Mayor on Ports half-year results

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Len Brown has welcomed the Ports of Auckland half-year results, including the news of an interim dividend of $25.5m to be paid to its holding company, Auckland Council Investments Limited, for the benefit of ratepayers. Read more »

Government money grab from changes at New Zealand Post

Press Release – Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa

“It’s a money grab by the Government as the shareholder of New Zealand Post” says Postal Workers Union advocate Graeme Clarke about the changes announced by NZ Post today. Read more »

NZ Post to extend trial of mobility scooters to cut costs

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Post to extend trial of mobility scooters to cut costs of mail, freight deliveries Read more »

Landcorp Farming 2014/15 half year financial results

Press Release – Landcorp

Landcorp Farming has recorded operating revenue of $109.8 million for the six months to 31 December 2014 and a net operating profit of $1 million. Read more »

Public engagement on social housing

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Government has provided more details of its plans for public engagement on its social housing reforms. Read more »

Radio NZ Bring Back Parliamentary Programmes

Press Release – Coalition for Better Broadcasting

The Coalition for Better Broadcasting (CBB) welcomes the return to Radio NZ of programmes focussing on parliament, but questions how Radio NZ can afford to improve and increase services without additional funding. Read more »

Parliament Returns to Radio New Zealand National

Press Release – Radio New Zealand Limited

Three long running radio programmes dissecting the day to day processes and activities of Parliament are returning to Radio New Zealand National after a break of several years. Read more »

Study asks: fair go fighting ACC?

Press Release – Acclaim Otago

Acclaim Otago, a claimant advocacy group who successfully challenged the New Zealand Governments ACC policy at the United Nations in October 2014, has gratefully received another generous grant from the New Zealand Law Foundation. Read more »

Bennett: Why we are reforming social housing

Column – New Zealand National Party

New Zealands social housing system is not working well enough for those most in need. Read more »

Claims Regarding Ferry Service False

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Claims made today [1/2/15] by the Taxpayers Union about New Zealand First and its position on the Interislander ferry service are false. Read more »

Social workers are deeply concerned about proposed reforms

Press Release – Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Social workers are deeply concerned about the impact of proposed reforms to public housing. Basic security requires a stable home. Inadequate housing is a profound social harm. While we welcome Mr Keys objective of seeing that those who need … Read more »

New crime fighting tool arrives at ESR

Press Release – ESR

ESR has taken delivery of a new crime fighting tool which will help investigators record, analyse and present key information hidden amongst the confusing and chaotic picture they are often confronted with at crime scenes. Read more »

State housing sell-off will harm vulnerable children

Press Release – Quality Public Education Coalition – QPEC

The governments planned sell-off of state housing will cause serious harm to the education of New Zealands most vulnerable children, says QPEC Spokesperson John Minto. Read more »

Key Notes: Delivering more social housing

Column – New Zealand National Party

Today I delivered a major speech in Auckland focused on our plans around social housing. Read more »

National’s state house sell-off will drive up all rents

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nationals plan to sell-off state houses and subsidise landlords will drive up rents for all renters, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. Read more »

Ministers confirm commitment to social housing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Governments commitment to helping New Zealanders in need by providing more social housing is at the heart of its social housing reform programme, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say. Read more »

John Key Speech: Next steps in social housing

Speech – New Zealand Government

New Zealand is in good shape and getting better. We are making great strides towards building a stronger, more prosperous country a country where we can have a great lifestyle and earn a good income that compares well with the rest of the world. Read more »

Lyttelton Port Will Remain Open During One Day RMTU Strike

Press Release – Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) expects parts of the Port will continue to operate during the one day strike by RMTU workers. Read more »

MightyRiverPower to keep energy price on hold

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 22 (BusinessDesk) – MightyRiverPower, the first of the state-owned power companies to be partially privatised in 2013, will keep the price it charges for electricity on hold for a third year in a row, but again will pass on any movements in the transmission … Read more »

ACC buys bulk of Utilico’s Infratil share sale

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) – The Accident Compensation Corp’s investment arm, which manages $26.96 billion of assets to help fund the state-owned workplace insurer, lifted its stake in infrastructure investor Infratil, buying most of the shares sold by UK investment … Read more »

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