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Technical Training Comes to the Waikato

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:30:16 +1200 | Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

The Maintenance Engineering Society’s 2016 SKF National Maintenance Engineering Conference is returning to Hamilton’s Claudelands Showgrounds this November with more new developments to add value to engineers assembling from all around the country.More >>

RiskNZ summit tomorrow exploring the upside of risk

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:57:53 +1200 | RiskNZ

Major power failure, an Alpine fault earthquake or a big jolt in Wellington are typical of the biggest risks New Zealand risk managers worry about but they are just two of many natural, technological and human-induced threats to be considered, Risk New ...More >>

Christchurch Barber embarks on NZ tour with US Celebrity

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 14:44:14 +1200 | My Fathers Barbers

Local Barber raises the bar in barbering, embarking on NZ tour with International Celebrity Barber More >>

Standard and Poor’s warning of housing crisis

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:17:59 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 24 August 2016 Standard and Poor’s warning of housing crisis impact on banks The National Government’s failure to address the housing crisis is leading to dire warnings ...More >>

RBNZ's pathway to lower interest rates not too fast

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:08:40 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler has defended his approach to cutting interest rates, saying New Zealand's interest rate differential is too high to leave things as is, but a more aggressive stance ran the risk of destabilising ...More >>

DLA Piper New Zealand Appoints COO

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:00:01 +1200 | DLA Piper

DLA Piper New Zealand Appoints COO Joanna Simon has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of DLA Piper New Zealand. In this role as overall executive manager Joanna works with the Board to lead the future direction of the firm. Joanna has an extensive ...More >>

NZ dollar gains ahead of Wheeler speech

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:16:33 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose ahead of a speech by Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler which may hint at the timing of further easing, with at least one further cut expected this year.More >>

Productivity Commission Urban Planning Report

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:56:28 +1200 | New Zealand Planning Institute

Media Statement re Productivity Commission Better Urban Planning Report: Embargoed 5:00am August 19 2016 More >>

‘Spark Pay’ raises prospects for front-line roles

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:42:56 +1200 | Spark NZ

‘Spark Pay’ raises prospects for front-line roles Spark has made a commitment to a higher wage economy by introducing a benchmark that ensures all staff are paid a fair, competitive salary above minimum pay levels. The company’s new ‘Spark ...More >>

Goodfellows' Amalgamated Dairies sells down Sanford stake

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:20:52 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Amalgamated Dairies, the investment vehicle for the Goodfellow family, has sold down its stake in fishing company Sanford at a 2.3 percent discount to where they trading at the time. More >>

NZ among the few nations yet to hit limits

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:24:21 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand still has room to move on monetary policy unlike many central banks that have already pulled their policy levers to the limits of their effective range, governor Graeme Wheeler says. More >>

Customer focus delivers solid annual result for ASB

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:27:48 +1200 | ASB Bank

Customer focus delivers solid annual result for ASB ASB today reported statutory net profit after taxation (NPAT) of $913 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2016. This represents a 6% increase on the prior financial year. Cash NPAT was ...More >>

Wrightson full-year profit rises 20% on lower tax bill

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 09:47:32 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) - PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by New York Stock Exchange-listed Agria Corp, posted a 20 percent gain in full-year profit, largely by paying less tax, while sales fell in a result it said showed it was able ...More >>

NZ dollar gains as commodities rally

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 09:38:58 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar joined other commodity-linked currencies in rising on speculation oil producers will limit global supply. More >>

Steven Joyce Interviewed by Corin Dann

Mon, 8 Aug 2016 10:39:59 +1200 | TVNZ

GREG Auckland construction companies are desperately looking for workers as the city enters the biggest building boom in its history. There are thousands of jobs going, just not enough trained people to fill them. Political editor Corin Dann spoke ...More >>

T&G Global first-half profit jumped 89%

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 11:07:00 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - T&G Global, the fruit marketer controlled by Germany's BayWa, posted an 89 percent gain in first-half profit driven by sales from new and existing businesses, and a one-time gain from the sale of its crate hire unit.More >>

Dairy Price “Rebound” Welcome But Long Row to Hoe

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 17:18:43 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 4 AUGUST 2016 Dairy Price “Rebound” Welcome But Long Row to Hoe While the first major lift in Whole Milk Powder for the 2016/17 season is welcome, New Zealand First ...More >>

National Maintenance Engineering Conference Announcement

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 14:51:33 +1200 | Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

The 2016 SKF National Maintenance Engineering Conference is set to become the Mecca for young engineers with the announcement today of a major conference participation package for apprentices and engineering students.More >>

Pyrios launches cloud contact centre service

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 12:05:00 +1200 | Pyrios

Auckland, 4 August 2016 – Trans-Tasman communications technology specialist Pyrios (formerly known as Agile) has inked a deal with Interactive Intelligence to bring cloud contact centre services to the New Zealand and Australian markets.More >>

Pokémon per person peaks in Dunedin

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 11:41:16 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s Pokémon population is currently in excess of 446,000 a day, according to Statistics New Zealand. Around 6,200 Pokémon are active across the country at any given moment.More >>


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