Business Scoop


ACC initiative to help business be healthier and safer

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A $22 million investment by ACC into workplace injury prevention grants and subsidies will help make it easier for Kiwi businesses to keep their workplaces healthy and safe, says ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

AsureQuality extends Bureau Veritas partnership to SE Asia

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Food testing and biosecurity specialist AsureQuality is extending its partnership with Bureau Veritas into South-East Asia to benefit from the regions rapid growth. Read more »

Scientists voyage into Antarctic unknown

Press Release – NIWA

A group of intrepid scientists leaves Wellington for Antarctica tomorrow on board NIWAs research vessel Tangaroa for what their leader calls a voyage of discovery. Read more »

Maori Council call for culture change in SOE

Press Release – Maori Council

A travesty of talent: Maori Council reveals only 6 Maori sit on the boards of State Owned Enterprises – calls for a culture change Read more »

Hamilton City Council gives green light to commuter rail

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Councils Growth and Infrastructure Committee yesterday endorsed a business case for a start-up passenger rail service between Hamilton and Auckland. Read more »

TranzAlpine boost to bring tourists to the West Coast

Press Release – KiwiRail

The Government’s $40m investment in the award-winning TranzAlpine scenic train will bring thousands more tourists onto the West Coast each year, creating jobs and enabling other tourism ventures, KiwiRail Acting Chief Executive Todd Moyle says. Read more »

KiwiRail gets $40 mln for Coastal Pacific upgrade

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 23 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail has received $40 million of Crown funding to increase patronage on the Coastal Pacific passenger service on the South Island. Read more »

Coastal Pacific to start premium service

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail is launching its first premium tourism service with a $40 million investment from the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund, which will put new carriages onto the award-winning Coastal Pacific scenic journey. Read more »

National to blame for Kiwibank changes

Press Release – E tu Union

E t sympathises with community concerns over the loss of Kiwibank branches an issue with obvious implications for our Kiwibank and Post members. Read more »

KiwiRail gets $40M for new Manawatu freight hub

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail is planning to relocate its Palmerston North operations out of the city as part of plans to develop a regional hub to better handle freight flows throughout the lower North Island. Read more »

KiwiRail begins geo-tech studies for Northport spur line

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 26 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail will today begin geotechnical investigations along part of the route of the proposed rail link to Northport. Read more »

Pay equity milestone confirmed: PSA

Press Release – PSA

After a series of nationwide meetings held by the PSA this month, the historical pay equity settlement put forward to social workers at Oranga Tamariki has now been ratified to go ahead. This signifies a wonderful start to moving the whole profession … Read more »

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