Archive for May, 2017

Silver Fern Farms Confirms Fairton Closure

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

Wednesday 31 May: Silver Fern Farms has confirmed it will close its Fairton sheepmeat processing plant following a continued decline in regional sheep numbers. Read more »

Town centre commercial premises on the market for sale

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

A commercial office premises in the central business district of the seaside suburb of Orewa just north of Auckland has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Kiwi startup launches craft DIY for the rest of us

Press Release – Makekit

Auckland, New Zealand, May 10th, 2017. Kiwi startup, Makekit, is aiming to help women and children find their creative side with DIY craft kits. Makekit craft boxes come with all the materials needed to complete beautiful craft projects, including tools … Read more »

NZ Business Confidence Release

Press Release – HiFX

The ANZ Business Confidence figures for May have just been released. The figures were better than expected overall. The Business Confidence came stronger +14.9% in May v +11.0 % in April Firms own activity outlook was +38.8% in May v 37.7% in … Read more »

Community science has a strong foothold in South Auckland

Press Release – COMET Auckland

Ten new community science projects are getting underway in South Auckland, involving science fields from dung beetles and juvenile flounder raising, to beehive and rodent activity monitoring. Read more »

NPT annual profit falls 63%

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – NPT, the listed property investor, posted a 63 percent drop in annual profit after some of its properties reduced in value and it faced extra costs from a proposed deal with Kiwi Property Group that didn’t proceed. Read more »

$3.3m for climate change projects

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries Hon Louise Upston Associate Minister for Primary Industries 31 May 2017 Media Statement $3.3m for climate change projects Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Associate Minister Louise Upston have … Read more »

900 complaints of online bullying & harassment in first 6mo

Press Release – Netsafe

Hundreds of people have reported personal harm caused by digital communications – but there is still confusion about the service launched under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. Read more »

NZ financial system sound, still faces risks

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s financial system is sound but housing market vulnerabilities remain a key risk and the central bank still wants to curb high debt-to-income lending if necessary, it said in its twice-yearly financial stability report. Read more »

Metlifecare names Richard Thomson as chief financial officer

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Metlifecare has named Richard Thomson, Air New Zealand’s general manager commercial, as chief financial officer starting in mid-September. Read more »

UOA Divestment in Fossil Fuels: Green-Lit Or No?

Press Release – Auckland University Students Association

The contribution of Fossil Fuels to the global phenomenon of Climate Change is apparent. Scientists across the world continuously confirm the effects of global warming and other conditional events to have an active and ongoing effect on the way our planet … Read more »

Housing crisis still a major risk to financial stability

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson Employment Spokesperson 31 May 2017 Housing crisis still a major risk to financial stability The Reserve Bank Governor has sent a clear message to the National led Government that their … Read more »

NZ dollar rises above 71 US cents

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose above 71 US cents for the first time since early March after weak US data raised doubts about further Federal Reserve interest rate hikes after one expected in June. Read more »

Homelessness and the Freedom Camping Act 2011

Opinion – Bob Osborne

Concerned about the homeless people living in cars and tents I had to complete some research into how the Freedom Camping Act 2011 impacted on these people. Read more »

Factor marathon into your weekend travel plans

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

People planning on visiting the city centre on Sunday are being urged to plan their journey carefully as the ASB Christchurch Marathon could cause traffic disruptions. Read more »

Safer cycling route along Eltham and Beaver roads

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Designs are being prepared for a cycleway that connect Eltham Road and Beaver Road with the Taylor River cycle path. Read more »

Cruise-for-a-Cause:Cancer Society & Forest & Bird to Benefit

Press Release – Real Journeys

The Real Journeys Cruise-for-a-Cause this year will assist Forest & Bird with predator control and help train the greater number of volunteers needed by the Cancer Society in the Southland and Otago Region. Read more »

Whitford-Maraetai Road, Auckland open again

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Whitford-Maraetai Road, between Trig Road and Clifton Road in east Auckland, has reopened following a serious crash at about 6.30am this morning. Read more »

TIMG achieves Veeam Platinum VCSP Partner status

Press Release – TIMG

Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday May 31 2017 – TIMG ; provider of Information Management services across Australia & New Zealand, has achieved Platinum Status in the Veeam Cloud & Service Provider Program , indicating TIMG experience and expertise in delivering … Read more »

While you were sleeping: Wall St moves lower

Article – BusinessDesk

Investors are focused on the latest US jobs data, with Fridays government nonfarm payrolls report expected to show a gain of 185,000 positions expected, according to a Bloomberg poll. Read more »

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