Archive for July, 2012

Christchurch CBD rebuild blueprint unveiled

Comments Off | 07-30-2012

Prime Minister John Key says the new and innovative central city design unveiled in Christchurch today is an exciting next step in the rebuild and recovery of New Zealand’s second-largest city.
Today’s announcement marks the completion of the Christchurch Central Development Unit’s work over the past 100 days, which culminated in the Recovery Plan being released [...]

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Impressive projects anchor a compact, green city

Comments Off | 07-30-2012

Facilities for high performance sports, health and innovation, and a new convention centre are some of the highlights of the new central Christchurch, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.
The Recovery Plan released today showcases the new city, providing for the replacement of the key facilities a city like Christchurch requires. Christchurch will be divided [...]

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New unit will facilitate CBD investment

Comments Off | 07-30-2012

Invest Christchurch is a new investment facilitation service operating within the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA).
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the unit’s initial focus will be the local and national investor, business and development communities, with an international investment marketing campaign set to be launched in [...]

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Foreign ministers of Australia, NZ and Fiji meet

Comments Off | 07-30-2012

The foreign ministers of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, Senator Bob Carr, the Hon Murray McCully and Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, held a trilateral meeting today in Sydney. The last such trilateral meeting was held in Canberra in February 2010.
The meeting built on the positive momentum generated by the Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group (MCG) [...]

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Accord coordinates conservation efforts in Taranaki

Comments Off | 07-27-2012

Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson was in Taranaki today to witness the signing of an historic accord.
The Taranaki Biodiversity Forum Accord is a regional response to protecting native plants, animals and habitats.
Signatories include the Department of Conservation, Taranaki Regional and District councils, as well as community groups including the East Taranaki Environment Trust, Taranaki Kiwi Trust, [...]

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McCully to visit Sydney for bilateral/trilateral talks

Comments Off | 07-27-2012

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Australia this weekend for six-monthly foreign ministers’ consultations with Foreign Minister Bob Carr.
These discussions will be followed by a joint meeting with their Fiji counterpart, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
“New Zealand and Australia have an extremely close relationship. We benefit from sharing perspectives on global trends and regional matters [...]

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Minister welcomes report on OIA law

Comments Off | 07-26-2012

Justice Minister Judith Collins has welcomed a Law Commission report that recommends modernising law that controls government openness and transparency.
The first major review of the Official Information Act 1982 and the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 was released today by the Law Commission and makes a number of legislative and operational recommendations.
“It [...]

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Feedback sought on taxing lease inducement payments

Comments Off | 07-26-2012

Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed the release today of an Inland Revenue tax policy consultation paper on tax issues around cash payments made by commercial landlords to tenants.
The paper, The taxation of lease inducement payments, suggests that such payments, known as lease inducement payments, be made taxable.
“Currently, commercial landlords can generally claim a tax [...]

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Cartel Bill passes first reading

Comments Off | 07-25-2012

A Bill designed to encourage pro-competitive collaboration passed its first reading in Parliament today, says Commerce Minister Craig Foss.
“The Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill promotes economic growth by enabling pro-competitive collaboration between firms, while also deterring hard-core cartel conduct.
“Collaborative arrangements can help businesses innovate and tap into overseas markets. This is especially important [...]

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Company registration bill passes first reading

Comments Off | 07-25-2012

A Bill aimed at tightening the criteria for company registration passed its first reading in parliament today, says Commerce Minister Craig Foss.
The Companies and Limited Partnerships Amendment Bill requires every company registered in New Zealand to have an NZ-resident agent who will be held responsible if the company fails to comply with its reporting and [...]

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