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Archive for January, 2017

Generation Zero Open Letter Gaining Momentum

Press Release – Generation Zero

The open letter (available at ) is addressed to the Auckland Council Appointments and Performance Committee, who are soon to be deciding on three new members to join the board at Auckland Transport. Read more »

Lightning Lab Challenge Powering up Energy Innovation

Press Release – Lightning Lab

A unique mix of organisations from across the energy industry are backing New Zealand’s first-ever nationwide call for innovative ideas, ventures and products in electricity and sustainable energy. Read more »

Spotcap to enter NZ market offering unsecured loans to SMEs

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Spotcap, a Berlin-based lender to small and medium-sized businesses, is to enter the New Zealand market offering unsecured credit lines and business loans of up to $250,000. Read more »

Sky TV to pay early dividend ahead of Vodafone merger

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television will pay an early interim dividend ahead of the planned merger with Vodafone New Zealand and raise the cash portion of its acquisition of the telecommunications carrier to reflect a bigger return than … Read more »

Fonterra director Michael Spaans steps down

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, New Zealand’s dominant dairy processor, said director Michael Spaans has stepped down from the board due to ill health, and has been replaced by Ian Farrelly, who retired from the role last month. Read more »

NZ dollar gains as outlook for local economy boosted

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose as optimism about the outlook for the domestic economy boosted the kiwi while markets tried to assess the implications of US President Donald Trump’s executive orders such as a halt to some inbound migrants. Read more »

Power outage affecting wider Hanmer area

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police would like to urge motorists and tourists to be aware of a power outage currently affecting the wider Hanmer area, including Leslie Hills, Waiau, Marble Point and Lewis Pass. Read more »

Free Online Fashion Trading Platform

Press Release – Schuck PR

31 January 2017 The latest New Zealand buy and sell online trading platform, for all things fashion, is poised to become an international success literally just weeks after its soft launch. Fashbae is a website that allows users to buy and sell … Read more »

Biking faster than driving for commuters in Tauranga

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Riding your bike to work in Tauranga can now be faster than taking your car. Read more »

Lexar NZ Launches First 512GB Pro 3500x CFast 2.0 Card

Press Release – Lexar Media

Doubled Capacity Allows Cinematographers, Filmmakers, and Content Creators to Capture Highest-Quality 4K Video and Beyond Read more »

Minister set to make arrogant captain’s call

Press Release – Green Party

National’s Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, is sidelining the concerns of the Marlborough community by preparing to decide unilaterally on new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Kiwis have an extra helping of eating out

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the last decade, spending on eating out at restaurants has increased almost 57 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

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