Archive for February, 2012

Economic Development Minister can’t count

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National’s Steven Joyce was out by a factor of three in answering the most basic question on the current account deficit today, Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Cunliffe says. Read more »

Last Week’s Shallow Survey Conference in New Zealand

Press Release – Shallow Survey 2012 Conference

More than 200 hydrographic and marine charting experts and other scientists met last week (20-24 February) in Wellington, New Zealand, for the 6th International Shallow Survey Conference. The conference was hosted by LINZ, NIWA and GNS Science. Its principal … Read more »

Te Puia’s New Chief Executive Looking Forward To The Challen

Press Release – Destination Rotorua Marketing

Te Puia, New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, welcomed its new chief executive Tim Cossar on Tuesday who said he is looking forward to the challenge ahead and new beginnings. Read more »

Rotorua Heritage Building Complete After 104 Year Delay

Press Release – Destination Rotorua Marketing

Architectural materials have been flown in from all around the world to put the finishing touches on the Rotorua Museum more than a century after the building project first began. Read more »

HBRC supports potential study on fracking in Oil Exploration

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has put its support behind any potential study into hydraulic fracturing used in oil exploration. At its full council meeting today Council voted unanimously to request the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment to … Read more »

New ACC vocational rehabilitation service goes live

Press Release – Accident Compensation Corporation

A new and comprehensive ACC vocational rehabilitation service went live today (editor: Thursday 1 March 2012 ), bringing with it a clear focus on early rehabilitation for people to return to work following injury. Read more »

Australian workers extend helping hand to Ports of Auckland

Press Release – Maritime Union of New Zealand

Ports of Auckland workers received a massive boost today from Sydney, Australia, for their campaign for secure jobs. Read more »

Relationships Aotearoa announces new Chief Executive

Press Release – Relationships Aotearoa

The Board of Relationships Aotearoa has today announced the appointment of Fran Hoover as the organisation’s Chief Executive. Relationships Aotearoa, formerly known as Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga, is New Zealand’s largest counselling … Read more »

Kiwi NGOs encouraged to use technology to their advantage

Press Release – Microsoft New Zealand

While a few New Zealand NGOs have been quick to adopt new technology, lack of investment is inhibiting the majority of NGOs from reaching their potential, says Tina Reid, Executive Director of Social Development Partners, an organisation representing voluntary … Read more »

Citizens’ Select Committee to launch in Ohariu this Thursday

Press Release – Ohariu Citizens’ Select Committee

The community group Ohariu People’s Power is establishing a Citizens’ Select Committee this Thursday at a public meeting in Johnsonville. The committee will give the voters in the Ohariu electorate, and other New Zealanders, a voice as it examines the asset … Read more »

Metro GlassTech writes off $179.1M as lenders take control

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Metro GlassTech, the building glass manufacturer, wrote off $179.1 million as debts mounted, prompting its lenders to take over the company. Read more »

CTU supports a fair share for those who care

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

CTU President Helen Kelly said today that the CTU supports members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota (SFWU), who are going on strike tomorrow seeking a fair wage increase from Oceania. Read more »

Education Minister All Gloss No Substance

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Education Minister must listen to the concerns of parents and focus on the needs of children affected by revelations that ‘person A’ had been employed at their school, says Labour’s Education Spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta. Read more »

Exclusion zone around Rena reduced

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

In consultation with the appropriate authorities, Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Harbourmaster has directed that the exclusion zone around the MV Rena be reduced to two nautical miles. Read more »

Peters Accuses National of Selling SOEs Cheap

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has accused the Government of preparing to sell state-owned power stations at “scandalously” cheap prices to its mates in global markets. In Parliament today, Rt Hon Winston Peters questioned why the Finance Minister consistently undervalued … Read more »

Public Help Sought over Serious Crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are appealing to members of the public with information about a crash involving a Nissan Skyline last evening on the North Western Motorway. The Waitematā Serious Crash Unit are seeking witnesses who may have observed the movements of the white … Read more »

‘Home Health Check Month’ begins tomorrow

Press Release – Homestar

This March, New Zealanders will be encouraged to check the health of their home and receive an action plan for how to make improvements that will make their homes warmer, healthier, more comfortable and cost-efficient. Read more »

Police, Federated Farmers Gisborne-Wairoa to combat rustlers

Press Release – Federated Farmers

To combat rural crime and stock rustling, a recent meeting in Gisborne was an important step forward in Federated Farmers and the Police’s collaborative approach. Read more »

Charities and Churches Line Up to Grab State Assets

Press Release – Tamaki Housing Group

The lollie scramble between the property developers, vested interest trusts, charities and churches versus the state house tenants (who have a legal right to live in peace and quiet enjoyment) has transformed our once livable community (Tamaki) into a ugly … Read more »

Harvey Norman’s NZ 1H earnings fall on weak retailing

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Harvey Norman, Australia’s largest electrical goods retailer, said sales and operating earnings fell in New Zealand in the first half, reflecting a combination of natural disasters and the “challenging retail climate.” Read more »

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