Archive for May, 2015

Smartpay profit falls as Aussie customer quits on cab deal

Article – BusinessDesk

Smartpay profit falls 9.5% as foray into Aussie cab market costs it major contract

By Paul McBeth

May 29 (BusinessDesk) – Smartpay Holdings, the listed payment terminal supplier, reported a 9.5 percent drop in annual profit after its decision to sell directly to Australia’s taxi industry cost it a major wholesale contract. Read more »

Hunters Plaza gets ready to wow

Press Release – Hunters Plaza

Hunters Plaza gets ready to wow

Hunters Plaza first opened in Papatoetoe in 1991, and almost 25 years later it is still a vital part of the Papatoetoe community, a multi-million dollar investment in redeveloping Hunters Plaza will see the Centre transformed into to a more vibrant local shopping destination. Read more »

Dorchester Property investors vote bid to dump manager

Article – BusinessDesk

Dorchester Property unitholders turn down a bid to dump manager

By Fiona Rotherham

May 29 (BusinessDesk) – Unitholders in the Dorchester Property Trust have rejected a resolution from one of the investors to dump the manager of the hotel investor which was spun out five years ago from the financier and insurer formerly known as Dorchester Pacific and since renamed Turners. Read more »

Overnight Motorway Closures

Press Release – NZTA

Overnight Motorway Closures
31 May – 6 June 2015

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Closures start at 9pm and finish at 5am, unless otherwise stated. Work delayed by bad weather will be completed at the next available date, prior toFriday, 5 June. Please note this Traffic Bulletin is updated every Friday. Read more »

Marathon’s Elders Demanding Respect

Press Release – Christchurch Airport Marathon

Marathon’s Elders Demanding Respect
Among contenders for this weekend’s 35th Christchurch Airport Marathon are more than a few runners who are older than the event itself! Read more »

Ideas flow in inaugural IdeaStarter competition

Press Release – ATEED

29 May 2015
Ideas flow in inaugural IdeaStarter competition
Almost 150 young, would-be Auckland entrepreneurs have taken the opportunity to test their business ideas by entering the inaugural IdeaStarter – a competition which backs young people to turn their energy and ideas into opportunities. Read more »

Union and local community unite to keep open Ruatōria bank

Press Release – First Union

29 May 2015

Bank workers union and local community unite to keep open Ruatōria’s last bank
If Westpac decides to close its Ruatōria branch locals will have to drive 200 kilometres to reach the nearest bank says FIRST Union President Syd Keepa. Read more »

Large North Island area closing to duck hunting

Press Release – Fish and Game New Zealand

Large North Island area closing to mallard and grey duck hunting
Make the most of this weekend – that’s the message sent out by Fish & Game officers with the mallard and grey duck season set to close this Queen’s Birthday Monday ( June 1) in the Auckland /Waikato and Eastern Regions. Read more »

UPDATE: F&P Healthcare says earnings will increase this year

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: F&P Healthcare says earnings will increase further this year

(Adds investor comment starting in fifth paragraph, updates shares) Read more »

UPDATE: F&P Healthcare says earnings will increase this year

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: F&P Healthcare says earnings will increase further this year

(Adds investor comment starting in fifth paragraph, updates shares) Read more »

Carrello del Gelato wins awards

Press Release – Carrello de Gelato

CARRELLO DEL GELATO WINS ELEVEN ICE CREAM AWARDS INCLUDING BEST IN CATEGORY FOR ITS RASPBERRY SORBET

Last night, Wellington-based premium gelato producer ‘Carrello del Gelato’ won eleven awards for its gelato and sorbet and Best in Category, Read more »

SWRB response to unregistered social worker sexual charges

Press Release – Social Workers Registration Board

SWRB response to unregistered social worker charged with unlawful sexual connection

The Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB), has become aware through media reports that an unregistered female ‘social worker’ previously employed at Auckland’s Waipareira Trust is on trial charged with unlawful sexual connection with a 15-year-old boy in her care. Read more »

New Council members for Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

New Council members for Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
The Council of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic welcome two new community Council members this month, Mike Chapman and Gavin Frost. Read more »

Open Polytechnic celebrates Auckland graduation

Press Release – Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic celebrates Auckland graduation

Open Polytechnic Auckland graduate Rhonda Munster first learned about distance education 40 years ago when her mother studied by correspondence. Read more »

Sealegs FY loss widens on restructuring costs, impairments

Article – BusinessDesk

Sealegs annual loss widens on restructuring costs, impairments

By Paul McBeth

May 29 (BusinessDesk) – Sealegs Corp, the amphibious vehicle maker whose founder had to step in fill the vacant chief executive position last November, reported a wider annual loss in the latest financial year as an overhaul of the business resulted in restructuring costs and impairments. Read more »

Dawn Karakia returns to the maunga

Press Release – Auckland Council

Dawn Karakia returns to the maunga
Matariki celebrations return to Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) this year with the Dawn Karakia to be held on the summit of Auckland’s most well known ancestral mountain. Read more »

Promapp Goes Global as Kiwi Software Company Opens US office

Press Release – Promapp

Promapp Goes Global as Kiwi Software Company Opens US office
Auckland, 29 May 2015 – With the opening of its first office in the United States, New Zealand-owned and operated company Promapp is putting global ambitions into practice and taking its locally developed process mapping software to the world. Read more »

NZ building consents fall in April, apartment permits soar

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ building consents fall in April, while apartment permits soar

By Suze Metherell

May 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand building consents fell in April, after the previous month’s strong gain, as intentions to build houses decreased, while apartment permits climbed on the back of demand in Auckland for affordable housing. Read more »

Hotel Industry Awards – finalists announced

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association New Zealand

Hotel Industry Awards – finalists announced

After a record number of entries and a rigorous judging process, the finalists have been announced in the 2015 New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards. Read more »

$79k to fund opportunities for young people

Press Release – New Zealand Government

$79k to fund opportunities for young people

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that four recipients will receive a total of $79,000 funding under the Opportunities for Young People fund. Read more »

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