Archive for July, 2018

New road bridge across Taramakau River completed

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

MEDIA RELEASE 17 July 2018 | SOUTHERN REGION New road bridge across Taramakau River completed in good time, planning for a safe event on Sunday 22 July underway Read more »

Shopify Announces Wellington, NZ as First Oceania Remote Hub

Press Release – Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency

Shopify looks to hire more than 100 support staff with the help of WREDA as part of remote working revolution Read more »

Agreement to help Tauranga families into Homes

Press Release – Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust

Treaty settlement tribe Ng Potiki a Tamaphore Trust formally signed an agreement today with Westpac NZ that will mean more homes for Tauranga families. The Ng Potiki Housing Shared Equity Scheme will assist Ng Potiki families realise their dream … Read more »

Thames Coast Rd (SH25) will close daily from 9am to 4pm

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is advising SH25, Thames Coast Rd, will be open to one lane at 5pm today with stop/Go traffic management in place. The road will then be closed daily from 9am to 4pm due to the clean-up of a large slip located at Ruamahunga … Read more »

EA appoints MBIE energy boss James Stevenson-Wallace

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – The Electricity Authority has appointed one of the governments senior energy policy advisors as its new chief executive. Read more »

NZ’S Chocolate Awards Return for a Second Year

Press Release – New Zealand Chocolate Awards

NZS Chocolate Awards Return for a Second Year, Bigger And Better With a new international head judge Tuesday 17 July 2018 After judging more than 120 New Zealand made chocolate bars, bonbons and truffles last year, the NZ Chocolate Awards is back for 2018, bigger … Read more »

PSA supports striking ASMS members at ACC

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pkenga Here Tikanga Mahi supports the industrial action being taken by medical advisors at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

Academics support KiwiSaver criticism

Press Release – Susan St John

Yesterdays open letter from nine Independent Financial Advisers to the Financial Markets Authority and other regulators criticising the current KiwiSaver model for its conservative strategy of investment, has raised some very important issues according … Read more »

Trustpower targets greater savings, better service

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower plans further automation in order to lower costs and improve services in the hotly contested power and broadband markets it operates in. Read more »

Air New Zealand takes out global marketing award

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has taken out the Marketing Award at the Airline Strategy Awards in London. Read more »

NZ June qtr inflation just below forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand second-quarter inflation was slightly lower than economists had expected but in line with central bank forecasts as housing-related prices continue to push higher. Read more »

Inflation is still low, but headed higher

Press Release – Kiwibank

It might have been cheaper to upgrade the car, just less so to add to the house. Key Points Food, alcohol, construction, and rents all surprised slightly on the high-side. Petrol rose, and will rise some more. Used cars were heavily discounted. … Read more »

NZ Refining reports negative margins

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining has reported negative margins for the first time in five years after a major maintenance shut had to be extended last month. Read more »

Wool Summit leads to greater direction

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Key players in New Zealands wool industry are to form a new coordinating group to better tell wools story, says Federated Farmers. Read more »

Gender imbalance to blame for housing and builder shortage?

Press Release – Nexgen

Gender imbalance to blame for housing and builder shortage? The shortage of tradespeople to help with building more houses in New Zealand could be alleviated by attracting more women builders, plumbers, carpenters and electricians in effect, the gender … Read more »

NZ residential property sales dip in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand house sales fell 1.6 percent in June from a year earlier as a cooling in activity followed the onset of winter was limited to what’s considered affordable housing, pushing out the time to sell and sapping the … Read more »

Electric car-share Mevo attracts more funding from Z Energy

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – Z Energy has more than doubled its investment in Mevo, the Wellington-based electric car-sharing firm, with The Wellington Company and European Motor Distributors also investing. Read more »

Electricity Authority appoints new Chief Executive

Press Release – Electricity Authority

17 July 2018 Electricity Authority Chair Brent Layton today announced the appointment of James Stevenson-Wallace as the Authority’s new Chief Executive. Read more »

Technology helps wood displace steel and concrete

Press Release – Innovatek

Until recently, New Zealand developers had been slow to adopt the engineered timber structures in contrast to leaders in Australia, USA. Now, more engineers here are recognising engineered woods advantages with new building information modelling … Read more »

TechnologyOne future-proofs shared services

Press Release – TechnologyOne

WELLINGTON, New Zealand 17 July, 2018 — Leading enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) company, TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE), announced today that it had successfully delivered its Human Resources and Payroll (HRP) software as a service solution that … Read more »

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