Archive for the 'Business' Category

Coughlan gains unanimous support for harbour cycleway option

Press Release – Jo Coughlan
An iconic harbourside cycleway from the city to the Eastern Suburbs is now a step closer as councillors voted unanimously to consider the option in a rethink of Wellington’s cycleway programme today. Read more »

Council approves “modest” 3.6% rates increase, plans to start work on Town Hall

A rates increase of 3.6 per cent was announced last night by the Wellington City Council, after it adopted its Annual Plan. It’s a “modest” increase, says the council. Other decisions confirmed last night include establishing the controversial Urban Development Agency, which the council says will “rapidly increase” the supply of accordable housing, and (at last) starting work on strengthening the Town Hall.

The Town Hall news comes in the last sentence of the council’s press release, along with building the Movie Museum and Convention Centre which are defined as being “subject to council approval.” The Town Hall strengthening has already been approved by the council – twice. Read more »

CofC pleased: most of its wish-list in in city’s Annual Plan

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is pleased the city council has signed-off most of the Chamber’s wish-list in the 2016-17 Annual Plan. Read more »

Te Papa cancels $140,000 purchase of Snell singlet

News from Te Papa
Cordy’s auction house has confirmed today that it will not be proceeding with the sale of a singlet, which had been described as the one worn by Peter Snell in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Read more »

Bus services reduced on Tuesday during union meeting

Press Release – NZ Bus
On Tuesday 5 July GO Wellington and Valley Flyer bus services will be disrupted due to a meeting of the Tramways Union. Read more »

Water quality at Island Bay and Owhiro Bay “not so great”

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Many places in Wellington City are good for swimming but a few spots are not so great, especially after rain, a new Recreational Water Quality report card shows. Read more »

New app turns mobile phone wallpapers into prime time

Press Release – Ad Cloud Company
Soon the home screen on your mobile phone will be much more than just a ‘pretty face’ – or a place for ‘nice’ wallpaper – following the launch of a Wellington-developed app that turns your home screen into a communications channel for creatives, friends, family, NPOs and brands. Read more »

They’ll be judging pork, bacon and ham in Wellington today

Press Release – NZ Pork
New Zealand pork, bacon and ham lovers pay attention – the ninth annual judging of the 100% New Zealand Pork, Bacon & Ham Competitions kicks of this Friday in Wellington. Read more »

The political backstory to the Island Bay cycleway

In addition to the finally-public safety audit report on the Island Bay Cycleway, the recent reports to the Transport and Urban Development Committee at the Wellington City Council contained another gem – the council’s response to the NZTA-commissioned (and rather scathing) Morrison Low assessment of the project. It makes interesting reading, and led us on a merry chase through the highways and byways of the council’s own documentation. Read more »

Island Bay parking changes to improve visibility from driveways

Wellington city councillors will tomorrow be asked to agree to reduce parking on The Parade in Island Bay so that residents will have better visibility when moving their vehicles in and out of their driveways. Read more »

City Council re-thinking the future of Jack Ilott Green

News from Cr Helene Ritchie
Jack Ilott Green is on the way to being saved by Wellington City Council. Read more »

Chapman Tripp welcomes a new Chief Executive Partner

Press Release – Chapman Tripp
Chapman Tripp farewells the firm’s current Chief Executive Partner, Andrew Poole, and welcomes his incoming replacement, corporate partner Nick Wells. Read more »

Russell McVeagh gets a Rainbow Tick

Press Release – Russell McVeagh
Following a six month audit process, New Zealand’s premier commercial law firm, Russell McVeagh, is proud to have been awarded Rainbow Tick certification. Read more »

John Milford supports resilience report

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
Wellington Chamber of Commerce welcomes the report of the Resilient Wellington group which identifies four major “shocks” that pose significant threats to the city. Read more »

Sam Morgan leaving board of Xero

BusinessDesk report by Paul McBeth
Trade Me founder and serial tech investor Sam Morgan will step down from the board of Xero at the accounting software developer’s annual meeting next month. Read more »

US students gaining smart business experience in Wellington

Press Release – Massey University
Nine American university students are making the most of their summer break with a unique tour of New Zealand that combines tourism with business field trips and a work experience placement. Read more »

Helen Brown promoted at Kensington Swan

News from Kensington Swan
Kensington Swan is delighted to announce the promotion of Helen Brown to Special Counsel. Read more »

Wild Strait becomes a Tableau OEM partner

Press Release – Equinox
Wellington-based software performance company Wild Strait has signed an OEM partner agreement with global data visualisation leader Tableau Software. The agreement allows Wild Strait to resell Tableau software that is integrated within its Wild Strait Performance Intelligence performance testing product. Read more »

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