Archive for July, 2013

Auckland Airport delivers good value for travellers

Press Release – New Zealand Airports Association

31 July 2013

Auckland Airport delivers good value for travellers

The Commerce Commission’s report into information disclosure by Auckland International Airport released today demonstrates that airports are continuing to deliver for travellers and New Zealand, said New Zealand Airports Association chief executive Kevin Ward. Read more »

NZ Businesses Wasting Millions on Projects

Press Release – KPMG

31st July 2013

NZ Businesses Wasting Millions on Projects

New Zealand organisations are undertaking a greater number of projects – but two-thirds of those projects are failing, according to the findings of KPMG’s Project Management Survey released on Wednesday. Read more »

Leap of faith pays off for singer/songwriter David Shanhun

Press Release – David Shanhun

Leap of faith pays off for Auckland based singer/songwriter David Shanhun

Auckland-based singer-songwriter David Shanhun is reaping the benefits of a leap of faith with his new single “I Believe In You” reaching number two on the New Zealand country charts on iTunes on the first day of its release. Read more »

Balanced View Needed on Building Consents

Press Release – Certified Builders Association

30 July 2013

Building Consents: Certified Builders Says Balanced View Needed

Certified Builders Association of New Zealand, the preeminent nationwide network of qualified and trusted builders, says the record increase in building consents for the June quarter 2013 comes as no surprise. Read more »

Report confirms Auckland Airport prices are acceptable

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Commerce Commission confirms Auckland Airport prices are acceptable and regulatory regime is effective.

Auckland Airport says today’s final report by the Commerce Commission shows that its international and domestic charges are acceptable, and that New Zealand’s information disclosure regime for airports is effective. Read more »

Auckland Airport charges still a threat to travellers

Press Release – BARNZ

Auckland Airport charges still a threat to travellers

The Commerce Commission has found that Auckland Airport is targeting returns above the Commission’s assessment of a normal return. The Commission has calculated that consumers will be over-charged to the extent of $72m over the current five year pricing period. Read more »

Funding Boost for Sexual Violence Crisis Services

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Paula Bennett
Minister for Social Development
Associate Minister of Housing

31 July 2013

Funding Boost for Sexual Violence Crisis Services Read more »

Speech to Horticulture New Zealand annual conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Nathan Guy
Minister of Primary Industries

30 July, 2013

Speech to Horticulture New Zealand annual conference

Today I want to talk to you about my priorities for the primary sector, of which horticulture is a major part. In particular I want to talk about the two goals that the Ministry for Primary Industries has – to grow and protect New Zealand’s economy. Read more »

Worldwide manufacturing revolution in 3D printing

Press Release – University of Auckland

31st July 2013
Worldwide manufacturing revolution in 3D printing

Additive manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing are the next major movement in manufacturing since the digital revolution. Read more »

Focus on rights for rainbow residents in aged care

Press Release – University of Auckland

Focus on quality and rights for rainbow residents in aged care

Quality care for lesbian, gay and bisexual residents in aged care facilities is the focus of a new resource kit aimed at educating staff about homophobia. Read more »

Commission issues final report on Auckland International Air

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Commission issues final report on Auckland International Airport

The Commerce Commission has today released its report to the Ministers of Commerce and Transport on the effectiveness of the information disclosure regulatory regime under Part 4 of the Commerce Act in relation to Auckland International Airport. Read more »

Auckland Airport earnings just within regulator’s tolerance

Article – BusinessDesk

Auckland Airport expected earnings just within regulator’s tolerance

By Paul McBeth

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport, the country’s main gateway, isn’t extracting excessive profits as its expected earnings fall just within the regulator’s tolerance. Read more »

Fonterra lifts 2014 forecast milk forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

Fonterra lifts 2014 forecast milk price payout to $7.50 on limited supply, weaker kiwi

By Paul McBeth

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, has lifted its forecast milk payout to farmers by 50 cents in the 2014 season as global supply remains constrained and as a weaker local currency bolsters export returns. Read more »

New “So” Label Hotel to Open In 2015

Press Release – Sofitel

New “So” Label Hotel to Open In 2015
Auckland Tuesday 30th July 2013 – The Pacific region is set to welcome its very first Sofitel So ‘designer’ hotel, with Sofitel Luxury Hotels today announcing plans to open the Sofitel So Auckland in New Zealand in 2015. Read more »

Lecture: What does it mean to be an Aucklander?

Press Release – Massey University

Lecture: What does it mean to be an Aucklander?

Auckland’s demographic and cultural mix has changed dramatically in recent decades. It is now one of the most immigrant-dependent cities in the world with 56 per cent of residents either immigrants, or the children of immigrants. Read more »

Questions and Answers – July 30

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Prime Minister—Statements

1. DAVID SHEARER (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements? Read more »

Dramatic Car Chase in Eastern Suburbs

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Dramatic Car Chase in Eastern Suburbs
Four Police vehicles are damaged, an officer’s hand was cut and a Remuera
resident’s Toyota Hiace van is badly damaged after a fleeing driver in the
stolen van drove through several eastern suburbs before finally being
cornered in Pakuranga this afternoon. Read more »

Part two of research series into Child Abuse and Poverty

Press Release – CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group launches part two of research series into Child Abuse and Poverty at AGM tomorrow evening. Read more »

Feedback on residential and business zones

Press Release – Auckland Council

Council logo

Media release

30 July 2013

Feedback on residential and business zones

Feedback reports summarising what Aucklanders said about the proposed residential and business zones in the draft Unitary Plan are now online. Read more »

Agreement to accelerate education and employment

Press Release – Auckland Council

30 July 2013

Agreement to accelerate education and employment opportunities

An agreement between Auckland Council and Manaiakalani Education Trust to enhance education and employment opportunities in Tamaki will be signed tomorrow (31 July). Read more »

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