Archive for the 'PressRelease' Category

Silver Ferns prepare to depart for Netball Quad Series

Press Release – Netball NZ

Silver Ferns prepare to depart for Netball Quad Series

Media Update
Friday 18 August, 2017

The Silver Ferns will depart for Brisbane, Australia, next Wednesday 23 August ahead of their opening match of the Netball Quad Series against South Africa’s SPAR Proteas on Saturday 26 August. Read more »

Kiwis continue to love being rewarded

Press Release – Loyalty New Zealand

Kiwis continue to love being rewarded

Fly Buys helps Loyalty NZ deliver a healthy profit in its 21st year
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A national languages policy for New Zealand

Press Release – AUT University

A national languages policy for New Zealand

New Zealand is more ethnically and linguistically diverse than ever before. Read more »

Aggravated robbery in Takanini

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Aggravated robbery in Takanini

Please attribute to Inspector Shawn Rutene, Counties Manukau Police.

At approximately 1.30pm today Police received reports of an aggravated robbery at a Post Shop/Kiwi Bank in Takanini. Read more »

Making Waitākere Ranges a national park will not help kauri

Press Release – Auckland Council

Local board says making Waitākere Ranges a national park will not help kauri – more funding will

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board says more funding is the answer to fighting kauri dieback disease – not turning the Waitākere Ranges into a national park as recently suggested by Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett. Read more »

Govt freeing up land in Queenstown

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Amy Adams
Minister for Social Housing

18 August 2017
Media Statement

Govt freeing up land in Queenstown

The Government is extending the successful Crown Land Programme to Queenstown, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams announced today. Read more »

CBL shares fall 12% as reserves increase dents profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Update: CBL shares fall 12% as reserves increase dents profit

(Updates to add market reaction, comment from analyst)

By Rebecca Howard Read more »

Man from Takanini assault identified

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Man from Takanini assault identified

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Karen Bright, Counties Manukau Police. Read more »

Winston’s minimum wage will kill Northland

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Winston’s minimum wage will kill Northland

Winston Peters’ idea of raising the minimum wage to $20 will have a devastating effect on employment, especially in areas like Northland. Read more »

Spark chases quantum leap in 2019 earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Spark chases quantum leap in 2019 earnings in latest transformation

By Paul McBeth

Aug. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand wants a “significant” increase in earnings from the 2019 June year after what will be a step up in the cost of its ‘Quantum Programme’ which it says will transform the country’s largest telecommunications company into the operator with the lowest costs. Read more »

Tri-Nation Co-lab takes place in Edinburgh

Press Release – Creative New Zealand

Tri-Nation Co-lab takes place in the world’s leading festival city

Performing artists from New Zealand, Hong Kong and Scotland will come together at the Edinburgh art festivals in August for a new programme that incentivises fresh ways of working with international peers to create new work. Read more »

Melanie Spencer Joins Strategy Auckland

Press Release – Strategy Auckland

Melanie Spencer Joins Strategy Auckland

18th of August 2017 – Strategy Creative Auckland’s studio will have a new Managing Partner from Monday with Melanie Spencer stepping into the role. Read more »

Q Theatre Unveils Venue-Wide Bi-Lingual Signage

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

Not Just the Wharepaku – Q Theatre Unveils Venue-Wide Bi-Lingual Signage

Auckland’s Q Theatre has joined the growing movement of organisations recognising the importance of te reo Māori by unveiling a venue-wide suite of bi-lingual signage. Read more »

Increased flights on Bangkok to Auckland route

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport welcomes increased flights on Bangkok to Auckland route
Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement by Thai Airways that it will increase flights on its Bangkok to Auckland service. Read more »

Steel & Tube annual profit drops 22%

Article – BusinessDesk

Steel & Tube annual profit drops 22% in ‘highly competitive’ construction sector

By Tina Morrison

Aug. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Steel & Tube posted a 22 percent drop in annual profit after the year-earlier earnings were boosted by a property sale. It reduced its dividend payment and said business performance hadn’t met its expectations. Read more »

Auckland Overnight motorway closures 20 – 26 August 2017

Press Release – NZTA


Overnight motorway closures
20 – 26 August 2017

The NZ Transport Agency advises of the following closures for motorway improvements. Read more »

PSA Launches Progressive Thinking on Housing Booklet

Press Release – PSA

PSA launches Progressive Thinking on Housing booklet

WHAT: The launch of the PSA’s Progressive Thinking: ten perspectives on housing; a booklet featuring ten leading authors, academics and campaigners writing journalistically on a range of topics in housing. Read more »

$35m for advanced genomics research

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith

Minister of Science and Innovation
18 August 2017 Read more »

CBL says 1H earnings dropped 36% due to increased reserves

Article – BusinessDesk

CBL says 1H earnings dropped 36% due to increased reserves

By Rebecca Howard

Aug. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland-based credit surety and financial risk insurer CBL Corp says first half operating earnings fell 36 percent, largely due to a $16.5 million increase in CBL Insurance’s reserves to cover future claims, although revenue growth was still strong. Read more »

UPDATE: Spark annual profit climbs 13% as sales tick up

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: Spark annual profit climbs 13% as sales tick up, chairman Verbiest signals exit
By Paul McBeth

Aug. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand boosted annual profit 13 percent as the country’s biggest telecommunications company eked out small sales growth and continued its focus on stripping out costs, and signalled a changing of the guard with chairman Mark Verbiest planning to stand down in November. Read more »

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