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Government has missed the chance to take farmers with them

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 11:18 am | Federated Farmers

New Zealand’s farmers will continue to work on their carbon emissions and water efficiencies on-farm, despite the government’s hugely unrealistic targets for methane. More >>

Jasmax Appoints New Principal: Mary Henry

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 10:12 am | JASMAX

Jasmax is pleased to announce the appointment of architect Mary Henry to Principal in the Auckland Studio. Jasmax CEO, Sjoerd Post, says Mary’s appointment signals the practice’s continued commitment to design excellence: More >>

Airport’s plan huge vote of confidence

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:57 am | Business Central - Wellington

Wellington Airport’s 20-year development plan is a huge step forward for the region, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central Chief Executive John Milford. More >>

Fonterra increases 2019/2020 forecast Farmgate Milk Price

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:49 am | Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased its 2019/2020 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range from $6.25 - $7.25 per kgMS to $6.55 - $7.55 per kgMS. The Advance Rate Fonterra pays its farmer owners will be set off the mid-point, $7.05 per kgMS, ... More >>

Spark Sport reinforces commitment to cricket with ICC deal

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:34 am | Spark Sport

Spark Sport is pleased to announce a new deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to offer viewers access to match clips from some of the biggest fixtures in international cricket from 2019-2023. More >>

KiwiSpend proposal to help stretch retirement savings

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 8:24 am | Commission for Financial Capability

A drip-feed income scheme called KiwiSpend could kick in when KiwiSaver members turn 65, helping them stretch their savings through what could be a long retirement. This is one suggestion up for discussion in the three-yearly Review of Retirement ... More >>

More Trades Academy places good news for primary sector

Monday, 21 October 2019, 8:20 pm | Primary ITO

The announcement of up to 4000 more trades training places in schools will help meet demand from students to learn about farming and horticulture, Primary ITO chief executive Nigel Philpott says. More >>

ITF welcomes additional vocational training places

Monday, 21 October 2019, 4:30 pm | Industry Training Federation

The Industry Training Federation warmly welcomes the Government's announcement of significant additional places for Trades Academy and Gateway programmes for next year. More >>

Container Door raises half a million dollars in half a day

Monday, 21 October 2019, 4:19 pm | PledgeMe

Auckland-based e-commerce disruptor, Container Door Limited, launched their equity crowdfunding campaign privately to their crowd today, and raised over $540,000 in four hours. Their campaign will continue until 18 November, or when the maximum goal ... More >>

World first: Vaping product now in pharmacies

Monday, 21 October 2019, 3:57 pm | Alt New Zealand

Believed to be a world-first, a vaping system branded specifically for the healthcare sector is now available in many pharmacies throughout New Zealand. More >>

Potential business opportunities: Cannabis, Hemp & Marijuana

Monday, 21 October 2019, 3:50 pm | Marco Fantham

To the untrained eye Marijuana and Hemp, both types of cannabis, can look the same. Mature plants are easier to tell apart but, let’s look at some significant differences. More >>

Allianz Partners implements new Human Resources practices

Monday, 21 October 2019, 1:54 pm | Allianz Partners

Today’s global organisations are facing numerous human capital challenges at rapid rates. As transformation in society, culture and technology impact heavily the workplace, a strong company culture is becoming increasingly vital for organisational success. More >>

Mahia station for sale offers options

Monday, 21 October 2019, 1:13 pm | Bayleys

The opportunity to invest in valuable finishing country close to the coast and well positioned to strong breeding country has arisen at Mahia, north of Wairoa. More >>

Excellence in outdoor leadership recognised at NZOIA Awards

Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association

A man who has climbed 10 of New Zealand’s highest peaks, a dedicated outdoor instructor who has been known to dress as a pirate and a guide with a passion for marine life were among nine inspiring Kiwis recognised for excellence in outdoor leadership on ... More >>

Exporters expect an increase in 2020 activity

Monday, 21 October 2019, 12:16 pm | Export NZ

Auckland, 21 October, 2019 : The 2019 ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer released today offers compelling insights into the state of New Zealand’s exports and a glimpse into trends and opportunities in 2020. More >>

10 charges against heat pump servicing company

Monday, 21 October 2019, 11:05 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has laid ten charges under the Fair Trading Act 1986 against Ocean Contracting Limited (also trading as Ocean Heatmaster) for representations made during servicing of heat pumps. More >>

Launch of Norton 360

Monday, 21 October 2019, 10:28 am | Norton

Auckland, New Zealand – 21 October 2019 – Norton™ LifeLock™, Symantec’s consumer cyber safety brand (NASDAQ: SYMC), today announced the launch of New Norton™ 360, its comprehensive all-in-one protective solution for consumers’ connected ... More >>

Queenstown Airport invests in car parking improvements

Monday, 21 October 2019, 10:28 am | Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport will introduce new initiatives and upgrades to its car parking products next month, including the Park and Ride facility, technology upgrades, and pricing and payment options. More >>

Vintners Retreat wins award for Best Group & Family Villa

Monday, 21 October 2019, 9:39 am | Vintners Retreat

Blenheim, NZ. Oct 19, 2019 – Vintners Retreat has been named as the ‘ Best Group & Family Villa Retreat – NZ ’ in the 2019 Global Hospitality Awards by LUXlife Magazine. More >>

SBS Bank putting the heart back into banking

Monday, 21 October 2019, 9:19 am | SBS Bank

As it celebrates its 150th birthday, SBS Bank has introduced a new logo and a great mortgage rate as part of its journey to shake up New Zealand banking. More >>

2019 ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer

Monday, 21 October 2019, 9:14 am | Business NZ

Auckland, 21 October, 2019: The 2019 ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer released today offers compelling insights into the state of New Zealand’s exports and a glimpse into trends and opportunities in 2020. More >>

XE Morning Update - October 21, 2019

Monday, 21 October 2019, 8:53 am | XE Morning Update

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6378 (mid-rate) this morning. Brexit headlines continue to dominate markets with the British pound pushing higher into Friday’s close as investors positioned their books for a positive outcome from Saturday’s Brexit deal parliamentary ... More >>

More Vapo stores and a world-first testing station

Saturday, 19 October 2019, 11:43 am | VAPO

Australasian vaping brand Vapo now has 11 stores nationwide, with Sylvia Park and NorthWest the latest additions for Auckland, and Nelson now home to the South Island’s second Vapo store. More >>

Avanti Finance wins Equifax Corporate Citizenship Award

Friday, 18 October 2019, 6:44 pm | Avanti Finance

Avanti Finance Limited wins Equifax Corporate Citizenship Award at Financial Services Federation Crediting Excellence Awards More >>

Proven beach motel on the market for sale

Friday, 18 October 2019, 4:02 pm | Bayley's Real Estate

A small long-established Mt Maunganui motel with high occupancy and attractive returns is on the market for sale. More >>

Venture Taranaki welcomes appointment of two new directors

Friday, 18 October 2019, 2:21 pm | Venture Taranaki

Venture Taranaki Trust (VTT) has welcomed Dr Joanna Breare and Gillian Cagney to the regional promotion and development agency’s governance team. Joanna is the Chief Executive of Todd Energy and Gillian is the Chief Executive of Worley New Zealand. More >>

New CEO appointed to Life Unlimited

Friday, 18 October 2019, 2:03 pm | Life Unlimited

The Hamilton-based charitable trust, which nationally provides health and disability advice and equipment, made the announcement today. More >>

Falling smoking rates prove vaping’s value

Friday, 18 October 2019, 1:44 pm | Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand

The latest statistics released by the Health Promotion Agency showing a dramatic fall in the numbers of cigarettes being sold in supermarkets, service stations, and liquor stores are being welcomed by the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ). More >>

Scarce commercial property opportunity in Hamilton

Friday, 18 October 2019, 1:42 pm | Bayley's Real Estate

Hamilton’s plunging industrial vacancy coupled with historically low interest rates have combined to create a compelling sales pitch for an industrial property at 90 Duke St, Frankton. More >>

Champions for Change leads the way towards gender balance

Friday, 18 October 2019, 1:20 pm | New Zealand Global Women

18 October 2019: Organisations that have made tangible, CEO-led commitments towards diversity and inclusion are already outperforming the NZX-list when it comes to board and executive diversity. That’s according to the second annual Diversity Report ... More >>

An enviable opportunity abounds in Kaiaua

Friday, 18 October 2019, 1:11 pm | Bayley's Real Estate

A spectacular fattening and equine property with quality accommodation and farm amenities, is on the market after more than 50 years of family ownership. More >>

Airport brings parties together to promote safe drone use

Friday, 18 October 2019, 1:04 pm | Queenstown Airport

In a first of its kind for the region, local drone operators and agencies have joined together to promote discussion and activities to better understand how drones (UAVs) are used within the local airspace and the challenges faced by the industry. More >>

Period Blood Ruled Not Offensive

Friday, 18 October 2019, 12:14 pm | Advertising Standards Authority

The Libra Blood Normal OnDemand television advertisement shows various images relating to periods including red liquid being poured onto a sanitary pad, a woman asking for a pad across a crowded table and a man shopping for sanitary products. It also ... More >>

Fair Pay Agreements would bring back compulsion

Friday, 18 October 2019, 11:16 am | Business Central

The Government's desire to reintroduce compulsory workplace bargaining through Fair Pay Agreements is bad news for employees, employers and New Zealand's economy as a whole, says Business Central. More >>

Dean Buchanan to leave New Zealand Media and Entertainment

Friday, 18 October 2019, 10:04 am | NZME.

Dean Buchanan, Group Director Entertainment, will leave NZME on 29 November. He has led the strategy, successful integration and execution of NZME’s entertainment channels across radio, publishing magazines, digital, social and video. More >>

SPATnz reveals $200m results of mussel breeding programme

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:58 am | SPATnz

Nelson based Greenshell mussel company SPATnz is publicly releasing the startling results of its multi-year breeding programme developed in partnership with Sanford, the Ministry for Primary Industries and the Cawthron Institute. The results show ... More >>

FMA issues AML/CFT warning to Circle Markets Limited

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:55 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has issued a formal warning to a non-licensed derivatives issuer and forex provider, Circle Markets Limited, under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT). Following a ... More >>

Awards help farmers put spotlight on environmental progress

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:37 am | Federated Farmers

It’s never been more important for farmers to showcase to fellow New Zealanders the work they’re doing to lighten their environmental footprint, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Mediaworks to pursue a sales process for television business

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:35 am | Mediaworks

MediaWorks has today announced that it intends to sell MediaWorks TV as well as its Flower Street property which includes its television head office and studios. More >>

XE Morning Update

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:31 am |

The Kiwi opens at 0.6350 As you can imagine Brexit talk has dominated overnight, with the big winners surprisingly being the Kiwi and Aussie. The closer and closer the UK get to a deal, the more the Pound will appreciate. However what is not so ... More >>

Mohammed Hikmet named 2019 Entrepreneur Of The Year

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:25 am | EY

AUCKLAND 18 October 2019: Mohammed Hikmet, founder of intelligent transport systems developer and manufacturer, HMI Technologies, has been named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2019. Mr Hikmet will now represent New Zealand at EY World Entrepreneur ... More >>

Demand soars for rentals across the country

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:21 am | Trade Me Limited

Tenants around the country are facing tough competition and increasing rents after the number of enquiries on rental listings rose 17 per cent nationwide in the last year, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index. More >>

Electric vehicles charge into contention for Car Of The Year

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:19 am | Automobile Association

AA and NZME’s Driven have today revealed that for the first time in the awards’ history, nearly a third of the top 10 contenders in the running for the country’s most prestigious motoring award are electric or hybrid models. More >>

Mercury Quarterly Operational Update

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:15 am | Mercury Energy

Otahuhu spot price at record as hydro storage declines with thermal outages on the horizon Spot prices were elevated during the quarter, increasing post-winter as the market responded to below-average inflows and major thermal fuel and generation outages ... More >>

Retirement village watchdog to investigate loans

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:09 am | Commission for Financial Capability

The government’s watchdog of the retirement village industry is investigating the extent of loans made to residents and intending residents by village operators. Some operators may offer financial assistance to cover shortfalls in entry payments to ... More >>

Spark New Zealand announces new Chief Financial Officer

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:08 am | Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand announced today Stefan Knight will become Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 March 2020. Mr Knight will succeed David Chalmers who after three years is leaving to return home with his family to Melbourne, Australia. Currently Finance ... More >>

New Zealand's Top Sausages Announced

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:06 am | Devro NZ Sausage Competition

Westmere Butchery in Auckland has taken out New Zealand’s top sausage award for the second year in a row. They were announced as the Supreme Award winner for the 2019 Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition at an awards dinner in Auckland ... More >>

Calling all first home buyers

Friday, 18 October 2019, 8:56 am | Murchison Homes

The Great Build Up, a brand new initiative by Murchison Homes, is set to make its debut on Monday 21 October 2019 and will give one individual or couple - first home buyers - the opportunity of a lifetime: a free mortgage for one year. The Great Build ... More >>

Continued success for the Deloitte South Island Index

Friday, 18 October 2019, 8:47 am | Deloitte

South Island listed firms collectively grew their market capitalisation by $2.5 billion (9.0 percent) in the quarter ending 30 September 2019 More >>

Time for shareholders to share with the workers

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 8:03 pm | Unite Union

Time for shareholders to share with the workers - Casino union members to picket SkyCity AGM More >>

$4 million penalty for repeated non-compliance

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 4:36 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Jin Yuan Finance Ltd (Jin Yuan), an Auckland based money remitter, has been fined $4 million plus costs for repeated non-compliance under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009. The High Court judgment for the penalty ... More >>

Kiwi chef wins coveted 'Best Ora King Dish' Award

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 4:08 pm | Ora King

Sustainability – as the world attempts to combat climate change, biodiversity loss, conflict and resource scarcity – seems an appropriate theme for the 2019 ‘Best Ōra King Dish’ Awards, which has revealed its line-up of international ... More >>

Iconic Marlborough block on the market

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 3:11 pm | Bayleys

For the first time in five generations, land offering a blank canvas to establish viticultural planting has presented itself for sale in New Zealand’s premium grape growing region. More >>

Seafood Industry Welcomes Our Marine Environment Report

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 2:33 pm | Seafood New Zealand

That is according to the Our Marine Environment 2019 report, jointly prepared by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, released in Wellington today. More >>

Information security award finalists revealed

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 1:39 pm | ISANZ

A large New Zealand media company, electronic payment provider, joint healthcare agency and specialist information security professionals and businesses have today been named among 15 finalists in this year's iSANZ Awards. The iSANZ Awards were ... More >>

CC grants clearance for Queenstown Bungy acquisition

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 1:28 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Queenstown Bungy Limited to acquire Taupo Bungy Limited’s bungy, swing and associated business in Taupo. More >>

Voting for 2019 Fonterra Elections Underway

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 12:40 pm | Fonterra

Voting is now open for the 2019 Fonterra Board of Directors’ Elections, the Shareholders’ Councillor Elections in two wards, and nine Annual Meeting resolutions. More >>

Court order made to protect confidentiality of information

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 12:37 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has obtained a Court order to help protect the confidentiality of information contained on stolen computer equipment belonging to one of its external providers. More >>

Heating & Cooling Method to Transform NZ’s Offices

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 12:25 pm | Waterware

Managing thermal comfort in the workplace is paramount for staff wellbeing, but New Zealand is lagging behind – until now. More >>

Retail sector slow-moving over last quarter

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10:57 am | Retail NZ

Retail sector activity was increasingly slow-moving during the quarter ended 30 September, according to the latest Retail NZ Retail Radar report, released today. More >>