Mail deadlines take guesswork out of gift-giving this Xmas

Press Release – New Zealand Post

New Zealand Post has released its domestic and international mailing deadlines for letters and gifts, including YouShop parcels, ahead of the Christmas rush. Figuring out when to post your presents doesnt need to be guesswork, says New Zealand … Read more »

Govt airs real views on public broadcasting

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

An admission by the Government that it is happy to experiment with Pacific and Maori audiences shows just how weak its vision for public broadcasting in New Zealand is, Labours Broadcasting spokesperson Kris Faafoi says. Read more »

Takeover of Lyttelton Port Shares Completed

Press Release – Christchurch City Holdings Limited

Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) has today completed the acquisition of the remaining shares in Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) with the conclusion of the compulsory acquisition process. Read more »

Come Clean on Agenda for TVNZ

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister John Key must state today whether the government is prettying up Television New Zealand for sale now or in the future, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Disappointed with TVNZ move to outsource programmes

Press Release – Pacific Island Media Association

The move by TVNZ to outsource production of its Maorl and Pacific programmes is catastrophic for the communities it serves in New Zealand and the region. Read more »

Outsourcing production provides increased transparency

Press Release – Te Mangai Paho

Te Mngai Pho Chief Executive John Bishara says TVNZs decision to outsource Mori programme production from next year would further increase contestability and transparency in the allocation of public broadcasting funding, which is a key … Read more »

No Problem for Henare & Jones, But “No Way” for Harawira

Press Release – Mana Party

Just before the election I broke the story about the gutting of Maori Televisions News and Current Affairs department by MTS new CEO Paora Maxwell. I pointed out that Carol Hirschfeld and Julian Wilcox, two of the countrys most experienced … Read more »

Party concerned about TVNZ intentions for Māori programming

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party has responded to todays shock announcement that with the exception of Te Karere, TVNZ intends to outsource production of all its Mori and Pacific programmes from next year. Read more »

What next for TVNZ? Outsourcing the news?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Television New Zealands decision to outsource Mori and Pacific programming is a real blow to the notion that our state broadcaster is a public broadcaster, says Labour. Read more »

Maori and Pacific Programme Production

Press Release – TVNZ

TVNZ has today announced its intention to invite independent producers to take on production of all its Maori and Pacific programmes from next year, with the exception of Te Karere. Read more »

CORRECT: ACC FY profit more than halves as claims mount

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Accident Compensation Corp, the state-owned accident insurer, reported a 57 percent drop in annual profit after it faced more claims than anticipated, and as its investment portfolio returns missed expectations. Read more »

Transfield Worley wins $20 mln annual contract from Genesis

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Transfield Worley Power Services won a $20 million annual maintenance contract with Genesis Energy, New Zealand’s largest power retailer, which is trying to cut costs by 10 percent. Read more »

Landcorp cuts 2015 earnings forecast on lower dairy prices

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Landcorp Farming, New Zealand’s largest corporate farmer, cut its forecast for 2015 earnings for a second time, citing weaker milk prices. Read more »

CBB Cautiously Welcomes New Minister of Broadcasting

Press Release – Coalition for Better Broadcasting

The Coalition for Better Broadcasting cautiously welcomes the appointment of Amy Adams as the new Minister of Broadcasting. Read more »

Pushpay signs deal with NZ Post for text messaging service

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Pushpay Holdings, the mobile payment app developer, has signed a deal with New Zealand Post Group to manage its SMS communications with clients through Pushpay subsidiary, Run The Red. Read more »

MetService annual profit slips on higher tax bill

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) – Meterological Service of New Zealand, the state-owned weather bureau, reported a 5.6 percent drop in annual profit as a bigger tax bill and higher costs from its new acquisition weighed on earnings. Read more »

SkyCity hotel just another dodgy part of SkyCity deal

Press Release – Green Party

The New Zealand public have once again been deceived by National and SkyCity regarding the cost of the International Convention Centre deal, the Green Party said today. Read more »

NZ Post launches Tmall Global web store

Press Release – New Zealand Post

The first New Zealand companies have opened for business with a new storefront on Alibaba Groups hugely popular Tmall Global internet shopping website. Read more »

Is this really necessary?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

No one denies chief executives should be well paid for their skills and experience, but it is the efforts of all employees which contribute to company profits, Labours Acting Leader David Parker says. Read more »

Airport board chair announces end of tenure

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Rotorua developer Ray Cook will resign his position as chairman of the Rotorua Regional Airport Limited board in November. Read more »

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