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Archive for February, 2012

SFO Charges Result In Guilty Plea On $103 Million Fraud

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

Former Datasouth Group (Datasouth) director, Gavin Clifford Bennett (53), today pleaded guilty to charges brought by the Serious Fraud (SFO) Office relating to a $103 million fraud involving a Ponzi-style scheme Mr Bennett was convicted on six representative … Read more »

AMI Buyout Banana Republic Style – Peters

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The approved sale of the “good bits” of failed insurer AMI is just another case of the “banana republic” economic policies followed by the National coalition government, says Rt Hon Winston Peters. The Commerce Commission has cleared Australian … Read more »

New Senior Appointments at Hirepool Reflect Strong Growth

Press Release – Hirepool Limited

Hirepool Limited has made three new key appointments as it continues to strengthen its position as New Zealand’s premier rental equipment solutions provider. Chief Executive Mark Powell says Hirepool has identified significant opportunities for … Read more »

Christchurch Airport – Growing for the Next Generation

Press Release – Christchurch International Airport

As one of the major sponsors of the Ellerslie International Flower Show, Christchurch International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has developed a flowerbed exhibit depicting the growing airport and its place in the region. Read more »

IAG Progresses Approval for Acquisition of AMI

Press Release – IAG New Zealand

Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG) today announced it had received approval from the New Zealand Commerce Commission and Overseas Investment Office for its acquisition of the AMI insurance business. Read more »

Weather update Christchurch

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

The Christchurch City Council has received reports of road congestions and minor surface ponding this morning following wet weather conditions. Read more »

IAG granted clearance to acquire part of AMI

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has granted a clearance application for IAG (NZ) Holdings Limited to acquire certain business assets of AMI Insurance Limited. Read more »

Can Cooper Crack Karapoti?

Press Release – Karapoti Classic

Can Cooper Crack Karapoti? On March 3 this year 1000 mountain bikers from 12 countries will line up for the 27th running of New Zealand’s premier mountain bike event, the Merida Karapoti Classic. But all eyes will be on one person. Established in 1986, … Read more »

Auckland tops the rankings in economic scoreboard

Press Release – ASB

Media alert ASB / Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard December 2011 Quarter Auckland continues to top the rankings in the ASB / Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard, with the region getting an extra boost from hosting the Rugby World Cup … Read more »

Elton John & David Furnish Interview Peter Tatchell

Press Release – The Peter Tatchell Foundation

Elton John & David Furnish interview Peter Tatchell in celebration of his 60th birthday, 45 years of human rights campaigning and 10 years of his Peter Tatchell Foundation. Read more »

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