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Award-winning game makers confirmed for Games for Learning

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 1:50 pm | NZCER

The key players in the development of BAFTA award winning game, Never Alone, will be speaking at Games for Learning, a conference hosted by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) in August. More >>

Uber gives free rides to people named 'Sam'

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 1:44 pm | Uber

If like the other 4,000,000 plus people in New Zealand, you still don’t know about Uber (and by know, we mean taken a ride), we bet your bottom dollar you know a mate called Sam. More >>

Hotel conference explores the future

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 12:53 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

From collaborative cooking areas to robotic concierges and living hotels that look different every time you visit, the latest in hotel design and service trends will feature at next month’s New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference. More >>

Fruitful Sponsorship for Netball Super Club

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 12:20 pm | KONO NZ

Annies - food you trust, a subsidiary of food and drink business Kono, are proud to announce their Platinum sponsorship of the new Super Club netball competition, which will be held in Nelson 2-7 July. “Super Club is a great partnership for us. ... More >>

New SMX integration service brings high-end email security

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 12:17 pm | SMX

Tuesday 20 June 2017, Auckland, NZ. SMX, Australasia’s leading cloud email security and managed messaging service provider, has launched a new integration service which enables the full suite of SMX email security and management services to be integrated ... More >>

Endace Delivers High Performance, Reliability, Affordability

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 12:15 pm | Endace

Endace’s new multispeed DAG10X4-S card provides 100% accurate packet-capture up to 40Gbps and will be announced at Sharkfest, USA this week More >>

NZCU Baywide offering high interest and flexible options

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:49 am | NZCU Baywide Credit Union

A competitive term deposit has been launched by NZCU Baywide offering a 4.25% p.a. return on investments from $1,000 while allowing investors to choose the length of term from 6 months to 3 years. More >>

Tourist levy unlikely

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:45 am | BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) – The government remains unconvinced on the merits of a tourist levy, with fears it could “turn off the tap” on New Zealand's largest export earner as Chinese tourist numbers drop. More >>

NZ dollar slips as Fed's Dudley talks up US inflation

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:43 am | BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell as investors latched on to New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley's expectations for US inflation to rise, keeping alive projections for higher US rates and stoking demand for the ... More >>

New Stamps Guarantee Free Range Origin

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:38 am | Zeagold Foods

This month, Woodland will launch New Zealand’s first free range eggs that bear individual stamps of origin, so that the provenance of each egg can be traced all the way back to the free range farm where the hen laid it. More >>

Big sky thinking needed on meat and wool

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:16 am | Federated Farmers

It’s time for "big sky forward thinking" on the cost, marketing and competition challenges facing the New Zealand meat and wool sectors, Rick Powdrell says. More >>

Rugby fans advised to take cover for match of the year

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:13 am | TINZ

For the first time in 12 years, a landmark event; the British & Irish Lions will finally go to battle with the mighty All Blacks on home soil. Fans from all over the world will flock to New Zealand in what’s promised to be a supercharged test ... More >>

NZ structural log prices hit highest level in two years

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:13 am | BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand structural log prices have hit their highest level in more than two decades as local mills compete with the export market to secure supply to meet demand from the domestic market. More >>

Stressed out: NZ workplaces set to become more stressful

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 11:03 am | Robert Half

• 75% of New Zealand CFOs believe the stress levels of their staff will increase over the next three years. More >>

While you were sleeping: Tech stocks rebound

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:53 am | BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) – Wall Street climbed, pushing both the Dow and the S&P 500 to record highs, amid a recovery in tech stocks including Apple. More >>

Parklands Motor Lodge Sale a Rare Opportunity for Investors

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:48 am | Colliers International

The sale of Parklands Motor Lodge offers owner-operators and passive investors alike the rare opportunity to acquire a freehold motel with vacant possession in the highly desirable area of Turangi. More >>

Legal firms partner to create business opportunities

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:38 am | Joint Press Release

Legal firms partner to create business opportunities for New Zealand firms at Expo 2020 Dubai More >>

Apprenticeship boost is welcome and needed.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:30 am | Industry Training Federation

Today's $7 million boost for industry training and apprenticeships is welcome news for employers, industry trainees, and apprentices, in the face of skills shortages across the economy, says the Industry Training Federation. More >>

New Zealanders increasingly exploring their own backyard

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:24 am | Mastercard

Auckland, New Zealand – 20 June, 2017 – Mastercard’s biannual survey on travel trends has revealed that Kiwis are increasingly travelling to New Zealand destinations for their holidays. More >>

Farm Sale Volumes Steady Overall, Prices Variable

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:24 am | REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (“REINZ”) shows there were 25 more farm sales (+5.1%) for the three months ended May 2017 than for the three months ended May 2016. Overall, there were 514 farm sales in the three months ... More >>

NZ ICT Company Finds Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Browsers

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:10 am | Security Assessment

A Wellington-based ICT security company,, has uncovered vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers which can allow attackers to obtain sensitive information and potentially run malicious code on victim machines. More >>

Call for New Zealand nominations for agribusiness awards

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:09 am | Rabobank

Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Rabobank Leadership Awards, recognising outstanding leadership among both accomplished and up-and-coming leaders in New Zealand and Australia’s food, beverage and agribusiness industries. More >>

Creating a life outside the wire in horticulture

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:04 am | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand national seasonal labour coordinator Jerf van Beek today told a breakfast function in Wellington, hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the Corrections Department, about the rewards of helping former offenders into ... More >>

New Zealand Film Commission CEO to Step Down

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:02 am | New Zealand Film Commission

New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) Chair, Kerry Prendergast, announced today that CEO Dave Gibson would step down from the role at the beginning of next year, after four years leading the agency. More >>

Technology Improving Security for Businesses

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:02 am | Securely

The spotlight is on small business security, with the Government recently announcing a new $1.8 million fund to help shopkeepers fight aggravated robberies. More >>

Blerter Releases Version 2.4

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:57 am | Blerter

New Zealand’s leading digital health and safety provider has introduced a new version of its innovative communication and collaboration software designed to make sure everyone gets home safely at the end of their shift. More >>

Biosecurity Key to Growth of Aquaculture Industry

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:48 am | Bay of Connections

Front-footing biosecurity was the key focus of a recent workshop attended by more than 30 aquaculture operators, iwi and researchers from around the Bay of Plenty and New Zealand. More >>

Queenstown becomes New Zealand’s first town with 4.5G

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:40 am | Spark

Spark announced today that Queenstown has become the town capable of getting the fastest mobile data speeds in the country, as 4.5G is switched on across five mobile towers in the area. Queenstown CBD, Frankton, and Arrowtown, and some areas in between ... More >>

MyApiary Takes Out Four Innovation Awards at Fieldays 2017

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:38 am | My Apiary

The team from MyApiary certainly had something to be buzzing about last week, receiving four awards at the Fieldays 2017 Innovation Awards. The accolade comes at an opportune time for the Hamilton based smart tech company that is just launching its software ... More >>

WOOP - Guess(t) Who’s Cooking?

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:14 am | WOOP

Slow food fast – it sounds like a riddle, but now it’s a reality for those who want to eat beautiful, fresh food, but don’t have the time to prepare it. With WOOP, you can even have one of New Zealand’s top foodies prepare your dinner on ... More >>

Christchurch set to get first ever cat cafe

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 8:40 am | Catnap Cafe

Coffee, Cats, Cake and Cuddles! Christchurch set to get first ever cat cafe in the South Island More >>

HiFX Morning Update, June 20 2017

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 8:36 am | HiFX

Overnight, hawkish comments from New York Fed President William Dudley has led to USD rally. With very little in the way of economic data releases investors focused on Fed President Dudley’s address to the North Country Chamber of Commerce, in ... More >>

Commerce Commission Case to Be Defended

Monday, 19 June 2017, 9:04 pm | CFG Group

Commerce Commission Case to Be Defended The following is a statement by CFG spokesman Cavan Forde: “We continue to defend the allegations of misrepresentation made by the Commerce Commission relating to their Inquiry into autoclaved aerated concrete ... More >>

Electricity sector failing New Zealanders says Solarcity CEO

Monday, 19 June 2017, 9:01 pm | SolarCity

Auckland, 19 June, 2017 - The government needs to change the way the electricity sector operates so it encourages clean energy technologies, says the CEO of New Zealand’s leading solar energy services, Solarcity. Today the High Court released a decision ... More >>

Fronde annual sales fall for second year

Monday, 19 June 2017, 8:55 pm | BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – Fronde Systems Group posted a 13 percent fall in full-year revenue, the third straight annual decline, but was able to record a gain in earnings before tax after restating its 2016 results following a change in the accounting ... More >>

New timing for delayed transmission pricing tomorrow

Monday, 19 June 2017, 8:50 pm | BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – The Electricity Authority will tomorrow announce a new timeline for its controversial transmission pricing plan, which was delayed after mistakes were found in analysis underpinning the modelling. More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, A2 Milk at fresh high

Monday, 19 June 2017, 8:48 pm | BusinessDesk

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise, A2 Milk at fresh high with Ebos, Comvita also gaining More >>

NZ dollar pushes higher against yen

Monday, 19 June 2017, 8:47 pm | BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar extended its gain against the yen, benefiting after the Bank of Japan left its ultra-loose monetary policy unchanged last week domestic data painted an upbeat outlook ahead of this week's local interest ... More >>

Solid Energy reports progress with Pike River Mine

Monday, 19 June 2017, 4:59 pm | Solid Energy NZ

Solid Energy says the Pike River Mine unmanned exploration project is making good progress and reiterates its previous statements that the video footage of the mine conditions does not in any way contradict the decision that manned re-entry is not ... More >>

Food-fraud more lucrative than heroin

Monday, 19 June 2017, 4:16 pm | Food Integrity Conference

Food-fraud more lucrative than heroin and illegal firearms combined Dunedin, Monday 19 June 2017 Reported instances of food fraud are on the increase and occur on a global scale, worth an estimated €47bn globally each year. That’s more than the ... More >>

Spark buys back stores in attempt to connect with customers

Monday, 19 June 2017, 3:57 pm | BusinessDesk

Spark to buy back stores in attempt to connect with customers, promote Spotify and Netflix More >>

SeaDragon says customer has confirmed order for Omega-3 oil

Monday, 19 June 2017, 3:32 pm | BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oils for health supplements, said a customer has confirmed an order for its refined Omega-3 fish oil and it is in discussions to meet their future demand. More >>

Methven chair Phil Lough to retire next month

Monday, 19 June 2017, 3:25 pm | BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – Long-serving Methven chairman Phil Lough will end nine years at the head of the tapware manufacturer's board at the end of July, handing over the reins to independent director Alison Barrass. More >>

NZ services sector activity bounces back in May

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:50 pm | BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand's services sector, which accounts for about two-thirds of the economy, bounced back in May after a number of external factors corrected themselves. More >>

PMG unconditional on Kelston Shopping Centre

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:41 pm | Property Managers

Property Managers Group unconditional on Kelston Shopping Centre ________________________________________________________ AUCKLAND, June 19 - Today property and funds management company, Property Managers Group (PMG), announced it has secured an unconditional agreement to purchase the ... More >>

Tech disruption can work within valued cultures

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:21 pm | Leaders Review

Before pushing or trying to sell staff on the value of a long-term strategy, why not ask the team first how any grand manoeuvres would impact on their culture? More >>

Christchurch Hub Transformed into Shoppers’ Paradise

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:16 pm | The Hub

Christchurch’s Enviro-Mark Gold accredited shopping centre The Hub, Hornby has received a $65 million facelift, designed by award-winning Australasian architecture firm The Buchan Group. More >>

Discussing Tourism around the country

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:12 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism businesses around New Zealand are being invited to discuss the big challenges and opportunities facing them and their region at a series of events organised by Tourism Industry Aotearoa. More >>

NZ consumer confidence ticks up in June quarter

Monday, 19 June 2017, 2:07 pm | BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence gained in the June quarter and reached its highest level since early 2015 as consumers were more upbeat about the economic outlook although they were slightly more jittery about the current economic ... More >>

Design and Build Hub Launched in Newmarket

Monday, 19 June 2017, 1:40 pm | Jalcon Homes

Everything you need to know about creating a beautiful new home is now available at one central Auckland location. More >>

Kiwi Property plans $161m capital raising

Monday, 19 June 2017, 12:43 pm | BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwi Property Group, the largest property company listed on the NZX, plans to raise $161 million to fund expansion in Auckland as it sees strong growth continuing. More >>

Can Spiders Change Their Spots?

Monday, 19 June 2017, 12:35 pm | Provoke Solutions Ltd

Provoke Solutions has come a long way since it was founded at a Wellington café in 2001. More >>

NZ dollar edges back toward 4-month high

Monday, 19 June 2017, 11:44 am | BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar struggled to gain traction against the US dollar after weaker US housing and consumer confidence figures, as traders locally look ahead to the Reserve Bank's rates review on Thursday. More >>


Monday, 19 June 2017, 11:35 am | Food Integrity Conference

Today is the final opportunity to register for FOOD INTEGRITY 2017, the conference in Auckland at the end of the month exploring how to keep New Zealand’s food exports safe and maximise brand profits. More >>

Norfolk Island Airlines is Auckland Airport’s 30th partner

Monday, 19 June 2017, 11:30 am | Auckland Airport

The arrival into Auckland of a chartered Nauru Airlines B737-300 from Norfolk Island would not have turned many heads on Saturday afternoon. However, for Auckland Airport the touch-down held particular significance as this inaugural flight signalled the ... More >>

World Week Ahead: US rate outlook rethink

Monday, 19 June 2017, 11:27 am | BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – A host of US Federal Reserve policy makers set to speak in the coming days will be closely watched for fresh hints about the pace and timing of interest rate hikes as some investors questioned the latest increase. More >>

Large-scale hotel and hospitality venue placed on market

Monday, 19 June 2017, 11:23 am | Bayleys

One of the largest multiple-revenue stream hospitality operations in the Lower North Island – the Mangatera Hotel in Dannevirke – has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Bleisure is the New Black - Cheapflights for Business Trip

Monday, 19 June 2017, 11:16 am | Cheapflights

Bleisure, the practice of mixing business and leisure travel, is a popular global trend now taking off with savvy Kiwi professionals. The prospect of a holiday just after you’ve attended a gruelling series of meetings, seeing a place you might ... More >>

Still time to lodge EQC claims for land damage from floods

Monday, 19 June 2017, 11:11 am | Earthquake Commission

Customers whose land suffered damage from landslips or flooding during the April floods still have time to lodge a claim with the Earthquake Commission. More >>

Surge in suburban and city fringe legal firms’ profitability

Monday, 19 June 2017, 11:08 am | Moore Stephens Markhams

The face of Auckland’s legal scene appears to be changing, with suburban and city fringe firms becoming more profitable than those in the city’s CBD traditionally thought to be the powerhouses. This is one of the key findings of the latest financial ... More >>