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Archive for February, 2016

Minimum wage rises 50c to $15.25

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The minimum wage is to rise by 50 cents to $15.25 an hour from April 1 2016. Read more »

Bishop welcomes 2016 Hutt STEMM Festival

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National List MP based in the Hutt Valley Chris Bishop is looking forward to the 2016 Hutt STEMM Festival, which will run from 4-12 June this year. Read more »

CBL lifts annual net profit 83%, outperforms IPO forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 29 (BusinessDesk) – CBL Corp, the NZX-listed company that sells credit surety and financial risk insurance, outperformed its initial public offering profit forecast to lift annual net profit 83 percent in 2015. Read more »

Air NZ brings international expert to warn on Wgtn runway

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Promoters of the Wellington airport runway extension are mistaken to expect that building it will be enough to attract airlines to establish new long-haul routes to the capital, says an international airline expert brought … Read more »

Minimum wage hike whacks regional employment

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The new $15.25 minimum wage will hit regional employers especially hard, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

State Highway 1 closed south of Kaikoura

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency advises drivers travelling on State Highway 1 through Kaikoura/ the Conway River/ Hundalees area to expect delays due to a serious crash. Read more »

SummerGlow Customers are in Safe Hands

Press Release – Summerglow Apiaries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a recall of some mnuka honey products produced by an Auckland company, Evergreen Life Ltd, after the discovery that non-approved substances may have been used during the processing of Evergreen … Read more »

MBIE’s key outcomes linked to Pasifika Business Awards

Press Release – Wellington Pasifika Business Network

The importance of growing sustainable Pacific owned businesses is one of the many reasons why the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are getting behind the inaugural ANZ Pasifika Business Awards 2016. Hosted by the Wellington … Read more »

Changes to dairy systems for valued returns

Press Release – Sollus NZ

By 2025 New Zealand could have a dairy industry that is emitting 25% less green house gases, 40% fewer pathogens and nitrogen, and earning 60-100% more profit. It will be an industry that can pride itself on being the farmers market for the global … Read more »

Gap between minimum wage and Living Wage keeps growing

Press Release – Green Party

The growing gap between what families need to earn to live and what the Government sets as the minimum wage, shows the National Government isnt doing enough to ensure all New Zealanders can get ahead, the Green Party said. Read more »

Corporate retreats on the rise for today’s senior executive

Press Release – Corporate Challenge Events NZ

A perception that a senior executive corporate retreat is a lavish recreational getaway is a thing of the past, according to corporate team building expert Dwain Richardson. Richardson, who is the managing director of Corporate Challenge Events, … Read more »

Government botches chance to jumpstart the economy

Press Release – FIRST Union

Government botches chance to jumpstart the economy While the government confirms the minimum wage will rise 50 cents to $15.25 an hour, a trade union representing low paid workers is criticising the meagre increase as a missed opportunity … Read more »

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