“Sensationalist” claims about extensive Chinese influence in New Zealand highlight the importance of the knowledge and understanding the Victoria University of Wellington-led New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre (NZCCRC) brings to public debate, says the Centre’s new Director.
MediaWorks Investments says rebranding its TV product, and an obsessive focus on prime time local content and the 25-54 demographic will see the company move back to profitability - potentially this year
The Council of Trade Unions said that new research released this morning by public policy researchers at Motu shows parenthood is undervalued by employers as skilled but unpaid work, with mothers being impacted by a lifelong ‘parenthood penalty’.
Digital Technologies has just been added to the New Zealand curriculum. Also bewilderingly referred to as computing, computational thinking, computer science or coding, the subject is being taught from primary school level.
Thursday’s budget shows that the economic diversification needed for a just transition for workers affected by climate change is under way, and the next step is a scaled up worker adjustment package, the CTU said today.
Bob Dylan will play at least two New Zealand shows this year. One of the most successful and longest lasting voices in pop music, Bob Dylan has announced he will play a show in Auckland and Christchurch this year.
Oasis Engineering testing facilities have been working to capacity with one of their new products a Light Duty CNG Fill Valve and Transit Nozzle recently released to the market. With intuitive fill valve and nozzle operation, the full flow fill valve & fuelling nozzle redefines the flow rate standard for NGV gas deliveryis. These fill valves are used for a wide range of vehicles which include private passenger cars, busses and trucks that are using CNG or Bio-Gas, as well as trailer load/unload systems.
Over 5,000 taxpayers have signed the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union’s petition to end taxpayer funding for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a subsidiary of the Clinton Foundation. In addition, 1,231 people have personally written to Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters urging him to redirect the funding to a better cause. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The public response on this issue has been overwhelming, with 5,300 signatures collected over the last few days.” “The message from the public is clear: there are higher priorities for spending taxpayer dollars, and MFAT shouldn’t be using the aid budget to…
Apr 30 - He said the entire project was through trial and error – piecing together different scraps like a giant jigsaw puzzle. Dickie sourced most of the scrap metal from a large bin at his work. The train's wheels were bought on Trade Me for $240. "I must admit there was the cost of a few beers sitting and studying …
A landmark warehouse and showroom property in the sought-after Christchurch industrial suburb of Hornby is being offered to investors through a proportionate ownership scheme. Silverfin Capital Ltd has appointed Colliers International to market the syndication of 704 Halswell Junction Rd, Hornby. Colliers’ syndications director Charlie Oscroft says it is an opportunity to secure a foothold in New Zealand’s buoyant industrial property sector without significant capital outlay. Oscroft adds that the 22,004sq m industrial property is the flagship facility of long-term tenant Metropolitan Glass and Glazing Ltd (Metro Glass), a leading manufacturer and installer of double glazed windows and doors. The…
A contract to re-clad the Scott building has been signed between Counties Manukau Health and Hawkins 2017 Ltd, a subsidiary of Downer. The contract represents an important first step in fixing a number of Counties Manukau DHB facilities.
Apr 13 - Banning new offshore gas exploration "has significant implications for long-term gas supply" says Methanex New Zealand, which uses around 40 percent of all natural gas produced in this country to manufacture methanol, mainly for export
Apr 13 - The Commerce Commission has laid 27 charges against Vodafone New Zealand for false and misleading conduct, alleging the telecommunications company misled consumers into thinking its FibreX product was a full fibre-optic broadband service like those delive
Apr 13 - The Council of Trade Unions said today that it was heartened by yesterday’s announcement from the Government of a just transition for those in the oil and gas industries, but disappointed that the petroleum industry appears unwilling to face facts.
Apr 12 - The government is seeking to head off criticism of its decision to stop granting offshore oil and gas exploration permits by talking up the potential for a major oil and gas find in the Barque prospect, off the Canterbury coast
Apr 12 - New Zealand's only NZX-listed oil and gas explorer and producer says today's government announcements ending the issuance of offshore oil and gas exploration permits "will not have any immediate material impact" on its operations or earnings, but it will
Apr 12 - The 11 technical expert advisors providing independent advice to the Pike River Recovery Agency have been invited to a four day Agency Technical Experts Alliance workshop in Greymouth starting Monday 30 April.
Apr 12 - WWF-New Zealand welcomes today's announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that the government will not issue any further block offers for offshore oil and gas exploration. While Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods releases a block offer for limited onshore oil exploration today, the government is announcing that it will progressively reduce new block offers for onshore oil exploration to zero. In response, WWF-New Zealand CEO Livia Esterhazy said "This is a huge step forward for New Zealand, and a landmark moment in the transition to a clean energy economy. "Modelling by University College London suggests…
Apr 11 - The Marketing Association warns New Zealand firms must be far more proactive about protecting customer data or risk an increasingly stringent regulatory regime Continue to full article here | || April 11, 2018 |||
Apr 11 - Australian-owned New Zealand Steel is persisting with its campaign to secure greater protection from Chinese imports, lodging its third complaint that dumped foreign-produced goods are undercutting local manufacturers
Apr 10 - A subsea pipeline which carries millions of cubic metres of gas condensate from an offshore well in Taranaki to an onshore production facility is temporarily out of action after 'bubbles' were detected coming from the structure. Gas production from the Pohokura offshore well has been halted after a defect was found in a 10.8km km pipe which carries gas condensate to an onshore production station operated by Shell New Zealand. The 10.8km pipeline carried up to 13 million cubic metres a day of gas condensate from offshore to the Pohokura production station to be processed into natural…
Apr 10 - The Government wants less “combat and conflict” in industrial relations. That could lead it to helping fund an innovative approach being championed by some of New Zealand’s biggest companies. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
Apr 10 - Remember last year's wave of tech support scams, where you received calls from a foreign sounding "technician" asking for access to your Windows computer as well as your credit card details? They have been replaced this year by the robocall, a less intrusive scam that simply places a call to your landline or mobile, often from an exotic calling code like Cuba (+53) or Tunisia (+216). When you pick up there is usually silence at the other end. Out of curiosity or fear of missing an important call, some of us call back the number, unwittingly connecting…
Apr 05, 2018 - Lyttelton Port Co workers belonging to the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) will begin striking again later this month as the union and maritime hub operator remain in dispute over pay and rosters
Apr 04, 2018 - National Road Carriers Association, the nation’s leading road transport organisation wants to see the benefits of the Government’s proposed nationwide fuel tax but warns it will have consequences.
Apr 04, 2018 - The New Zealand government's operating surplus is still running ahead of expectations in the first eight months of the financial year as high employment rates bolster income and consumption taxes Continue here to read full article | || April 04, 2018 |||
Apr 04, 2018 - New car sales rose in March as demand for commercial vehicles underpinned a recovery from February's decline when several cargo ships were turned away at the border on biosecurity grounds
The legislation enabling a fuel tax in Auckland to help finance transport infrastructure improvements may go further – as far as right around the country. But Transport Minister Phil Twyford says that that can’t happen during the current term of government.
Mar 28, 2018 - Finance Minister Grant Robertson has been quick to rule out scrapping the government's Budget Responsibility Rules after the Council of Trade Unions said today they were too restrictive to allow necessary investment in public services and infrastructure.
Mar 28, 2018 - Singapore - Asia remains a growth favourite for businesses and investors even if tensions between the US and China escalate into a full-blown trade war, according to Singapore's Economic Development Board.
Mar 28, 2018 - Anchor cheese is back and this time there’s a guaranteed lactose free option. For years milk, butter and yoghurt have all been part of Fonterra’s Anchor range and now cheese is coming into the fold.
Mar 28, 2018 - Difficult ground conditions have slowed efforts to repair a significant washout on State Highway 1 in the Far North, but the NZ Transport Agency says it will have the road open before Easter.
Mar 28, 2018 - CERT NZ has today released its final figures for 2017, showing that New Zealanders reported more than $5.3 million lost to cyber security issues to CERT NZ, New Zealand’s dedicated cyber security unit.
Mar 28, 2018 - Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg will not answer questions from British lawmakers over a scandal in which the social media network let millions of users' data get into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, The Telegraph newspaper and the BBC reported reports RadioNZ.
Mar 27, 2018 - New Zealand's government expects moving away from using fossil fuels will take several decades so the economy and affected industries have time to adjust, the Minister of Energy, Megan Woods, told the country's main annual oil and gas conference in Wellington
Artificial intelligence (AI) will have an extreme impact on New Zealand’s agriculture and health sectors in the next decade. That’s according to a white paper launched today by New Zealand’s innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation, which involved leaders in AI, including technical experts and business innovators. Released ahead of AI Day on 28 March, the white paper predicts how AI will affect our agriculture, digital, energy and health sectors within the next few years. It details how different AI technologies will disrupt each sector in waves and showcases local examples of AI-powered businesses. Callaghan Innovation Chief Executive, Vic Crone, says that…
mar 26, 2018 - EuroNews - The State Department on Thursday announced the sale of 6,700 anti-tank missiles to Saudi Arabia, hours after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to discuss the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen.
Mar 26, 2018 - New York - Stephanie Clifford, a pornographic film star known as Stormy Daniels, says she had an affair with Donald J. Trump. To many in the capital, she has become an unexpected force, but those who know her view the moment differently. An article by Matt Flegenheimer, Rebecca R. Ruiz and Katie Van Syckle.
Mar 23, 2018 - France - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has told magistrates that accusations of illicit Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign were a web of lies that had made his life "hell" and lost him a re-election bid in 2012.
The blue passports that will be given to UK citizens after Brexit will be made by a French-Dutch firm, it has been revealed. In an interview on BBC Four's Today Programme, the head of the company that currently manufactures the UK's passports revealed that the new £490 million contract had been won by Gemalto, a company based in France and the Netherlands.
Mar 23, 2018 - WEBWIRE – During World Water Day, Pernod Ricard will report on global projects to ensure sustainable water resources while upholding water quality and availability. Steps taken are part of Pernod Ricard 2010-2020 environmental roadmap, for which the Company will also talk about key progress made.
Mar 22, 2018 - England - UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that the nerve agent attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal was designed to bolster support ahead of the recent Russian elections.
Mar 21, 2018 - WASHINGTON (AP) — When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held up a can of Campbell's soup in a CNBC interview to make the case that the Trump administration's steel and aluminum tariffs were "no big deal," the canning industry begged to disagree — and they were hardly alone.
Mar 21, 2018 - BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The world's top financial officials made a call Tuesday for open trade and more dialogue at a time of growing criticism that tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump might trigger a global trade war.
Mar 21, 2018 - Australia - Delivery network Fastway Couriers has celebrated reaching 25 years of operation in Australia. The milestone was recognised at the company’s annual convention, held this year in Uluru, Northern Territory.
Mar 20, 2018 - The USGA and The R&A have unveiled the new Rules of Golf, to be implemented January 1, 2019. The USGA and The R&A finalized golf's new Rules this month after an extensive review that included a request for feedback from the global golf community on the proposed changes. Golfers can now access the official 2019 Rules of Golf by visiting RandA.org or usga.org/rules.