Evidence refutes doomsday wages predictions

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Minister of Labour Simon Bridges should cut the tired old rhetoric about rises in the minimum wage causing job losses and understand New Zealand has a serious problem with low wages and working poverty that needs to be addressed, Labours spokesperson … Read more »

New Appointment to Pacific Business Trust

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today announced the appointment of Mr Uluomatootua Aiono as a member of the Pacific Business Trust Board. Read more »

Labour’s Minimum Wage Proposal a Backward Step

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

Democrats for Social Credit finance spokesperson Chris Leitch has attacked Labours proposals to increase the minimum wage labelling it a backward step for low and middle income earners. Read more »

Consulting on guidelines about unfair contract terms

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today released draft guidelines on the new provisions of the Fair Trading Act dealing with unfair contract terms. The unfair contract terms provisions were part of recent amendments to New Zealands consumer law and will … Read more »

Seafood NZ Welcomes Foreign Charter Vessel resolution

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand says the passage of the Foreign Charter Vessel Bill through Parliament today enables the seafood industry to move into a new era. Read more »

Wild Bean Cafe top of the crop

Press Release – Wild Bean Cafe

Wild Bean Cafe has revolutionised the cuppa in the fuel stop industry in the last few years and is now outperforming established big name coffee chains. Read more »

Flavell: Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill

Speech – The Maori Party

Thank you very much. I am pleased that the House has got a little bit of time just before we close off business. I wanted to make a statement on behalf of the Mori Party, in particular around our influence in the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels … Read more »

New ACC Executive appointments announced

Press Release – Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC Chief Executive Scott Pickering today announced appointments to the ACC Executive Team effective from 1 September. The new Executive, which contains new roles and responsibilities, contains five members of the existing Executive and two new appointments. Read more »

Ministry CEO Hides in Office for Award Ceremony

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Following this mornings coverage of the extravagant expenditure by Pauline Winter, the CEO of the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Porky the Taxpayers Union mascot visited the Ministrys Wellington Office to present the Unions first Troughing … Read more »

SWUG Attendance Records Threatened

Press Release – SWUG

A potentially record-breaking Single Width Users Group (SWUG) conference is in the offing this year, with 110 delegates and sponsors now registered almost four weeks out from the two-day Dunedin event. Read more »

Green Party statement on passing of FCV legislation

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party congratulates all parties in Parliament for supporting the completion of the Foreign Chartered Vessel legislation. Read more »

Savings campaign backed, urged to go further

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The Employers and Manufacturers Association is backing the campaign for cutting taxes on KiwiSaver earnings, but says it should go further. Read more »

Great value to be found in everyday banking

Press Release – Canstar

CANSTAR releases B est Value Everyday Banking New Zealand award today, collating research of 36 credit cards, 51 deposit accounts and a range of institutional factors across 10 institutions. Read more »

Atlas Copco granted clearance to acquire Ash Air business

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commission has granted clearance to Atlas Copco South Pacific Holdings Pty Limited (Atlas Copco) to acquire the businesses operated by four Lancaster Group Limited subsidiary companies: Ash Air (N.Z) Limited, Ash Air Oil & Gas Limited, mbar 2011 … Read more »

Savvy Plan Behind New Dunedin Reading Cinema

Press Release – Reading International

A completely refurbished six-screen Reading Cinema in Dunedin presents a savvy story in the New Zealand movie theater competitive landscape not fully appreciated by the media. Read more »

Foreign Charter Vessels Amendment Bill passes third reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A bill to strengthen the regulation of foreign-owned commercial fishing vessels operating in New Zealand waters has passed its third and final reading in Parliament today. Read more »

Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. – Closing the Gap

Press Release – Closing The Gap

Simon Bridges says increasing the minimum wage will cost us at least 6000 jobs, hurt businesses and reduce growth. Rubbish, says Peter Malcolm National Secretary of Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. Read more »

Wage gap with Oz increases under John Key

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Keys promise to close the wage gap with Australia has failed utterly with the gap rising by $70 to over $190 a week, Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker says. Read more »

Westland forecast follows Fonterra’s suit

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has charted a similar course to Fonterras benchmark forecast released yesterday for the current 2014/15 season, by announcing a pay-out forecast of $6 to $6.40 per kilogram of Milksolids (kg/MS). Read more »

Ballance delivers record breaking performance

Press Release – Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Rural sector confidence has translated into record revenue and sales volumes for farm nutrient co-operative Ballance Agri-Nutrients, leading to a record $78.9 million distribution to shareholders. Read more »

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