Archive for September, 2015

Jailed for child sexual abuse pictures

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

A Hastings man who pleaded guilty to 10 charges of possessing child sexual abuse images was today jailed for 12 months. Read more »

Caritas says the time to act on climate change is now

Press Release – Caritas

Urgent action must be taken to help communities in Oceania cope with the serious consequences of climate change and environmental degradation, many of whom have been struggling with these issues for more than a decade. This is one of the main findings … Read more »

SH 73 slip at Rock Shelter, Otira Gorge – update 4pm 30/9/15

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

30 September 2015 | NZ Transport Agency – Southern Region SH 73 slip at Rock Shelter, Otira Gorge, West Coast update 4.00 pm, 30 September Read more »

Warehouse buys out financial services JV for $7.3 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest listed retailer, has taken control of its financial services joint venture, buying out partner Westpac Banking Corp’s stake for $7.3 million. Read more »

Defence Force job cuts not so black and white

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Gerry Brownlee needs to come clean on planned job cuts at the NZ Defence Force (NZDF) over the next few years, after documents revealed 713 affected military and civilian jobs by 2018. Read more »

Orion Health inks technology deal with Boots UK

Article – BusinessDesk

Orion Health inks technology deal with Boots UK – not enough to reverse sliding share price Read more »

TRC remains in strong financial position

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

The Taranaki Regional Council finished the 2014/2015 financial year strongly, with a pleasing surplus despite minimal rates rises. Read more »

Lack of consultation over Kermadec ocean sanctuary

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A lack of consultation with important iwi stakeholders about the establishment of the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary could lead to legal challenges, says Labours Fisheries spokesperson Rino Tirikatene. Read more »

Ballance Farm Environment Awards application period extended

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment awards

Ballance Farm Environment Awards application period extended for Canterbury farmers Canterbury farmers have been given another three weeks to enter this years Ballance Farm Environment Awards. The entry deadline has been extended to Friday October 30 … Read more »

SPG’s Andrew Robinson, jailed fraudster, pleads guilty

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Andrew Robinson, a former director of Strategic Planning Group jailed in July for six years over a $2.7 million fraud, has pleaded guilty to charges of making false statements in relation to the same business. Read more »

PGC blames auditors for delayed annual report

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Pyne Gould Corp, which restated its 2014 accounts to remove an anticipated gain on the sale of Perpetual Trust, has blamed a delay in releasing its annual report for the second year in a row on a change in auditors. Read more »

Frost & Sullivan Declares LogRhythm as Market Leader

Press Release – LogRhythm

Frost & Sullivan Declares LogRhythm as SIEM / Log Management Market Leader for Providing Exceptional Technology Leadership and Delivering Customer Impact Read more »

Streamlined signage rules now in place

Press Release – Auckland City Council

New rules that come into effect on 1 October will manage the display of publicly visible signs in a safe and consistent way across the Auckland region. Read more »

Tonga Receives New Funding to Improve Transport

Press Release – World Bank

WASHINGTON D.C., September 29, 2015 Work underway to improve Tongas transport sector has received a significant boost with US$4 million in additional funding approved today by the World Banks Board of Executive Directors to strengthen the countrys … Read more »

Westland Milk lifts 2016 forecast payout to $4.90-$5.30/kgMS

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Westland Milk, which is considering job cuts to contain costs in the face of weaker dairy prices, raised its forecast milk payout to farmers for the current season, saying there are “some signs of increasing demand and … Read more »

Non-residential consents surge in Christchurch

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The value of building consents reached an all-time high in August 2015, boosted by planned nonresidential work in Christchurch, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Value-add key to improved returns for shareholders

Press Release – Westland Milk Products

Continuing its move into more value-added production is the best strategy to ensure shareholders competitive and sustainable returns Westland Milk Products says, as the co-operative confirmed a company average operating surplus available to shareholders … Read more »

SPG and SPGI director pleads guilty to FMA charges

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

Former company director and financial adviser, Andrew Hrothgar Robinson, has today pleaded guilty to charges brought by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), relating to his involvement as director ofStrategic Planning Group Limited (SPG) and SPG Investment … Read more »

Need for Constructive Solutions on Affordable Housing

Press Release – NZ Planning Institute

In a recent set speech the Hon Bill English has once again attributed inequality, poverty and the lack of affordable housing within New Zealand to planners, citing Auckland as the most evident indication of the problem. Read more »

NZ business confidence rises, snapping 5-month slide

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand businesses grew less gloomy about the economy’s prospects in September, snapping five months of declining confidence, in a period when dairy prices rallied from their lows, soothing concerns about the strength of … Read more »

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