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Port Nicholson votes down Shelly Bay sale, citing SFO probe

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:06:05 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The Wellington Maori tribal investment vehicle, the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust, will not back a proposal to sell the old Shelley Bay defence base to local property developer Ian Cassells, following the failure ...More >>

Highest monthly rise in food prices since June 2013

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:41:24 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Food prices rose 2.0 percent in January 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the highest monthly rise since June 2013, and follows five consecutive months of decreases. Food prices usually rise in January due to seasonally higher fruit ...More >>

Overseas Investment – Changes coming

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:43:53 +1300 | Chen Palmer

The Prime Minister gave his Annual Statement to Parliament yesterday outlining the Government’s priorities for 2016. These include a review of the Overseas Investment Office which started last year. It is now apparent that the review will result in ...More >>

Icehouse Scholarship recipients announced

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:07:28 +1300 | The Icehouse

Scholarship recipients announced for The Icehouse’s 37th Owner Manager Programme The Icehouse, a business growth hub, has selected four business owners to receive their Owner Manager Programme Scholarships for the 37th programme. These recipients ...More >>

NZ services offsetting lower commodity prices, says Moody's

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:43:35 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Moody's Investors Service is comfortable with its Aaa credit rating on New Zealand with a stable outlook, as it anticipates the impact from lower commodity prices will be offset by strength in areas of the economy such as tourism ...More >>

Helping weakest students essential for society and economy

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:55:55 +1300 | OECD

Most countries have made little progress helping their weakest students improve their performance in reading, mathematics and science over the past decade. This means too many young people are still leaving school without the basic skills needed in ...More >>

New Zealand businesses need to be on their toes this year

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:51:15 +1300 | Make Lemonade

New Zealand businesses need to be on their toes this year, Risk NZ advises February 11, 2016 New Zealand businesses are going to have to be on their toes this year, RiskNZ says. RiskNZ is the sector body in New Zealand bringing people, businesses ...More >>

Business support for runway highest for two years

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:31:43 +1300 | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Thursday 11th February 2016 Business support for runway highest for two years, Chamber survey shows Business support for lengthening Wellington Airport’s runway is now the highest it’s been since the Chamber of Commerce first asked members about it ...More >>

Registrations open for TPP roadshows

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:45:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay announced today the Government will be running nation-wide roadshows on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). “The roadshows are for interested members of the public to learn more about this important trade agreement, and to ...More >>

NZ credit, debit card retail spending rises in January

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:50:18 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards rose in January, led by hospitality and durables, while the falling price of petrol led to lower expenditure on fuel.More >>

New PGP programme sets sights on strong wool

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:22:19 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new collaboration between The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), announced today, aims to deliver premiums for New Zealand's strong wool sector—a partnership that could see an additional $335 million contribution ...More >>

New PGP programme to boost wool industry

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:20:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 10 February 2016 Media Statement New PGP programme to boost wool industry Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new Primary Growth Partnership programme aimed at lifting the profitability ...More >>

Xero teams up with Microsoft

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:58:04 +1300 | Xero

Xero teams up with Microsoft to provide powerful insights for small businesses globally SAN FRANCISCO, February 9, 2016 — Xero , (@Xero) today unveiled an integration with Microsoft Power BI to deliver Xero’s 600,000 users an easier way to access ...More >>

Patents Bill passes first reading

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:46:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the next step in establishing a single trans-Tasman patent attorney regime following the first reading of the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment ...More >>

Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 17:12:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government is continuing to implement its plan to build a faster-growing economy with more jobs and rising incomes, and to support New Zealanders and their families. More >>

Auckland home values edge down while regions rise

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:50:03 +1300 | QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for January have decreased by 0.3% over the past month, which is the result of a 0.5% decrease in the Auckland region in the month since December 2015.More >>

James Shaw's Commencement Debate Speech

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:02:44 +1300 | Green Party

Ki a koutou ōku hoa Pāremata, huri noa i te Whare, ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa. More >>

NZ’s payroll system needs urgent attention: MYOB

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 12:16:36 +1300 | MYOB

Local payroll regime one of world’s most complex New solutions to ‘reimagine’ payroll system will boost business and employment More >>

Navman Wireless Australia acquires Transtech Driven

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:07:45 +1300 | Navman Wireless

Purchase advances Navman Wireless Australia’s transport suite with compliance solutions SYDNEY, Australia, 8 February 2016 – Navman Wireless Australia Pty Ltd, has acquired the business known as Transtech Driven which is located in Melbourne, ...More >>

Hosted buyer applications open for 20th CINZ Meetings

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:46:10 +1300 | CINZ

Hosted buyer applications open for 20th CINZ MEETINGS Exciting connections are on the cards for the 20th MEETINGS exhibition run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) in Auckland this June. CINZ Chief Executive Sue Sullivan says hosted ...More >>


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