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First Calves Of Hector’s Dolphin Breeding Season Sighted

Press Release – Black Cat Cruises

Photo Credit – Black Cat Cruises Five years to the day on November 29th, Black Cat Cruises spotted its first new-born Hectors dolphin calf of the season. The date proving popular, as passengers were lucky enough to see not one, but two new-born … Read more »

Breaking Traffic Gridlock No Bad Thing

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

London, Singapore, Stockholm and many other big cities have all successfully introduced congestion charges at peak hour to ease traffic flows in busy city zones and so can Auckland, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. Weve talked … Read more »

Doubling Sick Leave Will Make Our Economy Crook

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

An economic crisis is not the time to be loading more costs onto businesses in the form of extra sick leave, Nationals Workplace Relations spokesperson Scott Simpson says. The Government is using Covid-19 as its rationale for doubling sick leave, … Read more »

Brewing In New Zealand Report Shows The Benefit Of One Of New Zealand’s Favourite Beverages

Press Release – Brewers Association

Beer sales in New Zealand contribute $2.7 billion dollars to the economy The closure of bars and restaurants due to the first COVID 19 lockdown cost the industry an estimated $300 million in sales Brewing contributed $810 million to government … Read more »

Congestion Charging Could Work If Offset By Productivity Gains

Press Release – EMA

Introducing congestion charging to Auckland and other congested cities around New Zealand is a matter of when not if but the conversation with the road using public needs to start now, says the EMA. The Ministry of Transport today released The Congestion … Read more »

Labour Uses Covid To Push Left-Wing Agenda

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Labours decision to double sick leave shows it is using Covid-19 as an excuse to advance a left-wing agenda and help its union mates, says ACT Leader David Seymour. So far, only 2,000 people in New Zealand have had Covid-19. Labour believes … Read more »

Māori Language Commission Welcomes Stuff Announcement

Press Release – Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

Commission welcomes Stuff announcement The Mori Language Commission has welcomed the unprecedented, new direction taken by the editorial team at Stuff NZ. During lockdown we worked with the team at Stuff and soon stories in English and Mori … Read more »

Congestion Charge Must Not Milk Motorists

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance is warning Auckland Mayor Phil Goff to take heed of the most important recommendation in the road pricing report released today : The primary objective of congestion pricing is to improve network performance, … Read more »

New Zealand’s Best Fund Managers To Compete For The Annual Good Returns / Research IP Awards On 4 December

Press Release – Research IP

The Good Returns Fund Manager of the Year Awards Powered by Research IP are back in 2020, to round out the year that was and recognise the best fund managers in the country. The virtual event is free to attend on Friday 4 December, register … Read more »

Bill Introduced To Support Workers With 10 Days Sick Leave

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is delivering on a key commitment by introducing a Bill to Parliament to expand sick leave entitlements from five days to ten days a year, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. COVID-19 has shown how important … Read more »

Pleasing Progress On Pay Equity In DHBs

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is pleased to see an initial agreement reached between district health boards and the Public Service Association on pay equity for clerical and administration staff. ASMS Executive Director Sarah Dalton … Read more »

Reaffirmed Road Pricing Benefits Demonstrate The Need To Take Action And Implement

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

Todays release of a study showing the benefits of road pricing in Auckland is a step in the right direction, but if we dont take action and move to implementation, we will be having the same conversation again in another five years, says Hamish … Read more »