Archive for the 'Business' Category

MCH staff congratulate Jock Phillips: PM’s award this week, retiring next week

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage
Staff at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage are delighted to see their colleague Jock Phillips recognised for his achievement in receiving the 2014 Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement for Non-fiction, says Lewis Holden, Chief Executive of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Read more »

Being proactive about ‘legal highs;’ where should they be sold in Wellington?

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council is to seek community views on its policy to control where psychoactive products – or “legal highs” – can be sold in the city. Read more »

“No radical shakeup:” city council to review its social housing policy

News from WCC
A five-yearly review of its social housing policy is to be started this year by the Wellington City Council. The council is a major provider in the affordable rental housing sector in Wellington and it’s keeping to its commitment to review its policy every five years. Read more »

Paula Bennett announces plan to cut local red tape; ‘tell us what bugs you’

News from NZ Government
Local Government Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the Rules Reduction initiative, opening the way for people to submit examples of property regulations and local rules that don’t make sense. Read more »

Round the Bays gets an official charity

Press Release – CIGNA
Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Ltd (Cigna) announced today its partnership with Achilles International New Zealand. Achilles provides New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local mainstream events like Cigna Round the Bays, as well as at high-profile international events like the New York Marathon. Read more »

Two-day Wellington forum focuses on work and education

News from Ako Aotearoa
Improving the quality of work-related education is the aim of New Zealand’s largest forum on vocational, professional, and skills-focused education – opening in Wellington today. Read more »

Idata appoints Hans Beyer-Rieger as regional account manager

Press Release – IDATA Resolutions
Data storage, replication, protection and virtualisation experts IDATA Resolutions has appointed Hans Beyer-Rieger to the position of Account Manager. He will be responsible for relationship management and business development in the Wellington and Palmerston North regions. Read more »

The Prime Minister was wrong


Ill informed and simplistic. That’s the response from the Architectural Centre which has identified incorrect statements about the Basin Reserve flyover decision that were made by the Prime Minister during an interview last Sunday on TVNZ’s Q+A. Read more »

Permissive but protective? New rules for freedom campers in Wellington

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council’s environment committee has agreed to allow campers visiting the Capital to freedom camp in some parts of the city. Read more »

Capital Connection fares going up by an average of 7.3 per cent

News from KiwiRail
KiwiRail has today announced that Capital Connection fares for passengers travelling from Levin, Shannon and Palmerston North will increase for travel from 1 November. Read more »

New Karori retaining wall completed, two months behind schedule

News from WCC
Work on the new Karori Road retaining wall was completed today. The original wall at 181 Karori Road was damaged and its replacement is part of Wellington City Council’s work programme to upgrade the city’s infrastructure and resilience. Read more »

Lifejackets on two city statues to show support for Safer Boating Week

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand
Heavyweight support for Safer Boating Week is being given by two statues in Wellington. Solace of the Wind on the waterfront and John Plimmer on Lambton Quay are getting in on the act as lifejackets become the height of fashion for statues around the country during Safer Boating Week. Read more »

Trilogy International appoints new managing director

Press Release – Trilogy International Ltd
Trilogy International Limited (NZX:TIL) has appointed Angela Buglass as managing director of Trilogy Natural Products as it gears up for a new phase of international growth. Read more »

40 people losing their jobs – Upper Hutt manufacturer closing its doors

News from EPMU
An Upper Hutt manufacturer is closing its doors, giving the lie to the idea that we have a “rock star” economy or any strategy for jobs growth. Read more »

“Nonsensical” to move KiwiRail’s Zero Harm team from Wellington to Auckland

News from RMTU
The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is questioning a KiwiRail proposal to progressively relocate its Zero Harm personnel from Wellington to Auckland. Read more »

Making up for a million dollar loss

embassy oct 2014

by Lindsay Shelton
The Wellington City Council, after ten years, has decided to resume earning an income from the two billboards on top of the Embassy Theatre. Read more »

Snapper gets deal in Dublin: travel card top-ups via smartphones

News from Snapper Services
Wellington’s Snapper Services today announced it has secured a deal with global transport solution provider Vix Technology and Dublin’s National Transport Authority that lets Dublin travellers use their smartphones to top-up their local ‘Leap’ card. Read more »

After a month of testing, it’s official: Wellington is Uber’s newest city

News from Uber Group
Secret Ubers have been spanning the capital for the past month, bringing a safe, reliable and affordable transport option to Wellingtonians. After hundreds of trips we’re excited to announce that Wellington is officially Uber’s newest city. Read more »

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