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New Board announced for The Chamber

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 6:56 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Board for 2019/2020 was announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 23 October 2019. The successful candidates are: More >>

Dodson Motorsport Appoints David Sweas as CEO

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 4:02 pm | Dodson Motorsport

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – 23 October 2019 – Dodson Motorsport, the world leader in aftermarket dual-clutch transmission components for high-horsepower performance vehicles, has announced the appointment of David Sweas as Chief Executive Officer, ... More >>

Tekapo Springs celebrates 12 years in business

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 3:56 pm | Tekapo Springs

Not many New Zealand tourism businesses could lay claim to 12 years of consistent ground-breaking new products and innovation. But Tekapo Springs in the heart of the South Island’s Mackenzie district is one such business, born of a visionary local ... More >>

Kiwi auctioneers out to be the best in Australasia

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 3:29 pm | REINZ

Kiwis Aaron Davis from Harcourts Auckland Regional Office and Robert Tulp from LJ Hooker Avnu will be representing New Zealand and taking on 17 of Australasia’s best auctioneers as they vie for the ultimate gavel at the 2019 Australasian Auctioneering ... More >>

Summer boosted by many favourable conditions

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 2:21 pm | Century 21 Real Estate

The Reserve Bank didn’t lower the Official Cash Rate last month, but let’s not forget it has already given the local real estate market a good shot in the arm. More >>

Car streets ahead for travel to work and education

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 1:02 pm | Statistics New Zealand

More than 1.4 million working people drove a private car, truck, or van to work and more than 120,000 students drove to their place of education according to the 2018 Census, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Patoka dairy farm offers excellent returns

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 12:41 pm | Bayleys

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Tourism industry facing a steady summer season

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 10:29 am | Tourism Export Council

Tourism operators are being advised to think about sustainability and their environmental credentials as they gear up for the peak summer season. More >>

Kevin Jennings Resigns as Executive Manager at Film Otago

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 9:35 am | Film Otago Southland

The Chair of Film Otago Southland (FOS), Michael Hesp, announced today that Kevin Jennings, ‘KJ’, has resigned as Executive Manager effective 31 December 2019. More >>

Plus4 adds one more in Wellington

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 8:58 am | Plus 4

Plus4 Insurance Solutions ( Plus4 ), the national insurance advisory and financial services group, today announced that Wellington adviser Calum MacLeod has joined the group. Calum established his own company Policywise in late 2017, having identified ... More >>

NZICC fire

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 8:57 am | Fletcher Building

Auckland, 23 October 2019: On 22 October 2019 a significant fire started at the Fletcher Building Limited (“Fletcher Building”) construction site of the New Zealand International Convention Centre. All Fletcher Construction Company staff ... More >>

New era for Air New Zealand’s International Network

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 8:27 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is accelerating its ambitions for North America and will launch a non-stop service between Auckland and New York using its 787-9 Dreamliner in October 2020. To direct capacity to faster-growing markets, the airline has also made the ... More >>

ERA Hiking Employee Awards

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 5:34 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

Recent Employment Relations Authority (ERA) cases have amply demonstrated the state of the nation with respect to employee awards for poor terminations. More >>

NZ company fined NZ$36,000 for unsolicited messages

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 5:28 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The New Zealand Trustees Association (NZTA) and founder, Errol Anderson, have been fined a total penalty of NZ$ 44,000 in the Auckland High Court for sending unsolicited commercial electronic messages. NZTA is required to pay NZ$ 36,000, while Mr. Anderson ... More >>

Female-dominated jobs more susceptible to automation

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 4:30 pm | Hays

Female-dominated occupations are more vulnerable to automation, which could further widen the gender pay gap, warns recruiting experts Hays. More >>

Supported employers key to trades training review says MTA

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 4:16 pm | Motor Trade Association

The Motor Trade Association says the current review of vocational education will only succeed if it delivers the right support for employer-teachers and workplace classrooms. While welcoming yesterday’s announcement that the Government has allocated ... More >>

Hotel management students receive boost from industry

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 4:02 pm | Tourism Industry Association

The scholarships were on offer to young New Zealanders entering their final year of degree study in hotel management. More >>

Airways NZ’s simulation technology bound for Malaysia

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 2:49 pm | Airways New Zealand

Airways International Ltd is pleased to announce it has partnered with International Aeradio Ltd (IAL) to provide a turnkey tower simulator solution based on its TotalControl simulation technology for air traffic control training at Malaysia’s Mukah Airport. More >>

Fidelity Life reports solid result

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 2:21 pm | Fidelity Life

Fidelity Life, New Zealand’s largest locally owned and operated life insurer and two-time ANZIIF New Zealand Life Insurance Company of the Year, has reported a solid result for the 2019 financial year as it steps up its customer-focused transformation. More >>

Super Liquor pleased with Employment Court ruling

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 2:04 pm | Super Liquor

Campbell McMahon, Chief Executive of Super Liquor Holdings Limited said he is pleased with the ruling of the Employment Court against former franchisees P & K Parihar for historic breaches of employment law over a number of years at two Super Liquor ... More >>

S&P Dow Jones Indices Launches Skim Milk Powder Index

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 1:37 pm | S and P Dow Jones Indices

WELLINGTON, OCTOBER 22, 2019:  S&P Dow Jones Indices (“S&P DJI”), the world’s leading index provider, announced today the launch of the  S&P GSCI Skim Milk Powder , the latest in a series of single commodity indices based ... More >>

Focus on Centreport Regeneration Now Insurance Finalised

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 1:20 pm | CentrePort

The regeneration of CentrePort has taken a major step forward with the finalisation of one of the largest insurance claims in New Zealand. Nearly three years after the November 14 Kaikoura Earthquake caused major damage, CentrePort has finalised the ... More >>

Staff Exploitation Unacceptable – Retail NZ

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 1:14 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says most retailers and franchise owners do their best to comply with employment laws, and it’s unacceptable for franchise business owners to exploit their staff. The comments come following today’s Employment Court decision in relation to the ... More >>

Let’sPlay.Live signs deal with Vodafone New Zealand

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 12:29 pm | LPL

Let’sPlay.Live (LPL), Australasia’s leading esports tournament organisation and media broadcast company, has signed a multi-year partnership with Vodafone New Zealand, boosting the growing NZ gaming industry and linking gamers with one of the ... More >>

Japan’s #1 favourite Suntory BOSS Coffee brand lands in NZ

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 12:19 pm | BOSS Coffee

From ramen to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Japanese innovation is everywhere; our fascination with all things Japanese is on the increase. The land of matcha, cherry blossoms, emojis, sushi and animé has always captivated our imagination; now we can add another ... More >>

YHA New Zealand Celebrates Carbon Footprint Reduction of 21%

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 12:05 pm | YHA NZ

New Zealand: YHA New Zealand reconfirmed its carboNZeroCertTM certification this week by celebrating a 21% reduction in carbon emissions since 2016. More >>

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 >>