Archive for August, 2013

On Q+A 1/9/13: Milk Powder, Labour Leadership, Australia

Press Release – Television New Zealand

On the programme this Sunday, just who is to blame for the milk powder scare? Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is with us. Read more »

Love Cycling campaign

Press Release – Love Cycling

Love Cycling is a new campaign to make Wellington a cycle friendly city. More fun biking Safe routes to school Great rides to work Read more »

Air NZ keeps balance sheet plump, holds back on dividends

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand opted to limit dividend payments in its latest year, even as it generated record operating cashflow, piled up cash on its balance sheet and pushed gearing below its target range as a buffer against fleet … Read more »

Fonterra Leadership to Visit China Next Week

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Chairman John Wilson and CEO Theo Spierings will lead a Board of Directors visit to China next week to meet with Fonterra management and key stakeholders. Read more »

Make a date with your money next week

Press Release – Money Week

New Zealands national Money Week kicks off on Sunday and David Kneebone, Executive Director at the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income is urging Kiwis to take the time to sort their money during the week. Read more »

NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook: Sept, Oct, Nov 2013

Press Release – NIWA

The equatorial Pacific Ocean as a whole remains in a neutral state (neither El Nio nor La Nia), although colder than normal (La Nia-like) sea temperatures persist in a shallow surface layer in the eastern equatorial Pacific. International guidance … Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: Fonterra false positive, SMC new home, climate

Column – Science Media Centre

In This Issue Climate ‘hiatus’; Evaluating research; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights; Policy News; Sci-tech events Read more »

Trial of 20K signs on school buses aims to save lives

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

In a bid to get drivers to slow down, 30 school buses in mid-Canterbury have been fitted with illuminated flashing 20km/h signs – the legal speed limit when passing a stationary school bus. Read more »

Mangawhai Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Assn v Kaipara Council

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

[52] For those reasons, I dismiss the application to strike-out the first cause of action. Read more »

Misleading green claims on plastic bags cop fines

Press Release – Commerce Commission

A manufacturer of plastic rubbish bags has been fined $30,000 in the Auckland District Court for breaches of the Fair Trading Act in relation to environmental claims that were liable to mislead. Read more »

Small Business Development Group – Single Business Number

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Government-appointed Small Business Development Group welcomes the Governments announcement today about the introduction of the New Zealand Business Number, says Group Convenor, Tenby Powell. Read more »

CORRECT: Gannon steps down as Goodman Fielder CFO

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) Goodman Fielder chief financial officer Shane Gannon has resigned, after helping steer Australasias biggest food maker back to profit, returning to the building industry as CFO in an overhauled executive team at Mirvac … Read more »

Overnight Motorway Closures: 1 September – 7 September 2013

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 6 September. Read more »

Gull declines to move again until Monday

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Second Petrol Price Increase for the Week Regular Price within 2 cents per litre of record Gull declines to move again until Monday Read more »

Stock grazing update: HBRC-owned and administered land

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Council already excludes stock from entering the water along some 212 kilometres of river channel on land that it owns or administers, associated with flood control schemes in the region. Read more »

Yashili Granted Consent for Infant Forumla Plant in Pokeno

Press Release – Waikato District Council

Independent commissioner Michael Savage has granted land use consent to Chinese company Yashili NZ Dairy Co Ltd to construct and run a $220 million infant formula plant in Pokeno. Read more »

New Chairman for Waikato-Tainui Executive Committee

Press Release – Waikato Tainui

Waikato-Tainui has announced that Rahui Papa is the new Chairman of its executive committee Te Arataura. Mr Papa was today elected by a majority of Te Arataura members during a regular board meeting. Read more »

Ara Tūhono: Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The NZ Transport Agency has lodged an application with us for the Ara Thono – Phoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance: Phoi to Warkworth section. We are now assessing NZTA’s application to determine whether it has provided all the necessary … Read more »

Tainui ‘inland port’ proposal to be fast-tracked

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The government has agreed to fast-track resource consent applications by the joint venture between Tainui Group Holdings and Chedworth Properties to construct a $3.3 billion inland transport hub on land at Ruakura, on the outskirts … Read more »

Commitment to key Hawke’s Bay Roading projects reinforced

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

The Hawkes Bay Regional Transport Committee has reinforced its commitment to its top three transport projects it wants to see happen in the region. At todays last meeting before Octobers local body elections the committee reiterated the strategic … Read more »

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