Archive for June, 2016

Shippers prefer Firth of Thames over Manukau

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Shipping operators favour a future replacement for the current Auckland port to be sited at the Firth of Thames over another recommended option on the Manukau Harbour. Read more »

Wool Attracts Mixed Interest

Press Release – NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds Marketing Executive, Mr Malcolm Ching reports that a varied selection and stronger New Zealand dollar saw winners and losers for the 10,900 bales on offer at this weeks South Island auction. 66 … Read more »

Construction boom hits all-time high of $17.8b

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Building consent data released today shows construction rates have hit an all-time high of $17.8 billion nationwide covering residential, commercial and infrastructure work, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Bathurst gains approval to buy land for coal mining

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Bathurst Resources, which turned to a loss in its first half in the face of continued weak coal prices, has won Overseas Investment Office approval to buy 85 hectares of forestry land at Nightcaps in Southland, gaining access … Read more »

GST threshold for online purchases won’t lower before 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – The government wants to lower the threshold on online purchases which qualify for GST from mid-2018, but says more work is needed and there will be no change without public consultation. Read more »

Marlborough Fishers Want a Closed Season for Scallops

Press Release – Tony Orman

The Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association (MRFA) wants a closed scallop season to stem the downward spiral of the fishery. Read more »

Crowdfunding the Peace Foundation’s expansion: 7 days to go

Press Release – New Zealand Peace Foundation

Crowdfunding the Peace Foundations expansion: 7 days to go… Our Vision for a Peaceful World: A global network of people with peer mediation skills, working together to resolve conflict in our homes, schools and communities. Imagine how it … Read more »

New Zealand backs International Day of Co-operatives July 2

Press Release – Cooperative Business New Zealand.

New Zealand, the country whose economy is rated as the worlds most co-operative by the United Nations, is lending its support to a global initiative dedicated towards sustainable development. Read more »

Convention Centre Just Another Failure For Brownlee

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Gerry Brownlee should admit defeat he will never get a gold star for work overseeing the recovery of Christchurch following devastating earthquakes, says New Zealand First. Read more »

NZ-China Research Collaboration Centres announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the successful applicants to host three New Zealand-China Research Collaboration Centres, supported through New Zealands Catalyst Fund for international science collaboration. Read more »

NZ business confidence perks up in June

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand businesses grew more optimistic this month as strong construction and tourism sectors continued to support economic activity, ANZ Bank New Zealand says. Read more »

Fletcher drops Horokiwi Quarries from Higgins purchase

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building has dropped the Horokiwi Quarries from its application to buy rival construction company Higgins Group Holdings, a step that may help win approval from the Commerce Commission which today delayed its ruling … Read more »

O:Tu winemaker Marlborough Wine Estates trades on NXT

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Marlborough Wine Estates Group, the Chinese-owned winemaker, rose 35 percent in its NZX debut after a compliance listing on the NXT market. Read more »

Government Right to Be Cautious on Border Threshold Changes

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Government is right to be taking a cautious approach with potential changes to the threshold upon which GST is collected at the border for low value goods, says theTaxpayers Union. In response to Customs Minister Nicky Wagners comment this … Read more »

Retail NZ “Deeply Disappointed” By Government Failure

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ Deeply Disappointed By Government Failure To Implement Easy Solution To Low Value Goods Issue Read more »

Blog launches petition to repeal the financial veto

Press Release – No Right Turn

In the wake of last night’s veto of Sue Moroney’s bill to extend paid parental leave, the No Right Turn blog has launched a petition to repeal the veto from parliament’s Standing Orders. Read more »

NZ government extends drought classification

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – The government has extended a drought classification for the eastern South Island until the end of the year, meaning the area will have officially been in drought for almost two years, the longest period for such a category. Read more »

Disruption to Bus Services

Press Release – NZ Bus

On Tuesday 5 July 2016 GO Wellington and Valley Flyer bus services will be disrupted due to a meeting of the Tramways Union. Read more »

More work needed before changing threshold

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says Customs is continuing to look into different ways of collecting tax effectively for low-value imports before proposing to lower the threshold at which it is collected. Read more »

Premium marlborough wine maker lists on NXT Market – MWE

Press Release – Ellis and Co

Auckland, New Zealand: Premium wine maker, Marlborough Wine Estates Group Limited (MWE) has become the third wine company to list on the New Zealand stock exchange and the fourth company to list on the NXT market following a compliance listing today. Read more »

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