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Award winning creative director joins Designworks NZ team

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:00:07 +1200 | designworks

In response to accelerated growth Designworks – part of STW - has appointed award winning creative Kerry Argus to the position of Design Director, Designworks Christchurch. Kerry’s appointment is effective immediately.More >>

Libertine Pictures and Australian producer Prospero partner

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:43:59 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Libertine Pictures and Prospero Productions today announced a trans-Tasman partnership that will see the production of new documentary, factual and drama programming in New Zealand and build on the success of Prospero’s existing factual formats. More >>

Buckley Systems Repositions for Flexible Future

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:44:36 +1200 | Buckley Systems

High-tech Kiwi manufacturer, Buckley Systems Ltd, today announced it has prudently made changes to its business operations to become more flexible in the face of developing market trends.More >>

Record entry for Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:09:45 +1200 | Hirepool Limited

Projects ranging from a skate park and a farm bridge to multi-million dollar power station and expressway projects are among finalists in the 2014 Hirepool Construction Excellence Awards.More >>

Hop on, hop off guided travel network has a new leader

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:05:01 +1200 | Stray

New Zealand and Southeast Asia’s market-leading hop on, hop off guided travel network, Stray, has a new leader for New Zealand. Brett Hudson (otherwise known as Taxi) has been appointed as the new Stray General Manager following Heather Bailey’s resignation.More >>

Commerce Commission: consumer credit community of interest

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:56:38 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is holding its first ‘Credit Matters Roundtable’ in South Auckland today with a wide range of community organisations in attendance. Today’s roundtable is the first in a series of three, each focusing on a different group ...More >>

NZ Company joins Japan's largest Internet marketing agency

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:53:59 +1200 | Shuttlerock

Canterbury based company, Shuttlerock, has taken another major international step forward by partnering with Opt, Japan's largest Internet marketing agency, to launch a subsidiary in Japan, with plans to inject $NZD 700,000 into the Kiwi business.More >>

Labour will establish Centres of Vocational Excellence

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:47:28 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will set up Centres of Vocational Excellence to boost training and innovation in industries that are vital to our economy and our regions, Labour’s Employment, Skills and Training spokesperson Grant Robertson says.More >>

Surfing This Economic Boom

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:27:04 +1200 | National Business Review

It has been another good year for the country’s rich. From the high-tech fields of cloud computing to the great dairying plains of Canterbury and the Waikato, fortune favours the brave.More >>

New player Youi Insurance to shake up NZ

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:59 +1200 | Youi

There’s a new player in the car, home and contents insurance market - Youi. It stands for You.Insured. With a licence granted by the Reserve Bank to operate in New Zealand, Youi is now ready to offer Kiwis a compelling alternative to find competitively ...More >>

MOBIT Reveals Application and Marketing Intelligence for SMS

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:47:04 +1200 | MOBIT Technologies Ltd

At the Infusionsoft annual user conference of 3500 worldwide users (#ICON14), MOBIT unveiled its cutting-edge mobile marketing subscription service which is now available in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. As a world first ‘hybrid technology, ...More >>

Equity Crowdfunder Snowball Effect Gets FMA Green Light

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:54:32 +1200 | Snowball Effect

Snowball Effect was this morning granted New Zealand’s first equity crowdfunding licence by the Financial Markets Authority and is arranging a launch date for the week beginning 11 August.More >>

Organisational Development Specialist at Kerridge & Partners

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:50:17 +1200 | Kerridge And Partners

Leadership advisory business Kerridge & Partners today announced the appointment of organisational development specialist and Human Synergistics Accredited Coach, David Fuller.More >>

Methven Charts Journey for Sustainable Growth

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:07:42 +1200 | Methven

New Zealand’s leading shower and tapware designer Methven held its Annual Shareholder Meeting this morning in Auckland. Chairman Phil Lough said that while results for year-end 31 March 2014 were disappointing, Methven’s outlook remains positive.More >>

Business - The Beating Heart of New Zealand

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:55:51 +1200 | BusinessNZ

Business lifts our standard of living and makes the way for a better future, says BusinessNZ. BusinessNZ today published Business - The Beating Heart of New Zealand. More >>

Businesses sceptical about intergovernmental action on tax

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:58:02 +1200 | Grant Thornton

Only 26% of New Zealand business leaders believe the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan is likely to be successful, according to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report survey.More >>

Northpower appoints new Chair

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:52:41 +1200 | Northpower

Nikki Davies-Colley has been appointed Chair of Northpower. She was elected to the role by Northpower’s Board of Directors. Mrs Davies-Colley replaces Warren Moyes who officially ends his tenure as Chairman on July 31.More >>

NZ businesses still upbeat, confidence on the wane

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:26:10 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand firms remained largely upbeat this month, though confidence is still coming off the boil amid falling dairy prices, a strong currency and rising interest rates, according to ANZ Bank's July Business Outlook survey.More >>

Steve Yung appointed as new Sealord CEO

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:31:41 +1200 | Sealord

Sealord Group Ltd’s Board of Directors has appointed experienced food industry leader Steve Yung as the company’s next CEO. Canadian born Yung has most recently been Managing Director of McCain Foods Australia/New Zealand and will take up his ...More >>

Address to Zespri AGM

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:37:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Zespri Chairman Peter McBride, CEO Lain Jager, my ministerial colleague Todd McLay, Todd Muller, our candidate for the Bay of Plenty – well known to all of you because of his close involvement with your industry – ladies and gentlemen.More >>

 

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