Archive for August, 2016

Airways NZ innovation to address US hiring surge

Press Release – Airways New Zealand

Air traffic controllers (ATCs) in the United States will be recruited using pre-screening assessments designed in New Zealand as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) steps up a major recruitment drive, in a deal with Airways NZ. Read more »

Kiwi Property raises $125mn, paying 4.00% over 7 years

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwi Property has raised a total of $125 million in a bond issue, paying a 4 percent coupon or interest rate to investors over seven years. Read more »

Sealord to make significant investment in fishing fleet

Press Release – Sealord

The countrys first new deepwater fishery vessel in 20 years Will bring operational efficiency, sustainability and 80 new local jobs New Zealand deep sea fishing company Sealord is to make a $70 million investment in its fishing fleet with the purchase … Read more »

Manuka Honey – By any other name, is it so sweet?

Press Release – Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

The current controversy surrounding the trademark and protection of the name Manuka honey has again highlighted concerns that Mori have continued to express regarding the treatment and protection of our Taonga. The WAI262 claim to the Waitangi Tribunal … Read more »

Hirepool’s growth stepping up a gear: CEO

Press Release – Hirepool Limited

Hirepools acquisition of independently-owned Kumeu Hire is part of the companys drive to extend both its geographical reach and the range of products and services it offers, says CEO Brian Stephen. Read more »

NZ business confidence steady in August

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence was little changed in August from July as farmers became less gloomy while retailers and manufacturers lost a bit of spring in their step. Read more »

Nurses back Resident Doctors Association on safer staffing

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is supporting the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association (NZRDA) in their industrial dispute with District Health Boards (DHBs) over short staffing, long hours, and burnout. Read more »

Wine tourism boosted by Auckland Airport grant

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

Auckland Airport today announced their support for New Zealand wine tourism by awarding a $50,000 grant to the New Zealand Wine Pure Discovery Project. Read more »

Government and Council must walk away from Ruataniwha Dam

Press Release – Green Party

Hawkes Bay Regional Council (HBRC) needs to take the hint that the Ruataniwha Dam is doomed, now that theres no longer anywhere to store the water, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Memorandum of Understanding between RNZ and Māori Network

Press Release – Radio New Zealand


Spring events at Alexandra Park get social media boost

Press Release – Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park is set for a busy spring with a number of race-night hospitality events already proving popular, helped by the Auckland Trotting Clubs increasing use of social media to market its events. Read more »

Thumbs up for NZX Corporate Governance Review

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

The reform directions indicated in the consultation paper on the review of the NZX Corporate Governance Code represent a significant step forward with further progress to come, says Chapman Tripp Partner Geof Shirtcliffe. Read more »

Recorded Crime Statistics – July table releases

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Links to tables: Recorded crime offender statistics proceedings: July 2016 table (NZ.Stat) Recorded crime victims statistics unique victims: Year ended June 2016 table (NZ.Stat) Recorded crime victims statistics victimisations: … Read more »

Enphase Shipping AC Batteries to Customers in Australia/NZ

Press Release – Enphase

Enphase has volume projections for 70,000 AC Battery units Installers cite ease of installation, simplicity as reasons for strong demand Enphase the only provider with an integrated offering that manages solar + storage together Read more »

Serko Partners With Dnata To Drive India Sales

Press Release – Serko

Serko Partners With Dnata To Drive Sales Of Serko Travel and Expense Products In India Read more »

Guns N’ Roses Rock Out Wellington

Press Release – Williment Sports Travel

Witness the stadium tour of the century when Guns N Roses reunite for a special reunion tour in 2017. The Not In This Lifetime tour will mark the first time the band have performed in New Zealand since their infamous Use Your Illusion tour back … Read more »

Equinox IT hires architecture consulting veteran

Press Release – Equinox IT

Adam Knight, a 17-year IT consulting veteran, has joined Equinox IT in Auckland as a Senior Solution Architect. Read more »

Surf & Turf Kapiti Style hits the mark for diners

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

New Zealands largest and tastiest culinary festival, has served its last day of its eighth year of Visa Wellington on a Plate (VWOAP) on Sunday 28 August. Read more »

Confidence Survey: Business Sentiment Strong

Press Release – BNZ

Our latest BNZ Confidence Survey elicited over 570 responses from Weekly Overview readers and the overwhelming tone of sentiment is positive. Construction, civil engineering, horticulture and tourism are all very strong. Staff shortages are evident across … Read more »

Andrew Boyd new Head of People and Capability

Press Release – Airways New Zealand

Airways New Zealand today confirmed the appointment of Andrew Boyd as its new Head of People and Capability. Previously the Executive General Manager People and Culture with Airservices Australia (the air navigation service provider for Australias … Read more »

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