Archive for March, 2016

Questions and Answers – March 31

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Questions to Ministers

Welfare Reforms—Support for Families

1. ALASTAIR SCOTT (National—Wairarapa) to the Minister of Finance: What changes is the Government making to increase support for families in need from 1 April? Read more »

Finzsoft warns on profit, links up with First Credit Union

Article – BusinessDesk

Finzsoft in profit warning, strikes deal with First Credit Union

By Edwin Mitson

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Finzsoft Solutions, the listed Auckland-based software provider to banks and financial services companies, has warned investors profits will be “materially lower” when it publishes its full-year results for the year to the end of March. Read more »

NZ dollar may extend rally, investors wary on greenback

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar may extend rally as Yellen’s caution keeps investors wary on greenback

By Paul McBeth

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar may extend its gain after touching a nine-month high after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s caution over the path of future interest rate increases keeps investors wary about holding the greenback. Read more »

Methven Aurajet Aio Shower wins prestigious award

Press Release – Methven

Methven Aurajet Aio Shower wins prestigious Red Dot Product Design Award

New Zealand’s award-winning and market-leading premium shower and tapware brand Methven Limited (MVN) has won a 2016 Red Dot Award for product design for its Aurajet Aio Shower. Read more »

Cash and chemicals found hidden in tyres during searches

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Cash and chemicals found hidden in tyres during multiple search warrants
A total of 18 people have now been arrested and charged as part of a large-scale Police operation across parts of the Upper North Island. Read more »

Waste free warrior coming to town

Press Release – Auckland Council

31 March 2016

Waste free warrior coming to town

The eastern suburbs will soon be hosting a waste free parenting warrior. Also known as The Nappy Lady, Kate Meads is an environmental advocate who runs workshops sharing inspiration and tips to minimise waste at home, especially for those with a young baby or children. Read more »

Council Vote to Continue to Support Sock Puppets

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Council Vote to Continue to Support Sock Puppets

31 MARCH 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Responding the the news that Auckland Councillors have voted to continue funding the Auckland Property Council, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson, Jo Holmes, says: Read more »

Auckland’s Tāmaki housing transfer confirmed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Bill English
Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand Corporation

Hon Dr Nick Smith
Minister for Building and Housing
31 March 2016 Read more »

Testing work to start on East West project

Press Release – NZTA

31 March 2016 | AUCKLAND
Testing work to start on East West project

As part of the planning and consenting phase of the East West project, the NZ Transport Agency will be carrying out ground testing work throughout April. Read more »

St John Annual Appeal Will Help Buy Ambulances And Equipment

Press Release – St John

St John Annual Appeal Will Help Buy Ambulances And Equipment

Last year St John treated and transported over 425,000 patients in an ambulance. During the St John Annual Appeal, the charity is asking New Zealanders to help buy more ambulances and lifesaving equipment. Read more »

Auckland Airport AUD FX Rate for 2016 interim dividend

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Market Release | 31 March 2016

Auckland Airport AUD FX Rate for 2016 interim dividend

The foreign exchange rate to be used for the Auckland Airport FY2016 interim dividend paid to Australian investors in AUD has been set at 0.8979. Dividends will be paid to investors on Thursday 7 April, 2016. Read more »

Look after each other: Don’t be a Bystander

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

Look after each other: Don’t be a Bystander – Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission has urged New Zealanders to look out for one another and to dob in violent criminals. Read more »

ScreenSafe leads health and safety in NZ screen sector

Press Release – ScreenSafe

31 March 2016

ScreenSafe leads health and safety in New Zealand screen sector

New Zealand’s screen sector has been quick off the mark to interpret the new health and safety legislative regime with the launch of ScreenSafe’s website on 31 March. Read more »

Stars Come to Taranaki to Race in ITU World Cup

Press Release – Triathlon New Zealand

Stars Come to Taranaki to Race in ITU World Cup

The women’s field for the Quality Hotel Plymouth International ITU New Plymouth World Cup Triathlon is – like the men’s, stacked with high class triathlon talent – triathlon royalty you might suggest. Read more »

Auckland Council Sock Puppets Out of Control

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

Revealed: Auckland Council Sock Puppets Out of Control

31 MARCH 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance can reveal that Auckland ratepayers are being forced to fund some 250 professional associations and lobby groups thanks to the Council’s efforts to join and unduly influence the very bodies which seek to lobby it. Read more »

Property student prize winner diving into new career

Press Release – Lincoln University

Property student prize winner diving into new career

Claire Burgess is adding another trophy to the cabinet filled with her swimming medals – The Property Institute of New Zealand Student of the Year Prize for 2015, given to the best performing student Read more »

Artist Jan Chaffey nurtures our natural environment

Press Release – Ashburton Gallery

Artist Jan Chaffey nurtures our natural environment

Tai Tapu artist Jan Chaffey’s exhibition of recent works reflects her devotion to our natural environment. Read more »

King Lear starring Ray Henwood

Press Release – Circa Theatre

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Ten Tenors? Not this time… it’s the ladies’ turn

Press Release – Prima Donna

Prima Donna: Ten Tenors? Not this time… it’s the ladies’ turn

This variety concert featuring an all-female cast will showcase some beautiful music from Mozart to the Eurythmics – and everything in between. Read more »

EIT Graduates Celebrate Their Success

Press Release – Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT Graduates Celebrate Their Success

Napier will be ablaze with colour this week as jubilant graduates gather in traditional academic gowns, satin-lined hoods, sashes, korowai and tasselled trenchers for EIT’s annual capping and downtown parades. Read more »

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