TIN companies now generating $10b a year

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Simon Bridges
Minister for Economic Development

Hon Paul Goldsmith
Minister of Science and Innovation

Embargoed until 8pm, 17 October 2017 Read more »

Living Wage asks Selwyn Foundation to consider ethics

Press Release – Living Wage Aotearoa

Living Wage Movement asks Selwyn Foundation to consider their ethical approach.

The Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand says that the Selwyn Foundations AGM at Holy Trinity Cathedral on Wednesday the 18th of October is the perfect opportunity for them to think about their commitment to an ethical and values based approach. Read more »

Cliff fall – Mairangi Bay, Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Cliff fall – Mairangi Bay, Auckland”

Emergency services this afternoon responded to an incident where a person had fallen from a cliff in Mairangi Bay, Auckland. Read more »

Auckland Council Makes Outdoor Dining Smokefree

Press Release – Cancer Society

Auckland Council Makes Outdoor Dining Smokefree

Auckland Council has strengthened their Smokefree Policy to make all outdoor dining on footpath areas smokefree. The new policy, which will come into effect from November 2017, requires all cafés and restaurants with licenses to provide outdoor dining on footpaths to ensure these areas are smokefree. Read more »

UPDATE: housing-related costs push up inflation

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: NZ housing-related costs push up third-quarter inflation more than expected

(Recasts lead and updates to add economists comments in paragraphs 4 and 5, comment from Insurance Council in paragraph 7 and updated NZD level in final graph) Read more »

Public transport numbers the best in more than 60 years

Press Release – Auckland Transport

17 October 2017

Public transport numbers the best in more than 60 years
Auckland’s public transport users have clocked up 90 million trips on buses, trains and ferries over the past year, the last time Auckland saw that many trips was way back in 1956. Read more »

Billion-dollar industry thanks cleaners

Press Release – OCS Limited

For immediate release
Billion-dollar industry thanks cleaners
Mopping up crime scenes, polishing the floors of schools and keeping public toilets fresh are just some of the tasks cleaners will be acknowledged for on Thank Your Cleaner Day tomorrow. Read more »

More communities taking fight to predators

Press Release – Predator Free NZ

17 October 2017

Media Release

More communities taking fight to predators

Fourteen more communities have joined Kiwibank and Predator Free New Zealand Trust in the fight to protect New Zealand’s precious native wildlife. Read more »

Lifestyle Market Softens Further

Press Release – REINZ


Lifestyle Market Softens Further

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 514 fewer lifestyle property sales (-23.0%) for the three months ended September 2017 than for the three months ended September 2016. Read more »

Difficult Conditions Constrain Rural Market

Press Release – REINZ

Difficult Conditions Constrain Rural Market

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 117 fewer farm sales (-30.2%) for the three months ended September 2017 than for the three months ended September 2016. Read more »

Rutherford Fellowship to research indigenous rights

Press Release – Auckland Law School

Rutherford Fellowship to research indigenous rights

Associate Professor Claire Charters from the Auckland Law School has been awarded a 2017 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship to investigate the ways indigenous peoples’ rights Read more »

New Zealand building costs expected to moderate from highs

Article – BusinessDesk

New Zealand building costs expected to moderate from highs

By Tina Morrison

Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand building costs are expected to moderate given the low inflation environment, an inability to pass on rising costs, and as migrants help fill building skill shortages. Read more »

NZ third quarter inflation higher than expected

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ third quarter inflation higher than expected on housing-related costs

By Rebecca Howard

Oct. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer prices were higher than expected in the third quarter as housing-related costs continued to increase. Read more »

Rugby League World Cup Team Welcome on Auckland’s waterfront

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

17 October 2018
Rugby League World Cup 2017 Team Welcome on Auckland’s waterfront

Free event includes a waka challenge, haka and siva tau, and celebrity appearances Read more »

HELL Horror Fest NZ 2017

Press Release – Integrity Promotions

HELL Horror Fest NZ 2017

“If this one doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead!” Phantasm (1979) Read more »

Greats of Rugby League in New Zealand to Be Honoured

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

17 October 2017

Greats of Rugby League in New Zealand to Be Honoured During Rugby League World Cup 2017

A special group of New Zealand Rugby League’s greats are to be honoured during the Rugby League World Cup. Read more »

Housing Pushes Annual Inflation Rate to 1.9%

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Housing pushes annual inflation rate to 1.9 percent
The consumers price index (CPI) had an annual increase of 1.9 percent, and rose 0.5 percent from the June 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Cash jobs leave a trail – new IR campaign launching

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Cash jobs leave a trail – new IR campaign launching

POSTED 17 OCTOBER 2017

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Local Government Virtue Signalling Shows Warped Priorities

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Local Government virtue signalling shows warped priorities

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling for councils across New Zealand to ‘stick to their knitting’ and stop wasting money on public smoking bans and other unenforceable measures designed solely for political, rather than practical, purposes. Read more »

AUSA Backs Down on Disaffiliation of Pro-Life Group

Press Release – Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Auckland University Students Association Backs Down on Disaffiliation of Auckland University Pro-Life Group Read more »