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‘Food Trail’ Offers Chance To Sample Northland On A Plate

Press Release – Northland Inc

Savour!NORTHLAND is inviting the regions caf s, restaurants, wineries and breweries to create a special edition dish or set menu that succeeds in putting Northland on a plate. Facilitated by Northland Inc, the regional economic development agency, … Read more »

Researchers Survey Food Banks As Pandemic Bites

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A new study is seeking feedback from Australasian food banks on how they are coping with growing demand in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The survey, led by University of Canterbury (UC) researchers, aims to find out more about the economic … Read more »

Accelerating Our Economic Potential

Press Release – Primary Land Users Group

The Government plans to increase primary sector export earnings by $44 billion over the next decade with a goal of getting 10,000 more New Zealanders working in the sector over the next four years. Prime Minister Ardern said the sector, which has … Read more »

WasteMINZ Welcomes New Environmental Claims Guidelines From The Commerce Commission

Press Release – WasteMINZ

WasteMINZ welcomes the updated guidance released by the Commerce Commission yesterday on making environmental claims on products and packaging. The guidance, which was last updated in 2008, now includes advice on making claims about material composition … Read more »

Three Waters Investment A Much-needed Boost

Press Release – New Zealand Infrastructure Commission

“Linking funding to commitment from councils to reform the investment, planning and delivery of their water assets is a welcome move,” says Infracom (New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga) Chief Executive Ross Copland, in response … Read more »

Infrastructure NZ Applauds Bold Water Reform

Press Release – Infrastructure New Zealand

The Governments long-awaited funding boost and water reform agenda is New Zealands best chance to create a high performing water sector for New Zealanders, says Infrastructure NZ CEO Paul Blair. The Government has today announced it will … Read more »

Support for resilient rail connection to the West Coast

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A $13 million investment from Government will create jobs and improve the resilience of the rail connection between Christchurch and the West Coast, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones and Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau say. Read more »

2020 Diversity Awards NZ™ Finalists Announced

Press Release – Diversity Works

Finalists in the 2020 Diversity Awards NZ were announced today, with judges recognising 32 entrants for the work they are doing to advance a culture of inclusion in New Zealand workplaces. The awards, run by Diversity Works New Zealand, are in their … Read more »

The Future Of NZ Borders – Expert Q&A

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Air New Zealand are temporarily suspending new international bookings to New Zealand to ensure that all arrivals can be accommodated in a managed isolation or quarantine facility. But as more countries open their borders to foreigners, including Kiwis, … Read more »

It’s About The Location Of NZ’s Port Of The Future

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

A new government commissioned report leaves Northland plans to shift Aucklands container port to Whangarei dead in the water, opting instead for Manukau Harbour as the optimum location for the port of the future while still not addressing what … Read more »

Retailer Confidence Improves

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retailer confidence has shown a significant improvement according to the latest Retail NZ Retail Radar report. This is built on the back of strong retail performace in June, although spending overall across the four months of the COVID-19 crisis … Read more »

Government Deals Further Blow To New Zealand Small Businesses

Press Release – NZ Association of Convenience Stores

Retailers upset by the Governments blinkered restrictions on vaping products say they feel shut out and ignored given the outcome of the select committee process. New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores (NZACS) Executive Director, Dave Hooker, … Read more »

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