Archive for March, 2015

Greens welcome ban on animal cosmetics testing

Press Release – Green Party

After more than a year of campaigning by Green MP Mojo Mathers, the Government has finally agreed to ban cosmetics testing on animals, the Green Party said today. Im over the moon that the Government has acknowledged my work on this issue by finally … Read more »

Hair Salon rejects new contactless payment system

Press Release – Mane Salon

Wellington Hair Salon rejects new Semble contactless payments system, endorses Bitcoin. Mane Salon, a Wellington hair salon has instructed its bank not to deploy the new Semble contactless payments system to its EFTPOS terminal. Read more »

Law change to ban cosmetic testing on animals

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government will introduce a change to the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill to ban the use of animals for testing finished cosmetic products and ingredients, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. Read more »

Exclusive mobile ad sales partnership with Conversant Media

Press Release – Snakk Media

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 31 March 2015 – Australian publisher Conversant Media has signed an exclusive advertising sales partner agreement with Snakk Medias (NZAX: SNK) division Represent Media to fill the mobile ad inventory on Conversants premium … Read more »

Standards and Accreditation Bill reported back

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the Commerce select committees report on the Standards and Accreditation Bill which has recommended some improvements to the proposed regime. I would like to thank the committee … Read more »

New Zealand law losing online trade mark wars?

Press Release – Zone IP

The diminishing ability of traditional legal channels to protect businesses from brand jacking and dilution of trade marks online in New Zealand, means business leaders might need to start relying less on the law and more on smarter commercial decisions … Read more »

Nitrogen dollars dissolving in thin air

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Millions of dollars worth of nitrogen is vanishing into thin air, causing losses to farmers and to New Zealand in wasted import dollars. Read more »

Successful capital raising for life insurer

Press Release – Pinnacle Life

The offer received strong interest from investors with shares snapped up by individuals and trusts and was over subscribed within two weeks. Read more »

Spidertracks Releases App for Android Devices

Press Release – Spidertracks

New Zealand-based real-time aircraft tracking company spidertracks has just released their spidertracks app for Android, enabling even more people to access flight information from almost anywhere. Read more »

HVAC&R Trade Exhibition And Industry Conference

Press Release – Institute of Refrigeration Heating and Air Con

The Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers Inc. (IRHACE), Climate Control Companies Association (CCCA) and Refrigerant License New Zealand (RLNZ) announce details of their annual Trade Exhibition and Industry Conference. Read more »

NZ employers warned – plan for post Easter power shift

Press Release – Hays

Easter will mark an important tipping point in New Zealands construction employment sector, yet recruiting experts Hays says that many employers could be caught on the hop. Read more »

Mastercard Provides Mobile Wallet Solution

Press Release – Mastercard

New Zealand March 31, 2015 MasterCard Mobile Transaction Solutions (MTS) has today announced that it is providing the mobile wallet solution for Semble to enable secure contactless payments with a smartphone in New Zealand. Read more »

Consultation on Campylobacter performance targets open

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking for feedback on a range of proposed options for testing of Campylobacter in poultry. Read more »

Ramps save endangered sea lion pups

Press Release – Department of Conservation

New images and footage released today reveal how escape ramps installed in holes in the ground are saving endangered sea lion pups from a needless death. Read more »

Woman dies after Levin crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A woman has died in hospital after a collision between a vehicle and a mobility scooter on Oxford Street, Levin, on Thursday 26 March, 2015. Read more »

Black Caps have done us proud

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Black Caps have done New Zealand proud in the ICC Cricket World Cup. Read more »

NZ business confidence rises to 7-month high in March

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence rose to a seven-month high in March, led by improved sentiment in the agricultural sector. Read more »

Disruption to night sports likely after Wakefield Park crash

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Disruption to night sports likely following vehicle crash outside Wellington’s Wakefield Park A serious two-vehicle crash on Adelaide Road yesterday afternoon is likely to lead to disruption of football matches and training on Wakefield Park possibly … Read more »

Kiwis a Bunch of Hot Cross Bun Buffs, Survey Reveals

Press Release – Bakers Delight

A recent survey into New Zealands Hot Cross Bun preferences has revealed that we are avid connoisseurs of the Hot Cross Bun, proving ourselves Hot Cross enthusiasts, in comparison to our Australian counterparts. Read more »

Visitor economy support for local govt investment

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

A healthy visitor economy is vital to the regions but local government support is essential, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says. Read more »

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