Archive for April, 2015

Migrant exploitation Bill passed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) which cracks down on employers who exploit migrant workers passed its final reading in parliament today. Read more »

NIWA studies spectacular seabed gas flares

Press Release – NIWA

A team of scientists aboard NIWAs deepwater research vessel Tangaroa returns to Wellington tomorrow[Friday 1 May] with new knowledge about methane leaking into the atmosphere. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Spark, Contact gain; Xero down

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares rose from a two-month low, paced by Spark New Zealand and Contact Energy as the prospect of lower interest rates fuelled investor demand for income-paying equities. Xero extended its decline. Read more »

NZ dollar falls after RBNZ adopts easing bias

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell after the Reserve Bank adopted a bias towards lower interest rates, saying it would cut rates if inflationary pressures come in below expectations, and after Fonterra Cooperative Group cut its forecast … Read more »

Compromise reached on Auckland port extension

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Ports of Auckland has offered to only extend one of the two wharves it wants to push further out into Auckland harbour in a backdown that it hopes will take the heat out of local opposition to its plans. Read more »

Tamaki project gets $200M govt loan

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Tamaki Redevelopment Co, a property development venture between central government and Auckland Council, has been given a $200 million loan and a mandate to build 7,500 homes over 15 years, financed via property sales and … Read more »

Carter’s Australian building products unit returns to profit

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Carter Holt Harvey’s Australian building products unit returned to profit in 2014, as it fattened margins on increased sales, reversed prior impairment charges and reaped a gain its share of the sale of pulp, paper and packaging … Read more »

Capital’s Council supports framework for safer cycling

Press Release – Wellington City Council

A draft framework for a safe, complete cycling network for Wellingtonians was given full support by the Wellington City Council at its meeting today. Read more »

The Formary to represent New Zealand at the World Exposition

Press Release – The Formary

Transforming industrial and agricultural waste into beautiful fabrics is the mantra of New Zealand company The Formary. Read more »

Decision digest, Governing Body – Auckland Council

Press Release – Auckland Council

Councillors meet for the Mayors report on Aucklands Long-term Plan, discussions on Ports, Animal Management and other recommendations Read more »

BP launches 95 Plus into retail market

Press Release – Senate SHJ

In a first for the New Zealand retail fuels market, BP has announced that from 30th April, the company will be offering a BP 95 Plus petrol blend across two sites in the Auckland market. Read more »

School Bus Signage Trial Underway

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council is trialling new signage on school buses in the Queenstown area as a way to remind drivers to slow to 20km/h when passing a bus that has stopped for children. The trial will run during the first half of Term Two and … Read more »

Giesen Wines to distribute Peter Lehmann Wines in NZ

Press Release – Giesen Wines

30 April 2015 – Giesen Wines has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Peter Lehmann Wines (PLW) in New Zealand. This new partnership will be the first time an external brand is introduced into the Giesen Wines distribution business. Read more »

New laws to better protect New Zealand’s business reputation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith says changes made by the Companies Amendment Act 2014 will help protect New Zealands integrity and reputation as a good place to do business. The changes to the Companies Act come into force from … Read more »

Wool scouring merger a win for New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Wool Services

Christchurch-based wool processor and trader New Zealand Wool Services has welcomed the Commerce Commissions preliminary endorsement of its merger with Cavalier Wool Holdings wool scouring operations in New Zealand. Cavaliers scouring services … Read more »

Final Day for Karaka Million Payments

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

Payments for yearlings purchased at New Zealand Bloodstocks National Yearling Sale Series at Karaka who have been entered in the Karaka Million Series are due today by5pm (NZ). Read more »

ANZ waives fees for International Money Transfers into Nepal

Press Release – ANZ Bank

ANZ today announced that it will waive fees for International Money Transfers made via internet banking into Nepal, as relief efforts continue following the devastation of the earthquake. Read more »

Wellness at work makes for healthy businesses

Press Release – Equal Employment Opportunities Trust

A decade ago, the majority of employee surveys would have told you that career advancement opportunities were the number one priority for workers focused on doing story, with 69% of professionals in NZ stating that work life balance, including flexible working, … Read more »

Find Your Next Success at NZB’s Upcoming Sale

Press Release – New Zealand Bloodstock News

A prosperous season among New Zealands juvenile ranks has brought New Zealand Bloodstocks National Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock to the fore ready for the next crop of youngsters to be sold at the upcoming Sale in May. Read more »

Farming salaries holding firm in spite of tough conditions

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers and Rabobanks 2015 employee remuneration report shows farm employee remuneration is rising despite tough industry conditions. Salaries across the industry groups generally were equal at entry level, though some dairy farming employees, … Read more »

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