Archive for April, 2016

Z shares at record as Caltex deal seen reducing competition

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Z Energy shares jumped to a record after the Commerce Commission approved its bid to buy rival Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains, saying price coordination at some stations wasn’t enough to turn it down but that regions … Read more »

NZ building consents see-saw with 9.8% March fall

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents fell in March, reversing gains February, led by declines in Otago, Tasman and Bay of Plenty. Read more »

NZ business confidence lifts in April

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand firms were more optimistic about the economic outlook this month as a buoyant construction sector remains central to the country’s growth in the coming year, ANZ Bank New Zealand says. Read more »

The importance of using qualified advisers

Press Release – Fertiliser Association of New Zealand

The release of the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord this week highlights the important role of talented people in delivering improvements in the environmental performance of dairy farming. Read more »

Alarm over AFFCO/Talley’s bid to muzzle social media posts

Press Release – Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union says AFFCO/Talleys is trying to muzzle free speech and the right of workers to speak out, after the company filed legal action to control what the union can post online about the company. Read more »

Overnight motorway closures 1 May – 7 May 2016

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior to Friday, 6 May … Read more »

Key’s Hands All Over Murky Foreign Trusts

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealanders will be bitterly disappointed that their Prime Minister has been condoning foreigners use of NZ as a place to hide away their wealth, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Aussie banks in NZ should ban lending to offshore buyers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Phil Twyford MP for Te Atat Housing Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 29 April 2016 Aussie banks in NZ should ban lending to offshore buyers ASB, Westpac and ANZ must confirm whether or not they will continue to fund the over-heated property market … Read more »

HBRC and KiwiRail negotiating Napier-Wairoa rail

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Hawkes Bay Regional Council is entering into contractual negotiations with KiwiRail to re-establish a Napier- Wairoa rail link. Read more »

WOW® Awards Show 2016, Creative Team Announced

Press Release – WOW Awards

Creative team for WOW Awards 2016 announced WELLINGTON, NZ World of WearableArt has announced the creative team for the 28th WOW Awards Show, New Zealands largest performing arts event founded by Dame Suzie Moncrieff. Read more »

Seafood companies challenge Govt through High Court

Press Release – Fishing Industry Association

Seafood companies have filed proceedings in the High Court ( Statement of Claim ) in response to the Governments unilateral move to establish the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary without recognition of existing rights and contrary to international obligations … Read more »

Generation Zero Launches Better Buses Report

Press Release – Generation Zero

Public Transport lobby group Generation Zero are today releasing a report criticising the failings of the Auckland Bus network and proposing urgent solutions. Read more »

Job opportunities offered to former Dick Smith employees

Press Release – 2 Cheap Cars

The countrys biggest importer and retailer of second hand cars, 2 Cheap Cars, says it may be able to help some of the staff from closed-up electronics company Dick Smith with new jobs. Read more »

Global Study Confirms Benefit of Moderate Drinking

Press Release – Spirits New Zealand

A just released global study has found the benefit of moderate drinking on a healthy heart is much stronger than previously thought. The study, published in the British medical journal BMC Public Health yesterday, has found that the number of cardiovascular … Read more »

KiwiSaver Hits and Myths

Press Release – Commission for Financial Capability

The largest ever public survey of KiwiSaver has revealed the reasons why people join, highlighted their concerns and discovered what makes them stop saving. The most popular reason to enrol was the most obvious and the reason KiwiSaver was set up one … Read more »

Christchurch entrepreneurs win inaugural #MyBizQuest

Press Release – Quest Apartment Hotels

Two philanthropic young Kiwis have taken out top honours in the inaugural 2016 #MyBizQuest competition, winning a $10,000 business mentoring package for their newly established business, Little Yellow Bird (LYB). Read more »

New research shows Canterbury parents under pressure

Press Release – All Right

New research shows Canterbury parents under pressure Media release for immediate use, 29 April 2016 Read more »

March drop in dwelling consents reverses February’s rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of new dwellings consented fell in March after a big rise in the previous month, and a fall in January, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Appointments to TVNZ and NZ On Air

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced appointments to the boards of two of New Zealands iconic media organisations, Television New Zealand (TVNZ) and NZ On Air. These appointments will ensure there is a good balance of new expertise … Read more »

Government Finance Statistics Year ended June 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Government Finance Statistics (Central Government): Year ended June 2015 Statistics NZ Information Release Read more »

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