Archive for the 'Business' Category

Home detention for man involved in $740,000 advertising invoice scam

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office
James Stephen Burns (41) was sentenced in the Wellington District Court today to seven months’ home detention for his part in an advertising invoice scam. Read more »

Rydges Hotel wins hospitality awards for accommodation and marketing

Press Release – MEDIACOM
The Rydges Hotel in Wellington has been named as a double winner at this year’s Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence – taking out the Best Accommodation Hotel category and Excellence in Marketing category. Read more »

New ICT strategy: city agency wants to help grow high-value products

Press Release – Grow Wellington
Regional economic development agency Grow Wellington has published its regional manufacturing sector strategy aimed at developing high value manufacturing. Read more »

Local spyware – CityLink offers wi-fi advertising targetting where you are

Press Release – CityLink
CityLink Wi-Fi is providing location based advertising services, the first of its kind in New Zealand. Read more »

Porirua’s makeover begins with green astro-turf under the canopies

Press Release – Porirua City Council
A green carpet of astro-turf is to be rolled out under the canopies in the first stage of a city centre makeover. Read more »

Survey in Newtown shows renters need help to improve their housing

Renters are living in poorer conditions than homeowners and are less empowered to improve their housing situation, according to a study carried out in Newtown. Read more »

Pro bono: Wellington consultants offering free policy and evaluation services

Press Release – Allen And Clarke
We are calling for organisations, whether government, non-government or community-based, to express their interest in pro bono research, policy, or evaluation services during late 2014. Read more »

Tobias Buck (short fiction) and Beth Rust (novice) win BNZ Literary Awards

Press Release – BNZ Literary Awards
Winemaker Tobias Buck won New Zealand’s top short fiction prize for his work Islands in the Stream, at the BNZ Literary Awards in Wellington tonight. His winning story was selected from almost 850 entries in the Katherine Mansfield Award category, up from 750 in 2013. Read more »

Bikes and buses – big problem with fast-tracked $11m plan for Victoria Street

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by Patrick Morgan
Expensive new plans for Victoria Street have failed to consider cyclists. Why do the concept plans show that the street will be rubbish for people on bikes? Read more »

VUW proposing to close its Māori business programme

Press Release – Tertiary Education Union
The Victoria Business School at Victoria University of Wellington has proposed closing the Māori Business programme, with a likely loss of two Senior Lecturer positions, and significant implications for the school and faculty as a whole. Read more »

Breast-screening company moves to larger Wellington offices

News from Matakina
Breast screening software developer Matakina Technology officially opened their new larger Wellington offices yesterday. Read more »

National’s business priorities aligned with Wellington’s needs, says John Milford

News from WECofC
The Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce welcomes the National Government’s 10 highest priorities for its Business Growth Agenda as essential to continuing strong business performance and economic growth. Read more »

Semi-Permanent announces Wellington participants for November event

News from Semi-Permanent
The Semi-Permanent design symposium will be back in the capital on the 4th and 5th of November. Following the success of its tenth anniversary events. and a mind-blowing Auckland season in February, it’s again time to turn Wellington’s Embassy Theatre into a hive of energy, as designers from every discipline converge to share the innovation and inspiration synonymous with the Semi-Permanent experience. Read more »

Qantas adds four extra Australian flights to Wellington in December

Press Release – Qantas
Qantas has added four additional return Boeing 737-800 services to Wellington from 19 to 23 December to cater for increased demand over the holiday period. Read more »

Three years of chaos: Wellington’s public transport plan, and how to fix it

by Kerry Wood
Since the Transport Agency’s Basin Reserve flyover plan was cancelled, there’ve been claims that it has thrown Greater Wellington’s Public Transport Plan into chaos. In fact the plan has been in chaos much longer: at least three years. Read more »

Planning for 50,000 more Wellingtonians in 2043; where will they live?

News from WCC
An extra 50,000 people are expected to be living in Wellington City in 30 years’ time and planning has started, to make sure that the necessary new housing and services are sustainably developed in areas that will benefit the city most. Read more »

VUW and MetService join forces to offer degree in weather forecasting

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington will offer the country’s first Master’s degree in meteorology, in partnership with New Zealand’s official weather forecaster MetService. Read more »

Second year of fund-raising for Zoofari

Press Release – Wellington Zoo
In-store fundraising at The Warehouse to enable children from local low decile schools to visit Wellington Zoo through The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari begins in stores throughout Wellington and Tasman on 27 September. Read more »

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