Archive for September, 2015

Pyne Gould sues Barnes, Bath Street for at least $22M

Article – BusinessDesk

Pyne Gould seeks at least $22 mln from Bath Street Capital in court proceedings

By Paul McBeth

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Pyne Gould Corp, which today blamed its auditor for the late filing of its annual report, is suing Bath Street Capital and Andrew Barnes for at least $22 million that it claims is an unpaid bill from the sale of Perpetual Trust. Read more »

Jiajiayue Group ties Cooks investment to OIO farm approval

Article – BusinessDesk

Jiajiayue Group ties investment in Cooks Global Foods to OIO approval for farm purchase

By Fiona Rotherham

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Jiajiayue Group’s $4.5 million investment in NZAX-listed Cooks Global Foods is conditional on the Chinese supermarket chain gaining Overseas Investment Commission approval for the purchase of a sheep and beef farm in New Zealand. Read more »

Council applies to strike out defamation proceedings

Press Release – Auckland Council

Media release
30 September 2015

Auckland Council applies to strike out Penny Bright defamation proceedings
Auckland Council has applied to have Penny Bright’s defamation proceedings struck out, with the matter to be heard by the High Court at a hearing on 5 November. Read more »

Key travel partners hosted in Queenstown

Press Release – Hotel St Moritz Queenstown

Media Release from Hotel St Moritz Queenstown

September 30 2015

Key travel partners hosted in Queenstown by resorts four AccorHotels properties Read more »

Falcons, Stingrays Sweep into Semis

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
FALCONS, STINGRAYS SWEEP INTO SEMIS
On moving day at the Got A Trade? Got It Made! Youth Nationals, the favourites all progressed unbeaten to semi-finals and Akarana Falcons issued a warning in the 17s grade. Read more »

Report by Auckland Council’s chief economist a powerful tool

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Media Release

30 September 2015 Report by Auckland Council’s chief economist a powerful tool for implementation Read more »

Action on price-to-income ratio key housing issue

Press Release – Auckland Council

Media release
30 September 2015

Action on price-to-income ratio the key issue for housing affordability, says Chief Economist
Auckland Council Chief Economist Chris Parker has called for council and the Government to continue to work together and set a goal to achieve a home buyer’s price-to-income ratio of five to one by 2030. Read more »

Employment forum findings: preparation of students for work

Press Release – RCSA

Today’s employment forum findings: preparation of students for work, thinking differently about the transition from education to work
Observations from John Harland, Chair RCSA New Zealand Region Council
following
RCSA Member Forum – The Future of Work in New Zealand Forum, held today Read more »

Implacable opposition to charter schools continues

Press Release – PPTA

PPTA Annual conference

30 September 2015 www.ppta.org.nz

Implacable opposition to charter schools continues Read more »

Warehouse buys out financial services JV for $7.3 mln

Article – BusinessDesk

Warehouse buys out financial services JV partner Westpac for $7.3 mln

By Suze Metherell

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest listed retailer, has taken control of its financial services joint venture, buying out partner Westpac Banking Corp’s stake for $7.3 million. Read more »

Appeal for missing Tauranga woman

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Appeal for missing Tauranga woman

Tauranga Police are seeking information that will help locate 24-year-old Alice Campbell who was reported missing from Tauranga on 27 September. Read more »

Brother design star to shine in Trelise Cooper collection

Press Release – Brother Design Stars

Brother design star to shine in Trelise Cooper collection

Twelve-year-old Ellie Goldfinch has shot to stardom after winning the supreme award in national fashion and craft competition, Brother Design Stars. Read more »

SPG’s Andrew Robinson, jailed fraudster, pleads guilty

Article – BusinessDesk

Andrew Robinson, jailed fraudster, pleads guilty to making false statements

By Jonathan Underhill

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Andrew Robinson, a former director of Strategic Planning Group jailed in July for six years over a $2.7 million fraud, has pleaded guilty to charges of making false statements in relation to the same business. Read more »

Streamlined signage rules now in place

Press Release – Auckland City Council

Streamlined signage rules now in place

New rules that come into effect on 1 October will manage the display of publicly visible signs in a safe and consistent way across the Auckland region. Read more »

Urban Food Gardens at Wynyard Quarter

Press Release – The Compost Collective

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Auckland, New Zealand,
30
September, 2015:

The Compost Collective presents the Urban Food Gardens at Wynyard Quarter Read more »

Desire for meaningful career leads to teaching

Press Release – University of Auckland

Desire for meaningful career leads to teaching

It took the wisdom of an Italian woman to make Holly Hopcroft decide the time was right to become a teacher. Read more »

Non-residential consents surge in Christchurch

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Non-residential consents surge in Christchurch – Media release

30 September 2015

The value of building consents reached an all-time high in August 2015, boosted by planned nonresidential work in Christchurch, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Increasing ethnic diversity projected across New Zealand

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Increasing ethnic diversity projected across New Zealand – Media release

30 September 2015 Read more »

SPG and SPGI director pleads guilty to FMA charges

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

Media release
MR No. 2015 – 46
30 September 2015

SPG and SPGI director pleads guilty to FMA charges Read more »

Need for Constructive Solutions on Affordable Housing

Press Release – NZ Planning Institute

NZPI MEDIA RELEASE

Need for Constructive Solutions to Lack of Affordable Housing

In a recent set speech the Hon Bill English has once again attributed inequality, poverty and the lack of affordable housing within New Zealand to ‘planners’, citing Auckland as the ‘most evident indication of the problem.’ Read more »

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