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2008-08-22 15:00:36

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland INFRATIL urged shareholders yesterday to take a longer-term of view of its share price, which has shed about 40 per cent in the past year. The shares opened the July 2007 financial year at $3.02 and closed on June 30 this year at $1.83. Yesterday they closed at $2.16, unchanged on the day. "Last year was not a great year for our shareholders," Infratil chairman David Newman told shareholders at the annual meeting in Wellington yesterday. "If you owned $100...

2008-08-19 15:01:00

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland Infratil yesterday urged shareholders to take a longer-term view of the share price, which has shed about 40 per cent in the last year. The shares opened the financial year in July 2007 at $3.02 and closed on June 30 this year at $1.83. Yesterday, they closed at $2.16, unchanged on the day. "Last year was not a great year for our shareholders," Infratil chairman David Newman said at the annual meeting in Wellington yesterday. "If you owned $100 of shares on...

2008-06-19 15:00:24

By MOODY, Gary AN air of quiet resignation lay thicker than the fog that disrupted flights at Invercargill Airport yesterday morning, stranding about 100 people. Christchurch and Wellington airports were also closed, with two Air New Zealand flights from Christchurch intended for Invercargill not getting off the runway. Stewart Island Flights had a plane on the island that could not return to Invercargill, stranding six people temporarily. The Invercargill Airport terminal was...

2008-06-18 18:00:27

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT continues to profit from increased competition among domestic airlines. The number of domestic passengers passing through the airport was up 22 per cent in May, after the arrival of Pacific Blue late last year, which forced fares down, airport majority owner Infratil says in a market update. Wellington City Council owns the remaining one-third of the airport. Planes were on average flying 72.6 per cent full, slightly...

2008-06-17 15:00:38

Flights back to normal at Wellington Airport WELLINGTON, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Normal service resumed at Wellington Airport on Monday afternoon after heavy fog forced the cancellation of at least 30 flights stranding hundreds of travelers. A Wellington Airport spokeswoman said the airport was a lot quieter at 4 p.m. (0400 GMT), the New Zealand Press Association reported. Air New Zealand canceled 25 flights, with 800 passengers had to wait until the fog cleared just before 1 p.m. The...


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