Archive for February, 2018

WSP Opus donates $40,000 to Kiwi Charities

Press Release – Opus International Consultants

Employees at WSP Opus offices around New Zealand voted for their favourite charities to receive a donation, as part of an employee-led initiative to support the work of organisations that provide essential services that serve New Zealand communities. Read more »

Kiwis recognized in Sony World Photography Awards

Press Release – Sony World Photography Awards

4 New Zealander photographers recognized in the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s most diverse photography awards Read more »

Fresh chance to stand in two Auckland by-elections

Press Release – Auckland Council

Fresh chance to stand in two Auckland local board by-elections
Interested in representing your community and influencing decisions that affect your local area and make Auckland a great place to live? Read more »

Kiwi Property Group gives greenlight to $223M

Article – BusinessDesk

Kiwi Property Group gives greenlight to $223M expansion of Sylvia Park

By Rebecca Howard

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwi Property Group has given a green light to a $223 million expansion of Auckland’s Sylvia Park shopping centre that it says will see the site’s value jump to $1.1 billion. Read more »

Precinct Property 1H profit drops 55%

Article – BusinessDesk

Precinct Property 1H profit drops 55%, monitoring Fletcher Building’s Commercial Bay work

By Sophie Boot

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Precinct Properties New Zealand, the listed commercial property investor, said first-half profit dropped on property revaluations and shifts in the interest rate swap curve, and it is monitoring Fletcher Building closely in its Commercial Bay development in Auckland. Read more »

Vector Lights will transform the Auckland Harbour Bridge

Press Release – ATEED

Vector Lights will transform the Auckland Harbour Bridge for Lantern Festival – celebrating the Year of the Dog Read more »

India: High on infrastructure growth, but needs wings

Press Release – INZBC

India: High on infrastructure growth, but needs wings.

The India NZ Business Council [INZBC], held the ‘India Unplugged’ talk series, at ARA Institute, Christchurch on 22 Feb 2018. The series calls upon speakers who have experience in the Indian market, or operate in that space to share their views, experiences and concerns with other kiwi businesses. Read more »

Myrtle rust found on public conservation land

Press Release – Department of Conservation

28 February 2018

Myrtle rust found on public conservation land

The Department of Conservation (DOC) today confirmed myrtle rust has been found on public conservation land. Read more »

Vector posts 26% drop in 1H net profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Vector posts 26% drop in 1H net profit but reiterates full-year guidance

By Rebecca Howard

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Vector, the Auckland-based electricity and gas distributor, posted a 26 percent drop in first-half profit but reiterated its full-year guidance despite slower-than-expected growth in its technology business. Read more »

Measles alert for Singapore flight passengers

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Measles alert for Singapore flight passengers
Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Singapore Air flight SQ285 from Singapore at 11.45am on February 22 may have been exposed to measles, says the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS). Read more »

Sky TV slashes prices to stem customer exodus

Article – BusinessDesk

Sky TV slashes prices to stem customer exodus; cuts dividend to meet challenges

By Paul McBeth

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television has slashed prices in an effort to slow an exodus of customers quitting its pay-TV service in favour of cheaper on-demand rivals and cut its interim dividend in half in an effort to cope with the rapidly changing environment. First-half profit rose. Read more »

NZ Refining profit jumps 66%

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Refining profit jumps 66%, declares $14.3M cost from pipeline rupture

By Pattrick Smellie

Feb. 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining, operator of the country’s only oil refinery, declared a 66 percent increase in net profit for the year to Dec. 31, despite repair costs and lost sales totalling $14.3 million from the failure of the pipeline between the plant at Marsden Point and Auckland in September. Read more »

Record high occupancy for hotels in 2017

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand hotels are the busiest they have ever been, with a record high occupancy rate of almost 70 percent in the year ended December 2017, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Smarter real estate.

Press Release – Arizto

Arizto is New Zealand’s smarter real estate agency, offering home sellers a premium service for a flat fee of $7500 (inc GST). The fee is split into an initial payment of $2500, with a further $5000 payable only upon a successful sale. Read more »

Dominant bosses can be bad for groups – why do they succeed?

Press Release – University of Auckland

Dominant bosses can be bad for groups – so why do they succeed?
Power-hungry, coercive and arrogant, dominant leaders are more likely to exhibit narcissistic or psychopathic behaviours and to view people as either allies or foes. Read more »

Parliament: Oral Questions – 28 February 2018

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Oral Questions – 28 February 2018

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement, “We have a high standard of expectation for our Ministers”, and does she believe her Government is adhering to these high standards? Read more »

ISNZ hits back at decision to scrap Aspire Scholarships

Press Release – Independent Schools of New Zealand

28 February 2018

Independent Schools of New Zealand hits back at Government decision to scrap Aspire Scholarships Read more »

Residential construction and population growth

Press Release – Reserve Bank

Coleman and Karagedikli on residential construction and population growth
A new discussion paper (DP2018/02) has been published on the Reserve Bank’s website: Read more »

More than 1 in 4 can expect a pay rise in 2018

Press Release – Robert Half

More than 1 in 4 New Zealand workers can expect a pay rise in 2018

· 96% of New Zealand managers plan to attribute salary increases to an average of 27% of their staff in 2018, with the average salary increase for New Zealand office workers expected to be 8%. Read more »

MitoQ Best Dressed at the Oaks this Friday night

Press Release – Alexandra Park

MitoQ Best Dressed at the Oaks this Friday night


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