Archive for February, 2016

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 »

Living Cell: Parkinson’s clinical trial results due in 2017

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Australasian biotech company Living Cell Technologies says it will know the outcome of a make or break clinical trial on its regenerative cell therapy for Parkinsons disease in the first quarter of next year. Read more »

Minimum wage increase too little too late

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A miniscule rise in the minimum wage of just $18 a week in take-home pay will barely cover rent rises and shows how little the Government cares about growing inequality in New Zealand, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. Read more »

Treasury: Monthly Economic Indicators February 2016

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The February Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury Website at 2:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. The main points: Economic growth picked up over the second half of 2015 The unemployment … Read more »

Minimum wage to increase to $15.25

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.25 an hour on 1 April 2016, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today. The starting-out and training hourly minimum wages rates will increase from $11.80 to $12.20 per hour, … Read more »

Exceeding Visitors’ Expectations a Must

Press Release – Customer Experiences

Tourism is in an exciting and challenging growth faze that is seen to continue as Asian markets practically China expands. Read more »

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi decline expected as outlook sours

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is expected to fall this week as weaker local conditions start to sour the economic outlook. Read more »

Winners’ field day challenged and inspired

Press Release – South Island Farmer of the Year

The spectacular scene of more than 75 cars snaking through the back tracks of Omarama station in a plume of high country dust was a visual highlight of the South Island Farmer of the Year winners field day on Friday( 26 February 2016), but for the … Read more »

Sudden death in Taranaki

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police advise that the truck-driver involved in the fatal crash at Patea on Thursday 25th of February has been found deceased at his home. Read more »

Top honour for Newton Forrest at 2016 Royal Easter Show

Press Release – Newton Forest

Newton Forrest took a top honour over the weekend, winning the Heritage Rose Bowl at this years Royal Easter Show Wine awards, for its 2013, 2006 and 2002 Cornerstone. A blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Malbec, Cornerstone was first produced from … Read more »

Fairfax signs on award-winning investigative journalism Trio

Press Release – Fairfax Media

Award-winning investigative journalism trio Paula Penfold, Eugene Bingham and Toby Longbottom join Fairfax Media from today. Read more »

Telco shows the way for infrastructure

Press Release – NZCID

New Zealands rise up the OECD on measures of telecommunications performance is an example of what can be achieved with strong public and private sector cooperation, market competition and cutting edge infrastructure procurement, says Stephen Selwood. Read more »

Deepest container ship to sail from Port Chalmers

Press Release – Port Otago

The departure of Maersks Southern Star service vessel, Laust Maersk, today (Monday 29 February) will be an especially significant one; at 13.5 metres draft it will be the deepest container vessel to sail from New Zealand waters since the first container … Read more »

Payments NZ welcomes ICBC to Bulk Electronic Clearing System

Press Release – Payments NZ

Payments NZ has welcomed a new direct settlement participant to its Bulk Electronic Clearing System (BECS), the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China New Zealand Limited, (ICBC). Read more »

Rush-hour traffic through Kensington

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

If you are travelling in rush hour, plan ahead, thats the message to drivers heading through the Kensington/Kamo/Nixon St intersection this year. Read more »

Avocado Industry Joins GIA Biosecurity Partnership

Press Release – New Zealand Avocado

TAURANGA, 25 February 2015: NZ Avocado Growers Association Incorporated (NZAGA) signed the Deed of the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response at Tauranga, becoming the eighth Signatory to sign the Deed. Read more »

Energy sector conference this week

Press Release – Joint Press Release

The energy sectors annual 2-day conference Downstream is being held in Auckland this week, March 2-3 at the SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland. Read more »

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