Govt’s state house sell-off ramping up

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Government plans to ramp up the state house sell-off by selling another 1000 houses in 2016/17 will mean more families in need missing out, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. Read more »

A Wrinkle in Time – a new look at ageing

Press Release – Radio New Zealand

For RNZ presenter Noelle McCarthy, creating her first podcast series -exploring ageing-was a profoundly meaningful experience. Read more »

ACC sought $158mn in Budget 2016, got $26.4mn

Article – BusinessDesk

July 14 (BusinessDesk) – The Accident Compensation Commission requested an extra $158 million in funding for 2016/17 from the government ahead of Budget 2016, but Treasury instead recommended an interim payment of just $26.4 million be funded to … Read more »

Public invited to have say on homelessness

Press Release – Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry

People who are homeless, those who were once homeless, those working with the homeless and concerned New Zealanders are being asked to share their experiences and solutions to this growing issue with the Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry. Read more »

English denies dividend decision made

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 12 July 2016 English denies dividend decision made – Joyce should delete his account National must explain who is right in the Housing NZ dividend debacle, after Bill … Read more »

Pressure forces Govt to make policy on the hoof

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Steven Joyces surprise announcement that Housing NZ will no longer be used as a cash cow has forced the Finance Minister to make one of Nationals biggest ever U-turns, Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. Read more »

Little: Speech to Labour Party Special Conference

Speech – New Zealand Labour Party

A lot of people dont know this, but as well as the customary telegram from the Queen, the Prime Minister has also taken to writing to those turning 100 to congratulate them. I think its safe to assume that ours got lost in the mail. Read more »

Port Future Study recommends pathway to move port

Press Release – Port Future Study

Port Future Study recommends pathway to move port be established The independent Port Future Studys Consensus Working Group has today released its final recommendations on a strategy to accommodate Auckland’s long-term freight and cruise. After a twelve-month … Read more »

Mapua Investment provides lessons for the Council

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council will fund the extra costs associated with work at the Mapua Wharf precinct through income from its commercial activities and by bringing forward next years budget for landscaping at the wharf. Read more »

CC decision reinforces electricity monopolies

Opinion – Molly Melhuish

The Commerce Commission said at the briefing today on Input Methodology rules that they consider consumers of electricity to be stakeholders in electricity regulation. But they said they have no effective way of implementing that . Read more »

King Country Energy reports $8.1 mln profit

Article – BusinessDesk

June 15 (BusinessDesk) – King Country Energy, the Taumarunui-based power generator and retailer, says profit in the fifteen months to the end of March 2016 was $8.1 million, up from $3.8 million in calendar 2014. Read more »

Trans Tasman 2016 Departments Review

Press Release – Trans Tasman

Trans Tasman 2016 New Zealand Government Departments Review – Many Changes In The State Sector, But Some Things Remain The Same. Read more »

Air New Zealand touches down in Vietnam

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand touches down in Vietnam Air New Zealands inaugural flight between Auckland and Ho Chi Minh City has touched down overnight. Flight NZ269 departed Auckland International Airport at 12:45pm yesterday and arrived into Ho Chi Minh Citys … Read more »

The payroll secret that is costing workers $500 a year

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Fresh analysis of documents released this week show that MBIE pushed to keep secret the significant underpayment of up to a third of New Zealand workers under the Holidays Act, costing affected workers up to $500 a year while the issue remained unresolved. Read more »

First of 500 electric parcel delivery vehicles arrive in NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Post

The first shipment of New Zealand Posts 500 new electric delivery vehicles has landed in Auckland for a nationwide rollout that starts later this year. Read more »

NZ residential building consents rise 6.6% in April

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents climbed 6.6 percent in April as new housing intentions climbed at their fastest monthly pace in eight years. Read more »

New Flight Times for Northland a Bit up And Down

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 30 MAY 2016 New Flight Times for Northland a Bit up And Down Air New Zealand is flying into the common sense zone but they havent quite got there yet, says Northland … Read more »

Canon Media Awards Recognise RNZ Journalism

Press Release – Radio New Zealand

RNZ’s journalism has been recognised with three major awards at the Canon Media Awards announced in Wellington this evening. Read more »

Air NZ has delivered 8.4% annual return since rescue

Press Release – BusinessDesk

The government was forced to re-nationalise Air New Zealand in 2002 to save the airline from bankruptcy but the investment has paid off in the long run by delivering an annual return estimated at 8.4 percent, the Treasury estimates. Read more »

Greens call on Bill English to stop ‘disciplining’ HNZ

Press Release – Green Party

Greens call on Bill English to stop disciplining Housing New Zealand The Green Party is calling for the Government to stop extracting a multimillion-dollar dividend from Housing New Zealand in the name of discipline, while the country is in … Read more »

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