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Archive for March, 2017

McClay put the kaibosh on Landcorp name change plan

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Government-owned farmer Landcorp was rebuffed by State-Owned Enterprises Minister Todd McClay from changing its name to align its business with its new ‘Pamu’ brand, amid claims it was “a waste of time and money”, according to … Read more »

MBIE inquiry into Statistics House – Media statement

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Statement from Government Statistician, Liz MacPherson, about report released today by Ministry of Building, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Read more »

New research for health and wellbeing

Press Release – Federated Farmers

New research on farm-related suicide and the factors behind it is a progressive step and will enable a more concerted focus on reducing rates, says Federated Farmers. Read more »

Structural engineers support Statistics House recommendation

Press Release – NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering

New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) President Peter Smith says every earthquake provides new information on how to improve building design. Read more »

Foster-Bell is Critical of Overbearing Medical Officer

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National List MP Paul Foster-Bell criticised the medical officer of health after news that a prominent inner-city New World faced losing their liquor license over the placement of liquor isles. Read more »

PSA supports call for restored RNZ funding

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association supports the Green Partys call to restore Radio New Zealands (RNZ) frozen funding to a serviceable level, which was announced today by MP Gareth Hughes alongside a contestable Public Interest Journalism Fund. Read more »

CentrePort welcomes findings of report into Statistics House

Press Release – CentrePort

CentrePort has welcomed the conclusions of the technical investigation into the performance of Statistics House in the 14 November 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake. Read more »

Accessible Properties acquires more than 1100 Tauranga homes

Press Release – Accessible Properties

From tonight Accessible Properties will take over the ownership and management of more than 1100 homes from Housing New Zealand in the Tauranga area. Read more »

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 »

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