English confirms he has no plan to raise wages

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed he has absolutely no plans to lift wages, Labours spokesperson on Labour Issues, Andrew Little says. Read more »

Call for Formal Review of Christchurch Draft District Plan

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council has grave concerns for the future of Christchurch as Christchurch City Council reviews its District Plan. Read more »

Imarda launches its global expansion

Press Release – Imarda

The location based fleet-management specialists Imarda Ltd have today embarked on the global expansion phase of their i360 platform, releasing the details of their first Franchisee Partnership with Imarda SA Technologies (Pty) Ltd formerly Telematics … Read more »

The FCV Bill – Flagging 30 years of failures?

Press Release – Slave Free Seas

Paying seafarers at least a minimum wage under the Minimum Wage Act 1983 has applied to the New Zealand fishing industry for more than 30 years. It was, and is, a basic protection which had two universals it was universally accepted by the fishing … Read more »

Hard work pays career dividends

Press Release – Hays

Hard-working, proactive, collaborative, adaptive, ethical and credible all make the list of personal characteristics shared by successful CFOs, says recruiting experts Hays in New Zealand. Read more »

Rio Tinto Wins 2013 Roger Award

Press Release – CAFCA

Sky City Casino Second, Chorus Third – The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational (a corporation with 25% or more foreign ownership) that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following categories: economic dominance … Read more »

Lincoln cleaners outsourced

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union

Lincoln University will outsource its staff to an as yet undecided cleaning company, but TEU organiser Cindy Doull says its not worth it, and what money the university might save is negligible. Read more »

“Rock star economy’ throws hospital staff out the window

Press Release – PSA

The Public Service Association says administrative staff at hospitals around the country are missing out on Bill Englishs rock star economy, with the Government instructing pay rises be limited to just 0.7%. Read more »

Industry Training & Apprenticeships Bill passes 3rd reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Legislation that completes the Governments comprehensive reforms to industry training today passed its third and final reading in Parliament. Read more »

English: Pre-Budget Speech, Wellington

Speech – New Zealand Government

Its great to see measures of business confidence in Wellington rising. I recently attended the 20th anniversary of Infratil, a Wellington-based company built on managing airports and electricity companies better than governments can. Read more »

Ruataniwha decision bold and encouraging

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ says todays decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the $275million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is bold and encouraging. Read more »

‘Duckman’ gives $25k to wildlife hospital expansion

Press Release – Massey University

A Wellington businessman who featured on Television One News’ Good Sorts segment on Sunday has donated $25,000 towards the expansion of the Wildbase wildlife hospital at Massey University’s Manawat campus. Read more »

A Refreshed No-Surcharge App has been launched

Press Release – LittleMonkey

With more and more people wanting to dine out over public holidays but being put off by the 15-20% surcharges implemented at some restaurants, bars and caf’sLittleMonkey developed a No-Surcharge app which was a huge success. The app has had great feedback … Read more »

Rural Sales Volumes Strong, With Prices Holding Steady

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 94 more farm sales (+25.5%) for the three months ended March 2014 than for the three months ended March 2013. Overall, there were 472 farm sales in the three months … Read more »

Awareness needed around psychology of hunting accidents

Press Release – Hunter Safety Lab

Wellington start-up, Hunter Safety Lab says there needs to be greater awareness around the subconscious psychological factors that can cause safety conscious, experienced hunters to mistakenly shoot another hunter. Read more »

NZ Businesswomen Expecting More in 2014

Press Release – MYOB

Women more likely than men to see themselves as successful; More focused on business growth via improving profitability< Read more »

Dress for Success Wellington is expanding to Lower Hutt

Press Release – Dress For Success

Dress for Success Wellington is expanding its extremely popular Breakfast Club to Lower Hutt. Dress for Success supports women who are seeking to enter or return to the workplace by supporting them with work-appropriate clothing, styling advice, … Read more »

TRN Reinvigorates the New Zealand Radio Market

Press Release – The Radio Network

The Radio Network (TRN) has today announced significant changes to its Classic Hits and ZM music stations. TRN CEO Jane Hastings announced that from April 28 one of New Zealands most loved and listened to breakfast show couples Polly and Grant, … Read more »

Govt support welcome, doesn’t go far enough

Press Release – Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand (BANZ) today welcomed the announcement last week by the Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges of three energy efficiency initiatives to improve business productivity, but says that these dont go far … Read more »

Mangapapa Petit Hotel appoints Nick Judd as Hotel Manager

Press Release – Lisa Williams PR

Nick Judd has been appointed to the role of Hotel Manager at the five star luxurious boutique Mangapapa Petit Hotel. Read more »

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