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Archive for May, 2016

LGNZ welcomes Northland Transportation Alliance

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand President, Lawrence Yule, welcomes the establishment of the Northland Transportation Alliance (NTA) as an excellent example of collaborative leadership across four councils and the NZ Transport Agency. This is a great example … Read more »

Approved Agency an important step in managing online harm

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ is pleased to see today’s announcement that NetSafe will be the “Approved Agency” under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. Read more »

Separation of South Island eel stocks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to quota management for eels in the South Island which will see the current single stock split into two longfin and shortfin eels. Read more »

Suppression of foreign driver accident information

Press Release – Dog and Lemon Guide

The police censorship of information about accidents involving foreigners is unacceptable, says the car review website dogandlemon.com. Read more »

LINZ boss Mersi tapped to be Transport CEO

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Land Information New Zealand chief Peter Mersi has been appointed chief executive of the Ministry of Transport after almost three years running the government department that includes the Overseas Investment Office. Read more »

NetSafe announced as the Approved Agency

Press Release – Netsafe

NetSafe to manage and assist internet users with online harassment under a new civil enforcement regime NetSafe welcomes the Minister of Justices announcement that it has been appointed as the Approved Agency under the Harmful Digital Communications … Read more »

Last week for applications to Contact Epic Community Fund

Press Release – Contact Epic

Community organisations and residents are being encouraged to apply for support from the Contact Epic Community Fund before applications close on Wednesday June 8. Read more »

Sneaky Tax Hike Will See Households, Motorists Paying More

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is labelling the $50 million increase in the fire insurance levy a sneaky tax hike, following changes announced in Budget 2016. Taxpayers Union spokesman, Ben Craven, says: Read more »

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 »

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