Archive for March, 2016

ScreenSafe leads health and safety in NZ screen sector

Press Release – ScreenSafe

New Zealands screen sector has been quick off the mark to interpret the new health and safety legislative regime with the launch of ScreenSafes website on 31 March. Read more »

NZ Farmers Need Protection Against Damaging Agribusiness

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The New Zealand Government must establish a mechanism to protect farmers against legislative changes or agribusiness partnerships that threaten the non-GE status of New Zealand’s agricultural sectors. The shared value of New Zealand’s reputation … Read more »

Rotorua Eastern Arterial designation lifted

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick has today welcomed the announcement from NZ Transport Agency that they will not be constructing the Rotorua Eastern Arterial and that the designation in place since 1963 can be lifted. Read more »

Fun in the workplace is essential for success

Press Release – Corporate Challenge Events NZ

Encouraging fun and play in the workplace is essential for todays business to be successful, according to New Zealand and Australian team building and corporate culture expert Dwain Richardson. Richardson, who has dedicated his career to bringing … Read more »

Rotorua Eastern Arterial designation lifted

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed that the Rotorua Eastern Arterial (REA) will not be constructed and that the designation will no longer be required. Read more »

UPDATE: Synlait expects exchange rate to boost payout

Article – BusinessDesk

(Recasts, adding comments from chief executive. Fixes mistake around 201 suppliers as that’s not until next season) Read more »

NZ business confidence falls in March

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand businesses were increasingly negative about the overall state of play in March, although were more optimistic about their individual prospects. Read more »

Paid parental leave boost good for business

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Employers should regard extended paid parental leave that comes into effect tomorrow [April 1] as a business boost in the long term rather than an extra burden, said Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand New Zealand Country Head Kirsten … Read more »

MetService: 31 March

Press Release – MetService

Most places are going to get wet this weekend, with a rain band forecast to travel eastwards across the country, followed by a cold front from the south. A northerly flow over the country brings heavy rain to a few exposed regions and a Severe Weather … Read more »

Improvements to Route 12 bus service effective on Monday

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay bus commuters are being advised of a change to the Napier to Hastings Route 12 to ensure the bus service remains on time in peak hours. Read more »

Mainzeal liquidators reject claims totalling $16.7 million

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – The liquidators of the Mainzeal group of companies that started collapsing on Waitangi Day in 2013 have rejected $16.7 million of claims, or about 11 percent of what’s sought by out-of-pocket creditors. Read more »

Christchurch Airport to build a new hotel on campus

Press Release – Christchurch Airport

New 200-room Novotel hotel to open late 2017 Direct response to increasing passenger numbers $80m investment Record passenger growth at Christchurch Airport will see the airport company build a new Novotel hotel, 200-rooms and 4.5 stars, … Read more »

The economy – mostly sunny despite cloudy periods

Press Release – Business NZ

The economic outlook for New Zealand is stronger than for many other countries, according to the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast . Read more »

Kiwis warned to check their power prices

Press Release – Flick Electric Co

Electricity retailer Flick Electric Co. is warning New Zealanders to check their power prices as companies prepare to lift rates tomorrow. Read more »

Bealey Bridge, Upper Waimakariri, repairs start mid-April

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Bealey Bridge, Upper Waimakariri, repairs start mid-April, overnight closure 16 April, a Saturday night Read more »

Ongoing market challenges weigh on New Zealand farmers

Press Release – Rabobank

The significant and persisting challenges in market conditions continue to weigh heavily on the nations farmers, with New Zealands rural confidence at the second lowest level recorded in the past 10 years, the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence … Read more »

Entries Double as NZ Commercial Project Awards Come of Age

Press Release – Commercial Projects Award

More than 60 of New Zealands top commercial properties will vie for national awards at this years New Zealand Commercial Project Awards double the number of entries from 2015. Read more »

ARANZ Medical named 2016 Hi-Tech Awards finalist

Press Release – ARANZ Medical

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ., 31 March, 2016 – ARANZ Medical Ltd, a specialist in 3D scanning and informatics solutions for the healthcare sector, has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards 2016. The fast growing company has been shortlisted … Read more »

Fish & Game Awards North Canterbury Farmers

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game Awards North Canterbury Farmers Environment Prize The dedicated efforts of a group of farmers to protect a North Canterbury stream have been recognised by Fish & Game with an environmental award. Read more »

Groundwork Associates appoints Relationship Manager

Press Release – Groundwork

Groundwork Associates, based in Hamilton, has appointed a new Relationship Manager for its Hamilton East-based meeting venue The Greenspace. Read more »

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