Archive for April, 2014

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 soars to record; Xero, power coys gain

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) The NZX 50 Index climbed to a record as a new US partner for Xero saw investors return to the sold-off stock, while high-yield power companies MightyRiverPower, Contact Energy, Meridian Energy and Genesis Energy paced gains. Read more »

HBRC to consult on potential investment in Ruataniwha Scheme

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Council has today agreed to release a statement of proposal on investing up to $80 million in the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for the public to have their say on. Read more »

Name released in North Canterbury crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police have released the name of the female motorist who died in a single vehicle crash near Kaiapoi this morning. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 1.3% monthly decline

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 1.3% monthly decline as Ukraine erodes confidence, Fed review looms Read more »

Funding for sexual services too little too late

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Today’s announcement of $10.4 million over two years to plug the funding shortfall for sexual violence services is too little, too late, says Labours Social Development spokesperson Sue Moroney. Read more »

Increase KiwiSaver rates, but not this way – academic

Press Release – Massey University

A Massey University KiwiSaver expert believes Labours proposal to introduce a variable contribution rate to compulsory KiwiSaver will have negative impacts for small businesses and those on low incomes. Read more »

Request for Proposal next step towards Transformation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Inland Revenues Business Transformation has taken another step towards making tax compliance easier for New Zealanders and their businesses with the release of a Request for Proposal for a design provider, says Revenue Minister Todd McClay. … Read more »

Minimum wage workers hours not for tinkering with

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Minimum wage workers hours not for tinkering with The Government should be increasing the minimum wage not fiddling with changes to hourly calculations that will just benefit low-paying employers, says Labours Associate Spokesperson for Labour Issues … Read more »

Positive Change for Women in Business

Press Release – Queenstown Chamber Of Commerce

Prominent motivational speakers across diverse commercial sectors will participate in the sold out annual Queenstown Chamber of Commerce Business Womens Conference on May 16 headlined by high-profile media personality Alison Mau. Read more »

Gimme Shelter

Press Release – Auckland Council

Watch this space Auckland Transport wants you to have your say on three stunning new bus shelter designs about to be unveiled in the central city). The three shelters being built on Symonds St are prototypes which Auckland Transport will use to gather … Read more »

Using MICE to understand fish

Press Release – NIWA

More than 50 scientists from across the globe are meeting in Wellington this week to discuss how newly developed technology can best help countries manage their marine fisheries. NIWA and Victoria University are co-hosting the workshop to look at results … Read more »

Wynyard Group Appoints VP of Engineering to Executive Team

Press Release – Wynyard Group

Wynyard Group (NZX:WYN) a leading provider of critical threat assessment and advanced crime analytics software has appointed Gareth Cronin as its new Vice President of Engineering and member of its executive team. Read more »

Students join Global Hotel Competition

Press Release – Queenstown Resort College

Three students from hospitality institute Queenstown Resort College (QRC) are currently competing in the global competition Accor Takeoff! created by renowned Hotel Group Accor. Read more »

Naked flight attendants launch NZ travel search website

Press Release – Cheapflights

One of the world’s top travel search companies today unveiled its next-generation website with body painted flight attendants and a 3-D chalk artwork of the world. Read more »

Forest safety review needs to find answers

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners Association

The Combined Trade Unions is to be praised for making health and safety the focus of this years Workers Memorial Day, say forest owners and contractors. Read more »

NZ Oil & Gas ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Pateke expansion

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand Oil & Gas is ramping up spending in exploration and evaluation as it looks to find replacements for its Kupe and Tui oil and gas fields. Read more »

House Prices: Focus on Land Mr Sewell

Press Release – Hugh Pavletich

Rather astonishingly, Tony Sewell, Property Manager with Ngai Tahu, outlines the high costs of building processes and materials in New Zealand, within a recent New Zealand Herald article by Phil Taylor House Of The Rising Sun . Read more »

Sheep and beef farm profits forecast to increase 35 per cent

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealands latest forecast, released today, tells a positive story for farmers and the wider industry. The organisations Mid-Season Update predicts better pricing and strong demand for sheepmeat and beef products from key markets. Read more »

Food Hawke’s Bay Appointment

Press Release – Food Hawke’s Bay

The Food Hawkes Bay Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Small as the new Manager for Food Hawkes Bay. Read more »

CTU Opposes changes to minimum wage calculation

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

The Government has announced a proposal to allow employers to average their workers’ wages over two weeks rather than one. They have sent out a letter to businesses and unions asking for feedback on a plan to amend the law. Read more »

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