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Solid Energy Undertaking Wildlife Searches Ahead Of Resource Drilling

Solid Energy Undertaking Wildlife Searches Ahead Of Resource Drilling

26 January 2009 - Solid Energy has begun to search for and shift native wildlife from the first of about 35 temporary drilling sites within its Upper Waimangaroa Mining Permit, north of Westport, the site of its planned Cypress Opencast Mine.

Banks Must Follow Suit By Cutting Business Overdraft Interest Rates

Banks Must Follow Suit By Cutting Business Overdraft Interest Rates

26 January 2009 - "Cutting the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by a further 100 basis points will bolster farm businesses - but only if the banks play ball," says Philip York, Federated Farmers economics spokesperson.

Pork Consumption Grows Despite Producer Difficulties

Pork Consumption Grows Despite Producer Difficulties

26 January 2009 - "The most difficult of the last 30 years" is how Chris Trengrove describes 2008 in New Zealand Pork's recently released Annual Report.

Digi International Reports First Fiscal Quarter 2009 Results

Digi International Reports First Fiscal Quarter 2009 Results

Digi International(R) Inc. (Nasdaq: DGII; http://www.digi.com) reported revenue of $41.4 million for the first fiscal quarter of 2009, compared with $44.6 million for the first fiscal quarter of 2008, a decrease of $3.2 million, or 7.2%.

December Consumer Credit Applications Indicate Market Slide May Be Easing

December Consumer Credit Applications Indicate Market Slide May Be Easing

23 JANUARY 2009 - Consumer credit applications in December were down on the same period in 2007, but point to a slowing of the decline in the credit market which hit a four year low in 2008, according to Veda Advantage, New Zealand's largest credit information provider.

Kiwibank Cuts Mortgage Rate To Five-Year Low

Kiwibank Cuts Mortgage Rate To Five-Year Low

23 January 2008 - Kiwibank has cut its one-year fixed rate to 5.99% p.a., the lowest one-year rate it has offered since August 2003. Kiwibank has also reduced all other fixed home loan rates with its six-month rate at 6.49% and all other fixed term rates at 6.99%.

Ballance Drops Prices To Assist Loyal Shareholders

Ballance Drops Prices To Assist Loyal Shareholders

23 January 2009 - International fertiliser prices are starting to come down, and Ballance wants to help remove any barriers preventing their farmer shareholders from applying their summer fertiliser requirements.

Hyundai's New Luxury Sedan To Be Called Equus

Hyundai's New Luxury Sedan To Be Called Equus

23 January 2009 - Flagship model to retain EQUUS name and emblem

Launch Of New State-Of-The-Art Website

Launch Of New State-Of-The-Art Website

21 January 2009 - Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa has kicked off the new year with the launch of its upgraded and redesigned website. General Manager Graeme Abbot says the website upgrade was overdue but well worth waiting for. "It's absolutely fantastic.

Motels Hit The Mark This Summer

21 January 2009 - The New Zealand Luxury Motel collection is already proving to be a success with customers, even though it has been only six months since the 20 strong accommodation collection was launched.