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

Local Co-Operative Bid to Save the Gisborne Line is Lodged PRESS RELEASE: GISBORNE RAIL COOPERATIVE STEERING GROUP LODGES EOI TO KIWIRAIL GISBORNE TO WAIROA. 23 DECEMBER 2016 GISBORNE RAIL COOPERATIVE STEERING GROUP, GRC, INTERIM … Read more »

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 »

Train Collision Reports: Melling and Raurimu

Press Release – Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Attached are the executive summaries of the two accident reports released by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission this morning. The full reports are on the home page at www.taic.org.nz Read more »

$300M for consumers from embedded generation subsidy removal

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 6 (BusinessDesk) – The Electricity Authority is ending subsidies to power stations that are embedded in local electricity networks rather than connected to the national grid in a move the regulator says will save consumers around $300 million a year. Read more »

ACC takes home New Zealand’s top governance award

Press Release – Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Congratulations to Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), winner of the MinterEllisonRuddWatts Excellence in Governance award announced at last nights Deloitte Top 200 Awards gala dinner. Read more »

Auckland Transport funds re-brand for Lobby Group

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Hot on the heels of ATEEDs ill-fated attempt to rebrand Auckland as the place desired by many comes news of another undesirable and wholly unnecessary branding exercise by an Auckland CCO (Council Controlled Organisation). Read more »

NZ On Air steers a calm course against tide of international

Press Release – NZ On Air

Against a backdrop of rapid media change and a flood of international content NZ On Airs report to Parliament on its achievements in the 2015/16 year shows ongoing commitment to getting local content to New Zealand audiences. Read more »

Predator Free 2050 Ltd board appointed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The company which will be a key player in achieving New Zealands Predator Free 2050 ambition is now up and running, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. Read more »

Tower pours Canterbury quake claims into ‘bad bank’

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Tower said it will separate its liabilities and receivables from the Canterbury earthquakes into a separate ‘bad bank’ structure and “aggressively pursue” recoveries from the EQC and reinsurer Peak Re that amount to about $101 … Read more »

Government needs to ensure fair deal on EQC assessments

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Kiwis affected by earthquakes might not get a fair deal if the Government pushes ahead with secret plans to let private insurers take over the assessment of claims, says Labours Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods. Read more »

Lotto NZ wins top international award

Press Release – New Zealand Government

29 December 2016 Media Statement Lotto NZ wins top international award for worlds best responsible gaming programme Read more »

Vigorous campaign will oppose Christchurch state house sales

Press Release – State Housing Action

The governments intention to sell up to 2,500 state houses in Christchurch can expect to be met with a vigorous community campaign to stop the sales. Read more »

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