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Power fault cause narrowed down

Press Release – Orion New Zealand Limited

The power fault that resulted in the loss of power to north Christchurch customers on Wednesday night last week has been narrowed down to likely windblown debris hitting key equipment in Orion’s Papanui substation. The outage, which started at around … Read more »

Commerce Commission considers rendering merger

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received an application for a newly formed company, Tuakau Proteins Ltd, to acquire certain animal rendering business interests from Graeme Lowe Protein Ltd, and Kakariki Proteins Ltd. Read more »

Auckland Bound Flight Stranded For Five Hours

Press Release – Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport can confirm a China Southern Airlines flight was diverted here this morning because of fog at Auckland Airport. The plane sat on the tarmac here for five hours before departing for Auckland. When an international flight is diverted … Read more »

Give all low-income children equal support says CPAG

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the government should disentangle support for children from work incentives for parents, and treat all low income children equally. Read more »

Call for Government to step up in North

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government needs to step up and help local councils fix infrastructure problems highlighted by the recent Northland storms, Labour MP Kelvin Davis says. Read more »

The Icehouse and Visa take business workshops to new regions

Press Release – The Icehouse

New Zealands leading business growth hub, The Icehouse, is pleased to announce the expansion of its topic-specific workshops into additional regions, thanks to support from BNZ and global payments technology company, Visa. Read more »

Taranaki’s first Oil/Gas marine consent – a death knell

Press Release – Climate Justice Taranaki

Austrian oil giant OMVs application to drill up to seven new wells from its Maari platform is the first oil/gas marine consent being processed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) under the EEZ and Continental Shelf Act. Read more »

More evidence that alcohol is not good for your heart

Press Release – Alcohol Action NZ

The harmful effects of alcohol on conditions such as liver cirrhosis, injuries, and many cancers have been firmly established, but scientific debate has continued about whether light to moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of coronary heart … Read more »

Naked Bus Northland Services Continue as Normal

Press Release – Naked Bus

Naked Bus the only long distance bus operator running a full service in the Far North Following a weekend of wild weather which caused major flooding across much of the far North and resulted in numerous road closures, low-cost bus service provider, … Read more »

South Island Teens to benefit from charity partnership

Press Release – Blue Light

July 14 will mark the start of a partnership between Warehouse Stationery Stores in the southern region and the youth charity, Blue Light. Stores in Christchurch, Rangiora, Ashburton, Timaru, Dunedin, Invercargill and Oamaru are all involved and … Read more »

Go Green Expo dates and expansion announced

Press Release – Go Green Expo

NZs largest eco expo is now coming to Christchurch in 2015 With the buoyancy of Christchurchs economy as of late the Go Green Expo team have decided it is the right time to launch their successful show into the Christchurch market. Read more »

New Zealand Superannuation Fund Invests in Manuka Health

Press Release – Manuka Health NZ

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF), via Waterman Capital, has taken a 20% stake in natural health products company Manuka Health New Zealand Ltd. Waterman Capital is a private equity investor contracted by NZSF the New Zealand Governments … Read more »

Apiti crash victim dies

Press Release – New Zealand Police

An 18-year-old woman who was a passenger in a single vehicle crash on Oroua Valley Road, Apiti, on Friday 11 July, 2014 has died in the Palmerston North Hospital. Jessica Watts, aged 18, of Feilding died on Saturday 12 July, 2014. Read more »

Shotover Jet gains most Trip Advisor activity reviews

Press Release – Ngai Tahu Tourism

Leading Queenstown tourism activity Shotover Jet has reached an impressive milestone notching up 1,000 Trip Advisor reviews making it the number one reviewed single activity in Queenstown. Read more »

Job expo to boast 65 exhibitors

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Students and job hunters from across Palmerston North and Manawat will have the opportunity to talk to 65 businesses, organisations and training institutes in one location. Read more »

First Housing Accord variation to create up to 3000 homes

Press Release – Auckland Council

A group of landowners in Hobsonville have become the first to lodge a plan variation application in an Auckland Special Housing Area (SHA), bringing plans to create up to 3000 new homes a step closer. Read more »

Special Olympics gifted by Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

Press Release – Special Olympics NZ

New Zealands largest sports organisation for people with intellectual disabilities is almost $10,000 better off following a Quiz Night organised by the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

HPV vaccination for school boys not yet cost-effective

Press Release – University of Otago

HPV vaccination of New Zealand school boys is not yet a value-for-money option, according to a study just published by the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more »

New chairperson for STIMBR

Press Release – STIMBR

Rotorua forest industry consultant Don Hammond is the new chairperson of STIMBR Stakeholders In Methyl Bromide Reduction Incorporated. Read more »

Māori & Pasifika Trades Training launched in Rotorua

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Governments new Mori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative for Rotorua. Read more »

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