Archive for February, 2013

Manurewa: Serious Crash – Bus collides with car, tree

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a Serious Crash that occurred at about 3.15pm on Hill Road Manurewa. Read more »

Containers Contribute to Strong Start of Year

Press Release – Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has continued its strong performance for the first six months of the 2012/2013 financial year, with revenue increasing to $54.2 million (up 4.5% on the same period last financial year) and Profit after taxation … Read more »

Recovery of native fish in Zealandia

Press Release – Zealandia

Another step on the way to restoring Wellingtons Zealandia, as closely as possible, to its pre-human state has been achieved with the eradication of introduced fish from its upper waterways. Read more »

Council successfully prosecutes illegal brothel owner

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

The Christchurch City Council has successfully prosecuted the owner of an illegal brothel that was located in Churchill Street, Christchurch. Read more »

A-G report shows no plan for foot and mouth

Press Release – Green Party

The Auditor-Generals report shows that the Government has not been treating biosecurity seriously enough and has been trying to do it on the cheap, the Green Party said today. Read more »

TVNZ Half Year On Track

Press Release – Television New Zealand

TVNZ is on track at the half year point to meet its full year Statement of Intent forecast. Read more »

Chapman Tripp applauds RMA overhaul, Forest & Bird alarmed

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The law firm that hosted Environment Minister Amy Adams’s launch of a government discussion paper on reform to the Resource Management Act has praised the initiatives, saying they are not before time. Read more »

Minister Welcomes Biosecurity Report

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 28 February 2013 Media Statement Minister Welcomes Biosecurity Report Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has welcomed a report from the Auditor-General into biosecurity incursions, and says … Read more »

Provincial Hospitals In Nats Firing Line Again

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders should be very wary of any moves by the Government to review services at provincial hospitals, given the underhand way Health Minister Tony Ryall has introduced changes at Blenheims Wairau Hospital in Blenheim, Labours Health … Read more »

Govt Releases PwC Report On Pay Period 24

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce today released the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report for Pay Period 24 of the schools payroll. Read more »

S&P warns of risk NZ property market over-heating

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s banking system is at risk from property prices overheating if the country’s exports stop being worth so much or the kiwi dollar falls out of bed, says the international credit rating agency, Standard & Poor’s. Read more »

Leaked Memo Blames Government For Civilianisation

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Phil GOFF Labour Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence Spokesman 28 February 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT Leaked Memo Blames Government For Civilianisation A leaked memo from the Chief of Defence Force places responsibility for record attrition and low morale … Read more »

EECA Business To Help Auckland Airport Achieve Energy Vision

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport today signed up to the EECA BUSINESS Energy Management Programme, with EECA Programme partner ECOsystems, to help it achieve a 20% reduction in energy use per passenger by 2020. Read more »

Wind Farm Installed In Central Wellington

Press Release – Generation Zero

Today at midday, young campaigners set up a mock 16-turbine wind farm at Midland Park in Wellington, handed out flyers and chatted with passersby about New Zealands opportunities for a clean energy future. Read more »

Good For Marlborough, Good For New Zealand

Press Release – Aquaculture New Zealand

The EPA Board of Inquirys (BOI) final determination will enable New Zealand King Salmon to deliver long-term benefits to the region, the community and the national economy. Read more »

Procter & Gamble: 175 Years With New Focus On Brand Heritage

Press Release – Proctor and Gamble

With an enviable consumer base of more than 4.6 billion people around the world, Procter & Gamble (P&G) celebrates 175 years of business this year, securing its position as one of the oldest companies in the world. Read more »

New Contact Centre Operator Brings Jobs And Economic Growth

Press Release – Grow Wellington

Wellington has scored an early year economic win with Contact Centres Australia (CAA) opening their first New Zealand contact centre in the CBD early in March. Read more »

RMA reforms must balance efficiency with local democracy

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Planning and resource consent processes need to be streamlined but without compromising public participation and local decision-making by elected representatives, the President of Local Government New Zealand, Lawrence Yule, said today. Read more »

Government Has No Plans to Stop Electricity Price Gouging

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says National has no plans to halt the escalation of electricity prices which are destined to increase at a faster rate once the Government starts selling off its state-owned power companies. Read more »

135 health and safety inspectors have to reapply for jobs

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is warning that a major restructuring of health and safety inspectors risks creating an inspector shortfall. All 135 health and safety inspectors within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment have been told … Read more »

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