Archive for February, 2018

Tower settles with reinsurer Peak Re over policy dispute

Article – BusinessDesk

Tower settles with reinsurer Peak Re over policy dispute

By Paul McBeth

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Tower has reached a settlement with reinsurer Peak Re over a dispute relating to its 2015 adverse conditions cover, and will get about half what it’s claimed. Read more »

Mad Butcher sale fair to Veritas shareholders

Article – BusinessDesk

Mad Butcher sale fair to Veritas shareholders, avoids ‘more dire’ consquences, adviser says

By Paul McBeth

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Veritas Investment’s proposed sale of the Mad Butcher franchisor to chief executive Michael Morton for $8 million is fair to non-associated shareholders, avoiding “more dire” consequences if it doesn’t go ahead, says the independent adviser on the transaction. Read more »

Thirteen top Pacific Students win STEM Scholarships

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Thirteen top Pacific Students win STEM Scholarships

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Hon Aupito William Sio has awarded thirteen top Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) scholarships to students of Pacific descent from all across New Zealand. Read more »

ATEED don’t need a $3.2 million office fit-out

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

ATEED don’t need a $3.2 million office fit-out

28 February 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance says that ATEED’s planned $3.2 million fit-out of their new office offers terrible value for money and shows Mayor Phil Goff is failing to curb the Council’s wasteful spending habits. Read more »

2018 ASB Polyfest Officially Launched Last Night

Press Release – ASB Polyfest

2018 ASB Polyfest Officially Launched Last Night

The 2018 ASB Polyfest officially launched last night at ASB’s North Wharf. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Feb 28

Press Release – Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Question No. Read more »

ATEED don’t need a $3.2 million office fit-out

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance says that ATEED’s planned $3.2 million fit-out of their new office offers terrible value for money and shows Mayor Phil Goff is failing to curb the Council’s wasteful spending habits. Read more »

Pedestrian-friendly main street for Manukau

Press Release – Panuku Development Auckland

The upgrade of Putney Way into a pedestrian-friendly main street for central Manukau starts next week. The upgrade will include a new single-level surface extending from the new bus station to the opposite pathway. Read more »

Thousands of dollars in prizes to be won this Easter

Press Release – Childfund NZ

Thousands of dollars in prizes to be won this Easter with Childfund New Zealand’s social media giveaway Read more »

Sky TV shares sink to two-month low

Article – BusinessDesk

Sky TV shares sink to two-month low as dividend cut disappoints investors

By Paul McBeth

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television shares fell to a two-month low after the pay-TV operator halved its interim dividend, retaining cash after cutting the price of its most basic product as it gears up for what may be an expensive battle to retain rugby broadcasting rights. Read more »

Russians jailed for smuggling $2.1M ecstasy

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

Russians jailed for smuggling $2.1M ecstasy

Two Russian nationals from Israel will each spend five years and nine months behind New Zealand bars for trying to smuggle $2.1 million worth of MDMA or ecstasy in a suitcase last year. Read more »

Could fish oil in pregnancy prevent weight health isssues

Press Release – Liggins Institute

Could fish oil in pregnancy prevent weight-related health issues in children?
Research underway in Auckland could give expectant mothers a new, Read more »

Construction starts on NZ’s highest residential building

Press Release – Shundi Customs

Construction starts on New Zealand’s highest residential building

Construction is now underway on Seascape Apartments, which will be the highest residential building in New Zealand, only exceeded in height by the Sky Tower. When it is complete, the 52-storey Seascape Apartments will transform the Auckland skyline. Read more »

Jewellery makers seek global audience

Press Release – Creative New Zealand

Jewellery makers seek global audience at international trade fair

Some of New Zealand’s top jewellery makers will show their work to curators, gallerists and collectors at one of the largest and most influential trade fairs in Munich, Germany. Read more »

Vista shares climb on 57% gain in operating profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Vista shares climb on 57% gain in operating profit as sales grow faster than costs

By Nikki Mandow

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Vista Group, the cinema software and applications company, posted a 57 percent jump in full-year operating profit as more cinemas bought its products and sales growth ran ahead of costs. Vista shares, which sank to a two-year low last week, jumped 9.8 percent to $2.80. Read more »

Arj Barker Free Range Comic

Press Release – Comedy Festival

Arj Barker Free Range Comic!

Mary Tobin Presents….NZ Tour 2018

Thursday 17 May 2018 at The Opera House in Wellington Read more »

Passengers Oppose Train Safety Reductions. Public Meeting

Press Release – Public Transport Users Association

Passengers Oppose Train Safety Reductions. Public Meeting Planned

Over the past week the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) has surveyed train passengers at Papakura, Britomart and Henderson stations, as well as online, about Auckland Transport’s plan to remove Train Managers from all trains. Read more »

Another cocaine smuggler fails to get past Customs

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

A Brazilian man was sentenced to seven years and two months in prison today, for carrying 3.4kg of cocaine, worth up to $1.5 million, through Auckland Airport last year. Read more »

Corrections recruitment service helps fill skills shortage

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

Corrections recruitment service helps fill skills shortage, offers hope

Video: From prison to employment
https://correctionsnz.sharefile.com/d-sd9bda41b5c24b0a8 Read more »

Advocate on child poverty honoured

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

Professor Innes Asher last night received the New Zealand Medical Association’s Chair’s Award for 2017, presented annually to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the health of New Zealand. Read more »

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