Archive for May, 2011

NZ March accommodation numbers drop after quake

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s accommodation nights fell in March, led by the Canterbury region as the effects of the Feb. 22 earthquake in Christchurch saw international demand for overnight stays slump. Read more »

Hands off Pharmac

Press Release – Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power strongly supports the current system of purchasing state provided pharmaceuticals through Pharmac said national President Roy Reid. Read more »

Auckland Rail Link on track after business case review

Press Release – Auckland Council

The Mayor has announced the next steps in the construction of the Auckland Rail Link after an independent review of the business case for the project by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport concluded it would have transformative benefits to the region. Read more »

Auckland Rail Link on track after business case review

Press Release – Auckland Council

The Mayor has announced the next steps in the construction of the Auckland Rail Link after an independent review of the business case for the project by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport concluded it would have transformative benefits to the region. Read more »

What’s On at Lopdell this month…

Press Release – Lopdell House Art Gallery

• Exhibitions • Education • Events • Home • Gallery Shop • About Us • Friends of LHG • Sponsors • Development • Contact Us • Venue Hire Read more »

Unitec to launch Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Press Release – UNITEC

Unitec will launch its new Environmental Sustainability Strategy and a $100,000 Sustainability Fund for staff and students at the Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae on Thursday 2nd June. Read more »

Case for Auckland CBD Rail Link not yet made

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The review of the Business Case for the CBD Rail Link finds that the case for funding and building the rail link has not yet been made, and that the mix of options for meeting transport needs in the CBD have not been sufficiently explored. Read more »

Case for Auckland CBD Rail Link not yet made

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The review of the Business Case for the CBD Rail Link finds that the case for funding and building the rail link has not yet been made, and that the mix of options for meeting transport needs in the CBD have not been sufficiently explored. Read more »

NZF Group loss widens as bad property loans mount

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – NZF Group, the listed financial services company, posted a wider annual loss on charges against bad loans. Read more »

Transport workers mobilize as overseas rolling stock arrives

Press Release – International Transport Workers’ Federation

The New Zealand affiliates of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) met today to discuss their concerns with the arrival of KiwiRail’s new locomotives in the country. The Chinese made locomotives will arrive on two different ships into … Read more »

Restaurant Brands 1Q sales fall

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Restaurant Brands New Zealand Ltd., the fast food franchise operator, reported a 4.4% fall in first-quarter sales as the February earthquake in Christchurch keeps stores closed at a cost of some $2.5 million. Read more »

National Charges Ahead with Shameful Welfare Programme

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

‘The formation of a ministerial group to implement the shameful Rebstock report on welfare is vicious and unnecessary,’ says AAAP spokesperson Sue Bradford. Read more »

Argosy returns to profit as property values creep up

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Argosy Property Trust, which is being courted by rival DNZ Property Fund Ltd., returned to profit in the year through March as the value of its portfolio edged up, even as rental income declined. Read more »

NZ’ers Want Brothels Booted Out of Residential Areas

Press Release – Family First

Two out of three New Zealanders want the prostitution laws amended to ban brothels in residential areas. Read more »

New group to advise on state sector reform

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has established a new group to advise on state sector reform, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and State Services Minister Tony Ryall announced today. Read more »

Triathlon New Zealand Announces New CEO

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand

30th May 2011 For immediate release from Triathlon New Zealand, for more information visit www.triathlon.org.nz Triathlon New Zealand Announces New CEO Triathlon New Zealand has a new CEO with President Garry Boon announcing today the appointment … Read more »

Update on Wellington Venues

Press Release – Wellington Convention Centre

With so many events happening here over the last few months, the year is flying. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost June. The next few months will be exciting ones for us with our transition into Wellington Venues, the lead up to the Rugby … Read more »

Man sentenced after smuggling child objectionable material

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

A man who smuggled hundreds of movie and still images showing children as young as two-years-old being sexually abused was sentenced this week to one year and 11 months imprisonment after a New Zealand Customs Service investigation. Read more »

Demand for graduates increasing

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

The number of graduate vacancies on the NZUniCareerHub website to the end of April has doubled compared to the same time last year and nearly 60% more employers were using the website to advertise internships, scholarships and graduate positions. Read more »

Waikato wins New Zealand Schools Debating Champs

Press Release – New Zealand Schools Debating Championships

Waikato has defeated Auckland to win the Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Champs in the Grand Final held at Parliament this morning. Read more »

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