Annual Result for the year ended 30 June 2014

Press Release – Dunedin City Holdings

Profit after tax for the group was $12.5m. We have distributed to the Dunedin City Council (DCC) and its subsidiaries outside the DCHL group a total of $15.7m. This has fully met budget expectations and been achieved within the policy of not … Read more »

Rutherford Discovery Fellowships awarded

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Ten of New Zealands most talented early to mid-career researchers have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships for 2014, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today. Read more »

Māori Television confirms resignation of Carol Hirschfeld

Press Release – Maori Television

Chief Executive Paora Maxwell said Ms Hirschfeld had decided not to accept the newly aligned position of HOD Internal Productions, or to apply for the leadership role of Head of Programming & Production in the proposed restructure of the organisation. Read more »

Coastal Pacific resumes for 2014-15 extended summer season

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail Scenic Journeys Manager Gavin Rutherford says that the service will be making return trips between Christchurch and Picton each day through until 3 May next year and the support from the local community on the first day has been fantastic. Read more »

Tax office appeals Vector’s $53 million win on CBD tunnel

Article – BusinessDesk

The Inland Revenue Department will appeal a High Court decison which found in favour of Vector over a $53 million payment relating to the Auckland electricity and gas network operator’s access rights to its Auckland CBD tunnel. Read more »

Why Did PM & Solid Energy Abuse OIA & Pike River Victims?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister and Solid Energys refusal to provide accurate information on the Pike River mine re-entry is a clear abuse of the Official Information Act and the Prime Ministers promise to the miners families and New Zealanders. Read more »

Pike River re-entry a decision for Solid Energy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall says the decision to re-enter Pike River is one to be made by Solid Energy, not Worksafe. The Solid Energy board is ultimately accountable and legally responsible for the safety of people working at the Pike … Read more »

Wanganui District Council and Tupoho to partner in Port

Press Release – Wanganui District Council

Change is coming soon to our local port thanks to a joint venture bringing together Tupoho Whanau Trust and the Wanganui District Council. Read more »

Partnership to explore mussel research

Press Release – Plant And Food Research

Auckland, New Zealand. 22 September 2014…Plant & Food Research and Kono Seafood will be exploring how research and mtauranga Mori can work together to support the development of Greenshell mussel nutraceuticals, thanks to new funding from the … Read more »

Invermay Petition Tops 10,000 Signatures

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

People across New Zealand continue to express their disgust at the downgrading of Invermay, says Dunedin North MP David Clark, as the Save Invermay petition he instigated earlier this year topped the 10,000 signature mark just days before the 2014 General … Read more »

Crown extends clean-up promise to Solid Energy

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Commercially troubled state coal miner Solid Energy requires an extension of a government guarantee to meet the $103 million future cost of returning mined land to its pre-mined condition in order to maintain positive equity in its … Read more »

Extension of Solid Energy’s remediation indemnity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government officials are working with Solid Energy to extend the companys remediation indemnity, which will meet the future costs of returning the companys mining land to its pre-mined condition, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises … Read more »

S&P affirms NZ Post rating, cuts hybrid notes to ‘junk’

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Standard & Poor’s affirmed New Zealand Post’s issuer credit and related debt rating at A+/A-1 with a long term negative outlook, while cutting its hybrid notes to ‘junk’ status. Read more »

New host of Police Ten 7 announced

Press Release – Television New Zealand

New host of Police Ten 7 announced MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER One of New Zealands top rating shows has a new host. After an in-depth search, Detective Sergeant Rob Lemoto has been named Police Ten 7s new front man. Read more »

More oil company subsidies, power price increases under Nats

Press Release – Green Party

Power prices are set to rise further under National along with our carbon emissions, as outlined in its Energy and Resources policy announced this morning, the Green Party said today. Read more »

TVNZ’s massive spring line-up – fresh from the US

Press Release – Television New Zealand

Starting this month, exciting new releases and returning favourites will hit TVNZ screens faster than ever before in some cases within hours of going to air in the US. Read more »

Survey shows television without adverts could be vote winner

Press Release – Coalition for Better Broadcasting

Survey shows television without adverts could be a vote winner Television news focuses too much on politicians’ personalities and not enough on the real issues, according to a UMR survey commissioned by the Coalition for Better Broadcasting. Read more »

Wellington Water Confirmed as Three Waters’ Company

Press Release – Capacity Infrastructure Services

Representatives of the Greater Wellington Regional Council and Hutt, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Wellington city councils yesterday agreed that Wellington Water would be the name of the newly created company to manage water services for the four cities. Read more »

Research aims to further improve health and safety in NZ

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury project is seeking to find out why health and safety on New Zealand construction sites is improving and how improvements can be maintained. Read more »

Capital eyes upgrades to a range of public assets

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Reprioritising $15.3 million capital investment in publicly-owned Wellington City Council projects, ranging from street upgrades to proposals to upgrade the Zoo, the Cable Car, the Basin Reserve and the Museum of City and Sea, are to be discussed … Read more »

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