Archive for June, 2016

Mapua Investment provides lessons for the Council

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council will fund the extra costs associated with work at the Mapua Wharf precinct through income from its commercial activities and by bringing forward next years budget for landscaping at the wharf. Read more »

TV2 Right To Cancel Cringeworthy ‘Sex Box’

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the decision by state broadcaster TV2 to cancel the screening of the live sex show Sex Box in New Zealand. It should never have been considered in the first place. Suggestions by the state broadcaster that it … Read more »

Stop the Billion Dollar Kiwisaver Rort, Introduce Kiwifund

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 30 JUNE 2016 Stop the Billion Dollar Kiwisaver Rort, Introduce Kiwifund Read more »

Skyline boosts profits on strong tourist growth

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Diversified tourism company Skyline Enterprises is to pay shareholders a 50 cent dividend per share for the 2016 financial year along with a one-off bonus of 5 cents per share to celebrate its 50 years in business. Read more »

Labour market action needed to ensure Upper NI growth

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Co-ordinated action is needed to ensure that the right amounts and kinds of workers are available to support growth in the key economic powerhouse of the Upper North Island, says a new report. Read more »

E Tu union, manufacturers to meet next month

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – E Tu union leaders and manufacturing representatives will pick-up talks next month in a cross-employer collective agreement spanning 600 workers and more than 80 firms. Read more »

New Zealand’s broadband speeds skyrocket

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the latest Akamai report showing the average download speeds in New Zealand have grown 25 per cent in a year. Read more »

140 new sections could be ready for subdivision next year

Press Release – Hastings District Council

About 140 new sections could be ready for subdivision by the end of next year, now that Hastings District Council has approved a move to rezone a piece of land in Parkvale. Read more »

Hawke’s Bay Police name deceased in Onga Onga crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Hawkes Bay Police have released the name of the person killed in a crash east of Onga Onga yesterday morning. Read more »

Marlborough Sounds Salmon Working Group to be established

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Marlborough District Council and the Ministry for Primary Industries will establish a Marlborough Sounds Salmon Working Group to consider options to implement the Best Management Practice Guidelines for Salmon Farming in the Marlborough Sounds (the … Read more »

Government in knots on GST

Press Release – Booksellers NZ

The Government seems to be tying itself in knots over the collection of GST on small value goods including books bought from overseas online retailers, according to Booksellers NZ. Read more »

Auditor-General to examine OIO

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament’s finance and expenditure committee. Read more »

Scientists meet to discuss marine future

Press Release – NIWA

Marine scientists are proving they know that it takes good bait to catch a big audience. With topics such as The Rise of the Mullets, Are you an Alien? and Sex and the Seagrass, next weeks marine science conference in Wellington looks set to pull in the crowds. Read more »

EY:TPP stamp duties on foreigners may have to apply to Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Governments claim that a TPP-enabled tax on foreign buyers would amount to a ban has been exposed as folly by tax experts, who say that in most cases a tax would apply to Kiwi buyers too, says Labours Trade and Export Growth spokesperson … Read more »

Environment Wellington: Huawei P9 photo competition

Press Release – New Zealand Academy of Fine Art

Photograph Wellingtons landscape, wildlife and natural environment and be in to win fantastic prizes and medals. The competition is being held by the NZ Academy of Fine Arts and sponsored by Huawei P9 Smartphones and Woolf Photography. Read more »

New Zealand Pork, Bacon and Ham Lovers Pay Attention!

Press Release – NZ Pork

New Zealand pork, bacon and ham lovers pay attention the ninth annual judging of the 100% New Zealand Pork, Bacon & Ham Competitions kicks of this Friday (1 July) in Wellington. The Competitions celebrate New Zealands finest home-grown … Read more »

NZGBC gets ‘excellent’ NABERSNZ rating

Press Release – Green Building Council

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) has achieved a 4.5 NABERSNZ Tenant rating for its Auckland office, proving once again a commitment to the rating programmes they offer. Read more »

Major roading contract awarded

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 30 June 2016) The awarding of a multi-million dollar Dunedin road maintenance contract marks a major shift in the way the work will be reported and assessed. Read more »

John Gutteridge succeeds Tom Doctoroff as Asia Pacific CEO

Press Release – J. Walter Thompson

New York, June 30, 2016: After a high-profile career in Asia, J. Walter Thompson APAC CEO Tom Doctoroff is handing leadership of the region over to John Gutteridge, whos long been marked as one of the J. Walter Thompson networks rising stars. Read more »

Public reporting needed to address gender pay gap

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

30 June 2016: The Human Rights Commissions Tracking Equality at Work tool, which has been recently updated with 2015 data, illustrates the urgent need for public reporting on gender pay gaps. Read more »

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