Archive for the 'Business' Category

Property owners want change in rating system

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand
The Property Council’s Wellington branch is calling for the city to scrap business differentials and replace it with targeted rates. Read more »

45 minutes to Taupo: Sounds Air expanding to 100,000 regional seats

Press Release – Wellington Airport Limited
Sounds Air announced today that they will be introducing daily flights between Wellington and Taupo in the next few months. With existing routes to Wanganui, Blenheim, Nelson, Picton and Paraparaumu , Sounds Air will deliver 100,000 seats a year of regional air capacity. Read more »

Film Archive names new chief executive

News from Nga Taonga
The Chair of the Board of Trustees of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Jane Kominik, has today announced the appointment of Rebecca Elvy as Chief Executive of Ngā Taonga. Read more »

Young Wellington designer wins 11th iD International Emerging Design award

Press Release – iD fashion Show
Young Wellington fashion designer Steve Hall has taken out the top prize at the 11th annual iD International Emerging Designer Awards held at the Town Hall in Dunedin. Read more »

Wellington’s native birds at risk after traps destroyed or vandalised

News from WCC
Traps set to catch predators and protect Wellington’s native birds are being deliberately vandalised. Read more »

Best Eggs awarded at CQ Hotels

Press Release – Business and Community Shares
Three of New Zealand’s most well known companies: Fonterra, Deloitte and The Warehouse were tonight crowned “Good Business Eggs” in recognition of their work in the community sector. Whilst these companies might be better known for the scale of their business activities, they also demonstrate significant commitments to their various community initiatives. Read more »

Traffic disruptions, road closures during Anzac Parade

News from Wellington City Council
Friday’s Anzac commemoration parade, and Saturday’s Anzac Day Services, will disrupt travel around and through Wellington’s CBD. We are expecting big crowds and therefore people going to these events are asked to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel. Read more »

74% of Wellington businesses are worrying about online security

Press Release – The Agency Communications
Losing access to data, having business information hacked and even snooping foreign governments are among the concerns of local SMEs expressed in the latest MYOB Digital Nation report. Read more »

No consultation, no analysis, no logic

by Richard Brown
Consultation on the Petone to Grenada link road and the north of Tawa options seems to have been a catch cry, not a serious exercise, for the NZ Transport Agency. Read more »

Pizza survey shows Wellingtonians prefer cheapest, not healthiest

Press Release – Dinniss
A new survey by consumer research company Canstar Blue shows that Wellingtonians are the least likely (equal with Waikato and Canterbury) to care where they buy their pizza from as long as it’s the cheapest (22%), least likely to always end up adding extras to their order (35%), least likely (equal with Bay of Plenty) to usually choose one of the lower calorie options when choosing pizza (11%) and least likely to say that pizza is their favourite takeaway food (20%). Read more »

Save Campbell Live: Wellington rally and march to TV3 offices today

Report from Jo Bond for Save Campbell Live
There will be a nationwide day of action for Save Campbell Live this Friday. Details of the rallies are as follows: Read more »

NZ Art Show salutes its sponsor

Press Release – NZ Art Show
This year’s NZ Art Show will be the 12th consecutive show. At the preview event at the Museum Art Hotel in Wellington, the Show’s executive director Carla Russell commended the ASB Bank for their support. Read more »

After raising $1m, Syl Semantics appoints two new directors

Press Release – SYL Semantics
Wellington-based software company Syl Semantics today announced that on the back of a successful capital raising, it has appointed two non-executive directors to its board, Murray Nash and Gene Turner. Murray Nash has been appointed board Chairman. Read more »

Earnest are honest about juicing

Morgan West

Scoop report and photos by Francis Cook
A new juice bar and café quietly opened its doors on the 18th of March. Housed in the small, industrial, former loading bay of a Garrett Street building, Earnest has a pared back, Spartan look. Splashes of colour come from the plants and fruit littered around the shop while, on a good day, sun-light beams through the wide open doors. Read more »

Biz Dojo chosen as city council’s partner to create Tech Hub in Tory Street

News from WCC
A new place for Wellington’s innovative tech community to connect, collaborate and generate exciting ideas is a step closer with today’s decision by the Wellington City Council’s economic growth committee to support the business case for establishing a Tech Hub. Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union questions council support for Tech Hub

News from Taxpayers’ Union
The Taxpayers’ Union is cautioning the Wellington City Council’s proposed ‘economic development’ venture which may see ratepayer money used to compete against existing Wellington property owners. Read more »

Too many poker machine venues? Council wants to allow more of them

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council’s policy covering non-casino gaming machines – or pokie machines and gambling at TABs is up for review. Written submissions are now being called for on the policy which manages the risk of gambling harm and a framework for how gambling is managed in the city. Read more »

New bylaw for risky verandahs – their owners can be forced to fix them

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council Transport and Urban Development Committee have agreed to a draft verandahs bylaw that will go to public consultation from 8 May. Read more »

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