KOA Submission on Long Term Plan

Press Release – KOA

Democracy is such a significant asset that it was assumed to be significant without being listed in the assets list in the last three year plan. It is an asset that the people of Christchurch have rightly been proud of and prepared to defend in the … Read more »

Water and wastewater price changes to come in on July 1

Press Release – Watercare

Watercare is increasing the price of its water and wastewater services by an average of 2.5 percent, the company announced today. Read more »

State-Owned Enterprises Pushed Too Hard

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

State-Owned Enterprises should be allowed to uphold their social responsibility to have regard for the interests of the community, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Solid Energy lines up more job cuts

Article – BusinessDesk

May 7 (BusinessDesk) – Solid Energy, the financially stricken state-owned coal miner, plans to cut its workforce again to keep a lid on costs after the board decided against selling assets or liquidating the company. Read more »

Raetihi Survey About Improving Customer Service

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) has needed to reassure some Raetihi residents that the customer services survey on its Raetihi service centre is not about plans to close the centre down. Read more »

Compromise reached on Auckland port extension

Article – BusinessDesk

April 30 (BusinessDesk) – Ports of Auckland has offered to only extend one of the two wharves it wants to push further out into Auckland harbour in a backdown that it hopes will take the heat out of local opposition to its plans. Read more »

Air New Zealand celebrates 75 years since first flight

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is celebrating 75 years of flying today with birthday festivities including a mid-air game show, a chance for customers to win back their fare, and a themed flight across the Tasman. Read more »

RMTU may take a test case if MBIE doesn’t

Press Release – First Union

The government must seek a definitive answer on whether Chinese engineers working on KiwiRails locomotives are covered under New Zealand employment law says Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) General Secretary Wayne Butson. Read more »

Genesis Energy cuts FY guidance after losing customers

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy, New Zealand’s largest energy retailer, cut its forecast for annual earnings after losing electricity and gas customers amid increased competition and as wholesale electricity prices declined. The shares dropped … Read more »

i-SITE to Relocate to Octagon Civic Centre

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin’s i-SITE Visitor Centre is to move to a higher profile central city location in the Octagon Civic Centre. Read more »

Government must help Christchurch keep Public Assets

Press Release – Green Party

The Government needs to renegotiate the cost sharing agreement with Christchurch City Council rather than force the city to flog off its valuable assets, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Port company’s ‘facts’ can’t be trusted

Press Release – Pead PR

The port company simply cannot be trusted to tell Aucklanders the truth about its Bledisloe Wharf extensions says spokesperson Michael Goldwater. Read more »

Mt Eden Access Debate Descends into Lunacy

Press Release – Affordable Auckland

Mt Eden Access Debate Descends into Lunacy If the idea of banning vehicles from the Mt. Eden summit doesnt sound crazy enough, then listening to the members of the Maunga Authority discuss the practicalities of such a move verges on lunacy. … Read more »

Māori Party letter to the Australian Prime Minister

Press Release – The Maori Party

Tn koe Hon Tony Abbott, We write to you to voice our condemnation at the forced closure of Aboriginal communities in Australia as a result of your governments policies. We ask that your government honour its obligations to Australias First … Read more »

Chinese rail engineers have a right to NZ conditions

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Chinese rail engineers currently working in New Zealand are being short-changed their rightful wage entitlements under New Zealand labour law, the Council of Trade Unions said today. Read more »

Air NZ’s Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

Article – BusinessDesk

Air NZ’s Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say Read more »

Air New Zealand to fly direct to the heart of Texas

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand to fly direct to the heart of Texas – the gateway to southern hospitality Read more »

Further council discussion on Ports of Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Councils CCO Governance and Monitoring Committee today discussed a report on the Ports of Auckland Limiteds governance framework. Read more »

The All About Auckland Show

Press Release – All About Auckland Show

Our closest overseas cargo port is Botany Bay Port in Sydney. It has 170 full sized berths. The Port of Waitemata has eight and a half. Read more »

Waterview helps community’s ANZAC spirit

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

New Zealands biggest roading project – the NZ Transport Agencys Waterview Connection – is helping a small rural town commemorate for the first time its people who fought for this country over the past 100 years. Read more »

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