Questions and Answers – 6th April 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk Read more »

Return of the Empire by stealth

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

It is increasingly difficult to avoid the conclusion that the Government is returning to the market approach to health that was tried and failed in the 1990s, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists … Read more »

Greens Incorrect Says Cullen

Press Release – New Zealand Post

New Zealand Post Board Chair Sir Michael Cullen said today that the Greens are completely incorrect to say the Government can direct Kiwibank. Read more »

Kiwibank Non-Sale a Missed Opportunity

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union says that the partial sale of Kiwibank to the NZ Super Fund and ACC is a missed opportunity for the Government to get the potential liability of a Kiwibank failure off its books. Jordan Williams, the Unions Executive Director, … Read more »

National Party needs to get some guts on Kiwibank

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

This odd in-house partial privatisation is just reshuffling deck chairs, says ACT Leader David Seymour. The New Zealand taxpayer will still bear all the risks of investing in a bank. Read more »

Stronger circle of Crown owners proposed for Kiwibank

Press Release – New Zealand Post

The Crowns two major investment funds, the New Zealand Superannuation Fund and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), may soon join New Zealand Post as the owners of Kiwi Group Holdings (KGH) Limited. Read more »

Kiwibank to remain 100 per cent Govt owned

Press Release – New Zealand Government

NZ Posts proposal for the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and the NZ Super Fund (NZSF) to purchase part of Kiwibank will ensure the bank remains wholly owned by the Government, Ministers Bill English and Todd McClay say. Kiwibank is currently … Read more »

Minister must stop prison privatisation failure

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Kelvin Davis MP for Te Tai Tokerau Spokesperson for Corrections MEDIA STATEMENT 4 April 2016 Minister must stop prison privatisation failure The Governments announcement that Serco will pay back some of the profits made from mismanaging our prisons is … Read more »

Greens will repurpose Kiwibank

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party will strengthen Kiwibank so that it can compete with the big four foreign owned banks leading to better interest rates, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Auckland’s Tāmaki housing transfer confirmed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The transfer of ownership of thousands of houses today marks a significant step in regenerating the Tmaki area and improving the stock of social and affordable housing in Auckland, Ministers Bill English and Dr Nick Smith say. Read more »

Union blindsided by latest NZ Post job cuts

Article – BusinessDesk

March 29 (BusinessDesk) – The union representing some of the 500 New Zealand Post Group workers losing their jobs in the latest round of retrenchments says it got no notice of the cuts but expects there will be more to come as the state-owned postal … Read more »

Landcorp sheep milk JV pre-sold first season’s production

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Spring Sheep Dairy, the sheep milk joint venture half owned by Landcorp, has pre-sold 95 percent of its first season’s production as probiotic powders to Taiwan, and is looking to expand its operation next season. Read more »

Hay vows to bring CCOs to heel

Press Release – David Hay

Mayoral candidate David Hay expressed his concern today that council-controlled organisations (CCOs) that have recently indulged in kite flying exercises that do not represent council policy. He has vowed to put a stop to that behaviour, if elected Mayor. Read more »

Opening of Hikurangi Fire Station

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

You have the newest fire station in New Zealand and one that has been fitted out with the latest computer and earthquake proof technology Read more »

Solid Energy sell-off slap in face

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The proposed sell-off of Solid Energy lands in Huntly is a breach of good faith undertakings given to Waikato-Tainui in their Treaty of Waitangi settlement reached 20yrs ago, says Hauraki-Waikato MP Nanaia Mahuta. Read more »

Waitemata DHB leads the way as a ‘Good Employer’

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

An analysis of 91 Crown entities across New Zealand has seen Waitemata District Health Board (DHB) ranked equal-first for compliance with Good Employer principles. Read more »

Tainui seeks judicial review of Solid Energy land sale

Article – BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) – Waikato-Tainui said it will seek a judicial review of the sale of surplus land by Solid Energy because the failed state-owned coal miner hasn’t complied with legislation covering the government’s Treaty of Waitangi settlements … Read more »

Tainui seeks judicial review of Solid Energy land sale

Article – BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) – Waikato-Tainui said it will seek a judicial review of the sale of surplus land by Solid Energy because the failed state-owned coal miner hasn’t complied with legislation covering the government’s Treaty of Waitangi settlements … Read more »

Public sector accountability through raising concerns

Press Release – Office of the Auditor-General

This afternoon, the Auditor-Generals report Public sector accountability through raising concerns was presented to the House of Representatives. A two-page summary of this report is also available. Public sector accountability is built on principles … Read more »

Genesis Energy to raise up to $100 mln in six-year bonds

Article – BusinessDesk

March 8 (BusinessDesk) – Genesis Energy is looking to raise up to $100 million in a six-year bond at half the cost it’s been paying on a note that matures next week. Read more »

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