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  • Immigrants wanting permanent residence in New Zealand can apply under the three categories of general skills, humanitarian and family, or business.The New Zealand Immigration Service is taking nine months to process an influx of applications for residency, says a customer service officer.
    Article - 2007-10-18 10:34
  • NEW Zealand trucks are involved in more fatal crashes then in six other Western countries - nearly five times the number in the US.Land Transport Safety Authority director David Wright presented these recent findings of the Australian Road Transport Commission at the New Zealand Road Transport Forum in Nelson last month.
    Article - 2007-10-18 10:34
  • TRANSFUND New Zealand, which gives money to regional councils to subsidise public transport, has released a consultation document about a new scheme for funding buses and ferries.The intention is to help local authorities, who contract and subsidise services, to attract passengers and grow public transport in innovative ways, says Transfund policy and strategy manager, Simon Whiteley.Auckland has the most ferry services in New Zealand but Wellington has the most buses.
    Article - 2007-10-18 10:34
  • A SPARE runway at Ardmore Airport in Papakura is now used as a car driving track for learners.Run by AlphaOneFive driver education charitable trust, the runway needs more work to be fully functional, says trust founder Wayne Price.He runs his own business in Auckland, Advanced Road Skills, training fleet and individual drivers,
    Article - 2007-10-18 10:34
  • Renting trucks is making money for Budget Rent a Car.Its 10-month-old, stand-alone national commercial division is adding another 25 large trucks to its fleet this year.The division set up with 28 new trucks valued at $12 million, additional to its existing fleet of several hundred trucks with average age of three to four years.The fleet was reconfigured with tail lift and curtain sides to make loading and unloading easier. Long term customers can add their own customised curtain sides.
    Article - 2007-10-18 10:34
  • Retailers, designers, international media and sponsors gave rave reviews about the fifth Air New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland last month, says Fashion Week managing director, Pieter Stewart.About 14,000 guests and 600-700 buyers and media, representing more than 14 countries, attended the 37 catwalk shows over the course of the week. Forty-six labels showed and 54 businesses showcased fashion products in the exhibition (up from 35 in 2004).
    Article - 2007-10-18 10:34
  • The 2011 Rugby World Cup has delivered Auckland precisely the target date we need to bring the completion of key transport projects into sharp focus.The case for accelerating public transport projects and our disjointed motorway networks became compelling.The public transport projects which must be operating by 2011 include the double tracking of the western line, the rail upgrade and line extensions around Newmarket, even getting a rail link to the airport.
    Article - 2007-10-18 10:34
  • Business-class only flights could reach this side of the Tasman within a year, according to FCm Travel Solutions New Zealand general manager, Christian Casbolt, based in Auckland. The Sydney – Auckland and possibly Auckland – Wellington routes were ready for a service such as Qantas’ newly launched, all business class OzJet. It is offering flights from Sydney to Melbourne eight times a day, he says.For business travellers this should mean the comforts of business class at a lower price and delays in scheduling on commercial airlines with leisure travellers.
    Article - 2007-10-18 10:34
  • OK, time’s up. If you haven’t entered our Humour in Business Awards you will have to clamber for one of the limited number of tickets to the evening announcement of the winners on May 1, to catch a piece of the fun.These are the inaugural New Zealand awards recognising the value of humour in the workplace – and are initiated and organised by joyologist and Business to Business columnist, Pat Armitstead. We are the main sponsor. Why?
    Article - 2007-10-18 10:34
  • PEOPLE flying through Auckland Airport’s domestic terminal will be greeted with floor-to-ceiling windows and more spacious interiors, after an extensive $42 million upgrade.The makeover will to be undertaken jointly by Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIAL) and its main tenant, Air New Zealand, says Airport chief executive, Don Huse.
    Article - 2007-10-18 10:34