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Christchurch Wedding Fair

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:27 pm | NZ Wedding Fairs

Coco Lily Events have decided to follow the international trend and create a fully styled Wedding Fair. Created by the best local boutique vendors, that have been hand picked to help inspire you & make your Wedding day everything you dreamed it would ... More >>

Guesthouse puts Lake Coleridge region in spotlight

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:16 pm | Lake Coleridge Tourism

Tourism in the Lake Coleridge basin was highlighted for a second time running at the Sensational Selwyn Awards on Saturday 26 July when Quickenberry Guesthouse - a fine dining Lodge in the Lake Coleridge basin - was named winner of the 2014 Tourism ... More >>

Hamilton CBD – Now is the time

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:15 pm | Property Council Of New Zealand

While there have been some encouraging developments happening in recent times, Hamilton’s city centre like many around the world has been on the decline for many years evident with vacancies, social issues, poor quality rental stock and valuation decline. More >>

Too early to predict returns from NZVIF's seed fund: Banga

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:12 pm | BusinessDesk

July 28 (BusinessDesk) - The government-backed New Zealand Venture Investment Fund says it's still too early to judge the performance of the Seed Co-Investment Fund, which backs early-stage firms alongside angel investors. More >>

Nikki Phillips joins Jockey for their Sexiest Campaign Ever

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:07 pm | Jockey

New Zealand born, Sydney-based model and fashion blogger Nikki Phillips strips down to become the new face and body of Jockey Underwear. More >>

NZ Online Retail Sales 27/7/14

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:04 pm | BNZ

Total online spending in June 2014 was up 5% on June last year. • Spending at domestic online sites is up by 2% on the online spending in June last year. Excluding the “daily sales” sector, domestic online sales are up 6% on June last year. More >>

Australian Eco Designer Woos Crowd in NZ

Monday, 28 July 2014, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed

Western Australian designer Zuhal Kuvan-Mills of Green Embassy woo’d the crowd at New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed (NZ’s Eco Fashion Week) held in Lower Hutt, New Zealand over the weekend. More >>

Analytics and Loyalty will drive Mobile Payments Growth

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:59 pm | Ovum

Mobile proximity payments have to date proven lacklustre and despite hundreds of millions spent on developing these platforms, consumer take-up remains virtually non-existent. While the reasons for this are many, the application of loyalty rewards ... More >>

New Territory Revealed

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:52 pm | Ford New Zealand

• Refreshed Territory SUV styling delivers purposeful look with packaging and space customers have come to expect from the award-winning SUV More >>

How to make teleworking work

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:45 pm | AUT University

AUT University’s New Zealand Work Research Institute (NZWRI) has released the Telework Briefing , a collection of key findings on managing telework. The briefing is aimed at helping managers implement or review teleworking within organisations. More >>

Celebrations at Pompallier Mission

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:39 pm | Christian Heritage New Zealand

It was time to celebrate for the team at Pompallier Mission – the Heritage New Zealand property in Russell – recently voted among the top 10 landmarks in New Zealand by visitors and tourists using the TripAdvisor website. More >>

Jimmy the dwarf joins forces with enthuse events

Monday, 28 July 2014, 3:05 pm | Enthuse

28 July 2014 Well know actor, entertainer and comedian Jimmy James Fletcher is joining forces with Christchurch based media, events and entertainment company enthuse. More >>

Upsurge in Bay’s Young Innovators

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:49 pm | Young Innovator Awards

MEDIA RELEASE: Monday 28 July 2014. Fifty five finalists have been announced in the 2014 Western Bay of Plenty Young Innovator Awards. Finalists were selected from over 100 entries, the majority of which have come from local secondary school students. More >>

Dairying’s legal footprint continues to improve

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:47 pm | Federated Farmers

Dairying’s legal footprint continues to improve Federated Farmers is happy to see the legal footprint of New Zealand’s dairy industry continue to improve based on figures obtained by The Dominion Post . “We are very happy to see prosecutions ... More >>

Future of horticulture industry looks bright

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:45 pm | Horticulture NZ

One of New Zealand’s top young vegetable growing talents will go head-to-head next month for the title of Young Grower of the Year 2014. More >>

Aviation’s high fliers recognised

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:45 pm | ServiceIQ

ServiceIQ recognised two of the aviation sector’s achievers this week, with awards presented at the Aviation Leadership Summit in Wellington. Mike West won The ServiceIQ Award for Skills Excellence, and Aeromotive Ltd, part of Oceania Group, claimed the ... More >>

Lawyer suspended from legal practice

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has suspended a lawyer from legal practice. Auckland barrister John Alan van der Zanden has been suspended from practice for a period of three months. The tribunal upheld a charge brought ... More >>

$6.50 a share takeover offer for Acurity

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:20 pm | Connor Healthcare

NZX and Media Release final Connor Healthcare launches $6.50 a share takeover offer for Acurity Health Group Connor Healthcare Limited (Connor), a company jointly established by the two principal shareholders in Acurity, has today issued a takeover notice ... More >>

Telecom Place – Augusta’s latest syndication

Monday, 28 July 2014, 2:16 pm | Bayleys

Investors with as little as $50,000 are being offered a stake in one of the buildings that comprises Telecom’s head office complex in central Auckland in one of the biggest ever single property syndications undertaken in New Zealand. More >>

Navigator congratulates its Director/Partner, Michael Marr

Monday, 28 July 2014, 1:41 pm | Navigator NZ

The 16 finalists competing for the Entrepreneur of the Year title were announced in Auckland on 23 July. More >>

UPDATE: Acurity shareholders launch all-cash takeover bid

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:43 pm | BusinessDesk

July 28 (BusinessDesk) - The three biggest shareholders of Acurity Health Group have launched a cash takeover bid for the 29 percent they don't own, valuing the private hospital operator at $112.2 million, saying the firm faces a big struggle lifting ... More >>

Burger King widens annual losses on rising costs

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:40 pm | BusinessDesk

July 28 (BusinessDesk) - Blackstone Group's Burger King chain in New Zealand widened its loss in 2013 as rising sales, in an increasingly crowded burger market, were offset by higher costs for raw materials and consumables, and increased property ... More >>

Beet + Lamb New Zealand give support to MIE business plan

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:40 pm | Beef And Lamb NZ

The Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Board has approved funding for the Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) group’s Business Plan to support red meat sector initiatives. The decision to approve the funding application comes following farmers voting in ... More >>

Major milestones achieved by fast-growing life insurer

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:14 pm | Partners Life

Major milestones achieved by fast-growing New Zealand-owned life insurer Partners Life, New Zealand’s fastest growing life insurer, has achieved a further two major milestones recently with a significantly oversubscribed capital raising and the accumulation ... More >>

Former oil company head to speak in Hawke’s Bay

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:07 pm | Joint Press Release

Former oil company head to speak in Hawke’s Bay The former Executive Chairman of Shell Australia, Dr Roland Williams is to speak at two seminars in Hawke’s Bay next month. Dr Williams is a former Global Head of Shell’s international gas and ... More >>

Free Business Development Programme Still Not Enough....

Monday, 28 July 2014, 12:01 pm | Customer Experiences

A free fully supported customer experience development programme is still not enough to get SMEs to focus on a significant business development opportunity according to programme developer and Managing Director of Customer Experiences Chris Bell More >>

CORRECT: NZX 1H activity shows boosted volume, lower value

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:53 am | BusinessDesk

(Fixes number of listings in first graph, removes incorrect listing date of CRP and rights issues in third graph) More >>

CORRECT: SLI Systems says sales miss forecast on ARR basis

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:50 am | BusinessDesk

CORRECT: SLI Systems says FY sales miss forecast on ARR basis, to report smaller loss More >>

Minerals West Coast Environment Award 2014

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:40 am | Minerals West Coast Environment Awards

CRL Energy is the winner of the 2014 Minerals West Coast Environment Award, announced today at Minerals West Coast’s annual conference in Greymouth. More >>

Changes to the Sound Breakfast Show

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:54 am | Mediaworks

Radio hosts Mark Kennedy and Mark Staufer are leaving The Sound. The Kennedy & Staufer Breakfast Show finished on Friday. More >>

Air NZ to bring army of global Hobbit fans to Middle-earth

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:37 am | Air New Zealand

Air NZ to bring army of global Hobbit fans to Middle-earth for incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience More >>

NZX first-half activity shows boosted volume, falling value

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:37 am | BusinessDesk

July 28 (BusinessDesk) - The volume of cash trading on the NZX rose 22 percent in the first six months of the year, compared to a year earlier, with 16 new listings across its debt and equities markets, including four companies debuting on the bourse. ... More >>

New Zealand Lifestyle Blocks: Planners Sprawl in Overdrive

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:35 am | Hugh Pavletich

It seems there is a massive boom in ultra-low density urban development, commonly referred to as lifestyle blocks, if The New Zealand Herald article by Nikki Preston … Ride-ons cut new figures in auctions is any guide. Ms Preston reports … More >>

Dorchester Pacific to bid $3/share for Turners Auctions

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:33 am | BusinessDesk

July 28 (BusinessDesk) - Dorchester Pacific plans to offer $3 a share in cash, shares and notes for Turners Auctions, valuing the auction company at $82 million, after winning support from chairman and major shareholder Michael Dossor. More >>

Amazing Fan Opportunity

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:09 am | Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand is about to become the talk of fantasy enthusiasts around the world, with the call going out globally to find fans keen to take an ultimate Middle-earth journey to New Zealand. Gearing up for the December 17, 2014, release of The Hobbit: ... More >>

Major Acurity shareholders launch all-cash takeover bid

Monday, 28 July 2014, 9:57 am | BusinessDesk

July 28 (BusinessDesk) - The three biggest shareholders of Acurity Health Group have launched a cash takeover bid for the 29 percent they don't own, valuing the private hospital operator at $112.2 million, saying the firm faces a big struggle lifting ... More >>

SLI Systems says FY sales miss forecast on ARR basis

Monday, 28 July 2014, 9:43 am | BusinessDesk

July 28 (BusinessDesk) - SLI Systems, the search engine software developer, said full-year revenue missed its prospectus forecast, using its preferred measure, although it will report a smaller loss because of delays in building a sales team. More >>

Top environmental award for Kawakawa Bay wastewater system

Monday, 28 July 2014, 9:38 am | Watercare Services

Watercare’s Kawakawa Bay wastewater system has received one of three Environment and Sustainability Awards for large projects presented by IPENZ, Auckland Branch at the prestigious Arthur Mead Awards Function. More >>

NZ dollar little changed ahead of Fed meeting

Monday, 28 July 2014, 8:59 am | BusinessDesk

July 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was little changed from the New York close as investors prepare for a heavy news flow from the US, including the Federal Reserve's latest policy review, an economic growth reading, capped off with employment ... More >>

World Week Ahead: Shift to neutral?

Monday, 28 July 2014, 8:03 am | BusinessDesk

July 28 (BusinessDesk) - Investors are likely to be cautious ahead of this week’s US Federal Reserve policy meeting, as well as the latest reports on the country’s gross domestic product and jobs. More >>

Partners Leave Russell McVeagh to Establish Anderson Lloyd

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 10:05 am | Anderson Lloyd

In one of the legal fraternity’s most significant moves in recent years, three Russell McVeagh partners have joined forces to form the new Auckland office of Anderson Lloyd, one of the South Island’s largest law firms. More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain, led by Xero

Friday, 25 July 2014, 6:07 pm | BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose, led by Xero after investors gained confidence about the cloud-based accounting software firm's US expansion plans following upbeat comments at the company's annual meeting this week. More >>

NZ dollar heads for 1.4% weekly drop post-Wheeler comments

Friday, 25 July 2014, 5:43 pm | BusinessDesk

Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 1.4 percent weekly fall against the greenback after Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler talked down the local currency and signalled conditions were ripe for intervention. More >>

Puhoi - Warkworth "holiday highway" gets the big tick

Friday, 25 July 2014, 5:40 pm | BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) - A board of inquiry has given the go-ahead on the $760 million Puhoi-to-Warkworth highway. More >>

Unison Announces Solid Result for 2013/14 Year

Friday, 25 July 2014, 5:37 pm | Unison

Friday 25 July 2014 - Hawke’s Bay consumer-owned lines company, Unison Networks, today announced a solid result for the 2013/14 financial year, declaring a $9.446 million dividend for its shareholders, the Hawke’s Bay Power Consumers’ Trust. More >>

Trustpower Limited First Quarter Operating Results

Friday, 25 July 2014, 5:36 pm | TrustPower

Trustpower’s operating statistics for the quarter ended 30 June 2014 together with prior period comparatives are provided at the end of this announcement. More >>

How to increase promoted YouTube video views?

Friday, 25 July 2014, 5:23 pm | FIRST digital

An insightful case study from FIRST, a leading digital marketing agency in Auckland shows how they quickly increased video views for Serato to 500,000 views within one month at a cost per view of $0.03. More >>

Disgraced hotel operator still hasn’t learned

Friday, 25 July 2014, 5:05 pm | Union Network of Migrants

A publicly disgraced Auckland hotel is still not paying their workers the minimum wage, according to the Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG). More >>

Home loan affordability improves in June

Friday, 25 July 2014, 5:01 pm | Roost Mortgages

Home loan affordability improves in June after house price falls, more than offsetting interest rate rises More >>

The Changing Face of the Global Dairy Industry

Friday, 25 July 2014, 4:32 pm | Oceania Group

Standing in front of the milk powder dryer of Oceania Dairy Limited’s new factory at Glenavy, Shane Lodge has a feeling of deja vu – but with a difference. More >>

The Changing Face of the Global Dairy Industry

Friday, 25 July 2014, 4:27 pm | Oceania Group

Standing in front of the milk powder dryer of Oceania Dairy Limited’s new factory at Glenavy, Shane Lodge has a feeling of deja vu – but with a difference. More >>

Carbon tax axe will boost Australian renewables: Trustpower

Friday, 25 July 2014, 4:20 pm | BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) - Electricity generator Trustpower believes the repeal of Australia's carbon tax will be great for renewable energy, which is likely to be heavily favoured under the federal government's Renewable Energy Targets scheme. More >>

Scent-based speed dating comes to Kiwi shores

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:40 pm | Findsomeone

Single Kiwis were given the chance to find love using only a person’s natural scent, thanks to a ‘Pheromone Party’ held in Auckland last night by Trade Me’s dating website FindSomeone ( ). More >>

Funding decision game changer for regional economy

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:33 pm | Priority one

MEDIA RELEASE: Friday 25 July 2014. Economic development organisation, Priority One, is thrilled with yesterday’s announcement by the Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust to provide a funding contribution of $15 million towards the proposed tertiary ... More >>

NAI Harcourts Hamilton recognised as top performer by REINZ

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:17 pm | Harcourts

NAI Harcourts Hamilton Commercial has been celebrated at the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand’s annual awards as a standout leader in the commercial and industrial sector. More >>

NZ Consumer Sentiment Stable; Australia Lowest on Record

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:07 pm | Nielsen NZ

AUCKLAND: 25 July 2014 – New Zealand consumer confidence decreased one index point to 99 in Q2 2014, six points higher than the same time period a year ago (Q2 2013) according to consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider ... More >>

Raygun Reaches Over One Billion Errors Zapped

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:05 pm | Mindscape

Raygun , the popular error reporting service for web and mobile developers - today smashed through one billion errors processed on behalf of their loyal customer base. A momentous event - meaning the service’s 6,500+ users now have healthier software, ... More >>

Kiwibank exits Goodman Property's $600 mln lending syndicate

Friday, 25 July 2014, 2:02 pm | BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwibank has exited a five-year, $30 million lending relationship with Goodman Property Trust, New Zealand's largest listed property investor with the remaining 'big four' banks to boost their funding to $150 million each. More >>

“Significant” investment delivers growth for the NZ tourism

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:57 pm | The Remarkables

A “significant” and brave investment that is helping the tourism industry succeed was praised by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English today (Friday July 25) when he officially opened the new Curvey Basin chairlift at The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown. More >>

Scales Corporation lists on the NZX Main Board

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:56 pm | Scales Corporation Ltd

Shares in leading New Zealand agribusiness group Scales Corporation began trading on the NZX Main Board today following the successful IPO that raised $149 million through the sale of new and existing shares. More >>


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