Archive for June, 2015

Refunds for owners affected by Vehicle Risk Rating errors

Press Release – ACC

Refunds for owners affected by Vehicle Risk Rating errors ACC and the NZ Transport Agency are taking action to ensure that motor vehicle owners who have been overcharged for the Vehicle Risk Rating (VRR) component of their vehicle licencing fee will get … Read more »

The Green Man is here to help pedestrians

Press Release – Auckland Transport

The Green Man is here to help pedestrians If a Green Man holds your hand while crossing an intersection in Aucklands CBD, dont be alarmed. Hes there to help you keep safe and to emphasise the green man featured in the pedestrian “cross now” … Read more »

Historic stately homestead goes on the market for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

One of Aucklands most historic homes tracing its heritage back some 137 years to the early colonisation of the city has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Taxes going up and down, but fuel prices should be falling

Press Release – AA Insurance

Petrol tax collected to fund New Zealands land transport system is increasing 3 cents per litre on 1 July, the third of three scheduled annual tax increases. However, at the same time ACC is reducing the tax it collects from petrol by 3 cents per litre. Read more »

Retain Global Equities Overweight Despite Fed Hikes Ahead

Press Release – Nikko Asset Management

The G3 economies are expected to remain strong thanks to U.S.-led growth which has prompted Nikko Asset Management to maintain its long-held overweight stance on global equities, according to the Tokyo-based asset managers Global Investment Committee … Read more »

Not all doom and gloom on the job front

Press Release – Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton Internationals latest Business Report reveals the scale of technologys influence on business with the majority of firms surveyed now planning to automate operations and practices. With capital costs low as labour costs rise, the findings … Read more »

Rebounding property market fortunes sparks management buy-in

Press Release – Bayleys

The ever-improving fortunes of Northlands property markets have seen a senior manager at the regions leading real estate agency buy a sizeable shareholding in the company. Read more »

Keeping Government to account on Human Rights

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission launched an online tool to monitor the Governments human rights record today, the first of its kind in the world. Read more »

Technology, more public R&D needed to lift agriculture

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand needs to reverse a decline in public research and development spending, foster enabling policies and provide access to technology to boost productivity in the food and agribusiness sector, says a new Rabobank report. Read more »

Air New Zealand adds further Wellington flights this weekend

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand adds further Wellington flights this weekend Air New Zealand has announced it will operate even more flights to the capital this weekend with additional services to and from both Auckland and Christchurch adding more than 250 seats for … Read more »

Beware of website offering Government grants

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is warning start-up and small businesses to beware of an organisation called New Zealand Small Business Assistance Centre (NZSBAC) that is offering access to government grants. Read more »

Green Party allows split vote on cyber-bullying bill

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party has chosen to allow a split vote on todays third reading of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill. Read more »

Paying Living Wage a Success for Growing Ice Cream Maker

Press Release – Tommy and James Ltd

Its the second year for Living Wage Aoteroa. The announcement of second round (year two) employers will be made in Hamilton tomorrow (July 1st). Tommy & James, the duo behind Nice Blocks and Little Island ice cream, have been on the Living Wage … Read more »

Four out of ten for Simon’s Bridges

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Transport Authoritys decision to fund only four of the 10 bridges promised in Nationals shameless Northland by-election bribe is a huge embarrassment for Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Labours Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford … Read more »

Opportunities aplenty for savvy investors in new NAI

Press Release – Harcourts

NAI Harcourts has released its second Key Assets portfolio for 2015, which includes more than 50 commercial properties and businesses for sale and lease. Read more »

Global Company Showcases The Coromandel

Press Release – The Coromandel

The good for your soul vibe of The Coromandel is being broadcast to a potential audience of millions worldwide. GoPro, who produce and market the worlds most versatile camera, have just published a video featuring this popular New Zealand … Read more »

Unification the hot topic at Beekeepers’ Conference

Press Release – Media PA

Unification has been one of the major topics at last weeks annual Conference of the National Beekeepers Association and Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group held at Wairakei, attend by Waikato based Manuka Honey producers SummerGlow Apiaries. Read more »

Stop Picking on Farmers Over Milk, Focus on the Supermarkets

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Stop Picking on Farmers Over Milk, Focus on the Supermarkets Blaming farmers for the price of milk is wrong when supermarkets are creaming profits, says New Zealand First Primary Industries Spokesperson Richard Prosser. It is concerning that farmers … Read more »

Road Contractors Destroy Endangered Natives at Waipoua

Press Release – Waipauo Forest Trust

The New Zealand Transport Authority has put the giant kauri of Waipoua Forest under threat due to its mismanagement of State Highway 12 through the Waipoua Forest Sanctuary, according to a report delivered to the NZTA by the Waipoua Forest Trust. The report … Read more »

Stop Picking on Farmers Over Milk, Focus on the Supermarkets

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Blaming farmers for the price of milk is wrong when supermarkets are creaming profits, says New Zealand First Primary Industries Spokesperson Richard Prosser. Read more »

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