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NZ’s first Zero Energy House leads move to end power bills

Press Release – SolarCity

Intelligent Roof on NZ’s first Zero Energy House leads move to end power bills

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Key Notes: Delivering better public services

Press Release – New Zealand Government

On Monday, I announced the targets that I expect our public service to deliver for New Zealanders over the next five years. These targets are specific and measurable, which means we’ll be able to show you how we’re doing against each one. We’ll report … Read more »

NZ-Japan to update double tax agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Friday 29 June 2012 Media Statement NZ-Japan to update double tax agreement Revenue Minister Peter Dunne today welcomed the agreement in principle to a new double tax agreement between New Zealand and Japan. “This is a very positive step towards … Read more »

Vector goes to highest court on pricing regulation

Article – BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – Vector will take its fight against the Commerce Commission’s approach to regulating monopoly electricity and gas pricing to the Supreme Court, after losing in the Court of Appeal in a dispute about the factors required for calculating … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ share mixed; ANZ, Westpac rise on EU aid

Article – BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares fell, trimming the NZX 50 Index’s gain in the second quarter to 3.1 percent as investors were yet again looking to Europe for signs of progress in tackling its debt crisis. Australian lenders Westpac and … Read more »

IG Markets – Afternoon Thoughts

Press Release – Alastair Thompson

IG Markets – Afternoon Thoughts Across Asia, regional markets are mostly firmer, following on from the last hour rally on Wall Street and some positive breaking news out of the EU Summit. The Hang Seng is the region’s best performer, stronger by … Read more »

NZ dollar jumps after EU leaders agree on bank rescue

Article – BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar surged after European leaders agreed to use the euro-zone’s bailout fund to support Spain’s bank sector at a two-day summit in Brussels, easing concerns that the region’s debt crisis is spreading. Read more »

DDSIT add heavyweight project manager to team

Press Release – DDSIT

Gerda Williams has moved from Dimension Data to join IT service provider DDSIT. Williams has 18 years’ experience in Project Management including the delivery of Auckland Transition Agency IT Programme of Work and the IT PMO at Auckland Council. Read more »

Cuisine editor wins supreme award

Press Release – Fairfax Magazines

Fairfax Magazines raises a glass to Cuisine editor Sarah Nicholson who won Supreme Editor of the Year at last night’s annual magazine awards. The Magazine Awards 2012 were held on Thursday 28 June at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, attended by … Read more »

High seas close vehicle access to Red Rocks

Press Release – Wellington City Council

The high seas that pummelled Wellington’s South Coast overnight have caused the closure of part of the vehicle access track to Red Rocks (Pari-whero). Parts of the track, past the first community of baches, have been washed away and it is very dangerous … Read more »

Minister Should Front Up Over Whānau Ora Funding – Peters

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on Whānau Ora Minister Tariana Turia to reveal all she knows about serious financial irregularities at Te Roopu Whakaruruhau o Ngā Wahine Māori Women’s Refuge in Palmerston North. Read more »

Chasm Track closed for extreme makeover

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation will close the Chasm Track from Monday 2 July to Sunday 30 September to undertake a major makeover of Track. The 50 year old track, on the road to Milford Sound attracts over 400,000 visitors each year is due for a major … Read more »

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