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Robot-Staffed Ice Cream Bar Opens in Melbourne

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 7:24 pm | Phosphor

Phosphor, an Auckland based software development and design company, has put a technological twist on ice cream this summer by developing software for the world’s first interactive robot retail store – Niska Ice Cream Bar in Melbourne. Manned by robots who speak, ... More >>

Free Internet nominations open again with Primo It Forward.

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 5:45 pm | Primo Wireless

PrimoWireless founder and Managing Director Matthew Harrison coined the term ‘Primo It Forward’ in 2015 when he supported the first family at Christmas with free internet for a year. Now entering its fifth year, Primo It Forward has helped over a dozen ... More >>

Connectivity key for tourism venture

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 5:44 pm | Real Communications

Diversification through technology has proved a winning combination for Matt and Alex Pavletich who have created a tourism business operating holiday homes, alongside a family farming business. More >>

Extensive Renovation at Snowplanet

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 3:54 pm | Snowplanet

Snowplanet have just completed the largest renovation of the snow dome since opening in 2005. The renovations include; More >>

Reserve Bank Senior Leadership Changes

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 3:37 pm | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank has created a new Auckland-based Assistant Governor position to lead the Bank’s ambitious growth and transformation work, and further develop its people and culture. More >>

Neil Cowie appointed CEO of NZ's leading solar power company

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 3:19 pm | SolarCity

Neil Cowie appointed CEO of New Zealand’s leading solar power company Auckland, 14 November 2019 – Today solarcity, New Zealand’s leading solar power company, announced that Neil Cowie, former CEO of Mitre 10, has joined the business as Chief ... More >>

Groundspreaders’ Association Encourages Incident Reporting

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Groundspread Fertiliser Association

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) is actively encouraging all its members to sign up to free, real-time incident reporting app, Spotlight. The move comes as interest in best practice incident reporting is on the rise and ... More >>

Birthday bloom for The Orchard

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:47 pm | Northland Inc

The Orchard had double cause for celebration this week – marking the occasion of its third birthday and its most productive year to date. More >>

Sanford Reports Full Year Results 2019

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:43 pm | Sanford Limited

New Zealand’s largest seafood company Sanford Limited (NZX: SAN) has reported Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) for the financial year ending September 30, 2019 of $41.7m, compared to its 2018 result of $42.3m. Sanford’s underlying (Adjusted) Earnings ... More >>

Air New Zealand opens new Auckland Regional Lounge

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:41 pm | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand’s new Regional Lounge at Auckland Airport will open to customers this weekend. More >>

Online presence vital for innovative business

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:27 pm | Real Communications

Establishing a sea kayaking business in a town synonymous with tourist activities meant having an online presence was crucial for Seal Kayak Kaikoura. More >>

73% of Enterprises Moving Apps Back on Prem

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:20 pm | Nutanix

Auckland, New Zealand — November 14, 2019 — Nutanix, Inc . (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced the findings of its second global Enterprise Cloud Index survey and research report, which measures enterprise ... More >>

Hatches and despatches – who does what in New Zealand?

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:20 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand babies are most likely to be helped into the world by a female midwife, according to the 2018 Census, and young children are far more likely to be taught by women, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Ask Your Team takes a top spot at prestigious awards night

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:05 am | Ask Your Team

It’s been an evening of celebration for Hawke’s Bay-based Ask Your Team, which took out 17th place and ranked as the fastest growing technology business at last night’s Deloitte Fast 50 Festival of Growth held in Auckland. At the annual event, ... More >>

Guest nights star in Mackenzie district

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10:54 am | Statistics New Zealand

Relative to the size of its resident population, Mackenzie district had the most guests staying in hotels, motels, backpackers, and holiday parks per resident of any area in New Zealand in the September 2019 year, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Companies slow to respond to demand for ethical business

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10:28 am | Insight Online

Kiwis are increasingly searching Google for ethical products and services, but it’s usually only companies and or industries who are already under pressure that advertise their ethical credentials. More >>

New energy scenarios highlight the importance of natural gas

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10:08 am | PEPANZ

The importance of natural gas for keeping energy affordable, reliable and sustainable in the decades ahead has been highlighted in the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC)’s future scenarios released today, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association ... More >>

New owner for Century 21 Financial

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10:00 am | Century 21 Real Estate

Julius Capilitan is the new owner and Managing Director of Century 21 Financial New Zealand. More >>

Jasmax launches new design direction

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:56 am | Jasmax

Along with a refreshed brand identity, Jasmax marks the close of a successful 2019 with a reinvigorated design direction underscored by a mission to elevate the cultural design conversation in New Zealand. More >>

Kiwi companies slow to respond to market demand for ethics

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:53 am | Insight Online

Kiwis are increasingly searching Google for ethical products and services, but it’s usually only companies and or industries who are already under pressure that advertise their ethical credentials. CEO of Insight Online, Kim Voon, said today that only ... More >>

Plexure’s growth recognised with global index inclusion

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:52 am | Plexure

Mobile engagement software company Plexure has been added to the MSCI World Micro Cap Index, effective 26 November 2019. The MSCI World Micro Cap Index operates across 23 Developed Markets countries and is typically adjusted biannually in May and November. ... More >>

Beachfront property's elevation lifts views and redevelopmen

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:41 am | Bayleys

A Mt Maunganui beachfront property that has options for three rental income streams on an elevated site looking over the white sand beach and ocean is on the market for sale. More >>

Tamaki Health partners with CityMed

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:37 am | Tamaki Health

New Zealand’s largest independent primary healthcare group Tāmaki Health has gone into equal partnership with CityMed Doctors. More >>

Air New Zealand wins South Pacific Passenger Choice Award

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 9:26 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has taken out the South Pacific Regional Passenger Choice Award™ at the Future Travel Experience Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Asia Awards in Singapore. More >>

Emerson’s and Harrington’s Create Ultimate Kiwi BBQ Sausage

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:58 am | Harrington's Smallgoods

Wellington, 13 November 2019 - Two well-known Kiwi companies have collaborated to make the ultimate Kiwi BBQ sausage, using award-winning pilsner and 100% Kiwi free-range pork. More >>

Nz's Paintvine launches in the UK

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:48 am | Paintvine

Kiwi business Paintvine — self-funded from day one — has been running its highly-popular art classes across New Zealand since 2017. More >>

CC releases final decision on Transpower price-quality path

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:46 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has issued its final decision on the maximum revenue Transpower can earn and the minimum quality standards it must meet under its individual price-quality path (IPP) for the period 2020 – 2025. More >>

XE Morning Update

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:44 am | XE.com

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6405 (mid-rate) this morning. For the second time in his short tenure RBNZ Gov Adrian Orr took markets by surprise this time announcing the OCR would remain unchanged at 1.0%. The market was short going into yesterday’s announcement ... More >>

NZ Plant Based Fast Food Chain to equity crowdfund

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:44 am | Lord of the Fries

Lord of the Fries, New Zealand’s only plant based fast food chain is now adding something extra to the menu - an opportunity for investors and supporters to be part of a shareholding offer through crowdfunding with Pledgeme. The shares will be in ... More >>

Fringe Festival will Beam - E-scooter partnership

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:26 am | Beam

Leading micromobility sharing service, Beam Mobility this morning announced it has signed a partnership with Adelaide Fringe as the exclusive e-scooter partner for the 2020 event. The partnership involves the establishment of several priority Fringe ... More >>

Annual NZ Ice Cream Awards announced just in time for summer

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:15 am | Ice Cream Manufacturers Association

Announced last night as part of NZ Ice Cream Week, the diverse range of winners of this years’ NZ Ice Cream Awards reflects the overall quality and wide variety of ice cream that is made in New Zealand. Run by the NZ Ice Cream Manufacturers Association ... More >>

Smart Membrane Solutions tops 2019 Deloitte Fast 50 index

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 7:57 am | Deloitte

Smart Membrane Solutions , which specialises in membrane filtration in the dairy industry, secured the number one spot on this year's Deloitte Fast 50 index with an incredible 1295% revenue growth over the past three years. Completing the top ... More >>

New Zealand Roundtable for Sustainable Beef launched

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 5:49 pm | Beef And Lamb NZ

Members of the New Zealand beef sector have joined a prestigious global group aiming to produce the world’s most sustainable beef. More >>

PoE Texas

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 5:15 pm | Leading Solutions

AV Hardware supplier, Leading Solutions, has announced today a new distribution partnership across New Zealand with US based PoE Texas. More >>

Award winners lead the way in Sustainable Energy practise

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 5:12 pm | Sustainable Energy Association

An innovative modular hydro system in remote Nepal, a chain of youth hostels reducing their emissions, a solar-powered kiwi hatchery, and a Northland School, are just some of the highlights of the Sustainable Electricity Association’s (SEANZ) annual ... More >>

Technology improves animal care outcomes

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:55 pm | Real Communications

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Technology improves animal care outcomes Kaikoura network issues cause safety concerns) More >>

Social media drives Amberley business

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:53 pm | Real Communications

Two Amberley business partners regularly model new designs to a far-flung audience that they may never meet thanks to the power of social media. More >>

Consumer NZ Board announces CEO Sue Chetwin resignation

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:15 pm | Consumer NZ

The Board of Consumer NZ has accepted, with great regret, the resignation of its chief executive officer Sue Chetwin. More >>

Wynn Williams advises Agility CIS Limited’s shareholders

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:11 pm | Wynn Williams

The Wynn Williams Corporate Advisory Team has recently advised the major shareholders in Auckland-based Agility CIS Ltd on their share sale to London-based private equity firm SilverTree Equity and Auckland-based Pioneer Capital. More >>

Queenstown’s Welcome to Winter campaign nabs major award

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:59 pm | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (13 November 2019) Destination Queenstown’s Welcome to Winter campaign has picked up a major cinematography award in Australia. More >>

Kiwiness Tours now offering Kiwi Watching Experience

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 3:53 pm | Kiwiness Tours

Kiwiness Tours are now offering a Kiwi watching experience at Tawharanui Regional Park, north of Auckland. More >>

Reviewboost Offers Online Review Service for Trademe

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 2:51 pm | Reviewboost

TradeMe has joined Google and Facebook as sites which online marketing system Reviewboost clients’ customers can post reviews to. TradeMe is the only New Zealand site among 50 international and global social media sites that Reviewboost handles. More >>

Create a More Accessible World with Technology

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 2:43 pm | Tech For Good

A quarter of all New Zealander’s live with a disability, but are we designing tech with all Kiwi’s in mind? More >>

XE Data Update - RBNZ Official Cash Rate decision

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 2:21 pm | XE Money Transfer

The RBNZ have held the Official Cash Rate (OCR) constant at 1.00% - this surprised the market, who were expecting a rate cut. NZD has rocketed higher across the board. More >>

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1 percent

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 2:04 pm | Reserve Bank

The Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.0 percent. Employment remains around its maximum sustainable level while inflation remains below the 2 percent target mid-point but within our target range. Economic ... More >>

Union Kaumātua calls for Iwi involvement in Go Bus dispute

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 1:42 pm | FIRST Union

FIRST Union Kaumātua Syd Keepa is calling on Ngāi Tahu and Tainui, co-owners of Go Bus, to intervene in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions that saw bus drivers beginning a full strike in South Auckland this morning, FIRST Union said today. More >>

Company calls on Union to dial down aggression for students

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 1:36 pm | Go Bus

Go Bus is calling on First Union and its members to dial down the hyperbole and aggression that have been part of its short notice strike and picket. The company rejects completely claims the safety of picketers has been put at risk, and if anything, believes the ... More >>

Cutting-edge modelling highlights different energy futures

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 1:16 pm | Business NZ

The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC), along with businesses, academia, government and non-government organisations today released two plausible scenarios of New Zealand’s energy future to 2060. More >>

Avocados at lowest price in almost three years

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 11:03 am | Statistics New Zealand

Avocados are at their cheapest average price since February 2017, with tomato, lettuce, and cucumber prices also falling, Stats NZ said today. More >>

New tool helps company directors know their obligations

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:54 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Companies Office has launched a new resource for owners of growing small businesses to help them navigate the move into business director responsibilities. Good Governance was created by collaboration between the Companies Office, the Institute of Directors ... More >>

Rental price indexes: October 2019

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:44 am | Statistics New Zealand

The rental price indexes measure the changes in prices that households pay for housing rentals. More >>

Mike Pero runs survey on NZ's most trusted real estate brand

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:26 am | Mike Pero

New Zealand real estate company, Mike Pero, commissioned a survey asking New Zealanders what national real estate brand people trust the most. Some of the biggest names in property were put to the test, with the results putting Mike Pero in second place. ... More >>

Separations highlight problems in family law

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:24 am | Grant Thornton

People in their forties and in relationships of between 10 to 20 years are most likely to separate, with three-quarters of New Zealanders getting divorced because they fell out of love, according to the New Zealand Relationship Property Survey 2019 ... More >>

Winning Workplaces for Women Announced

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:22 am | YWCA

Four of New Zealand’s leading businesses and one outstanding individual have been named as the winners of the sixth annual Equal Pay Awards last night, alongside proud sponsors; Strategic Pay, Coca-Cola Amatil NZ and Sky City Entertainment Group. More >>

The Auckland suburbs where growth continues to soar

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:20 am | Wai O Taiki Waterside

While some pundits have labelled the Auckland housing market as ‘cooling’, property data analysts, CoreLogic have revealed there is still significant opportunity for growth – you just need to know where to buy. More >>

Former NZ Post staff may be eligible for back-pay

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:16 am | New Zealand Post

NZ Post is reaching out to former employees, so the company can check if people might be owed additional holiday pay. More >>

Short-term housing and worker accommodation business on sale

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:38 am | Bayleys

The land, buildings and business operating as one of the busiest short-term housing and seasonal worker accommodation locations in the Waikato region have been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Financial Empowerment Vital for Independent Earners

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:34 am | Hnry

New Zealand - 13 November 2019 - Financial industry experts from Hnry, Hatch and Sorted, are working together to help independent earners financially prepare for their future, by bringing a newly created Financial Insights Event to independent ... More >>

Cuisine announces annual list of top NZ restaurants for 2019

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:26 am | Cuisine

108 restaurants awarded prestigious spot in Cuisine Good Food Guide Cuisine magazine has announced the highly anticipated list of New Zealand restaurants to be included in its annual Cuisine Good Food Guide, with 108 restaurants – a further eight in ... More >>

Silly season can bring dodgy behaviour with it

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 9:18 am | EMA

It’s not called the silly season for nothing, which is why the EMA is taking a more light-hearted approach to some of the serious issues that can come up at end-of-year work functions. More >>