Archive for August, 2017

Significant delays on Hawke’s Bay Expressway

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Eastern Police advises motorists intending to travel on the Hawke’s Bay Expressway to take alternative routes home. Read more »

NBR readers back the scrapping Callaghan innovation

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is calling on Labour to confirm that a Labour-led Government would scrap Callaghan Innovation’s ‘corporate welfare’ grants after an NBR subscribers poll found more than 57% of readers want the schemes to be scrapped (with a further … Read more »

National releases campaign announcements summary

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The National Party has today released a summary of its 2017 election campaign announcements to date and their impact on future budgeted expenditure. Read more »

Rob Fyfe to mentor Michael Hill’s CEO Phil Taylor

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe will mentor Michael Hill International’s new CEO Phil Taylor as he establishes himself in the role. Read more »

Urgent trade consultation over Queensland Govt practices

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says he is deeply disappointed Queensland is pushing ahead with discriminatory government procurement rules which will unfairly disadvantage and potentially harm New Zealand companies. Read more »

Report links card security compliance & cyberattack defence

Press Release – Verizon Communications Inc

Verizon 2017 Payment Security Report demonstrates a link between payment card security standard compliance and the ability to defend against cyberattacks Read more »

Business confidence dips but still points to solid growth

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence dipped in August but optimists continue to outnumber pessimists and activity and investment intentions remain consistent with solid economic growth. Read more »

Bay of Plenty applies to use streamlined housing planning

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council has applied to use a Streamlined Planning Process (SPP) introduced under Resource Management Act reforms in order to meet the regions growing demand for new housing, Minister for the Environment Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Iconic Northland Farm Disappears Into Foreign Hands

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The sale just approved by the Overseas Investment Office of an iconic farm at Kaiwaka in Northland sees more valuable land disappear into foreign ownership, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Ngāruahine is completely opposed to TTR iron sands mining

Press Release – Te Korowai o Ngaruahine Trust

Te Korowai o Ngruahine Trust made submissions to the EPA process which you can read and appeared at the EPA hearing which you can listen to on the links included below that expressed with a clear technical and tikanga position our opposition … Read more »

NCTIR Bulletin – Kaikoura Earthquake Update

Press Release – NCTIR

Please find attached this weeks NCTIR Bulletin. This week our special edition of the Bulletin has also been mailed out to over 17,500 people living within the catchment area of where we are working to provide updates on the milestones achieved, … Read more »

BT Funds Management wins FundSource Fund Manager of the Year

Press Release – BT Funds Management

A high quality team and strong investment decision-making processes were crucial in Westpac NZs funds management arm, BT Funds Management NZ, winning the FundSource 2017 Fund Manager of the Year Award, says Westpac NZ General Manager Marketing, Product … Read more »

Te Rerenga Manu: “Everyone has the tools to success”

Press Release – Te Rerenga Manu

Successful entrepreneur and businessman Ulu Aiono has encouraged the audience at the Te Rerenga Manu fono to use their own personal tools to unleash their entrepreneurial pacific spirit. Read more »

TVNZ full-year profit drops 89% on Disney contract writedown

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – State-owned Television New Zealand posted an 89 percent drop in full-year profit after taking a $12.4 million writedown on the value of an “onerous” contract for content from the Disney studio and some $4.5 million of restructuring … Read more »

Delays for drivers 1 and 2 September

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Rockfalls Lower Buller Gorge means delays for drivers Friday and Saturday, 1 and 2 September Read more »

Introducing a New Strategy Service

Press Release – BMSW

In addition to the strategy design and development services BMSW already offers, I have recently been invited by Choice To Growth Ltd to represent them here in New Zealand. Choice To Growth is an Australian domiciled firm focused on agile growth … Read more »

Upper Hutt’s free Have a Go Day

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council

The community is invited to a public transport and companion driving service open day on Saturday 9 September, at Upper Hutt Station. Read more »

Stonewood Homes: 6 Gold Medals at House of the Year Awards

Press Release – Stonewood Homes

New Zealand, 31 August, 2017 Stonewood Homes came out as a frontrunner at the Registered Master Builder House of the Year awards 2017. Great design paired with excellent craftsmanship got the builder a total 23 awards to its credit including … Read more »

Sir Richard Faull appointed as Patron of Alzheimers NZ

Press Release – Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ is pleased to announce a new Patron – distinguished Professor and brain researcher, Sir Richard Faull. Read more »

Unintended environmental and community impacts of water tax

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

A new survey of irrigators has revealed the potential impact of implementing Labours proposal on a water tax, including the news that it is set to lead to more intensive farming. Read more »

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