Archive for July, 2016

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 »

Wigram Magdala Link opens

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

The Wigram Magdala Link opens to travellers tomorrow, linking the communities either side of Curletts Road. The project has been completed ahead of time and under budget. The overbridge joins Wigram Road and Magdala Place, better connecting the south-west … Read more »

Kingfish’s Fisher warns of lower returns

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Fisher Funds sounded a note of caution to shareholders in the listed Kingfish investment firm it manages, that returns this financial year are likely to be lower than the previous year, particularly if any companies report … Read more »

Investors press NZOG to resume dividends

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Investors in New Zealand Oil & Gas are pressing the company to resume paying dividends now that it is profitable again and generating imputation credits. Read more »

NZ business confidence dips in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence dropped in July, a movement ANZ New Zealand economists said was largely seasonal, as construction remained positive while residential investment intentions surged. Read more »

Statistics NZ delays June household labour force survey

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Statistics New Zealand will delay publishing the household labour force survey by two weeks to ensure the report meets standards after it modified the series this year. Read more »

New ruling good news for leaky-building owners

Press Release – Parker and Associates

Leaky-building specialist, Dan Parker from Parker & Associates said the Supreme Courts decision today in the Carter Holt versus Minister of Education appeal is good news for leaky-home owners. Its great news. The Court has dismissed Carter … Read more »

Finance minister to travel to Australia

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English has arrived in Australia today to attend a range of speaking engagements and bi-lateral meetings. Read more »

Destination Rotorua and Waiariki BoP Polytechnic sign MoU

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

This morning [Friday, 29 July] Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (WBoPP) and Destination Rotorua signed a Memorandum of Understanding, acknowledging a shared operating ethos that they will be successful if they help others become successful. Read more »

Waikato and Bay of Plenty roadwork update

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises Waikato and Bay of Plenty motorists to leave extra time when travelling over the coming month as work continues on major projects and safety improvements. Read more »

Kiwi parents missing out on thousands of dollars in funding

Press Release – KiwiOz Nannies

Finding the right childcare option is such a mine field for new parents that the vast majority ignores that employing a nanny or even a relative to look after their children could give them access to up to 30 ECE hours a week. That represents $2,000 … Read more »

Bethunes signals capital raise will come with investment

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Bethunes Investments, formerly known as Mowbray Collectables, will look to raise new capital if it can successfully find an investment opportunity to execute. Read more »

Todd to sell 20% stake in former gold mine land

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Todd Corp has gained approval to sell its 20 percent stake in the Golden Cross joint venture, which ran a gold mine in Waikino until 1997, to Coeur Gold, its former partner in the project. Read more »

NZ wool prices gain at auction

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand wool prices gained at yesterday’s South Island auction on increased demand and a wide selection of wool on offer. Read more »

NZ construction workers juggling multiple job offers

Press Release – Hays

Experienced construction candidates remain in such high demand that they often receive multiple job offers, says recruiting experts Hays in New Zealand. Read more »

New Lease for Motueka Top 10 Holiday Park

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council has agreed to grant a new lease for the Motueka Top 10 Holiday Park in Fearons Bush Recreation Reserve. Read more »

Consent stats confirm ongoing building boom

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Residential and commercial building work has hit an all-time record of $18.3 billion and 29,000 homes, confirming New Zealand is in the midst of the largest building boom ever, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

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