Archive for July, 2014

Seafood NZ Says Kaikoura Conservation Legislation a Template

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand has hailed the passage of the Kaikoura (Te Tai-o-Marokura) Marine Management Bill by Parliament today as a template for seafood and environment conservation measures throughout New Zealand. Parliament passed the bill into law on the last … Read more »

Support for National dives just as Parliament rises

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Support for the National Party has slumped five percentage points to 46 percent while combined support for the Labour and Green parties has risen 3.5 percentage points to 42 percent in the latest poll from Roy Morgan Research, … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Chorus gains to 4-week high

Article – BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks rise; Chorus gains to 4-week high; Telecom snaps 4 day decline Read more »

NZ dollar gains vs. AUD as greenback strengthens

Article – BusinessDesk

Jul. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar pared its decline from an eight-week low after failing to break below key support levels as traders await US labour market data due overnight Friday local time, which may provide clues to the timing of interest … Read more »

Evidence refutes doomsday wages predictions

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Minister of Labour Simon Bridges should cut the tired old rhetoric about rises in the minimum wage causing job losses and understand New Zealand has a serious problem with low wages and working poverty that needs to be addressed, Labours spokesperson … Read more »

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Floor-raising proposal; Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tea Kiosk to be repaired; Demolition of closed Linwood Library; Cycleways construction approved; New policy gives base isolated foundations “wiggle room” Read more »

China Forum Opportunity for NZ Export Double Strategy

Press Release – Organic Systems Ltd

Media Release Friday 31 July 2014 For immediate release China Forum Offers Pivotal Opportunity for NZ Export Double Strategy Read more »

Foss welcomes first crowd-funding licence

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today welcomed New Zealands first equity crowd-funding and peer-to-peer lending licences. Read more »

The Fair Tax for Savers campaign – are savers over-taxed?

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

The Fair Tax for Savers campaign launched earlier this week is based on the proposition that income from at least two forms of savings is currently over-taxed. We examine this claim and the proposed solutions and conclude that the campaign: Read more »

Taupo nitrogen monitoring deed approved

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to adopt and sign a deed for the long-term monitoring of the world-leading Lake Taupo Protection Project. Read more »

Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Press Release – Wood Resources International

Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update – a news brief from Wood Resources International LLC Read more »

New Appointment to Pacific Business Trust

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today announced the appointment of Mr Uluomatootua Aiono as a member of the Pacific Business Trust Board. Read more »

Slow, sluggish, not sweet at all

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Rural communities, frustrated by slow and unstable broadband, have been delivered a two fingered salute by Steven Everythings Sweet Joyce, Labours ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says. Read more »

Crash: Great South Road, between Shirley and East Tamaki

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The Counties Manukau Serious Crash Unit is attending a serious injury crash between an 11 year old pedestrian and a car. The collision occurred at about 3.25pm on Great South Road, Papatoetoe Great South Road between Shirley and East Tamaki Roads, Papatoetoe … Read more »

Call for innovative health IT ideas

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall is encouraging health professionals to take part in the annual Clinicians Challenge by submitting their IT solutions to improve health services. Read more »

Home Building Won’t Be Cheaper with Levy Change

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Claims that home building costs will drop with changes to developers contributions are balderdash, says New Zealand First Spokesman on Local Government, Andrew Williams. Read more »

World Credit Union Body Recognises New Zealand Director

Press Release – World Council of Credit Unions

New Zealand Association of Credit Unions (NZACU) director, Rob Nicholls, has been honoured with a prestigious international award from the World Council of Credit Unions, the international body representing more than 208 million people in 103 countries … Read more »

Council approves cycleways projects

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

The Council has given the go-ahead for final design and construction to begin on sections of the Major Cycleways routes. Elected members today approved three projects that will improve safety and go on to form part of the network of 13 Major Cycleways. … Read more »

More oil extravagance from National exposed

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government spent $850,000 to help host a two-day petroleum conference at Sky City last year, it has been revealed. Read more »

Poll July 14-27: Nat 46% Lab 30% Gr 12% NZ1 5%

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

National (46%) lead over Labour/ Greens (42%) cut significantly as Key rules out deal with Conservative Party but says National would consider a deal with NZ First (5%) Read more »

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