Archive for May, 2018

Building facilities to cope with tourist numbers

Press Release – New Zealand Airports Association

Building facilities to cope with tourist numbers the real issue, say airports

New Zealand faces huge challenges to build infrastructure to meet the tourist boom, and airlines need to get on board, says the New Zealand Airports Association (NZ Airports). Read more »

Tencent Mobility snaps up Grinding Gear Games

Article – BusinessDesk

Tencent Mobility snaps up Grinding Gear Games for more than $100M

By Rebecca Howard

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Hong Kong-listed Tencent Mobility was granted Overseas Investment Office approval to buy up to 100 percent of video game developer Grinding Gear Games for more than $100 million. Read more »

Council green lights “Build-it” budget

Press Release – Auckland Council

Council green lights “Build-it” budget

$26.2bn investment largest in Auckland’s history

Council decides on 10-year Budget. Read more »

Oceania Natural to quit NXT, in talks with investors

Article – BusinessDesk

Oceania Natural to quit NXT, in talks with investors to raise capital

By Paul McBeth

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Oceania Natural will quit NZX’s NXT market next month, pending shareholder approval, after two years on the bourse for minnows, saying the cost of staying listed is too much relative to its revenue. Read more »

Friend and Tuarae to captain Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Rugby League

Experienced Auckland first division players Jethro Friend and Jordan Tuarae will join an exclusive club this Saturday, when they captain Auckland into battle against the Tonga New Zealand Residents at Mount Smart Stadium. Read more »

Restaurant Brands 1Q sales rise 12%

Article – BusinessDesk

Restaurant Brands 1Q sales rise 12%, boosted by extra KFC stores in Australia

By Tina Morrison

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Restaurant Brands New Zealand lifted first-quarter sales 12 percent after the fast-food operator acquired a further 13 KFC stores in Australia. Read more »

Ben & Jerry’s Unveils Flavours with Everything But the Cow

Press Release – Ben and Jerry’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ben & Jerry’s Unveils Two New Flavours with Everything… But the Cow
Introducing a non-dairy, certified vegan scoop line-up in New Zealand Read more »

Councillors fail to hold Mayor to his promises

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

MEDIA RELEASE

31 May 2018
The Councillors who today passed the regional fuel tax failed should have instead held Phil Goff to his pre-election commitment to find 3-6% in savings in the Council budget, says the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance. Read more »

NZ Sculpture OnShore announces exhibiting artists for 2018

Press Release – Sculpture OnShore

NZ Sculpture OnShore, New Zealand’s largest and longest running outdoor sculpture exhibition, has announced its exhibition line-up for this year with the added bonus of an extra weekend. Read more »

Auckland’s poor hit hardest by new tax

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Auckland’s poor hit hardest by new tax

The poorest Aucklanders will be hurt the most by Phil Twyford’s new fuel tax, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Birkenhead businesses will benefit from Skypath

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Birkenhead businesses will benefit from Skypath

Northcote Labour candidate Shanan Halbert was pleased to welcome Transport Minister Phil Twyford yesterday to meet with local stakeholders about the opportunities in ATAP and beyond for Northcote. Read more »

South Auckland hosts the first data and social wellbeing hui

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Carmel Sepuloni
Minister for Social Development

31 May 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT
South Auckland hosts the first data and social wellbeing hui Read more »

Sport and the New Zealanders: A History

Press Release – Auckland University Press

Media Release

Sport and the New Zealanders: A History

Greg Ryan & Geoff Wilson

Auckland University Press Read more »

NZ’s ‘solid’ economic growth seen continuing, OECD says

Article – BusinessDesk

New Zealand’s ‘solid’ economic growth seen continuing as investment picks up, OECD says

By Tina Morrison

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s economic growth is set to continue to beat the average of the 35 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperative and Development, as activity shifts away from consumption and towards investment, the OECD said in its biannual Economic Outlook. Read more »

Council agrees to Regional Fuel Tax for Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Council

Council agrees to Regional Fuel Tax for Auckland

On Thursday 31 May Auckland Council agreed to implement a Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) unlocking more than $4 billion of critical investment in Auckland’s transport network. Read more »

Property Council New Zealand CEO Connal Townsend to retire

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

31 May 2018

The property industry advocate will officially retire on 31 December 2018 after serving as Property Council’s CEO for almost 15 years. Mr Townsend will return as a part time consultant, while providing a handover to the new Chief Executive. Read more »

Light Rail Beguiling But Wrong Answer

Press Release – Public Transport Users Association

The Government’s recent announcements that they are to accelerate the procurement process for light rail to the airport and to the NorthWest including Kumeu, exaggerates the viability of the project says the Public Transport Users Association. Read more »

New Kiwi Ferns Coach announced

Press Release – New Zealand Rugby League

The New Zealand Rugby League is pleased to announce today, Kelvin Wright as the new Head Coach of the Kiwi Ferns ahead of the Queen’s Birthday weekend National Women’s Tournament taking place 2-4 June. Read more »

Minister welcomes 40 new Corrections Officers

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Hon Kelvin Davis

Minister of Corrections

31 May 2018
MEDIA STATEMENT

Minister welcomes 40 new Corrections Officers to the frontline Read more »

Aucklanders won’t forgive Labour for new fuel tax

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Jami-Lee Ross – Transport

31 May 2018

Today’s decision by the Labour Government and the Labour Mayor to whack Aucklanders with a new regional fuel tax will not be forgiven by Aucklanders already facing record fuel prices and rising living costs, National’s Transport Spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. Read more »

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