Archive for March, 2011

Regulatory Standards Bill – Cabinet Paper Released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regulatory Standards Bill – Cabinet Paper Released Thursday, March 31 2011 Minister for Regulatory Reform Rodney Hide today released the Cabinet paper and minutes relating to the adoption of Regulatory Standards Bill – formerly the Regulatory Responsibility … Read more »

Women will suffer under unfair labour laws

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Changes to the Holidays Act and Employment Relations Act, effective from tomorrow, will discriminate against many women in the workforce, says Labour’s Women’s Affairs spokesperson Carol Beaumont. Read more »

AMEX gets onboard with BNZ anti-fraud technology

Press Release – BNZ

BNZ announced today that its patented protection mechanism for bank and credit cards has been approved for use on American Express cards from this week. BNZ invented and developed this world beating fraud prevention technology, called Liquid Encryption … Read more »

NZ wool carpets and rugs launched in US

Press Release – Wool Equities Limited

A “Waihi Valley” rug which forms part of the Just Shorn collection being launched this week in luxury US carpet and rug stores. Read more »

Capital gains tax and housing affordability

Press Release – National Distribution Union

Media Release: National Distribution Union Thursday March 31, 2011 Discussion on capital gains tax would make housing affordability inquiry more productive Political parties need to bite the bullet on capital gains taxes, the National Distribution … Read more »

Katene welcomes Ngai Tahu’s trade training idea

Press Release – The Maori Party

MEDIA STATEMENT Rahui Katene Maori Party MP for Te Tai Tonga (includes Christchurch) 31 March 2011 Katene welcomes Ngai Tahu’s trade training idea The Maori Party MP for Te Tai Tonga Rahui Katene will be putting all her support behind Ngai Tahu’s … Read more »

No fairness in workplace law changes

Press Release – EPMU

No fairness in workplace law changes that come into force tomorrow There is nothing fair in the new workplace law changes that will come into force tomorrow on 1 April, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU). Read more »

Kiwifruit shipment for Japan carries relief supplies

Press Release – Zespri

ZESPRI’s first shipment of kiwifruit to Japan from New Zealand for 2011 is carrying 30,000 thousand litres of packaged water for relief efforts, alongside around 500,000 trays of new season ZESPRI® GOLD kiwifruit. Read more »

Vensa Health appoints two key executives

Press Release – Vensa Health

Auckland, Thursday 31 March 2011 – Auckland-based mobile health provider Vensa Health today announced two key executive appointments. Cornelius Dirven has been appointed as National Sales Director and Anossis Oliveira as General Manager ICT. Read more »

Investment in IRL associate boon for high-tech manufacturing

Press Release – IRL

Investment in IRL associate boon for high-tech manufacturing IRL Chief Executive Shaun Coffey says the sale of a controlling stake in IRL associate company HTS-110 to Dunedin-based Scott Technology will enable HTS-110 to rapidly expand its already … Read more »

Coca-Cola Amatil Christchurch Announcement: Good News

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

Today’s announcement by Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) Ltd of a $15 million investment in a state of the art beverage production facility in Christchurch is good news for the Canterbury region, and New Zealand’s food and beverage manufacturing sector … Read more »

Dunne: First steps in B2B technology aid business

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Thursday, 31 March 2011 Media Statement Dunne: First steps in B2B technology aid business Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today that Inland Revenue is taking the first steps towards implementing new business-to-business (B2B) technology that … Read more »

Vodafone decision shows foresight and responsibility

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

31 March 2011 MEDIA STATEMENT Vodafone decision shows foresight and responsibility The decision by Vodafone to move jobs back to New Zealand shows foresight and responsibility, Labour’ Communications and IT spokesperson Clare Curran said today. “Vodafone … Read more »

Smart meters step into hot water power gap

Press Release – Arc Innovations

Smart meters step into hot water power gap Arc Innovation’s Smart Meters have proved themselves in the weeks following Christchurch’s killer magnitude 6.3 earthquake by powering up hot water cylinders to thousands of residents in a tenth of the time … Read more »

BBG’s Shand moves on

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – One of the country’s most experienced public relations operatives, Greg Shand, is leaving Baldwin Boyle Group, the Auckland-based consultancy that handles Fonterra’s communications and reputation management. Read more »

New resources for older drivers welcome, but uptake needed

Press Release – Automobile Association

Media Release: 31 March 2011 New resources for older drivers welcome, but uptake needed The AA is welcoming the NZ Transport Agency’s release of updated resources for older drivers today, but has concerns the information may not easily reach people. … Read more »

Contour Launches Connect View Card

Press Release – Contour

New Zealand, March 25, 2011 – Contour, the market leader in hands-free video cameras, has today released the ConnectView card and Viewfinder App for the ContourGPS. Read more »

Tagged juvenile tarakihi to teach us about nursery habitats

Press Release – NIWA

NIWA Media Release 31 March 2011 Tagged juvenile tarakihi to teach us about nursery habitats Read more »

Coca-Cola Committed To State Of The Art Operation

Press Release – Coca Cola Amatil

Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) Ltd has committed to building a state-of-the-art $15million bottle manufacturing and filling operation at its Woolston Plant in Christchurch. Read more »

New employment laws will lift business confidence and jobs

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The employment law changes starting from tomorrow will lift business confidence by encouraging the hiring of new staff, says David Lowe, Employment Services Manager for the Employers & Manufacturers Association. Read more »

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