Archive for the 'Business' Category

Entrepreneurs to gain insights into NZ food and beverage

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation
Top Southeast Asian food and beverage business leaders and entrepreneurs will speak at this month’s New Zealand Food Summit as part of a programme run by the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Read more »

Local start-up wins major government contract for data exchange platform

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
Wellington start-up IT Eight Wire is to be congratulated for securing a major contract to build a data exchange platform for the government. Read more »

Five-year Wellington research project targetting breast cancer vaccine

News from VUW
A vaccine for breast cancer is on the horizon, thanks to a new partnership between Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute and the Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand (BCFNZ). Read more »

Bartercard sponsoring Pulse

Press Release – Bartercard
Bartercard New Zealand is backing Central Pulse Netball for the forthcoming season, which starts on 26 March. Read more »

Chinese Premier in Wellington for talks with PM this week

News from NZ Government
The Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be visiting Wellington this week for official talks with Prime Minister Bill English. Read more »

Brutal by design, brutal by decision


by Diane Calvert
The irony is not lost. Karori Campus (the old Teachers College) is among the best examples of the “Brutalist” style of architecture in New Zealand. To some people this type of building may well seem austere and cold. To some of us it is just like the decisions now being made on its future. Read more »

Virtual programme to help women’s careers and lives

Press Release – Kate Taylor
Business mentor Kate Taylor is planning a Wellington launch for her virtual coaching programme: Killing It (A girl’s guide to kicking ass in her career and life). Read more »

Foodstuffs HQ & warehouse for sale

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group
The former lower North Island head office and distribution warehousing premises tenanted by supermarket giant Foodstuffs has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Countdown warns about scam emails – don’t click on them, don’t open them

News from Countdown
Countdown and NetSafe are advising consumers to be vigilant as New Zealanders are being targeted by scam emails. Read more »

Karori locals invited to help develop a vision and a community plan

News from WCC
Karori residents and businesses will have the opportunity to take an active role in helping to plan their suburb’s future. The Wellington City Council’s City Strategy Committee this week agreed the Council would provide support to help the people of Wellington’s largest suburb develop a long-term vision for the area and a Karori community plan. Read more »

We’re getting a virtual and mixed reality centre in Taranaki Street

Press Release – ProjectR
Wellington’s virtual and mixed reality centre PROJECTR will further cement the capital’s reputation as a world-leading hub of digital innovation when it opens in April. Read more »

Explore virtual realities with experts – events at Te Papa

News Release – Te Papa
The ways virtual and augmented reality are changing the way we live, work and play will be explored during a four-day public programme at Te Papa. Read more »

Post-earthquake issues: “no such thing as business as usual,” says Chris Laidlaw

News Release from Greater Wellington Regional Council
There is no such thing as business as usual in Wellington following the November earthquake, says Regional Council Chair Chris Laidlaw. Read more »

Inner city residents meeting on Tuesday to discuss earthquake issues

News from ICA
Following the Kaikoura quake in November, Wellington’s inner city ground to a halt, some parts taking longer to recover than others. It was clear that the city wasn’t perhaps as resilient as it should be. Read more »

Finance company seeking $275,000 from mother of Terry Serepisos

BusinessDesk report by Jonathan Underhill
General Finance has sought summary judgment against the mother of discharged Wellington bankrupt Terry Serepisos over some $275,000 owed on a defaulted mortgage, but her lawyer argued the mortgage lender ‘sabotaged’ the sale of the apartment and is to blame for the outstanding money. Read more »

Auckland’s water crisis – why it’s not likely to happen here

Press Release – Wellington Water
Auckland’s current water crisis begs the question, could a severe weather event result in a similar problem for our area? Thankfully, the answer is that it’s unlikely due to how we source and manage our water. Read more »

Eight awards for rail safety campaign

Press Release – KiwiRail
KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ’s social media campaign, “The Conscious Crossing”, won big at tonight’s Axis Awards, taking home eight Gold Axis Awards and the overall Grand Axis Award. Read more »

Wellington unveils roadmap to promote urban resilience

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington today unveils Resilient Wellington, a comprehensive strategic roadmap to promote urban resilience in New Zealand’s capital city. Read more »

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