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Abandoned Mining Appeal May Mean Fast Track For Coal

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 15:30:27 +1300 | Forest and Bird

A long-running court battle against a new opencast coal mine has been abandoned by the mining company today, but environmentalists are putting celebrations on hold. “While this would normally be a chance to celebrate an important victory for the ...More >>

Electricity Authority Fought For Generators To Pocket $130 Million During Power Blackout

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 15:13:24 +1300 | Draper Cormack Group

The High Court has ruled against the Electricity Authority's imposition of scarcity pricing on 9 August 2021. Scarcity pricing meant that electricity generators stood to gain a windfall profit of $130 million dollars from New Zealanders on the same ...More >>

Registrations Open For 2024 Young Plumber Of The Year

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 15:10:49 +1300 | Plumbing World

For those who think they can handle the pressure and won’t let a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity go down the drain, the Plumbing World Young Plumber of the Year (YPOTY) competition is back with a new look, and 2024 registrations are now open. Back for ...More >>

Airways Reports A $13.4 Million Half-year Profit

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 13:54:25 +1300 | Airways New Zealand

Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited has announced its interim results for the half year ended 31 December 2023, recording an after-tax profit of $13.4 million, $1.9 million higher than the forecast. Total revenue rose 24% year on year, as air ...More >>

Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ Confirms Failed Meeting With TVNZ And RNZ On Potential Newsroom Collaboration

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 13:18:31 +1300 | Warner Bros Discovery

AUCKLAND – 1 March 2024 - Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ has today confirmed that it held a meeting with TVNZ chair, Alastair Carruthers, and CEO Jodi O’Donnell as well as RNZ CEO Paul Thompson to discuss a shared news gathering operation that ...More >>

Bold Endeavours – Salmon Farming In The Open Ocean

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 13:01:55 +1300 | New Zealand King Salmon

Nine years ago, New Zealand King Salmon (NZKS) started the resource consent and consultation process for its Blue Endeavour open ocean salmon farm. Today, the NZX-listed company is celebrating achieving final Government approval to proceed with an aquaculture ...More >>

Tourism Talent Taps Expedia NZ Manager Kelly Dodd

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 12:45:08 +1300 | Tourism Talent

Tourism Talent, the premier recruitment agency in the tourism and hospitality sector, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Kelly Dodd as Senior Associate for Hotels, Resorts, and Accommodation bringing with her a wealth of experience and a passion ...More >>

WorkSafe Statement On Sentencing Of Whakaari Defendants

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 12:44:05 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

Steve Haszard, Chief Executive, WorkSafe New Zealand: “Just over four years ago when Whakaari erupted many lives were changed. The Court has now delivered sentences to those who failed their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act ...More >>

Te Mahi Ako And SCTNZ Join Forces To Address New Zealand’s Swim Teacher Shortage

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 12:43:27 +1300 | Skills Active

In the face of a 15-20% shortfall in swim teachers nationwide, the demand for swimming lessons continues to surge, exacerbating concerns for water safety. With just over 1,000 swim teachers, the need for an additional 200 teachers has become pressing. ...More >>

Holiday Parks Enjoy Record Numbers In January

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 12:41:28 +1300 | Holiday Parks NZ

Holiday parks around the country have had a booming summer, with more than 2 million guests in January, a new record for that month. Holiday Parks NZ Chief Executive Fergus Brown said that internal data and official accommodation figures indicated ...More >>

More Than 250 NZ Cheeses To Be Tasted To Find The Country’s Finest

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 10:24:55 +1300 | NZ Specialist Cheesemakers Assn

The prestigious New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards is back for 2024, with Master Judge Jason Tarrant pleased to be guiding thirty judges through an assessment of more than 250 NZ-made cheeses. Jason Tarrant notes there are a few changes to this ...More >>

Home Consents Down 28 Percent In January

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 10:24:19 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

There were 1,991 new homes consented in January 2024, down 28 percent compared with January 2023, according to figures released by Stats NZ today. “Fewer new homes were consented in January 2024 than in each of the previous five January months,” ...More >>

Open Ocean Salmon Farm A Win For The Economy

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 10:00:22 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The final approval of New Zealand King Salmon’s Blue Endeavour open ocean aquaculture project is a significant step for New Zealand’s aquaculture, and a win for the economy, Oceans and Fisheries Minister Shane Jones says. “Blue Endeavour will be ...More >>

TVNZ Announces An Interim Loss As It Responds To Challenging Economic Conditions And Market Disruption

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 09:58:18 +1300 | TVNZ

TVNZ has reported an EBITDAF of $0.1 million and an operating loss of $4.6 million for the six-month period ended 31 December 2023. Additionally, TVNZ has booked an impairment of $12.2 million, which is reflected in today’s NPAT result, a loss ...More >>

ACC Deep Cuts Could Mean Injured People Forced To Return To Work Too Soon

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 09:57:10 +1300 | PSA

New Zealanders should worry that ACC is being forced to cut spending and possibly jobs which could lead to injured people being forced to return to work before they are ready. ACC’s 4000 workers, 72% of whom are women, were told this week that ...More >>

Groundbreaking Kiwi AI Tech To Fight Vaping In Schools, Public Spaces

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 09:51:27 +1300 | MACSO

A US investor-backed Auckland company, MACSO, is using artificial intelligence to detect and measure air impurities arising from vaping and cigarette smoke. In trials the technology has already been proven to reduce illicit vaping in one New Zealand ...More >>

KiwiRail Builds Momentum, Posts Surplus In Challenging Conditions

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:44:07 +1300 | KiwiRail

Performance highlights for the six months ended 31 December 2023: Operating surplus was $40.5m, down $41.1m from HY23 as a result of general economic conditions resulting in slightly lower revenues, and fuel adjustment factor margins. It was also impacted ...More >>

NZ On Air Statement On Warner Bros Discovery News

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:40:30 +1300 | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has begun conversations with Warner Bros Discovery about currently funded and pending future content for Three and ThreeNow. Yesterday’s news of the proposed closure of NewsHub and loss of a talented news team is very sad news for New Zealand ...More >>

Commission Reviews Past Merger Decisions To Assess Competitive Impacts

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:13:52 +1300 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released a report of its findings following a review of 13 merger applications assessed between 2014 and 2019.  Merger clearance decisions require a forward-looking assessment of the risk that competition will ...More >>

New Data Highlights The Economic Importance Of Tourism To New Zealand And To Households

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:39:16 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New figures confirm the tourism industry is recovering strongly, and making a major contribution to the New Zealand economy. Statistics NZ’s annual Tourism Satellite Account shows that for the year to March 2023, tourism was generating $37.7 billion ...More >>


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