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NMEC Announces Major Package

Saturday, 10 October 2015, 12:05 pm | NMEC

The 2015 SKF National Maintenance Engineering Conference is set to become the Mecca for Generation Y engineers with the announcement today of a major conference participation package for apprentices and engineering students. More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by A2 after $40M placement

Friday, 9 October 2015, 5:33 pm | BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, led by A2 after $40 mln placement; Contact, Meridian, MRP gain More >>

NZ dollar heads for 3.7% weekly gain; Fed timing pushed out

Friday, 9 October 2015, 5:19 pm | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 3.7% weekly gain vs. greenback as traders reassess Fed rate hike bets More >>

City Care Achieves Pleasing Annual Result

Friday, 9 October 2015, 4:43 pm | City Care Ltd

City Care has announced a net profit after tax of $10.23 million for the year ended 30 June 2015. More >>

Further land sale restrictions possible under TPP

Friday, 9 October 2015, 3:45 pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand will still be able to make its foreign investment rules "more restrictive" under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade guidance note, opening up a way for the ... More >>

Air New Zealand awarded Longhaul Airline of the Year

Friday, 9 October 2015, 3:12 pm | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has been voted Longhaul Airline of the Year at the inaugural Independent Travel Awards. More >>

NZ govt to look at monopoly power rules next month

Friday, 9 October 2015, 2:53 pm | BusinessDesk

NZ govt to look at monopoly power rules next month; cartel criminalisation still on the agenda More >>

Showdown between small town NZ and the big three cities

Friday, 9 October 2015, 2:46 pm | Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

Showdown between small town New Zealand and the big three cities in this year’s ‘Young Horticulturist’ competition More >>

Auckland Airport welcomes United Airlines

Friday, 9 October 2015, 2:03 pm | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport welcomes the announcement that United Airlines will start a San Francisco to Auckland service in July 2016, using a B787 Dreamliner aircraft. More >>

Rabobank Dairy Quarterly Q3: Scaling the Milk Mountain

Friday, 9 October 2015, 1:04 pm | Rabobank

The third quarter brought heart palpitations for many on the sell-side of the dairy market. From already extreme lows, prices of key commodities fell a further 12% to 26% through the first half of the period in international trade, before recovering ... More >>

Former SPGI director Turnock pleads guilty on FMA charges

Friday, 9 October 2015, 12:52 pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Mark Turnock, former company director of SPG Investment Company No 1 (SPGI), has pleaded guilty to a charge brought by the Financial Markets Authority over making false statements. More >>

First of the new banknotes enters circulation from Monday

Friday, 9 October 2015, 12:38 pm | Reserve Bank

New $5 and $10 banknotes will be in public circulation from Monday, the first day that banks and retailers can dispense, the Reserve Bank said today. More >>

Home Comforts: Lifewise and GrabONE

Friday, 9 October 2015, 12:18 pm | Lifewise

To mark World Homeless Day on 10 October, Lifewise have teamed up with GrabOne on a unique deal; helping set a homeless person up in their own home. For just $20, people can buy a ‘welcome pack’ for a newly housed homeless person, with essentials ... More >>

More electricity industry awards for Northpower

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:55 am | Northpower

Northpower employees have again been recognised for excellence in the electricity sector at the annual Connexis Excellence awards in Hamilton last night. More >>

Vocus seeks clearance to merge with M2

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:43 am | Commerce Commission

The Commission has received an application from Vocus Communications Limited seeking clearance to acquire up to 100% of the shares and/or assets of M2 Group Limited. More >>

NZ spending on debit, credit cards increases in September

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:32 am | BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards rose for a fifth month in September, led by an increase in expenditure on durable goods and following recent improvements in retailers' business confidence. More >>

House of Travel thrilled at United Airlines’ announcement

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:24 am | House of Travel

House of Travel is delighted at today’s announcement that United Airlines will begin flying direct from Auckland to San Francisco as early as July next year. More >>

Opponent lays out alternative for Silver Fern Farms sale

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:19 am | BusinessDesk

Silver Fern could stay NZ-owned for as little as $25k per farmer, says Chinese deal opponent More >>

Retail card spending up in September

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:04 am | Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards was $4.5 billion in September 2015, up $256 million (6.1 percent) from September 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Confidence slips on cyber security

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:02 am | PwC

New Zealand organisations have far less confidence in their own information security activities (as well as their suppliers) than they did last year, according to PwC’s New Zealand insights of the annual Global State of Information Security Survey released ... More >>

Spark New Zealand trials virtual Annual Meeting

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:02 am | Spark NZ

In what is believed to be a first for a listed company in New Zealand or Australia, Spark New Zealand is giving shareholders the chance to participate fully in its annual meeting next month virtually via an online platform. More >>

The Best of Spark Lab return

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11:01 am | Spark Lab

The Best of Spark Lab return A retrospective “Best of Spark Lab” series will kick off in October, featuring this year’s most popular Spark Lab speakers and events. More >>

50 years of Shotover Jet boat history

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:59 am | Shotover Jet

Fifty years of innovation, tourism history and success is on display for all to see at Queenstown International Airport this month and next. More >>

DigMyIdea Māori Innovation Challenge

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:51 am | ATEED

The countdown is on for Aotearoa’s top emerging entrepreneurs to submit their ideas for the DigMyIdea Māori Innovation Challenge – an exciting new competition designed to inspire entrants to turn their innovative ideas into reality. More >>

SKYCITY Hamilton adds pizzazz to local food scene

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:51 am | Skycity Hamilton

SKYCITY Hamilton adds pizzazz to local food scene with five new outlets SKYCITY Hamilton is set to add some serious pizzazz to the Hamilton food scene. Five new restaurants and bars are poised to open at the City Co-Op space in SKYCITY Hamilton’s ... More >>

Business Growth Centre set to ignite business success

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:47 am | Firestation

Firestation, the only Bay of Plenty based Business Growth Centre, invites business owners to attend a free 90-minute seminar in Tauranga to provide insight on how to grow their business. More >>

Heat Pumps NOW – Supreme David Award Winners

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:43 am | Heat Pumps Now

Christchurch heat pump installers, Heat Pumps NOW have just been awarded the Supreme David Award, in addition to winning the two categories they were finalists in: Most Outstanding Fledgling Business and Most Community-Minded Business. More >>

More to Farm Environment Competition Than Winning

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:12 am | Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Allan and Leeann Woodrow are glad they entered last year’s Southland Ballance Farm Environment Awards. More >>

United Airlines enters New Zealand market

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:06 am | United Airlines Limited

Air New Zealand welcomes today’s announcement by United Airlines that it will enter the New Zealand market, launching a San Francisco – Auckland service from July next year. More >>

Westbourne It Opens First International Office in NZ

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:06 am | Westbourne IT

Auckland, 9th October 2015: Irish IT solutions provider Westbourne IT Global Services today announced the international expansion of its operations with the official opening of its first overseas office in Auckland, New Zealand by Minister for Economic Development ... More >>

AFT Pharmaceuticals confirms dual-listing plans

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:04 am | BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - AFT Pharmaceuticals, the Auckland-based drugs developer and reseller, wants to list in Australia and New Zealand, raising funds to speed up the development of products to sell in other countries. More >>

AFT Pharmaceuticals considering an IPO

Friday, 9 October 2015, 10:02 am | AFT Pharmaceuticals

AFT Pharmaceuticals considering an IPO to accelerate international growth \ Growing New Zealand and Australia based multinational pharmaceutical company, AFT Pharmaceuticals, has announced today that it is considering an initial public offering and listing ... More >>

A2 Milk raises $40 mln at 5.5% discount in placement

Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:54 am | BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - A2 Milk, which markets milk with a protein variant said to have health benefits, raised $40 million in a discounted share placement to help fund working capital in its burgeoning infant formula business. More >>

Cost of capital amendments no longer on fast track

Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:54 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has decided not to progress fast tracking potential changes concerning the cost of capital for customised price-quality paths (CPPs) as part of the input methodologies (IMs) review. Those changes will now be considered as ... More >>

HiFX Morning Update, October 9 2015

Friday, 9 October 2015, 9:28 am | HiFX

NZDUSD 0.6660 0.8% NZDEUR 0.5911 0.5% NZDGBP 0.4340 0.6% NZDJPY 79.97 0.9% NZDAUD 0.9182 0.1% NZDCAD 0.8670 0.4% More >>

NZ dollar gains as dovish Fed lifts commodity, asset prices

Friday, 9 October 2015, 8:56 am | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar gains to six-week high as dovish Fed, global liquidity lift commodities, asset prices More >>

Manuka honey producers in NZ seek name protection

Friday, 9 October 2015, 8:55 am | BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand manuka honey producers are seeking the same trademark protection accorded to French Champagne and Scottish Whisky after a surge in fakes that aren't made from the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, the native manuka bush. More >>

While you were sleeping: Fed minutes offer relief

Friday, 9 October 2015, 8:17 am | BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Wall Street moved higher, bolstered by the minutes of the September Federal Reserve meeting, as investors geared up for a fresh US earnings season. More >>

Media rivals set up platform to pool ad inventory

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 5:41 pm | BusinessDesk

Media rivals set up platform to pool ad inventory in bid to fend off global online giants More >>

MARKET CLOSE:NZ shares fall as kiwi $ climbs

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 5:36 pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell as investors sold dual-listed stocks after the kiwi dollar climbed against its Australian counterpart. Kathmandu Holdings, Fletcher Building and Sky City Entertainment Group. More >>

NZ dollar little changed as risk appetite improves

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 5:09 pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed as improving investor sentiment supported demand for risk-sensitive assets, helping push up Asian equities and supporting commodity-linked currencies. More >>

Foodstuffs agrees to buy 21 stores from Asahi's The Mill

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 4:39 pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Foodstuffs (NZ) part of the cooperative group that makes up New Zealand's biggest supermarket operator, has agreed to buy 21 stores from Asahi Group's Mill Retail Holdings, with plans to rebrand them as part of its franchised ... More >>

Scott Technology more than doubles annual profit

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 4:18 pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Scott Technology, the industrial automation manufacturer, more than doubled annual profit as revenue was boosted by a weaker kiwi dollar and gains from its RobotWorx acquisition. More >>

Drive to encourage more Pasifika business owners continues

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 4:15 pm | Wellington Pasifika Business Network

"The start-up phase for any business is crucial - it's all or nothing, really!" - Those are the wise words of Wellington Pasifika Business Network Chairman, Paul Retimanu. More >>

Christchurch Farmer Chosen to Represent NZ Beef

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:59 pm | Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand has awarded this year’s Five Nations Beef Alliance Young Leader scholarship to Christchurch farmer, Marie Timperley. More >>

Norton Unveils its Most Powerful Threat Protection

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:48 pm | Norton

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – 8 October 2015 -- In a move to streamline multiple core offerings into one flagship subscription service, Symantec (Nasdaq:SYMC) today announced the availability of Norton Security Premium in New Zealand. More >>

Flagship quality management systems standard published

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:28 pm | Standards New Zealand

A new edition of the international flagship standard ISO 9001 Quality management systems – Requirements has been published. This concludes over 3 years of revision work by experts from nearly 95 participating and observing countries to bring the ... More >>

Bendemeer growth accelerates

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:26 pm | Bendemeer

Queenstown’s premier rural residential lifestyle development, Bendemeer, is experiencing rapid growth with several building projects underway and only eight land lots left on the market. More >>

Stronger NZ dollar lowers wool prices

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:20 pm | NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that the strengthened New Zealand dollar has negatively impacted at this week’s South Island sale with most types easing in local terms. More >>

Aviation New Zealand

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:14 pm | Aviation New Zealand

Aviation NZ is delighted to announce its Inaugural Women Leaders in Aviation Summit, to take place 20-21 October 2015 in Wellington. This initiative is the first major event in our Tomorrow’s Leaders in Aviation series – where we bring together ... More >>

CRI research still relevant as Joyce puts funding under micr

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:01 pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce is happy with the close association the country's seven Crown Research Institute have with their specific industries, even as their funding comes under review in the National Statement ... More >>

Government PreSeed investment

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:01 pm | KiwiNet

WELLINGTON, NZ – 8 October 2015 – An independent review released today on the impact of the first ten years of the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) PreSeed Accelerator Fund shows more publicly funded science discoveries are ... More >>

A decade of government pre-seed investment : report

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 2:57 pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 8 (BusinessDesk) - More publicly-funded science is being commercialised after a decade of government 'pre-see'd investment, according to an independent review released today. More >>

ANZ Leads the Way for Equal Pay

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 2:32 pm | ANZ Bank

YWCA Auckland is delighted to announce five outstanding winners of the YWCA Equal Pay Awards 2015, with frontrunners ANZ Bank New Zealand Ltd (ANZ) taking out the Supreme title for best practice as an equal pay employer. More >>

Character Group Architects a Lean Future with Promapp

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 2:20 pm | Character Cabinets

Character Group Architects a Lean Future with Promapp Sydney, 8 October 2015 – Character Cabinets and Stone with Character, part of the Character Group, a leading WA-based suppliers of cabinetry and stone benchtop products to the new building construction ... More >>

Bollywood star named as new tourism ambassador

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 2:15 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Dynamic Bollywood star, Sidharth Malhotra has been named as New Zealand’s tourism ambassador for India. More >>

Outstanding Mills Reef wines mark 2013 as special vintage

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 2:14 pm | Mills Reef Winery

Outstanding Mills Reef wines mark 2013 as special vintage The phenomenal international award-winning run of Mills Reef Winery’s red wines is stamping 2013 as an exceptional vintage. Chief winemaker and Mills Reef director Tim Preston was already labelling ... More >>

Search for Supreme Barista Begins

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 2:02 pm | Wild Bean Cafe

Baristas from around the country are perfecting their flat whites and crafting their finest cappuccinos in preparation for the annual Retail Excellence Awards (REX) competition. More >>

Ellerslie hosts Auckland’s only authentic Melbourne Cup Day

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 1:53 pm | Ellerslie Race Course

The Sofitel Luxury Hotels Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 3 November is the ultimate day out at the races with stunning fashion on show, heart stopping racing and premier on course entertainment. A live simulcast of Melbourne Cup coverage on the big screen ... More >>

Ngawha Spa: specialist report received

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 1:07 pm | Top Energy

A specialist report about the asbestos discovered at Ngawha Spa near Kaikohe has confirmed that material containing the substance was used in all but one of the seven buildings on the spa site and that some soil around the buildings has been contaminated ... More >>


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