Govt settles on high-level EQC reforms

Article – BusinessDesk

Govt settles on high-level EQC reforms after five-year long review, eyes 2020 implementation Read more »

TVNZ must uphold commitment to Māori programming

Press Release – Green Party

TVNZ must uphold commitment to Mori programming The Green Party is calling on Television New Zealand (TVNZ) to uphold its commitment to Mori programming and rethink their proposal to axe the dedicated Mori commissioner. Its deeply … Read more »

Minister’s Office Interferes in Kiwirail Decision Making

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Ministers Office Interferes in Kiwirail Decision Making Questions must be asked why the Minister of Transports office has been blocking KiwiRail from releasing information to the public, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon … Read more »

ACT will bring back the birdsong

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT has joined the Environment Commissioners call to save our native birds, and has proposed a policy to do just that. Read more »

Budget 2017 – On a roll: Roads and rail the big winners

Press Release – PwC

Budget 2017 On a roll: Roads and rail the big winners from increased infrastructure spending Read more »

$548m for rail around New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 will invest $548 million of new capital funding to maintain and upgrade New Zealands rail network, supporting freight movement, exporters, tourism and public transport, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. $450 million of that funding … Read more »

$4b in new capital investment in Budget 2017

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is allocating $4 billion in new capital spending as part of Budget 2017 as it builds the infrastructure for a growing economy, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. This $4 billion investment is the single biggest investment of new … Read more »

Books ‘Cooked’ on Electric Trains Despite Denial

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First believes KiwiRail cooked the books to get rid of electric trains on part of the North Island main trunk line. They manipulated information for presentation to Ministers to favour Chinese diesel trains, but claim they did … Read more »

Infratil Results for year ended 31 March 2017

Press Release – Infratil

Infratil’s consolidated underlying EBITDAF from continuing operations was $519.5 million up 12.4% from the $462.1 million reported in 2016. Net parent surplus was $66.1 million compared to $438.3 million in the prior period which benefited from … Read more »

KiwiRail purchases Kaitaki

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail purchases Kaitaki KiwiRail has moved to secure the future of the Cook Strait link by purchasing the Interislander ferry Kaitaki, the largest domestic passenger ferry operating in New Zealand. The ship had previously been leased. The Interislander … Read more »

Paul McGilvary Joins the AsureQuailty Board of Directors

Press Release – AsureQuality

AsureQuality is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul McGilvary to its Board of Directors, commencing 1 May 2017. Read more »

Highest ever percentage of women on state sector boards

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Womens Minister Paula Bennett has today announced that the Government has reached its target of appointing 45 per cent of women to state sector boards and committees, the highest percentage ever. The government set this target in 2011 and now weve … Read more »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Winston Peters

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Winston Peters Headlines: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says in government he would fire the board of Solid Energy if they would not agree to go into the Pike River Mine to retrieve the bodies of … Read more »

Photo Proves Safe Re-Entry Possible into Pike River Tunnel

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Minister for the Environment Nick Smith maintains it is not safe for workers to be more than a few metres inside the Pike River mine entry tunnel, but this has already occurred. Read more »

Statement Re Pike River Mine Video Footage

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

Solid Energy confirms that the video footage of Mines Rescue workers setting up a robot in the Pike River drift and the robot travelling 1570 metres up the drift was taken into account by the companys experts as part of the risk assessment for … Read more »

Minister appoints two new Electricity Authority members

Article – BusinessDesk

Energy Minister Judith Collins has appointed two new members to the Electricity Authority, both with extensive knowledge of the Australian electricity system and one a pioneer of New Zealand’s wholesale electricity markets in the 1990s. Read more »

Auditor-General’s Draft annual plan 2017/18 published

Press Release – Office of the Auditor-General

he Auditor-Generals Draft annual plan 2017/18 was presented to the House of Representatives today. Read more »

Library restructure brings disruption and innovation

Press Release – Public Service Association

The restructuring of Aucklands libraries will lead to substantial disruption for staff – and a challenge to maintain existing services, the PSA says. Read more »

NZ Post, Super Fund, ACC to pour $247 million into Kiwibank

Article – BusinessDesk

April 7 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwibank shareholders New Zealand Post, the New Zealand Superannuation Fund and Accident Compensation Corp will pour in a collective $247 million to make sure the state-owned bank’s capital stays within the regulator’s … Read more »

Ranges Ratepayers Demand Watercare Plant Review

Press Release – Waitakere Ranges Combined Residents and Ratepayers

Community groups throughout the environmentally sensitive Waitakere Ranges are outraged that Watercare Services, a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO), is failing to properly consult with its communities or consider the social or environmental impact of its … Read more »

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