Archive for April, 2017

NCTIR Weekly Bulletin

Press Release – North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery

The road and rail rebuilds weekly bulletin. The bulletin is also available here: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/kaikoura-earthquake-response/ For real time travel information about State Highways between Picton and Christchurch visit www.nzta.govt.nz/kaikoura-earthquake-response … Read more »

Environmentally friendly shift needed for primary industry

Press Release – Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

More young Kiwis are needed to roll up their sleeves and help save New Zealand’s environment, particularly our waterways, by participating in careers that expand horticulture as the higher value land use activity of choice. This needs to be given … Read more »

Peka Peka Interchange Back On The Agenda

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Finance and Infrastructure Minister, Hon Steven Joyce, has signalled his support for a new interchange servicing the Peka Peka and Te Horo communities, as part of the next stage of the Kapiti Expressway. Read more »

First public charger in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council

Upper Hutt City Council is backing electric vehicle projects, building on the citys sustainability initiatives. Read more »

NZ residential building consents dip in March

Article – BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents dipped in March after a strong rise in February. Read more »

NZ exports rise 11% to 2-year high in March

Article – BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s merchandise exports rose to their highest monthly level in two years in March as the value of dairy exports to China jumped by two thirds. Read more »

Meeting to discuss plight of people on work and student visa

Press Release – Unite Union

The government changes to the immigration rules are creating a great deal of misery for many workers and students in this country from overseas who have come under different rules and have had their hopes and dreams for the future dashed. Read more »

Government funding boost welcomed by Infrastructure Industry

Press Release – Connexis

28 April 2017: The Government’s recently announced $11 billion investment into infrastructure over the coming years has been welcomed by the industry. Read more »

Westpac rules out funding controversial coal mine

Press Release – 350.org

AUCKLAND, 28 April 2017 — 350.org , 350 Australia , 350 Aotearoa and the Australian Youth Climate Coalition have hailed Westpacs new climate change policy — which includes a ban on funding for any new coal basin projects — as a massive blow for … Read more »

NZ wool auction volumes remain high

Article – BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) – Volumes at New Zealand’s weekly wool auction were higher than normal for this time of year as farmers try to shift bales they held back from previous auctions due to weak prices. Read more »

Online Learning Reduces Student Pass Rates

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Correspondence Schools decision to move all their courses online puts the education of too many students at risk, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Dunedin to sign friendship agreement with Qingyuan

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Friday, 28 April 2017) Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull heads to China next week to sign a Friendship City agreement with Qingyuan and help promote Dunedins creative sector by launching an exhibition at the prestigious Yu Gallery in Shanghai. Read more »

Nats’ housing policy fails to keep pace with growth

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland got less than half the new houses it needed in the past year to keep up with record population growth, says Labours Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

CrownBet welcomed as Official Wagering Partner of tournament

Press Release – Rugby League World Cup

Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) is pleased to announce CrownBet as its Official Wagering Partner. Read more »

Farming Profitably within Environmental Limits

Press Release – AgriSea New Zealand Ltd

Dr Christine Jones – international authority on soil health and profitable farming systems will be back in New Zealand by popular demand following a successful tour in 2015 The International Year of Soils, where she ran seven workshops speaking … Read more »

Another day to wait on Fairfax NZ, NZME merger deal

Article – BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) – Fairfax New Zealand and NZME will have to wait one more day before finding out whether their arguments have swayed the Commerce Commission from its draft decision to reject a merger between the country’s two dominant newspaper … Read more »

Business Recovery Grants for quake-affected businesses

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges has announced that the Business Recovery Grants programme for quake-affected businesses will be launched on 1 May. Read more »

Economic impact of Kaikōura quake revealed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development and Transport Minister Simon Bridges today released a Government commissioned report that assesses the economic impact of the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. Read more »

Non-invasive joint implant diagnostics – the missing link

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Research on early detection of wear and tear of hip joint implants is set to make significant new progress following an infusion of funding. Read more »

Luxury travel insights on the TRENZ breakfast menu

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealand tourism operators attending TRENZ 2017 (9-12 May, Auckland) will get invaluable insider insight into the minds of luxury American travellers and how to attract these high-value visitors. Read more »

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