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Archive for August, 2015

Great news for Palmerston North air passengers

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Jono Naylor has welcomed this mornings announcement that Jetstar will begin to offer flights to Palmerston North. Read more »

Live Nation NZ, MHC cleared by OIO to buy Vector Arena

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Live Nation NZ and MHC Investments have been cleared by the Overseas Investment Office to acquire Aucklands 12,000-seat Vector Arena for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

Removal of FBT key to improved wellness in the workplace

Press Release – Health Funds Association of NZ

Passing the Affordable Healthcare Bill so that fringe benefit tax is removed from health insurance would greatly improve wellness in the workplace, the Health Funds Association (HFANZ) said today. Read more »

IRD seeks feedback on taxing on foreign property buyers

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The Inland Revenue Department is proposing to introduce a resident withholding tax on foreign buyers of residential property from July next year as part of the government’s plans to crackdown on speculators. Read more »

Caregivers and nurses support midwives

Press Release – NZNO

Momentum is building in New Zealand to address gender pay inequality says New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) caregivers, nurses and midwives. Read more »

Extended regional air service a good start

Press Release – NZ Rural General Practice Network

Today’s announcement that Jetstar will offer four extra regional destinations to its New Zealand routes and the suggestion that more will likely be added is positive news for regional and rural communities, says New Zealand Rural General Practice … Read more »

Police warn users of sex sites of potential for extortion

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Waikato Police are warning surfers of on-line adult internet sites to be wary following a number of incidents where members of the public engaged in sex sites have become victims of extortion. Read more »

Monthly Economic Indicators August 2015

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The August Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury Website at 2:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. Read more »

Sales of superfood spinach on the rise

Press Release – LeaderBrand

LeaderBrand, one of New Zealands largest producers of fresh vegetables, has noticed a significant increase in spinach sales this year. The leap has been accounted to consumers becoming more aware of the superfoods health benefits as well as the … Read more »

New Nelson air link welcome, says Wellington Mayor

Press Release – Wellington City Council

A cheaper air service to Nelson announced today by Jetstar will boost business and leisure travel between the two cities, says Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. The Nelson Wellington link was among a cluster of four new regional Jetstar routes … Read more »

NZTA Must Purchase Properties of those Living Next to Hell

Press Release – Cr K Gurunathan

I urge Crown Agency NZTA to seriously look into the purchase of about nine properties significantly affected by the construction of the Kapiti Expressway. Failing that there must be some intense mitigation measure to make it tolerable. Property owners … Read more »

Residential property withholding tax proposed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Public consultation begins today on the Governments proposed residential land withholding tax with the release of a paper seeking public feedback Read more »

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