Winners announced in 2014 Plain English Awards

Press Release – Consumer NZ

Deloitte New Zealand was the big winner at the 2014 Plain English Awards. The business consultancy has been named Plain English Champion in the search for New Zealands clearest communicators. Read more »

Consumers Flock to Offshore Retailers But Lack Protection

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that a massive 28% year on year increase in spending at overseas online shops shows that the New Zealand retail sector is operating in a highly competitive market, but that consumers may be missing out on some of the added benefits of buying … Read more »

Best In Business Announced at the Deloitte Top 200 Awards

Press Release – Deloitte

The stand out performers in New Zealand business for 2014 have been honoured at a ceremony last night in Aucklands Vector Arena, marking the 25th anniversary of the Deloitte Top 200 Awards. The winners of the 2014 Deloitte Top 200 Awards were … Read more »

Countering human trafficking is an ongoing challenge for NZ

Press Release – LexisNexis

At first glance, it is difficult to believe that human trafficking is an offence that is taking place in New Zealand. It is a harsh reminder that the rule of law sometimes does not reach far enough. Read more »

Aggressive expansion plans for NZ iPad software company

Press Release – Stellar Library

Stellar Library, a cloud-based document management system for iPads, is embarking on an aggressive expansion plan following a recent injection of capital by high profile New Zealand investor Andrew Bagnall. Read more »

Innovation Partnership Coming to Gigatown

Press Release – Innovation Partnership

The Innovation Partnership will meet in Dunedin in February, to discuss how the city can make the most of the opportunity from winning Gigatown. Read more »

Commission grants clearance to consumer pharmaceutical merge

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commission has granted clearance to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to acquire the consumer healthcare business of Novartis AG (Novartis). As a result of the acquisition, the consumer healthcare businesses of both parties will be merged into a new, GSK controlled … Read more »

Private prisons poaching in state jails

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Corrections Department-sanctioned poaching of public prison officers for the new private prison at Wiri has to stop, says Labours Corrections spokesperson Kelvin Davis. Read more »

New app takes hassle out of booking and paying for a taxi

Press Release – Smartpay NZ Ltd

Blue Bubble Taxis are now offering passengers an order-and-pay on-line service through a new app developed by Smartpay, New Zealands largest eftpos supplier. Read more »

More effective social services inquiry update Nov 2014

Press Release – Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commissions More effective social services inquiry aims to shed light on how commissioning and contracting influence the quality and effectiveness of social services, and to suggest actions government agencies and others could take … Read more »

Rubbish And Recycling Route Changes Collects Third Award

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston Norths award winning changes to rubbish and recycling routes has collected its third win at the ALGIM 2014 Annual Awards. Read more »

Construction of 18,900 square metre facility begins

Press Release – Skellerup Industries

The start of construction of Skellerups world class Dairy Rubberware Development and manufacturing facility at Wigram Business Park in Christchurch was marked today with a Maori blessing along with the traditional sod turning ceremony. Read more »

More FM Poised for Increased Growth

Press Release – Mediaworks

More FM Poised for Increased Growth in 2015 with Major Investment at Local And National Level Read more »

Third time’s a charm for Young Auctioneer

Press Release – Canterbury A and P Show

PGG Wrightson auctioneer, Cam Bray proved that persistence pays off when he won the Heartland Bank Young Auctioneers Competition held during the Canterbury A&P Show recently. Read more »

Driven to plant trees at Coalgate farm

Press Release – Enviroment Canterbury

North Canterbury farmers Roger and Francie Taylor are planting trees along a polluted stream running through their property at Coalgate, upstream of the Selwyn River and Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. Read more »

Fairfax Media appoints new editor of Stuff.co.nz

Press Release – Fairfax Media

Fairfax Media continues its editorial momentum with the appointment of Patrick Crewdson as Editor of Stuff.co.nz. Read more »

Worker immunity critical to safety in Meat Industry

Press Release – Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union has today urged the Select Committee hearing submissions on the Health & Safety Reform bill to strengthen provisions that protect the rights of workers to be involved and speak out, saying that its becoming increasingly … Read more »

President’s Address to the ASMS Annual Conference

Speech – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

My Dad recently passed away and one of my tasks was to tidy his study, back-up his still running computer, and shut it down. Read more »

MSD procurement a winner

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says preferred supplier agreements for whiteware and optical goods and services are proving a huge winner for beneficiaries, low income people and the taxpayer. Read more »

Insurance Council Welcomes Report on Sea Level Rise

Press Release – Insurance Council of New Zealand

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environments report on climate change and rising sea levels released today. Read more »

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