Archive for April, 2016

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as Z Energy purchase approved

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares rose after Z Energy gained regulatory approval to acquire rival petrol chains, increasing its market share, while Skellerup Holdings suffered after a profit downgrade. Read more »

Wellington cinema restoration proves a winner

Press Release – Dulux

The renovation of the Empire Cinema and Eatery in Wellingtons Island Bay has won the International category in the 30th year of the Dulux Colour Awards announced in Melbourne tonight. It was also commended in the Commercial Exterior category. Read more »

Steel & Tube seismic mesh update

Press Release – Steel and Tube Holdings

Steel & Tube has total confidence in the compliance of its seismic mesh and all product for sale has been through external testing. Read more »

Napier retail vacancies jump 30 per cent

Press Release – Turley and Co

Napier CBD retail vacancies have jumped 30 per cent since December, according to the Turley & Co Retail Vacancy Survey. Read more »

New Visa opens doors for entrepreneurs in the Region

Press Release – Nelson Regional EDA

The new Global Impact Visa (GIV), announced today by the Ministry of Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, will be of great value to region’s like Nelson. Read more »

Steel & Tube agrees to sell only independently tested mesh

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Steel & Tube Holdings has agreed to sell only seismic reinforcing steel mesh which has been independently tested, the Commerce Commission said. Read more »

Fishing industry legal challenge a step too far

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling the fishing industrys legal challenge against the Kermadec Sanctuary self-serving and a step too far. Read more »

New King Tawhiao Sign for Taumarunui Northern Entrance

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Anyone wanting a last minute photo of the King Tawhiao sign at the northern entrance to Taumarunui needs to take it over the weekend as weather permitting it will be coming down on Monday (2 May) to make way for a new one. Read more »

New Law Salaried Staff Have To Now Clock In

Press Release – Small Business Voice

New employment law introduced a few weeks ago has imposed more hardship on the workplace says Max Whitehead CEO of the Small Business Voice. Read more »

Federated Farmers welcomes New Zealand Fire Services merger

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers welcomes the Governments announcement today that funding of $303 million will be used over four years to combine rural and urban fire services. Read more »

Auckland Transport needs to get back in its box

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is encouraging mayoral candidate Vic Crones stand on political billboards. Crone has been forbidden by Auckland Transport to use billboard sites for her campaign by Auckland Transport, even though the sites have already … Read more »

Plan ahead when travelling in the Bay of Plenty & Waikato

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Plan ahead and allow extra time when travelling in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato Read more »

Kiwis Lose Out as More Land Goes to Foreigners

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Its not just Auckland houses being snapped up by foreign money – sales of large tracts of New Zealand land to foreigners continue unabated, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Finalists Named in First Ever NZ RCSA Award

Press Release – RCSA

Six leading New Zealand companies are among finalists announced in the inaugural New Zealand RCSA Awards for excellence, with one company being named in three separate Award categories. Read more »

Update on Commerce Commission steel mesh investigation

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission continues to make progress in its ongoing enquiries into steel mesh sold in New Zealand. Read more »

Bus changes to meet demand

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport welcomes the Generation Zero: Better Bus Report but General Manager AT Metro Mark Lambert says it highlights some of the key initiatives already underway that will improve bus services in Auckland further. Read more »

Govt Happy to Watch Exodus From Provincial NZ

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

A rise in unemployment numbers in Greymouth typifies what is happening in the regions under this government, says New Zealand First today. Read more »

Calving events equip farmers with skills and knowledge

Press Release – Dairy NZ

DairyNZ is launching two training events to provide dairy farmers with a road map for a successful, risk-free calving season. Read more »

Rabobank Agribusiness Monthly (NZ) – April 2016

Press Release – Rabobank

The Agribusiness Monthly provides timely information and analysis on agricultural conditions, commodity price updates and commentary on the latest sectoral trends and developments. Key Highlights: Dairy Global commodity prices continue … Read more »

NZ to host RCEP negotiating round in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay confirmed today New Zealand will host the 13th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade negotiation in Auckland from 12-18 June 2016. Read more »

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