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NZ business confidence eases in December, still buoyant

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:20:51 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence slipped in December, while staying largely upbeat, as inflation remains tame in spite of a growing economy and exporters see improving times ahead.More >>

Economy grows solidly in September year

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:46:51 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s economy remains one of the fastest growing in the developed world, confirming that the Government’s economic programme is taking New Zealand in the right direction, Finance Minister Bill English says.More >>

Whanganui October Guest Night Increase Over National Average

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:44:34 +1300 | Wanganui District Council

October 2014 commercial accommodation statistics were released last week with percentage increases higher than the national average. This follows Whanganui’s strong trend to date leading in to summer.More >>

Treasury Forecast Announcement for 2015: Audio

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:57:29 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Finance Minister Bill English met with journalists and economists today to discuss the Treasury’s forecast for the economy in 2015 and beyond. The government will not be delivering their promised surplus, owing to a $527 million deficit forecast ...More >>

Rob Fyfe Joins Craggy Range Winery

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:06:28 +1300 | Craggy Range Winery

Craggy Range today announces that Icebreaker CEO Rob Fyfe is joining the award winning winery in a newly created position of strategic advisor reporting to the board and CEO Michael Wilding.More >>

Recognition of quality for Victoria Business School

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:39:14 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria Business School has had its EQUIS accreditation confirmed for a further three years, endorsing the School’s high international standing. EQUIS is the accreditation system of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and is one of ...More >>

Father & Son FastWord Game App Wins Early Plaudits

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:48:37 +1300 | FastWord

A new word game app hatched by New Zealand dad Ryan Pellett and his son 5-year-old son Christian has been getting top plaudits from overseas game reviewers and has passed the 1000 download mark in its first week.More >>

NZ consumer confidence rises from 14-month low

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:27:36 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence snapped three months of falls to climb from a 14-month low in December, as rising house prices and falling petrol costs boost post-election optimism as consumers head into the peak Christmas ...More >>

Profit for the Aotearoa Fisheries Group

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:15:29 +1300 | Aotearoa Fisheries

Aotearoa Fisheries Limited, one of New Zealand’s largest fishing companies, has reported a consolidated profit of $21.9 million for the year ended 30 September 2014. More >>

Credit Union South T/A NZCU South rating raised to ‘BB’

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:46:04 +1300 | NZCU South

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has raised NZCU South’s long-term issuer credit rating to ‘BB’ up from ‘BB-‘. The outlook has been revised from developing to negative.More >>

Public service trust and satisfaction continues to rise

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 12:19:39 +1300 | New Zealand Government

State Services Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed the latest Kiwis Count survey results, showing the levels of trust and satisfaction New Zealanders have in the frontline public services they use continues to increase.More >>

Retail card spending falls slightly in November

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 12:02:24 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards decreased by a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in November 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This slight fall followed a 1.0 percent increase in October 2014.More >>

Theta acquires Indigo, positioned as top NZ BI consultancy

Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:11:32 +1300 | Theta

Technology consultancy Theta last month completed its acquisition of Auckland-based business intelligence firm Indigo. Theta’s business intelligence team grows to more than 50 specialist consultants in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as a ...More >>

Slow start to Christmas spending

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:15:40 +1300 | Paymark

Spending during the first seven days of December has been slow for some retailers in New Zealand with spending through the Paymark network showing that although spending has increased by 4.9%, it is well below last year’s growth rate of 8.6% for the ...More >>

Mitsubishi owners enjoy NZ’s best customer care

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:13:12 +1300 | Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi owners enjoy some of the best aftersales service in New Zealand – a claim underlined by the auto manufacturer’s Customer Care Centre being awarded its 13th industry accolade in just four years.More >>

Rangatira: Steady Operating Performance in First Half Year

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:36:18 +1300 | Rangatira

Wellington investment company Rangatira today announced its interim result for the six months to 30 September 2014. Profit after tax for the period was $3.9 million, compared with $30.8 million for the corresponding period last year.More >>

Hotel DeBrett - Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers' Choice Award

Fri, 5 Dec 2014 16:08:17 +1300 | Hotel DeBrett

Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its 27th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Hotel DeBrett, Auckland recognized as #2 in the Best Hotel, Australia/New Zealand, after the Park Hyatt Sydney, with a score of 86.429, making it the best ...More >>

Export growth falls, but still positive

Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:14:07 +1300 | Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during November 2014, shows total sales in October 2014 decreased 4.61% (year on year export sales increased by 1.11% with domestic ...More >>

Entries open for 2015 NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:03:10 +1300 | NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Entries are now open for the 2015 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. The Hi-Tech Awards recognise the achievers of the NZ Hi-Tech industry right from start-up and emerging through to the coveted company of the year which was won in 2014 by Orion Health. More >>

Surging optimism among sheep and beef farmers

Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:57:04 +1300 | Rabobank

A surge in optimism among sheep and beef farmers has seen New Zealand rural confidence stage a slight rally in the past quarter. The latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey shows that while national rural confidence is still at low levels overall, a strong ...More >>


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