Archive for August, 2013

Wellington and Wairarapa’s finest homes revealed

Press Release – Registered Master Builders Federation

A new home build in Lowry Bay and a renovation in Mt Victoria have been named this years top homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Wellington Wairarapa Registered Master Builders 2013 House of the Year. Read more »

Gold’s Strongest Months Since 1975 Are September/ November

Press Release – GoldCore

Todays AM fix was USD 1,392.75, EUR 1,051.85 and GBP 899.19 per ounce. Yesterdays AM fix was USD 1,406.25, EUR 1,059.96 and GBP 906.79 per ounce. Read more »

Grand Old Lady of the Square Re-Emerges

Press Release – Heritage Hotels

Heritage Christchurch, set in the Cathedral Squares Old Government Building, has re-opened its elegant doors to guests as the century old iconic building sparked to life again. Read more »

Candidate says “NZ Bus Deserves to Lose Contract”

Press Release – Ariana Paretutanganui-Tamati

NZ Bus, which has the contract to provide “public transport” bus services in the Wellington region, deserves to lose its contract with the Regional Council “if it doesn’t pull its socks up immediately”, says the MANA candidate … Read more »

Six New Inductees to the NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame

Press Release – Lindsay Beer

MEDIA RELEASE 30 AUGUST 2013 Six New Inductees Added to the NZ Road Transport Hall of Fame Six new inductees are being honoured in front of 500 guests tonight for their contribution to the road transport industry in New Zealand at the NZ Road Transport … Read more »

PGG Wrightson sells Heartland stake for $11.3M to cut debt

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) PGG Wrightson, the rural services company controlled by Chinas Agria Corp, sold its stake in Heartland New Zealand for $11.3 million to reduce debt. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain; Xero, GPG, Air NZ advance

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand shares rose as cloud-based accounting firm Xero reached a customer milestone, large volumes of Guinness Peat Group traded off-market and Air New Zealand continued to benefit from its improving profits. Read more »

Liquor store owner ordered to pay over $211,000

Press Release – Whitehead Group

It was announced today that an Auckland liquor store owner has been ordered by the Employment Relations Authority to pay $211,574.00 in penalties and lost wages. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 2.5% monthly fall

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 2.5% monthly fall as bevy of central bank meetings loom in September Read more »

Korero Mai Ki Ahau – Saturday 31st Aug & Sunday 1st Sept

Press Release – Waatea News

The Labour Party is choosing a new leader it hopes can beat John Key and return the party to the treasury benches. Former Labour cabinet minister Dover Samuel s has seen leaders come and go. In Kia Korero Mai on Saturday, he talks to Eru Morgan … Read more »

Auckland Museum Medals awarded, Research Advisory Panel

Press Release – Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum has honoured the careers of three outstanding researchers and unveiled an Advisory Panel to guide the development of its Research Centre. Read more »

Volker Kuntzsch appointed CEO

Press Release – Sanford Limited

The Chairman of Sanford Limited, Mr Jeff Todd, announced today the appointment of Mr Volker Kuntzsch as Chief Executive Officer of Sanford Limited. Mr Kuntzsch will succeed Mr Eric Barratt, Managing Director, whose retirement was announced to shareholders … Read more »

China repair job under way with next week’s Fonterra visit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) Fonterra Cooperative Group’s repair job with Chinese customers and officials will begin in earnest next week as the cooperative’s board heads to China with chief executive Theo Spierings. Read more »

Fuel Poverty in NZ survey complete

Press Release – Community Energy Network

A campaign to raise the awareness of fuel poverty in New Zealand is coming to a close and with the end of winter also approaching; many kiwi families will be looking forward to warmer nights, and lower power bills. Read more »

Visit GP before stopping gout medication

Press Release – Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand strongly urges people with Gout, which is a form of arthritis, not to discontinue taking their medication, for gout, without first consulting health professionals, in response to todays New Zealand Herald article on gout drug … Read more »

Make a date with your money

Press Release – New Zealand Bankers’ Association

The New Zealand Bankers Association is encouraging people to make a date with their money during Money Week , which runs from 1 to 7 September. Read more »

Cannons Creek community stops off-licence application

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Maori Party congratulates the Cannons Creek community who have successfully opposed an off-licence application in their town centre in Porirua. Read more »

Inquiry on the services sector: topics for in-depth analysis

Press Release – Productivity Commission

In late July, I emailed to inform you that the Productivity Commission had released the first interim report for its inquiry into Boosting Productivity in the Services Sector ( Read more »

Sanford names Volker Kuntzsch as CEO, replacing Barratt

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) Sanford named seafood industry veteran Volker Kuntzsch as chief executive, replacing Eric Barratt who is retiring after 15 years leading the New Zealands largest listed fishing company. Read more »

Auckland Council kills Port

Press Release – Auckland Heart of the City

Auckland Council has rejected plans by Ports of Auckland to expand its operations further into the Waitemata harbour. Read more »

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