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Young Viticulturist wins Young Horticulturist of the Year

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:32 am | NZ Wine

A huge congratulations to Annabel Bulk from Felton Road for becoming the Young Horticulturist of the Year 2018. Having won the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year competition at the end of August, she went on to represent the viticultural sector in this tough ... More >>

Software company takes out overall title

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:20 am | NZTE

Software company takes out overall title in New Zealand’s leading export business awards. An innovative software company that shows the world how to understand what lies beneath the land and the oceans has won the Supreme Award at the 2018 New Zealand ... More >>

Air NZ and ATR explore the future

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:07 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand and aircraft manufacturer ATR have signed an agreement to explore the role new propulsion technologies could play in the future of the regional aircraft ecosystem. More >>

KiwiSaver members’ attitudes to responsible investing

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:04 am | Kiwi Wealth

KiwiSaver members’ attitudes to responsible investing are changing, according to large-scale survey The results of a comprehensive survey of Kiwis’ attitudes on responsible investing in KiwiSaver has been released today by Kiwi Wealth. A total ... More >>

Stuff Fibre named NZ’s best fibre broadband provider

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:04 am | Stuff Fibre

Stuff Fibre was named Best Fibre Provider at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards last night. After winning the category at the inaugural 2017 awards, Stuff Fibre beat out Voyager, Orcon, and NOW NZ to be named the strongest overall fibre broadband ... More >>

How the Lazarus Group is Emptying Millions from ATMs

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:02 am | Symantec

FASTCash: How the Lazarus Group is Emptying Millions from ATMs Last month, the US government issued an alert that Lazarus has been conducting “FASTCash” attacks against ATMs from banks in Asia and Africa. Symantec researchers have since uncovered ... More >>

Seequent named Supreme Winner

Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:49 am | Seequent

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ – November 9, 2018 - Seequent, a global leader in the development of visual data science software and collaborative technologies, has won the Supreme Award at the 2018 New Zealand International Business Awards, after earlier winning ... More >>

Software company takes out overall title in export awards

Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:37 am | NZTE

An innovative software company that shows the world how to understand what lies beneath the land and the oceans has won the Supreme Award at the 2018 New Zealand International Business Awards . More >>

Commission seeks views on approach to new fibre regulation

Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:35 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today invited views on its proposed approach to implementing the new regulatory regime for New Zealand’s fibre broadband networks. More >>

New Zealand law firm wins Asia Pacific diversity awards

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:50 am | Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

MinterEllisonRuddWatts commitment to greater gender diversity in the legal profession was celebrated at the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards, held in Hong Kong last night. More >>

Price expectations faltering

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:48 am | ASB Bank

House price expectations slid lower in the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey, with a net 26% of respondents expecting house prices to increase – which is the lowest level since January. This trend was reflected across all broad regions and ... More >>

Deloitte Digital launches in New Zealand

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:33 am | Deloitte

Deloitte Digital’s broad range of service offerings makes Deloitte one of New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive digital advisory firms More >>

Nitschke Must Be Banned

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:32 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that Philip Nitschke should not be allowed in the country and the police should be shutting down any meetings he is holding in New Zealand. “At a time when we are desperate to do everything we can to lower our unacceptable and ... More >>

Annabel Bulk is NZ’s Young Horticulturist of the Year

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:31 am | Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

Annabel Bulk from Felton Road Wines in Bannockburn, Central Otago has tonight been declared New Zealand’s Young Horticulturist of the Year 2018 Winner. More >>

Measures to improve LCRO processes welcomed

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:31 am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has welcomed the third reading of the Tribunals Powers and Procedures Legislation Bill, which is now awaiting Royal assent. More >>

BitPrime Cryptocurrency Price Update

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:24 am | BitPrime

Rankings by 24-hour volume: Bitcoin (BTC), Tether (USDT), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), XRP (XRP), EOS (EOS), Litecoin (LTC), Dash (DASH). More >>

These are New Zealand’s best broadband providers

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:05 pm | Broadband Compare

Last night saw more than 200 senior-level professionals from the New Zealand Internet and Communications Technology sector come together at the Broadband Compare TUANZ Awards to celebrate the best of the best in the broadband sector. More >>

NZ stocks lift on relief rally after US elections

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 8:45 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose as markets were relieved U midterm elections did not throw up any major political surprises. SkyCity Entertainment gained on the sale of its Darwin casino. More >>

NZ dollar holds its gains; focus shifts to Fed

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 8:17 pm | BusinessDesk

NZ dollar holds its gains; focus shifts to Fed after RBNZ keeps rates on hold More >>

KiwiBuild homesellers who break the rules can keep 70%

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 8:16 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - A KiwiBuild homebuyer who sells their house without permission from the government within three years of buying it will hand over to the state 30 percent of any capital gain they make on the sale, says Housing Minister Phil Twyford. More >>

Independent Power Retailers Lay Joint Complaint to EA

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 8:10 pm | Joint Press Release

NZ’s Largest Independent Power Retailers Lay Joint Complaint to Electricity Authority, Calling for Urgent Action More >>

Govt to restore resource consent appeal rights

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 7:13 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Environment Minister David Parker is promising to repeal Resource Management Act reforms that last year removed rights of appeal for certain types of resource consent. The changes should be introduced to Parliament early next ... More >>

Activists oppose Tui oil field expansion with toasts

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 6:57 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Protesters opposing plans to extend the life of the Tui oil field raised a toast to the government’s ban on new offshore exploration and what they says is Tamarind Resources’ “really bad” investment in a soon-to-be stranded ... More >>

Auckland Airport welcomes new Tahitian Dreamliner

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5:26 pm | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has welcomed the new Air Tahiti Nui B787-9 aircraft today at a special ceremony at the International Terminal. More >>

Bell Gully acts on a significant tax avoidance win

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5:24 pm | Bell Gully

Bell Gully represented Frucor Suntory New Zealand Limited in Frucor Suntory New Zealand Limited v Commissioner of Inland Revenue , a High Court decision which marks an important victory for New Zealand tax-paying entities on tax avoidance. More >>

Celebrating Health and Safety

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 4:20 pm | Site Safe NZ

Businesses and individuals leading the way in health and safety have been recognised at the Site Safe Evening of Celebration, held at Alexandra Park in Auckland on November 7. More >>

UPDATE: 'Pigeon-like' RBNZ still firmly on hold

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 4:11 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The central bank says that inflation pressures are rising in New Zealand but it continues to reiterate rates will be on hold until 2020 and a cut remains possible. More >>

SkyCity agrees Darwin casino sale for A$188 mln

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 3:44 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - SkyCity Entertainment has agreed to sell its Darwin casino for A$188 million to US-based Delaware North as part of a plan to free up capital and focus on its more profitable Auckland and Adelaide operations. More >>

Perry Bridge recognised with national honour

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 3:31 pm | Holmes Consulting Group

The engineering design of Te Awa’s acclaimed Perry Bridge has won an award from the New Zealand Bridge Industry, just over a week before it is judged in the prestigious international Structural Awards. More >>

Tourism students given $4000 boost

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 3:16 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Two Kiwi university students have each received a $4000 boost to help them complete their final year of study and prepare for a fantastic career in the tourism industry. The recipients of the 2019 Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) Academic Scholarship ... More >>

Decision on marketing infant formula is common sense

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 3:15 pm | Infant Nutrition Council

The Commerce Commission’s decision to authorise the Infant Nutrition Council’s Code of Practice for the Marketing of Infant Formula in New Zealand that will restrict the advertising and marketing of infant formula products for children up to 12 months ... More >>

Latest Technology to Unblock Auckland Drains

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 3:03 pm | ASR Drainage

ASR Drainage are leading Auckland’s drain industry with powerfully efficient technology. Equipped with CCTV, locating equipment and drain unblocking tools, the team promptly clears backed up pipes, removes blockages and fixes broken drainage. More >>

Auckland Museum recognised at the YWCA Equal Pay Awards

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 2:41 pm | Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum is delighted to have won the Community category at the YWCA Equal Pay Awards, recognising the Museum’s efforts to address pay equality in the social enterprise sector. More >>

High profile Orewa town centre property for sale

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 2:36 pm | Bayleys

A prime corner retail property in the heart of Orewa township is for sale fully leased to ANZ Bank and NZ Post/Kiwibank which have been in occupation for 23 years. More >>

International tech investors tip Tatau

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 2:14 pm | Tatau

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND--8 November, 2018-- Tatau , supplier of the world’s first blockchain-based distributed supercomputer for artificial intelligence, was announced on Friday as winner of the Malta Blockchain Summit pitch competition (day-2). The ... More >>

Complaints to the BSA increase by 54% in the last 12 months

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 2:12 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

A 54% increase in complaints and 65% increase in enquiries to the BSA in the last year indicate that New Zealanders are engaged with broadcast content and value broadcasting standards highly. More >>

Fonterra's under-performance since creation 'unambiguous'

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 2:08 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Independent financial analysis of Fonterra since its creation in 2001 shows an "unambiguous" pattern of commercial under-performance, says Fonterra Shareholders' Council chairman Duncan Coull. The council lodged a report at today's ... More >>

The challenge for business from employment figures

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 2:06 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Congratulations to the Government, and in particular the agencies that assist in placing people into work, by recording the lowest unemployment figures in a decade. More >>

EWS improves final SLI offer

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 2:03 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Texas software investor ESW Holdings has improved its final offer for Kiwi e-commerce software seller SLI Systems. More >>

Candy company tricks (and treats) unsuspecting Kiwis

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 1:05 pm | The Natural Confectionary Company

Candy company tricks (and treats) unsuspecting Kiwis We Kiwis consider ourselves a canny bunch, but a new study into our sensory perceptions suggests pulling the wool over our eyes may not be as hard as we think. More >>

Suspended NZ crypto 'coins' to be re-released early 2019

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:45 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand will get its crypto-based dollars back early next year, in a move that will likely cause excitement among local cryptocurrency investors and enthusiasts, and incomprehension among the rest of the population. More >>

Vodafone to offer the most powerful iPad ever

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:37 pm | Vodafone

Vodafone today announced it will offer the new iPad Pro with all-screen design and next-generation performance, marking the biggest change to iPad ever. The all-new design pushes its 11-inch and 12.9-inch Liquid Retina displays to the edges, and ... More >>

Hemp seed food products now legal in New Zealand

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Inc

A small yet significant victory occurred on Tuesday as Government announced formal regulatory changes, which will mean that hemp seed products will be legal for sale and consumption as from 12 November 2018. This change in legislation means that in ... More >>

New BusinessDesk hire named Business Journalist of the Year

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:30 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - One of New Zealand's most experienced business journalists, Jenny Ruth, has been named Business Journalist of the Year in the New Zealand Shareholders' Association annual business journalism awards. More >>

RBNZ keeps rates on hold but drops talk of possible rate cut

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:25 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr kept the official cash rate at 1.75 percent as widely expected and while he said the central bank expects to keep it at this level into 2020, he pared back language around a possible rate cut. More >>

Kennards Hire employees down tools

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:19 pm | Kennards Hire

With a history of supporting children’s charities and local communities, employees from the family-owned equipment hire business, Kennards Hire, downed tools in-branch and have shown first-hand their ‘One Family’ value at work. Having partnered ... More >>

SKYCITY announces sale of Darwin business

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:15 pm | SKYCITY

SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited today announced it has agreed to sell its Darwin business to Delaware North for a price slightly in excess of its book value. More >>

Swarmstorm design to benefit beekeepers

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:13 pm | Massey University

Hobby beekeepers could have an alternative product to recollect swarms and maintain bee reproduction rates thanks to the work of Massey University industrial design student Liam Brankin. More >>

Tourism industry focusing on sustainable growth

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:09 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A revised framework to guide the sustainable development of New Zealand’s tourism industry has been released today by Tourism Industry Aotearoa. More >>

Valocity flying New Zealand fintech flag at global awards

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 11:40 am | Valocity

Kiwi mortgage valuation software company Valocity has been named as the sole New Zealand and Australian finalist in this year’s Fintech Awards, the focus of The Singapore Fintech Festival, considered by many as the industry’s Oscars. More >>

NZ dollar sustains rally on labour data

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 11:39 am | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar climbed, sustaining its rally after yesterday's unemployment rate data eased bets the central bank will cut interest rates any time soon. More >>

Infratil reviews stake in ANU student accommodation

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 11:38 am | BusinessDesk

Nov. 7 (BusinessDesk) - Infratil is looking to sell or restructure its stake in a Canberra student accommodation concession after failing to find other investments in the sector. More >>

Kiwis Are Seeking a Better Return on Their Savings

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 11:15 am | Liberty Financial

More Kiwis are seeing the benefits of investing their savings in term deposits outside of the big banks, leading non-bank lender, Liberty, said today. More >>

Restrictions on infant formula marketing extended

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:26 am | Commerce Commission

Commission authorises extending restrictions on infant formula marketing The Commerce Commission has authorised members of the Infant Nutrition Council Limited to extend the advertising and marketing restrictions in their Code of Practice to cover infant ... More >>

Hatch passes $1 million in investments

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:25 am | Hatch

Kiwi Wealth’s new digital platform exceeds investment expectations; lowers FX fees in response to feedback. More >>

Customs improves the cruise ship passenger arrival

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:24 am | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has removed enroute processing and reduced the arrival processing time for cruise ship passengers travelling from Australia to New Zealand on a New Zealand, Australian or visa-waiver eligible passport. More >>

Cash injection for Queenstown’s volunteer fire service

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:23 am | Ziptrek Ecotours

One of the country’s busiest volunteer fire fighting services has received a welcome $8000 cash injection. More >>

SingleSource approved as a Gateway Service Provider

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:16 am | Single Source

Australian accreditation follows SingleSource’s approval as an Intermediary to verify identity documents by New Zealand’s Department of Internal Affairs. More >>

The Deloitte South Island Index continues to progress

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:58 am | Deloitte New Zealand

South Island listed firms collectively grew their market capitalisation by $2,190.8 million (8.8%) in the quarter ending 30 September 2018 Christchurch, 8 November 2018 – The Deloitte South Island Index has built on its second quarter growth and recorded ... More >>

OneRoof partners with BNZ

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:56 am | Oneroof.co.nz

Media Release for Immediate Release – Wednesday 7 November 2018 OneRoof.co.nz partners with BNZ to help Kiwis make better property decisions 6th November 2018 – New Zealand’s fastest growing real estate listings site, OneRoof . co.nz , ... More >>