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Broadband Pledges: Is That All?

Broadband Pledges: Is That All?

23 October 2008 - The broadband commitments being made by both major political parties are a move in the right direction, but not enough by themselves, according to the ICT change consultancy firm, Voco.

OCR Cut Good For Business Confidence

OCR Cut Good For Business Confidence

Today's one per cent reduction in the Official Cash Rate will be good for business confidence and is a reasonable move, says Business NZ.

Banks Urged To Follow Reserve Bank's Lead

Banks should reduce their lending rates following the Reserve Bank's cut in the Official Cash Rate this morning according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Kiwibank Matches Reserve Bank Interest Rate Cut

Kiwibank Matches Reserve Bank Interest Rate Cut

Kiwibank has reacted immediately to the cut in the Official Cash Rate by the Reserve Bank Governor by making a matching one per cent cut to its variable home loan rate.

Save Local Government From Crisis Says Federated Farmers

Save Local Government From Crisis Says Federated Farmers

22 October 2008 - The funding crisis affecting local government has shown the need for an urgent rethink on the narrow property based funding system it relies upon. Don Nicolson, President of Federated Farmers said:

Matariki Forests Issues Information Flyer To Prospective Buyers

22 October 2008 - Matariki Forests has today issued an information flyer to prospective buyers of its New Zealand assets which comprise approximately 134,000 hectares of high quality Radiata Pine forests around New Zealand.

IATA E-Freight Goes-Live In Australia And New Zealand

IATA E-Freight Goes-Live In Australia And New Zealand

22 October 2008 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced that IATA e-freight is "live" in New Zealand and Australia, the fifth and sixth new locations respectively to deliver paper free cargo in 2008.

ANZO Investor Distributions Continue To Climb

ANZO Investor Distributions Continue To Climb

22 OCTOBER 2008 - AMP NZ Office Trust (ANZO), New Zealand's largest listed investor in prime commercial office property, has posted a strong first-quarter performance and continues to deliver the promised increase in investor distributions.

BNZ Profit Of $657,000,000 Shows Lending Regulation Needed

BNZ Profit Of $657,000,000 Shows Lending Regulation Needed

Finsec, the finance workers union, is calling on the government to impose regulation to promote ethical lending in exchange for wholesale deposit guarantees in light of the BNZ's $52 million profit increase announced yesterday.

It's Tea Time with T2 at Botany Town Centre

It's Tea Time with T2 at Botany Town Centre
Tea lovers are soon to have their taste buds tantalised with the arrival of New Zealand’s first T2 store at Botany Town Centre. The store, entirely dedicated to tea and the ceremony of brewing tea, will feature an extensive range of tea varieties and teawares.