Archive for March, 2017

NZ dollar ends first quarter weaker than RBNZ forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is weaker than the central bank forecast on a trade-weighted basis at the end of the first quarter, although it has largely held its ground against the greenback, benefiting from disappointment over … Read more »

From Norway with Sustainable Love

Press Release – solPR

Natalie and Mikkel Becker-Aakervik are a dynamic duo working side by side in the film and television industry. The pair are based in Oslo, Norway, and that is where a date with fate saw them bumping into an equally irrepressible Kiwi couple, Steve … Read more »

McClay put the kaibosh on Landcorp name change plan

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Government-owned farmer Landcorp was rebuffed by State-Owned Enterprises Minister Todd McClay from changing its name to align its business with its new ‘Pamu’ brand, amid claims it was “a waste of time and money”, according to … Read more »

Views on wastewater sought

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Consultation on how best to dispose of Akaroas treated wastewater begins on Monday, 3 April. Read more »

New research for health and wellbeing

Press Release – Federated Farmers

New research on farm-related suicide and the factors behind it is a progressive step and will enable a more concerted focus on reducing rates, says Federated Farmers. Read more »

Strong legal sanctions against false allegations needed

Press Release – Relationship Matters Ltd

The shocking discovery in the Christopher Ferguson trial in the Dunedin District Court that the complainant in the case lied about being raped is not an isolated incident of a false allegation against an innocent party, and strong legal sanctions … Read more »

Accessible Properties acquires more than 1100 Tauranga homes

Press Release – Accessible Properties

From tonight Accessible Properties will take over the ownership and management of more than 1100 homes from Housing New Zealand in the Tauranga area. Read more »

Nicotine e-cigs will be legal

Article – Science Media Centre

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner has announced the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid will be legalised. Read more »

Death of Hector’s Dolphins

Press Release – WWF

Hectors dolphin fatalities may highlight need for thorough investigation of marine mammal bycatch Read more »

New modelling is helping to improve workforce planning

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New modelling is helping to improve workforce planning Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is welcoming the successful introduction of a new way to assess the future profile of the countrys medical specialty workforce. Health Workforce New Zealand … Read more »

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