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1. Asbestos investigation completed

21 October 2014 12:15pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has concluded its investigation into the management of asbestos in the Canterbury Home Repair Programme and has decided not to lay any charges. .. More >>

2. Spark partners with Facebook & Twitter to Launch Socialiser

21 October 2014 9:19am | Spark

Spark has partnered with Facebook and Twitter to launch Socialiser - giving customers 1GB of free data to access both mobile apps every month, for the life of their plan .. More >>

3. Kirkcaldie posts $6.5 mln annual loss on write-downs

20 October 2014 5:44pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Kirkcaldie & Stains, the upmarket Wellington department store, sank back into the red after a series of write-downs, including the loss on the sale of its Harbour City Centre building, wiped out an operating profit in the ..... More >>

4. Kiwi Tech Startup Launches Social Media Shopping Platform

20 October 2014 10:17am | Impact PR

A new Kiwi startup is utilising Facebook integrated technology to help drive a new smartphone shopping concept, which is already experiencing significant interest internationally in countries as diverse as Italy and Mongolia... More >>

5. Burgerfuel to Open Five More Restaurants in Australia

20 October 2014 4:35pm | BurgerFuel

BurgerFuel® Worldwide (BFW) has announced plans to open five more franchised restaurants in Australia, anticipating that these will open prior to 31 March 2015. The company has confirmed that new locations have been secured in Sydney, the Gold Coast and ..... More >>

6. New Coolstores Under Construction In Te Puke

21 October 2014 12:00pm | Trevelyan's Pack and Cool Ltd

$3.5 million worth of new coolstore space is being built in Te Puke as Trevelyan's Pack and Cool Ltd prepare to handle a record kiwifruit crop from orchardists who are putting the Psa crisis behind them... More >>

7. Mitre 10 opens new store in Westgate development

20 October 2014 9:53am | Mitre 10

20 October 2014 Mitre 10 opens new store in Westgate development Mitre 10 is expanding in Auckland's new Westgate development, with its latest Mitre 10 MEGA store due to open Friday morning in time for the Labour Weekend retail rush. .. More >>

8. Key trends and demands in New Zealand's farming sector

20 October 2014 11:19am | Federated Farmers

It is an exciting time to be in the farming sector, as pastoral farming lies at the heart of our economy and how we see ourselves as a nation. We are a primary superpower that ranks among the best on earth in relation to production efficiency, environmental ..... More >>

9. MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares extend gains; CEN, TPW rise

21 October 2014 5:45pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares gained for a third day, paced by Contact Energy and TrustPower, as investors spooked by recent volatility sought high-yield stocks. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp rose to a record close... More >>

10. MyRepublic launch: NZ's First Fibre Only Broadband Provider

10 October 2014 5:06pm | MyRepublic

Auckland, New Zealand , 09 October 2014 - Committed to maximising the benefits of New Zealand's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) infrastructure, fibre-only provider MyRepublic is inviting all homes across New Zealand to experience its 100Mbps unlimited ..... More >>

11. Emerson's Brewery On The Move

20 October 2014 3:22pm | Emerson's

Dunedin, New Zealand - Emerson's, with support from Lion, has today purchased a new site in Anzac Ave, Dunedin where they plan to build a brand new spiritual home for this iconic New Zealand craft brewery... More >>

12. Orion Health confirms $120 million to $150 million IPO

21 October 2014 9:33am | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Orion Health Group, a global provider of healthcare software solutions, has confirmed its long-heralded initial public offer in New Zealand and Australia... More >>

13. Power companies face ban on 'saving' departing customers

21 October 2014 4:08pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Power companies face a ban on so-called "save" calls, where they ring a customer departing for a rival and try to entice them back with a better offer, to the dismay of large electricity retailers... More >>

14. MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rebound as yield hunt returns

20 October 2014 5:38pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rebounded from last week's drop, led by SkyCity Entertainment Group and Meridian Energy, as investors hunted reliable income in a volatile market. Xero extended its decline, dropping to a 16 month low... More >>

15. SkyCity worker says she faces losing her house

20 October 2014 10:33am | Unite Union

SkyCity worker Carolyn Alpine told the company annual shareholder's meeting today that she faced the prospect of losing her house because the company had cut her shifts from two a week to one without consultation... More >>

16. Huge growth opportunities for online aggregators

20 October 2014 1:32pm | Compare Travel Insurance

The rise of online aggregators has change the distribution of insurance products around the world. There has been huge success stories for comparisons in the UK with online aggregators now accounting for 60% of new motor insurance policies and 50% ..... More >>

17. PGG Wrightson looks to beat operating earnings in 2015

21 October 2014 10:38am | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by China's Agria Corp, expects to shrug off falling dairy prices and beat its strongest earnings result in several years in 2015 after a strong first quarter... More >>

18. Digital Transformation and Your Business

21 October 2014 11:11am | Spark Digital

Pretty much every business is destined to become a digital business. It doesn't matter how big the business, how old, or the sector or industry in which it operates. Digital transformation is inevitable. That doesn't mean every business is going ..... More >>

19. Cavalier and NZ Wool Services to merge wool scouring units

21 October 2014 4:04pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Cavalier Wool Holdings and New Zealand Wool Services International will merge their two wool scouring operations, handing Melbourne-based Lempriere the biggest stake in the new business. .. More >>

20. Ray Thomson named as New Zealand Arc Angel 2014

17 October 2014 11:16am | Angel Association NZ

Ray Thomson, the Auckland-based director of several budding Kiwi companies and a long-term angel investor and early-stage investment champion has been awarded the prestigious Arc Angel Award at the 2014 Angel Summit in Auckland this week... More >>

21. Proposed IPO of Orion Health Group Limited

21 October 2014 1:25pm | Orion Health

Orion Health Group Limited ("Orion Health"), a global provider of healthcare software solutions, is considering an initial public offer of ordinary shares to clients of retail brokers in New Zealand and institutional investors... More >>

22. Spark Makes Mobile Payment Easy for Business

13 August 2014 11:38am | Spark NZ

Spark Business has partnered with local Kiwi company Optimizer to solve one of the most common 'pain points' for small business owners - keeping cash flow steady without spending precious hours chasing up payment from customers... More >>

23. Families Commissioner steps down

20 October 2014 9:33am | Families Commission

Families Commissioner Belinda Milnes is stepping down immediately to pursue a new role with Minister Paula Bennett. .. More >>

24. New fund to assist the growth of New Zealand dairy farming

20 October 2014 10:07am | Joint Press Release

Dairy farmers looking to grow their family business will soon have access to a new source of funding, with the launch of an innovative new investment vehicle, the NZ Dairy Farming Trusts... More >>

25. The perfect pair by nature

21 October 2014 11:42am | AMG Group

Popular New Zealand skincare brand by nature proves once again that beautiful skin doesn't have to cost the earth. .. More >>

26. Drug And Alcohol Testing With Sober Check

21 October 2014 12:02pm | Pure Seo

As we should all be aware by now, the drink drive alcohol limit drops on the 1st of December this year, so it becomes even more important to know just how much we can drink before we are over the new limit. The helpful team at Sober Check have ..... More >>

27. Force owners to bring all homes up to Building Code

17 October 2014 11:13am | Jennian Homes

Home owners should be legally forced to upgrade their house to the current Building Code before being able to sell, an industry expert says. .. More >>

28. Spark announces pre-order of Sony Xperia[TM] Z3 and Z3 Compact

17 October 2014 12:59pm | Spark

Spark announced today that it is now accepting pre-orders for the new Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact online at, and is also running two giveaways alongside the launch - one for people who pre-order online and the other for people who buy ..... More >>

29. Toilet tissue and Tea take top spots

20 October 2014 4:11pm | Countdown

20 October 2014: Countdown's annual Supplier of the Year Awards saw Kiwi company ABC Tissue Products and Cerebos Greggs Ltd taking out Supreme Suppliers of the Year for the small and large business categories respectively... More >>

30. Launch of The Packaging Forum

20 October 2014 5:02pm | The Packaging Forum


31. ASX-listed Empired buys Intergen for A$17.4 mln

21 October 2014 11:30am | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - ASX-listed IT firm Empired has bought local IT firm Intergen for A$17.4 million in cash and shares to build the biggest trans-Tasman Microsoft services provider... More >>

32. New Zealand's Wool Scours to Merge

21 October 2014 3:27pm | Silvereye Communications

In a joint release, Cavalier Wool Holdings (CWH) and New Zealand Wool Services International (NZWSI) today announced that they have signed an agreement to merge the scouring assets of the two organisations... More >>

33. Skinny Mobile Halves Calling & Data NZ Standard Prepay Rates

21 October 2014 5:20pm | Skinny Mobile

AUCKLAND, NZ - Over the last ten years, the cost of living in New Zealand has continued to rise - on average, food prices have risen by 32.3 per cent, transport is up 35.7 per cent and housing has increased 66.3 per cent*... More >>

34. Blue Warehou - Quite Simply, a Fantastic All-Round Fish

18 September 2013 3:35pm | Fish of the Month

The humble blue warehou does not attract the rockstar status attributed to some seafood. It has a medium texture, its flavour is neither mild nor rich, it is moderately priced and available all year-round. .. More >>

35. National Nut Day set to be a cracker

22 July 2014 5:18pm | Prolife Foods

Get ready to go nuts on National Nut Day - Tuesday 21 October 2014 is the day for all Kiwis to enjoy and explore all things magnificent about the humble and wholesome nut... More >>

36. UPDATE: Orion Health confirms $120 mln to $150 mln IPO

21 October 2014 10:14am | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Orion Health Group, a global provider of healthcare software solutions, has confirmed it will raise between $120 million to $150 million in an initial public offer... More >>

37. NZ net migration rises to annual record in September

21 October 2014 10:57am | BusinessDesk

NZ net migration rises to annual record in September on increased numbers from India, Australia .. More >>

38. NZ, South Korea free-trade agreement looks imminent

21 October 2014 12:10pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea appears close to being inked following talks in Seoul last week. .. More >>

39. NZ dollar holds gains as Chinese data beats estimates

21 October 2014 5:09pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held its gains against the greenback after figures showed the Chinese economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter, although still the slowest pace since early 2009 and leaving open the door for Beijing ..... More >>

40. Fletcher Building sees FY earnings $650M-$690M on 2H rebound

21 October 2014 11:31am | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building, the biggest company on the NZX 50 Index, is forecasting a gain in full-year operating earnings of as much as 11 percent, driven by anticipated recovery in the second half... More >>

41. Fletcher to triple pace of home building in NZ

21 October 2014 1:10pm | BusinessDesk

Fletcher aims to triple pace of home building in NZ as demand grows, Adamson says .. More >>

42. Hellaby expects to complete at least one acquisition in 2015

21 October 2014 3:12pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Hellaby Holdings, the diversified investment company, expects to proceed with at least one acquisition this financial year as it looks to further broaden its portfolio... More >>

43. Leighs Construction enters JV with Cockram Construction

14 October 2013 4:30pm | Joint Press Release

Leighs Construction has entered into a joint venture with Cockram Construction Australia, which will give it the capability to undertake some of the large projects as part of the Christchurch rebuild. The company will be known as Leighs Cockram JV Limited.. More >>

44. RMA needs reform to ease urban development: Smith

15 October 2014 1:45pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Newly appointed Environment Minister Nick Smith has announced Resource Management Act reform to foster urban development, where high land prices and expensive resource consents are blocking efforts to provide affordable housing... More >>

45. Snap Sets New Standard for Fast Home Broadband

20 October 2014 10:36am | SNAP

20 October 2014 - Snap's national high speed 200Mbps UFB plans, announced today, give Kiwis access to the country's fastest broadband throughout New Zealand. .. More >>

46. Southern Cross Insurance sees increase in sexual assaults

20 October 2014 12:32pm | Southern Cross Travel Insurance

With a spike in claims for sexual assaults, Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) is advising tourists to be extra cautious when travelling. In the last four months SCTI has assisted on five sexual assault claims. This is an unprecedented number ..... More >>

47. Winners of Origin/Jucy Next Big Small Business Competition

21 October 2014 11:44am | Joint Press Release

For the past two months Origin IT and JUCY have been on the hunt for the next kiwi success story. A range of prizes were on offer to entrepreneurially driven small businesses with the vision and determination to take on the world... More >>

48. Farmers need to take council findings on the chin

21 October 2014 7:04pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is saddened by Otago Regional Council inspection results and believes farmers risk compounding a bad payout season unless they seek information and help on what their obligations are under the Council's water quality rules (Plan Change ..... More >>

49. How to form a company in NZ yourself for only $163.55

23 July 2012 10:36am | NZ Accounting

Starting out in business? Rather than spend money with your lawyer or accountant on forming a company, do it yourself online for only $163.55. .. More >>

50. Harvey Norman Offers Free TV Recycling across New Zealand

17 May 2013 4:44pm | RCN e-Cycle

Harvey Norman has extended their free TV recycling offer to 31 national stores, effective from 13 May. One TV per customer can be dropped off, free of charge at the participating stores, for a limited period... More >>

51. New World Howick Development Underway

18 November 2013 2:43pm | Foodstuffs Limited

Foodstuffs North Island Limited is pleased to announce commencement of the development of a New World supermarket in Howick on the corner of Union Rd and Wellington Street. .. More >>

52. Kopparberg cider gears up for summer

20 October 2014 4:07pm | Pead PR

So in the spirit of collaboration, we have teed up with street food impresarios Sarah and Otis Frizzell and Auckland based DJ Aroha Harawira to hang out, sip ice cold cider and let the good times roll... More >>

53. Companies still plan to list, despite volatility: AMP Capita

20 October 2014 6:20pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - AMP Capital New Zealand, which manages more than $18 billion of assets, expects more companies to list on the local stockmarket before the year's end, undeterred by the resurgence of global volatility as uneven economic growth ..... More >>

54. Kiwi boys launch CloudCannon Globally

21 October 2014 9:08am | CloudCannon

CloudCannon Lands $500k In Funding and Partnership with Rightside, With Global Launch At TechCrunch Disrupt Europe .. More >>

55. Allen Realty Wins Again At REINZ Awards

21 October 2014 12:04pm | Allen Realty

The winning team at Allen Realty once again came away with an award from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) 2014 Awards for Excellence in Residential Property Management. These awards are held annually and this is the fourth year running ..... More >>

56. How To Sell Your Old Gold Jewellery

10 July 2012 4:31pm | New Zealand Gold Merchants

Walk downtown, visit your local shopping mall, open your newspaper, check your mailbox or shop online; either way you are likely to be bombarded by many messages from people wanting to buy your old jewellery... More >>

57. Sileni Nano offers a new way to enjoy wine

11 September 2014 10:17am | Sileni Estates

Sileni Estates will become the first New Zealand winery to design and sell a 100% recyclable, all-in-one glass and bottle. Created to deliver a great glass of wine for any occasion, Sileni NANO comes in a unique single-serve package made from multi-layer ..... More >>

58. Fonterra, MFAT to Help Advance Dairy in Developing Countries

21 October 2014 11:28am | Fonterra

Fonterra and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have agreed to work together to help developing countries build viable dairy industries and increase dairy nutrition knowledge... More >>

59. Sharp Tudhope Strengthens Its Legal Services in the Bay

21 October 2014 11:56am | Sharp Tudhope

Leading Tauranga law firm Sharp Tudhope has announced two key appointments to help meet the growing demand for employment and property law experts in the Bay of Plenty. .. More >>

60. Fletcher Building ups earnings through trebling house builds

21 October 2014 2:13pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building, New Zealand's biggest company, is forecasting an upturn in earnings as it moves to triple the pace of home building in New Zealand and pilots a social housing project with government in Christchurch. .. More >>

61. Farmers need to take council findings on the chin

21 October 2014 5:28pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is saddened by Otago Regional Council inspection results and believes farmers risk compounding a bad payout season unless they seek information and help on what their obligations are under the Council's water quality rules (Plan Change ..... More >>

62. Ownership changes at 62 Models and Talent

07 May 2014 4:57pm | 62 Models and Talent

Sara Tetro and Andrea Plowright are delighted to announce changes to the ownership structure at 62 Models and Talent. .. More >>

63. Grand Designs guru coming to NZ

03 October 2014 12:08pm | ANZ Bank

Design expert and host of the British home renovation show Grand Designs , Kevin McCloud, is to visit New Zealand for a one-off speaking event hosted by ANZ. .. More >>

64. Mediaworks Appoints Tom Cotter

17 October 2014 10:47am | Mediaworks

Tom Cotter has been appointed to the newly created role of CIPO (Chief Information and Product Officer) for MediaWorks. .. More >>

65. NZ business culture to blame for flatline productivity

19 October 2014 1:49pm | Grant Thornton

Despite people working longer hours, New Zealand is facing a serious productivity problem, which Paul Kane, Partner,Privately Held Business at Grant Thornton New Zealand attributes to a laid back business culture in this country... More >>

66. Get Ready For New Zealand's First National Comfort Food Day

20 October 2014 9:18am | The Coffee Club

This Friday, The Coffee Club New Zealand will launch the country's first National Comfort Food Day, a nationwide celebration of New Zealand's most iconic, favourite comfort food dishes... More >>

67. NZ's biggest commercial solar energy installation

20 October 2014 1:29pm | Udy Group

New Zealand's biggest ever commercial solar energy installation on the Tarewa Mega Centre in Whangarei has been switched on. .. More >>

68. IDATA Appoints Hans Beyer-Rieger

20 October 2014 1:52pm | IDATA Resolutions

Data storage, replication, protection and virtualisation experts IDATA Resolutions has appointed Hans Beyer-Rieger to the position of Account Manager. He will be responsible for relationship management and business development in the Wellington and Palmerston ..... More >>

69. Joyce to focus on R&D spending, skilled workers, exports

20 October 2014 2:53pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says his top priorities for the next three years are to lift private sector spending on research and development, alleviate a shortage of engineers and ICT workers, and keep New ..... More >>

70. Fonterra nominates Shadbolt for shareholders' fund manager

20 October 2014 4:37pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, will appoint Nicola Shadbolt to sit on the board of the Fonterra Shareholders' Fund manager to replace the retiring Jim van der Poel at next month's annual meeting... More >>

71. While you were sleeping: IBM shares sink

21 October 2014 7:41am | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Wall Street rose amid solid corporate earnings, even as IBM proved the exception. .. More >>

72. NZ dollar gains on greenback weakness after IBM disappoints

21 October 2014 8:52am | BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained as the greenback declined on concern a nascent economic recovery in the US may be derailed should the Federal Reserve tighten policy too aggressively, after IBM earnings disappointed investors... More >>

73. Auckland Drives Job Growth Across Country

21 October 2014 9:21am | SEEK

Confidence is up in New Zealand's biggest city as Auckland posts a 20% increase in jobs listed on , compared to the same time last year. The latest data from the SEEK New Job Ad Index has revealed two consecutive months of growth across ..... More >>

74. Labour costs rise 1.8 percent

21 October 2014 10:58am | Statistics New Zealand

Labour costs rose 1.8 percent in the year to the June 2014 quarter, with the non-wage component rising 2.0 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. The increase in the non-wage component reflected higher costs for annual leave and statutory holidays, ..... More >>

75. Kiwi Company Announces Multi-Million Dollar UK Expansion

21 October 2014 2:15pm | JUCY

A New Zealand vehicle rental company will launch a multi-million dollar expansion into the UK market to capitalise on potential British accommodation shortages during the 2015 international rugby tournaments... More >>

76. Online Shopping a Popular Kiwi Pastime

21 October 2014 2:21pm | Canstar

Auckland, 21 October 2014 - More than a third of New Zealanders spend more money shopping online than they do on a shopping trip to the store according to a new, nationwide survey by Canstar Blue... More >>

77. Enable targets early completion of fibre broadband roll-out

21 October 2014 2:30pm | Enable

Enable Services Limited (ESL) has reported a significant acceleration in the local ultra-fast broadband (UFB) roll-out and an even more aggressive programme for the coming year in its 2014 Annual Result. The business is now setting itself a target ..... More >>

78. Supreme Court: David McAlister v Air NZ

20 July 2009 11:11am | NZ Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has, by majority, allowed an appeal by Mr McAlister, a senior pilot/flight instructor, who alleges that Air New Zealand Ltd has unlawfully discriminated against him in his employment on the ground of age, contrary to the Employment Relations ..... More >>

79. Call '020' for Orcon mobile

19 July 2010 9:10am | Pead PR

Award winning telecommunications company Orcon is entering the mobile market - and promising to shake up the space with simple, no catch plans, and its commitment to no fixed term contracts that has won it plaudits in the broadband space... More >>

80. Bring it Back Tip Top!

13 August 2013 3:54pm | Tip Top

Ice cream lovers rejoice! Tip Top has announced today that it will bring back one of Kiwis' favourite ice creams. Ice cream aficionados are being asked to vote for their favourite from a selection chosen by fans of Tip Top's Facebook page. .. More >>

81. Board approves Tainui's Ruakura inland port designation

05 August 2014 5:14pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Tainui Group Holdings and its partner in a massive land development proposal north of Hamilton are a step closer to turning earth following a draft approval to re-designate 800 hectares around Ruakura from rural to use for employment and ..... More >>

82. Wellington's Top Recruiters on the Move

14 October 2014 10:10am | SandriWalsh

Two of Wellington's top recruitment specialists, Graeme Sandri and Tony Walsh, have today launched their own executive search and recruitment consultancy, SandriWalsh. .. More >>

83. Five year fitness test for financial advisers regime

17 October 2014 12:05pm | Chapman Tripp

The Financial Advisers Act 2008 had a difficult birth, requiring several Supplementary Order Papers and a highly unusual eleventh hour "Pre-Implementation Adjustments Bill"... More >>

84. Nelson landlord wins national Award

20 October 2014 10:39am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Presentation of the 2014 Landlord of the Year Award was the highlight of the NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) Annual Conference on Saturday in Christchurch. This year the Award was won by Lyn Marshall of Nelson.. More >>

85. Goodtime Pies invests heavily in bakery and its staff

20 October 2014 10:53am | The Goodtime Food Company

Goodtime Pies, one of New Zealand's largest manufacturers and distributors of pies has recently invested almost $3M (three million dollars) in its Hawke's Bay bakery, through plant upgrades and staff training to keep it ahead of the rest and ..... More >>

86. Campaign to help homeowners understand electrical rules

20 October 2014 1:23pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A new consumer campaign by the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) has begun today, to raise awareness of the rules when getting electrical work done around the home... More >>

87. NZ dollar gains as rally in stocks show sell-off overdone

20 October 2014 5:23pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained with equity markets across Asia on speculation investors who sent shares lower last week were too gloomy about the prospects for global growth... More >>

88. Iconic Kiwi Engineer Accepts Society Honour

21 October 2014 9:25am | Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

Iconic Kiwi engineer Bill Buckley was made a patron of the Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand in honour of his contribution to engineering and tradesmen. The award was presented at a gathering at Buckley Systems Mt. Wellington facility ..... More >>

89. International visitor arrivals top 2.8 million visitors

21 October 2014 1:53pm | Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand is welcoming a 4.9 per cent increase in international visitor arrivals for the year ending September 2014, pushing total annual arrivals to more than 2.8 million for the first time ever... More >>

90. Government work programme checks out for business

21 October 2014 2:58pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The surprising quality of today's speech by the Prime Minister is the balance between its business focus and strong set of social initiatives, said Kim Campbell, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association... More >>

91. KFC opening 24 hours to meet increased demand

07 September 2011 2:44pm | Switch PR

KFC is extending its trading hours at key stores around the country from tomorrow. Ten high-traffic stores will move to 24-hour trading for the seven weeks from Thursday 8 September... More >>

92. TOMS Launch in New Zealand

02 May 2013 1:53pm | TOMS

TOMS has been gaining momentum across the globe, and it's now launching in New Zealand. The premise behind TOMS is that for every pair of TOMS Shoes you buy, TOMS will provide a pair of new shoes to a child in need - 'One for One', every ..... More >>

93. NZ will have 90% smartphone and 78% tablet ownership by 2018

11 December 2013 3:20pm | Frost And Sullivan

64% of New Zealanders aged between 15 and 65 currently own a smartphone, and ownership levels are expected to grow strongly reaching 90% penetration in 2018. Andriod (64%) leads over the Apple iOS (24%) as the preferred operating platform. As smartphone ..... More >>

94. New dating service promises higher standards

16 December 2013 11:59am | Elite Singles

There's a new dating destination for smart, successful and confident singles, and it's where they've previously been hesitant to go - online. launches in New Zealand this month following successful launches of the platform ..... More >>

95. New player Youi Insurance to shake up NZ

31 July 2014 11:58am | Youi

There's a new player in the car, home and contents insurance market - Youi. It stands for You.Insured. With a licence granted by the Reserve Bank to operate in New Zealand, Youi is now ready to offer Kiwis a compelling alternative to find competitively ..... More >>

96. Precision Seafood Harvesting Named NZ's Supreme Innovator

16 October 2014 2:22pm | Sherson Willis

Auckland, New Zealand - The new fishing technology tipped to change the way the world fishes has been named Supreme New Zealand Innovator for 2014 . .. More >>

97. Winners Announced: New Zealand Innovators Awards

16 October 2014 5:09pm | New Zealand Innovators Awards

Commercial fishing partnership Precision Seafood Harvesting has been crowned New Zealand's most innovative organisation at the New Zealand Innovators Awards 2014. Held at Auckland's Shed 10 on Wednesday night (October 15), over 600 people attend ..... More >>

98. Regulations threaten property growth, say investors

17 October 2014 10:07am | ANZ New Zealand

Residential property investors are still confident, growing and looking to buy more properties despite rising interest rates - but many would consider selling up in the event of proposed new regulations. .. More >>

99. Free trade agreement a priority as NZ joins Security Council

17 October 2014 3:56pm | Grant Thornton

New Zealand's successful bid for a seat on the UN Security Council will be welcomed by the business sector, which has identified more free trade agreements (FTAs) as a priority for the Government in a survey conducted by Grant Thornton New Zealand... More >>

100. Fonterra-Doc Hikurangi Catchment Community Open Day

18 October 2014 11:08am | Fonterra

Fonterra and the Department of Conservation (DOC) today (Friday October 17) held a community open day to mark a successful start to their 10-year Living Water programme to improve water quality and increase the abundance and variety of native species ..... More >>


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