Archive for May, 2018

First View – Fonterra delivers a Butter than expected payout

Press Release – Kiwibank

Fonterra delivers a Butter than expected payout. But petrol prices are hurting.

• We have released our 2018-20 outlook. We are rather upbeat, but wary of the risks.
• Fonterra lifted it’s 2018/19 payout forecast to $7. If they are not profitable at $7, they’re not viable.
• Petrol prices are already hurting, and Aucklanders face another kick at the pump. Read more »

Gaz Coombes (Supergrass) – One Auckland Show!

Press Release – The Label

95bFM & Tuning Fork Present: Gaz Coombes ‘World’s Strongest Man’ Tour

“I’m a little mashed up/I’m the world’s strongest man…” Read more »

Matt Hatchard named New Zealand’s top apprentice

Press Release – Certified Builders Association

Northland’s Matt Hatchard, 36, has claimed the title of the country’s top building apprentice in the New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) Apprentice Challenge, which this year attracted a record number of entries nationwide. Robert Piutau, 33, from Auckland won second place, and Thomas Ashley, 25, from Nelson came in third. Read more »

Smokefreerockquest results from the weekend

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest

Smokefreerockquest results from the weekend

Northland & Waikato solo duo & heats, Hawkes Bay regional final


Top bands Read more »

Councillor Dick Quax passes away

Press Release – Auckland City Council

Councillor Dick Quax has today passed away at the age of 70.

Mayor Phil Goff said, “We are all saddened to hear of the passing of Dick Quax today. Read more »

First Home Buyers dominate Mortgage market

Press Release – New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church says that new figures showing that First Home Buyers have taken out more housing mortgages, with Banks, than any other buyer group in New Zealand over the past five years may mean that current housing policy is flawed. Read more »

Strong demonstration at Ihumatao for Māori land struggle

Press Release – Save Our Unique Landscape

Strong demonstration at Ihumatao: Community rallies for Māori land struggle

Only a day after Bastion Point’s 40-Year Commemorations, hundreds of people gathered on contested land in Ihumatao to show their commitment to the ongoing campaign to stop an unwanted housing development by Fletcher Building. Read more »

Welfare working group fodder for immediate changes

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Welfare Expert Advisory Group announced this morning by the Labour led Government must not be used as a fodder to delay any immediate and urgent action on our broken welfare system. While Auckland Action Against Poverty welcomes a wider long-term overhaul, which may include the removal of all sanctions and obligations, people on the benefit are being made to wait while we have one of the coldest winters in years. Read more »

Waikato report on deprivation an ‘eye opener’

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Areas within the Waikato region rank among the most deprived areas in New Zealand, according to a Waikato report on the new Index of Multiple Deprivation. Read more »

GMT strategy focused on Auckland industrial property

Press Release – NZX

Goodman (NZ) Limited, the manager of Goodman Property Trust (“GMT” or “Trust”) is pleased to announce the Trust’s financial results for the year ended 31 March 2018. Read more »

Tuesday Strike Action Part of a Wider Campaign

Press Release – Go Bus

First Union’s Tuesday Strike Action Part of a Wider Campaign
Go Bus committed to providing as much service as possible Read more »

Expert Group established on welfare system improvements

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Expert Group established to provide independent advice on welfare system improvements

Minister for Social Development, Hon Carmel Sepuloni, has today announced the formation of an expert advisory group to support the overhaul of the welfare system. Read more »

NZ brews set gold standard at New World Beer & Cider Awards

Press Release – New World Beer and Cider Awards

New Zealand brewers and cider-makers have set the gold standard at the 2018 New World Beer & Cider Awards, taking all but one of the 12 Champion trophies available to hundreds of local and international entries. Read more »

Bullish Budget GDP growth forecasts will be ‘a stretch’

Press Release – Milford Asset Management

Bullish Budget GDP growth forecasts will be ‘a stretch’

Milford Asset Management Portfolio Manager Mark Riggall says that while Budget 2018 reveals that the New Zealand economy is in great shape at the moment, meeting the Government’s forecast of 3% year-on-year GDP growth is going to be a stretch. Read more »

Petrol station and foodcourt complex offering

Press Release – Bayleys

Petrol station and foodcourt complex offering has investors pumped

The land and buildings housing the fuel station and convenience food court located at the apex of two of New Zealand’s busiest highways have been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Clever solutions to recycling funded

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Clever solutions to recycling funded

Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today announced funding to increase E-waste recycling and avoid it ending up in landfills. Read more »

Victory for Rural Communities

Press Release – GE Free Northland

Victory for Rural Communities- Federated Farmers of NZ Drop Controversial GMO Appeal
GE-FREE Northland
26 May 2018 Media release
GE-Free Northland are celebrating the news that Federated Farmers of NZ have finally withdrawn their controversial GE/GMO appeal against Whangarei District Council and Far North District Council (1). Read more »

Samoan language week launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Samoan language week launched
Today’s launch of Samoan Language Week at Fale o Samoa in Mangere highlights the importance of language in sustaining the community’s traditions and cultural identity. Read more »

Q+A: Education Minister Chris Hipkins

Press Release – TVNZ

Q+A: Education Minister Chris Hipkins interviewed by Corin Dann

NCEA – ‘clearly some improvements that can be made’ – Education Minister Chris Hipkins Read more »

Top Seed And Top Kiwi Junior To Meet In Final

Press Release – Squash New Zealand

The top seed and the top Kiwi junior will meet in the final of the US$5,000 Court Tech PSA Women’s Classic at Squash XL Club in Avondale, Auckland. Read more »

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