Archive for July, 2011

On Q+A, Marae Investigates & Sunday this weekend

Press Release – TVNZ

Q+A features leading scientists Robert, Lord Winston and Sir Peter Gluckman on protecting our most vulnerable children this Sunday. Following the government’s controversial green paper this week, we’ll ask what can be done in those early years and what … Read more »

Leaky Homes Package to drive up building costs

Press Release – Adina Thorn

Higher building costs will be an inevitable consequence of the government’s new leaky home financial assistance package says leading lawyer Adina Thorn. Read more »

Will Soaring Oil Prices Kill Our Recovery?

Press Release – Max Bowden

There have been some interesting developments on the business costs front in the past few days, none of them good. Read more »

High Court throws out DNZ’s bid to force Argosy meeting

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – The High Court in Auckland has thrown out a bid by property investor DNZ Property Fund Ltd. to force a special meeting for Argosy Property Trust unitholders to vote on dumping the ANZ Bank-owned manager. Read more »

Training review timely

Press Release – Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ welcomes the Government’s decision to review industry training. Employers will support further scrutiny of the performance of this sector, says BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly. Read more »

BLIS Technologies Achieves a Major International Milestone

Press Release – BLIS Technologies

Dunedin based biotechnology company, BLIS Technologies Ltd (NZX: BLT) advised shareholders at its Annual General Meeting that it has achieved a significant company milestone today with its oral probiotic called BLIS K12 by obtaining GRAS status, which now … Read more »

Thomson Reuters Asia IBScorecard, July 28 2011

Press Release – Thomson Reuters

Taiwanese steelmaker China Steel Corp., has listed a global depository receipt of US$744 million, the largest of its kind so far this year. Asia GDR issuance has soared 13x to the highest level since 2007, increasing from only US$122 million at this … Read more »

1Cover Travel Insurance Ensures Local Job Opportunities

Press Release – 1Cover

After an impressive year of growth, 1Cover Travel Insurance today announced that they intend to support the local jobs market, appointing a new marketing and partnership manager, Zoe Macfarlane. Managing Director, Eddie Feltham said record sales had sealed … Read more »

Adapto Limited – Helping Companies Reduce Their ACC Levies

Press Release – Pure Seo

ACC has this week started to inform employers what the effect of experience rating is on their ACC levies for 2011/12. The ramifications of this for companies that suffer more significant injuries than their industry average, is that they will have … Read more »

New phone service a major step forward

Press Release – National Foundation for the Deaf

The new captioned phone service as announced by Minister Steven Joyce will bring the telephone back to thousands of New Zealanders whose hearing has forced them into isolation. Read more »

Auckland Airport welcomes new Korean Air services

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport welcomes the announcement that Korean Air will increase the frequency of flights between Auckland and Seoul for the peak season. To cater for higher demand over the summer season, Korean Air has confirmed that it will increase its Auckland … Read more »

Simpl steams ahead with new CEO

Press Release – Simpl New Zealand

New Zealand software company The Simpl Group has appointed IT veteran Verdon Kelliher as its new CEO. From 1 October, Verdon will succeed CEO and Founder Bennett Medary, who will remain with the company as Executive Chair. Read more »

Age change alone won’t save young drivers

Press Release – Automobile Association

More time behind the wheel rather than physical age is the most important thing for improving the safety of learner drivers, says the AA. While the learner licence age increasing from 15 to 16 on August 1 is likely to bring about a slight improvement … Read more »

Pacific Edge to raise $21M for US laboratory, market push

Article – BusinessDesk

Pacific Edge to raise $21 mln for US laboratory, expansion into world’s biggest market Read more »

Electricity Retailer Brings Cheaper Power to the People

Press Release – Pulse

Talla Burn Generation Limited’s privately developed and owned run of river hydro-electric scheme, which will provide local Central Otago residents a cheaper power option, officially opens today (Friday 29 July) with Finance Minister Bill English switching … Read more »

Regional Winners to Compete for Young Viticulturist Title

Press Release – Markham’s

The finalists have been found and now the country’s best and brightest young viticulturists are swatting up their theory and practicing their skills in anticipation of the national Markhams Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition being held in Auckland on 27 … Read more »

InternetNZ announces election results; awards Fellowships

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased to announce results of this year’s InternetNZ Council elections and the appointment of three new InternetNZ Fellows. Read more »

Ding Ding! Prepare to keep safe around Auckland trams

Press Release – Waterfront Auckland

With the installation of tram tracks now complete and operational testing about to begin within Wynyard Quarter, Waterfront Auckland is encouraging cyclists, pedestrians and motorists working in and visiting the area to be vigilant and keep themselves … Read more »

Auckland Traffic Bulletin 31 July – 6 August 2011

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 5 August. Read more »

Damage to second kiosk restricts toll road service

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers using the Northern Gateway Toll Road on State Highway 1 north of Auckland that the remaining manual payment kiosk at Puhoi was destroyed overnight, and there is a restricted service operating for drivers wanting … Read more »

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