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Archive for January, 2015

Inaction on mandatory social worker registration

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour believes the Government is putting the most vulnerable members of our society at risk by not acting on the advice of officials to urgently make the registration of social workers mandatory, says Labours spokesperson for Social Development, … Read more »

Rinnai Launches New Look Online Trade Hub

Press Release – Impact PR

Leading appliance solutions company Rinnai has further committed to helping Kiwi tradespeople up skill with the unveiling of their revamped Tradesmart Hub. Read more »

Blue River Dairy Sells Invercargill Processing Plant

Press Release – Blue River Dairy

New Zealands leading sheep milk powder producer, Blue River Dairy, has sold its Nith Street, Invercargill processing plant to Blueriver (HK) Nutrition Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as Blueriver Nutrition HK) for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall a second day as dollar weakens

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares fell for a second day as the kiwi dollar’s slide to a four-year low sapped overseas investor appetite for high-yielding stocks such as Spark New Zealand and MightyRiverPower. Orion Health Group and Wynyard Group … Read more »

Invercargill Processing Plant sold to Chinese Interests

Press Release – Blue River Dairy

New Zealands leading sheep milk powder producer, Blue River Dairy, has sold its Nith Street, Invercargill processing plant to Blueriver (HK) Nutrition Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as Blueriver Nutrition HK) for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 2.1% weekly drop on RBNZ’s neutral bias

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 2.1 percent weekly decline against the US dollar, having hit a four-year low after the Reserve Bank yesterday removed its bias for higher interest rates, saying the benchmark rate could … Read more »

ORC extends water restrictions to safeguard the Taieri

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is extending its Water Shortage Direction to stop all water takes from the Taieri River and its tributaries from midday Wednesday 4 February. Read more »

Body of missing Pipriki man located

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The body of missing Pipiriki man Hotene Koia was located this afternoon by a search and rescue team in the Whanganui River. Read more »

Equitise launches with mobile-media crowd-investment

Press Release – Equitise

New equity-crowdfunding service, Equitise.co.nz , launches today by offering New Zealanders the chance to buy shares online in Tourism Radio NZ. Thriving in the twin, high-growth markets of mobile media technology and inbound tourism, Tourism Radio … Read more »

Extensive delays for northbound traffic leaving Wellington

Press Release – Wellington City Council

TRAFFIC ALERT – extensive delays for northbound traffic leaving Wellington after spill closes Aotea Quay onramp to motorway Read more »

NIWA’s Hotspot Watch 30/1/15

Press Release – NIWA

Weekly update to help media assess likelihood of extremely dry weather preceding a drought. Regions experiencing severely to extremely drier than normal soil conditions are deemed hotspots. Read more »

NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook February-April 2015

Press Release – NIWA

Sea surface temperatures across the equatorial Pacific Ocean are borderline between neutral and weak El Nio conditions. However — as was the case over the past few months the atmospheric circulation in the Pacifc is still inconsistent with … Read more »

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