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Archive for November, 2012

Whelan guilty of SFO charges

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

Mark James Whelan has entered guilty pleas to 66 charges in the Auckland District Court today in relation to a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation. Read more »

Welfare reforms given big thumbs down

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s big-stick welfare reforms, similar to the much criticised UK model, look set to inflict even more hardship on thousands of Kiwis, Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says. Read more »

Key Notes: Celebrating The Hobbit

Column – New Zealand National Party

The Hobbit premiere; Cambodia and Myanmar visit; Delivering progress in health; Upcoming events Read more »

Local Government Bill passes, but funding must be next

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the passage of the Local Government Act Amendment Bill, but more must be done to contain and reduce the rates burden, Federated Farmers local government spokesperson Katie Milne says. Read more »

Heartland sees flat profit in 2013, announces special divvy

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Heartland New Zealand, which expects to hear back on its banking licence application before Christmas, sees flat profit in the 2013 financial year, and has announced a pre-Christmas special dividend. Read more »

Heartland sees flat profit in 2013, announces special divvy

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Heartland New Zealand, which expects to hear back on its banking licence application before Christmas, sees flat profit in the 2013 financial year, and has announced a pre-Christmas special dividend. Read more »

CORRECTION US investors pour $82M into Xero

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Two American investors have increased their interest in cloud accounting software provider Xero by a total of $82 million, of which $60 million is newly issued capital and $22 million is to purchase of shares from its three largest … Read more »

Snow Farm Handed To Community

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

A small but significant ceremony took place at 5000 feet above sea level today to mark the handing over of New Zealand’s only dedicated cross country ski are to the community, Queenstown Lakes District Council community general manager Paul Wilson … Read more »

NZ’s only drug giant, Douglas Pharma, to stay locally owned

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Douglas Pharmaceuticals, a New Zealand-owned generic drug manufacturer serving local and export markets, is to stay in family ownership after testing the market, following numerous approaches from would-be buyers. Read more »

Groser to attend climate talks in Qatar

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Climate Change Minister Tim Groser departs tomorrow for the 18th ministerial climate change conference to be held in Doha, Qatar under the UN Convention on Climate Change. Read more »

Hotel and apartments to give financial benefits to Dunedin

Press Release – Betterways

The proponents of a five-star hotel and apartment building on the Dunedin waterfront say it would deliver “significant” economic and financial benefits to the city. This week Dunedin City Council is meeting ratepayers to discuss proposals to stop … Read more »

Environment Canterbury endorses transport statement

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

At a council meeting today Environment Canterbury became the second of the Urban Development Strategy partners to endorse the Greater Christchurch Transport Statement with Commissioners agreeing to sign the statement of intent. Read more »

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