Archive for October, 2014

Forestry industry must act as one to end shameful trends

Press Release – Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

The forestry industry must commit to implementing an action plan for reducing the industrys shamefully high injury rate which means forestry workers are 15 times more likely to die on the job, the Business Leaders Health and Safety … Read more »

Air NZ, PT Garuda Indonesia win Australian cartel case

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand and PT Garuda Indonesia have won their bid to dismiss action against them in Australia, claiming the airlines were part of a global cartel to fix prices in international air freight services. Read more »

Children ask the hard questions

Press Release – CERA

Children ask the hard questions Children are asking the hard questions about the greater Christchurch recovery in the new documentary series Hi-Viz. Read more »

Ebos 1Q trading up 10%, new CEO Davies says

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Ebos Group, the healthcare and animal care products company, is tracking ahead of last year in the first three months of trading, as it beds in a much bigger focus in Australia after its 2013 acquisition of pharmaceutical firm … Read more »

NZTA Traffic Bulletin

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 7 November. … Read more »

ERA amendments a mixed bag

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Employment Relations Amendment Act has the potential to put vulnerable workers in a more precarious position, says Equal Opportunities Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue. However, the commissioner says the right for all to request flexible work hours is … Read more »

Bill’s passage positive for trans-Tasman Accountants

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

The Accounting Infrastructure Reform Bill (AIRB) passed its third reading today paving the way for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand to officially amalgamate. Lee White FCA, CEO Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand welcomed the Bills … Read more »

Is Ferry ‘Captain’ Getting Golden Handshake?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters wants to know if the departing general manager of KiwiRail’s Cook Strait ferries, Tom Davis, is receiving a golden handshake or being deservedly sacked for the way the ferry system has been derailed. Read more »

Food price index delay

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand is delaying the release of the Food Price Index: November 2014 due to industrial action among Public Service Association members. Read more »

New Accounting and Audit Law Set to Benefit Business

Press Release – CPA Australia

Global accounting body CPA Australia says changes to financial markets and reporting laws, which passed their third reading in Parliament today, will benefit New Zealand businesses by enhancing competition and delivering greater efficiencies in the accounting … Read more »

Auckland’s Summer Cycling Programme Wins Award

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport says winning the CAN Cycle Friendly Awards 2014 Best Cycling Promotion is superb feedback and further proof its on the right track. The winners of the national walking and cycling awards have been announced at the 2WALKandCYCLE 2014 … Read more »

Air New Zealand welcomes air freight decision

Press Release – Air New Zealand Public Affairs

The Australian Federal Court today delivered its decision in relation to the long running airfreight case brought by the ACCC in 2010, alleging agreements with airline competitors in Hong Kong and Singapore between 2000 and 2006. Read more »

Five Nuffield Farming Scholars named for 2014

Press Release – Federated Farmers

A diverse group of rural New Zealanders has been chosen as the latest crop of Nuffield Scholars. Nuffield New Zealand and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced the scholarships at a function in Wellington for West Coast dairy farmer Bede OConnor; … Read more »

Does ‘No-Surprises’ Also Apply To TVNZ News?

Opinion – Coalition for Better Broadcasting

When you stand back and look at NZ media outlets, most of them have at least one or two people who attempt to hold the government to account: John Campbell on TV3, Guyon Espiner and others at Radio NZ, David Fisher in the Herald, Andrea Vance at … Read more »

Petrel protection plan part of project

Press Release – Lincoln University

Asking why the Westland Black Petrel crossed the road may sound like a bad joke but it is a serious business for the bird and a Lincoln University researcher. The birds only breeding ground in the world is on the other side, so it is probably a bit keener … Read more »

Resn joins the FWA Hall of Fame

Press Release – Resn

It’s a pretty big deal. Read more »

Drake, BOSS Group to Bring Growth to Hawke’s Bay & Wairarapa

Press Release – Drake

Drake New Zealand, the recruitment and talent management solutions company, announced that it has acquired Napier and Masterton-based BOSS Group. There is so much synergy between BOSS Groups mission to provide a consultancy service for recruitment as … Read more »

Wellington’s Gibson Group brings soldiers to life

Press Release – The Gibson Group

A Wellington multi-disciplinary media design company, Gibson Group, is using cutting edge audio-visual technology to bring Anzac stories to life at the new National Anzac Centre in Albany, Western Australia. Read more »

SCIRT Traffic Update

Press Release – SCIRT

Sumner/ Redcliffs drivers Ferry Road, south of roundabout Dyers Road, towards town only Saturday, 1 November Ferry Road will be detoured from the Dyers Road roundabout to the Ferrymead shops tomorrow, Saturday 1 November. SCIRTs City Care team will … Read more »

Westland Milk proposes new investment share for farmers

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Westland Milk Products, New Zealands second biggest dairy cooperative, is proposing a new capital structure that would see its shareholder farmers issued with investment shares annually on top of the existing milk share. Read more »

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