Greens will repurpose Kiwibank

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party will strengthen Kiwibank so that it can compete with the big four foreign owned banks leading to better interest rates, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Auckland’s Tāmaki housing transfer confirmed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The transfer of ownership of thousands of houses today marks a significant step in regenerating the Tmaki area and improving the stock of social and affordable housing in Auckland, Ministers Bill English and Dr Nick Smith say. Read more »

Union blindsided by latest NZ Post job cuts

Article – BusinessDesk

March 29 (BusinessDesk) – The union representing some of the 500 New Zealand Post Group workers losing their jobs in the latest round of retrenchments says it got no notice of the cuts but expects there will be more to come as the state-owned postal … Read more »

Landcorp sheep milk JV pre-sold first season’s production

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Spring Sheep Dairy, the sheep milk joint venture half owned by Landcorp, has pre-sold 95 percent of its first season’s production as probiotic powders to Taiwan, and is looking to expand its operation next season. Read more »

Hay vows to bring CCOs to heel

Press Release – David Hay

Mayoral candidate David Hay expressed his concern today that council-controlled organisations (CCOs) that have recently indulged in kite flying exercises that do not represent council policy. He has vowed to put a stop to that behaviour, if elected Mayor. Read more »

Opening of Hikurangi Fire Station

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

You have the newest fire station in New Zealand and one that has been fitted out with the latest computer and earthquake proof technology Read more »

Solid Energy sell-off slap in face

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The proposed sell-off of Solid Energy lands in Huntly is a breach of good faith undertakings given to Waikato-Tainui in their Treaty of Waitangi settlement reached 20yrs ago, says Hauraki-Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta. Read more »

Waitemata DHB leads the way as a ‘Good Employer’

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

An analysis of 91 Crown entities across New Zealand has seen Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) ranked equal-first for compliance with Good Employer principles. Read more »

Tainui seeks judicial review of Solid Energy land sale

Article – BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) – Waikato-Tainui said it will seek a judicial review of the sale of surplus land by Solid Energy because the failed state-owned coal miner hasn’t complied with legislation covering the government’s Treaty of Waitangi settlements … Read more »

Tainui seeks judicial review of Solid Energy land sale

Article – BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) – Waikato-Tainui said it will seek a judicial review of the sale of surplus land by Solid Energy because the failed state-owned coal miner hasn’t complied with legislation covering the government’s Treaty of Waitangi settlements … Read more »

Public sector accountability through raising concerns

Press Release – Office of the Auditor-General

This afternoon, the Auditor-Generals report Public sector accountability through raising concerns was presented to the House of Representatives. A two-page summary of this report is also available. Public sector accountability is built on principles … Read more »

Genesis Energy to raise up to $100 mln in six-year bonds

Article – BusinessDesk

March 8 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy is looking to raise up to $100 million in a six-year bond at half the cost it’s been paying on a note that matures next week. Read more »

Green Party applauds Landcorp’s brave decision

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party applauds Landcorps brave decision Landcorps brave decision to scale back its dairy intensification programme in the North Island is a victory for the environment and those who have fought to protect the Waikato River, the Green … Read more »

Landcorp Ditches Industrial Dairy Plans Over Pollution Fears

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

Responding to news that state-owned company Landcorp, the countrys biggest dairy farmer, is set to ditch industrial dairy plans in Waikato, Genevieve Toop, Greenpeaces agriculture campaigner, said: Read more »

Landcorp to scale back Wairakei dairy conversion

Article – BusinessDesk

March 7 (BusinessDesk) – Landcorp Farming, the state-owned farmer, confirmed it will scale back the conversion of former forestry land to dairy farming on leased land at the Wairakei Estate north of Taupo following a slump in milk prices and concern … Read more »

Air New Zealand to resume Osaka flights

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand to resume Osaka flights Air New Zealand will resume a nonstop seasonal service between Auckland and Osaka, Japan from November. Using Boeing 767-300 aircraft, the airline will operate three return services per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and … Read more »

Government emergency housing move welcomed

Press Release – Auckland Council

Mayor Len Brown has welcomed the governments announcement of $2 million worth of new emergency housing in Auckland. Read more »

Landcorp posts first-half operating loss on lower milk price

Article – BusinessDesk

March 2 (BusinessDesk) – Landcorp Farming, the state-owned farmer, posted a net operating loss in the first half of its financial year, and said that’s expected to widen for the full year, reflecting a decline in milk prices. Read more »

Kordia boosts first-half profit, resumes interim dividends

Article – BusinessDesk

March 1 (BusinessDesk) – Kordia Group, the state-owned broadcasting and telecommunications network operator, posted a jump in first-half profit, allowing it to pay down debt and deliver an interim dividend to the Crown for the first time in three years. Read more »

NZ Post’s art collection for sale as head office shrinks

Article – BusinessDesk

March 1 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Post Group, which is three years into a five-year transformation to shrink its business to keep pace with falling mail volumes, has put its art collection up for sale. Read more »

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