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Meridian Energy considering $200M retail bond offer

Article – BusinessDesk

June 5 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy is considering offering up to $200 million of seven-year unsecured, unsubordinated fixed rate bonds to institutional and New Zealand retail investors. Read more »

Trains back on Wairoa – Napier line

Press Release – KiwiRail

Trains will be moving again on the Napier to Wairoa line for the first time in six years next Wednesday. Read more »

Contact Energy and Infratec team up to power business

Press Release – Contact Energy

Contact Energy and Infratec are teaming up to help more Kiwi businesses make the leap to low carbon energy by offering them end-to-end renewable generation, battery storage, and energy management solutions. Read more »

Government receives report on Royal Commission T.O.R

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Internal Affairs Tracey Martin has received a report from the Chair of the Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care, Sir Anand Satyanand, on the terms of reference for the inquiry and is actively considering his recommendations. Read more »

HNZ dusts off bond-sale mechanism to reduce debt

Article – BusinessDesk

Housing NZ dusts off bond-sale mechanism that will keep $2.9B of housing debt out of obegal Read more »

Policy Watch: Budget 2018 Special

Press Release – NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Budget 18 sets out the first steps in a plan for transformation a transformation of our economy, a transformation of our public services, and a transformation of the way we work together to improve the lives of all New Zealanders. Read more »

Report: Meth contamination in residential properties

Press Release – Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

Methamphetamine contamination in residential properties in New Zealand: Exposures, risk levels, and interpretation of standards Read more »

Chief scientist recommends higher safe meth level

Press Release – NZ Property Investors’ Federation

The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation welcomes Sir Peter Gluckman’s report into the negative health effects of methamphetamine (meth). Read more »

Report into meth contaminated homes released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new report into methamphetamine smoking residue on household surfaces has found there is no evidence third-hand exposure causes adverse health effects, Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford says. Read more »

Phil Twyford changes his tune over KiwiFail. Again.

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Phil Twyford confirmed three days ago that no income limits will be applied to prospective KiwiBuild buyers but today, under questioning, he said he had not yet decided about that, Nationals Housing spokesperson Judith Collins … Read more »

Major Electricity Industry Event Returns to Auckland

Press Release – Electricity Engineers’ Association

The annual conference and exhibition for the electricity supply industry is returning to Auckland after three years in Wellington. The EEA 2018 programme is focused on the three key pillars of the electricity industry; engineering, technology and innovation. Read more »

Weighty funding gain for NZ metrology service

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced a significant investment in New Zealands Measurement Standards Laboratory, as the organisation celebrates World Metrology Day. Read more »

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