (Tradie Urban Professionals) Turning Work Horses Into Show Ponies

8 JULY 2008 - A recent survey conducted by TMI Pacific, distributors of the Mahindra Pik-Up utility vehicle, found that other than the obvious choice of the tool box and mobile phone, 10% of tradies named the ute as their best mate on the job, rating it higher than the Aussie tradie icon of "the

Carbon Stored In Wood Products Needs Recognition

8 July 2008 - The proposal to recognise the stored carbon content of wood products in Australia's Emissions' Trading Scheme should be adopted in New Zealand, according to NZ Wood's Geoff Henley.

Optimists Outweigh Pessimists (just) In Job Security Stakes

8 July 2008 - The number of New Zealanders concerned about their job security due to the economic outlook is just outnumbered by those who remain unconcerned, reveals a survey by specialist recruiter Hays.

Direct Use Of Gas Could Slash Nz's Co2 Output

8 July 2008 - Using gas and LPG for water and space heating, instead of electricity, could cut New Zealand's CO2 output by nearly two million tonnes pa.

Plunket Supporting More Families

Plunket Supporting More Families

In the midst of a recent baby boom in most areas of New Zealand, Plunket has seen a significant increase in the number of enrolments over the last year - and continues to provide support for over 92% of young families.

Westpac Offers Support, Comment On Finance Legislation

Westpac Offers Support, Comment On Finance Legislation

Westpac New Zealand has voiced its support for two key pieces of legislation related to the financial services industry being considered by Parliament's Finance and Expenditure Select Committee.

Pml 38146 Exploration Well - Momoho 1 (offshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand)

Origin Energy Resources (Kupe) Limited, on behalf of the Kupe Joint Venture, advises that at 7.30 am New Zealand time this morning the exploration well Momoho 1 had reached a depth of 2,898m and the drill crew was preparing to pull out of hole prior to running 9-5/8 inch casing.

NZ iPhone Pricing Confirmed

NZ iPhone Pricing Confirmed

Vodafone New Zealand has confirmed that the iPhone will be sold on a two year contract, for $199....plus $6,000 in plan charges ($250 per month).

Vodafone's cheapest iPhone plan is $80 per month (incl 250MB of data and 120 minutes of calling), plus $549 for the phone.

Iconic Ice Cream Franchise Set To Whip Up Interest

Iconic Ice Cream Franchise Set To Whip Up Interest

7 July 2008: Profitable, iconic New Zealand ice cream business Mr Whippy recently went on the market with expectations it will whip up considerable interest from astute investors interested in furthering this great Kiwi success story.

Ballance To Acquire 100 Percent Ownership Of Summit Quinphos

Ballance To Acquire 100 Percent Ownership Of Summit Quinphos

Co-operative fertiliser marketer and manufacturer Ballance Agri-Nutrients is to acquire the remaining 60 percent shareholding it does not already own in Summit Quinphos, from Japanese-based Sumitomo Corporation.