Archive for July, 2014

Study could be used to counter high suicide rates

Article – Mosh Social Media

Should social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter be subject to moral obligations with regards to their customers’ mental health? In the wake of the furore following the Emotional Contagion study carried out by Facebook themselves, the question … Read more »

Labour’s Minimum Wage Proposal a Backward Step

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

Democrats for Social Credit finance spokesperson Chris Leitch has attacked Labours proposals to increase the minimum wage labelling it a backward step for low and middle income earners. Read more »

Sealord applauds passing of Fisheries FCV Bill

Press Release – Sealord

Sealord Group has welcomed the passing of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels) Amendment Bill as a move that will safeguard workers and protect New Zealands sustainable fishing reputation. Read more »

Last chance for Indonesia, plus election panel event

Press Release – Export NZ

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR A quick note for those of you wanting to join the Export New Zealand / ASEAN NZ Business Council Mission to Indonesia who haven’t registered yet – you’ve now got a few more days to complete the form and get your … Read more »

Pedigree Updates for NZB Winter Mixed Bloodstock Sale

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

The catalogue for New Zealand Bloodstocks Winter Mixed Bloodstock Sale tomorrow has been strengthened with a number of pedigree updates. Read more »

Consulting on guidelines about unfair contract terms

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today released draft guidelines on the new provisions of the Fair Trading Act dealing with unfair contract terms. The unfair contract terms provisions were part of recent amendments to New Zealands consumer law and will … Read more »

UBS rates Chorus a ‘buy’, Telecom cut to a ‘sell’

Article – BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus, whose shares have halved in value from their 2012 peak, offers long-term value given the prospects for ultra-fast broadband, while Telecom faces a challenge rebranding in a competitive services market, UBS analysts … Read more »

State Highway 6 re-opens after slip at Clarke Bluff

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

31 July 2014 | NZ Transport Agency – Southern Region State Highway 6 re-opens after slip at Clarke Bluff State Highway 6, from Haast township to Makarora, has re-opened after it was closed by a slip at Clarke Bluff, 10km north of the Gates of Haast, … Read more »

Seafood NZ Welcomes Foreign Charter Vessel resolution

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand says the passage of the Foreign Charter Vessel Bill through Parliament today enables the seafood industry to move into a new era. Read more »

Trade Me will probably lure back real estate listings

Article – BusinessDesk

Trade Me will probably lure back real estate listings from rival after backing down on fees Read more »

Wild Bean Cafe top of the crop

Press Release – Wild Bean Cafe

Wild Bean Cafe has revolutionised the cuppa in the fuel stop industry in the last few years and is now outperforming established big name coffee chains. Read more »

Flavell: Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill

Speech – The Maori Party

Thank you very much. I am pleased that the House has got a little bit of time just before we close off business. I wanted to make a statement on behalf of the Mori Party, in particular around our influence in the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels … Read more »

New ACC Executive appointments announced

Press Release – Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC Chief Executive Scott Pickering today announced appointments to the ACC Executive Team effective from 1 September. The new Executive, which contains new roles and responsibilities, contains five members of the existing Executive and two new appointments. Read more »

Ministry CEO Hides in Office for Award Ceremony

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Following this mornings coverage of the extravagant expenditure by Pauline Winter, the CEO of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Porky the Taxpayers Union mascot visited the Ministrys Wellington Office to present the Unions first Troughing … Read more »

Overseas Pension Holders Deserve Justice

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First considers New Zealand’s treatment of overseas pensions a travesty, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

New astrobiology group formed

Press Release – Royal Astronomical Society

A new group of the Royal Astronomical Society (RASNZ) has been established to foster the local astrobiology community. Read more »

SWUG Attendance Records Threatened

Press Release – SWUG

A potentially record-breaking Single Width Users Group (SWUG) conference is in the offing this year, with 110 delegates and sponsors now registered almost four weeks out from the two-day Dunedin event. Read more »

Green Party statement on passing of FCV legislation

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party congratulates all parties in Parliament for supporting the completion of the Foreign Chartered Vessel legislation. Read more »

Stop putting livestock on toxic waste dumps

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Media Release: Stop putting livestock on toxic waste dumps From: Climate Justice Taranaki Date: 31 July 2014 for immediate release Read more »

Savings campaign backed, urged to go further

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association is backing the campaign for cutting taxes on KiwiSaver earnings, but says it should go further. Read more »

« Previous PageNext Page »