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Waitangi Mondayisation Flaunted by Large Employer of Maori

Sunday, 7 February 2016, 3:52 pm | Meat Workers Union

One of the first companies to flaunt the first ever Mondayising of Waitangi day law is a large employer of Maori in the North Island, says the NZ Meat Workers Union. More >>

Statement From Christchurch Gondola Re 6 February Incident

Sunday, 7 February 2016, 3:21 pm | Christchurch Gondola

Statement From Christchurch Gondola Re Saturday 6 February Incident. The following is an update from the Christchurch Gondola as a result of the incident on Saturday 6 February. Just after 12 noon on Saturday 6 February the Christchurch Gondola stopped ... More >>

2 Cheap Cars sells airline stake

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 3:48 pm | 2 Cheap Cars

2 Cheap Cars has concluded a deal which will see its stake in Kiwi Regional Airlines sold to Hamilton city councillor Andrew King. More >>

The Biggest Change in Retail Telecoms

Saturday, 6 February 2016, 3:22 pm | Terrible Talk

We’ve always liked to stir the pot and today is no different; since the Bell Company consumers have always been told what services they will receive and how those services will be delivered. Historically this has proved successful and, above all, simple. More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain; A2, Kiwi Property rise

Friday, 5 February 2016, 5:54 pm | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by milk marketer A2 Milk Co and Air New Zealand, although the value of trading continued to be relatively light as volatility in world markets and commodities kept some investors on the sidelines. ... More >>

NZ dollar slips from month-high ahead of US payrolls

Friday, 5 February 2016, 5:32 pm | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell from a month-high ahead of employment data in the US that may give investors more clarity on how much time the US Federal Reserve will take to raise interest rates again. More >>

Visa doubles down as a technology player

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:27 pm | Ovum

“The recent launch of Visa’s Developer platform marks a significant shift for the global payments network, and indeed the broader digital payments space. With a host of API’s offering a full mix of payment functionality, all built on Visa’s ... More >>

Fonterra offers organic farmers new market returns formula

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:14 pm | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group is for the first time offering its organic dairy farmers a payout based on market returns in a bid to boost organic supply as competition and consumer demand increase. More >>

Tradies warned to relicense the consumer is up to speed

Friday, 5 February 2016, 3:56 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Construction sector regulator, the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB), are warning that its recent public awareness initiatives are working – and the consumer is up to speed. The Board’s Chief Executive, Martin Sawyers said; “The ... More >>

NZX dairy futures point to further decline in WMP

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:57 pm | BusinessDesk

NZX dairy futures point to further decline in whole milk powder from six-month low More >>

Fresh NZ seafood reaches China via Alibaba's Tmall platform

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:40 pm | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Fresh New Zealand seafood is being shipped directly to consumers in mainland China using Alibaba Group Holding's third-party sales platform, Tmall.com. More >>

Zespri and T&G's collaboration an example for all industry

Friday, 5 February 2016, 1:43 pm | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Horticulture New Zealand says the memorandum of understanding signed today between former foes Zespri and T&G Global is an example of how the horticultural industry will achieve a planned doubling in value by 2020. More >>

Novotel marks first major hotel sale in 2016

Friday, 5 February 2016, 1:36 pm | Colliers

The sale of the 139 room Novotel Wellington marks the first major hotel transaction completed this year. More >>

NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi, reduced China demand

Friday, 5 February 2016, 1:26 pm | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand wool prices declined as an increase in the kiwi dollar made the country's exports less attractive. More >>

Education buildings top of the class

Friday, 5 February 2016, 1:05 pm | Statistics New Zealand

The value of building consents for education buildings increased strongly in 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Graham to Release Debut March 25 on on Warner Bros. Records

Friday, 5 February 2016, 12:39 pm | Warner Music

Lukas Graham to Release Self-Titled Debut March 25 on Warner Bros. Records Poised for Breakout Success as ‘7 Years’ Soars up Charts More >>

Richie McCaw backs action campaign with Westpac

Friday, 5 February 2016, 12:12 pm | Westpac

Kiwis are great at setting financial goals but then never make them happen, according to new research by Westpac into why people don’t achieve their short and long term goals. More >>

New CEO announced for New Zealand Walking Access Commission

Friday, 5 February 2016, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Walking Access Commission

New CEO announced for New Zealand Walking Access Commission Eric Pyle has been appointed as the new chief executive of the New Zealand Walking Access Commission. Mr Pyle is the current chief executive of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) ... More >>

RSM sees 6% Fee Income Growth, Moves to 6 in World Rankings

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:53 am | RSM New Zealand

RSM, the adviser of choice to entrepreneurial growth-focused organisations globally, is pleased to announce a 6% increase in global fee income, to US$4.64 billion, for the financial year ending 31 December 2015. RSM has also moved up one place in the ... More >>

Opportunities for NZ Businesses to Reach Rural China

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:45 am | Alibaba Group

Auckland, New Zealand, February 5, 2016 – An increasing number of New Zealand seafood retailers are using Alibaba Group’s B2C e-commerce platform, Tmall.com, China’s largest third-party platform for brands and retailers to sell fresh products ... More >>

Complete Range of Flight Options for Emirates’ Latest

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:43 am | Emirates Airlines

Complete Range of Flight Options for Emirates’ Latest Earlybird Fares Emirates has announced the latest early bird fares for travel to Europe. Return Economy Class air fares start from $1977 while special companion fares are on offer for Business ... More >>

Small cost in removing carbon subsidy for big emitters:NZIER

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:26 am | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Removing the current subsidy for heavy emitters of greenhouse gases from the emissions trading scheme would impose "a small cost on the economy as a whole" and would be more heavily borne by the agricultural and extractive ... More >>

UPDATE2: Hallenstein shares fall on profit, dividend drop

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:14 am | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Hallenstein Glasson Holdings shares dropped after the clothing retailer said first-half profit fell about 20 percent, and it will trim its interim dividend, because a weaker New Zealand dollar and competition crimped margins. More >>

Axenic becomes SEI partner

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:10 am | axenic

Axenic Ltd today announced that it has been accepted as a Partner by the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI). As an SEI Partner, Axenic is licensed to provide official SEI services in Information Security. More >>

Domestic manufacturing sales robust, but weaker exports

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:07 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during January 2016, shows total sales in December 2015 decreased 2.84% (year on year export sales decreased by 10.76% with domestic ... More >>

UPDATE: Hallenstein shares tumble on lower profit, dividend

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:58 am | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Hallenstein Glasson Holdings shares dropped after the clothing retailer said first-half profit fell about 20 percent, and it will trim its interim dividend, because a weaker New Zealand dollar and competition crimped margins. More >>

RSM achieves 6% fee income growth

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:40 am | RSM New Zealand

RSM, the adviser of choice to entrepreneurial growth-focused organisations globally, is pleased to announce a 6% increase in global fee income, to US$4.64 billion, for the financial year ending 31 December 2015. RSM has also moved up one place in the ... More >>

Get Happy With New Website

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:33 am | Get Happy

New website and deal finder Get Happy launched this week in Auckland and Wellington. The site lets users find cheap food, drink, and entertainment options in their area. More >>

NZ directors more aware of risk, focus on cyber security

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:24 am | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Directors of New Zealand companies are increasingly aware of risk, with more focus on online threats while reputation remains important, according to a survey from the Institute of Directors and risk management firm Marsh. More >>

Fonterra Introduces Market-Linked Price for Organic Milk

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:23 am | Fonterra

The success of Fonterra’s organic business has prompted the Co-operative to introduce an independent organic milk price linked to market returns for organic products. From June 2016, organic milk payments will reflect the performance of the organics ... More >>

Visa celebrates major milestone

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:19 am | Visa

AUCKLAND, FEBRUARY 5, 2016 – Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced the launch of Visa Developer , a milestone that transforms the world’s largest retail payments network to an open platform that will drive innovation in payments and commerce. ... More >>

Brother Honoured for “Outstanding” Document Imaging Solution

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:15 am | Brother International NZ

Brother International Corporation has been acknowledged by a world leading document imaging expert for its Web Connect feature in its multifunction print range. More >>

MOU signals closer collaboration for Zespri, T&G

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:13 am | Zespri

Zespri and T&G today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) confirming their intention to work together to create value for their respective growers and shareholders. Zespri Chairman Peter McBride and T&G Global Chairman Professor Klaus Josef Lutz ... More >>

Dairy Awards Entrants in the Spotlight

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:11 am | NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Entrants in the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are being put through their paces, as judges deliberate who the first regional winners will be. Judging is currently underway in the 11 regional competitions of the 2016 New Zealand Share Farmer of ... More >>

World’s largest fruit trade show shines spotlight

Friday, 5 February 2016, 10:10 am | Plant and Food Research

World’s largest fruit trade show shines spotlight on Kiwi ingenuity. Auckland, New Zealand, February 5, 2016 - The world’s fresh produce industry is gathering in Berlin this February to showcase its wares as well as discussing global trends ... More >>

ChinaChem takeover of Syngenta - Greenpeace statement

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:58 am | Greenpeace

Beijing, 4 February 2016 - On the announcement of ChemChina to takeover the pesticide and seed company Syngenta, Philippe Schenkel, Ecological Farming Campaigner at Greenpeace Switzerland, said: More >>

Self Defence Taster Courses for Auckland Women

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:46 am | Women's Self Defence Network

The women’s self defence network wants to help Auckland women feel safer in their homes and on the street. More >>

How APEC Reconciles Trade and Climate Policies

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:39 am | APEC

Originally published in Foreign Affairs online https://www.foreignaffairs.com/ on 1 February 2016 and viewable directly at this link . More >>

Hallenstein 1H profit falls 20% on competition, weak kiwi

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:29 am | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Hallenstein Glasson Holdings, the clothing retailer, said profit declined about 20 percent in the first-half as a weaker New Zealand dollar and competition crimped margins. More >>

Air New Zealand to invest more than $25 million

Friday, 5 February 2016, 8:58 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand to invest more than $25 million in RNP for ATR Air New Zealand’s announced it’s entered into a partnership with aircraft manufacturer ATR to equip its 68-seat turboprop fleet with advanced Required Navigation Performance (RNP AR) ... More >>

NZ dollar hits fresh monthly high on fed hike doubts

Friday, 5 February 2016, 8:46 am | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar hit a new month-high as doubts grow as to whether the Federal Reserve will continue hiking interest rates this year, damping demand for the greenback. More >>

While you were sleeping: US dollar loses lustre

Friday, 5 February 2016, 7:36 am | BusinessDesk

Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Wall Street was mixed, as oil prices fluctuated, and the US dollar weakened as investors increasingly bet the Federal Reserve may hold off on raising interest rates. More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise ahead of earnings season

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 5:46 pm | BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise ahead of earnings season; Steel & Tube, Westpac gain, Z, Skellerup fall More >>

NZ dollar holds high on jobs stats, Wheeler guidance

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 5:42 pm | BusinessDesk

Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar traded near a month-high as stronger headline labour market data and signals from Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler that he won't rush to cut interest rates trumped weaker prices at this week's dairy ... More >>

Changes to fertility index will improve accuracy

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 5:27 pm | Dairy NZ

The accuracy of the national animal evaluation system is set for a boost, thanks to a change in the processing of fertility data. More >>

Gvt plan for Northland targets transport, web, Maori assets

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 5:00 pm | BusinessDesk

Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - The government has released a 10-year plan to attract investors and lift economic growth in Northland, a region that perennially underperforms the rest of the country even while being endowed with natural beauty, productive land, ... More >>

NZ Honey's fight with MPI reaches Court of Appeal

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 4:57 pm | BusinessDesk

Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - The stoush between New Zealand Honey International and the Ministry for Primary Industries over labelling has reached the Court of Appeal. More >>

NZ Honey's fight with MPI reaches Court of Appeal

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 4:57 pm | BusinessDesk

Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - The stoush between New Zealand Honey International and the Ministry for Primary Industries over labelling has reached the Court of Appeal. More >>

Dick Smith employees in Australia underpaid by A$2 mln

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 4:26 pm | BusinessDesk

Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Current and former New Zealand employees of Dick Smith are not part of the underpayment of staff annual leave, affecting entitlements worth A$2 million uncovered by the retail chain’s receiver, Ferrier Hodgson. More >>

Weekly Overview February 4 2016

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 4:24 pm | BNZ

Two weeks ago I listed reasons why despite the dairying downturn growth in the NZ economy would remain good especially compared with other countries and this would limit scope for lower interest rates, support jobs growth, and keep the NZD from ... More >>

Revbox set for European impact

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 3:58 pm | Revbox

New Zealand based Revbox is set to make an impact in the European market after securing a distribution deal with Belgium premium bike manufacturer Ridley. More >>

Celebrity, 'your own crowd' crucial to crowdfunding success

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 3:30 pm | BusinessDesk

Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi startup D’Arcy Polychrome is commercialising a unique technology, drikolor, that could disrupt the global decorative paint market. Yet the firm raised only half of its minimum target in a recent equity crowdfunding offer. More >>

Gyms Risk Breaching Unfair Terms Ban

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 3:30 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is calling on gyms to get their membership contracts into shape. A Consumer NZ review of contracts found many contained terms unfairly weighted in the gym’s favour that risk breaching the Fair Trading Act. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue ... More >>

Stronger NZ Dollar Lowers Local Wool Prices

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 3:15 pm | NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s C.E.O, Mr John Dawson reports that a resurgent New Zealand dollar compared to the last sale on 28th January impacted on this week’s wool sales with most types easing. More >>

Aotearoa Fisheries appoints new directors to Sealord

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 2:53 pm | Sealord

Aotearoa Fisheries Limited is making changes to its appointed directors to Sealord Group Limited in order to have a complete alignment of its appointees with its own board. Aotearoa Fisheries owns 50% of Sealord on behalf of all Māori, and as such ... More >>

Wanted: Beer-Drinkers to Help Save the Entire World

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 2:48 pm | DB Export

DB Export asks for help to bring back environmentally-friendly DB Export Brewtroleum Beer-drinkers of New Zealand, in 2015 a true Kiwi invention was born when DB Export brought you DB Export Brewtroleum, a high grade biofuel made from the by-product ... More >>

TPP will help remove regulatory barriers

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 2:31 pm | Deer Industry NZ

The main benefit for the deer industry from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will be the ability to challenge any potentially unfair regulations imposed by importing countries. More >>

Air New Zealand appoints new Chief People Officer

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 2:19 pm | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has appointed Jodie King to the Executive position of Chief People Officer effective 29 February. Jodie takes over the role from Lorraine Murphy, who is moving to Australia to become Group Executive - People at National Australia Bank. ... More >>

P&O to launch record cruise season

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 2:09 pm | P and O Cruises

New Zealand’s burgeoning cruise industry is set to receive a huge boost with the arrival of P&O Cruises’ Pacific Pearl into Auckland today for the launch of the cruise line’s biggest ever New Zealand season, lasting a record five months. More >>

Nuance Releases Dragon Professional Group for NZ Enterprise

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 2:07 pm | Nuance Communications

Nuance’s New Dragon Professional Group Offers Simplified Distribution and Management of Speech Recognition Software across Enterprises Now Available in New Zealand to help organisations and departments boost productivity and competitiveness More >>

 

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