Archive for August, 2015

IRD seeks feedback on withholding tax for foreign buyers

Article – BusinessDesk

(Removes the word ‘resident’ from first paragraph)

CORRECT: Inland Revenue seeks feedback on withholding tax on foreign property buyers

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Peter Wise to take the helm at IDC New Zealand

Press Release – IDC New Zealand Ltd

For Immediate Release

Peter Wise to take the helm at IDC New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand, 31st August 2015 – Peter Wise has been appointed to the role of Country Manager, IDC New Zealand effective 1 September 2015. In his new role, Peter will be reporting to the A/NZ Managing Director Ullrich Loeffler who was also the predecessor of the role. Read more »

SmokeFreeRockQuest & Pacifica Beats National Finals Preview

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

SMOKEFREEROCKQUEST & PACIFICA BEATS – NATIONAL FINALS PREVIEW FOR SEPT 11 & 12

From Invercargill to Kaitaia they have played their way into the national finals of the country’s two top youth, live music events, with over $55,000 worth of prizes at stake at Auckland’s Raye Freedman Centre on September 11 and 12. Read more »

Free Press: Popular Measure Passes

Column – ACT New Zealand

Free Press

ACT’s new regular bulletin

Popular Measure Passes
ACT’s Bill to extend pub and club licensing hours has passed into law in time for the Rugby World Cup. Parliament voted for the Bill five-votes-to-one so that people will be able to watch the rugby when games (held in the UK) fall outside normal licencing hours. Read more »

Residential workshop Writing War to feature Paricia Grace

Press Release – Michael King Writers’ Centre

New Zealanders at War
Writing War

A residential workshop for writers

The Michael King Writers’ Centre is delighted that acclaimed New Zealand novelist Patricia Grace will be one of the speakers at New Zealanders at War: Writing War, this year’s residential workshop for mid-career and experienced writers. Read more »

The Others Way Reveal Festival Timetable

Press Release – The Others Way

The Others Way Reveal Festival Timetable

Friday 4th September will see Auckland’s Karangahape Road humming with The Others Way Festival, with an epic day of New Zealand’s best alternative music acts, performing back-to-back across multiple venues. Thanks to Flying Out and 95bFM, The Others Way features more than 30 local artists across six K’Rd venues for total cross-section of alt-NZ music scenes. Read more »

Waitemata Harbour Crossing Needs High Priority

Press Release – George Wood

Waitemata Harbour Crossing Needs High Priority, Says Councillor Wood

31 August 2015

While North Shore Ward Councillor George Wood welcomes the Auckland Transport Alignment Project, Read more »

All Hunua parks open following pest operation

Press Release – Auckland Council

31 August 2015
All Hunua parks open following pest operation

All parklands and Department of Conservation tracks in the Hunua Ranges are open following the application of toxic 1080 bait to block one of the pest control operational area. Read more »

Cannabis Activist Acquitted

Press Release – Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

Cannabis Activist Acquitted Due To Lack Of Police Evidence
Veteran cannabis law reform activist Dakta Green has had his case dismissed in court today after defending what he calls “false and malicious charges.” Read more »

Christchurch First to Experience the Newest Luminarium

Press Release – SWPR

Christchurch First to Experience the Newest Luminarium – Arboria
Cantabrians will be the first in New Zealand to experience the newest and most impressive luminarium, ARBORIA this week as part of Christchurch Arts Festival. Read more »

Live Nation NZ, MHC cleared by OIO to buy Vector Arena

Article – BusinessDesk

Live Nation NZ, MHC Investments cleared by OIO to buy Auckland’s Vector Arena

By Joshua Riddiford

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Live Nation NZ and MHC Investments have been cleared by the Overseas Investment Office to acquire Auckland’s 12,000-seat Vector Arena for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

IRD seeks feedback on taxing on foreign property buyers

Article – BusinessDesk

Inland Revenue seeks feedback on withholding tax on foreign property buyers

By Paul McBeth

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The Inland Revenue Department is proposing to introduce a resident withholding tax on foreign buyers of residential property from July next year as part of the government’s plans to crackdown on speculators. Read more »

Extended regional air service a good start

Press Release – NZ Rural General Practice Network

Extended regional air service a good start

Today’s announcement that Jetstar will offer four extra regional destinations to its New Zealand routes and the suggestion that more will likely be added is positive news for regional and rural communities, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chief executive Dalton Kelly. Read more »

Milestone looms for massive sporting tournament

Press Release – DSCRIBE

Milestone looms for massive sporting tournament

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‘Check before you chop’ trees advice still rules

Press Release – Auckland Council

Media release

31 August 2015

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Urban animals provide a slice of the good life

Press Release – Auckland Council

Urban animals provide a slice of the good life

A new Animal Management Bylaw comes into place tomorrow that supports a growing trend for sustainable living in Auckland’s urban backyards. Collecting fresh eggs from chickens outside your kitchen window is one way to embrace the good life. Read more »

NZ investors leading strategic growth in Auckland

Press Release – CBRE

NZ investors leading strategic growth in Auckland

31 August 2015, Auckland – Much has been written recently about overseas purchases of New Zealand property. Read more »

Christchurch’s largest hotel now fully open for business

Press Release – 4pr

Christchurch’s largest hotel now fully open for business

The remodelling of Christchurch’s newest and largest hotel is now complete and it’s welcoming guests. Read more »

NZME’s GrabOne breaks website traffic records

Press Release – NZME.

NZME’s GrabOne breaks website traffic records with National Burger Day
31 August 2015 – New Zealand’s largest daily deals website, GrabOne has broken previously held site records with its inaugural National Burger Day last week. Read more »

Kiwi baritone wins Dame Malvina Major Foundation award

Press Release – Dame Malvina Major Foundation

Manhattan-bound Kiwi baritone wins Dame Malvina Major Foundation award

Talented young baritone Christian Thurston has just had a boost to his study funds thanks to a $5,000 Arts Excellence Award from the Dame Malvina Major Foundation’s Wellington Committee. Read more »

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