Archive for the 'Business' Category

Greens’ Rimutaka candidate helps shape bill championing internet freedoms

News from Green Party
Championing Internet rights and freedoms, the Green Party has today launched New Zealand’s first ever crowdsourced Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill. With her unique background and experience in human rights law and ICT, Green Party candidate for Rimutaka, Susanne Ruthven, helped Gareth Hughes MP to shape this Bill. Read more »

Wellington hotels lift business by 4 per cent

Press Release – Colliers International
An emerging tourism boom is helping the hotel sector recover from five years of modest growth, with a resurgence of demand stimulating increases in occupancy and room rates. For the 12 months ending in January, revenue per available room rose 4 per cent in Wellington and 7 per cent in Auckland. Read more »

Returned servicemen and women offered free meals on Anzac Day

Press Release – Joint Media Statement
Wellington restaurants invite returned servicemen and women to eat free on ANZAC Day. Read more »

Catering and unaffordable hire costs

“We eschew strongly the sole-provider catering model that Westpac Stadium has adopted and regard it as a major negative to fans.” Read more »

Beervana pre-sales start today

Press Release – Beervana
Visa pre-sales of Beervana open from 9am today. In its 13th year, Beervana will be held in Wellington on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 August at Westpac Stadium. Read more »

World’s largest privately-owned yacht berths at Queens Wharf

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The world’s largest privately-owned yacht has berthed at Queens Wharf in Wellington. It’s named: The World. Read more »

Steve Joll’s modern twist on Anzac biscuit is raising money for RSA

Press Release – The Breeze 94.5FM
The Breeze in Wellington has launched a modern twist on the classic Anzac biscuit to raise money for the Wellington RSA this Anzac Day. Read more »

Permaculture event in Island Bay

Press Release – Permaculture in New Zealand
Island Bay’s Tapu Te Ranga Marae is the venue for a national gathering of followers of the all-encompassing movement known as Permaculture this weekend (25 April to 27 April) Read more »

Spending $250,000 on a problem that doesn’t exist

by Kent Duston
The city council’s traffic engineers have recently proposed that the speed limit on some CBD roads be reduced to 30 km/hr. On the surface, this sounds like a good idea – after all, the laws of physics would tell us that slower crashes will equal fewer injuries. But a more detailed reading of the proposal says that it’s the dumbest way to spend $250,000 imaginable. Read more »

The council system for stopping drinking

by Lindsay Shelton
The city council was directly involved in the process that stopped a cinema selling wine or beer to moviegoers on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Read more »

20 Years of celebrating business excellence in Kapiti

Press Release – Electra Business Awards
This year the Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards, which recognise and celebrate local business excellence, will celebrate the 20th edition of the Awards to be held in October. Read more »

No drinking allowed at Easter movies – unless you’re eating as well


by Kate Larkindale
I thought it was important that all our Penthouse customers know what is happening over Easter weekend. The new liquor licensing laws that came into effect in December are making it so we are not permitted to sell alcohol on Good Friday or Easter Sunday unless you are at the cinema for a meal (and that’s not just a bowl of fries, apparently). Read more »

Supreme Court rules against one salmon farm in Sounds, approves three others

BusinessDesk report by Pattrick Smellie
The Supreme Court has upheld resource consents for three salmon farms to be developed in the Marlborough Sounds by the King Salmon company, but in an important win for the protection of “outstanding landscapes”, it has ruled against a fourth site. Read more »

Harbour views from new $5m lounge at Westpac Stadium

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The Westpac Stadium has a new mezzanine lounge, with harbour views. Read more »

$20,000 in prizes for winner of Wellington’s biggest property competition

Press Release – Nouvo
Rachel Smart has pocketed $20 000 in prizes as part of one of Wellington’s biggest property competition. Read more »

Kaituna farmers win supreme farm environment award

Press Release – Ballance New Zealand Farm Environment Award Trust
Kaituna sheep and beef farmers Matt and Lynley Wyeth are Supreme winners of the 2014 Greater Wellington Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Read more »

Rates going up by average 2.49%: city’s operational spend totals $406m

News from WCC
Wellington City Councillors have agreed on the city’s budget and plans for the coming year – including an average rates increase of 2.49 percent – following strong community support during consultation. Read more »

Employers disappointed by rates increase

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
The Wellington City Council’s decision to increase rates is disappointing says Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Raewyn Bleakley. Read more »

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