Archive for May, 2016

NZ business confidence rises in May

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand firms grew more confident about the state of the local economy for the third month in a row, with gains most evident in construction, ANZ Bank New Zealand says. Read more »

NetSafe appointed to cyberbullying role

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams has today announced that internet safety organisation NetSafe has been appointed as the Approved Agency under the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015. Read more »

Snakk narrows annual loss

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Snakk Media, which aggregates publishers’ advertising space on mobile devices and matches it to demand, narrowed its annual loss while more than doubling sales in South East Asia, which now eclipse revenue in New Zealand. Read more »

2016 Global Business Traveller Insights Revealed

Press Release – FCm Travel Solutions

2016 Global Business Traveller Insights Revealed FCM Travel Solutions has released its 2016 global traveller insights report detailing business travel trends and statistics from around the globe. Key outtakes include: The average cost of a business trip … Read more »

Nokia and Chorus extend technology partnership

Press Release – Nokia

Nokia and Chorus extend technology partnership supporting new investment in New Zealands ultra high speed broadband infrastructure Read more »

Expressway works bringing Kapiti Coast’s history to life

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Over 200 new archaeological sites uncovered as part of the Mackays to Peka Peka (M2PP) Expressway works are providing fascinating insights into the Kpiti Coasts history. Read more »

Council Adds Another Silly Treat To The Shopping List

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance finds it extraordinary that despite hundreds of thousands of hours, and huge funding spent on consultation with the residents of Auckland, Council remains oblivious to public sentiment and continues to spend on … Read more »

Latest crime stats support focus on burglaries

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Preventing and investigating burglaries is a key priority for Police says Police Minister, Judith Collins. Read more »

Plain Packaging for Tobacco May Impact Retailers

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ is warning that proposed plain packaging rules for tobacco products will add significant complexity for small dairies, who already face a raft of regulations around tobacco sales. Read more »

Surgeons say plain packaging is step in the right direction

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is very pleased with the New Zealand Governments announcement today to progress with plain packaging legislation. Read more »

Delays on Bay of Plenty state highways

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency is advising Bay of Plenty motorists to start their journey online and plan ahead to avoid delays. Read more »

KiwiNet funding supports commercialisation

Press Release – University of Waikato

Funding from KiwiNet and the University of Waikato of $285,000 will allow Electronics Engineer Associate Professor Nihal Kularatna to develop a new version of a power conditioner for Perths Thor Technologies Pty Ltd. Read more »

NZ residential building consents rise 6.6% in April

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents climbed 6.6 percent in April as new housing intentions climbed at their fastest monthly pace in eight years. Read more »

New Capital Allotted

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (NZX: CRP) has issued a further 9,215,386 ordinary shares in CRP ( Shares ) to qualified investors at an issue price of $0.006 per share, raising $55,292.32 (in aggregate) in new capital. Read more »

Dwellings growth eases due to lull in apartment consents

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Building consents for new dwellings are at a higher level than last year, but growth has eased in recent months, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

ASH Anticipates Progress on Plain Packs

Press Release – Action On Smoking And Health

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) congratulates the Associate Minister of Health on an anticipated announcement this morning which will progress Standardised (Plain) Packaging legislation. Read more »

Chch council should drop climate deniers from expert panel

Press Release – Coal Action Network

31 May 2016 Chch council should drop climate deniers from expert review panel: Coal Action Network Read more »

TruScreen signs up Chinese cancer screening programme

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – TruScreen, the NZAX-listed cervical cancer test developer, will have its technology used in a major cervical cancer screening programme in north-eastern China. Read more »

BNZ and Marketview monthly report on NZ’s Online Retail

Press Release – BNZ

Please find attached the latest BNZ and Marketview monthly report on New Zealands Online Retail Sales. Read more »

So you wannabe a councillor….

Press Release – Elizabeth Hughes

Every three years from December to April I get asked by potential local government candidates for advice on how to get elected to the Council. In my experience they will be coming at it from one of two perspectives: (1) externally driven and (2) … Read more »

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