KiwiRail operating earnings rise despite Kaikoura outage

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Disruption to South Island rail services caused by the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake masked a continuation in improved operating earnings from state-owned railway operator KiwiRail in the six months to Dec. 31. Read more »

Strong Half Year result despite challenges

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail has posted a positive half year result with an operating surplus 39% ahead of the previous year, despite a challenging six months. Read more »

Kordia boosts media and broadcast division

Press Release – Kordia

Kordia New Zealand, a leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions, has initiated a revamp of its media and broadcast division, including its leadership, as the company seeks to maximise on growing opportunities in the media space. Read more »

Meridian signs deals with Tilt, Total Eren

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy has inked three new supply contracts in Australia giving the owner of the Powershop energy retailer more renewables supply from wind farms and a solar farm. Read more »

Remarks to the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee

Press Release – Solid Energy NZ

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR OF SOLID ENERGY TO THE TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SELECT COMMITTEE – 1 FEBRUARY 2018 Read more »

New Callaghan Board Chair appointed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today has announced that Pete Hodgson has been appointed as the new Chair of the Callaghan Innovation Board. Read more »

Action to stop the closure of Newtown Post shop/Kiwibank

Press Release – Amanda Barber

Outraged residents of Newtown have launched a petition which implores State-Owned Enterprises Minister, Winston Peters, to save the combined Newtown Post Shop branch and Kiwibank, and to convert NZ post back to a government agency that provides services. Read more »

Chorus connections fall, data usage expected to grow in 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Chorus lost 23,000 fixed-line connections in the final three months of 2017, shedding lines at the same pace as the September quarter when it embarked on a marketing campaign extolling the virtues of fixed-line service. Read more »

Open access to weather data review released

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released the report Weather Permitting: Review of open access to weather data in New Zealand ( Weather Permitting ). Read more »

Genesis generator fault won’t hit FY18 guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 21 (BusinessDesk) – One of Genesis Energy’s three generators in Tekapo suffered a fault last month and won’t return to full capacity until early March, though the company hasn’t altered full-year guidance. Read more »

Contact Energy to sell AGS to Gas Services New Zealand

Press Release – Contact Energy

Contact Energy Limited (Contact) has announced the sale of its Ahuroa Gas Storage facility (AGS) to Gas Services New Zealand (GSNZ) for NZ$200 million, while retaining the rights to use the facility to meet its future needs. Read more »

Top-End Pay for Chief Executives Not Sustainable

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today published the State Services Commissions Senior Pay Report for the 2016/17 financial year. Read more »

Port continues to be regional economic anchor-point

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

Port Taranaki remains a vital element in the regional economy despite ups and downs in its key freight commodities, a new economic assessment report shows. Read more »

2017 Public Service Workforce Data Report Published

Press Release – State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2017 Public Service Workforce Data report, which provides a comprehensive overview of the Public Service workforce. The report is based on the Human Resource Capability survey which collects workforce … Read more »

More Progress Coming for Women in the Public Sector

Press Release – New Zealand Government

State Services Minister Chris Hipkins and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter have welcomed the State Services Commissions 2017 Human Resource Capability (HRC) Survey published today. Read more »

TVNZ will need Crown support if revenue keeps shrinking

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 10 (BusinessDesk) – The Treasury advised the previous administration to think deeply about its ownership of commercial broadcaster Television New Zealand, which will need a Crown lifeline if the collapse in advertising revenue continues. Read more »

Judgment: Southern Response Class Action

Press Release – NZ Court of Appeal

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Courts judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons … Read more »

Meridian positive on what new government has flagged to date

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Outgoing Meridian Energy chief executive Mark Binns said there is a lot of detail in the coalition proposals from Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern’s government the company is keen to engage on and overall it is positive … Read more »

Thomson Medal latest accolade in string of successes

Press Release – Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute Chief Executive Professor Charles Eason CRSNZ has been awarded the Thomson Medal by the Royal Society Te Aprangi. The Thomson Medal is awarded for outstanding contributions to the organisation, support, and application of science … Read more »

E Tū Commends NZ Post on Paxster Safety Moves

Press Release – E Tu

E t says it welcomes the safety-first response by NZ Post to a problem with its fleet of Paxster vehicles, which are used to deliver mail and parcels. Read more »

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