Archive for the 'Business' Category

In only five years? The airport’s runway campaign reaches new heights

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by Lindsay Shelton
Wellington Airport’s overpowering campaign in support of extending its runway has reached new heights this morning, with this advertisement showing flights from here to … almost everywhere. Read more »

NZ will benefit by $2billion from longer runway, claims airport report

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Media release from Wellington Airport
Wellington Airport today released draft reports which assess the effects of the runway extension project, including a Benefit Cost Analysis which predicts a net economic benefit for the country of $2 billion, and commenced the start of public consultation. Read more »

John Milford agrees on economic benefits from longer runway

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce welcomes the economic impact report on extending the airport runway which shows great benefits for the city, the region and for New Zealand. Read more »

Case for longer runway is “compelling,” say property owners

Press Release – PropertyNZ
The Property Council welcomes the report on extending Wellington International Airport’s runway as strong evidence of a compelling business case for the project. Read more »

Plans to create rejuvenation and new life in Strathmore Park

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council, with Housing New Zealand and the New Zealand Police, is supporting a community-led rejuvenation of Strathmore Park. The community have been asked to identify strengths, challenges and opportunities for their suburb at recent community meetings and consultations. Read more »

Chinese deal for new animation series to be made in Miramar

Press Release – Pukeko Pictures
Wellington’s Pukeko Pictures has signed a development deal with Chinese entertainment group Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company to produce ‘Kiddets’, a sister series to Pukeko Pictures’ hit pre-school animated series, The WotWots. Read more »

Hutt signs up for new-look Safe City contract

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt residents will notice new-look Safe City Ambassadors from next week, after the contract was awarded to Recon Security. Read more »

Survey shows 84 per cent support for more smoke-free areas in Wellington

News from WCC
Wellington City Councillors will discuss the results of a survey on extending Wellington’s outdoor smoke-free areas at this week’s Community Sport and Recreation committee meeting. Read more »

Five activists board government research ship, in protest against oil search

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Photos from Greenpeace

News from Greenpeace
Five Greenpeace activists stormed on-board a New Zealand Government ship this morning in Wellington and are now locked to it, after discovering it has been searching for oil. Read more »

Climate change picketers at Mobil service station in Petone

News from Exxon Knew NZ
A Mobil service station in Petone is being picketed today by concerned citizens who have called for an investigation after evidence that the Mobil company has lied to the world about climate change. Read more »

A (brief) victory for pedestrians

by Lindsay Shelton
It’s a great idea that keeps coming back – the idea of removing all vehicles from Lambton Quay. It came up again last weekend, when crowds of shoppers came to town for the Elton John concert. Read more »

Time to celebrate new Upper Hutt Station

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
It’s time to celebrate the wonderful new station at Upper Hutt. Mark the morning of Saturday 12 December in your diaries. Read more »

27 people in court after blockade of defence industry conference

News from Peace Action Wellington
The 27 people arrested while blockading the Defence Industry Association conference in Wellington last week appeared in the Wellington District Court this morning and have said that they will defend the charges against them. Read more »

WCC’s growth plan wins award for urban housing strategy

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington City Council’s proactive approach to planning for growth has been recognised with a New Zealand Planning Institute award. Read more »

AA credit rating for WCC, again; “very strong financial management”

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council has maintained its Standard and Poor’s (S&P) AA credit rating and, for a second year in a row, the rating service considers the Council’s credit rating to be higher than that of the Crown’s. Read more »

Small businesses more satisfied in Wellington than in Auckland

Press Release – MYOB
Dissatisfaction with local council support amongst Auckland-based small and medium business operators is at its highest level in over two years. This is despite increased levels of revenue growth for SMEs in the Super City, according to the MYOB Business Monitor. Read more »

Accenture manager receives “emerging director” recognition

Press Release – Institute Of Directors
In an age of cyber threats, disruptive technology and digital innovation, guiding businesses through the ‘new normal’ is the focus for the Institute of Directors’ latest Emerging Director Award recipient. Read more »

Democracy, the living wage, and Jonah

The Chamber of Commerce should be having second thoughts about its legal challenge to the Wellington City Council’s living wage decision. Read more »

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