Metlifecare lifts underlying annual net profit 4%

Press Release – BusinessDesk

By Jenny Ruth

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Metlifecare’s annual net profit fell 68 percent because of smaller gains in the fair value of its retirement villages but underlying profit was up 4 percent and underlying operating cash flow rose 2 percent. Read more »

Stop! Fashion police!

Press Release – Auckland Council

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The Estate of Miss Crabb

Press Release – Webb’s

Webb’s to auction The Estate of Iconic New Zealand Fashion House Miss Crabb

Soirée – Wednesday 4 September 6:00pm Read more »

Finalists for 2019 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network


23 August 2019

Finalists announced for 2019 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

Judges for the 2019 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards have announced the line-up of finalists after another record year of entries. Read more »

Analysts pan Fletcher results, one comparing it to Fonterra

Article – BusinessDesk

By Jenny Ruth

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building managing director Ross Taylor’s hopes that the market will recognise his achievements to date have been dashed. Read more »

Regional Approach on Digital Growth Charts a Success

Press Release – Health Alliance

26 August 2019
More than 200,000 digital growth charts have been created since the Northern Region DHBs and their shared ICT services partner healthAlliance collaboratively rolled out eGrowth Charts. Read more »

Government needs to support local gov with funding reform

Press Release – Damian Light

“For too long central government has layered additional responsibilities onto local government with little consultation or acknowledgement of the essential work councils do. Read more »

High-profile ridge-top suburban retail block for sale

Press Release – Bayley’s Real Estate

A long-standing and prominent corner-axis block of retail shops in suburban Auckland has been placed on the market for sale – with the potential for developing the site into an apartment complex. Read more »

Rates freeze sets the bar for Auckland mayoral candidates

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is welcoming John Tamihere’s commitment to a three-year rates freeze, and says spending cuts are achievable. Read more »

Hay named as All Whites Head Coach

Press Release – New Zealand Football

Hay named as All Whites Head Coach

New Zealand Football is pleased to announce Danny Hay as the new All Whites Head Coach. Read more »

New Trans Tasman Property Finance JV

Press Release – Bayleys

August 26, 2019

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Ellerslie Sports Club one step closer to dream facility

Press Release – NZ Community Trust

Mark Weipers has been working on the Ellerslie Sports Club’s new complex at Michael Ave Reserve for over seven years. Now thanks to a NZCT grant of $300,000, he is a step closer to turning the club’s vision into a reality. Read more »

Community Wellness Championed by Local Festival

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

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Thousands of New Zealanders stay silent on scams

Press Release – Bank of New Zealand

New research from Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) shows that:

• 15% of Kiwis who lose money to scams suffer in silence and tell no one
• More than half of Kiwis (58%) who fall victim to scams do not report the crime
• 13% of New Zealanders are hesitant to go online due to their fear of being scammed
• 35 – 44 year olds are prime targets for scams Read more »

Air New Zealand jets off to Invercargill

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand’s inaugural direct scheduled jet flight between Auckland and Invercargill will take off from Auckland Airport this evening. Read more »

Media comment on Mr Tamihere’s rates policy

Press Release – Phil Goff

Phil Goff has rubbished Mr Tamihere’s finance plan as incoherent and lacking in basic financial understanding.

“Mr Tamihere has already promised a rise in water rates of $200-$300 for every household, which equals to a 12% increase in average general rates. So, to suggest a 3.5% rates cut is to take much more with one hand and give a little bit with the other. Read more »

John Tamihere plans rates freeze and calls for rents freeze

Press Release – John Tamihere

26 August 2019

John Tamihere will put a 3 year freeze on Auckland rates when elected mayor in October.

In his biggest campaign policy announcement, Tamihere said Goff’s 10.5% rates increase over the next 3 years would be canned – along with the discriminatory 11.5 cents per litre Goff Petrol Tax. Read more »

Brent Hansen to Join the Phoenix Summit Line up

Press Release – Phoenix Summit

Brent Hansen, the Kiwi Who Built MTV Global, Announced to Join the Phoenix Summit Line up

New Zealander Brent Hansen might not be a household name in his home country, but his former role as the Creative President and Editor-in-Chief of MTV International made him one of the most influential people in music television globally. Read more »

Cookie Project unveils QR code technology

Press Release – The Cookie Project

Monday 26th August, 2019

Social enterprise The Cookie Project unveils New Zealand’s first real person traceable packaging via QR code technology Read more »

Campaign for Better Transport pleased with Hamilton progress

Press Release – Campaign For Better Transport

Campaign for Better Transport pleased with Hamilton train progress
The Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) is pleased to hear the government has announced the start of train services from Hamilton to Papakura but is concerned about some of the features of the proposed service. Read more »