Archive for June, 2018

NZ annual net migration falls in May

Article – BusinessDesk

June 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s annual net migration fell in May as the number of foreigners arriving stayed the same but the number of New Zealanders and foreigners leaving rose. Read more »

Hastings Mayor welcomes government funding

Press Release – Hastings District Council

A grant of $460,000 from central Government to expand a very successful Hastings District Council youth employment programme has been announced today, to the delight of Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst. Read more »

Bank conduct and culture review – on site visits

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The joint Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank review of conduct and culture in the New Zealand banking sector is progressing rapidly. Read more »

Funds for next stage of Food Innovation Hub very welcome

Press Release – Hastings District Council

The creation of the Hawkes Bay Food Innovation Hub is a step closer after a $215,000 grant from central governments Provincial Growth Fund was announced today. Read more »

Steel & Tube agrees to $21.1M sale-and-leaseback

Article – BusinessDesk

June 22 (BusinessDesk) – Steel & Tube Holdings said it agreed to a $21.1 million sale-and-leaseback deal of its Blenheim Road property in Christchurch, a key distribution hub for the company, as part of its restructuring efforts to raise working capital … Read more »

Government delivers election promise

Press Release – Platform Trust

After a year of uncertainty, community mental health and addictions service providers congratulate the Government on agreeing to bring wage rates for support workers in line with those in the aged care, disability and home and community care sector. Read more »

NZ & US to collaborate on geothermal tech

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Research, Science and Innovation MEDIA STATEMENT 22 June 2018 NZ & US to collaborate on geothermal tech Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods today welcomed a new partnership between the Ministry of Business, Innovation … Read more »

AG: Letter to Port Companies on audits

Press Release – Controller and Auditor-General

Port companies: matters arising from our 2016/17 audits 19 June 2018 Letter sent on 19 June 2018 to chief executives and chairs of port companies by Greg Schollum, Deputy Controller and Auditor-General giving a brief summary of the main matters … Read more »

Michael Hill will close six remaining Emma & Roe stores

Article – BusinessDesk

June 22 (BusinessDesk) – Michael Hill International said it plans to close the remaining six stores of its Emma & Roe chain as well as the sub-brands online business at a total cost of no more than $3.1 million, a move allowing the Brisbane-based jewellery … Read more »

Fletcher Building refreshes board chair and directors

Article – BusinessDesk

June 22 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building’s outgoing chair Ralph Norris announced the board’s audit and risk committee chair Bruce Hassall will succeed him when he steps down from the troubled building company in September. Read more »

$215,000 PGF funding for Hawke’s Bay Food Innovation Hub

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau is pleased to announce $215,000 from the Provincial Growth Fund for the Hastings District Council to develop a feasibility and business case for a new Hawkes Bay Food Innovation Hub. Read more »

Mental health and addiction support workers get equal pay

Press Release – Public Service Association

Mental health and addiction support workers have been rewarded for their patience – with their long fight for equal pay finally over. Read more »

Government and unions right the wrong

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today congratulated the Government, the Public Service Association and E t – and also providers – on a deal that rightly puts mental health and addiction support workers back into the pay equity settlement … Read more »

Pay equity settlement for support workers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark is pleased to announce an estimated 5,000 mental health and addiction support workers will soon receive the same pay rates as care and support workers. Read more »

Bloated consultant spending is National’s legacy

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the Governments decision to ditch the cap on public servants due to high spending on consultants, New Zealand Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: The half-billion dollar spend on contractors is the result of Nationals … Read more »

NZ dollar recovers ground as greenback falls

Article – BusinessDesk

June 22 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose as the greenback fell from an 11-month high amid weaker-than-expected US data and was little changed against the pound on signs the Bank of England may be closer to hiking interest rates. Read more »

Call to end lubricant packaging waste

Press Release – 3R Group

Major lubricant industry brands are calling on importers and distributors in the market to join them in tackling the issue of millions of lubricant packages being discarded every year. Read more »

Upside Biotechnologies named as a leading global innovator

Press Release – Upside Biotechnologies

Judged by leading innovation experts, regenerative tissue developer, Upside Biotechnologies, is the only New Zealand-based company to have been selected as one of the top 100 ventures with the potential to disrupt markets globally in the 2018 Disrupt 100 . Read more »

Visitors from India up for May

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

There were 9,100 visitors from India in the month of May 2018, up 2,100 from the same month last year, Stats NZ said today. India was the fourth-largest source of visitors to New Zealand for the month, behind Australia, China, and the United States. Read more »

Two migrant arrivals for every departure

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration in the May 2018 year was 66,200, Stats NZ said today. Migrant arrivals were 130,200 and migrant departures were 64,000. Read more »

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