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New Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farmer Council National Chairman

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:03 pm | Beef And Lamb NZ

The Beef + Lamb New Zealand Farmer Council has elected Marton farmer, William Morrison as its next national chairman. More >>

FMA Statement on Forestlands

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 4:02 pm | Financial Markets Authority

The FMA has received complaints from various investors in Forestlands. More >>

Hyundai i20 falls short in latest ANCAP safety results

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Automobile Association

It’s a mixed bag of results in latest round of Australasian New Car Assessment Programme safety ratings. More >>

NZ's labour productivity dips on strong jobs market

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:39 pm | BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's labour productivity fell 0.7 percent in the year to March 2016 bolstered by the strong labour market as waves of migrants look for work. More >>

NZ Binxi backs out of $25.4 million Blue Sky takeover

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:18 pm | BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) - NZ Binxi (Oamaru) Foods, a subsidiary of China-based Heilongjiang Binxi Cattle Industry Co, has backed out of its $25.4 million takeover of Invercargill meat processor Blue Sky Meats after missing the deadline to get regulatory sign-off ... More >>

Employee charged for deception in Middle East

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:15 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A former employee of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (F&P Healthcare) has appeared in the Auckland District Court today on corruption related charges. More >>

Just Imagine: The drawing power of imperfection

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 3:01 pm | Aurecon

Nothing says ‘forever’ quite like a diamond does. Cubic zirconia, on the other hand, may ring of ‘prenuptial’ in your partner’s ears. Why is that? Because, quite simply, manmade cannot rival the ‘real thing’. Anyone knows that a real ... More >>

Hurunui Water Project Chief Executive to retire

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:47 pm | Hurunui Water Project

Alex Adams, Chief Executive of the high profile Hurunui Water Project (HWP) is stepping down from the role on 30 April, HWP Chairman of Directors Lindsay Lloyd announced today. More >>

Minister Collins sees exploration activity returning

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:39 pm | BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) - Energy Minister Judith Collins expects oil and gas exploration activity will return as margins start to improve. More >>

Sky TV, Vodafone appeal blocked merger

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:23 pm | BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television and Vodafone New Zealand will today lodge appeals against the Commerce Commission's decision blocking their merger. More >>

ePress publishes highlights from Ethnic Migrant Media Forum

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 1:48 pm | Unitec

Unitec’s ePress publishes highlights from ground-breaking forum on the roles and condition of ethnic media in New Zealand More >>

Cost of Shopping Online Set to Drop for Kiwi Consumers

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:58 pm | Pure Seo

New Zealand consumers are expected to benefit from access to a Google platform which makes it easier to compare prices of products according to a local marketing expert. More >>

TruScreen raises $4.09M from institutions to fund growth

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:56 pm | BusinessDesk

March 22 (BusinessDesk) - TruScreen, the NZAX-listed cervical cancer test developer, raised $4.09 million in a share sale to institutional and other select investors to strengthen its balance sheet and fund future growth. More >>

Consumers assured of surgical mesh products’ quality

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 12:19 pm | Medical Technology Association of New Zealand

Consumers may be assured that surgical mesh products used in New Zealand meet the highest quality standards both in New Zealand and internationally, says the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand , the only national industry body representing ... More >>

CAFCA Launches Aotearoa Independence Movement

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:51 am | Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

 CAFCA LAUNCHES AOTEAROA INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT And Invites As Many People As Possible To Get Actively Involved In This Campaign   The advent of Donald Trump in the US provides an unprecedented opportunity to take a good, hard look at Aotearoa's ... More >>

Changes to postal rates

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:45 am | NZ Post

The cost of sending a medium sized letter within New Zealand by FastPost will increase 50 cents from $1.80 to $2.30, from 1 July 2017. New Zealand Post is making this change, along with increases for other products following its annual price review. More >>

On the OECD report on the NZ Environment

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:37 am | Miscanthus NZ

Te Awamutu based company, Miscanthus New Zealand Limited (MNZ), believes that it has the answer to many of the cautions and warnings to New Zealand that are contained in the latest OECD report on the NZ environment but officials do not seem to be receptive ... More >>

Conference aims to educate aesthetic professionals

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:34 am | Beauty Tech Conference

Numerous complaints about unsafe practices in beauty, laser and aesthetic clinics from around New Zealand paints a disturbing picture of the industry. More >>

NZ’s investment in infrastructure creating jobs

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:25 am | Aurecon

Global engineering and advisory firm Aurecon, will be recruiting approximately 30 graduates around the country[1] in 2017, as part of its annual graduate recruitment programme. More >>

How To Trade 29th March When Theresa May Triggers Brexit

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:22 am | ThinkMarkets

It is all about trading the event and timing is very important when it comes to it. The 29th of March is the day when the British Prime Minister, Theresa May will invoke the Article 50 and the UK will be entered in divorce negotiations of leaving the ... More >>

Productivity Commission report deserves wider conversation

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:21 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

In light of the release of the Productivity Commission's final report, the Industry Training Federation seeks a broader and sector-led conversation for how tertiary education can be more responsive to the needs of the productive sector. “The report ... More >>

Landmark parking victory against Tauranga City Council

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:20 am | Geeks on Wheels

The Tauranga District Court has ruled that Tauranga City Council’s Traffic & Parking Bylaw is illegal. Local technology service provider, Geeks on Wheels fought back when it received 9 parking infringement notices in succession in early 2016. ... More >>

Construction firms have high proportion of hard-to-fill jobs

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:13 am | Statistics New Zealand

Almost 80 percent of businesses in the construction industry reported vacancies in 2016, with 58 percent of these reporting that they had hard-to-fill vacancies, Stats NZ said today. This means that of the approximately 4,600 construction businesses ... More >>

Labour productivity falls on high input growth

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:09 am | Statistics New Zealand

Labour productivity fell 0.7 percent in the year ended March 2016, StatsNZ said today. Labour inputs for the measured sector increased 3.3 percent, the largest increase since the beginning of the series (1996). More >>

All New Kia Rio Makes A Big Impression

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:06 am | Kia Motors

The all new 2017 Kia Rio has gone on sale in New Zealand sporting a distinctive look, sharper handling, more passenger space and new technology. The 5-door Kia Rio has grown in size and stature as it enters its fourth generation, featuring a longer ... More >>

Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards Go Trans-Tasman

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:57 am | Royal Adelaide Show

The Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Awards (RABCA) will allow beer and cider entries from New Zealand in 2017 - the first time in the competition’s history. More >>

Big boost in job opportunities for Kiwis

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:44 am | SEEK

New job advertisements on SEEK rose 17.3 per cent this February when compared to the same period last year. More >>

Forest Owners want Vivid Economics Report implemented

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:27 am | NZ Forest Owners' Association

The Forest Owners Association says policy makers must decide soon on which option to adopt from the just released Vivid report recommending various scenarios for making New Zealand carbon neutral. More >>

Truscreen Announces Capital Raising

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:10 am | Truscreen

Cervical cancer technology company, TruScreen Limited (NZAX:TRU) has undertaken a $4.09 million share placement to institutional and other select investors as it looks to strengthen its balance sheet and fund commercial growth. In addition to the placement, ... More >>

Interim Results Announcement Encouraging

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:08 am | Fonterra Shareholders Council

Fonterra Shareholders’ Council Chairman, Duncan Coull, said today’s interim results announcement was an encouraging one which was in line with the expectations of the Council and Fonterra Farmers. More >>

Do We Still Need to Go to Work to Get the Job Done?

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:05 am | Polycom

New Global Survey into the Future of Work Reveals Two Thirds (62%) of Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce Now Working from Anywhere More >>

Entrepreneurs to gain insights into NZ food and beverage

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 9:58 am | Asia New Zealand Foundation

Top Southeast Asian food and beverage business leaders and entrepreneurs will speak at this month’s New Zealand Food Summit as part of a programme run by the Asia New Zealand Foundation. More >>

Rewards on every room as Air New Zealand and Expedia team up

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 9:52 am | Air New Zealand

22 March 2017 Rewards on every room as Air New Zealand and Expedia team up More >>

Fonterra Announces 2017 Interim Results

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 9:23 am | Fonterra

Fonterra ended the first half of its 2017 financial year with revenue up 5% on the same period last year, and net profit after tax up 2%. More >>

Petroleum Conference Protest Disappointing but Expected

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 9:18 am | PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) says it is disappointed protestors are attempting to disrupt the 2017 New Zealand Petroleum Conference, but their actions were not unexpected and had been planned for. More >>

Skipton International shortlisted for Moneyfacts Award

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 9:01 am | Skipton International

Skipton International has been shortlisted in the 2017 Moneyfacts Awards for Best Offshore Account Provider. More >>

HiFX Morning Update, March 22 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 8:43 am | HiFX

Following a 6.3% decline and with the futures pointing to yet another fall in global dairy prices this morning’ auction surprised the market by increasing by 1.7% to $3,101 a tonne. Whole milk powder prices increased by 2.9% and volume spiked by 10% ... More >>

US$75M funding boost for Rocket Lab

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 8:09 am | Rocketlab.co.nz

Aerospace company Rocket Lab today announced it had secured further funding of US$75 million. The funding was led by venture capital firm Data Collective, with additional investment from Promus Ventures. Rocket Lab also attracted reinvestment from Bessemer ... More >>

NZ shares rise as Fletcher lifts from slump

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 8:07 am | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose as Fletcher Building made up some ground after yesterday's downgrade-induced slump, while A2 Milk and Goodman Property Trust gained. Fonterra Shareholders' Fund fell ahead of its first-half results tomorrow. More >>

Huawei to invest $400 mln in New Zealand to drive R&D

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 8:06 am | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Chinese telecommunications group Huawei Technologies will spend $400 million over the next five years to help drive local research and development and support the construction of a cloud data centre. More >>

Downer mounts A$1.2 billion takeover for Spotless Group

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 7:45 am | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Downer EDI has launched a A$1.26 billion takeover bid for ASX-listed outsourced laundry and cleaning services firm Spotless Group as the Australian-based infrastructure and mining firm looks to expand its operations as a vertically integrated ... More >>

Second Fairfax NZ senior manager jumps ship

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:41 am | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Fairfax Media New Zealand has lost a second senior manager, with the company's chief marketing officer leaving the company for a job with insurer Suncorp shortly before chief executive Simon Tong announced his resignation on March ... More >>

Pacific Edge gets two-year extension to Callaghan grant

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:39 am | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Pacific Edge has won a two-year extension to its Callaghan Innovation research grant to fund the development of its Cxbladder diagnostic suite of products for bladder cancer detection. More >>

NZ dollar gains vs Aussie as RBA wary on housing

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:37 am | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained against the Australian dollar after Australia's central bank warned of growing risks in the housing market in its latest minutes. More >>

Constraints in construction sector driving price escalation

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:35 am | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Capacity constraints in Auckland's construction sector have been driving up building costs by more than four times the rate of inflation in recent years, eroding margins for companies locked into fixed-price contracts More >>

NZ needs more science, more trees, fewer beasts

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 5:26 am | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - A combination of technology breakthroughs, much more plantation forestry, and a big switch away from pastoral, particularly dairy farming, are identified as the key elements of any approach New Zealand takes to reducing its carbon emissions ... More >>

Second Fairfax NZ senior manager jumps ship

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 5:22 pm | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Fairfax Media New Zealand's chief marketing officer is following chief executive Simon Tong out the door as the company awaits the Commerce Commission's decision on whether the news publisher and events company can merge ... More >>

Spark chases lower input costs in TeamTalk takeover bid

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:45 pm | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Spark New Zealand wants lower costs from owning fibre assets in the Auckland and Wellington central cities in its pursuit of telecommunications minnow TeamTalk. More >>

Petroleum Conference Opens tomorrow in New Plymouth

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:30 pm | Petroleum Exploration Association of New Zealand

The 2017 New Zealand Petroleum Conference opens tomorrow in New Plymouth, the first time the Conference has been hosted in Taranaki. More >>

Misha’s Vineyard Unveils New Central Otago Tasting Room

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 4:11 pm | Misha's Vineyard

CROMWELL, Central Otago, New Zealand, 21 March 2017 – Misha’s Vineyard has opened a Tasting Room in Cromwell – the heart of the Central Otago wine region. The ideal location overlooking Lake Dunstan on the main approach to Cromwell, is already proving ... More >>

Dairy committed to lowering environmental impact

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:41 pm | Dairy NZ

Commenting on today’s OECD Environmental Performance Review announcement, DairyNZ’s chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the dairy sector is committed to lowering its environmental impact, while protecting the valuable contribution dairying makes to ... More >>

New Chief Executive for Graeme Dingle Foundation

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:36 pm | Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Graeme Dingle Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Jenny Stiles as CEO, commencing April 24th. More >>

UPDATE: Kathmandu shares edge up

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:20 pm | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Kathmandu Holdings shares edged up after the outdoor equipment chain beat its first-half profit guidance by cutting costs while lifting sales at a time when fierce competition is eroding margins for retailers. More >>

Pay it forward with AFFCO bobby calf scheme

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:17 pm | AFFCO

Schools and fire services are at the heart of every rural community. With AFFCO’s bobby calf scheme you could say thank you to yours. More >>

Australian leading SaaS company launched in NZ

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 3:10 pm | InfoTrack

InfoTrack, an Australian SaaS company offering intelligent search and automated workflow, has officially launched in New Zealand. More >>

CFOs reveal their top priorities and forecast challenges

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:38 pm | Robert Half

Auckland, 21 March 2017 – In a new survey, New Zealand Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) were asked what their top three key priorities and challenges will be in 2017. And according to independent research commissioned by specialised recruitment company ... More >>

Migrants and tourists still flocking to New Zealand

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:34 pm | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Migrants and tourists continued to flock to New Zealand in record numbers in the year to February, although the net inflow may be showing signs of leveling off. More >>

CP Wool & Carlisle to launch NZ wool carpet in USA

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:22 pm | Just Shorn

March 21 2017 – North Americans will be able to enjoy Carrfields Primary Wool (CP Wool)’s premium New Zealand wool carpets and rugs in their homes in just a few months, following the US re-launch of the Just Shorn® brand on May 18. More >>

Smartscreen Network Launches in New Zealand

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:15 pm | Scentre Group

Scentre Group’s Westfield SmartScreen Network has made its debut to the Group’s New Zealand shopping centres. More >>

Campbell Mitchell welcomed as head of Customer Experience

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:14 pm | Suncorp

Suncorp New Zealand is delighted to welcome Campbell Mitchell as Executive General Manager Customer Experience. More >>

 

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