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Archive for July, 2016

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 »

Household Labour Force Survey release delayed

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) data, which was due to be published on 3 August as part of the Labour Market Statistics: June 2016 quarter release, has been delayed for two weeks until 17 August, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Niue Vanilla – first Pacific food product in Trade Aid

Press Release – Pacific Trade and Investment

Pacific Islands Trade & Invest congratulates Niue Vanilla International whose organic vanilla products will be sold in Trade Aid stores by August. Read more »

Assaults up over the past year

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government needs to take a good look at the latest statistics out today from the Statistics Department that shows there were 3,000 more assaults in 2015-16 than the previous year, says Labours Police spokesperson Stuart Nash Read more »

AIA Delivers Excellent Growth in the First Half of 2016

Press Release – AIA Group

VONB up 37 per cent on constant exchange rates Strong operating profit growth and progressive dividend HONG KONG, 29 July 2016 The Board of Directors of AIA Group Limited (AIA; or the Company; stock code: 1299) is pleased to announce … Read more »

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