Archive for July, 2012

Quake Outcasts Rallying Ordinary Citizens for Support

Press Release – Quake Outcasts

Christchurch, New Zealand- Quake Outcasts, a group of homeowners in the infamous residential red zones is rallying ordinary citizens for support with its first airing of radio public announcements and the launch of a brand new informational web site. Read more »

Kiwirail Privatisation in Full Swing

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Brendan Horan MP Spokesperson for Christchurch Earthquake Issues 31 July 2012 Kiwirail Privatisation in Full Swing Despite Government Denials New Zealand First is asking the Government to reveal the full extent of its plans to privatise KiwiRail which … Read more »

Pike River Coal Ltd – one health and safety charge withdrawn

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MEDIA RELEASE 31 July 2012 Pike River Coal Ltd – one health and safety charge withdrawn One of the ten charges laid against Pike River Coal Ltd (In Receivership) over the explosion which killed 29 miners has been withdrawn. The Ministry of Business, Innovation … Read more »

Gulf In Employee And Employer Pay Rise Expectations

Press Release – Hays Recruitment

The gulf between employee and employer pay rise expectations continues to widen, says recruiting experts Hays. Read more »

Investor confidence slips on Greece

Press Release – ASB Bank

Media Release Investor confidence slips on Greece • Investor Confidence dips amid a looming crisis in Europe • Investors flock to caution with Term Deposits returning as the most popular investment • Aucklanders’ love affair with rental property … Read more »

Space Colony Plan Seeks Participation from New Zealand

Press Release – Space Colony Earth

Naperville, IL, USA – “We need people from New Zealand to join us in this mission,” said Steve Lynch, founder and CEO. “Without them, we may overlook critical information relative to that country.” Read more »

The digital dilemma casting a long shadow

Press Release – PwC

New Zealand’s entertainment and media market is now showing signs it’s beginning to embrace the new ways New Zealanders wish to consume entertainment and media content. That’s the sentiment revealed in the second edition of PwC New Zealand’s entertainment … Read more »

Fonterra’s ex-chief Andrew Ferrier to chair NZTE

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government has secured the services of Andrew Ferrier, the former chief executive of Fonterra Cooperative Group, the country’s only multi-national company of global scale, to chair the board of New Zealand Trade … Read more »

Elworthy-managed fund spends $2M on Gisborne land

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Craigmore Forestry Fund, which is managed by Forbes Elworthy’s Craigmore Sustainables, paid $2 million for 511 hectares land it wants to convert into forestry, as it looks to build plantations down the east coast of the North … Read more »

Auckland Zoo scoops gold for Te Wao Nui in landscape awards

Press Release – Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo’s curator of horticulture, Hugo Baynes, has won Landscaping New Zealand’s supreme award in the 2012 Landscapes of Distinction Awards for the NZ precinct, Te Wao Nui – the Zoo’s largest ever project. Read more »

Former Fonterra CEO to chair NZTE Board

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced the appointment of Andrew Ferrier to the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Board. Read more »

Kiwi exporters to India need ‘super-granular’ approach

Article – BusinessDesk

Would-be kiwi exporters to India need ‘super-granular’ approach, ANZ Bank’s local chief says Read more »

UN commends NZ women’s progress, more to be done

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has commended New Zealand for having the fundamentals in place for the continuing advancement of women, Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew … Read more »

Ravensdown first fertiliser company to break billion dollars

Press Release – Ravensdown

Ravensdown, the 100% farmer-owned co-operative, has become the first NZ fertiliser company to surpass a billion dollars in revenue. The co-operative also helped shield shareholders from world price volatility for imports such as urea for a large part … Read more »

Christchurch launch of Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal

Press Release – Canterbury DHB

The 2012 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal kicks off this week raising money for children’s wards around New Zealand. In Christchurch the appeal will be launched at Countdown, Hornby, on Thursday August 2 and media are invited to attend. Read more »

NZ business confidence edges higher in July: National Bank

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence edged higher in July, led by employment and investment intentions as concerns over European’s debt crisis eased. Read more »

‘People Sustainability’ on the agenda in a new Share Market

Press Release – Business and Community Shares

A new Share Market in New Zealand is to be launched and it’s not the financial brokers that will rule this one. It’s for NZ business and community leaders and these shares won’t be as volatile as the stock exchange. Read more »

Kiwis’ finance fears may spark debt spiral

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Action is needed now after new figures show a third of Kiwi families fear they will be unable to pay their debts in the next year, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

Pike River Royal Commission Not To Reconvene Public Hearings

Press Release – Pike River Royal Commission

The Royal Commission on the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy has decided not to reconvene its public hearings. Counsel for certain former directors and officers of Pike River Coal Ltd had applied to reconvene the Phase Three hearings that examined “What … Read more »

Bob Francis appointed to Capital & Coast DHB

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced Wairarapa DHB Chair Bob Francis has been appointed as a member of the Capital & Coast District Health Board (DHB). “Mr Francis has a strong background in business and governance, together with extensive community … Read more »

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