Archive for November, 2016

MPI intercepts on-farm black market butchery operation

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI District Compliance Manager Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Brendon Mikkelsen, says compliance officers recently executed a search warrant following an inspection at an Atiamuri Farm. Read more »

Insolvency practitioners to be licensed under new regime

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The government is introducing a long-awaited licensing regime for insolvency practitioners after finding the current system too loose and enabling dishonesty and incompetence. Read more »

Skilled migrant wages plummeting under National

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Wages have plummeted for people with skilled migrant visas working in low-skilled occupations, driving down wages for workers in a number of industries, says Labours Immigration Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

Kiwi Wealth goes triple-platinum for outstanding value

Press Release – Kiwi Wealth

Kiwi Wealths KiwiSaver Scheme has been awarded the Platinum Award for outstanding value for money for the third year running by Australasian superannuation industry-specialist SuperRatings. Read more »

Employment Court’s $100,000 ruling makes impact

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered a kebab shop in Rotorua to pay $73,661 in penalties and arrears following a Labour Inspectorate investigation, coming as a recent Employment Court judgement guides the ERA towards higher penalties for … Read more »

Closures on SH1 as improvements near completion

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The last stage of work on improvements to State Highway 1 at Kensington Avenue, Whangarei is due to start soon so that all lanes can be opened and the new roundabout fully functional by Christmas. Read more »

Can you reduce water on paper?

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Can you reduce water on paper? A call has gone out to water permit holders who wish to voluntarily reduce their water allocations, which could help towards spreading available water resources to horticulture businesses. Read more »

Cavalier shares halted pending Appeal Court judgment

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Cavalier Corp shares were halted from trading as the New Zealand carpet maker awaits the outcome of an appeal against a High Court ruling which gave the green light to the merger of its wool scouring operations. Read more »

Spark NZ establishes $125mn facility with Westpac

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand has established a $125 million committed revolving loan with Westpac to refinance its debt, it said in a statement to the NZX. Read more »

The Dog & Lemon Guide is twenty

Press Release – Dog And Lemon guide

First published on November 30, 1996, as a paperback guide to car buying, The Dog & Lemon Guide has always caused controversy. Read more »

Floating Wetlands Producing Promising Results for Cleaner Waterways

Press Release – Fonterra

Latest technology adopted by Fonterra and the Department of Conservations (DOC) partnership Living Water, is proving a success in cleaning up water ways. Read more »

Todd McClay: Speech to Policy Exchange, London

Speech – New Zealand Government

The New Zealand economy is doing extremely well, because of trade liberalisation, not in spite of it. We are one of the most open economies in the world. Read more »

Kia Optima GT revs up in New Zealand

Press Release – Kia Motors

The Kia Optima has been given even more performance to match its extremely good looks, with the introduction of a very limited number of turbocharged GT models in New Zealand. Read more »

International accolades for Lotto NZ’s responsible gaming

Press Release – Lotto New Zealand

Lotto New Zealand is celebrating after receiving the highest possible international accolade for its responsible gaming programme. Read more »

Sealegs margin boost counters soft Australia, Europe sales

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Sealegs, the amphibious vehicle maker, says increased margins have helped counter soft sales in Australia and Europe. Read more »

Third publication: “Blockchains: Debugging bad drafting”

Press Release – Russell McVeagh

Today, Russell McVeagh released their third booklet in the publication series produced by the firm’s Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Team. The booklet, Blockchains: Debugging bad drafting focuses this time on one of the most high-profile smart contract … Read more »

Veeam Joins HPE Complete Program

Press Release – Veeam Software

Customers can now purchase complete HPE and Veeam solutions directly from HPE and its resellers, enabling them to benefit from Veeams industry-leading Availability solution, to operate 24.7.365 in cloud-first era Read more »

SMAs ‘more cost-effective way of getting products to market’

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

Sales and marketing agencies offer manufacturers and distributors a better and more cost-effective way of taking their products to market, says Alliance Marketing Managing Director Paul Kenny. Read more »

Are you willing to give up the steering wheel?

Column – Aurecon

Imagine, in a few years time, youre standing on a street corner waiting for your Uber to arrive. It turns up, exactly when it said it would, but theres no driver. Would you climb in? Are you ready to put your faith in driverless technology? Read more »

Kiwi truck driver star of Volvo’s latest stunt video

Press Release – Volvo

Press information Volvo Trucks new Live Test The Flying Passenger spotlights unique powertrain performance in spectacular paragliding stunt Read more »

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