Archive for March, 2016

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, posts 6.2% quarterly gain

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares rose, pushing the NZX 50 Index to a fresh record and rounding out a 6.2 percent quarterly gain. Orion Health Group, Xero and Fletcher Building gained. Read more »

Whanganui: Information sought – cyclist hit by motor vehicle

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Whanganui Police are seeking information regarding a cyclist that was hit by a motor vehicle in Whanganui this morning. Read more »

Finzsoft warns on profit, links up with First Credit Union

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Finzsoft Solutions, the listed Auckland-based software provider to banks and financial services companies, has warned investors profits will be “materially lower” when it publishes its full-year results for … Read more »

NZ dollar may extend rally, investors wary on greenback

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar may extend its gain after touching a nine-month high after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s caution over the path of future interest rate increases keeps investors wary about holding the greenback. Read more »

Barriers to contraception for Māori teenage mothers

Press Release – University of Otago

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found that there are health system barriers for young Mori mothers when trying to access timely contraception. Read more »

Methven Aurajet Aio Shower wins prestigious award

Press Release – Methven

New Zealands award-winning and market-leading premium shower and tapware brand Methven Limited (MVN) has won a 2016 Red Dot Award for product design for its Aurajet Aio Shower. Read more »

Rōpere Consulting

Press Release – Ropere Consulting

Peter Fraser, principal at Rpere Consulting, commends the Wairarapa Leaders’ Tour scheduled for Friday 1st April, hosted by Wairarapa Water User Project (WWUP) and showcasing the use of water to produce high-value products while creating employment … Read more »

Joyce needs to take responsibility for his blunders

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Steven Joyce today admitted hes got no idea of the size of his Ministrys payroll liability six months after being told legal breaches were being investigated, Labours Economic Development spokesperson David Clark says. Read more »

Rising seas could hit $20 billion of homes

Press Release – Green Party

Rising seas could hit $20 billion of homes The National Government is gambling with New Zealanders futures by not preparing now for rising seas, which MPs were told threatens up to $20 billion worth of New Zealand homes, the Green Party said today. … Read more »

Guilty plea for financial adviser in $1.4 million fraud

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – A financial adviser with clients in the Waikato and the Bay of Plenty has pleaded guilty to a $1.4 million fraud at the Tauranga District Court. Read more »

Wellington Food Show

Press Release – The Food Show

The Wellington Food Show is back and packing a bigger food punch than ever! Hosted at Westpac Stadium from 20 22 May 2016, with the latest and greatest from Wellington and around the country, its sure to tickle everyones tastebuds. From handcrafted … Read more »

Faster not always better for Kapiti drivers

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police say that although most motorists behaviour on the Wellington network has been generally good despite a recent number of road works in the Kapiti area, some road users are not playing by the rules. Read more »

Wool Prices Lower Locally

Press Release – NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the North Island offering of 8,600 bales saw an 86 percent clearance with most types easing in local terms mainly due to a significantly stronger New Zealand dollar. Read more »

It’s in the family for new A&P Association President

Press Release – TDM Events

Sheep and beef farmer Warrick James has been elected as President of the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association for 2016 at the Annual General Meeting at Riccarton Park Racecourse on 30 March. Read more »

Auckland’s Tāmaki housing transfer confirmed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The transfer of ownership of thousands of houses today marks a significant step in regenerating the Tmaki area and improving the stock of social and affordable housing in Auckland, Ministers Bill English and Dr Nick Smith say. Read more »

Testing work to start on East West project

Press Release – NZTA

As part of the planning and consenting phase of the East West project, the NZ Transport Agency will be carrying out ground testing work throughout April. Read more »

New Ashburton Resthome and Hospital Creates 80 New Jobs

Press Release – Radius Residential Care

Ashburtons new 80 room aged care facility, Radius Millstream, opens its doors at the end of May creating some 80 new jobs in the local community. Read more »

Auckland Airport AUD FX Rate for 2016 interim dividend

Press Release – Auckland Airport

The foreign exchange rate to be used for the Auckland Airport FY2016 interim dividend paid to Australian investors in AUD has been set at 0.8979. Dividends will be paid to investors on Thursday 7 April, 2016. Read more »

Change to Tax Treatment of Earthquake Strengthening Vital

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First hopes to amend the tax treatment of earthquake strengthening later this year, says Ron Mark, New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Spokesperson on Building and Construction. Read more »

NZ farmer confidence falls in first quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand farmer confidence fell in the first quarter, as downbeat dairy, sheep and beef farmers outweighed more optimistic horticulture growers. Read more »

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