Gentrack posts $8.7M loss on CA Plus write-down

Article – BusinessDesk

Gentrack posts $8.7M loss on CA Plus write-down
By Gavin Evans

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Utilities software specialist Gentrack Group has reported an $8.7 million first-half loss after writing off the value of airport software developer CA Plus it acquired in 2017. Read more »

Westpac on RBNZ capital proposals

Article – BusinessDesk

Westpac says RBNZ capital proposals would add $6,000 p.a. to an Auckland mortgage
By Jenny Ruth

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Westpac says the Reserve Bank’s bank capital proposals will mean homeowners with an average mortgage in Auckland will be paying about $6,000 a year more in interest. Read more »

The creative team for WOW 2019 Awards Show revealed

Press Release – WOW Awards

Some of the best and brightest creative minds from both sides of the Tasman have been brought together to create this year’s World of WearableArt® (WOW) Awards Show. Read more »

Eliza McCartney steps up for the environment

Press Release – Project Crimson

Trees That Count is thrilled to be working with pole-vaulting Olympic medallist Eliza McCartney, who joins the organisation as brand ambassador in May 2019. Read more »

Sexual Violence Response Service for Ethnic Communities

Press Release – SHAMA

Press Release: Sexual Violence Response Service for Ethnic Communities

The government spending more to help survivors recover from sexual violence is great news according to ethnic communities – who have plans to develop a national specialist service for victims. Read more »

Ryman hikes dividend as annual earnings grow

Article – BusinessDesk

Ryman hikes dividend as annual earnings grow on wider development margin
By Paul McBeth

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Ryman Healthcare will pay a bigger return to shareholders after chalking up another record earnings result on wider development margins, despite slowing sales. Read more »

Neil Young’s Live Rust 40th anniversary concert tour

Press Release – Sandra Roberts

New Zealand’s finest artists & musicians recreate


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Harsh penalties handed down to illegal dumpers

Press Release – Auckland Council

Friday 24 May 2019
Home detention and financial penalties have been handed down to two people and a company for illegally dumping oil drums in Manurewa and the Waitākere Ranges earlier this year. Read more »

New roof for The Trusts Arena

Press Release – Trusts Arena

Work on The Trusts Arena roof will begin in late July and is expected to last for 12 months, but
shouldn’t cause any disruption to events or users of the Arena. Read more »

Scott McLaughlin’s road to redemption

Press Release – Highlands Motorsport Park

What a difference a year makes. Sunday, November 26, 2017 was the lowest moment of Scott McLaughlin’s racing career. He suffered a heartbreaking defeat in the final event of the 2017 Supercars Championship on the streets of Newcastle. Twelve months later on Sunday, November 25, 2018, McLaughlin clinched his first title in the most thrilling of circumstances. Read more »

Youth groups collaborate to Elbow Elders for climate action

Press Release – Generation Zero

Friday May 24, 2019
Generation Zero and School Strike 4 Climate are launching their Elbow Your Elders campaign today to coincide with the strikes happening around the country. Both groups recognise the need for the Zero Carbon Act to be more ambitious and strong enough to tackle climate change. Read more »

Stabbing in East Tamaki

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Inspector Kai Shao:

Police are investigating a serious assault after two people were allegedly stabbed in East Tamaki early this morning. Read more »

Top talent celebrated at 15th annual Pacific Music Awards

Press Release – Pacific Music Awards

The Pacific music industry was in full celebration tonight as the winners for the 15th annual Pacific Music Awards were announced at the Vodafone Event Centre in Manukau, Auckland. Read more »

Auckland man claims $9.2 million Powerball prize

Press Release – Lotto New Zealand

An Auckland man’s working day has gone from ordinary to extraordinary after discovering he is now $9.2 million richer thanks to Powerball. Read more »

Petition to tax sugary drinks can’t be ignored (again)

Press Release – University of Auckland

Aotearoa New Zealand is spending more than $20 million every year to anaesthetise children so they can undergo multiple tooth extractions as a consequence of consuming sugary drinks. Read more »

New Event Aims to Add Fun into Stopping Smoking

Press Release – ProCare Health

New Event Aims to Add Fun into Stopping Smoking for Māori Women
Ready Steady Wahine launched in Auckland Read more »

Debt level shift creates opportunity for accelerated action

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Debt level shift creates opportunity for accelerated action on key wellbeing areas

Welcoming today’s announcement of a change in New Zealand’s debt from 20% to a band of between 15-and-25% of GDP, Barnett said it is a step forward. It could allow the injection of $15b or more into the NZ economy to deliver some real and lasting solutions to our deep seated problems. Read more »

AIA’s new Vitality ambassadors: Ian Jones and Jess Quinn

Press Release – AIA

Rugby great Ian Jones and health and wellness advocate Jess Quinn to help New Zealanders live healthier, longer, better lives

AUCKLAND, 24 May 2019 Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – May 23

Press Release – Hansard



Question No. 1—Finance Read more »

Police make arrest over indecent assault

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Geoff Baber, Auckland City CIB:

Auckland City Police investigating an indecent assault in the Onehunga area on Monday morning have arrested a man in connection with the incident. Read more »