Archive for March, 2014

Air NZ, Virgin Australia to add 40,000 Queenstown seats

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Alliance partners Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia will operate an additional 40,000 seats to and from Queenstown over the peak winter period of July to September this year. Read more »

Workplaces have a role in reducing domestic violence

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A Bill that aims to support workplaces in the reduction of domestic violence and provide victims of domestic violence with practical support in the form of leave and expert assistance must be supported by all political parties says Sheryl … Read more »

DOC Kiwi Removals Facing Opposition

Press Release – Upper Coromandel Landcare Association

Citing conflicting statements from DoC on kiwi population health and the agencys failure to gain proper iwi approvals, Coromandel conservation groups are seeking to halt DoC kiwi translocation from the top of the peninsula and are questioning … Read more »

Labour supports lifting Fiji travel sanctions

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour supports lifting Fiji travel sanctions as the country makes moves back towards full democracy, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe Read more »

March 2014 Monthly Economic Indicators

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Real GDP grew by a robust 0.9% in the December 2013 quarter, and the current account deficit narrowed sharply. All signs remain consistent with the economy maintaining significant momentum in the first half of 2014. International economic data were … Read more »

One more time, PM: Parliament does not get to ratify TPPA

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

How many times do the Prime Minister and other members of the government have to be hauled up for misrepresenting the role of Parliament in making treaties, especially the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, asked Professor Jane Kelsey from the … Read more »

Launch Of YWCA Equal Pay Awards

Press Release – YWCA

YWCA is once again shining the spotlight on equal pay, with the national inaugural YWCA Equal Pay Awards , recognising best practice amongst business leaders actively addressing equal pay within their organisations. Read more »

Tūhoe’s Living Building: One of NZ’s revolutionary buildings

Press Release – Natural Habitats

Natural Habitats are proud to be the landscapers of New Zealands most advanced sustainable building: Te Wharehou o Thoe in Taneatua, near Whakatane, which opened March 8, 2014. Read more »

Consultation on proposed Cambridge Avenue roundabout

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Ashhurst residents are being asked for their opinion on a proposal to build a roundabout at the intersection of Cambridge Avenue and Mulgrave Street and to reduce access to it from ancillary roads. Read more »

Wellington Drive Technologies partner with US manufacturers

Press Release – Wellington Drive Technologies

Wellington Drive Technologies (WDT), a leading provider of Energy Saving Electronic Motors, Airflow Solutions and Smart Control Technologies, today announced the appointment of East West Manufacturing as an exclusive sales channel partner of its Electronic … Read more »

NSA Revelations Have Changed ICT Decision-makers’ Behaviour

Press Release – NTT Communications

Report Highlights Nine Major After-shocks Compelling Organisations to Think Again about How They Use Cloud Computing – Read more »

Wellington Rape Crisis launches appeal week

Press Release – Wellington Rape Crisis

Today Wellington Rape Crisis launches its annual appeal week that will see the service taking part in seven days of awareness raising and fundraising, culminating in their annual street appeal on Friday the 4th of April. Read more »

Govt to negotiate settlement for care workers travel time

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association is welcoming the Governments decision to begin negotiations for a sector-wide settlement over travel time for home care workers. Read more »

Reports show National flogging off Genesis too cheaply

Press Release – Green Party

Five independent reports have all concluded that National is selling Genesis shares for less than they are worth, and losing the taxpayer money, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Read more »

Gen-i and Interactive Intelligence transform contact centres

Press Release – Telecom New Zealand

Telecoms ICT services division Gen-i and Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) have partnered to bring the first fully monitored, managed and integrated cloud contact centre solutions into the New Zealand market. Read more »

Climate change in stark contrast to inaction of NZ govt

Press Release – World Wildlife Fund

The IPCCs latest report forecasting fires, floods and sea level rise for New Zealand highlights the urgent need for action on climate change said global conservation organisation WWF today. Read more »

Wellington Drive shares soar 23% on East West tie-up

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in Wellington Drive Technologies soared 23 percent after the unprofitable energy efficient motor maker signed a channel partnership with US-based East West Manufacturing. Read more »

Business role to help address domestic violence

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce is supporting the Domestic Violence-Victims Protection Bill launched today by Jan Logie, Green MP. Michael Barnett, head of the Auckland Chamber, said that businesses are well placed to recognize the signals that arise … Read more »

NZ business confidence slips from 20-yr high, stays elevated

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand business confidence slipped from a 20-year high in March, while remaining at elevated levels consistent with broad economic momentum. Read more »

Commerce Commission investigates forex trading

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has an investigation underway into the foreign exchange market, amid a global probe into alleged manipulation of currency rates. Read more »

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