Archive for November, 2015

Gimblett Gravels District confirmed as red wine hot spot

Press Release – Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association

The Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District cemented its position as New Zealands top spot for fuller bodied reds, collecting trophies for both Syrah and Merlot at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards last weekend. Chairman of the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers … Read more »

Antarctica calls for outreach proposals to demystify science

Press Release – Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is seeking applications from enthused media, artists, teachers and writers who are eager to tell the story behind New Zealand’s research into climate change in Antarctica. Read more »

Hexagon Holdings to acquire Hally Group

Press Release – Hexagon Holdings

TransTasman label converter Hally Group, with operating subsidiaries Hally Labels (Brisbane, Christchurch, Auckland), AC Labels (Sydney) and MarkIt Labels (Christchurch), is being acquired by Hexagon Holdings. The acquisition is for 100% of the shares … Read more »

Plans to sell City Care announced

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council will sell 100 per cent of City Care Limited through a competitive sale process starting in the New Year. Read more »

Award thanks to Eastern Bay of Plenty farmers

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Nukuhou River has won the Bay of Plentys most-improved river title for 2015. Read more »

10-year passports: Back by public demand

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Peter Dunne Minister of Internal Affairs 30 November 2015 10-year passports: Back by public demand Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has today welcomed New Zealands return to 10-year adult passports. Legislation necessary to effect this … Read more »

Special family to light the Sky Tower

Press Release – SKYCITY

Special family to light the Sky Tower with Santa for Christmas Tonight, the Belz family from KidzFirst Childrens Hospital will have a Christmas experience like no other, helping Santa light the largest Christmas Tree in Auckland, the Sky … Read more »

New Law Commission projects announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to begin three new projects in 2016. Read more »

PwC strengthens its tax service offerings

Press Release – PwC

PwC New Zealand is growing the tax offerings of its firm with the acquisition of Wellington-based, tax specialist practice TaxTeam. The business, and 12 staff members, will move in to PwCs Wellington office on 113-119 The Terrace today. Read more »

Promapp Accelerates Expansion

Press Release – Promapp

Auckland, 30 November 2015 Promapp Solutions, an industry leading provider of cloud-based process management (BPM) software for creating and storing business processes online, has announced the appointment of Vivienne Larsen as the companys Global … Read more »

Canterbury youth take strong stance

Press Release – Generation Zero

In a bid to ditch the loser cruiser mentality and make buses cool the Christchurch arm of youth advocacy group, Generation Zero, is hosting a community launch party at the Bus Interchange. Read more »

New Zealand Post Fuels Growth Through APIs

Press Release – MuleSoft

Postal service launches new Developer Resource Centre to enable growth strategy in parcels and logistics Read more »

NZME Establishes New Commercial Division – CreateMe

Press Release – NZME.

30 November 2015 New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) has established a new division called CreateMe which brings together all of their core commercial content creators and commercial strategists. Group Revenue Director, Laura Maxwell … Read more »

Regional speed management approach for safer Waikato roads

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

A regional speed management framework to help prevent death and serious injury on Waikato roads is the focus of a new Waikato regional transport committee project. The committee today gave its support to a broad timeframe which will see the draft … Read more »

MPI continues to work on bobby calf issue

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries confirms it immediately commenced an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of bobby calves that were the subject of a television programme last night following receipt of footage that was aired on the programme. Read more »

David Parker returns to Labour’s front bench in reshuffle

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The Labour Party’s former finance spokesman, David Parker, has returned to the party’s parliamentary front bench with a brace of weighty portfolios, including environment, water, regulatory affairs and the information communications … Read more »

David Parker returns to Labour’s front bench in reshuffle

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The Labour Party’s former finance spokesman, David Parker, has returned to the party’s parliamentary front bench with a brace of weighty portfolios, including environment, water, regulatory affairs and the information communications … Read more »

SenateSHJ announces 2015 intern

Press Release – Senate SHJ

AUT student, part-time skateboarder and qualified barista Tessa Donovan has been named the SenateSHJ Prize Intern for 2015. Read more »

Fonterra in organic infant formula deal with Bellamy’s

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group and Bellamys Australia have entered into a five-year, multi-million dollar deal to manufacture a range of new baby nutritional powders at the Darnum infant formula plant in southeast Victoria. Read more »

NZ auditors still struggling to meet standards, FMA says

Article – BusinessDesk for Yahoo

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The country’s auditors are still struggling to meet minimum accounting standards, with less than a fifth reviewed by the Financial Markets Authority characterised as ‘good’ and the rest needing to improve. Read more »

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