Archive for April, 2010

Large NZ users face compulsory water metering

Article – Businesswire

April 30 (BusinessWire) – Any water user taking more than 5 litres per second will have to instal water meters and record their useage, Environment Minister Nick Smith announced tonight. Read more »


Article – Businesswire

April 30 (BusinessWire) – This week’s announcements on securities law reform by Commerce Minister Simon Power are profound for New Zealand capital markets after years of serial failure by both the makers and enforcers of laws to protect the gullible from … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; APT, ING, KMD up

Article – Businesswire

April 30 (BusinessWire) – New Zealand shares rose, rounding out a monthly gain of 1.1%, as stronger U.S. earnings and economic data, and abating fears of a meltdown in Greece gave investors more appetite for shares. AMP NZ Office Trust led gains … Read more »

RPC falls short of cash to top up escrow account

Article – Businesswire

Rural Portfolio falls short of cash to top up escrow account, can’t meet payments Read more »

Shore Home to New Auckland Traffic Management Unit

Press Release – North Shore City Council

After much planning and preparation, Auckland ’s new Traffic Operations Centre has gone live at its new home at Smales Farm Technology Park on the North Shore. Read more »

Nakedbus offers free buses to MPs to cut perks

Press Release –

From tomorrow [Saturday 1 May 2010] all MPs will be able to travel free-of-charge on any nakedbus route. Read more »

CEO gets $3million, workers get nothing

Press Release – Unite Union

Unite, the union that represents over a hundred workers in JB HiFi, will be holding a protest outside the Australian owned company’s flagship stores in Queen Street, Auckland, tomorrow at 1pm and wellington at 12 noon. The pickets are part of a Global … Read more »

Ecoya IPO Raises $10.1 Million Shares list

Press Release – Ecoya Ltd

The Ecoya IPO offer has closed fully subscribed just above the target level at $10.1 million. Read more »

Rakaia-Selwyn irrigators encouraged to meter

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Water users in the Rakaia-Selwyn area are being encouraged to get started on installing water meters or risk running out of time before the deadline in September this year. Read more »

Ecoya IPO gets over the line as Bakery chips in

Article – Businesswire

Ecoya’s $10.1 mln IPO gets over the line with help from underwrite by the Bakery Read more »

Registered Master Builders Predictions Confirmed

Press Release – Registered Master Builders Federation

The Registered Master Builders Federation (RMBF) says that the figures released today by Statistics New Zealand confirm their own predictions last month that the recovery being experienced in the new housing sector, was unlikely to be sustained in the … Read more »

Rakaia-Selwyn irrigators to get on with metering

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Water users in the Rakaia-Selwyn area are being encouraged to get started on installing water meters or risk running out of time before the deadline in September this year. Read more »

Henare calls for Prostitution Reform Act amendment

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

West Auckland National MP Tau Henare is calling for an urgent amendment to the Prostitution Reform Act 2003. Read more »

Minister congratulates radio awards winners

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today extended his congratulations to all the winners of the 2010 New Zealand Radio Awards. Read more »

Flooding: Kingston & Glenorchy Brief

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Two homes have been evacuated at the lower end of Cornwall Street, Kingston. One, due to flooding, the other because of septic tank issues. The public toilets have been closed and the playground is under water. Kent Street is single lane. At Glenorchy … Read more »

Carbon market wide open to doubtful deals

Press Release – Carbon News

Some small forestry investors have been hit by fly-by-night operators in the new carbon market, Carbon News reports today. Read more »

Government blocks probe into industrial law change

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The decision by the Industrial Relations Select Committee to dismiss a petition to review the Employment Relations Amendment Act is a blow for Kiwi workers, Labour’s Darien Fenton said today. Read more »

Free Lyttelton Harbour Cruise

Press Release – Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) is giving Christchurch people the chance for an inside look at its operations with one of its popular free harbour cruises on the historic tug “Lyttelton’. Read more »

First companies sign Emergency Calling Code

Press Release – Telecommunication Carriers’ Forum

Telecom, TelstraClear and Vodafone have signed the Emergency Calling Code developed by the Telecommunications Carriers’ Forum (TCF) to make sure that 111 calls are reliably delivered. Read more »

Financial adviser process well underway

Press Release – Ministry of Economic Development

Financial advisers now have until 30 June 2011 to comply with the various steps required to become authorised to do business but must still be registered (and apply for authorisation) by 1 December. Read more »

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