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Allied Farmers to raise up to $1.2M

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 4:40 pm | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - Allied Farmers, which owns a livestock business and has a holding company that is selling down loans and property assets acquired from Hanover and United Finance, plans to raise as much as $1.2 million to repay debt and provide ... More >>

Enprise appoints new General Manager and MYOB specialists

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 3:42 pm | Enprise

Auckland, New Zealand. 28 April 2015. Enprise Solutions New Zealand – specialist in MYOB EXO and MYOB Advanced enterprise implementation, support and consulting – has appointed Grant Harwood as General Manager Auckland, and Angela Napper and Ray ... More >>

Xero shares decline, as investors digest FY, US CFO loss

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 3:37 pm | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Xero have dropped to the lowest level since the cloud-based accounting software firm announced its $147.2 million capital raising in February, as investors digest its full year result and the sudden departure of ... More >>

Strong Growth Supports NZME’s Approach to Digital

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 3:10 pm | NZME.

Over the past 12 months, has grown faster than any of the sites in the top 20 most-visited in New Zealand. NZME’s Group Director Digital Laura Maxwell-Hansen says their digital audience growth has increased 23% year on year, higher than Stuff, ... More >>

Fairfax Media NZ appoints Jeremy Rees

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 3:09 pm | Fairfax Media

Jeremy Rees has been appointed to the newly-established National Community Titles editor role at Fairfax Media New Zealand. More >>

Bishop encourages nominations for Hall of Fame

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 2:41 pm | New Zealand National Party

National List MP Based in the Hutt Valley, Chris Bishop is encouraging Hutt residents to nominate a business to the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, for induction into the “Wellington Region Business Hall of Fame”. More >>

George Weston investing $2 million in high protein bread

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 2:05 pm | George Weston Foods

George Weston Foods is investing $2 million in developing and marketing high protein breads in an effort to return value to the embattled white bread category. More >>

Spark to credit cost of calls to Nepal

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 1:43 pm | Spark

Spark announced today it will credit its customers for the cost of landline and mobile calls and texts to Nepal in the days following Saturday’s earthquake. More >>

Just Water shareholders approve A$11M sale of Australia unit

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 12:51 pm | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - Just Water International, the water cooler and supplies business 79 percent owned by founder Tony Falkenstein, got the greenlight for the sale of its Australian business for A$11 million, a transaction that will leave it ... More >>

New crane will streamline Northland freight traffic

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 12:16 pm | Northport Port

Northport is to purchase a $5 million mobile crane for delivery by the end of the year, giving it the ability for the first time to load dedicated container vessels. The move will give Northland businesses the opportunity to access international container ... More >>

SPCA Auckland appoints new CEO

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 12:15 pm | SPCA

SPCA Auckland’s board is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Midgen as its new chief executive officer. More >>

Giving welfare recipients choice increases costs

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 12:11 pm | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - Letting people choose how their government funds for social service are spent is likely to be more costly than traditional delivery through government agencies because people making choices tend to use their full entitlements, according ... More >>

Vodafone provides support for Nepal

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 11:58 am | Vodafone

Vodafone will credit its New Zealand customers’ calls and TXTs to Nepal following the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Saturday. More >>

Provinces urged to make full use of new air services

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 11:24 am | Far North Holdings

Provincial New Zealand has been urged to use new air services to Auckland or risk losing them either partially or completely. The stark warning was issued today by Far North mayor John Carter at a ceremony at Kaitaia airport to mark the final Air ... More >>

Dairy Awards Trainees Begin Tour

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 11:24 am | New Zealand Diary Industry Awards Trust

The 11 finalists in the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year competition begin a three-day study tour of the Central Plateau and Waikato today, where they will visit award-winning farmers and gain a greater insight into the dairy industry. More >>

Healthy Print Thrives in Digital Age

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 11:02 am | Healthy Food Media Limited

As many businesses around the world are disrupted by digital, at least one print magazine continues to shine, both here and internationally. More >>

Council-owned holiday park pitched for sale

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:53 am | Bayleys

A popular Rotorua holiday park has been placed on the market as a freehold going concern. More >>

Large-scale industrial property goes up for sale

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:44 am | Bayleys

Large-scale industrial property with one of New Zealand’s longest tenancies goes up for sale More >>

Celebrating Why Our Region Is Great For Business

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:41 am | Business Kapiti Horowhenua Inc

“In every region of the world, local conditions influence what thrives there,” says Business Kapiti Horowhenua Chairman, Mark Ternent. “So for the 2015 Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards we wanted to celebrate the unique local conditions ... More >>

New growth opportunities for NZ Agri

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:40 am | ANZ New Zealand

New growth opportunities for NZ Agri as ASEAN becomes Asia’s third engine of growth More >>

2degrees to credit all calls and SMS to Nepal

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:24 am | 2 Degrees Mobile

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal in the weekend, 2degrees will be crediting all calls and SMS messages made to mobiles and landlines in Nepal from Friday 24th April until midnight Wednesday 29th April. More >>

Orion Health posts 7% increase in annual operating revenue

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:22 am | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - Orion Health Group, the healthcare management software developer, posted a 7 percent increase in annual operating revenue as growth in the Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East regions made up for a slowdown in North America. More >>

Asia Summit 2015 – how to attract the new Asian traveller

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:22 am | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport’s Asia Summit is a key tourism event which will this year focus on how to attract the new Asian traveller to New Zealand across the four seasons. More >>

Workers’ Memorial Day a call to action for leaders

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:13 am | Business Leaders' Health and Safety Forum

Workers’ Memorial Day (April 28th) is a powerful reminder to people in positions of influence and power about their vital role in fostering safe and healthy workplaces, says the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum. More >>

Slingshot top broadband provider yet again

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 10:02 am | Slingshot

Slingshot has won best ISP in the Quality Service Awards 2015 presented by popular monthly magazine Reader’s Digest. In the Landline and ISP category, Slingshot was a clear winner ahead of all the other New Zealand telcos. The research, which canvassed ... More >>

No Interest Loans now available for low-income families

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:58 am | Joint Press Release

BNZ, Good Shepherd NZ, Ministry of Social Development and The Salvation Army have launched the second stage of their successful Community Finance initiative – the No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS). More >>

NZF's second reverse listing plan fails

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:50 am | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - NZF Group, the listed financial services company blocked from liquidating earlier this year by its major noteholder, is mulling liquidation again, after plans to sell its listed shell for a reverse listing failed a second ... More >>

Emirates Economy Inflight Ent from NZ gets even better

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:50 am | Emirates Airlines

Emirates is further enhancing the entertainment experience for Economy Class travellers with the launch of new, redesigned headsets for its award-winning ice entertainment system in Economy Class. More >>

SLI Systems says second-half revenue will miss guidance

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:31 am | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - SLI Systems, the online retail search engine developer, said revenue in the second half of its financial year will be less than expected because of a shortfall in American sales after it reorganised its sales team, and ... More >>

One Step Closer to Finding the Nation’s Top Steak

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:25 am | Beef And Lamb NZ

The 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Steak of Origin competition charges ahead with today’s announcement of the successful semi-finalists. More >>

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7660 (mid-rate) this morning

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 9:01 am | HiFX

The NZD has bounced back against the USD after the US March durable goods order showed weakness in business spending. Tomorrow we have both our Trade Balance and ANZ Business Confidence data releases, but the real drivers will come from Thursdays FOMC and ... More >>

Emirates Scores Double Honours From New Zealand Public

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 8:59 am | Emirates Airlines

Emirates Airline is celebrating achieving honours for its service as judged by the New Zealand public in two separate surveys. More >>

NZ dollar advances against weak US dollar ahead of Fed, RBNZ

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 8:37 am | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar advanced against a weaker US dollar as traders push out expectations for a US interest rate hike, with both the US Federal Reserve and New Zealand's Reserve Bank scheduled to decide on interest rates on Thursday. More >>

Reserve Bank likely to confirm no rate hike this Thursday

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 7:42 am | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank will likely change its language in this week’s review of the official cash rate after a senior bank official last week said a hike in interest rates isn’t being considered at present. More >>

ADInstruments Brazil welcomes New Zealand Trade Delegation

Sunday, 26 April 2015, 11:30 am | Glow Consulting

The Brazil office of ADInstruments, a world leader in data acquisition solutions for life sciences, has today welcomed the New Zealand Science and Innovation Minister Stephen Joyce and the New Zealand Consul General and Trade Commissioner in Brazil, ... More >>

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Chief Executive Appointed

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 10:53 am | Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

The Chair of the Board of Trustees of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Jane Kominik, has today announced the appointment of Rebecca Elvy as Chief Executive of Ngā Taonga. More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise; Spark, Meridian gain

Friday, 24 April 2015, 5:38 pm | BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, paced by Spark New Zealand and Meridian Energy, as investors sought dividend paying stocks. Xero dropped after it reported its full year loss nearly doubled. More >>

Kiwi heads for 1.7% weekly fall as RBNZ rules out rate hike

Friday, 24 April 2015, 5:29 pm | BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.7 percent decline this week after Reserve Bank assistant governor John McDermott ruled out interest rate hikes ahead of the central bank's official cash rate review next week. More >>

Copy wrong? Copy right!

Friday, 24 April 2015, 4:59 pm | Internet NZ

This is a blog post that has appeared on InternetNZ's website at: . If you would like to be removed from the list that receives blog posts, please email . More >>

Commerce Commission prosecutes Twenty Fifty Club

Friday, 24 April 2015, 4:44 pm | Commerce Commission

Twenty Fifty Club Ltd and its sole director Gavin John Marsich have today appeared in the Manukau District Court facing 17 charges in relation to its pay-day loans business. More >>

Opus wins award for innovative environmental management

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:36 pm | Opus International Consultants

Opus International Consultants (Opus) has received an award from the New Zealand Planning Institute for its role in the development of an innovative Adaptive Management Framework for managing environmental impacts from Auckland Harbour Bridge maintenance. More >>

Chinese demand drives lamb wool price rises to 6-week high

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:33 pm | BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand lamb wool prices rose to a six-week high at auction yesterday on increased demand from China for the apparel fibre. More >>

Short-list for Auckland’s passenger rail contract

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:14 pm | Auckland Transport

Short-list for Auckland’s passenger rail contract Auckland Transport has short-listed three companies that will be invited to tender to operate passenger rail services from 1 July 2016. They are Serco NZ, Transdev Auckland and KiwiRail. Mark Lambert, ... More >>

Communicate at the Speed of Light with Panasonic

Friday, 24 April 2015, 3:02 pm | Panasonic

Auckland, 24 April 2015 - Panasonic System Solutions Asia Pacific has introduced the latest additions to its High Definition Visual Communications (HDVC) System, a platform for multi-site, enterprise-grade video conferencing. The two new models, ... More >>

Why is Wellington keeping its high business differentials?

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:52 pm | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council Wellington Branch is calling for the city to scrap business differentials and replace it with targeted rates. More >>

Spark's market cap slips, as investors weigh competition

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:33 pm | BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand, formerly Telecom Corp, has slipped from being the country’s largest listed company, as investors mull its transformation away from telecommunications and the risk of increased competition. More >>

Sounds Air expands to 100,000 regional seats over next year

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:26 pm | Wellington Airport Limited

Sounds Air expands to 100,000 regional seats over the next year Sounds Air announced today that they will be introducing daily flights between Wellington to Taupo in the next few months. With existing routes to Wanganui, Blenheim, Nelson, Picton and ... More >>

Fonterra reshuffles management team

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:20 pm | BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s largest dairy exporter, has changed two senior management roles in a bid to push its value-add strategy harder in the wake of shareholder criticism over its weak half-year financial ... More >>

Central North Island to host tourism activity extravaganza

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:09 pm | TIANZ

In the biggest event of its kind, the Central North Island will host more than 540 TRENZ delegates, including hundreds of the world’s most influential travel and tourism buyers, to an afternoon of activities ranging from tandem sky diving to wine ... More >>

Auckland’s Container Port Takes Top Spot

Friday, 24 April 2015, 1:54 pm | Ports of Auckland

Ministry of Transport statistics show Auckland is the best performing container port in New Zealand. Statistics compiled on the performance of all New Zealand container ports show Ports of Auckland is now unequivocally the best performing container port ... More >>

Fonterra Management Appointments

Friday, 24 April 2015, 1:39 pm | Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced changes to the roles and responsibilities of two members of the Fonterra Management Team. Jacqueline Chow, who is currently Managing Director Global Brands and Nutrition, is stepping into the newly created ... More >>

New Zealand returns world class results

Friday, 24 April 2015, 1:31 pm | Colliers International

This is a key finding in Colliers Internationals’ Capital Markets Report where prime average commercial, retail and industrial yields in Auckland and Wellington proved higher than their global counterparts. More >>

New Zealand returns world class results

Friday, 24 April 2015, 1:31 pm | Colliers International

New Zealand returns world class results Offshore investors look to New Zealand property markets April 24, 2015 New Zealand is emerging as one of the preferred property markets for global investors. More >>

CLOUD M launches first business app for the Apple Watch

Friday, 24 April 2015, 1:28 pm | Cloud M

New Zealand’s leading health and safety app Blerter will be available on Apple’s revolutionary wearable Apple Watch at launch. More >>

Fonterra Management Appointments - 24 April 2015

Friday, 24 April 2015, 1:24 pm | Alastair Thompson

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced changes to the roles and responsibilities of two members of the Fonterra Management Team. More >>

Horticultural production tops $7B, led by wine and apples

Friday, 24 April 2015, 12:31 pm | BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) - Horticultural production has topped $7 billion for the first time, with good growth in nearly all the main industries, including wine, apples, potatoes, and onions. More >>

Changes on Plunket Foundation Board

Friday, 24 April 2015, 12:29 pm | Plunket Foundation

Plunket President Andree Talbot has announced the resignation of Plunket Foundation Chair, Sir Ray Avery. Sir Ray was appointed Chair in June 2013, and was instrumental in the appointment of a new set of Trustees followed by the official launch of the ... More >>

NZ's energy system ranked fourth most secure in the world

Friday, 24 April 2015, 12:21 pm | Business New Zealand

New Zealand has been ranked fourth for energy security amongst the top 25 energy users in the world. More >>

Bring the Cafe Experience to Your Workplace

Friday, 24 April 2015, 12:19 pm | Cafe Express

Let’s face it, New Zealanders are crazy about their coffee, to the extent that some of us are just a wee bit addicted to our particular taste and style of coffee. It is therefore becoming more and more important for employers to provide a café ... More >>

All Safe Scaffolding is Auckland’s first choice

Friday, 24 April 2015, 12:18 pm | All Safe Scaffolding

All Safe Scaffolding is Auckland's first-choice when it comes to scaffolding towers and for scaffold sales and hire, there's no need to look beyond their fantastic range, excellent rates, and quality service. Scaffolding needs to be safe, easy to assemble ... More >>


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