Archive for the 'Business' Category

Ghost buses, and real-time failings

Fran Wilde says the city’s real-time bus information system is working reliably. But Dave Armstrong writes about waiting for eight “due” buses that never arrived. Who do you believe? Read more »

Employers welcome simpler tax system; ‘time is money,” says Milford

News from WECofC
Moves to simplify and moderne the tax system have been welcomed by the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

$3.1m half-year profit for Centreport

Press Release – CentrePort
CentrePort posted a Net Profit after Tax of $3.1m for the six months to December 2014, up on the same period last year which was an earthquake affected loss of $0.2m. Read more »

Wellington hair salon rejects new contactless payment system

Press Release – Mane Salon
Mane Salon, a Wellington hair salon, has instructed its bank not to deploy the new Semble contactless payments system to its EFTPOS terminal. Read more »

Easter Egg hunt at Premier House

Press Release – Weltec
12 lucky children will be chasing around Premier House in Wellington this Wednesday trying to beat the Prime Minister as they go head to head on an Extraordinary Easter Egg Hunt. Read more »

More noise from aircraft – Brooklyn residents seek reasons for changes

flight path

Brooklyn residents have been reporting an increase in noise from aircraft flying over their suburb. Read more »

Four times a week: Jetstar starts Wellington/Melbourne flights

News from Jetstar
Jetstar celebrated a new milestone on its trans-Tasman network this morning with the arrival of its first Melbourne-Wellington flight. Read more »

Offers wanted for oil and gas exploration off coasts of Wellington and Wairarapa


BusinessDesk report by Pattrick Smellie
A total of seven new areas will be opened up to oil and gas exploration under its block offer tendering system, as the New Zealand government seeks to concentrate activity in a few strategically chosen areas. Read more »

Risks of deep-sea oil drilling “too great,” say Wellington campaigners

Media release from Oil Free Wellington
Oil exploration sites are now almost twice the size of New Zealand. Block Offer 2015 is yet another colossal leap in the wrong direction. Read more »

Oil drilling threatens Maui’s dolphins, mammal sanctuary, forest park

Media release from Green Party
The Government’s block offer announcement of an area almost twice the size of New Zealand and including the home of the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin and other protected conservation areas is further evidence of how out of touch they’ve become, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Who’s killing Kilbirnie’s sparrows?

bird kill

News from SPCA
Wellington SPCA is concerned about the welfare of birds in the Kilbirnie area. Read more »

NZ’s first underwater research glider arrives at NIWA in Wellington

News from NIWA
A state-of-the-art underwater research glider has been unveiled by NIWA scientists in Wellington. Read more »

Making life better

Press Release – Be Institute
We’re all in this together, as the old saying goes. One of the most exciting things about social change is connecting with other motivated individuals to innovate together, and see what comes out. Read more »

Don’t pay the airport, say ratepayers

The Wellington City Council’s website shows substantial opposition to the council’s plan to give $90million to the Wellington Airport company to help pay for a longer runway. Two days after Mayor Wade-Brown gave her support in principle for making the payment, the website shows 58 per cent opposition to such a gift. Read more »

We’ll pay the airport, say the mayors

Can it be true? Celia and Ray and Wayne and Nick and the other regional mayors have agreed that they’ll pay “up to” half the cost of extending the runway at Wellington Airport. Read more »

Mayors agree: “compelling case” to pay $150m for longer runway

News from WCC
The Wellington region Mayoral Forum has given a significant boost to planning for a 350-metre extension to Wellington Airport’s runway. Read more »

Dutch consortium in Wellington to plan seismic design of 10-storey building

News release from Aurecom
Wellington’s worldwide reputation as the “epicenter” for seismic design and assessment has been reinforced with the arrival of a Dutch consortium in the city for a week of planning. Read more »

Creative technology students painting mural in Hutt Arcade

Press Release – Weltec
Students in WelTec’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies will bring colour to Queens Arcade in central Lower Hutt this weekend. Read more »

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