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Kiwibank's Retail Deposits Government Guaranteed

Kiwibank's Retail Deposits Government Guaranteed

31 OCTOBER 2008 - Kiwibank is one of the first banks to be approved for the Government's guarantee scheme for retail bank deposits. Kiwibank's acceptance into the scheme has been confirmed by Treasury.

L'Oreal's Distribution Workers Take Strike To Yearly Product Sale

L'Oreal's Distribution Workers Take Strike To Yearly Product Sale

31 October 2008 - Brand conscious international beauty company L'Oreal has ordered staff not to speak to the media about a strike today saying the media is "persistent", "persuasive" and "seducing".

Silver Fern Farms' 'back In The Black'

31 October 2008 - Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's leading marketer and exporter of red meat, has returned to financial profitability for the 12 months to end 31 August 2008 on the strength of a more favourable exchange rate, increased throughputs and cost containment measures aimed at improving

Raboplus Approved Under Deposit Guarantee Scheme

Raboplus Approved Under Deposit Guarantee Scheme

31 October 2008 - Treasury has announced that Rabobank New Zealand Limited - the bank that offers the online savings and investment service RaboPlus.co.nz - has been formally approved under the Crown retail deposit guarantee scheme. Rabobank New Zealand Limited was approved on October 30.

Fonterra Opens Chicago Technical Centre

Fonterra Opens Chicago Technical Centre

31 October 2008 - The world's largest dairy exporter, Fonterra Co-operative Group, has opened its new research and development centre - the Chicago Technical Centre (CTC) - in Chicago, Illinois, near the O'Hare International Airport.

100 Extra New Wagons For The Rail Network

100 Extra New Wagons For The Rail Network

30 OCTOBER 2008 - Capacity on New Zealand's rail network has now increased thanks to the addition of 100 new generation rail wagons that have come into commission with KiwiRail this week.

Focus On Customers As Westpac New Zealand Net Profit Up 6%

30 October 2008 - Westpac New Zealand* today announced a net profit after tax of $484 million for the year ended 30 September 2008, up 6 per cent on the same period last year. Core earnings (pre tax and impairment charges), were up 17% to $883m.

Changes To Increase Confidence In PTAC Advice

Changes To Increase Confidence In PTAC Advice

30 October 2008 - Under new PTAC Terms of Reference released today, PHARMAC will publish more information about the deliberations of the clinical advisory committees that advise PHARMAC on funding decisions.

MYOB Calls For Next Government To Mind The Pace Of Legislation

MYOB Calls For Next Government To Mind The Pace Of Legislation

30 October 2008 - Almost 40% of businesses having trouble keeping up with law changes - survey Pace of legislation leading pain point for small businesses

Easing Swell Forecast On Waterfront Property Wave

30 OCTOBER 2008 - Absolute coastal waterfront property has reached its 'high-tide' value limit for the meantime but is showing few signs of retreating as fast as general residential real estate values, according to the latest property research.