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Media Design School partners with PlayStation® in a NZ first

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:38:05 +1200 | Media Design School

Media Design School has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to become the only tertiary institute in New Zealand where students can develop for PlayStation platforms.More >>

Hard work pays career dividends

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:48:05 +1200 | Hays

Hard-working, proactive, collaborative, adaptive, ethical and credible all make the list of personal characteristics shared by successful CFOs, says recruiting experts Hays in New Zealand.More >>

Project management appointment to progress AgResearch plans

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:31:52 +1200 | AgResearch

New Zealand’s agricultural and food innovation hubs are one step closer to reality with the appointment of a leading project management firm. AgResearch has appointed Christchurch-based The Project Office, to plan and manage the delivery of its campus ...More >>

BlueScope Steel to buy production assets of Pacific Steel

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:49:22 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to BlueScope Steel (NZ) Limited to acquire Pacific Steel Group’s rolling mill and wire mill manufacturing operations in Auckland and its New Zealand long steel distribution, marketing and sales operations ...More >>

Consistency the key for the South Island Index

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:04:50 +1200 | Deloitte

The first quarter of the 2014 calendar year kicked off on a positive note with the Deloitte South Island Index continuing its run of successive positive quarters to seven.More >>

Budget to show rise in full-time income to 2018: English

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:10:00 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Budget to show $10,500 rise in average full-time income over six years to 2018: English More >>

New Appointment - Heritage Auckland General Manager

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:14:08 +1200 | Heritage Hotels

Heritage Hotel Management is delighted to announce the appointment of Marcus Keenan as the new general manager of Heritage Auckland. Marcus has been the acting resident manager at the recently reopened Heritage Christchurch this year.More >>

Transpower’s emsTradepoint used for NZ gas futures contract

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:01:39 +1200 | Transpower

Transpower and ASX announced today that they are working together to develop a New Zealand Gas Futures contract based on the emsTradepoint gas spot market. Transpower Chief Executive Alison Andrew said it’s great to see external recognition of the ...More >>

Earnscleugh Orchard - Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:12:08 +1200 | Ballance Farm Environment Awards

An industry leading Central Otago orchard with a long term sustainability focus has won the Supreme title in the 2014 Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Wayne McIntosh, manager of Earnscleugh-based McIntosh Orchard Ltd, received the Supreme award at ...More >>

More “under new management” signs in NZ over next two years

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:11:48 +1200 | Grant Thornton

More businesses in New Zealand than any other country in the world, apart from Finland, are anticipating a change of ownership in the next two years. The latest Grant Thornton International Business Report, which surveys 12,500 business leaders in 45 economies, ...More >>

Auckland Airport welcomes Auckland to Perth direct flights

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:49:13 +1200 | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement by Qantas that it will continue and also increase its seasonal service between Auckland and Perth. The seasonal service will operate from 5 December 2014 to 26 April 2015 and follows on from the success ...More >>

Hamilton housing market paradox: price not following volume

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:06:26 +1200 | Lodge Real Estate

Lodge Real Estate’s managing director, Jeremy O’Rourke, said the Hamilton residential real estate market can be characterised by one word: paradoxical. “In the real estate market, a common adage is that ‘price follows volume.’ What this means ...More >>

Is Judith Collins unapologising?

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:49:24 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Judith Collins appears to have retracted her apology for failing to disclose her meeting with her husband’s fellow company directors and a senior Chinese border control official just weeks after being ticked off by John Key for not doing so, ...More >>

Growing value on Hotel Industry Conference agenda

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:44:24 +1200 | Tourism Industry Association

Delegates at the 2014 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference will find out how the tourism industry’s new Tourism 2025 growth framework can help grow their business and how they can play their part.More >>

Establishing Te Puke region as a film production location

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:41:12 +1200 | Te Puke Economic Development Group

The Te Puke Economic Development Group, today announced details of an ambitious initiative to establish the Te Puke region as the preferred production location for New Zealand film.More >>

Interesting trends emerge in the credit demand cycle

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:33:25 +1200 | Veda Limited

New Zealand’s leading credit bureau, Veda, has reported some interesting movements in the credit demand cycle for the first quarter of 2014. Personal loans are up 12.5% on the same quarter in 2013. Hire Purchase applications have risen by 4.3% for the ...More >>

New ANZ Bethlehem in prime location for customers

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:14:13 +1200 | ANZ Bank

ANZ today celebrated the opening of its brand new branch at 19 Bethlehem Road, the eighth ANZ branch in Tauranga city. The branch was declared open by Tauranga Deputy Mayor Kelvin Clout at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning.More >>

Property development financiers reach aggressive targets

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:07:43 +1200 | New Zealand Mortgages and Securities

In their first full financial year, NZMS, New Zealand’s fastest-growing property financier, has achieved its number one goal. The team set out to lend $100 million in their first year. With $96.7 million of approved limits at the end of March, they ...More >>

Kiwi businesses confirm growth predictions

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:59:28 +1200 | Entrepreneurs Organisation New Zealand

Predictions six months ago of big things for the New Zealand economy have been borne out by business results according to an international survey of entrepreneurs. More >>

Diverse Farming Business - Southland Farm Environment Awards

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:50:18 +1200 | Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Kaiwera farmers Andrew and Heather Tripp, Nithdale Station Ltd, have won the Supreme title in the Southland Ballance Farm Awards for the second time. The Tripps were announced Supreme winners of the 2014 Southland Ballance Farm Awards (BFEA) at a ...More >>

 

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