NZ govt to look at monopoly power rules next month

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ govt to look at monopoly power rules next month; cartel criminalisation still on the agenda Read more »

A decade of government pre-seed investment : report

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) – More publicly-funded science is being commercialised after a decade of government ‘pre-see’d investment, according to an independent review released today. Read more »

Solid Energy plans to shut unprofitable Huntly East mine

Article – BusinessDesk

Solid Energy plans to shut unprofitable Huntly East mine, sees no prospect of finding a buyer Read more »

Certus Plugs Transpower In

Press Release – Certus Solutions

Auckland 8 October, 2015 – Certus Solutions , a leading IBM systems integrator in Australia and New Zealand today announced that New Zealands national electricity grid owner and operator, Transpower has gone live with a Health, Safety and Environmental … Read more »

ACC’s 14.5% investment return beats benchmark

Article – BusinessDesk

ACC’s 14.5% investment return beats benchmark as NZ, global bonds and equities outperform Read more »

NZ’s Largest Private Sector Union Launches – 10am 7th Oct.

Press Release – EPMU

7 October is an historic day for the union movement as the largest private sector union in New Zealand is launched. Formed from the merger of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union and Service and Food Workers Union, the new union will … Read more »

TVNZ profits up, regional coverage slashed

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

State-owned broadcaster TVNZs plan to axe two critical frontline news positions from Dunedin has an immediate negative impact on coverage for the whole of Otago and Southland, says Labours Broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran. Read more »

Seasonal Climate Outlook: October – December 2015

Press Release – NIWA

Strong El Nio conditions were established across the Equatorial Pacific during September 2015. Sea surface temperature anomalies in the central and eastern Pacific remain close to or exceed the +2oC mark. The atmosphere is strongly coupled to these … Read more »

This Wednesday – Forum on Prison Privatisation in NZ

Press Release – JustSpeak

The recent events at Mt Eden Prison has generated a lot of debate and concern about the state of prisons in New Zealand. Prison privatisation has also drawn a lot of attention as result. This highlights the issues that exist within the current prison … Read more »

So where is John Key’s magic bullet now?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Keys reliance on research to deal with agricultural emissions may be scuppered by a 20 per cent cut in AgResearch staff in the coming year, says Labours Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods. Read more »

Federated Farmers disappointed with AgResearch redundancies

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Further job cuts at AgResearch back up Federated Farmers concern that science capability in agriculture continues to be eroded through inadequate funding and a lack of strategic planning. Read more »

Time to sack AgResearch board and start again

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Time to sack AgResearch board and start again Steven Joyce needs to stop the shambolic AgResearch restructure, sack the board and start again to halt the ongoing long term damage to our science skills and biggest export industry, says Labours Economic … Read more »

83 science roles set to go at AgResearch

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the New Zealand economy will lose out as AgResearch proposes cutting 83 science roles in yet another restructure. Read more »

Electricity Authority Reappointments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has reappointed Dr Brent Layton as chair of the Electricity Authority and Susan Paterson and Elena Trout as members. The Electricity Authority is an independent Crown entity established in November 2010 to replace … Read more »

We don’t stop caring campaign

Press Release – Lifewise

We don’t stop caring campaign urges government to raise foster care leaving age to 21 Read more »

Govt misleads over Serco’s involvement at CYFS

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is accusing Social Development Minister Anne Tolley of misleading Parliament after she repeatedly denied that the embattled prison operator Serco had visited youth justice facilities, when it can now be confirmed it had. Read more »

New ACC legislation: fairer, transparent, more stable levies

Press Release – New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye says the passing today of the Accident Compensation (Financial Responsibility and Transparency) Amendment Bill will deliver greater transparency around levy-setting, and help ensure that levies are more stable over time and fairer, … Read more »

Lifetime achievement award for Transport Ministry boss

Press Release – Ministry Of Transport

Martin Matthews, Ministry of Transport Chief Executive, has won an international award for championing intelligent transport systems (or ITS) in New Zealand. Read more »

Removal of ACC residuals – “… has to be good for business”

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Any adjustment to ACC levies that simplifies the scheme has to be good for business. Read more »

ACC funding transparency supported

Press Release – Business New Zealand

BusinessNZ says the removal of ACC residual levies will be a welcome step towards a more transparent ACC. Read more »

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