Partnership to explore mussel research

Press Release – Plant And Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 22 September 2014…Plant & Food Research and Kono Seafood will be exploring how research and mtauranga Mori can work together to support the development of Greenshell mussel nutraceuticals, thanks to new funding from the … Read more »

Invermay Petition Tops 10,000 Signatures

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

People across New Zealand continue to express their disgust at the downgrading of Invermay, says Dunedin North MP David Clark, as the Save Invermay petition he instigated earlier this year topped the 10,000 signature mark just days before the 2014 General … Read more »

Crown extends clean-up promise to Solid Energy

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Commercially troubled state coal miner Solid Energy requires an extension of a government guarantee to meet the $103 million future cost of returning mined land to its pre-mined condition in order to maintain positive equity in its … Read more »

Extension of Solid Energy’s remediation indemnity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government officials are working with Solid Energy to extend the companys remediation indemnity, which will meet the future costs of returning the companys mining land to its pre-mined condition, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises … Read more »

S&P affirms NZ Post rating, cuts hybrid notes to ‘junk’

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Standard & Poor’s affirmed New Zealand Post’s issuer credit and related debt rating at A+/A-1 with a long term negative outlook, while cutting its hybrid notes to ‘junk’ status. Read more »

New host of Police Ten 7 announced

Press Release – Television New Zealand

New host of Police Ten 7 announced MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER One of New Zealands top rating shows has a new host. After an in-depth search, Detective Sergeant Rob Lemoto has been named Police Ten 7s new front man. Read more »

More oil company subsidies, power price increases under Nats

Press Release – Green Party

Power prices are set to rise further under National along with our carbon emissions, as outlined in its Energy and Resources policy announced this morning, the Green Party said today. Read more »

TVNZ’s massive spring line-up – fresh from the US

Press Release – Television New Zealand

Starting this month, exciting new releases and returning favourites will hit TVNZ screens faster than ever before in some cases within hours of going to air in the US. Read more »

Survey shows television without adverts could be vote winner

Press Release – Coalition for Better Broadcasting

Survey shows television without adverts could be a vote winner Television news focuses too much on politicians’ personalities and not enough on the real issues, according to a UMR survey commissioned by the Coalition for Better Broadcasting. Read more »

Wellington Water Confirmed as Three Waters’ Company

Press Release – Capacity Infrastructure Services

Representatives of the Greater Wellington Regional Council and Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils yesterday agreed that Wellington Water would be the name of the newly created company to manage water services for the four cities. Read more »

Research aims to further improve health and safety in NZ

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury project is seeking to find out why health and safety on New Zealand construction sites is improving and how improvements can be maintained. Read more »

Capital eyes upgrades to a range of public assets

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Reprioritising $15.3 million capital investment in publicly-owned Wellington City Council projects, ranging from street upgrades to proposals to upgrade the Zoo, the Cable Car, the Basin Reserve and the Museum of City and Sea, are to be discussed … Read more »

Te Kaea and Native Affairs live to fight another day

Press Release – Mana Movement

I understand that both the chair of the Board of Maori Television, Georgina Te Heuheu, and new CEO, Paora Maxwell, are now saying that my comments this morning about their plans to cut Te Kaea and Native Affairs, were wrong, and that nobody … Read more »

AsureQuality profit beats guidance on higher testing volumes

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 4 (BusinessDesk) – AsureQuality, the state-owned food testing company formed by the 2007 merger of Asure New Zealand and AgriQuality, beat forecast profit by 64 percent on higher testing volumes across its laboratories. Read more »

Kordia turns to a loss in 2014

Article – BusinessDesk

Kordia turns to a loss on difficult trading in Australia, end of NZ analogue revenue Read more »

SFO charges MightyRiverPower engineer with $2 mln fraud

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) – The Serious Fraud Office has charged a MightyRiverPower engineer of fraudulently issuing invoices totalling $2 million. Read more »

KiwiRail; another year older and deeper in debt

Press Release – New Zealand Alliance Party

That is a lot of money and there are lessons that need to be learnt before we pour in another $1 billion. Read more »

Strong LPC Financial Result Supports Port Redevelopment

Press Release – Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) is focused on building a solid future for the Company and its stakeholders. It is in a strong financial position to fund the Ports redevelopment. The Company had good volume growth and has produced a solid financial … Read more »

CORRECT: TVNZ lifts annual profit 25% on flat ad revenue

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. Read more »

KiwiRail loss widens to $248M as talks on its future resume

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 29 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail, the unprofitable government-owned rail operator, has turned a net loss of $248 million for the year to June 30, as crippling annual writedowns on the value of its assets continued, despite total investment by the … Read more »

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