Local Govt should not go into business

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

No one should take any comfort from the fact that Infracon, a roading company in Tararua and Central Hawke’s Bay, is to go into liquidation. This puts the future of more than 200 jobs in doubt. ACT sympathises with those whose jobs are on the … Read more »

One in Two Kiwi Viewers Share the Night with TVNZ

Press Release – Television New Zealand

With TVNZs news and entertainment line-up firing on all cylinders, half of those watching TV in July spent their nights locked on TV ONE or TV2 the networks strongest share result in three years. Read more »

Dunedin will be knowledge and innovation centre under Labour

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

21 August 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT Dunedin will be a knowledge and innovation centre under Labour Read more »

Glen Scanlon to Head Digital Media at Radio New Zealand

Press Release – Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand has announced the appointment of Glen Scanlon to the recently created position of head of digital media. Read more »

Airways sees 27% gain in 2015 profit, misses 2014 target

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Airways Corp. of New Zealand expects to boost profit 27 percent this year, after missing its target last year, on optimism the state-owned air traffic controller’s global commercial partnerships will start to bear fruit. Read more »

MRP exceeds prospectus forecasts as Heffernan signs off

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Tight cost control and reduced sales to commercial and industrial customers at low prevailing wholesale electricity prices were primary contributors to state-controlled electricity generator and retailer MightyRiverPower turning in … Read more »

Record profits while Kiwis face a cold winter

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The record profits by two of New Zealands largest electricity companies will be a bitter pill for New Zealand households who are paying record amounts for their power, says Labours Energy spokesperson David Shearer. Read more »

NZ Superfund office occupied: call to divest from Israel

Press Release – People Against Israeli Apartheid

In light of the murder of nearly 2000 captive Palestinians in Gaza, activist group People Against Israeli Apartheid are currently occupying the NZ Superfund office to oppose the investment of New Zealanders tax money into companies which profit … Read more »

Alleged Exploitation of Chinese Workers

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MOBIE) must investigate allegations of exploitation of Chinese workers at KiwiRails Hutt Railway Workshops says the union that represents rail workers. Read more »

Transpower posts drop in full-year profit after big upgrades

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 14 (BusinessDesk) – State-owned monopoly Transpower, operator of the national electricity grid, has reported an 18 percent drop in full-year profit, reflecting higher depreciation and interest costs following completion of major grid upgrades. Read more »

National must stop meddling with ACC before the election

Press Release – Green Party

The redesign currently occurring at the Accident Claims Corporation (ACC) for sensitive claims needs to be put on hold immediately, said the Green Party today. Read more »

Nats sold 500 rugby fields of land a day offshore

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Under National over one million hectares of land has been approved for overseas sale 16 times the size of Lake Taup or the equivalent of five hundred rugby fields a day, Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker says. Read more »

Labour promises a fairer ACC for all Kiwis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Accident compensation for loss of potential earnings will rise under a Labour Government, while people not earning at the time of their accident will also be eligible for compensation, Labours ACC spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. Read more »

Bus Survey Gets Good Response

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Responses are flooding in for Horizons Regional Councils bus network survey but the Council would like to hear more from those not currently on board. Read more »

Govt must compensate iwi to maintain value of settlements

Press Release – The Maori Party

Mori Party candidate Chris McKenzie says the Government must compensate tribes for the devaluation of their assets under the treaty settlements. Mori are bearing the huge costs as a result of reflagging Foreign Charter Vessels and may abandon … Read more »

Report to UN calls for ACC Commissioner

Press Release – Acclaim Otago

John Key today announced to the Chamber of Commerce that the Government would be keeping $180 million that ACC doesnt need. Spokesperson for Acclaim Otago, Denise Powell says Acclaim Otago just this week submitted its final report to the UN … Read more »

TVNZ shamefully bans Slingshot advertising

Press Release – Slingshot

TVNZ has joined SKY TV in banning Slingshots latest TV ads, which briefly feature the ISPs Global Mode service. Read more »

Transpower names Alex Ball as CFO, replacing Cattermole

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Transpower, the state-owned national electricity grid operator, named Alex Ball chief financial officer, replacing Howard Cattermole who announced his resignation in May. Read more »

Christchurch ratepayers should revolt against asset sales

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

Christchurch ratepayers should threaten the Council with a ratepayers’ revolt if it tries to sell off any of its trading assets, Chris Leitch, Democrats for Social Credit finance spokesman told the Partys 60th anniversary conference in Christchurch … Read more »

Christchurch City has the Government’s support

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government is encouraged by the approach being taken by Christchurch City Council in addressing financial pressures delivered by its required response to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Read more »

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