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Archive for February, 2014

2014 Chinese New Year worth over $100 million to New Zealand

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has estimated that the 2014 Chinese New Year holiday period has contributed $117 million to the New Zealand economy. Read more »

Diligent annual profit slides 40% as restatement costs mount

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Diligent Board Member Services, the governance app software developer, reported a 40 percent slump in annual profit as the cost of restating its accounts overshadowed revenue gains after a series of accounting blunders. Read more »

The Solution to Child Poverty And Abuse Already Exists

Press Release – Footsteps

The Salvation Armys State of the Nation report , released in the past week, proves that when it comes to our children, we are more interested in defining vulnerability than addressing it. Some will point to the uptick in early childhood education (ECE), … Read more »

Revised figures show government policies have failed poorest

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says new figures from Statistics New Zealand and Treasury show the impact of the global financial crisis has been much more severe for poor children than previously believed. Read more »

Funding support for Auckland bus/rail upgrade

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Two keys projects linked to the upgrade of bus and rail services in Auckland south have received $1.6m in funding from the NZ Transport Agency. Read more »

NAIT slaughter levy halved

Press Release – OSPRI New Zealand

The NAIT slaughter levy for cattle will be halved to 50 cents per tagged carcass from 1 March 2014. This is a 50 per cent reduction to the current levy. Read more »

Solid Energy $40m loss down to inept oversight

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Solid Energys $40 million hit the half year shows the desperate position the state asset is in and the need for far better ministerial oversight, says Labours SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove. Read more »

Solid Energy $40m loss down to inept oversight

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Solid Energys $40 million hit the half year shows the desperate position the state asset is in and the need for far better ministerial oversight, says Labours SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove. Read more »

Lisa Owen to Host TV3’s The Nation

Press Release – Mediaworks

TV3 has appointed senior journalist Lisa Owen as host of the networks influential political programme The Nation . Lisa leaves TVNZ to take up her new role, and will also file stories for 3 News . Read more »

Ministerial visit to Middle East

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy leaves tomorrow on a visit to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Read more »

Revised Figures for Super annuitants living in poverty

Press Release – Grey Power New Zealand

It is disappointing that an error in counting the estimates of after-tax income as released by Statistics NZ, Treasury and the Ministry of Social Development has occurred. Read more »

Volunteers barking for work

Press Release – Hastings City Business Association

Its quite rare that highly skilled individuals looking to volunteer their time in the community are left short of tasks to do. Usually this type of worker is quickly snapped up. But when you have a very specific set of skills, and four legs, and a … Read more »

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