Archive for February, 2015

Australia and NZ sign MoU for criminal history checks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communities on both sides of the Tasman will benefit following the expansion of a criminal history checking service to vet individuals for employment, training and registration purposes. Read more »

Trade Minister in China for FTA discussion

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser departs for China tonight to undertake a range of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) related meetings including discussions with his trade counterpart, Minister Gao Hucheng. Read more »

TDH’s finances expected to improve

Press Release – Tairawhiti DHB

A very busy winter, more cancer patients getting more treatment and extra hip and knee operations have contributed to a poor financial result for Tairwhiti District Health seven months into the financial year. Read more »

Faster treatment for cancer at TDH

Press Release – Tairawhiti District Health

Faster treatment for cancer at TDH More people are getting access to elective surgery and more people are getting faster treatment for cancer as Tairwhiti District Health (TDH) comes close to achieving national Health Targets. Read more »

Crocodile Tears From Members of Parliament

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Despite public comments bemoaning yesterdays back-dated pay hike, not a single member of Parliament intends to reject their pay rise, according to responses received by the Taxpayers Union . This morning the Union emailed every MP asking whether … Read more »

TSB Bank writes off $53.9 mln Solid Energy debt

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – TSB Bank, the Taranaki community-owned bank, has written off the remaining $53.9 million debt exposure it had to stricken state-owned coal miner Solid Energy as the prospects of getting repaid deteriorate. Read more »

PGC posts 1H loss, writes down Perpetual receivable

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Pyne Gould Corp, whose 2014 accounts are being looked into by the market regulator, reported a first-half loss as it was hit with foreign exchange adjustments and losses from its subsidiaries, and wrote down the value of what it … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to a record; Genesis, PFI gain

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares rose paced by Genesis Energy and Property For Industry, on good sentiment around the local economy and demand for dividend paying stocks. Xero fell as investors took the chance to crystallise profits from … Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 0.4% weekly gain; USD poised to rise

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.4 percent gain against the greenback this week, ahead of what might be an extended rally for the US currency as the prospects for the world’s biggest economy remain strong. Read more »

WikiNZ and our new Internet data portal

Press Release – InternetNZ

This is a blog post that has appeared on InternetNZ’s website at: https://internetnz.nz/blog/wikinz-and-our-new-internet-data-portal . Read more »

Fonterra’s Glencoal says Waikato mine delayed, not on hold

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group subsidiary Glencoal has denied suggestions it has put its plans for an open cast mine in the Waikato on hold indefinitely following public opposition. Read more »

Electricity Lines Tariff Reduction Announced

Press Release – Wellington Electricity Lines Limited

Wellington Electricity Lines Limited, the electricity lines company for the Wellington region, has today confirmed a reduction in their line charges that will take effect from 1 April 2015. Read more »

Last chance to make suggestions on transport plans

Press Release – Environment Southland and Otago Regional Council

Southland and Otago residents have until the end of next week (6 March) to make submissions on the Draft Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015-2021 . Read more »

Monopoly: 96 hours to go to keep Queenstown on top!

Press Release – Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (27 February 2015) As of today, Queenstown is sitting in the top 15 of 80 cities around the world all competing for a spot on the global Monopoly Here & Now: World Edition game board. And theres only 96 hours left … Read more »

Dunedin City Holdings Limited Half Year Result

Press Release – Dunedin City Holdings

Dunedin (Friday, 27 February 2015) The Dunedin City Holdings group is reporting an improved profit after tax and higher operating cashflows in its half year result, compared to the same period last year. Read more »

SCIRT traffic news week starting 2 March

Press Release – SCIRT

http://strongerchristchurch.govt.nz/article/what-is-happening-on-christchurch-roads-2-march-moorhouse-waltham-dyers-pass-updates Read more »

Development of extended online services gains momentum

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

A project to extend the range of online services provided by Palmerston North City Council is gaining momentum. Over the next three years we want to improve productivity for both the Council and users of the services, Peter Eathorne general manager … Read more »

Last chance to make suggestions on transport plans

Press Release – Environment Southland

Last chance to make suggestions on transport plans Southland and Otago residents have until the end of next week (6 March) to make submissions on the Draft Otago Southland Regional Land Transport Plans 2015-2021. Environment Southland and the … Read more »

Q-fly, scientists on screen and fluoride study questioned

Press Release – Science Media Centre

In the News: What can NZ learn from Japanese earthquakes? In the News: No link found between brain cancer and mobile use Expert Reaction: Water fluoridation and underactive thyroid Expert Reaction: Fruit fly incursion Read more »

Bar crossing course at Raglan

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Crossing the notorious Raglan bar can be extremely hazardous for even the most experienced boatie. Read more »

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