Archive for June, 2015

Strengthening transport links across New Zealand

Press Release – Local Government NZ

30 June 2015

Local government partners with NZ Transport Agency to strengthen transport links across New Zealand

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the announcement a $13.9 billion investment partnership in New Zealand’s land transport system over the next three years. Read more »

National’s $10.5b transport spend will increase pollution

Press Release – Green Party

National’s $10.5 billion transport spend will mostly increase pollution

The National Government is spending its Land Transport Fund primarily on carbon-polluting transport infrastructure, rather than building a clean, balanced and efficient system for the 21st century, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Falling consents adding to Auckland housing woes

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Falling consents adding to Auckland housing woes

Phil Twyford

Falling numbers of building consents being issued in Auckland will add to the city’s housing shortfall and fuel skyrocketing house prices, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford Read more »

$4.2b partnership to strengthen Auckland’s transport links

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

$4.2b partnership to strengthen Auckland’s transport links

The NZ Transport Agency has announced the details of an estimated $4.2 billion programme of investment in Auckland over the next three years to provide an effective and efficient transport system for the city. Read more »

Peoples Coffee invests in local projects

Press Release – Peoples Coffee

Peoples Coffee invests in local projects to help improve the lives of marginalised New Zealanders

The Arohata Project In 2013 Peoples Coffee launched a project to provide barista training to inmates of Arohata Women’s Prison and after a 2014 hiatus the project is back with renewed focus. Read more »

Tower extends CEO Hancock’s position for 3 more months

Article – BusinessDesk

Tower extends CEO Hancock’s position for 3 more months; seeking new chief

By Suze Metherell

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Tower has extended chief executive David Hancock’s contract by three months, keeping him on deck as the general insurer wraps up a number of business initiatives. Read more »

Government delivering on transport commitments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Simon Bridges

Minister of Transport
30 June 2015

Government delivering on transport commitments Read more »

Minister welcomes record transport investment

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Simon Bridges

Minister of Transport
30 June 2015

Minister welcomes record transport investment
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the release of the largest National Land Transport Programme in New Zealand’s history. Read more »

Milford invested funds in beleaguered Australian law firm

Article – BusinessDesk

Milford Asset has funds invested in beleaguered Australian law firm Slater & Gordon

By Fiona Rotherham
June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Several Milford Asset Management funds are invested in beleaguered Australian law firm Slater & Gordon, whose share price dropped 25 percent yesterday after it said errors had been uncovered in the financial reporting of historical cash flow at its UK business. Read more »

New building consents continue to surge

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Minister for Building and Housing
30 June 2015
New building consents continue to surge

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the release of the latest building consent figures from Statistics New Zealand, which show the annual number of consents at an eight-year high. Read more »

Tourism opportunity on burgeoning cycle trail

Press Release – Bayleys

Tourism opportunity on burgeoning cycle trail distilled into one property

A former regal Waitaki homestead that has been run as a commercial enterprise with links to the famous Scottish whisky Glenfiddich, has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Major Climate Change and Business Conference in Auckland

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

Major Climate Change and Business Conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, October 2015

The Environmental Defence Society (New Zealand) has announced that in conjunction with the Climate Change and Business Centre (Australia) it is hosting a major international summit on climate change for business. Read more »

NZ building consents static in May

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ building consents static in May as Auckland intentions decline

By Suze Metherell
June 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand building consents were virtually static in May as dwindling demand in Auckland offset increased construction intentions in other parts of the country. Read more »

Economic benefits from Cricket World Cup

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Steven Joyce

Minister for Economic Development

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman

Minister for Sport and Recreation
30 June 2015
Economic benefits from Cricket World Cup Read more »

Kathmandu shares soar on Briscoe takeover prospect

Article – BusinessDesk

Kathmandu shares soar on prospect of Rod Duke transferring some of his Briscoe ‘magic’

By Jonathan Underhill
June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Kathmandu shares soared to a four-month high after Briscoe Group acquired a 19.9 percent stake and said it plans to make a full takeover, raising the prospect that managing director Rod Duke could use his skills to revive the struggling outdoor equipment and clothing chain. Read more »

Police seek information after young girls approached

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police seek information after young girls approached
North Shore Police are seeking information in relation to an incident on Sunday 7 June in Glenfield. Read more »

Greek Debt Crisis Drives Kiwis to Exchange Currency Now

Press Release – Flight Centre

Media release

30th JUNE 2015

Greek Debt Crisis Drives Kiwis to Exchange Currency Now

• Worried Kiwi travellers seek advice on foreign currency and the Euro Read more »

Speech: The Future of Global Trade

Speech – New Zealand Government

Hon Tim Groser

Minister of Trade

30 June 2015

Speech: The Future of Global Trade: US And NZ as Partners in the Asia Pacific: Completing the TPP Negotiation Read more »

Auckland to Host Outdoor Design Showcase

Press Release – Purple Sherbert

Auckland to Host Outdoor Design Showcase

A Must Attend Design Event Showcasing Leading & Award Winning Garden Designers


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So Mr English, do you have a plan?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

30 June 2015
So Mr English, do you have a plan?
DIpping confidence about jobs, wages and shrinking exports are highlighting the lack of a plan from the government to diversify the economy and build sustainable growth, Grant Robertson Labour’s Finance Spokesperson said. Read more »

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