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Refunds for Home Direct customers

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 7:17 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is urging customers of mobile trader Home Direct to check if they are eligible for a credit or refund, after the High Court declared that terms in its contracts relating to its “voucher entitlement scheme” were unfair and ... More >>

Changes to Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 5:01 pm | Branz

Challenge host BRANZ, and all the Challenge Parties are pleased to announce changes to the governance group of Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities: Ko Ngā wā Kāinga hei whakamāhorahora. More >>

Don't make students the victims of strike action

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 4:57 pm | Go Bus

In a message to members of First Union who are striking for 24-hours from 4am tomorrow morning, Go Bus has implored them not to make students who are sitting exams the victims of their industrial action. “We have sufficient drivers to provide services ... More >>

AirpointsTM to celebrate 30 years

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 4:45 pm | Air New Zealand

AirpointsTM is celebrating its 30th birthday, by giving away a massive 300,000 Airpoints DollarsTM to its members. More >>

Shielding Critical Data on Servers

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 4:10 pm | Katana Technologies Limited

It used to be that Ransomware only looked at the local drive and then mapped drives to seek out files and folders to encrypt, but a whole new strain has the capability to encrypt files over network shares, even if they are not mapped to network drives. More >>

Technology grows business from ground up

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 4:02 pm | Real Communications

The business landscape has changed dramatically from when Grant and Robynne Hayman started Headford Propagators 25 years ago, with technology helping the pair grow the Waimate-based business from the ground up. More >>

Advisory Works partners with Waking Giants

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:51 pm | Waking Giants

Advisory.Works, a leading business advisory and consultancy firm, today announced that it has partnered with Waking Giants , a prominent brand strategy and implementation company. More >>

Updated Pipeline a sign of progress for Infrastructure

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:45 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Today’s update of the Infrastructure Pipeline is a sign that the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga is making good progress and we look forward to more government agencies, councils, and council-controlled organisations contributing ... More >>

Technology drives letterbox sales

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:20 pm | Real Communications

The humble letterbox has continued to remain central to Roger and Janine Donaldson’s Waimate-based business, despite most of their work being done online. More >>

XE Data Update - NZ 2-year Inflation Expectations

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:13 pm | XE Money Transfer

The RBNZ Inflation Expectations numbers for Q4 have just been released. More >>

First Electric Heavy Vehicle (eHV) for NZ Roads

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:59 pm | ContainerCo

Container hire and sales business ContainerCo, with support from Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA), has introduced New Zealand’s largest electric heavy vehicle (eHV). More >>

E-commerce transforms Waimate winery

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:37 pm | Real Communications

Embracing the world of e-commerce has transformed boutique family-run business, Point Bush Wines, located in the Hunter Hills near Waimate. More >>

Whakamana will equity crowdfund a new cannabis museum

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:30 pm | Whakamana Museum

Ahead of New Zealand’s 2020 cannabis referendum, Whakamana plans to open Christchurch’s first cannabis museum and research institute. More >>

Air New Zealand adds further capacity to regional routes

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:22 pm | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is adding hundreds more regional flights to its schedule at the start of 2020 following the withdrawal of Jetstar’s regional services. The airline will operate an additional 586 one-way flights from January to March on services ... More >>

BSA takes active approach towards prevention of harm

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:20 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

The BSA has today released its 2018/19 Annual Report which highlights its active approach to maintaining freedom of expression in broadcasting without harm. More >>

Wairarapa Bakery to Use 100% Kiwi and Local Flour

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 2:08 pm | Breadcraft

Wairarapa, Tuesday 12 November 2019 - Breadcraft Wairarapa and its brands Rebel Bakehouse and Cottage Lane will only use 100% Kiwi flour by the end of 2019, the first New Zealand bakery of its size to do so. More >>

Kiwi workers want praise not perks

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 1:29 pm | Hays Recruitment

Would you rather your boss praised your successes or offered you unwanted perks? According to recruiting experts Hays, most employees prefer the former, which is why organisations could forgo headline-grabbing perks in favour of a simple ‘thank ... More >>

Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year nominations are open

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 11:40 am | Dairy Womens Network

A celebration of women who make outstanding contributions to the dairy industry enters its ninth year as nominations for the Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year are open. More >>

New tech builds homes in under a week

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 11:37 am | Nautilus

Homes and buildings can be constructed in under one week with the introduction of a new building system launched today. More >>

Development agency launches destination guide on WeChat

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 11:15 am | ATEED

In a first for New Zealand, Chinese visitors to Auckland will have up-to-the-minute information about the region at their fingertips through the most popular Chinese communications and social platform WeChat. More >>

Australian visitor arrivals reach new heights

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 11:12 am | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals from Australia exceeded 1.5 million for the year ended September 2019, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Fly My Sky Introduce Scheduled Flights & Tours to Hobbiton

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10:16 am | Fly My Sky

Fly My Sky, a Qualmark Gold endorsed, New Zealand owned airline based at Auckland Airport, has announced the introduction of scheduled flights and tours to the Hobbiton Movie Set. More >>

Authority seeks more information on the futures market

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10:06 am | Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority has released a discussion paper to inform its review of the performance of the futures market and current market making arrangements. More >>

Z opens first Habitual Fix on a highway site

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:59 am | Z Energy

Z Energy is opening the first ever Habitual Fix on a highway to give commuters and holiday makers a healthy option at the popular Bombay stop-over south of Auckland. More >>

Deloitte’s State of the State series makes recommendations

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:56 am | Deloitte

Deloitte’s State of the State 2019 series wrapped up today with its final article, “Opportunities for all: Recommendations for a fairer future” . The series, written in partnership with Victoria University of Wellington, explores perspectives on how ... More >>

Air NZ trials central Queenstown check-in and bag drop

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:26 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand will introduce a pop-up check-in and bag drop service in downtown Queenstown from next week to provide added convenience to its customers. More >>

Beca MD Darryl-Lee Wendelborn wins national Award

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:13 am | Beca International

Beca’s New Zealand Managing Director, Darryl-Lee Wendelborn, won the Engineering Leadership Award at the Engineering New Zealand ENVI awards on Thursday 7 November. More >>

Hopster Announces Partnership Deal with SKY New Zealand

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:46 am | Hopster

London, 11 November 2019 – Hopster , the award-winning preschool educational and entertainment digital platform that develops young children’s learning through kids TV shows, music, games and books has announced that it has secured a partnership ... More >>

XE Morning Update

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:40 am |

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6369 (mid-rate) this morning. The NZD is the only currency keeping pace with the British pound, which has pushed higher as the chances of a Conservative win increase. News that the Brexit Party will not contest the 317 electorates ... More >>

Mercury commits to completing NZ’s largest wind farm

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:39 am | Mercury Energy

12 November 2019 – Mercury has amended its contracts with Vestas to complete New Zealand’s largest wind farm at the Turitea site near Palmerston North. Mercury’s Chief Executive, Fraser Whineray, announced today that Mercury has committed to build ... More >>

Southland highest performing region for investors

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:37 am | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

The Southland region is currently the strongest performing region for investors with residential property with the second highest capital gains and second highest yield according to new research from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). ... More >>

Nurse Practitioner Joins Shorecare Team

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:21 am | Shorecare

Shorecare has recently employed a new nurse practitioner, with special interests in wound care and the elderly. Shorecare, who have been providing Urgent Care services to the North Shore for over 45 years, have a large team across two locations, Smales ... More >>

New Zealand’s First Taco Bell Opens Its Doors

Monday, 11 November 2019, 8:05 pm | Taco Bell

Monday 11 November 2019 - From tomorrow, Kiwis will be treated to a Taco Tuesday like no other, with the much-anticipated arrival of the American powerhouse brand Taco Bell to our shores. More >>

PEPANZ Chair honoured with Taranaki Mayoral Award

Monday, 11 November 2019, 5:55 pm | PEPANZ

The Petroleum and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) is delighted that PEPANZ Chair and Todd Energy CEO Dr Joanna Breare has been honoured with the 2019 Taranaki Mayoral Award for Business Excellence. More >>

Meat processing sector trials ‘wearable’ technology

Monday, 11 November 2019, 5:02 pm | Meat Industry Association

New wearable technology designed to reduce the risk of injury is being trialled by New Zealand’s meat processing sector. More >>

New Zealand’s Newest Training College

Monday, 11 November 2019, 4:51 pm | City and Guilds

Agri Training is set to become New Zealand's newest education provider and will be based in Mid Canterbury. The Agri Training programme will be fully user pays and has a goal of lifting training in the primary industries to a new standard in partnership ... More >>

Marlborough medical cannabis company raises $500k in 2 days

Monday, 11 November 2019, 4:45 pm | PledgeMe

Pledges from the New Zealand public has seen medical cannabis grower Puro reach their minimum crowdfunding target of half a million dollars by Friday, 8 November. Since the weekend they've raised another $320k, bringing the total raise to $820k. They ... More >>

The best in hair, beauty and barbering announced

Monday, 11 November 2019, 4:07 pm | Kitomba

New Zealand’s top hair and beauty professionals were recognised for their creativity, dedication and business skills at The Industry Awards last night, held at Te Papa in Wellington. More >>

Large industrial land holding for sale

Monday, 11 November 2019, 4:00 pm | Bayleys

A significant chunk of s industrial zoned land in the Waikato township of Morrinsville is being offered for sale. More >>

RBNZ 'should' cut. Well they?

Monday, 11 November 2019, 2:19 pm | Kiwibank

• The RBNZ's decision is in focus this week. A cut to 0.75% 'should' be made. But conviction in the call has evaporated from a certainty, to a coin toss. • If the RBNZ don't cut this week, we will expect a cut in Feb. So why wait? They risk ... More >>

DLA Piper advises Seequent on acquisition of GEOSLOPE

Monday, 11 November 2019, 1:28 pm | DLA Piper

DLA Piper has advised Accel-KKR and its portfolio company, Seequent Limited (“Seequent”), in connection with its acquisition of GEOSLOPE International Ltd. (“GEOSLOPE”), a Canadian-based company that creates integrated, geotechnical analysis software. More >>

Cannabis startup partners with world-leading producer

Monday, 11 November 2019, 12:27 pm | Nature's Answer

An ambitious medicinal cannabis startup has forged an exclusive relationship with the world’s leading producers of research and remedies which can deliver substantial health benefits. In its quest to provide the most consistent, high quality and trusted ... More >>

Deer farm benefits from technology

Monday, 11 November 2019, 12:18 pm | Real Communications

After taking over Rupert Red Deer two years ago, Kiri and Josh Brook have reaped the benefit of Kiri’s parent’s hard work in laying the basis for the successful enterprise. More >>

Go Bus strike continues with dangerous managerial behaviour

Monday, 11 November 2019, 11:54 am | FIRST Union

FIRST Union Go Bus drivers in South Auckland say this morning’s picket action turned into something much more serious as two senior Go Bus managers manned buses and attempted to forcefully drive through the peaceful picket line, putting striking union members ... More >>

Nutrient spreading standard, can help farmers

Monday, 11 November 2019, 11:51 am | New Zealand Groundspread Fertiliser Association

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) is encouraging farmers and contractors to look to Spreadmark to help mitigate environmental risk when spreading fertiliser and other nutrients. More >>

Labour Inspectorate continues to hold directors liable

Monday, 11 November 2019, 11:00 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Satyam Limited, which was operating a convenience store in Dunedin, to pay $18,000 in penalties, and its director, Sunilkumar Dalpatbhai Mistry, to personally pay a further $9,000 in penalties for negligent ... More >>

Spending slips in October

Monday, 11 November 2019, 10:46 am | Statistics New Zealand

Retail card spending fell 0.6 percent in October 2019, with less spent on long-lasting goods such as hardware and appliances, as well as a dip in day-to-day spending on food and drinks, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Avertana wins global engineering award

Monday, 11 November 2019, 9:56 am | Avertana

Auckland process technology company Avertana has won a leading global engineering award, taking out the Sustainability category at the respected IChemE Global Awards, an annual worldwide competition for excellence in chemical engineering, for its process ... More >>


Monday, 11 November 2019, 9:09 am | Advantage

7 November 2019 – Advantage announced its new Dark Web monitoring services provided through its partnership with ID Agent , provider of Dark Web monitoring and identity theft protection solutions. With Dark Web ID , Advantage offers around the clock ... More >>

XE Morning Update November 11, 2019

Monday, 11 November 2019, 7:59 am | XE Morning Update

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6235 (mid-rate) this morning. Trade talks once again dominated the markets on Friday, with Thursday evening’s optimism quashed by Trump going into Friday’s close. President Trump told reporters on Friday that he has not agreed ... More >>

Spark unveils ‘Unplan Metro’

Monday, 11 November 2019, 7:50 am | Spark NZ

Spark has revealed its latest wireless broadband offering – Unplan Metro – which offers selected Auckland customers the largest ever data allowance available on wireless broadband in New Zealand to date. More >>

Queenstown the hottest destination for Kiwis this summer

Monday, 11 November 2019, 7:25 am | Holiday Houses

Thousands of Kiwis will be packing up the car or climbing on a plane to enjoy one of New Zealand’s best known destinations this Christmas with Queenstown the hottest destination to enjoy the summer sun, according to data released by Trade Me’s Holiday ... More >>

Singles’ Day kicks off busiest period of the year

Monday, 11 November 2019, 7:04 am | New Zealand Post

Monday 11 November kicks off the busiest period of the year for parcel delivery business NZ Post – beginning with the online shopping frenzy known as Singles’ Day. More >>

2019 New Zealand Architecture Awards announced

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Institute of Architects

Nineteen projects, located at sites from Great Barrier Island in the north to Dunedin in the south, won New Zealand Architecture Awards at a ceremony in Queenstown on Saturday 9 November. More >>

First PledgeMe milestone met - Puro set to grow!

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 12:24 pm | Puro New Zealand

First PledgeMe milestone met - Puro set to grow! Puro media release, 10 November 2019 A Marlborough-based medical cannabis start-up reached its minimum target within the first three days of its PledgeMe crowdfunding campaign. Managing director Tim ... More >>

REINZ announces new Director to its Board

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 11:20 am | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has today announced that it has appointed a new Independent Director to the REINZ Board – Jo Clifford. More >>

Kaikōura project wins top engineering award

Friday, 8 November 2019, 4:54 pm | KiwiRail

KiwiRail, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and their project partners in the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery alliance (NCTIR) have won the top New Zealand engineering honour, taking out the Supreme Award at the Engineering NZ ENVI ... More >>

Contract to Build 6 Wharf Signed

Friday, 8 November 2019, 2:40 pm | Napier Port

Napier Port (NZX.NPH) today signed the contract with HEB Construction to build its multi-purpose 350 metre wharf, which will boost the port’s ability to handle more and larger ships. More >>

Congratulations to Re-Leased

Friday, 8 November 2019, 2:23 pm | Export New Zealand

The success of Hawke's Bay ExportNZ member Re-Leased at the New Zealand International Business Awards is to be congratulated, says John Milford, CE of Business Central and ExportNZ Central. More >>

Kiwi broker wins international award

Friday, 8 November 2019, 1:40 pm | Global Albatross

New Zealand’s only international medical insurance intermediary has scooped a global award for the second time in 3 years. More >>