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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 >>

Chamber congratulates Eight Wire

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 2:03 pm | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Wellington start-up IT Eight Wire is to be congratulated for securing a major contract to build a data exchange platform for the government, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. More >>

Workers described as “pimple on a pumpkin” return to work

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:56 pm | First Union

BNT (Brakes and Transmission), the Australian-owned car parts supplier, is struggling to get products to the market after workers at its Auckland distribution centre walked off the job for the fifth time on Friday. More >>

NZTA signs road-weather contract with MetService

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Transport Agency

From 1 May 2017, NZ Transport Agency commences a new five-year road-weather data and data visualisation service with the Meteorological Service of New Zealand (MetService). More >>

What’s life as a temp or contractor really like?

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:44 pm | Hays Recruitment

What’s the working life of a temporary employee or contractor really like? Does it offer an ideal work-life balance and higher earnings or is it isolating and full of constant new challenges? More >>

Bargain hunters move on yesterday’s casualties

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:38 pm | CMC Markets

The soft lead from US markets has put the ASX 200 index on the back foot this morning. More >>

Feds See Nothing New in OECD Environment Report

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:23 pm | Federated Farmers

The OECD’s report released today on New Zealand’s environmental progress tells us nothing we didn’t already know, Federated Farmers water spokesperson Chris Allen says. More >>

GlobalDairyTrade prices may drop for third straight auction

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:20 pm | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Prices on the GlobalDairyTrade platform may drop for a third straight auction tonight as supply outstrips demand. More >>

Kathmandu lifts first-half profit 6.4%

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 1:00 pm | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Kathmandu Holdings lifted first-half profit 6.4 percent, just beating earnings guidance the outdoor equipment chain gave last month after clamping down on costs and exerting greater control over inventory. More >>

Location intelligence initiative for advertisers launched

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:52 pm | Adshel NZ

Outdoor advertising company Adshel NZ today launched a new targeting initiative for advertisers which integrates property and location insights from CoreLogic with Adshel assets. More >>

Investment into Snowmaking for Treble Cone

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:32 pm | Treble Cone

LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand – Treble Cone is proud to announce that a new snowmaking system will be in place for the 2017 season. The new hardware and controls are designed to enable Treble Cone to open on schedule even in seasons – such as 2016 – with ... More >>

NZ log prices hit new record highs on buoyant demand

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:57 am | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Buoyant New Zealand activity has pushed up local log prices to new record highs. More >>

NZ dollar gains vs pound after Brexit date set

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:56 am | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose against the British pound after UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced the date she will trigger Article 50 that puts in motion her nation's departure from the European Union. More >>

Record net annual migration levels continue

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:40 am | Statistics New Zealand

In the February 2017 year, 71,300 more migrants arrived in New Zealand than left, Stats NZ said today. This equalled the previous annual record set in January 2017. Migrant arrivals numbered 128,800 in the February 2017 year, a new annual record, ... More >>

AFT Pharmaceuticals In-Licenses NovaTears® in Australia & NZ

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:37 am | AFT Pharmaceuticals

AFT Pharmaceuticals (AFT) has completed a licensing agreement with Novaliq, a German specialty pharmaceutical company, to distribute NovaTears® in Australia and New Zealand. More >>

While you were sleeping: Nasdaq touches record

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:35 am | BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) - Wall Street moved lower, after the Nasdaq touched a record high earlier in the day, as investors looked for fresh guidance on interest rate hikes from a slew of Federal Reserve policy makers speaking this week. More >>

Cooks Global Foods secures $10 million in new capital

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:31 am | Cooks Global Foods

YunNan Metropolitan Construction Investment Group (YMCI) agrees to subscribe to $1.8 million in new Cooks shares as part of capital raising by cornerstone investors More >>

Cost, risk and digital top priorities to improve growth

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11:22 am | Deloitte

Deloitte annual Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey shows priorities for procurement to improve growth in uncertain times More >>

Feds Says Get OIO Approval For Foreign Water Buyers

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 10:22 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers suggests Overseas Investment Office approval should be considered for large takes of water by overseas interests. More >>

5 New Developments at $1bn Highbrook Estate

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 10:08 am | Goodman Property Trust

Goodman (NZ) Limited, the Manager of Goodman Property Trust (“GMT” or “Trust”), is pleased to announce a package of new developments at Highbrook Business Park totalling $44.0 million[1]. The five projects, which include a further stage to The Crossing ... More >>

J R McKenzie Trust appoints new Executive Director

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:45 am | J R McKenzie Trust

Established charitable trust, J R McKenzie Trust, has appointed Robyn Scott as its new Executive Director. More >>

The Big Idea Appoints New Chair

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:21 am | The Big Idea

New Zealand’s favourite website for championing and employment in the creative sector www.thebigidea.co.nz, is delighted to announce the appointment of Patrick Snedden as its new chairperson. His appointment to the Big Idea was the brainchild ... More >>

West Coast Top of the South Dairy Industry Awards winners

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:11 am | New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

A Murchison couple have been announced as major winners in the 2017 West Coast-Top of the South Dairy Industry Awards. More >>

Spark seeks clearance to acquire TeamTalk

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 8:49 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Spark New Zealand Trading Limited (Spark) to, either directly or indirectly, acquire up to 100% of the shares of TeamTalk Limited. More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares down, dragged by Fletcher

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 8:33 am | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares dropped, led lower by Fletcher Building's earnings downgrade, with Metlifecare and Metro Performance Glass also falling. More >>

Commercial risk not govt's concern in major projects

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 8:31 am | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - Cost overruns that push major building projects into the red aren't the government's concern, and it's instead focused on ensuring those builds are delivered on time and to budget, says Prime Minister Bill English. More >>

NZ dollar gains as disappointment over Fed saps US dollar

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 8:29 am | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar was higher, continuing to benefit from US dollar weakness on disappointment the US Federal Reserve isn't planning to pick up the pace of its interest rate hikes this year. More >>

NZ Shareholders Assn seeks answers on Fletcher downgrade

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 8:27 am | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Shareholders Association says Fletcher Building's announcement of a $110 million downgrade to full-year earnings guidance leaves investors with a lack of detailed answers and raises questions about chief ... More >>

NZ central bank tipped to keep rates on hold

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 8:26 am | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is widely expected to keep interest rates on hold at a record low 1.75 percent on Thursday and to reiterate the risks are finely balanced. More >>

Construction contract woes wrong-foots investors

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 8:24 am | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building was quizzed by analysts and investors over why industry rumours were circulating about losses from a major construction contract before they were disclosed by the company today in a surprise move that ... More >>

HiFX Morning Update, March 21 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 8:09 am | HiFX

It has been a solid start to the week for the NZD with the dollar continuing to push higher against all its major rivals. With very little in the way of scheduled economic data releases to drive direction the big news overnight came out of the UK when the ... More >>

Facilities Integrate moves to September in 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017, 5:28 pm | Facilities Integrate

After a careful review of feedback received from the successful 2016 Facilities Integrate trade show’s visitor and exhibitor surveys, organisers have moved the dates for this year’s show forward to September and it will remain in this time frame in ... More >>

Generate Adds a Senior Portfolio Manager

Monday, 20 March 2017, 5:15 pm | Generate KiwiSaver

Edward Glennie has been appointed as a Senior Portfolio Manager to work alongside Lead Portfolio Manager and CIO Sam Goldwater and CEO Henry Tongue of the rapidly growing Generate KiwiSaver Scheme. Ed brings complementary experience to the management ... More >>

UPDATE: Tenon shareholders back sale of Taupo mill

Monday, 20 March 2017, 4:29 pm | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - Tenon shareholders have overwhelmingly backed plans to sell the firm's Taupo wood processing mill to a consortium of US and New Zealand investors and wind up the business. More >>

Jono And Ben Trends Number One on Youtube Worldwide

Monday, 20 March 2017, 4:03 pm | Mediaworks

This week saw Three win Friday night for the third week running with The Graham Norton Show, 7 Days, Fail Army and Newshub Late all time slot winners in the key 25-54 demographic. More >>

National conversation needed over water pricing

Monday, 20 March 2017, 3:51 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is calling for a national conversation over water pricing. Chief executive John Pfahlert says charging for water is a complex and difficult issue. More >>

Tenon shareholders to vote on selling Taupo mill, winding up

Monday, 20 March 2017, 2:44 pm | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - Tenon shareholders will today vote on whether to sell its Taupo wood processing mill to a consortium of US and New Zealand investors and wind up the business or hold on to the assets and continued as a NZX-listed company. More >>

NZ guest nights hit new record in January

Monday, 20 March 2017, 2:41 pm | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand accommodation providers hosted a record number of guests in January, as a surge in international visitors during the summer months offset a decline in local stays, the latest data shows. More >>

UPDATE: Fletcher shares tumble 12%

Monday, 20 March 2017, 2:40 pm | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building shares tumbled 12 percent after the company cut its full-year earnings guidance by about $110 million because of complexity and delays with a major development that showed up during a review of its construction ... More >>

NZ services sector strong in February

Monday, 20 March 2017, 2:36 pm | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's services sector, which accounts for about two-thirds of the economy, dipped slightly last month but remains strong with broad-based growth. More >>

2017 Network NZ Business Awards

Monday, 20 March 2017, 2:06 pm | Network NZ

Auckland, New Zealand (Monday 20 March 2017) – Network NZ announce their first annual New Zealand Business Awards, with nominations open from 30th June 10am to 28th July 8pm, Judging from the 29th July to 25th August, People’s Choice Voting ... More >>

Spidertracks Celebrates 10 Years Of Safer Global Aviation

Monday, 20 March 2017, 1:59 pm | Spidertracks

Aircraft management specialists Spidertracks are celebrating their 10th birthday this year and reflecting on the challenges and opportunities of starting a global technology company in New Zealand. More >>

NZ consumer confidence dips in March quarter

Monday, 20 March 2017, 1:49 pm | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence dipped in the March quarter as people grew wary about the short-term economic outlook, but extended the nation's run of optimism to six years. More >>

Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Finalists Announced

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:59 pm | Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards

The Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards has assessed 57 producers as Finalists in its inaugural awards. A panel of 10 expert food judges tasted more than 150 products from 82 growers, farmers and crafted producers in early March 2017 at the Fresh Factory ... More >>

57 finalists announced in Food Producer Awards

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:37 pm | Life And Leisure

The Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards has assessed 57 producers as Finalists in the inaugural awards. More >>

Celebrating forests on International Day of Forests

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:33 pm | Scion

Tomorrow is the International Day of Forests, a day celebrated annually on 21 March to recognise and promote the many benefits that forests bring to our lives. More >>

Connect IT Solutions adds RedShield to its portfolio

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:32 pm | RedShield

RedShield is pleased to announce that it has signed a reseller agreement with Connect I.T. Solutions, the network and security solutions experts, to supply the RedShield Service to their current and prospective North American enterprise customers. More >>

Fletcher cuts full-year earnings guidance by 15%

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:27 pm | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building has sliced about 15 percent from its annual earnings guidance after the prognosis for two major construction projects deteriorated, prompting an overhaul of the firm's bidding processes. More >>

Subdued growth in guest nights as Kiwis head overseas

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:17 pm | Statistics New Zealand

National guest nights this January had a modest increase of 1.1 percent on January 2016, Stats NZ said today. International guest nights hit a record 2 million, up 6.9 percent on January 2016. This rise offset the drop in domestic guest nights, ... More >>

Programme to help women ‘KICK ASS’ in their career and life

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:50 am | Kate Taylor

This unique and personal programme has been specifically designed to help women equip themselves with the tools they need to achieve the goals THEY want to achieve. More >>

Where are the female leaders in NZ’s construction industry?

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:44 am | National Association of Women in Construction

More women than ever are joining New Zealand’s booming construction industry with the number of women in construction doubling to 17 per cent over the last 15 years but this increase hasn’t resulted in more women in leadership roles within the ... More >>

NZ dollar slips back to about 70 US cents

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:42 am | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar eased back to about 70 US cents at the start of a week in which the Reserve Bank is expected to reiterate it won't raise interest rates any time soon, with the on-hold view reinforced by weaker growth ... More >>

World Week Ahead: More Fed speak

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:40 am | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - A slew of US Federal Reserve officials including chair Janet Yellen are set to speak in the coming days, with investors eyeing whether the US central bank has indeed shifted to a dovish stance. More >>

Former Foodstuffs HQ & warehouse goes on the market for sale

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:35 am | Bayleys Realty Group

The former lower North Island head office and distribution warehousing premises tenanted by supermarket giant Foodstuffs has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Kiwi Company Washing house’s for ANZAC veterans for FREE

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:23 am | Wash Rite

Wash Rite Limited and its franchise network is spreading the word asking for nomination’s for free house washing and or moss and mould roof treatments for ex serviceman and servicewomen . As both owners of Wash Rite are ex serviceman themselfs they feel ... More >>

World-class waterfront hotel planned for downtown Auckland

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:04 am | Colliers International

A world-class luxury hotel is planned for the last remaining waterfront site in downtown Auckland. More >>

The Best of the Best at NZ Champions of Cheese Awards

Monday, 20 March 2017, 11:02 am | Meyer Cheese

A second generation cheese making family with Dutch origins, Meyer Gouda Cheese has impressed local and international judges to secure the country’s top prize for cheesemaking. More >>

NZ start-ups strong in foreign markets, survey shows

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:58 am | BusinessDesk

March 20 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand start-ups have the highest percentage of overseas customers when measured against their counterparts from 50 other "ecosystems" including New York, Moscow, Beijing and London, according to the Compass Start-up Genome's ... More >>

Petroleum industry a bad taxpayer investment

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:54 am | Dr Terrence Loomis

Petroleum industry a bad taxpayer investment 20 March 2017 The New Zealand Petroleum Conference this week in New Plymouth will no doubt talk up the industry’s value to the country. But economic anthropologist Terrence Loomis, who has recently published ... More >>

HiFX Morning Update - March 20 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:05 am | HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7015 (mid-rate) this morning. After what was a very volatile week markets consolidated on Friday with both currency and equity markets trading tight ranges. Friday night’s US economic data releases sent mixed signals to investors ... More >>

 

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