Archive for July, 2016

Government raises KiwiSaver HomeStart caps

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith
Minister for Building and Housing
31 July 2016
Media Statement

Government raises KiwiSaver HomeStart caps Read more »

Empty coffers leave at risk children’s teams at risk

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Jacinda Ardern

List MP based in Auckland Central
Children’s Spokesperson

31 July 2016

Empty coffers leave at risk children’s teams at risk Read more »

Q+A Nick Smith interviewed by Jessica Mutch

Press Release – TVNZ

Q+A Nick Smith interviewed by Jessica Mutch

Nick Smith: Changes to Homestart Scheme Will Make Homes More Affordable Read more »

National tinkers as soaring prices lock out first homebuyers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little

Leader of the Opposition

MEDIA STATEMENT

31 July 2016

National tinkers as soaring prices lock out first homebuyers Read more »

Auckland’s destiny at stake

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Auckland’s destiny at stake – “It’s now up to Aucklanders to make the Unitary Plan work,” says Michael Barnett Read more »

On The Nation: Unitary Plan debate

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Unitary Plan debate

Youtube clips from the show are available here.
Headlines: Read more »

Q + A – Sunday July 31

Press Release – TVNZ

Q + A – Sunday July 31

This week on Q+A

1. Can the Auckland Unitary plan fix our biggest city? Jessica Mutch asks Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith. Read more »

Police investigate serious assault

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police investigate serious assault

Police in Onehunga are investigating a serious assault after an incident that occurred in Trafalgar Street around 3.00am this morning, Saturday 30 July. Read more »

Motorway Closure – Southern Motorway southbound Papakura

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Motorway Closure – Southern Motorway southbound Papakura – Drury – Waitemata

The Southern Motorway Southbound between the Papakura and Drury interchanges will be closed until about 3:00am while contractors clear an spillage of chicken offal from the roadway. Read more »

NZ age-group selections named

Press Release – NZRL

NZ age-group selections named

• TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016

NZ 16s & 18s merit teams have been named from results at this month’s NZRL National High Performance Camp at Rotorua. Read more »

Sentencing on Health Fraud Charges

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Media Release

Sentencing on Health Fraud Charges
Date: 29 July 2016

An Auckland man charged with making multiple fraudulent applications for health funding and carer support has been sentenced to home detention, as well as being ordered to make reparation after appearing in Manukau District Court. Read more »

Housing First funding a great step forward

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

29 July 2016

Housing First funding a great step forward to help vulnerable NZers

Community Housing Aotearoa is applauding the Government’s move to invest $9 million over the next two years into two internationally recognised models aimed at curbing homelessness. Read more »

Fletcher trims $12 mln from slimmed down Higgins acquisition

Article – BusinessDesk

Friday 29 July 2016 04:40 PM

Fletcher trims $12 mln from slimmed down Higgins acquisition

By Paul McBeth

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building paid $12 million below the flagged purchase price to buy rival construction company Higgins Group Holdings after dropping Horokiwi Quarries from its application to reduce its dominance in the aggregates market. Read more »

Moa stresses it has no undisclosed plans

Article – BusinessDesk

Moa stresses it has no undisclosed plans

By Pattrick Smellie

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Shareholders of NZX-listed beer-maker Moa Breweries have been assured again that the company has no “specific plans for corporate activity to talk about”. Read more »

Councillors urged to vote down Auckland Plan

Press Release – Tamaki Housing Group

29 July 2016

Sue Henry “The Housing Lobby and Tamaki Housing Group call on all Auckland Councillors to vote down the Proposed Auckland Unity Plan in its entirety.” Read more »

Higgins Acquisition Completed

Press Release – Fletcher Building

Higgins Acquisition Completed
Auckland, 29 July 2016 – Fletcher Building Limited (Fletcher Building) announces it has completed the transaction to acquire New Zealand and Fiji road construction and maintenance business Higgins for a purchase price of NZ$303 million. Read more »

Niue Vanilla – first Pacific food product in Trade Aid

Press Release – Pacific Trade and Investment

29 July 2016

Niue Vanilla – first Pacific food product in Trade Aid stores
Pacific Islands Trade & Invest congratulates Niue Vanilla International whose organic vanilla products will be sold in Trade Aid stores by August. Read more »

Kingfish’s Fisher warns of lower returns

Article – BusinessDesk

Kingfish’s Fisher says over-valued NZ shares have ‘no room for earnings disappointment’

By Fiona Rotherham Read more »

NZ business confidence dips in June

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ business confidence dips in June as agriculture feels the pinch, construction stays positive

By Sophie Boot Read more »

Whitecliffe Top Art School in Auckland

Press Release – Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

Press Release 29 July 2016

Whitecliffe Top Art School in Auckland:
Whitecliffe wins Eden Arts Art Schools Top Award
Whitecliffe Photo Media Student Yann-Ru Yang Wins Overall Winner at 2016 Eden Arts Art School Award Read more »

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