Archive for March, 2017

Lead’s lingering effects

Article – Science Media Centre

Lead exposure in childhood was linked to lower cognitive function, IQ and socioeconomic status, according to data from the Dunedin Study. Read more »

Digital sector and Government alliance launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has today welcomed the launch of a digital sector and government alliance to explore the economic and social benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a concept that involves connecting devices to the … Read more »

New modelling is helping to improve workforce planning

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New modelling is helping to improve workforce planning Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is welcoming the successful introduction of a new way to assess the future profile of the countrys medical specialty workforce. Health Workforce New Zealand … Read more »

Complaint on story published by the Herald and NewstalkZB

Press Release – Nicky Hager

Notice to media: Please take note of the following complaint on a story published by the Herald and NewstalkZB Read more »

Oceania Healthcare to list on NZX, ASX after $200mn IPO

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Retirement village operator Oceania Healthcare is planning to raise $200 million in a much-anticipated initial public offering in order to cut its debt and potentially buy new development sites, and will list on the NZX and … Read more »

NZ residential buildings perk up in February after a lull

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents posted their biggest monthly gain in eight months in February, snapping out of a lull that persisted through spring and summer. Read more »

VTANZ against claims of association with tobacco companies

Press Release – VTANZ

The Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ), today spoke out against assertions made by Tariana Turia recently. Joseph Rennie, VTANZ spokesman said: Read more »

NPT chairman Sewell ‘disappointed’ with shareholder dissent

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – NPT chairman Tony Sewell says Salt Funds Management’s dissenting view on a proposed deal with Kiwi Property Group is out of line with other major shareholders and he will take it up directly with the fund manager. Read more »

April 1 changes to help our kids

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Changes squarely focussed on the protection of children and young people come into effect tomorrow, along with a range of measures to ease the burden on many families, Prime Minister Bill English says. Read more »

Councils affirm commitment to key Upper N. Island alliance

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Hamilton City Council and Waikato Regional Council have today affirmed their commitment to a key strategic alliance aimed at boosting economic growth, living standards and healthy environments in the Upper North Island. Read more »

Auckland Apartment Market celebrates 20 years

Press Release – City Sales

The Auckland apartment market is said to have been born on this day in 1997. Ironically April Fools Day, however this is no trick. Though a few apartments existed already, it was not a recognised market until an independent agency broke away from the big … Read more »

Minister Tolley’s denigration of social workers uncalled for

Press Release – Public Service Association

With the establishment of Oranga Tamariki, Minister Anne Tolley should be committing to support and develop social workers skills, not scapegoating them for her Governments underfunding and underinvestment in the sector, say the PSA and the Aotearoa New … Read more »

Kiwis less optimistic about labour market in first quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders are slightly less optimistic about the state of the labour market, with increased concern about job security and opportunities, according to the latest Westpac McDermott Miller employment confidence survey. Read more »

Shotover Jet achieves Qualmark Gold in Sustainable Tourism

Press Release – Ngai Tahu Tourism

Shotover Jet has for the first time achieved a Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Business award, with Qualmark confirming the experience as a must do Queenstown activity. Read more »

More time to have your say on future land supply strategy

Press Release – Auckland Council

31 March, 2017 More time to have your say on future land supply strategy Opportunities to have a say on changes to the sequencing of development ready land in rural areas have been extended and an information session scheduled for Orewa. Originally … Read more »

NZDF Delivery a Boost for Scientific Work in the Kermadecs

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Scientific work in the Kermadec Islands by three government agencies has received a boost following the delivery this week of about 50 tonnes of supplies by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Read more »

Farmers to see changes to farmhouse deductibility

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

With farmers spending an increasing amount of time in the office, or at the kitchen table as the case is for many farmers across New Zealand, the changes to the deductibility of farmhouse expenses may come as a surprise. With changes impacting farmers for … Read more »

Seafood industry funds conservation expedition

Press Release – Deepwater Group

A science expedition led by scientist Paul Sagar is setting off to the Snares Islands for an annual survey of Southern Bullers albatross, and while there also collecting faeces from the skua seabird for the Department of Conservation (DOC). Read more »

Blockchain comes to NZ

Press Release – Blockchain

Blockchain is a revolution of technology that acts as a global spreadsheet that is programmed to record transactions of value. The information on blockchain exists as a shared database that is continually reconciled. Because the database is not … Read more »

Chartered Accountants ANZ report on Future of Trade

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Government and business leaders need to energise the business community on benefits of trade deals Results from a survey indicate the Government should prioritise communicating the benefits of existing deals over establishing new agreements 30 March 2017: Chartered … Read more »

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