Archive for October, 2016

New South Auckland Bus Operator Facing Early Problems

Press Release – First Union

Drivers are resigning from new South Auckland bus operator Go Bus citing unsafe conditions of work as the reason, says Bus Drivers First. Read more »

Tunstall talks connected health at the 2016 HiNZ Conference

Press Release – Tunstall Healthcare

This year HiNZ is joining forces with Global Telehealth (GT 2016), Successes & Failures in Telehealth (SFT-16) and the NZ Nursing Informatics Conference (NZNIC-16) to bring together four concurrent conferences in one dynamic week. Read more »

Xero overhauls executive structure

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Xero has overhauled its executive structure in its drive to generate $1 billion in revenue, appointing a new head of its Americas operation and giving chief financial officer Sankar Narayan more responsibility to build out … Read more »

20 scholarships up for grabs at travel & tourism college

Press Release – International Travel College

Calling all travel addicts! The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is giving away 20 scholarships to celebrate its 20th birthday. Dont miss this opportunity to kick-start your travel and tourism career at one of New Zealands … Read more »

Michael Barnett steps down as chair of Diversity Works NZ

Press Release – Diversityworks

After spending 15 years serving on the Board of Diversity Works New Zealand (formerly the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust), Chair Michael Barnett is stepping down from his role. Barnett, the Chief Executive of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, … Read more »

Key’s Propaganda Can’t Hide National’s Broken Promises

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

John Key knows all about political parties making promises they have no intention of keeping, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Concerns tie-up may stifle competition

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission is delaying its decision on whether to approve a tie-up between Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand over concerns the merged entity would use its muscle to squeeze out smaller rivals. Read more »

Decline in new mortgage registrations shows market slow-down

Press Release – myvalocity

New figures released by myvalocity for September show the number of new residential mortgage registrations has declined nationally by 21% on the same time last year further reinforcing the view the market is beginning to soften. Read more »

Joe Clendon Petition – From a Pedestrians point of view

Press Release – Living Streets Aotearoa

This week, Parliaments Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee will hear submissions on a petition asking for children up to 14, and many adults, to be allowed to cycle on footpaths. Read more »

FBI’s Clinton email probe weighs on greenback

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) The New Zealand dollar gained after the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was investigating more emails as part of a probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email system, potentially denting her US presidential race. Read more »

Level crossing and pedestrian safety

Press Release – Living Streets Aotearoa

Welcome addition to the list of high-priority issues by New Zealand’s transport safety watchdog the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC ). Read more »

Expert predicts disruption in the insurance sector

Press Release – Massey University

A new book examining the disruptive technologies that will transform the insurance industry predicts constant, real-time changes to risk premiums and the disappearance of the car insurance industry by 2030. Read more »

Business Owners Risk Google Penalties

Press Release – Premium SEO NZ

According to a search engine optimisation expert, many New Zealand businesses are unwittingly putting their websites at risk of Google penalties. Read more »

National’s road-building obsession a dead end

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government needs to rethink its multibillion-dollar motorway expansion projects and prioritise investment in public transport and cycling, with new figures showing that young New Zealanders are falling out of love with the car, the Green … Read more »

Wins and Losses for Auckland Public Transport Users

Press Release – Public Transport Users Association

The Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) is pleased that the impressive new Otahuhu Bus and Rail Transport Centre is opening this morning. The Centre will be a major game changer, as frequent bus services will now feed into our rail network. Read more »

National out of touch on Auckland transport woes

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Keys kneejerk opposition to Labours plan for Auckland light rail shows a lack a vision to solve Aucklands transport problems, says Opposition Leader Andrew Little. Read more »

World Week Ahead: Central banks in focus

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) Central bank policy meetings in the US, Japan, the UK and Australia as well as the latest US jobs data will draw the key focus in the coming days. Read more »

Official crime stats for September 2016 released today

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Official crime statistics for September 2016 released today, show Police recorded 1,390 more victimisations for the month compared to the same month last year says Police Minister Judith Collins. Read more »

New Zealand’s Supreme Design

Press Release – Architectural Design Awards

The 2016 SUPREME award winner of the ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards is the wharemate for Tanatana Marae at Waimana designed by Aladina Harunani of apa architects and project managers . Read more »

New Vanguard ethically focussed fund welcomed

Press Release – Simplicity

Nonprofit KiwiSaver manager Simplicity today announced its decision to fully adopt a new Vanguard fund that eliminates investments in nuclear weapons, other controversial weapons (eg. landmines, and cluster bombs) and tobacco. Read more »

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