Archive for September, 2013

New playground equipment not seen before in Rotorua

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council (RDC) is installing a new playground in Kawaha Point featuring equipment not seen in the district before, including a provision for children with disabilities. Read more »

October 1 changes to help first home buyers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Changes to KiwiSaver and Welcome Home Loans which take effect tomorrow will help first home buyers get into the market, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Date set for Mixed Ownership Model referendum

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The citizens initiated referendum on the Mixed Ownership Model will be held as a postal vote in November and December this year after a petition regarding the Mixed Ownership Model was signed by 10 per cent of eligible voters. Read more »

Cook Islands Trust Business Grows

Press Release – LawFuel

The Cook Islands is on the trust comeback trail looking for work from New Zealand, Australia and China as it produces newproducts and services focused on its reputation as a trust, rather than a tax haven. Read more »

State Highway 6 remains closed between Haast and Makarora

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

State Highway 6, between Haast and Makarora, remains closed after 20,000 tonnes of rock and gravel fell onto the highway at Diana Falls during the weekend. Read more »

Q+A Panel: In response to Gareth Morgan interview

Press Release – Television New Zealand

But I do think hes right about his approach to obesity. What I love about Gareth Morgan is hes one of our few genuine public intellectuals. You know, and by that I mean someone who is prepared to look really critically and analytically at big … Read more »

Q+A Panel: In response to Metiria Turei interview

Press Release – Television New Zealand

Did you know quick question, because I certainly didnt until we started to do the research around this Simon, 57 varieties of GM food permitted in New Zealand and Australia? SIMON Thats right. Its quite a lot, isnt it? SUSAN Did you … Read more »

Q+A: Jessica Mutch interviews David Carter

Press Release – Television New Zealand

The Speaker of the House and former National MP, David Carter, has told TV Ones Q+A programme that the new Labour leader, David Cunliffe, is going to be a very effective Leader of the Opposition, in my opinion. Read more »

Q+A: Susan Wood interviews Gareth Morgan

Press Release – Television New Zealand

Processed and unhealthy foods should be taxed to help combat the diseases of affluenza says outspoken economist and author Gareth Morgan Read more »

Q+A: Jessica Mutch interviews Metiria Turei

Press Release – Television New Zealand

The Greens co-leader Metiria Turei has told TV Ones Q+A programme that consumers are not being given full information on food labels as to whether or not the product has been made using genetically modified organisms. Read more »

PM to attend APEC and the East Asia Summit

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will attend two major Asia-Pacific leaders meetings next week, the 2013 APEC Leaders meeting in Bali from October 7-8 and then the East Asia Summit in Brunei from October 9-10. Read more »

PM to make flying visit to see Australian PM Abbott

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will travel to Canberra on Wednesday 2 October to meet newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Read more »

September 2013 Monthly Economic Indicators

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The September Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury Website at 2:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. Read more »

South Westland to receive faster broadband

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Four communities in South Westland are to receive faster broadband under a new agreement negotiated by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment with broadband supplier Araneo. Read more »

Official drought period ends today

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says rural communities have bounced back strongly after this years drought, with the official declaration ending today. Read more »

Estimates of Copper Tax “Conservative” Says Peer Review

Press Release – Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing

The Coalition for Fair Internet Pricing is pleased that one of the governments top economic analysts has backed its conservative estimate of the cost to Kiwi households and businesses of the proposed copper tax. Read more »

Comment on the notified Auckland Proposed Unitary Plan

Press Release – David Thornton

The Proposed Unitary Plan has now been notified and contains many changes from the Draft Plan which caused outrage in many North Shore Communities, especially in Milford, Browns Bay, Sunnynook and down the Devonport and Bayswater peninsulas. Read more »

AA Members back lower BAC limit

Press Release – New Zealand Automobile Association

It is time for New Zealand to lower the legal limit for drinking and driving, says the Automobile Association. Read more »

Well-known furniture store goes on the market for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

One of Aucklands longest-running home furnishing businesses has been placed on the market for sale. Country Road Dcor Ltd in Mount Eden Village has been selling interior dcor fittings and furnishings for almost 40 years. Read more »

Survey Targets Fraudsters

Press Release – BDO New Zealand

Not-for-profit organisations are being asked to participate in a biennial survey of fraud in the sector to support ongoing efforts to prevent fraudsters targeting vulnerable organisations. Read more »

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