Archive for May, 2014

Judgment on TV3 Coverage in John Banks Trial

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

On 26 May 2014, I revoked the permission I had earlier given to TV3/Media Works, to film the trial of the Honourable John Banks. I also directed that TV3/Media Works is not to use any footage captured in the courtroom in its coverage of the balance … Read more »

Government attacks on lowest paid just keep on coming

Press Release – Service And Food Workers Union

The Government has put the boot into low income workers again, said Service and Food Workers Union cleaning sector spokesperson Jill Ovens today. The latest attack is the removal this week of a requirement for government departments to require … Read more »

Getting to Grips with employment law on Gypsy Day

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Dairy farm employers need to focus on making sure that new staff are properly documented and employee rights are fully protected on Gypsy Day, says Melissa Vining, Agri HR Consultant with Progressive Consulting, the Human Resources division of Crowe Horwath. Read more »

Judgment: ChristChurch Cathedral Demolition May Continue

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

The Court found: CPT has committed to the construction of a new cathedral and hence the original justification for a stay no longer existed. CPT gave fair consideration to relevant issues before reaching its decision to deconstruct and … Read more »

Addressing the big issues at our High Country Conference

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers will be addressing the big issues at their High Country Conference next week in Queenstown. We will be talking about what it means to be a Good Neighbour, and what it means in achieving positive outcomes, says Chas Todhunter, … Read more »

Changes at Lincoln on Auckland’s Northwestern

Press Release – NZTA

Changes at Lincoln on Aucklands Northwestern After this Queens Birthday Weekend, there will be a number of changes affecting drivers using the Lincoln Road interchange on Aucklands Northwestern Motorway (State Highway 16). Next Tuesday (4 June), … Read more »

Bus stop to move from Levin Mall carpark to Bath Street

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

The bus stop at the Levin Mall carpark is to be moved to Bath Street outside Te Takere Horowhenua Culture and Community Centre. To take effect from Tuesday 1 July, there are several reasons for the move, one being that without buses travelling through … Read more »

Police to hold first ever National Open Day

Press Release – New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police is holding the first ever National Open Day on Saturday, June 14. Read more »

Govt Inquiry into WPC to conclude in November 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye said today that they have received a letter from the Chair of the Government Inquiry into the Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) Contamination Incident, advising that: The … Read more »

Abano dissidents seek delay to special meeting

Article – BusinessDesk

May. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Abano Healthcare’s dissident shareholders Peter Hutson and James Reeves have filed papers in the High Court in Auckland in a bid to delay the special meeting they called, where they’re seeking to dump the medical investor’s … Read more »

Carter Holt Harvey breached worker rights in mass drug test

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

Workers at Carter Holt Harveys Nelson mill have won a victory after invasive, unfair drug testing Read more »

Dental practice manager invents 103 fictitious claims

Press Release – ACC

Daniel David Pickford, aged 27 of Green Bay, Auckland, was sentenced to six months community detention and 120 hours community work in the Auckland District Court yesterday, after he defrauded ACC of $151,584.99 while working as a dental practice … Read more »

Kingdom Resources reaches $4m interest free loans!

Press Release – Kingdom Resources

Kingdom Resources has this week reached $4 million of interest free loans (to date) made to people to help break the debt and interest cycles. It reached this milestone the same week that it celebrated 25 years helping people in the Christchurch and … Read more »

The Nation 31/5/14: Housing, Laila Harre, Greens AGM

Press Release – The Nation

This week on The Nation as housing issues again dominate the headlines, we ask: is the New Zealand quarter acre dream dead? And how many affordable houses are being built in Auckland? Our reporter Lucy Warhurst takes a look at the overheated housing … Read more »

Council responds to effluent concerns in South Waikato

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Effluent spread on pasture in South Waikato appeared so thickly, and in such volumes, that passing motorists stopped to take photographs of it, says Waikato Regional Council. Read more »

Vodafone’s ultimate voice and business broadband package

Press Release – Vodafone

In a New Zealand first, Vodafone is offering Kiwi businesses unlimited nationwide landline calling and broadband, in one easy package. Read more »

Building consent figures continue to rise

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed todays release of the latest building consent figures from Statistics New Zealand which show the upward trend in the number of consents issued is continuing nationwide. Read more »

Future-focused learning report released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye has today released a report showing that widespread and mobile access to the internet will lead to new and significant opportunities and challenges for the education system. Read more »

Over 15,000 Auckland and Northland homes insulated

Press Release – ASB Community Trust

Grants totalling more than $14 million from the ASB Community Trust have helped insulate more than 15,000 Auckland and Northland homes since 2007. The Trust’s substantial investment in improving the region’s housing was recognised on Wednesday night with … Read more »

Hallmark Considers Options for New Zealand Business

Press Release – Hallmark

Iconic brand, Hallmark the worlds largest greeting card company is looking to partner with a local New Zealand business to distribute its cards and products nationally. Read more »

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