Archive for August, 2018

NZ dollar heads for 0.7% weekly fall

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 0.7% weekly fall as global risk appetite wanes

By Rebecca Howard

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 0.7 percent weekly fall against the greenback as global risk appetite wanes and the chances of a domestic rate cut grow. Read more »

Tourism Holdings’ campervan maker cleared to expand

Article – BusinessDesk

Tourism Holdings’ campervan maker cleared to expand

By Gavin Evans

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings’ campervan manufacturing business has been cleared to acquire a new site to expand its operations in Hamilton. Read more »

Men Facing “Russian Roulette” with Prostate Cancer Checks

Press Release – Prostate Cancer Foundation

Kiwi Men Facing “Russian Roulette” with Prostate Cancer Checks
1 September 2018

Urgent calls for consistency amongst GPs as attitudes and vigilance fluctuate Read more »

Auckland light rail step closer

Article – BusinessDesk

Auckland light rail step closer as Super Fund-Canadian consortium lodges proposal

By Nikki Mandow

Aug. 31 (BusinessDesk) – A huge Canadian fund manager says it will bring considerable practical expertise (as well as funding) to the multi-billion dollar Auckland light rail project, if it is chosen as the preferred supplier. Read more »

Govt transport programme puts Melling at risk

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Chris Bishop
MP for Hutt South

31 August 2018

Govt transport programme puts Melling at risk Read more »

Navy Man to Command New Zealand’s Joint Forces

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

31 August 2018
In 1984, Marlborough Boys’ College student Jim Gilmour had two months to go before finishing school, and no idea what to do after that. Read more »

Sky Tower lights up for Blue September

Press Release – SKYCITY

MEDIA ADVISORY

31 August 2018
The Sky Tower will be one of many iconic New Zealand landmarks to glow blue for Blue September, the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s national awareness campaign. Read more »

Gull holds prices down for Father’s Day

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Gull holds prices down for Father’s Day in response to all-time high pump prices

Auckland, 31st August 2018

At least one of the oil giants increased their prices earlier this week by three (3) cents a litre across petrol and diesel in response to rising international oil prices and a volatile NZ dollar, however Gull announced today they will not immediately respond in kind. Read more »

Cuts to regional roads, boost for Twyford’s Trams

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Jami-Lee Ross – Transport

31 August 2018
Today’s release of the National Land Transport Programme confirms the cuts this Government has made to vital regional highway projects up and down the country, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. Read more »

NZSA/Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency Now Open

Press Release – New Zealand Society of Authors

NZSA/Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency Now Open for Applications

Applications are now open for a $5000 research grant and residency for writers wishing to work on a project that will utilise the resources of the Auckland Museum Library as part of the manuscript’s development. Read more »

solarcity’s innovative service up for top green award

Press Release – SolarCity

solarcity’s innovative solar and battery service up for top green award
Auckland, 30 August 2018 – An energy service that has removed the product and installation costs of switching Kiwi homes to solar power and battery technology is in the running for a major sustainability award. Read more »

Urban Development Authority a long overdue initiative

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Setting up an Urban Development Authority with powers to get houses built faster in Auckland “is a long overdue initiative,” says Auckland Business Chamber head Michael Barnett. Read more »

$16.9 billion investment in the future of New Zealand

Press Release – NZTA

$16.9 billion investment in the future of New Zealand

The NZ Transport Agency has published the details of a $16.9 billion programme of investment planned for New Zealand’s land transport system over the next three years. Read more »

Taurima Vibes presents ATAWHAI 2018

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

Taurima Vibes presents
ATAWHAI 2018
In association with Changing Minds

Recognising the value of promoting wellbeing and positive mental health in Aotearoa, Read more »

Record transport investment to get NZ moving and save lives

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Phil Twyford

Minister for Transport
31 August 2018

Record transport investment to get New Zealand moving and save lives Read more »

HNZ borrowing highlights Government’s fiscal policy failings

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

HNZ borrowing highlights Government’s fiscal policy failings

The Government recently ignored advice from Treasury urging Housing New Zealand to borrow centrally to build new state homes, to avoid the high interests rates and additional risk incurred from borrowing elsewhere. Read more »

Clean, green transport turbo charged

Press Release – Green Party

Clean, green transport turbo charged

The Green Party is celebrating today’s $16.9 billion transport announcement which delivers a record breaking level of investment in sustainable, green transport. Read more »

Bus drivers picket for a second day

Press Release – First Union

Bus drivers picket for a second day following huge community support

Auckland bus drivers who work for Ritchies Murphy will be picketing again today from 3-5pm as part of strike action. The strike will include a BBQ picket – a few hours out of the day where drivers will walk off the job to have some down time socialising, something they don’t often get to do. Read more »

Duty and service focus of Tongan Language Week

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Duty and service focus of Tongan Language Week

Duty and service to country, community and people are the theme of this year’s Tongan Language Week which runs from Sunday 2 September to Saturday 8 September. Read more »

Final decision to cancel Hato Petera integration agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins

Minister of Education
31 August 2018

PĀNUI PĀPĀHO

MEDIA STATEMENT
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced the cancellation of the integration agreement for Hato Petera College, effective today. Read more »

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