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Archive for June, 2014

Nationwide provider for settlement information services

Press Release – Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced that from 1 July Citizens Advice Bureau New Zealand (CABNZ) will be the provider of face-to- face settlement information services for new migrants across the country. Read more »

Import tariffs on building materials lifted from 1 July

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Import tariffs on a range of building products will be temporarily suspended from tomorrow a measure which is expected to reduce housing costs and increase competition in the residential construction sector, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Commerce … Read more »

Reminder that grace period is over for plastic bags

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council would like to remind residents that from today Monday 30th June the council will issue strike notices to those residents who place plastic bags in their recycling. From today our collectors will be issuing a Contaminated … Read more »

Wellington Airport charges indicative of wider problem

Press Release – BARNZ

The airports decision to re-price follows a Commerce Commission review. BARNZ (the Board of Airlines Representatives New Zealand) executive director John Beckett says it is regrettable that the Commissions review was only a one-off under a … Read more »

Alcohol labelling decision a travesty for unborn babies

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

At a meeting in Australia last week, trans-Tasman ministers responsible for food safety voted to allow the alcohol industry yet another two years to voluntarily warn consumers of the risks of consuming alcohol during pregnancy. Read more »

Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Bill introduced

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

The Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill will bring New Zealand into line with international conventions and responds to recommendations from the OECD and the US around tightening our defences against organised crime. Read more »

Luxury boat-building plant closure re-ignites plans

Press Release – Bayleys

A huge harbor-side industrial complex which once housed one of New Zealands premier luxury yacht-building companies has been placed on the market for sale re-igniting the potential for the establishment of a large-scale domestic-focused marine industry … Read more »

NZ’s Top Apprentices Compete at National Competition

Press Release – Wintec

New Zealands top young apprentices will compete to be the best in the country at this years WorldSkills Competition being held at Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology) in Hamilton this Friday and Saturday. Read more »

ACT Supports call for tougher laws against rustling

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“ACT fully supports Federation of Farmers call for tougher laws against rustling” said ACT Leader Jamie Whyte. Read more »

iPredict Election Update #24

Press Release – iPredict

The National Party remains favoured to gain re-election, however still needs either the support of the NZ First Party or the Conservatives to win an electorate, according to this weeks snapshot of the combined wisdom of the 7000 registered traders on … Read more »

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