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State and Fed Govt financial-reporting harmonised; AASB looks at more onerous standards for private companies, non-profits

Posted by gasweek on 11 October, 2007

The accounting standards-setter has agreed to harmonise Federal and State Government financial reporting and progressed talks with New Zealand to ensure the two countries’ standards were “as similar as possible”, wrote Patrick Durkin in The Australian Financial Review (8/10/2007, p.8).

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Air New Zealand partners with Boeing, Rolls-Royce to test biofuel blend in 747

Posted by gasweek on 5 October, 2007

Air New Zealand would start ground-breaking aircraft testing of biofuels as early as next year and believed the technology could become commercially viable for airlines sooner than expected, wrote aviation writer Steve Creedy in The Australian (29/9/2007, p.35). Read the rest of this entry »

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ASIC investigation into Firepower fuel-saving products; case listed for hearing on 16 October

Posted by gasweek on 4 October, 2007

In September 1992 an early version of Firepower’s Tim Johnston’s fuel-saving products was the subject of a critical expos√© by the New Zealand Auto¬≠mobile Association, reported The Sydney Morning Herald (29/9/2007, p. 44).

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Posted in NZ, Unknowns, Volume 2602 | 1 Comment »

Accredited New Zealand journalist says she was escorted out of final APEC media session in Sydney because Chinese officials felt “uneasy”

Posted by gasweek on 18 September, 2007

An accredited New Zealand journalist says she was escorted out of the final APEC media session in Sydney because Chinese officials felt “uneasy” about her presence, reported The Canberra Times (11/9/2007, p.4).

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