Archive for May, 2018

Victory for Rural Communities

Press Release – GE Free Northland

Victory for Rural Communities- Federated Farmers of NZ Drop Controversial GMO Appeal GE-FREE Northland 26 May 2018 Media release Read more »

BNZ Outage – Statement

Press Release – BNZ

On behalf of everyone at BNZ, I want to apologise for the disruption caused to our customers yesterday by the systems outage we experienced. A power failure was the cause of the problem and we are very sorry for the inconvenience it caused to people … Read more »

Foreign Affairs Minister concludes successful China visit

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters has ended a three day visit to China with an agreement for future high level visits between the two countries to maintain and build on the bilateral relationship. Read more »

Vbase’s Chief Executive named Venue Professional

Press Release – Vbase

Vbases Chief Executive, Darren Burden has won Venue Professional of the Year at the 2018 Venue Management Association (VMA) Awards, which were held at a gala dinner in Auckland on Tuesday 22 May. Read more »

Crowds Turn Out for Chilly Bluff Oyster & Food Festival

Press Release – Bluff Oyster Festival

It was a chilly day but the crowds still turned out for the 2018 Bluff Oyster & Food Festival in Bluff today. Read more »

Conservation land needs urgent protection from mining

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes Government moves to ban mines on public conservation land, but says that action needs to be urgent. The intended ban was announced at the opening of Parliament last year, but since then the Department of Conservation has continued … Read more »

Māori farming excellence celebrated

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Agriculture and Associate Forestry Minister Meka Whaitiri congratulates all the winners and finalists in this years Ahuwhenua Awards in further developing Mori agricultural success, return and skills development. Read more »

Victory for local communities

Press Release – GE Free Northland

GE-Free Northland are celebrating the news that Federated Farmers of NZ have finally withdrawn their controversial GE/GMO appeal against Whangarei District Council and Far North District Council (1). Read more »

Views sought on no new mines on conservation land policy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Public input will be sought on proposals to enact the Governments policy of no new mines on conservation land, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage announced today. Read more »

The Nation: Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen: The Prime Ministers fronted to the oil and gas sector in New Plymouth as the government tries to dampen down fears about Taranakis economy following a ban on future oil and gas exploration. The industry contributes about $2.5 billion … Read more »

We should value our workers

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Hamish Daring from Moorpark and Mulberry Orchard, Cromwell has been named Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year, following a day of intense competition in Cromwell today. Read more »

2018 Hi-Tech Awards winners announced

Press Release – Hi-Tech Trust

2018 Hi-Tech Awards winners announced Record number attend gala dinner Highlights: Invenco named Hi-Tech Company of the Year Claudia Batten inducted into the NZ Hi-Tech Hall of Fame Dexibit takes out two awards Christchurch, May 25, 2018 … Read more »

International Whaling Commission on Māui dolphins

Press Release – World Wildlife Fund

International Whaling Commission calls for immediate action to protect critically-endangered Mui dolphins Today the International Whaling Commission has called on the New Zealand government to remove dangerous fishing nets from Mui dolphin habitat. The Commission … Read more »

Minister launches new children’s media hub

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister launches new childrens media hub Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Clare Curran has launched New Zealands first media hub for children HEIHEI – which creates a safe place for children to access both local and international … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares up as Comvita, A2 rebound

Article – BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares up as Comvita, A2 rebound from weakness, Steel & Tube keeps dropping Read more »

NZ Meat Board chases higher returns from $70M of funds

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Meat Board chases higher returns from $70M of funds now held in term deposits Read more »

NZ dollar ekes out 0.1% weekly gain, treading water

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 0.1 percent weekly gain against the greenback and is largely treading water as markets eye the political turbulence between the US and North Korea. Read more »

Celebrating the best in Hi-Tech

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran was among those celebrating the successes of New Zealands high-tech companies and high-flying individuals at the annual NZ Hi-Tech Awards tonight in Christchurch. Read more »

NZ industrial property offers ‘good returns’, analyst says

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand industrial property is offering investors good returns, growing faster than office and retail sites, a trend thats been picked up on by some of the nations biggest listed property investors. Read more »

Top oil analyst slams Govt’s ‘errors and misrepresentations’

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – Government ministers are peddling a range of “incorrect or misleading” arguments about the impact of its ban on issuing new licences for offshore oil and gas exploration, says leading oil and gas sector analyst John … Read more »

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