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Twyford’s commuter train has $175 ticket price

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Transport Ministers commuter rail plan between Hamilton and Auckland is so expensive that he could pay passengers to use a taxi or Uber instead, Nationals Associate Infrastructure spokesperson and Hamilton East MP David Bennett says. Read more »

Hamilton-Auckland rail plan would cost $185 per person

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

A passenger service between Auckland and Hamilton requiring a reported $57.7 million in ratepayer and taxpayer subsidies works out as at least $185 per passenger per trip, calculates the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Read more »

Russell McVeagh wins New Zealand Deal of Year

Press Release – Russell McVeagh

Leading law firm, Russell McVeagh, has been recognised at last night’s 2018 New Zealand Law Awards, winning both International Deal of the Year and New Zealand Deal of the Year awards for the Lattice Energy acquisition by Beach Energy. Read more »

Haka Tourism Group on a Roll

Press Release – Haka Tours

The Haka Tourism Group is delighted to announce our recent success at the Adventure Tourism Awards, held in Queensland Australia, on Wednesday 14th of November and the Auckland Business Awards on the same night. Read more »

Chapman Tripp Wins Big at the New Zealand Law Awards

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

It was an evening to remember for Chapman Tripp and its clients at last nights 2018 New Zealand Law Awards. Read more »

Blind people significantly under employed around the world

Press Release – Blind Foundation

Toronto, Ont. People with sight loss are significantly less employed full-time than their sighted counterparts, according to a recent survey from the CNIB Foundation, Vision Australia and the Blind Foundation of New Zealand. The results were nearly … Read more »

Farmers improve biosecurity practice

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Farmers are upping their on-farm biosecurity by making greater use of the National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme, Biosecurity Minister Damien OConnor said. Read more »

Nowhere to run from hidden rental costs

Press Release – Pukeko Rental Managers

As of the 12th December 2018, the government are banning all letting fees. This is going to lead to a decrease in revenue for many property management companies and a need to minimize this deficit. This lost revenue will need to be recouped and if … Read more »

NZBA calls for resolution to court strike

Press Release – NZ Bar Association

The countrys professional body for barristers, the New Zealand Bar Association, says the current dispute between the Ministry of Justice and court staff should be resolved as quickly as possible because of safety considerations. Read more »

Solid returns expected for red meat sector in 2019

Press Release – Rabobank

While some downward pressure is expected on beef prices in next 12 months, sheepmeat pricing is anticipated to remain strong, signalling another year of solid returns for New Zealands red meat sector in 2019, according to a recently-released report … Read more »

SPADA Screen Industry Award 2018 Recipients Announced

Press Release – SPADA

The winners of three prestigious annual SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association) Screen Industry Awards for 2018 were announced at the 26th Annual SPADA Conference in Wellington on Thursday 15 November. Read more »

Banking Ombudsman Scheme honours Sir John Anderson

Press Release – Banking Ombudsman

We are very saddened to hear about the passing of Sir John Anderson says Banking Ombudsman, Nicola Sladden. Read more »

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