Archive for the 'Business' Category

Miscalculations in the Regional Council’s large-budget planning

by Paul Bruce
The Regional Council’s Long Term Plan contains a number of large budget items which do not contribute towards the Wellington region’s resilience or sustainability. Read more »

Air NZ adds extra flights from Auckland and Christchurch for super rugby final

News from AirNZ
Air New Zealand will operate more flights to the capital this weekend with additional services to and from both Auckland and Christchurch adding more than 250 seats for rugby fans. Read more »

Employers welcome Chris Laidlaw as strong advocate for region

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce welcomes the election of Chris Laidlaw as Greater Wellington Regional Chair. Read more »

More money for public transport in Regional Council’s 10 Year Plan

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
An ambitious new 10 Year Plan adopted by GWRC today includes a significant investment in infrastructure to boost resilience in the region as well as new money to continue to improve public transport. Read more »

More controls on natural resources approved by Regional Council

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Greater Wellington Regional Council today approved a ground-breaking new Proposed Natural Resources Plan that sets out rules and guidelines for protecting and sustainably using natural resources in the region. Read more »

Wellington Airport gets Commission approval for its profit levels

Report from BusinessDesk by Jonathan Underhill
Wellington International Airport’s revised landing fees mean the gateway’s returns fall within an acceptable range, the Commerce Commission has confirmed. Read more »

Capital Connection to keep running for 3 more years, with money from councils

Press Release – Joint Media Statement
KiwiRail announced today that it will keep the Capital Connection running for the next three years following a funding contribution by Horizons Regional Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council. Read more »

Visitors spent $35m in Wellington during Cricket World Cup – Price Waterhouse

Press Release – Wellington City Council
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has today released an economic impact report that shows the ICC Cricket World Cup has given the Wellington economy a significant boost, with direct spend by out of town visitors of $35 million and an increase in GDP in the city by $40 million. Read more »

Spare smartphone and free app help catch intruder in Kapiti house

Press Release – Salient Eye
Melissa Rodrigues’ Kapiti property was violated three nights in a row. Her three-year-old son told her that he heard an intruder. The first time she didn’t believe him. Read more »

Can you afford the increase in rates?

by Lindsay Shelton
If you’re confident that your income will be increasing every year for the next ten years, then you won’t be worried about the Wellington City Council’s intention to increase the rates every year for the same period. However if your income is staying the same or going down, then you should be concerned. Read more »

Katherine Rich – “proud of her work” – leaving Health Promotion Agency

Press Release: Alcohol Action NZ
The public statement (below) by Brent Webling of the Food and Grocery Council, published today, conceals the fact that while Katherine Rich was a Health Promotion Agency Board member she was allegedly found to be engaging in activities in conflict with her post. Read more »

Spark Digital sponsoring a free ambulance

Press Release – Spark Digital
Spark Digital has teamed with Tommy’s Real Estate, ANZ and Lion Foundation to sponsor the latest member of the Wellington Free Ambulance fleet. Read more »

Dimension Data chosen to supply shared ICT systems to four local councils

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Following a robust and open procurement process, the Chief Executives of Greater Wellington Regional Council, Porirua City Council, Upper Hutt City Council, Wellington City Council and Wellington Water, have selected Dimension Data as the preferred supplier to deliver shared ICT infrastructure services. Read more »

Justin Lester opposes new liquor store in Johnsonville; concerned about abuse

Press Release – Justin Lester
An application to open a new liquor store at 122 Johnsonville Road is being criticised by local City Councillor Justin Lester. Read more »

Grossly misleading … the claims about increasing rates and borrowing

Slide1 rates up

by Keith Johnson
It was disappointing that an otherwise excellent and provocative article last week about curbing rates increases, by John Milford of the Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, was marred by an obvious statistical error that allowed the Wellington City Council to claim that Milford’s figures were ‘grossly misleading’. Read more »

Art Trail returns in Lower Hutt CBD

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Central Hutt Art Trail (CHAT) is back today until 26 July with local artists invited to display their work in 19 Lower Hutt CBD retailers. Read more »

IHC youth get new chances at Hell pizza stores

Press Release – Hell Pizza
Rene Bunker of Lower Hutt has just graduated from Hell Pizza’s ‘Active in Hell’ initiative. Rene undertook six weeks of paid training in the kitchen of the brand’s Petone store, learning about food safety standards and various commercial kitchen skills while gaining valuable work experience. She says she “loved all of it”: “I like the atmosphere in the kitchen; there are nice people at Hell”. Read more »

Patrick Reynolds to discuss city transport dilemmas

Press Release – City Talks
Patrick Reynolds, Martin Hanley and Anna Kemble Welch are to discuss the dilemmas of transport within cities in the City Talks series at the City Gallery. Read more »

Next Page »