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Archive for June, 2013

Update on NZ Convention Centre negotiations

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government and SkyCity Entertainment Group have extended to Friday, 5 July the timeframe for negotiation of the final agreement to design, build and operate the $402 million New Zealand International Convention Centre. Read more »

KiwiSaver funds easier to compare

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New KiwiSaver disclosure rules giving New Zealanders better information to compare Kiwisaver funds come into force tomorrow says Commerce Minister Craig Foss. Read more »

No smart meters without regulation

Press Release – Domestic Energy Users Network

NZs electricity is more expensive, less reliable and more environmentally damaging than it should be. The reason is that electricity retailers have developped smart-meter technology to serve their own ends. Read more »

Q+A: Jessica Mutch Interviews Gerry Brownlee

Press Release – TVNZ

There are 2 National Land Transport Fund programmes that will be in the intervening time before, say, the rail link. What we have said, of course, is that those other 5 very significant roading projects that we want to bring forward. Read more »

KiwiSaver first home buyer stats soar

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The number of first home buyers using KiwiSaver to get onto the first rung of the property ladder has increased seven fold over the past 2 years, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced on KiwiSavers 6th birthday. Read more »

Leave GMO regulation to government, not councils

Press Release – Federated Farmers

With some councils trying to regulate genetically modified organisms, Federated Farmers is backing a move by the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Amy Adams, to clarify who has regulatory responsibility for the management of GMOs. Read more »

National neglects regions’ transport needs

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Regional New Zealand has been forgotten again as National spends up the transport budget in vote-rich cities says Labours Transport spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

Super City Council Supporting ZMs Fabulous Gay Wedding

Press Release – ZM – Radio Station

ZMs Fabulous Gay Wedding which will take place on 19 August at 8am, (the day the bill becomes law), has now become an Auckland event with two key Council bodies offering support. Read more »

Brownlee says its up to Len to sell assets for loop

Press Release – The Nation

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Auckland Mayor Len Brown will have to consider selling assets to fund the central city rail loop. Mr Brownlee said selling the assets would have to be something considered as the case for the loop advanced. Read more »

Asian markets move ahead in leaps and bounds

Press Release – CMC Markets

The mood of financial markets has been more settled in recent days, with investors cheering both good and bad data from the US. We have seen a low US GDP print evoke a positive reaction on thoughts that it will reduce the need for early QE tapering. … Read more »

RESEND: MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as markets rebound

Article – BusinessDesk

June 28 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand shares rose on the last trading day of the second quarter, joining an Asia-wide rally after better economic data out of the US and Japan. NZ Oil & Gas, Chorus, Restaurant Brands and OceanaGold led the … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as equity markets rebound

Article – BusinessDesk

June 28 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand shares rose on the last trading day of the second quarter, joining an Asia-wide rally after better economic data out of the US and Japan. NZ Oil & Gas, Chorus, Restaurant Brands and OceanaGold led the … Read more »

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