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  • Ports of Auckland has today met with representatives of the Maritime Union of New Zealand – Local 13 to consult on the port’s proposal to increase flexibility and efficiency at the port under a new labour model. The purpose of today’s meeting was to present details of the proposal to MUNZ and to enable MUNZ to facilitate genuine and meaningful consultation with its members on what the proposal would really mean for them.
    Article - 2012-01-20 18:00
  • New Zealand Police will tonight continue searching a property at 186 Mahoenui Road, Coatsville, Auckland as part of the FBI and US Department of Justice led investigation into criminal copyright infringement. This morning three men were arrested at the house - called the Dotcom Mansion - and a fourth man was arrested at a nearby property.
    Article - 2012-01-20 21:00
  • Gay and Lesbian Tourism New Zealand website and information source PureGayNZ.com has refreshed with strong support from Gay and Lesbian owned and friendly tourism operators keen to diversify and encourage the pink dollar.
    Article - 2012-01-21 11:00
  • A sacred mauri pounamu takes centre stage today, marking Dart River Jet Safaris’ Glenorchy Visitor Centre redevelopment celebrations. The large pounamu stone was blessed by Ngāi Tahu kaumātua at a special ceremony attended by local dignitaries and business supporters. A mauri pounamu embodies a living, spiritual energy that is shared with all those who touch it and is a powerful symbol of the tribe’s relationship to the land.
    Article - 2012-01-21 18:00
  • The search of 186 Mahoenui Road in Coatsville, Auckland finished just before midnight last night, concluding the work required there by Police and the Organised & Financial Crime Agency New Zealand. The search followed the arrest of four men yesterday morning as part of a U.S. led investigation into criminal copyright infringement. Police have seized a variety of equipment including computers and documents for the purposes of evidence. Assets including luxury cars and artwork have been restrained and passed to the control of the Official Assignee.
    Article - 2012-01-21 18:00
  • Air New Zealand Airpoints™ customers can win a five-night holiday package for two in Hong Kong or North America – or one of tens of thousands of other great prizes - just by booking a flight before the end of the month. For the next 10 days Air New Zealand is guaranteeing that every person who books a flight online before 31 January, and enters their Airpoints number at the time of booking, will win one of thousands of great prizes.
    Article - 2012-01-22 13:00
  • The world’s love of New Zealand’s natural products has driven the industry to new heights. A New Zealand Trade and Enterprise study has revealed that the New Zealand natural products industry has exceeded $1 billion in revenue. Michelle Palmer, Executive Director of Natural Products New Zealand says that the natural products industry has been the ‘quiet achiever’ of the New Zealand economy.
    Article - 2012-01-22 13:00
  • Department of Conservation (DOC) staff, supported by local iwi representatives have been working to collect samples and bury the bodies of four Gray's beaked whales which stranded and subsequently died at the islolated eastern end of Papamoa Beach, near Tauranga. Two of the whales were lactating females and the other two were young juveniles. DOC spokesperson, Katrina Knill says that the cause of the stranding is not known, however it appears that one of the juveniles stranded first, leading to the subsequent stranding of the others as they stayed nearby.
    Article - 2012-01-23 09:01
  • As celebrations for Chinese New Year begin to welcome in the year of the Dragon, a Lotto player in New Plymouth has won a roaring $1 Million in tonight’s Lotto draw, says NZ Lotteries’ Acting Chief Executive Warren Salisbury. “The Year of the Dragon is said to be an auspicious year filled with luck, power and money, and for this Lotto winner it’s certainly started out that way,” says Mr Salisbury. The winning ticket was sold at Countdown ‘The Valley’ in New Plymouth.
    Article - 2012-01-23 09:01
  • Less than 5 percent of New Zealand businesses have a clear customer experience strategy in place. This number decreases dramatically for smaller organisations. High employee disengagement, low productivity, declining customer loyalty, little innovation and creativity, a lack of leadership skills, the continual focus on price, the inability to add real customer value and a operational focus over a customer focus are just some of the areas of business performance that are directly linked to the lack of a customer experience strategy.
    Article - 2012-01-23 09:01