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Contractors' Federation Welcomes Government's "Practical Approach" To Infrastructure

Contractors' Federation Welcomes Government's "Practical Approach" To Infrastructure

17 March 2009 - The New Zealand Contractors' Federation has congratulated the Government on its "practical and long-term approach to infrastructure initiatives".

Numbers Surge In Record Year For New Zealand Cruise Industry

17 March 2009 - New statistics show that almost 40,000 New Zealanders took a cruise last year - a massive 29 per cent increase on 2007 passenger numbers.

Small Businesses Now Have Alternative Funding Option In Hawkes Bay & Wairarapa

Small Businesses Now Have Alternative Funding Option In Hawkes Bay & Wairarapa

17 March 2009 - A new invoice discounting franchise is offering business owners in the Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa areas a lifeboat to stay afloat until economic conditions improve.

'Eureka Moment' Leads To Development Of $1 Million R&D Competition

'Eureka Moment' Leads To Development Of $1 Million R&D Competition

17 March 2009 - Industrial Research Limited's (IRL) innovative "What's Your Problem New Zealand?" competition is the brainchild of a group of IRL staff who participated in the company's leadership programme.

Corporates Beware The True Cost Of 'Low-Cost' Online Bookings: FCm

Corporates Beware The True Cost Of 'Low-Cost' Online Bookings: FCm

17 MARCH 2009 - Corporates being lured by travel websites promising 'lowest rates' are in some cases paying a higher price in the long term, according to global travel management consultancy, FCm Travel Solutions.

TVNZ Identifies $25 Million In Cost Reductions & Savings

TVNZ Identifies $25 Million In Cost Reductions & Savings

TVNZ today announced to its staff its plan to achieve $25 million in cost reductions and savings.

TVNZ Chief Executive Rick Ellis said cost reductions and savings would be made from the programme budget, departmental operating budgets and from about 90 proposed redundancies.

Kiwibank Sends More Money To Assist Victoria Bushfire Victims

Kiwibank Sends More Money To Assist Victoria Bushfire Victims

16 March 2009 - Kiwibank has today sent an additional $45,000 to the New Zealand Red Cross to assist victims of the bushfires that have affected thousands of people in Victoria, Australia. This brings the total sent by Kiwibank to $145,000.

Get Inside And Personal With A Termite

Get Inside And Personal With A Termite

16 March 2009 - Ever wanted to literally walk through a termite's intestines? If so, then come along to Science in the Park on Saturday for Crown Research Institute Scion's community open day.

The Name Shop Online!

The Name Shop Online!

16 March 2009 - New Zealand's best destination for unique personalised gifts, The Name Shop, has gone online. The Name Shop is situated in the heart of Dunedin city and has been trading since 1999. It supplies an excellent service to the local community as well as to tourists.

Motor Trade Calls For Small Business Employment And Training Package

Motor Trade Calls For Small Business Employment And Training Package

13 March 2009 - The Motor Trade Association (MTA) has expressed its disappointment that Government's proposed Job Support Scheme excludes both support for small business and also measures to step up training of employees.