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Trading update: SeaDragon FY 2015 sales to double

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:04:52 +1300 | SeaDragon

Additional Squalene supply agreements to underpin the trading performance of SeaDragon’s existing operations in FY 2016 as its Omega 3 fish oil refinery moves to completion, preparing the company for a new growth phase. More >>

NZ consumer confidence gains in March quarter

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:13:32 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence rose in the first three months of the year, as Kiwis enjoyed cheaper fuel prices and lower fixed home-loan rates, and became more upbeat about the near-term outlook for the economy.More >>

Sir Don McKinnon Patron of Transparency International

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:16:05 +1300 | Transparency International NZ

Transparency International today announced that one of New Zealand's most respected public figures Sir Don McKinnon has agreed to become its Patron. More >>

Industry warns Government of LED road lighting trade barrier

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:01:46 +1300 | Lighting Council New Zealand

A low rate of adoption of LED road lighting and an “approved or accepted list” of luminaires (light fittings) has caused some major lighting suppliers to lose interest in the New Zealand road lighting market says the chairman of the Lighting Council ...More >>

Hawke’s Bay economy gets major blast from new food facility

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:49:15 +1300 | ATTN

Pictured is a Post harvest technician at the Rockit food packing facility in Havelock North More >>

NZ central bank, in neutral, will weigh drought, higher TWI

Mon, 9 Mar 2015 10:56:44 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 9 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will probably keep interest rates unchanged this week, reiterating that monetary policy is in neutral, while revising its forecasts to take in the impact of drought and a higher-than-expected ...More >>

Ultimate Hikes Walkers All Fine

Sat, 7 Mar 2015 11:15:04 +1300 | Ultimate Hikes

That’s the message from Ultimate Hikes general manager Noel Saxon following incorrect reports that a man who died on the track yesterday was part of a guided group. More >>

Newspapers body appoints CEO

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:32:54 +1300 | NZPA

The newspaper industry has appointed BBC executive Brian Hill to head the Newspaper Publishers’ Association and its marketing and Sales arm News Works NZ. More >>

Intergen shoot for ERP hat trick at Microsoft Partner Awards

Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:26:07 +1300 | Intergen

Having been named NZ Microsoft ERP Partner of the Year for the last two years, IT services firm Intergen is this year going for the hat trick. More >>

NZ business confidence gains in Feb as ag sector gets happy

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:31:35 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence improved in February as recent gains in dairy prices turned sentiment around in the agriculture sector, and as low interest rates stoke hiring and investment expectations.More >>

Russell McVeagh partners the client choice

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:06:48 +1300 | Russell McVeagh

The awards, established in 2005, recognise partners around the world that are notable for the excellent client service they provide. They are awarded to lawyers who add real value to their clients' businesses.More >>

Itoham to Increase Shareholding in ANZCO Foods

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:29:50 +1300 | ANZCO

Leading Japanese food company Itoham Foods Inc will increase its stake in ANZCO Foods Limited from 48.3 percent to 65 percent if its purchase offer is accepted by other leading shareholders and is approved by the Overseas Investment Office. More >>

Award-winning Executive Appointed by Rydges

Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:17:50 +1300 | Rydges

One of New Zealand’s biggest hotel operators Rydges Hotels & Resorts is delighted to officially announce the appointment of Ms Danelle Ayers as National Director of Sales & Marketing. More >>

James and Wells: Guerilla tactics key to growth

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:25:17 +1300 | James and Wells

In a world of large players, naturally many smaller organisations cannot compete directly with the resources of larger ones. So innovative companies need to know the landscape, be nimble and targeted in their approach, and recognise when it could ...More >>

Kiwi (and Aussie) Innovation Celebrated

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 14:04:02 +1300 | Taylors Wines

As we celebrate Waitangi Day, a survey about innovation on both sides of the Tasman, by Australian winery Taylors Wines, celebrates the Kiwi and Aussie inventions that have made the world a better place.More >>

Low ISP satisfaction & 2degrees standout mobile operator

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 10:50:52 +1300 | Consumer

Vodafone and Spark have a long way to go before their customers feel satisfied with their service, according to Consumer NZ’s latest internet service provider (ISP) survey – both rated below average in nearly every category.More >>

Having fun while safely shifting dirt - Business Award

Wed, 4 Feb 2015 11:31:42 +1300 | Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards

“Sometimes the greatest lessons in life, and business, come from adversity,” says Business Kapiti Horowhenua Chairman, Mark Ternent. “Goodman Contractors Ltd is a business that has faced extreme adversity and taken the lessons learned to create ...More >>

Spark NZ announces joint venture with Vocus Communications

Wed, 4 Feb 2015 10:59:29 +1300 | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand has announced it will form a fibre construction joint venture with Vocus Communications called Connect 8 to further safeguard New Zealand’s fibre future.More >>

Alt Group Picks up Two Coveted iF Design Awards

Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:11:00 +1300 | Alt Group

Auckland-based design company, Alt Group, has swung into the 2015 awards season picking up two iF Design Awards, presented by the iF International Design Forum in Hamburg, Germany.More >>

Blue River Dairy Sells Invercargill Processing Plant

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:08:59 +1300 | Blue River Dairy

New Zealand’s leading sheep milk powder producer, Blue River Dairy, has sold its Nith Street, Invercargill processing plant to Blueriver (HK) Nutrition Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as ‘Blueriver Nutrition HK’) for an undisclosed sum.More >>


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