Archive for August, 2017

Fisheries Officers Throw-Back under-Sized Offer

Press Release – National Union of Public Employees

Fisheries Officers throughout New Zealand have today issued strike notices after over a year of bargaining with their employer the Ministry for Primary Industries Read more »

Vector underlying FY earnings flat

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Vector posted a 0.3 percent increase in annual underlying earnings and says next year’s result will be largely the same as the electricity, gas and telecommunications utility continues to branch out from its regulated network … Read more »

Meridian Energy reports flat earnings for FY17

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy reported flat earnings for the year to June 30, reflecting a strong first-half performance offset by dry conditions in the South Island that limited its ability to generate electricity from its southern hydro dams. Read more »

Ruapehu Accommodation Providers Benefit from Tourism Growth

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu accommodation providers have had a good year according to the latest guest night statistics from the Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM). Read more »

Vista lifts 1H profit, expects 20% plus growth

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Vista Group International lifted first-half profit by 34 percent as recurring revenue rose and the cinema software firm continued with its international expansion. Read more »

FIRST CUT: Ebos posts 4.9% gain in full-year profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Ebos Group, the pharmaceutical and animal health products maker, posted a 4.9 percent gain in full-year profit and lifted its final dividend as acquisitions and sales of products such as hepatitis C medicines drove revenue … Read more »

Win for Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management

24 August 2017 – A range of resources developed by Emergency Management Bay of Plenty to support community resilience in the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group were recognised at Monday nights Emergency Media and Public Affairs (EMPA) … Read more »

Labour’s Income Tax Pledge Welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union welcomes Labour leader Jacinda Arderns ruling out of any increases in the top personal tax rate and says yesterday’s PREFU demonstrates that there is no need for Kiwis to pay any more tax to keep the public books in good shape. … Read more »

Tourism Operator Real Journey Wins Diversity Award

Press Release – Diversity Works

Tourism operator Real Journeys training initiative utilising the experience of its aging workers to provide exceptional learning opportunities for young people in the Otago and Southland regions has tonight won the top prize at the 20th Diversity … Read more »

Disappointment at Labour approach to tax

Press Release – Closing The Gap

The announcement by Labour yesterday regarding no changes to the income tax regime was greeted with disappointment by Closing the Gap said spokesperson Peter Malcolm. After earlier commitments by Jacinda Adern to do something about inequality and poverty, … Read more »

MYOB announces half year results

Press Release – MYOB

MYOB Group Limited (MYOB, ASX: MYO), a leading provider of online business management solutions to Australian and New Zealand businesses, is pleased to announce its interim financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017. Read more »

TVNZ must correct the lie – tonight!

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party is calling on the bosses of TVNZ’s Seven Sharp programme to get their presenter Mike Hosking to correct the lie he told last night that non-Mori can’t vote for the Mori Party. “The fact is that non-Mori voters and voters … Read more »

Workers celebrate decision to keep Easter Sunday shop-free

Press Release – First Union

The union representing retail workers in Auckland is welcoming Auckland Councils decision to protect family time and keep Easter Sunday shop-free. This is a victory for retail workers and their families, said FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary … Read more »

Super Fund Shift Signals Growing Market Focus On Climate Cha

Press Release – Transtasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS – The NZ Superannuation Funds shift from carbon emissions intensive investments is a further sign long-term investors are putting more and more emphasis on weighing up climate change risk. Read more »

NZ companies adapting hiring process to attract top talent

Press Release – Robert Half

According to New Zealand companies, the top three qualities brought to the workplace by millennials are increased flexibility (52%), an increased emphasis on collaboration and transparency (49%) and a greater emphasis on soft skills (36%), Read more »

BizDojo Announces Launch of This Year’s Collider Programme

Press Release – BizDojo

A partnership between BizDojo and Wellington City Council, Collider drives innovation and business growth in the capital through a range of learning and business development initiatives targeted at founders of high-growth potential businesses. Read more »

New partnership to provide social record platform for youth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new partnership to help young people showcase their skills and competencies to prospective employers and others was announced today by Youth Minister Nikki Kaye. Read more »

NZ dollar falls to two-month low

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell, touching a two-month low, after the pre-election fiscal showed weaker economic growth and smaller Budget surpluses. Read more »

Waikato DHB Tests New Electronic Stethoscope

Press Release – Waikato DHB

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is testing the use of an electronic stethoscope, a first in New Zealand. Read more »

Auckland’s Easter Trading Decision A Win For Families

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming Auckland Councils decision to give Aucklanders the day off on Easter Sunday, saying that it will benefit families, and tourists will cope. Read more »

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