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Unisys Launches ActiveInsights™ PharmaTrack

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:11 am | Unisys

Combining existing expertise in its Life Sciences & Healthcare and Travel & Transportation verticals, new software solution leverages leading-edge Unisys Stealth® security and predictive analytics to address drug theft and counterfeiting and enhance patient ... More >>

Crunch time for OPEC ahead of Thursday meeting

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 10:06 am | ThinkMarkets

No rabbits are expected out of OPEC’s hat on Thursday, when OPEC is expected to announce the reduction of the supply gut. The joint efforts of the OPEC cartel with non-OPEC producers dating back to October 2016 initially resulted to a curb of nearly ... More >>

Licensing overview: what the FMA found

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:40 am | Financial Markets Authority

Common issues, hints for new applicants and a guide to the Financial Markets Authority’s (FMA) future focus are included in a review of the regulator’s first two and a half years of licensing. More >>

Air New Zealand unveils new Palmerston North lounge

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:29 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has today opened the doors to its new lounge at Palmerston North Airport. More >>

Fonterra Increases Farmgate Milk Price And Earnings Update

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 9:05 am | Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 15 cents to $6.15 per kgMS. More >>

Tech crucial to NZ’s future – manifesto

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 8:52 am | Make Lemonade

New Zealand’s leading tech organisations today released their manifesto of New Zealand’s Digital Future. More >>

National AI group launching next month

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 8:48 am | Make Lemonade

Artificial Intelligence or AI is fast being used to make people more efficient and it will touch every element of New Zealanders’ lives from better healthcare and education to faster service and more personalised products, tech leader Stu Christie ... More >>

HiFX Morning Update, May 24 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 8:41 am | HiFX

The NZD continues to outperform, extending yesterday’s gains against all its main rivals, with the NZDUSD rate trading to a high of 0.7041. Investors remain in a cautious mood and will look to tomorrow’s Fed minutes for further hints about a US rate ... More >>

Pioneering high-productivity Super-Bs cut truck journeys

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:24 pm | Truck and Driver Magazine

Two pioneering high productivity truck and trailer units that are longer and heavier than standard vehicles are dramatically reducing the number of truck journeys on their set route in Hawke’s Bay. And the success of the pair, each comprising a ... More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks slip after Manchester concert attack

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:16 pm | BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks slip as Manchester concert attack drags on investor sentiment, Comvita drops More >>

NZ dollar climbs above 70 US cents

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:15 pm | BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose above 70 US cents for the first time in about a month on expectations this week's budget will paint an upbeat picture of the domestic economy at a time political uncertainties have weighed on the greenback. More >>

Three fintech start-ups pitch for funds

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:14 pm | BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) - Three of the financial technology start-ups in the Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator programme pitched their ideas to investors before the public demonstration day event in Wellington last week. More >>

Changes to Foreign Trust Disclosures in NZ

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 5:27 pm | MSI Global Alliance

Late last year there was a media storm as a result of information uncovered in the release of the ‘Panama Papers’ from a Panamanian law firm. The release of this information brought into the spotlight the ability to use New Zealand’s trust regime ... More >>

Newmarket Business Awards Finalists Announced

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4:43 pm | Newmarket Business Association

Neighbourhood bars and cafes, designer retailers, fitness centres and beauty clinics are among the finalists announced today in the 2017 Newmarket Business Awards (NBA). More >>

Media Suite joins the All of Government Web Services Panel

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4:20 pm | Media Suite

As a proud new member of the Web Services Panel (WSP), we are looking forward to a faster, more affordable procurement process for our government agency clients. More >>

Smart personal Safety Device protecting lone workers

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4:09 pm | Groundwork

Recently there has been a change in legislation placing more emphasis on the protection of lone workers. In a lot of cases these workers have not been able to reach out for assistance when in trouble, leading to otherwise preventable injury or death. ... More >>

Accommodation for Ed Sheeran – you sorted?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4:03 pm | Look After Me

Nationwide accommodation network, Look After Me has put their hand as an accommodation Partner for fans going to the New Zealand Ed Sheeran concerts. Director Dr Julia Charity who founded the company just ahead of the 2011 Rugby World Cup said they ... More >>

Briscoe's ASX listing won't derail cautious investment

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4:03 pm | BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) - Briscoe Group's cautious and methodical approach to making investments or acquisitions won't be cast aside with the retailer's plan to seek a secondary listing on the Australian Securities Exchange, says chair Rosanne Meo. More >>

Macquarie lifts F&P Healthcare price target by 7.3%

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:35 pm | BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) - Macquarie Group lifted its 12-month target price on Fisher & Paykel Healthcare by 7.3 percent and kept its 'outperform' rating after the company's full-year revenue growth beat expectations and as a weaker New Zealand dollar weighs ... More >>

Rex Bionics shareholders agree to watered down stake

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:25 pm | BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) - Rex Bionics investors have backed a deal that will see their investment diluted to little more than a third of the company in exchange for a A$10 million lifeline by Australian fund manager and fellow shareholder BioScience Managers. More >>

Coconut Oil Producer Achieves Certified Organic Status

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:22 pm | Tanna Farms

Vanuatu’s leading Coconut Oil producer and exporter can proudly confirm its ‘in-conversion to organic’ status with the highly accredited organic certifier, BioGro New Zealand. Tanna Farms will be fully certified from July 4th, 2017. More >>

Designer Wardrobe completes $1.7m capital raising

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:07 pm | One Plus One

Online buy, sell and rent fashion marketplace, Designer Wardrobe has successfully completed a $1.7m capital raise through private equity marketplace Snowball Effect. The raise received strong support from significant investors, including Stephen Tindall’s ... More >>

Serko shares climb to 6-month high as annual loss shrinks

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:05 pm | BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) - Serko shares jumped to a six-month high after the online travel booking software firm said it boosted sales and scaled back spending, allowing it to almost halve its annual loss and affirm its target of making a profit in 2018. More >>

Apprenticeships more than just Trades

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 3:05 pm | Careerforce

23 May 2017 Apprenticeships more than just Trades Young people and school leavers opting for an Apprenticeship over university study should consider a career in the health and wellbeing sector. “Apprenticeships are much more than just trades,” ... More >>

Commission’s alpaca case brings total fines to $1.5 million

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 2:49 pm | Commerce Commission

A company and two individuals have been fined a total of nearly $194,000 for claiming that duvets were "pure alpaca wool" or "100% cashmere", when they contained little or no such fibres. More >>

Police attending 2017 Auckland Careers Expo

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Police

NZ Police will be at the Auckland Careers Expo 2017 this week, and invite anyone who has an interest in joining to come along and talk to our staff to find out more about the job. More >>

Wellington Welcomes Fieldays in its 49th Year

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 2:28 pm | Federated Farmers

With the countdown to the 49th Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek fast approaching, Federated Farmer’s is proud to host Fieldays comes to Wellington, a celebration of what Fieldays means for Kiwis and how it contributes to and influences both the ... More >>

Politicians urged to consider public safety ahead of vote

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 1:54 pm | Blue Bubble Alliance

Ahead of the Land Transport Amendment Bill being considered by Parliament this evening, Blue Bubble urges politicians to consider public and driver safety when it votes on watered down safety provisions. “While the taxi industry welcomes change, now ... More >>

Are stock markets worried about US politics?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 1:33 pm | CMC Markets

The next few days should reveal whether equity markets are going to carry any risk premium for the uncertainty about the US politics that was worrying traders last week. The relief rally in the US S&P 500 has seen it recover to within 0.5% of ... More >>

Ethical reputation rated higher than salary

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 1:16 pm | Robert Half

Auckland, 23 May 2017 – The vast majority of New Zealand companies understand the importance of employer branding in a competitive business environment, and yet there are stark differences into what the core elements are of companies’ reputation ... More >>

Ebos to buy Australia's HPS, expanding pharmacy footprint

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 1:14 pm | BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) - Ebos Group, the pharmaceutical and animal health products maker, has entered a binding agreement to acquire HPS, Australia’s largest provider of outsourced pharmacy services to hospitals, for A$154 million. More >>

Healtheries voted one of New Zealand’s most trusted brands

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:51 pm | Healtheries

Healtheries has been named one of New Zealand’s most trusted brands – for the eleventh time. More >>

Serko narrows annual loss as sales rise

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:31 pm | BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) - Serko almost halved its annual loss as the online travel booking software firm boosted sales and scaled back spending, giving it confidence to affirm its target of making a profit in 2018. More >>

Xero wins plaudits for artificial intelligence product suite

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 11:40 am | BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) - Xero has won plaudits in a wide-ranging report on artificial intelligence by Asian broking firm CLSA, which counts the New Zealand software developer among the top-10 listed firms in the region where AI and machine learning are having ... More >>

NZ dollar gains as risk appetite indicators improve

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 11:38 am | BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to its highest level in a month as measures of investor risk appetite improved and as the market awaits the minutes to this month's Federal Reserve policy meeting. More >>

Inaugural Awards for NZ Business Network

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 11:15 am | Network NZ

Network NZ have announced their first annual New Zealand Business Awards, with nominations open from 30th June 2017. Network NZ is on the hunt for talented business owners that have invested in developing new products and services and ventures, as well ... More >>

Heartland Bank and AgriHQ launch free online livestock tool

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 11:13 am | Heartland Bank

Heartland Bank Limited (Heartland Bank) (NZX: HBL) and NZX subsidiary, AgriHQ have launched a free online livestock finisher tool, AgriHQ Finisher ( ) to assist sheep and beef farmers to calculate the potential trading margin after ... More >>

Ransomware attacks show strong links to Lazarus group

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 11:09 am | Symantec

Similarities in code and infrastructure indicate close connection to group that was linked to Sony Pictures and Bangladesh Bank attacks Tools and infrastructure used in the WannaCry ransomware attacks have strong links to Lazarus, the group that ... More >>

Top event organisers ready to do business in New Zealand

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 11:07 am | CINZ

Leading business event organisers from around the world are heading to New Zealand’s largest business tourism trade exhibition in Auckland next week. CINZ MEETINGS, organised by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand, is the premier event for connecting influential ... More >>

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 11:01 am | Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Stats NZ website. More >>

St John Named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Charity 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:58 am | St John

In a ringing endorsement from Kiwis, St John has once again been voted Most Trusted Charity in the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands Survey 2017. More >>

Replacing the targeted rate

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:42 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Auckland Mayor’s office is offering to replace the controversial targeted rate on commercial accommodation providers, but wants the sector to wear the substantial cost for a year. More >>

World First Video Confirmation of Identity for eSignatures

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:37 am | Secured Signing

Auckland, May 23, 2017 - Adding video confirmation to the eSigning process bolsters the independent signature verification of PKI user based digital signatures to deliver unparalleled document security and compliance for Secured Signing's customers. More >>

While you were sleeping: Wall St, oil climb

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:27 am | BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) - Wall Street and oil moved higher, following a weekend during which US President Donald Trump made few stumbles in his first overseas trip and major oil producers seemed to agree on extending a plan to curtail output More >>

One in seven major fires start in garages

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:21 am | AA Insurance

Auckland – 23 May 2017 – AA Insurance is warning Kiwis to take care with electrics in garages - especially if they’ve been converted into extra rooms and sleepouts - after a number of significant fires. More >>

EverEdge expands into Asia with IP Office of Singapore

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:14 am | EverEdge Global Limited

New Zealand headquartered intangible asset specialist EverEdge expands into Asia through key cooperation with the intellectual property office in Singapore More >>

Ford Appoints Jim Hackett as CEO to Strengthen Operations

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:06 am | Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company today named Jim Hackett as its new president and CEO and announced key global leadership changes designed to further strengthen its core automotive business and accelerate a strategic shift to capitalize on emerging opportunities. More >>

BizDojo takes over Xero building

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 10:02 am | BizDojo

Wellington set to be the home of collaboration BizDojo is getting too large for Wellington, or at least its current space, and is pleased to announce it is taking over the Wellington HQ of Xero in Market Lane. More >>

Rod McDonald Wines scoops Best International Syrah

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:57 am | Rod McDonald Wines

Rod McDonald Wines scoops Best International Syrah at the International Wine Challenge in London Rod McDonald Wines has been awarded the Trophy for the ‘Best International Syrah’ in the world at the prestigious International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London ... More >>

Property Council announces National Awards nominations

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:55 am | Property Council Of New Zealand

The nominations for the Annual National Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards have been announced. More >>

Serko on Track to Generate Annual Profit

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:42 am | Serko

Cloud based corporate travel and expense management solution provider’s online transaction volumes rose 18% in the 2017 financial year. Cash reserves of $4.5 million ahead of guidance and sufficient to fund growth plans. Serko is currently generating ... More >>

Ransomware cyber-attacks impact growing on NZ

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:21 am | Make Lemonade

Barely five percent of New Zealand companies have taken out cyber insurance, despite a predicted rise in ransomware and other cyber issues, a leading New Zealand specialist underwriting agency says. More >>

HiFX Morning Update, May 23 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:02 am | HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6991 (mid-rate) this morning. The NZD has started the week as the strongest of the G10 currencies having outperformed all of its rivals. Late yesterday the NZD broke up through its 0.6950 resistant level against the USD and ... More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as blue-chips follow Asia

Monday, 22 May 2017, 8:51 pm | BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as blue-chips follow Asia's lead; F&P, KPG fail to fire More >>

NZ dollar may gain as Trump uncertainty weighs on US

Monday, 22 May 2017, 8:49 pm | BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar may gain against the greenback this week as investors question whether US President Donald Trump's fiscal policies will get bogged down in political scandal and weigh on the need for aggressive rate hikes ... More >>

Final days of Trans Tasman Resources hearing underway

Monday, 22 May 2017, 8:48 pm | BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) - The final days of the hearing to determine whether Trans Tasman Resources gets a green light to mine iron sands from the ocean floor in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone kicked off in Wellington. More >>

Fintech start-ups coy about asking for money at demo day

Monday, 22 May 2017, 5:31 pm | BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) - Seven financial technology start-ups pitching ideas after a three-month accelerator programme drew a big crowd to their demonstration day in Wellington but were strangely coy in actually asking for capital despite two already ... More >>

Charles Sturt University Launches Full Procure-to-Pay Suite

Monday, 22 May 2017, 4:53 pm | Unimarket

Auckland, New Zealand – 22 May 2017 – Charles Sturt University (CSU) officially launched a full suite of procure-to-pay solutions through Unimarket this month, implementing tools to help streamline and automate the university’s spend management and procurement ... More >>

ANZIIG sets its sights on Quality Hotel Ambassador

Monday, 22 May 2017, 4:07 pm | Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels Asia-Pac, one of New Zealand’s largest hotel franchise groups, has initiated a franchise agreement with Australia and NZ International Investment Group Pty Ltd (ANZIIG), who recently made the purchase of one of Hamilton’s well-known ... More >>

Hospitality sector set to benefit from immigration policy

Monday, 22 May 2017, 3:52 pm | Lane Neave

The visa landscape has changed in the South Island following the introduction of Immigration New Zealand’s new policy. More >>