Archive for April, 2013

Pesticides Not to Blame For Bee Deaths

Press Release – Agcarm

Europes decision to ban neonicotinoids is another example of politicians making decisions meant for regulators. Pesticides have been blamed for a decline in bee health despite a lack of scientific proof. Read more »

Leaders Forum backs safety Taskforce report

Press Release – Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

The report of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety offers ways to fix New Zealands broken workplace safety system, says Julian Hughes, Executive Director of the Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum. Read more »

Summerset holder Quadrant promises exit will be ‘orderly’

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Summerset Group shareholder Quadrant Private Equity has promised an orderly exit from the retirement village operator if and when it decides to sell its 37.2 percent stake. Read more »

PSA welcomes extra funding for aged care and dementia

Press Release – Public Service Association

The extra $70 million for aged care and dementia announced by the Government today will not resolve the problem of serious underfunding of home support services but its a welcome addition, says the Public Service Association. Read more »

First Autumn Waikato HomeXPO a win win

Press Release – Waikato HomeXPO

Business was brisk at the first Waikato HomeXPO. The nearly 15,000 thousand visitors were quick to snap up great deals for building, renovating and a diverse range of home improvements over the three day event. Read more »

PSA welcomes overdue health and safety reform

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pkenga Here Tikanga Mahi welcomes the release of a report from the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety but urges the government to get on with it. Read more »

Summerset on track to meet 2013 build target

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Summerset Group, the retirement village operator and developer, is on track to meet its build target this year, and sees growth opportunities in aged care services to complement its apartments and villas. Read more »

Dementia funding too little and too late

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

The Service and Food Workers Union says todays announcement of an additional $70 million for aged care services in the 2013 Budget is too little too late. Read more »

MitoQ, The Anti-aging Skin Cream with World-leading Science

Press Release – MitoQ

Positioning a new anti-aging skin cream containing the worlds most powerful biological anti-oxidant and using a purely digital sales strategy is not an easy path to take. Read more »

onterra Confirms Supply Offer Dates

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today confirmed that a Supply Offer enabling farmer shareholders to sell the economic rights of some of their shares will open on 2 May and close at 5pm on 23 May. Read more »

Women on equal footing in electricity sector

Press Release – Northpower

Two former Northland women have become the first in New Zealand to qualify as cable jointers in the electricity sector. Read more »

Pokie takings down

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Gaming machine expenditure in the countrys 1367 pubs and clubs in the first three months of 2013 dropped 10 per cent on the takings for the last three months of 2012. Read more »

John Milne struck off roll of barristers and solicitors

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that John Milne be struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors. Read more »

Innovation, Connection, Education to Drive Capital’s Future

Press Release – Celia Wade-Brown

Todays release of the Governments Regional Economic Activity Report has confirmed Wellingtons economy is on the right track, with real opportunities for increased low-carbon prosperity ahead. The report collates a wide range of data across the … Read more »

Who is New Zealand’s Best Chip Shop?

Press Release – The Chip Group

Entries are open and New Zealand chip shops are going head to head as they vie to be crowned champion of the 2013 Best Chip Shop Competition. Read more »

Local Company Launches Home-grown Cloud Application

Press Release – iDt Group

Today New Zealand company iDt Group announced the launch of Biotime, a new cloud Time and Attendance solution developed by the company to specifically cater for the needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs). Read more »

Bank Stocks Improve At the Expense of Large Retailers

Opinion – CMC Markets

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Training and Career Pathways on show at Career Expos

Press Release – Careers Expo

The 2013 Careers Expo is forecasting the attendance of 50,000 students, at four regional locations it is New Zealands largest careers, employment and tertiary education event. Read more »

Labour-Greens policy far down list of MRP’s biggest worries

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Wellington institutional broking firm Woodward Partners ranks the risks to MightyRiverPower of the Labour and Green parties’ new electricity policy as moderate, and far lower than many other risks the company faces. Read more »

Auckland Airport Performing Well

Press Release – NZ Airports

Todays release by the Commerce Commission of its draft report into information disclosure by Auckland International Airport demonstrates that airports are continuing to deliver for travellers and New Zealand, said airports association chief executive … Read more »

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