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 »

McClay put the kaibosh on Landcorp name change plan

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Government-owned farmer Landcorp was rebuffed by State-Owned Enterprises Minister Todd McClay from changing its name to align its business with its new ‘Pamu’ brand, amid claims it was “a waste of time and money”, according to … Read more »

Landcorp Farming posts 1H operating loss

Article – BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) – Landcorp Farming, the state-owned farmer, posted an operating loss in the first half of its financial year but said higher milk prices mean it expects to be back in the black for the full year. Read more »

EQC claim information following North Island floods

Press Release – Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission is advising homeowners whose properties suffered damage from landslips or flooding, during the recent storms, that they have three months to lodge a claim. Read more »

Half Year Result to 31 December 2016

Press Release – Dunedin City Holdings

Dunedin (Tuesday, 7 March 2017) Dunedin City Holdings Limited has reported a surplus after tax of $4.9 million for the six months to December 2016, in line with budget. Read more »

More Empty Promises on Transport for Regions

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Denis ORourke MP New Zealand First Spokesperson for Transport 1 MARCH 2017 More Empty Promises on Transport for Regions Read more »

Tourism Holdings lifts 1H profit 38%

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, the campervan rental company, lifted first-half profit 38 percent with strong tourist demand in New Zealand and Australia, and said it will at least deliver its forecast annual profit of $27 million. Read more »

Jetstar Deal Should Never Have Flown

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Handing a lucrative government travel contract to Jetstar, a foreign owned airline, is outrageous when we have our own national airline, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Summer Kerbside rubbish and recycling ends

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Our summer schedule of extra rubbish and recycling collections across much of the Coromandel ends tomorrow – Saturday 11 February. Our normal schedule of one collection a week resumes on Monday 13 February. Read more »

REANNZ bolsters executive team with pair of new appointments

Press Release – Research and Education Advanced Network

REANNZ Ltd, the high performance telecommunications network powering New Zealands research, education and innovation communities, has today announced two new senior appointments to the business. Read more »

Candidate: Southern Response Wrongly Withheld Refunds

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Candidate for Christchurch Central, Dr Duncan Webb has discovered that Southern Response owes homeowners thousands in wrongly withheld refunds. Read more »

Local Co-Operative Bid to Save the Gisborne Line is Lodged

Press Release – Gisborne Rail Cooperative


Government Power Prices Rip-Off Ashburton

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on new Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins to act over Ashburton facing average power price increases of $226 p.a. Read more »

Council appoints Councillor directors

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has appointed Councillor directors to the boards of its subsidiaries Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) and Transition Holdings Limited (THL) formerly Canterbury Development Corporation Holdings Limited. Read more »

Feds Pleased With Decision to Leave Earner Levy Unchanged

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see the Government decide to keep the ACC Earner Levy unchanged. Read more »

Waiheke Island now fully fibred

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Ultra-Fast Broadband build on Aucklands Waiheke Island is now complete, meaning more than 5600 local homes and businesses can now connect to faster and more reliable internet, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. Read more »

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