Rail infrastructure funding is available

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

If Labours Transport spokesman Phil Twyfords admission that KiwiRails freight and lines operations should be treated differently is to be taken seriously, the next step is for his Party to re-visit successful social credit policies to support … Read more »

State Housing meeting for Invercargill this coming Sunday

Press Release – State Housing Action

SHAN (State Housing Action Network) has organised a public meeting for this Sunday in Invercargill to give the local community the opportunity to discuss the governments plans to sell thousands of state houses. Read more »

More birds in Kiwi gardens

Press Release – Landcare Research

The number of birds in garden across the country is up this winter, according to preliminary results from the New Zealand Garden Bird Survey. Read more »

MRP’s Metrix cans Trustpower contract before it begins

Article – BusinessDesk

July 3 (BusinessDesk) – MightyRiverPower’s Metrix metering business has walked away from a deal with Infratil-controlled Trustpower that would have supplied the power company’s 242,000 electricity customers with smart meters. Read more »

FairWay Resolution Ltd board reappointments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the reappointment of three directors to the board of crown company FairWay Resolution Limited. Read more »

Fletcher gets nod as preferred partner in Chch development

Article – BusinessDesk

Fletcher gets nod as preferred partner in Chch development as govt eyes next stage of rebuild Read more »

Construction underway on 16 new Housing New Zealand homes

Press Release – Housing New Zealand

Construction of 16 new Housing New Zealand homes in Hamilton is well underway. The new homes will be ready for tenants by the end of the year. Read more »

State house sell off Bill gives extraordinary powers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford The Government is about to give Ministers extraordinary powers to take direct personal control of selling state houses, exempting Ministers from normal legal requirements and leaving the sale process wide open for corruption, … Read more »

Tiwai Smelter termination deadline pushed out

Article – BusinessDesk

July 1 (BusinessDesk) – Meridian Energy and Rio Tinto-controlled New Zealand Aluminium Smelters have extended their electricity agreement for another month, giving the Tiwai Point smelter owner a little more time to sort out its electricity needs. Read more »

MP delighted about Capital Connection announcement

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Today KiwiRail announced that it will keep the Capital Connection running for the next three years following a funding contribution by Horizons Regional Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. Read more »

Capital Connection to keep running for three more years

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

KiwiRail announced today that it will keep the Capital Connection running for the next three years following a funding contribution by Horizons Regional Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. Read more »

Appointments to REANNZ and Science Board

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced a number of board appointments and reappointments. Read more »

Govt must reveal details on state homes

Press Release – Green Party

Govt must reveal details on how many new state homes will be built as a result of sell-off The Green Party is today challenging the Government to tell New Zealanders how many new state houses will be created by its sell-off of our current state housing … Read more »

Genesis to retire stored coal unit

Article – BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy, the country’s biggest energy retailer, will permanently retire a coal/gas fired unit at the Huntly Power Station which has been in storage as renewable and thermal generation provide more than enough electricity … Read more »

Landcorp sees NZ dairy conversion rate slowing

Article – BusinessDesk

June 24 (BusinessDesk) – Landcorp Farming, which has almost tripled its milk production over the past decade, expects the rate of dairy expansion will slow as environmental restrictions, and higher land and labour costs make it less viable. Read more »

Airways Network Failure

Press Release – Airways New Zealand

An internal network failure occurred at approximately 14.41 today. Airways immediately suspended all flights while we investigated the issue and until we could be satisfied that we could operate safely. We have now identified the issue and thoroughly tested … Read more »

UPDATE: Air NZ sells Safe Air subsidiary to Airbus

Article – BusinessDesk

June 22 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand said it wasnt expecting any job losses as a result of the sale of its Safe Air engineering subsidiary to European aerospace giant Airbus Group. Read more »

Analysts divided on Jetstar impact on Air NZ’s earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Analysts divided on impact on Air NZ’s earnings of Jetstar’s regional routes challenge Read more »

Landcorp says 2015 earnings ‘on track’ despite weaker dairy

Article – BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – Landcorp Farming, New Zealand’s largest corporate farmer, said it doesn’t need to downgrade its earnings outlook in the wake of falling dairy prices remain weak, as it sheltered from volatility by locking in a guaranteed price … Read more »

Air NZ ‘ready for a fight’ with Jetstar on regional routes

Article – BusinessDesk

Air New Zealand ‘ready for a fight’ with Jetstar on New Zealand’s regional routes Read more »

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