Archive for July, 2016

Kiwi parents missing out on thousands of dollars in funding

Press Release – KiwiOz Nannies

Kiwi parents missing out on thousands of dollars in ECE funding

Finding the right childcare option is such a mine field for new parents that the vast majority ignores that employing a nanny or even a relative to look after their children could give them access to up to 30 ECE hours a week. That represents $2,000 to $5,000 a year per child age 0 to 5. Read more »

Bethunes signals capital raise will come with investment

Article – BusinessDesk

Friday 29 July 2016 12:49 PM

Bethunes signals capital raise will come if and when investment opportunity arises

By Paul McBeth Read more »

NZ construction workers juggling multiple job offers

Press Release – Hays

NZ construction workers juggling multiple job offers

Experienced construction candidates remain in such high demand that they often receive multiple job offers, says recruiting experts Hays in New Zealand. Read more »

Consent stats confirm ongoing building boom

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Nick Smith

Minister for Building and Housing

29 July 2016

Consent stats confirm ongoing building boom

Residential and commercial building work has hit an all-time record of $18.3 billion and 29,000 homes, confirming New Zealand is in the midst of the largest building boom ever, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Flexible fund to help homeless welcomed

Press Release – Salvation Army

Friday, July 29, 2016

Flexible fund to help homeless welcomed

Social Housing Minister the Hon. Paula Bennett’s announcement of $9 million in a flexible fund to support people in severe housing need is very welcome says Lieut-Colonel Ian Hutson, Director of The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit. Read more »

NZ residential building consents highest in 10 years

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ residential building consents hit highest annual total in more than a decade

By Tina Morrison

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents reached their highest annual total in more than a decade, driven by activity in Auckland and surrounding regions. Read more »

Cooking Urban Hangi, American BBQ, Spanish Tapas & Wine

Press Release – New Zealand School of Food and Wine

Cooking Urban Hangi, American BBQ, Spanish Tapas & Wine, NZ Wines
New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Travel the world in your wine glass and on your plate with modern tapas, Spanish wine and an urban hangi at the third annual Wine and Food Celebration from 10 to 12 September 2016 in Auckland Read more »

Royal New Zealand College of General Practice conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Health

29 July 2016 Speech notes Read more »

More last minute policy from Government

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little
Leader of the Opposition
MEDIA STATEMENT

29 July 2016

More last minute policy from a Government with no housing plan Read more »

Mainfreight’s Plested gives recipe for NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Mainfreight’s Plested gives recipe for NZ including capital gains tax, performance pay for teachers

By Jonathan Underhill Read more »

Veritas says earnings fell within guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

Veritas says earnings fell within guidance

By Paul McBeth

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Veritas Investments says annual earnings declined as expected and it will provide more detail of how its three food and beverage businesses are tracking when it formally reports next month. Read more »

Carter Holt loses bid to toss out huge leaky schools suit

Article – BusinessDesk

Carter Holt loses bid to toss out huge leaky schools suit

By Paul McBeth

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Carter Holt Harvey has lost its final bid to throw out a claim that it’s liable for the cost of fixing about 890 leaky schools, with the Supreme Court siding with the Ministry of Education. Read more »

ANZ backs new NZ Netball Elite League

Press Release – ANZ Bank

29 July 2016

ANZ backs new NZ Netball Elite League

ANZ and Netball New Zealand today announced that ANZ will continue its commitment to the advancement of netball as sponsor of New Zealand’s new ANZ Netball Elite League for the next three years. Read more »

Lifewise delighted with investment into Housing First

Press Release – Lifewise

Lifewise delighted with Government’s investment into Housing First

Social development agency Lifewise are delighted that Housing First is being recognised as a preferred approach to ending homelessness, under today’s announcement of the Government’s investment into supporting better housing outcomes. Read more »

Some benefits for nature in Auckland Unitary Plan

Press Release – Forest And Bird

Some benefits for nature in Auckland Unitary Plan – if it’s managed well

29 July 2016 Read more »

Rugby is in Our Blood – Country TV Tells These Stories

Press Release – Country TV

Rugby is in Our Blood – Country Tv Tells These Stories

THE SERIES KICKS OFF ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24 AT 7:30PM Read more »

ANZ backs new NZ Netball Elite League

Press Release – Netball New Zealand

ANZ backs new NZ Netball Elite League

Media Release
Friday 29 July, 2016 Read more »

Annual housing consents highest in over a decade

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Annual housing consents highest in over a decade

29 July 2016

More than 29,000 new homes gained building consent in the year to June 2016, up 16 percent from the previous June year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

NZTA Weekly Traffic Bulletin – 31 July – 06 August 2016

Press Release – NZTA

NZTA Weekly Traffic Bulletin – 31 July – 06 August 2016

Overnight motorway closures
31 July – 06 August 2016

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Read more »

CCTV footage of brutal assault against dairy owner released

Press Release – New Zealand Police

CCTV footage of brutal assault against dairy owner released as Police seek public help to catch violent offender” Read more »

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