Archive for February, 2014

Mercer Group expects FY earnings to fall on hiring intention

Article – BusinessDesk

Mercer Group expects annual earnings to decline as it employs more staff; shares drop

By Tina Morrison

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) –Mercer Group, the stainless steel fabricator, expects annual earnings to decline this year as it invests in more staff in anticipation of future earnings growth. The shares dropped 4.8 percent. Read more »

AK region’s last remaining beach race meeting rides again

Press Release – Onetangi Beach Races

28 February 2014

Auckland region’s last remaining beach race meeting rides again

On Sunday 2 March 2014, Read more »

Council stops issuing fire permits

Press Release – Auckland Council

Media release

27 February 2014

Council stops issuing fire permits

No fire permits will be issued for Auckland’s rural areas until further notice due to dry conditions causing heightened fire danger. Read more »

Ironman champion, star chef support battle against melanoma

Press Release – Melanoma Foundation

27 February 2013

Melanoma March 2014
Ironman champion and star chef pledge support towards battle against melanoma
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Cultural Impact Assessment process half baked

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

Media statement              Friday February 28, 2014

Cultural Impact Assessment process half baked, must be withdrawn

The whole proposed rules structure for the implementation of the Cultural Impact Assessments is half baked, the Employers and Manufacturers Association said in its submission on the Unitary Plan sent to the Auckland Council today. Read more »

Expert panel on cycle safety announced

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Expert panel on cycle safety announced

The NZ Transport Agency has selected a group of ten New Zealand-based experts to develop recommendations for making the country’s roads safer for cycling. Read more »

NZ building consents slide 8.3% in January

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ building consents slide 8.3% in January as apartment permits slip from records

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand building consents for residential housing dropped 8.3 percent in January as the number of new apartments and retirement units dwindled from records in November and December. Read more »

Dwelling consents trend rising

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Dwelling consents trend rising – Media release

28 February 2014

The trend for the number of new dwellings consented continues to rise, and is at its highest level since September 2007, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

$9 million in new classrooms for two Auckland schools

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nikki Kaye

Associate Minister of Education

28 February 2014       Media Statement        Read more »

Lopdell House to reopen this Saturday

Press Release – Auckland Council

Media release

27 February 2014

Lopdell House to reopen this Saturday

The $20million redevelopment of the Lopdell Precinct in Titirangi is near to completion and will re-open this Saturday 1 March. Read more »

Mussels Rebuilding Gulf Health

Press Release – Revive Our Gulf

Press Release – for immediate release, Friday 28 February 2014

MUSSELS REBUILDING GULF HEALTH

The Revive Our Gulf project has released the first dramatic pictures of the recovery of mussel beds in the Hauraki Gulf. Read more »

T&G turned to FY profit in 2013 after two years of losses

Article – BusinessDesk

Turners & Growers turned to an annual profit in 2013 after two years of losses following writedowns

By Tina Morrison Read more »

Metlifecare 1H profit falls 69% as merger gains wash through

Article – BusinessDesk

Metlifecare first-half profit slides 69% as merger gains wash through

By Paul McBeth

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Metlifecare, Read more »

Kiwi Rock Band Like A Storm Reach #1 On American Rock Radio

Press Release – Like A Storm

Kiwi Rock Band like A Storm reach #1 On American Rock Radio


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2013 NZ Direct Marketing Awards – who did the judges love?

Press Release – NZ Direct Marketing Awards

Media Release: 25 February 2014

Embargo: 27 February 2014, 11.59pm

2013 NZ Direct Marketing Awards – who did the judges love the most? Read more »

Hospital specialists sound alarm over trade agreement

Press Release – Christchurch Hospitals’ Medical Staff Association

Hospital specialists sound alarm over trade agreement

Media release: Thursday, 27 February Read more »

NZSA/Auckland Museum Research grants 2014 announced!

Press Release – NZ Society of Authors and Auckland Museum

MEDIA RELEASE –  For Immediate Release

27/2/2014

NZSA/Auckland Museum Research grants 2014 recipients announced! Read more »

AK Unitary Plan should be withdrawn, clarified & amended

Press Release – David Thornton NoMoreRates.com

NoMoreRates

The nationwide campaign to replace the present system of council rates and to comment on issues which affect rates and ratepayers. Read more »

Transpower trims interim dividend despite higher revenues

Article – BusinessDesk

Transpower trims interim dividend as grid upgrade lifts first-half revenue

By Paul McBeth

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Transpower, the state-owned national electricity grid operator, will pay a smaller interim dividend than last year, while lifting its first-half revenue after completing its North Island grid upgrade and commissioning of the Cook Strait “Pole 3” cable project. Read more »

NZORD: Pharmac proposal for change – Read it and weep?

Press Release – New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders

NZORD – the New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders

Hello everyone,

Should I cover the good news or the bad, for Rare Disease Day on Friday 28 February? Read more »

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