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 »

ACC levy recommendations for 2017 – 2019 period

Press Release – Accident Compensation Corporation

Following a month-long public consultation ACC is making levy recommendations to the Minister for the 2017 to 2019 period. Read more »

Hurunui irrigation funding welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming an investment of $3.4 million into the Hurunui Water Project by Crown Irrigation Investments. Read more »

Crown Irrigation Invests up to $3.4m in North Canterbury

Press Release – Crown Irrigation Investments

Crown Irrigation Invests up to $3.4m in North Canterbury some good news for the region Read more »

Time to pull the plug on state house sell-off

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The collapse of the planned sell-off of state houses in Horowhenua is an opportunity for the Government to call time on its troubled state house sell off policy, says Labours housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

Mayor recommends new, improved CCO accountability measures

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is recommending that councillors adopt a raft of new and improved accountability tools to significantly strengthen scrutiny of Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs), including Auckland Transport (AT). Read more »

Biggest Government Owned Collapse since DFC

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Just like Donald Trump, Steven Joyce seems to be saying losing a billion dollars is smart business, says Labours spokesperson on State Owned enterprises David Parker. Read more »

Simpson Grierson Acts for ACC on Kiwibank Acquision

Press Release – Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson has advised Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) on its acquisition of a 22% stake in the Kiwibank group of companies. Read more »

RESEND: KiwiRail sees some green shoots

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 28 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail’s statement of corporate intent projects a drop in revenue for 2017 but chief executive Peter Reidy sees some bright spots for the state-subsidised railway, including the potential pickup in coal volumes and the … Read more »

EECA appoints new Chief Executive

Press Release – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is pleased to announce James Hay has been appointed as its new Chief Executive. Read more »

Andrew Crisp appointed as LINZ Chief Executive

Press Release – Land Information New Zealand

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced the appointment of Andrew Crisp as Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). Read more »

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