Archive for February, 2014

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 »

NZRGPN pays tribute to rural GP – New Zealander of the Year

Press Release – New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

New Zealander of the Year Far North rural GP Lance OSullivan is an inspiration to us all, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairman Dr Jo Scott-Jones. Read more »

Solid six months for council group

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council Groups results for the six months to 31 December 2013 were released today, showing its progress towards making Auckland the worlds most liveable city. In addition to financial performance, in the six months to December 2013 Auckland … Read more »

Solid Energy posts small first-half loss of $40.9 mln,

Article – BusinessDesk

Solid Energy posts small first-half loss of $40.9 mln, yet to draw on Crown funding Read more »

New information disclosure requirements for Transpower

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today issued information disclosure requirements for Transpower, the owner and operator of the national electricity transmission grid. Read more »

Name release, Rangiriri train fatal collision

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The name of a truck driver who lost his life in a collision with a passenger train in the North Waikato yesterday morning has been released. Read more »

Countdown supermarket chain grabs more market share

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) Australian-owned New Zealand supermarket chain Countdown boosted first-half earnings as it nabbed market share and customer numbers in what it says is a subdued environment. Read more »

Horan calls for more urgent action for better cycle safety

Press Release – Brendan Horan MP

Independent MP Brendan Horan is calling for urgent action to improve cycle safety on New Zealand roads. Todays announcement of the members of the Cycle Safety Panel is a step in the right direction. These ten people including Sarah Ulmer have … Read more »

Gull Holds Prices

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Gull has committed to holding its fuel prices until the end of the weekend (at least). This is in contrast to todays price increase by several of the oil giants. David Bodger, Gull New Zeland General Manager, says that while the refined barrel price … Read more »

Record number of laser strikes on aircraft

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says the 119 laser strikes on aircraft highlights the importance of the new controls on dangerous laser pointers coming into effect from 1 March 2014. Read more »

Active Workplace Programme transforms staff

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Medical staff in the Far North have had an extra spring to their step since becoming the first within the Northland DHB to take part in Active Workplace. Read more »

Govt rides rough shod over democratic rights

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has today revealed its true contempt for democratic rights by ploughing on with plans to override Parliamentary majority and gag local communities, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. Read more »

Waikato District Council stops issuing fire permits

Press Release – Waikato District Council

Until further notice, Waikato District Council will not be issuing fire permits which means fires are not permitted in the open air in rural areas. Read more »

Auckland Density and Urban Design a Massive Concern

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council is extremely concerned about the Auckland Unitary Plans likely failure to meet density targets for the city as stated in the Auckland Plan. Read more »

Permits to be required for shark cage tourism

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tourism businesses viewing great white sharks will be required to have a permit in the same way as for whale, dolphin and seal watching, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today following meetings with the tourism operators and concerned … Read more »

New Report: No overall economic benefits to NZ Power

Press Release – Business New Zealand

An analysis of the NZ Power proposal finds it would not bring enough economic benefit to be worth pursuing. Read more »

Solid Energy Results for Half Year Ended 31 December 2013

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Revenue down 28% as average USD hard coking coal prices fell 14% in very weak global market. Coal sales down 21% to 1.7 million tonnes (Mt) (2012: 2.1 Mt). Net result after tax was a loss of $40.9 million (2012: $(318.2) million). Underlying … Read more »

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