NZ dollar pushes higher against greenback ahead of CPI data

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar pushes higher against greenback ahead of CPI data

By Rebecca Howard

July 16 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar pushed higher in Asian trading ahead of tomorrow’s inflation data that will be closely watched given chatter about possible rate cuts by the central bank. Read more »

Marsden Maritime hires ex-WSP-Opus manager Felix Richter

Article – BusinessDesk

Marsden Maritime hires ex-WSP-Opus manager Felix Richter as new CEO

By Paul McBeth

July 16 (BusinessDesk) – Marsden Maritime Holdings has appointed former WSP-Opus International general manager Felix Richter as its new chief executive, effective from next month. Read more »

Supreme Court rejects Trends Publishing bid

Article – BusinessDesk

Supreme Court rejects Trends Publishing bid over creditor compromise

By Paul McBeth

July 16 (BusinessDesk) – The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Trends Publishing International over a deal it put to creditors, which it said was “fundamentally misconceived” as a related party had an equal say on whether to accept the compromise. Read more »

Etching on aluminium scoops 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize

Press Release – Parkin Drawing Prize

Etching on aluminium scoops 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize

Jacqui Colley from Lower Hutt, has been announced the winner of the 2018 Parkin Drawing Prize sponsored by Chris Parkin, arts patron and philanthropist. Read more »

Ministers & National put their cases: EDS 2018 Conference

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

Government Ministers & National put forward their cases: EDS 2018 Conference

Green Light or Light Green?
The Government’s environmental reforms

1-2 August 2018, Grand Millennium Auckland Read more »

Free Speech Coalition on details of legal action

Press Release – Free Speech Coalition

Statement by Free Speech Coalition on details of legal action

The Free Speech Coalition can confirm it will this week be filing judicial review proceedings against Auckland Council for its ban on two Canadian speakers from Council-owned venues. The pro-free speech group believes the Council and/or Mayor acted in breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and the Human Rights Act 1993. Read more »

Auckland Airport Community Trust funding round open

Press Release – Auckland Airport Community Trust

Media Release | Monday 16 July 2018

$300,000 Auckland Airport Community Trust funding round open for applications

Auckland Airport Community Trust’s $300,000 funding round for 2018 is now open. The Trust is encouraging charitable organisations offering cultural, recreational and other activities that benefit the community as a whole within South Auckland to apply. Read more »

Syphilis deaths highlight need for proper resourcing

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Syphilis deaths highlight need for proper health sector resourcing

MEDIA RELEASE
16 July 2018

“The heart-wrenching news that babies have died from syphilis underscores yet again the importance of properly funding and resourcing essential health services,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

New KiwiRail Deputy Chair appointed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

16 July 2018

PĀNUI PĀPĀHO

MEDIA STATEMENT
Brian Corban has been appointed to the KiwiRail board as Deputy Chair, Minister for State Owned Enterprises Winston Peters and Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. Read more »

Wider tourism discussion needed for Auckland

Press Release – Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei says wider tourism discussion needed for Auckland
16 July 2018

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust says that opportunities for Māori tourism across the entire Auckland region should be explored thoroughly before any discussion on a potential sculpture takes place. Read more »

Delegat’s Group net profit in year to June up 17%

Article – BusinessDesk

Delegat’s Group says unaudited operating net profit in year to June up 17% on year

By Rebecca Howard

July 16 (BusinessDesk) – Delegat Group, New Zealand’s largest listed winemaker, said its operating net profit in the year to June lifted 17 percent to a record $44.9 million, underpinned by record global case sales, lower cost of sales per case, higher yielding 2016 and 2017 vintages and lower financing costs. Read more »

Vector Partners with Unitec

Press Release – Unitec

Vector Partners with Unitec to Offer Innovative Solution to Powering Students’ Light Installations at Glow @Artweek Read more »

Police responding to Muriwai incident

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Please attribute to a Police spokesperson:

At approximately 2pm this afternoon Police and emergency services were called to Muriwai Beach in Auckland after reports of two people being swept off rocks. Read more »

Goff’s statue promotion a slap in the face

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Goff’s statue promotion a slap in the face for ratepayers

16 JULY 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mayor Phil Goff’s decision to fund a 50 metre statue is an insult to Aucklanders currently facing rate hikes and fuel taxes, says the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance. Read more »

Kmart steps in where The Warehouse fails

Press Release – First Union

FIRST Union is pleased to announce retailer Kmart has stepped in where The Warehouse has failed, it has promised priority placement of 60 Red Shed workers at 14 of its stores nationwide. Read more »

Lester And Asai Win Again On The Streets Of Bangsaen

Press Release – Jono Lester

Lester And Asai Win Again On The Streets Of Bangsaen
Auckland, New Zealand. Kiwi Jono Lester helped his Vattana Motorsport team into the lead of the Thailand Super Series points chase with another victory on the streets of Bangsaen over the weekend, at the annual Bangsaen Grand Prix street race. Read more »

Dr O’Sullivan visits appalling homes of sick Kiwi kids

Press Release – Dr Lance O’Sullivan

Leading New Zealand doctor and health system disruptor Dr Lance O’Sullivan says rental properties owned by the government are in appalling third world conditions which is directly burdening the nation’s health system. Read more »

Arrest made following robberies in West Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Arrest made following spate of bank robberies in West Auckland”

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Roger Small, Waitakere CIB Read more »

The Final Blade – Auckland premiere

Press Release – Willie Ying

Press release – The Final Blade (Auckland premiere)

13th July 2018
For immediate release
Willie Ying is the Kiwi filmmaker and rising international star you’ve never heard of. Read more »

Broad spread of winners at Northern Region surf awards

Press Release – Surf Life Saving Northern Region

Media Release
16 July 2018

Broad spread of winners at Northern Region surf awards Read more »