ミニヘッドライン 2011/08/27



The proposed float of 30 to 35 per cent of auction site Trade Me is likely to attract mum-and-dad investors who typically don't buy shares, according to the chief executive of the stock exchange NZX, Mark Weldon. Trade Me owner Fairfax Media, which also publishes The Press, announced yesterday the potential initial public offering (IPO) of Trade Me after posting a full-year net loss of A$390.9 million. Trade Me revenue was up 11.5 per cent. Founder Sam Morgan is currently a Fairfax director. He sold the company to Fairfax for $700 million in 2006, under Kirk's leadership, and will also sit on the Trade Me board. Analysts have valued Trade Me at between $1.3 billion and $2b.

トレードミー(Trade Me)を所有するオーストラリアのメディア企業、フェアファックスが所有する株式30から35%程度をオーストラリアの市場へ放出することが報じられています。このトレードミーは12年前にサム・モーガンが企業し、2006年に$700ミリオンでフェアファックスへ売却しています。アナリストによると現在のトレードミーは$1.3から$2ビリオンの価値があると見積もられているようです。


The block surrounded by Oxford Terrace, Lichfield St and Tuam St will be opened from midday tomorrow. The eastern end of the block remains closed at Colombo St.



A satisfying sex life is closely linked with a high quality of life all the way into our 80s, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego.



Obesity is most widespread in Britain and the United States among the world's leading economies and if present trends continue, about half of both men and women in the United States will be obese by 2030, health experts warn. In Japan and China, 1 in 20 women is obese, compared with 1 in 10 in the Netherlands, 1 in 4 in Australia and 7 in 10 in Tonga, according to another paper led by Boyd Swinburn and Gary Sacks of the WHO Collaborating Center for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.



The Commerce Commission has launched a crackdown on premises in Auckland and Rotorua associated with the souvenir trade. The competition watchdog said it executed a number of search warrants yesterday after receiving information about products being sold to Chinese tourists. The products claimed to be New Zealand made, but were allegedly imported. The commission has an ongoing investigation into fake New Zealand-made souvenirs, and said only that it had gathered a lot of information which it would assess under the Fair Trading Act.



A stop-off for company big wigs like Toyota or Yamaha bosses – who invest heavily in Japanese rugby – could be likely. Actors Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sir Anthony Hopkins are well known for their passion for the land of valleys and leeks. It's also not unusual to expect Tom Jones and songbird Charlotte Church could show up as Wales takes on Samoa and Fiji at Waikato Stadium.



Nationally, the main increases in the June quarter volume figures included a better than expected 4.2 per cent lift in sales of cars and parts, and a 10 per cent rise in electrical and electronic goods. Car sales were stronger than expected given the supply disruptions for new cars after the tsunami in Japan this year. Electronics sales were up 10 per cent, possibly as people bought big flat-screens TVs for the Rugby World Cup. The high New Zealand dollar has not seen much of a fall in prices, down just 2.7 per cent in the quarter. The largest volume fall was in fuel retailing, down 4.1 per cent, balancing out a 4.5 per cent rise in petrol prices in the quarter.



"If you look at it in terms of an asset, it's the biggest asset that the city has...it's not just a cute little river, that's doing it an injustice." Martin said the council's plans for an Avon River park could attract eco-tourists to the city, while the section of river in the central city needed to be "more about people and less about nature".



In the year to June 30, 53 suicides were recorded in the Palmerston North coronial region – one more than Wellington which recorded 52. Dunedin and Hamilton had 45 and 49 deaths, respectively. Nationwide, there were 558 suicides in the past year, up on 541 for the year before. Of those, 419 were men and 139 were women.



Chief executive Steve Nichols said no decision had been made on the future use of cheques. A decline in cheque transactions had lead to the review. In 2003, cheques made up for 9 per cent of retail transactions, but fell to 2 per cent last year.

政府のエージェンシーのひとつである、ペイメントニュージーランド(Payments New Zealand)がチェックブックを存続させるべきかどうか調査しているようです。2003年に小売で9%だったのが、去年には2%までその使用頻度が少なくなっていることがその要因のようです。


The Jet Raider was in the Motuihe Channel, travelling between Auckland and Waiheke Island, when it caught fire at about 11.30 this morning. No-one was hurt in the incident.


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William James McFarlane, 47, was sentenced in the Auckland District Court this week after being found guilty in May of two charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. On the eve of the hearing, McFarlane arranged for a cache of 15 weapons - including military style rifles and sawn-off shotguns - and ammunition to be given to police. In return, Crown prosecutor Scott McColgan suggested to Judge Roy Wade that MacFarlane deserved recognition for the act and a reduction in sentence. Judge Wade agreed and cut McFarlane's sentence from 16 years to 14.



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