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Cooks’ growth through acquisition

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:58:09 +1200 | Cooks Global Foods

To paraphrase a 1980s advertisement, “they liked it so much they bought the company”. No, not an American shaver company, but a Canadian coffee business that was “their” previous owner.More >>

Wynyard Group Share Purchase Plan

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:28:13 +1200 | Wynyard Group

Wynyard Group Limited (Wynyard, NZX:WYN) announces the successful completion of its Share Purchase Plan, which opened on 31 March 2014 and closed on 16 April 2014 (SPP). More >>

‘Chipper’ kiwis push up consumer confidence in April

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:47:42 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence rose in April as kiwis became more confidence about their own financial position, giving them greater enthusiasm for buying major household items.More >>

Finalists Announced for the 2014 Music Managers Awards

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:14:00 +1200 | MMF

The MMF New Zealand, Recorded Music New Zealand and the New Zealand Music Commission are proud to announce the finalists for the 2014 Music Managers Awards. More >>

Wellington’s biggest property competition

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:01:33 +1200 | Nouvo

Rachel Smart has pocketed $20 000 in prizes as part of one of Wellington’s biggest property competitions. Ms Smart received a $12 000 discount off a Nouvo home and a $5 000 interior design package.More >>

Electricity industry invited to 'invest for tomorrow'

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:56:55 +1200 | Electricity Engineers Association

New Zealand's electricity supply industry gathers for their annual conference 18-20 June at Skycity Auckland, with the theme; People process and plant – invest for tomorrow'.More >>

Free tips on long term success for innovative local business

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:27:30 +1200 | James and Wells

Kiwis are known for their can-do attitude and clever ideas, but how many actually make it to market and provide the innovative thinker with the business of a lifetime? More >>

RBNZ Observer: Another 25bp hike expected next week

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:33:28 +1200 | HSBC Bank

The RBNZ became the first developed world central bank to hike rates this cycle, in March, raising its cash rate by 25bp to 2.75%. We expect the RBNZ to follow through with a further 25bp rate hike next week, as New Zealand’s economy remains on track ...More >>

Ardbeg distillery launches 2014 limited edition

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:24:19 +1200 | Ardbeg

Ardbeg, four-time winner of the World’s Best Scotch Whisky award, will launch its highly anticipated Limited Edition, Ardbeg Auriverdes on Ardbeg Day at their latest Ardbeg Embassy opening, Regional Wines & Spirits in Wellington.More >>

3-way partnership adds up for business & accounting students

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:16:16 +1200 | University of Waikato

A new agreement between three tertiary institutions provides an improved pathway for access to business and accounting qualifications. The agreement was signed earlier this month between the University of Waikato, the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BoPP) ...More >>

Mighty River Power: Quarterly Operational Update, March 2014

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:03:07 +1200 | Mighty River Power

Mighty River Power’s geothermal production was its highest ever in the period at 682GWh, an increase of 179GWh (or 36%) on the prior comparable period (pcp) – making up 45% of Mighty River Power’s total generation.More >>

Mediaworks Appoints Head of Corporate Communications

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:33:18 +1200 | Mediaworks

MediaWorks has appointed Rachel Lorimer to the newly created role of Group Head of Corporate Communications. Lorimer will oversee external communications, corporate affairs and internal communications for the Group, which includes TV3 and FOUR, radio ...More >>

Franchising Sentiment Shows Continued Optimism

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:04:57 +1200 | Franchize Consultants

The Franchize Consultants’ April 2014 Franchising Confidence Index demonstrates a further increase in a general trend towards improved confidence across overall sector growth drivers.More >>

Overcoming distance to improve productivity

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:58:22 +1200 | BusinessNZ

New Zealand’s productivity paradox shows more work is needed to overcome our key disadvantages, says BusinessNZ. New research by the Productivity Commission reveals the paradox that New Zealand’s reasonably robust policy settings should mean productivity ...More >>

Waikato HomeXPO a Win Win for Home Owners and Businesses

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:49:34 +1200 | Waikato HomeXPO

Thousands of home owners were treated to a fantastic array of inspiration, innovation and renovation ideas and products at the three day Waikato HomeXPO. More than 11,000 visitors to the second boutique HomeXPO, part of the revamped New Waikato Show held ...More >>

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 >>


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