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NZ Flying Doctor Service Launches New Plane On 25th Anniversary

Press Release – NZ Flying Doctor

The New Zealand Flying Doctor service has come a long way since first taking to the skies 25 years ago, and today in Christchurch it officially unveiled a new specialist medical aircraft to add much-needed critical care capacity. The new plane was welcomed … Read more »

Pacific Green Builds Out Senior Management Team Appointing Xavier Lara As Senior VP, Concentrated Solar Power

Press Release – ACN Newswire

Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “PGTK”, (OTCQB:PGTK)) announces the appointment of Xavier Lara as Senior Vice President, Concentrated Solar Power, effective October 26, 2020. Xavier is one of the pre-eminent experts in the … Read more »

Malicious Computer Virus Targeting New Zealanders

Press Release – CERT NZ

CERT NZ, the government agency which supports organisations and individuals affected by cyber security incidents, says a recent surge of increasingly sophisticated malware attacks is affecting everyday New Zealanders as well as large organisations. The … Read more »

Kāpiti Chamber Elects New Board, And Co-Chairs For 2021

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

The Kpiti Chamber has elected a new board for 2021 with Co-Chairs Monique Leith and Jacinda Thorn sharing leadership of the Chamber as it looks to grow and continue support for local business through Covid-19. Jacinda Thorn Monique Leith Monique … Read more »

Greater Coastal Erosion Protection On The Way For SH1 At Katiki Beach, North Otago

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has awarded a $3 million contract for work to manage coastal erosion affecting State Highway 1 alongside Katiki Beach, North Otago. The contract has been awarded to Downer NZ. The beach is north of Palmerston and Shag … Read more »

Re-introducing LVRs: “like Deja Vu All Over Again”

Press Release – QV Valuations

Re-introducing loan-to-value ratios (LVRs) to cool New Zealands overheated property market would be like dj vu all over again, according to Quotable Value general manager David Nagel. He paraphrased legendary baseball catcher Yogi Berra … Read more »

$40 Million COVID-19 Fund Opens

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs has announced a new lottery fund worth $40 million has opened, focusing on community and social initiatives following COVID-19. Clare Toufexis, General Manager Hpai Hapori says the fund will support … Read more »

Traffic Lights Signal Completion Of SH1/Tarewa Road Upgrade

Press Release – NZTA

The upgraded intersection on State Highway 1 at Tarewa Road will be fully open to traffic on Monday, 2 November, completing the last of six Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency projects to improve SH1 through Whangrei. The traffic lights will be switched … Read more »

Public Need To Know When Broadcasting Standards For Alcohol Have Been Breached

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch welcomes the decision from the Broadcasting Standards Authority to uphold our complaint regarding a MediaWorks radio station broadcast that advocated excessive alcohol consumption. Whilst MediaWorks conceded the broadcast in April … Read more »

Centrapay Partners With Verifone To Launch New NZ Payment Service

Press Release – Centrapay

Centrapay is partnering with Verifone to deliver a new contactless payment platform that removes the per transaction fee businesses in New Zealand typically pay. Read more »

Local Creatives Supported Through Whanganui & Partners’ Amplify Grants

Press Release – Whanganui and Partners

Five local creatives have received funding in the inaugural round of Amplify Grants, an initiative from Whanganui & Partners. The funding is intended to support the equipment and technology creatives need to take their work to the next level. … Read more »

Nearly 1,000 More Big Businesses Now Than Two Decades Ago – Media Release

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

There are now 2,690 big businesses in New Zealand employing more than 100 staff nearly 1,000 or 58 percent more than 20 years ago, Stats NZ said today. Over the 20 years to February 2020, the total number of enterprises in New Zealand increased … Read more »