Archive for January, 2014

Gisborne moves back into Gigatown top 5

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

A large increase in the number of people signing up to support Gisborne in the nationwide Gigatown competition has seen Gisborne move back into fifth place. A large number of points were at stake in the mini competition which ran over the long weekend. Read more »

Peaches come early for Wattie’s – an historic milestone

Press Release – Wattie’s

For the first time in its history Watties is canning peaches in January. For almost 80 years peaches have not processed until the second week in February. Due to the Hawkes Bays warm weather early in the summer, the fruit on some orchards matured … Read more »

More heavy handedness from NZTA

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The New Zealand Transport Agency seems set on botching yet another round of compulsory land acquisition, this time over a planned link road to Transmission Gully, Labours Transport spokesperson Darien Fenton says. Read more »

Southern Response will not appeal Rout judgement

Press Release – Southern Response Earthquake Services

The Southern Response Board has decided not to lodge an appeal against the decision of the High Court in the claim brought by Mr and Mrs Rout. Southern Response Chief Executive Peter Rose said the Court decision provides useful guidance on various … Read more »

King Country Energy launches Heartland community fund

Press Release – King Country Energy

Electricity generator and retailer King Country Energy (KCE) has launched a new fund which will provide financial support in the form of grants to community groups and organisations working to improve life for people in the King Country region. Read more »

No OCR change from RBNZ

Press Release – NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association

Yesterday the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced the OCR would remain unchanged at 2.5%. This supports manufacturers and exporters, an increase at this point would add further upwards pressure to our already overvalued currency say the New Zealand … Read more »

Inflationary pressures an ‘important risk’ to pace of growth

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) Rising inflationary pressures exacerbated by accelerating building activity pose a threat to New Zealands economic growth and warrant a return to more normal interest rates, Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says. Read more »

Safety programme ensures work never stops for Shotover Jet

Press Release – Ngai Tahu Tourism

While Queenstown tourism pioneer Shotover Jet is busy ensuring thousands of holidaymakers experience the power and thrill of their Big Reds this summer spare a thought for the guys in the engine room out the back. Read more »

Cycle trails making positive impact on the NZ economy

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new report shows that businesses and communities in areas served by the New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) are making great progress, with increased economic activity and more visitors to the trail regions. Read more »

Mentor Catherine Newton shares secret to success in new book

Press Release – Catherine Newton

The keys to a highly successful life are commitment, enthusiasm and persistence, says international award-winning success mentor and motivational speaker Catherine Newton in her new book Think and Grow Rich Today. Read more »

InternetNZ 2014 by-election result announced

Press Release – InternetNZ

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is pleased to announce the official result in the recent InternetNZ Council by-election to replace Nat Torkington. Read more »

Pack of Pomeranians among rescued from locked vehicles

Press Release – Automobile Association

A carload of Pomeranian dogs is among the 197 emergency calls the Automobile Association attended so far this summer to rescue animals and children from locked cars. Read more »

Forgot or not interested – main reasons people don’t vote

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The most common reason New Zealanders gave for not voting in the 2008 and 2011 General Elections was they didnt get round to it, forgot or werent interested’, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Milk powder to China leads to high export levels in 2013

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Milk powder exports, particularly to China, dominated the total goods exported for the year ended December 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. This led to many new record highs, such as export values for the month, quarter, and year for the … Read more »

Expert on ‘what can be done’ to combat insecure work

Press Release – PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) is delighted to announce the visit to New Zealand of Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and a founder member and co-president of the … Read more »

Appointment of new CEO to UK Business

Press Release – A2 Milk UK

The Board of A2 Corporation is very pleased to announce that Scott Wotherspoon is to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of the wholly owned subsidiary, A2 Milk (UK) Ltd, effective from this date. Read more »

New climate report shows NZ must do more

Press Release – Green Party

A major new report on climate change shows that New Zealand must play its part in reducing emissions yet the National Government continues to deny the problem even exists, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Free computer classes back at Hutt City Libraries

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Hutt City Libraries free Stepping Up programme is back by popular demand and this time round there are more classes for absolute beginners. The beginners computer classes are designed for Hutt City residents with basic, or no computer skills. Read more »

Sand, sunscreen & flip flops – their role in summer injuries

Press Release – Accident Compensation Corporation

Rusty nails piercing jandals, allergic reactions to sunscreen, sand in the eyes, slips on spilled ice creams, collapsing deck chairs, burns from the barbie, and pulled muscles from playing backyard cricket. Read more »

Taking Forestry concerns from the ‘bush to the board room’

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

The Board of WorkSafe New Zealand has today approved work to ensure forestry owners, managers and contractors do more to protect the lives of workers. Read more »

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