Archive for April, 2018

NZ dollar gains vs euro

Article – BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose against the euro after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi acknowledged a moderation in the regional economy’s growth while keeping rates on hold and pledging to keep its asset purchase programme … Read more »

Parliament should review international treaty powers

Press Release – It’s Our Future

The parliamentary select committee should call for a review of the governments treaty-making powers before rushing in to ratify the TPPA, says Oliver Hailes, spokesperson for Its Our Future, in anticipation of next weeks hearings on … Read more »

Hutt Road changes from next week

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Parking and lane changes are being made along Hutt Road from Monday 30 April as work continues to make the citys busiest commuter biking route safer for everyone. Read more »

Save more than $1 million by choosing an apartment

Press Release – REINZ

Buyers could save more than $1 million by choosing an apartment as their entry point into top Auckland suburbs says REINZ Read more »

$55,000 in fines and further warning to industry from Judge

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

A dairy farming company and an earthworks company have each been convicted and fined for carrying out illegal earthworks in the Mangakaeo Stream, near torohanga. Read more »

SME benefits from a living wage far outweigh costs

Press Release – Nexgen

SME benefits from a living wage far outweigh costs Contrary to a lot of scaremongering, most small businesses should be able to afford to pay staff a living wage and will most certainly benefit from attracting and retaining higher calibre people, provided … Read more »

Record number of Aucklanders back better transport

Press Release – Auckland Council

Record number of Aucklanders back better transport, cleaner water and environmental protection Majority support for increased investment to address longstanding issues Fuel tax, environment and water targeted rate supported Record 30,000 … Read more »

Largest goods trade deficit for almost a decade

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealands goods trade deficit reached a near 10-year high in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. The goods trade shortfall reflects high fuel imports and a fall in dairy, meat, and forestry exports. Read more »

Annual visitor arrivals up more than 1.2 million

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

A record 3.82 million visitors stepped onto New Zealand shores in the March 2018 year, Stats NZ said today. New Zealand has seen an increasing number of overseas visitors for the last five years, from 2.61 million in the March 2013 year. For the … Read more »

Fuel drives lift in imports

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The biggest increase in monthly fuel imports for five years saw total imports in March 2018 rise 14 percent to $4.9 billion, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

While you were sleeping: Facebook, AMD lift Wall St

Article – BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) – Wall Street climbed, bolstered by better-than-expected earnings including from Facebook and Advanced Micro Devices, while US Treasuries retreated for the first time in more than a week. Read more »

Attenborough endorses 10-year biodiversity plan

Press Release – Royal Society

Attenborough endorses 10-year plan to describe Australasian biodiversity Today New Zealand and Australia are launching an ambitious plan to describe our undiscovered, undocumented and unnamed biodiversity before it becomes extinct. Best estimates put … Read more »

But where are the scientists?

Press Release – NZIAHS

One big question is glaringly raised by the composition of the newly announced Primary Sector Council, says Dr Jill Stanley, president of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science. Read more »

Executive search firms SandriWalsh and Rosenberg merge

Press Release – SWR Group

Two leading New Zealand executive search firms – Wellington firm Sandri Walsh Limited and Rosenberg Executive Search Limited in Auckland – today announce that they have merged to create a new level of executive search offering under the banner of SWR … Read more »

Seequent becomes first Global Visibility Partner for Women

Press Release – Seequent

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ April 27 2018 Seequent , a world leader in the development of data visualisation software, has signed on as the first Global Visibility Partner for Women in Geothermal (WING) to help raise the visibility of women in the industry … Read more »

Kiwis see benefits of international tourism for NZ

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Following a record summer for international visitor arrivals, the majority of New Zealanders remain positive about the impact of tourism and overall sentiment has slightly improved, according to the latest Mood of the Nation research released today. … Read more »

PEPANZ welcomes Productivity Commission report

Press Release – PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has welcomed the Productivity Commissions report into a low emissions economy with its emphasis on using the right policy tools. Read more »

Vancouver’s Empty Homes Tax

Press Release – Christchurch Progressive Network

Vancouvers Empty Homes Tax The Christchurch Progressive Network has written to Housing Minister Phil Twyford urging the government to consider implementing an Empty Homes Tax similar to the tax recently introduced in Vancouver, Canada. With winter … Read more »

Vodafone and ESL announce international esports partnership

Press Release – Vodafone NZ

Vodafone New Zealand is excited to announce that Vodafone globally has become a Premium Partner of ESL, the worlds largest esports company, and will sponsor ESLs flagship event series: Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One and ESL Pro League. Read more »

Native forests and land-use changes necessary

Press Release – Forest and Bird

Healthy native forests and robust carbon pricing will help New Zealand to have a zero carbon economy by 2050, says Forest & Bird. A draft report by the Productivity Commission released today says it is possible for New Zealand to be carbon-neutral, … Read more »

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