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Ōpōtiki And Whakatōhea To Benefit From Harbour Development

Press Release – Whakatohea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust

TAURANGA, Friday 28th February 2020: It was announced today that ptiki will benefit from a $79.4m investment from the Crowns Infrastructure Fund to develop the ptiki harbour. The development of the harbour will enable large scale commercial … Read more »

Government Boost For Domestic Tourism

Press Release – Regional Tourism NZ

Regions worst hit by the drop off in Chinese visitors as a result of the Coronavirus will benefit from a one-off funding boost aimed at stimulating domestic travel. The Government has signed off on a $1 million fund available to key regions most affected … Read more »

KiwiRail Holds Revenue Line And Builds Foundation For Growth

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail’s result for the half year to December 2019 reflects a solid performance despite a challenging business environment. KiwiRail Group Chief Executive Greg Miller says: “Our reported revenue for the half year was $333.6 million, up $4.8 million … Read more »

Hamilton Leading Smart City Conversation

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

National and international Smart City leaders will descend on Hamilton next week as part of a two-day showcase of technology and innovation. Hamilton City Council, along with CultivateIT and Te Waka, is proud to be supporting next weeks Waikato … Read more »

Agriculture Minister Declares Adverse Event For Waikato Primary Sector

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor has today classified the drought conditions in Waikato and South Auckland as an adverse event for the primary sector, unlocking $80,000 in Government support for farmers and growers. This is recognition that … Read more »

Accenture Acquires Boutique Australian Consultancy AlphaBeta Advisors

Press Release – Accenture

SYDNEY, Australia; Feb 28, 2020 Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired AlphaBeta Advisors, a privately held Australian consultancy that combines business strategy, data analytics and econometrics to advise leading organisations on how to respond … Read more »

Unite Against Fascism In India

Press Release – Migrant Workers Association

The people of India have been holding mass protests all over India ever since the anti Muslim and anti working class Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was enacted into law on 12 December 2019. The state has made many attempts to suppress the rising … Read more »

.nz Wholesale Domain Fee Change Announced

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ has announced that .nz wholesale domain fees will change from $1.25/month to $1.50/month. The change will be applied to newly created and renewed domains beginning 1 June 2020. Chief executive Jordan Carter says the change offers a modest but much … Read more »

New Research Aims To Reduce NZ’s High Rate Of Work-related Illness

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Every year, 750 to 900 New Zealanders die prematurely due to work-related illness, yet little is known about the effectiveness of workplace interventions to address these health issues. WorkSafe New Zealand and the Health Research Council … Read more »

Big Week For Eastern Bay Of Plenty EMA Members

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

A $100 million infrastructure injection has completed a transformational week for the Eastern Bay of Plenty, with Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones ending the week by announcing $79.4 million for a new port facility in Opotiki. The region celebrated … Read more »

Eastern Bay To Boom Following PGF Funding

Press Release – TOI EDA

This week  has seen three separate funding announcements in the eastern Bay of Plenty through the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF). Taken together, Toi EDA Chair, David Turner, said it represented an opportunity to make an intergenerational transformation … Read more »

Employers Urged To Register For Road Safety Week And Step Up For Safe Streets

Press Release – Brake NZ

Employers are encouraged to sign up for Road Safety Week 2020 (4-10 May), and join hundreds of communities, schools and organisations running activities to raise awareness of road safety issues. Brake, the road safety charity, which coordinates the event, … Read more »