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Investor Thought To Have Bought 3.6 Pct Of Pumpkin Patch

Wellington, March 20 NZPA - A wealthy private investor is thought to have bought 3.6 percent of children's clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch.

ComCom Declines Sumitomo Clearance To Buy CHH MDF Business

Wellington, March 20 NZPA - The Commerce Commission has not cleared Japan's Sumitomo Forestry to buy Carter Holt Harvey's medium density fibreboard (MDF) business in Rangiora.

Transpower Says Supply Interuptions Well Above Target

Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Transpower said today unplanned interuptions to supply were well above target due to aging systems.

Commerce Minister Rejects Calls For Blue Chip Statutory Mgmt

Wellington, March 20 NZPA - Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel has rejected calls from distraught Blue Chip investors for the property investment group to be placed in statutory management.

Cynotech Pulls Out Of Findata Listing

Wellington, March 18 NZPA - Cynotech Holdings has pulled out of promoting the listing of Findata Ltd on the NZAX because of the cost and length of time in obtaining approvals.

THL Sells Kelly Tarlton's To Village Roadshow

Wellington, March 19 NZPA - Village Roadshow has entered into a deal to buy Auckland's Kelly Tarlton's Underwater World from Tourism Holdings Ltd for $13 million.

Glass Earth Says Exploration Activities Funded Through Q1 2009

Wellington, March 19 NZPA - Gold exploration company Glass Earth Gold says it is budgeted to be fully funded for operating and exploration activities through the first quarter of 2009.

Freightways To Buys Now Couriers For $7.5m Plus Buyout

Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Freightways said today it had agreed to buy Momentum Management, trading as Now Couriers, for $7.5 million plus a buyout of up to $3.5m over two years.

Dominion Finance Total Assets Down About 10-15 Pct In 6 Months

Wellington, March 20 NZPA - Dominion Finance Holdings (DFH) says its total assets will fall by between about 10 percent and 15 percent by its March year end from around $500 million in September.

NZ Greenhouse Gases From Electricity Down 10 Pct In Dec Quarter

Wellington, March 18 NZPA - New Zealand's production of greenhouse gases from electricity generation dropped 10 percent in the December quarter compared to a year earlier, new figures show. That was despite thermal generation rising 17 percent.

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