Archive for July, 2016

Green candidates sign VUWSA student-friendly city pledge

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party local government candidates in Wellington and the Hutt Valley are pledging to make Wellington a student-friendly city by working to deliver 50 percent student bus fare discounts and a warrant of fitness for rental homes. Read more »

Auckland’s destiny at stake

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Aucklands destiny at stake Its now up to Aucklanders to make the Unitary Plan work, says Michael Barnett Read more »

Hunting the biggest waves in the smallest jeep

Press Release – Ateco Automotive NZ Ltd

Andrew Cotton, stars in documentary Beneath the Surface detailing his quest in hunt for the worlds largest waves Read more »

UCSF makes major expansion

Press Release – Ray Search Laboratries

The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is set to adopt RayStation as its sole treatment planning system for linac-based treatment, replacing the multiple systems currently in use. RayStation will enable … Read more »

Wasteful Spending on an Imaginary Pest

Press Release – Advertising Standards Authority

Wairarapa conservationist and author Bill Benfield has hit out at wrongful advertising” by part-government funded agency OSPRI. Target for his complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) was that the agencys claim that possums were spreading … Read more »

IFC commits up to $200 million to IFC Emerging Asia Fund

Press Release – International Finance Corporation

IFC commits up to $200 million to IFC Emerging Asia Fund to invest across multiple sectors in Asia to boost growth and investment in the region Read more »

On The Nation: Unitary Plan debate

Press Release – The Nation

The Property Institute says the majority of new buildings under the Unitary Plan will be apartments, and there will be enough demand for them. Read more »

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Antony Green

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen: This months Australian election returned the Liberal Party and Malcolm Turnbull to power but only just. Two of the last three federal elections have been tight races, with 2010 ending in a hung parliament. And an increasing number of Australians … Read more »

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Michael Gibino

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen: Political editor Patrick Gower spoke to Michael Gibino, who ran 1800km to the convention to support Clintons former rival, Bernie Sanders. Read more »

Q + A – Sunday July 31

Press Release – TVNZ

1. Can the Auckland Unitary plan fix our biggest city? Jessica Mutch asks Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith. Read more »

Motorway Closure – Southern Motorway southbound Papakura

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The Southern Motorway Southbound between the Papakura and Drury interchanges will be closed until about 3:00am while contractors clear an spillage of chicken offal from the roadway. Read more »

Road re-open in Tauranga

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Road re-open in Tauranga Police have now completed the scene examination of the fatal crash on SH29A. The road is now open again. ENDS Read more »

Second person dies in SH29A Tauranga crash

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that a second person has died following a serious crash on SH29A in Tauranga this evening. Read more »

One person confirmed dead as crashes in Tauranga cause havoc

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Tauranga road policing staff are currently attending several reported crashes in the area from about 4:00pm today. Read more »

This weekend on The Nation…

Press Release – The Nation

After five years of submissions and debate, the Unitary Plan is heading to Council for a final vote. Can it calm the city’s housing crisis… or will it create city full of low-quality high-rises? And will it get more people on the property ladder, … Read more »

NZD falls vs yen on low Bank of Japan stimulus

Article – BusinessDesk

The New Zealand dollar fell against the yen after the Bank of Japan announced additional monetary stimulus measures that were more modest than some in the market were expecting, driving up its currency. Read more »

TVNZ confirms its news accreditation for the Rio Games

Press Release – Sky Television

SKY and PRIME are pleased that TVNZ has today confirmed its news accreditation for the RIO Games. Read more »

Fletcher trims $12 mln from slimmed down Higgins acquisition

Article – BusinessDesk

Fletcher Building paid $12 million below the flagged purchase price to buy rival construction company Higgins Group Holdings after dropping Horokiwi Quarries from its application to reduce its dominance in the aggregates market. Read more »

Moa stresses it has no undisclosed plans

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Shareholders of NZX-listed beer-maker Moa Breweries have been assured again that the company has no “specific plans for corporate activity to talk about”. Read more »

Higgins Acquisition Completed

Press Release – Fletcher Building

Auckland, 29 July 2016 Fletcher Building Limited (Fletcher Building) announces it has completed the transaction to acquire New Zealand and Fiji road construction and maintenance business Higgins for a purchase price of NZ$303 million. The businesses … Read more »

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