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2017 starts with solid growth prospects for small businesses

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:55 am | ANZ New Zealand

The first quarter of 2017 has seen the strongest growth outlook for small business in two years according to ANZ’s Business Micro Scope survey. While headline confidence for small businesses eased in the March quarter, other key indicators, which are ... More >>

ARANZ Geo Extends Reach into New Challenges

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:48 am | ARANZ

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ – 20 April, 2017 – ARANZ Geo is extending its global influence into new areas to contribute geological understanding to the management of some of the earth’s significant environmental and climate change driven challenges. More >>

Digital health conference breaking down barriers

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:46 am | Make Lemonade

More than 800 New Zealanders from the health and tech sectors will unite at the annual Health Informatics New Zealand (HiNZ) conference in Rotorua later this year which aims to help break down silo barriers and support the success of complex digital ... More >>

FY2017 EBITDAF guidance raised to $510 million

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:35 am | Mercury

20 April 2017 – Mercury announced today that it has raised its FY2017 EBITDAF guidance by $10 million to $510 million. This is due to a forecast 250 GWh increase in full year hydro generation to 4,500 GWh resulting from unseasonably strong inflows ... More >>

While you were sleeping: IBM disappoints

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:33 am | BusinessDesk

April 20 (BusinessDesk) - Wall Street was mixed, reflecting better-than-expected corporate earnings including from Morgan Stanley as well as disappointing results from IBM. More >>

NZ’s first ‘all-inclusive’ season pass launched

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:30 am | Porters

In a first for the New Zealand ski industry, Porters Ski Area launched its ‘all-inclusive’ Premium Season Pass for the 2017 snow season today (Thursday, 20 April 2017). More >>

Infinitely more entertaining Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ offer

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:21 am | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone is offering consumers an infinitely more entertaining opportunity to snap up Samsung’s new Galaxy S8/S8+ flagship phones, combining leading content with its Infinity Display. More >>

Consumer NZ investigating ticket resellers

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:53 am | Consumer

Consumer NZ is joining forces with consumer groups in Australia and the UK to investigate complaints about ticket reselling sites such as Viagogo and Ticketmaster Resale. More >>

Gregg's on the block

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:47 am | BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) - Ownership of two of New Zealand's oldest food brands, Gregg's and Raro, is up for grabs as the Japanese owner of the Cerebos businesses in New Zealand and Australia puts them up for sale. More >>

NZ dollar bounces from 7 1/2-month low

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:32 am | BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar bounced from a seven-and-a-half month low against the British pound after UK Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election in an effort to seize a stronger mandate to negotiate her nation's ... More >>

HiFX Morning Update, April 20 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:16 am | HiFX

The NZDUSD opens at 0.7005 (mid-rate) this morning. The NZDUSD failed to break above 0.7050 during our trading day, yesterday and opens this morning on the brink of trading back below 0.70. There was very little in the way of economic data overnight and ... More >>

NZ shares fall as Fletcher Building speculation weighs

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 8:13 am | BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks fell as Fletcher Building dropped near a year-low with speculation the firm is vulnerable to a corporate raid and as global equity markets were subdued with the protracted stand-off between the US and North ... More >>

Farmers support majority of immigration changes

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 5:13 pm | Federated Farmers

"We’re pleased that within the suite of changes announced by immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today, farmers - especially in the dairy industry - will continue to have access to migrant workers in situations where there are insufficient New ... More >>

Suntory to commence sale process of Cerebos

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:59 pm | Cerebos

Cerebos Australia and Cerebos Gregg’s New Zealand (“Cerebos”) today announced that following a strategic review with parent company Suntory Beverage & Food Ltd (“SBF”), it will commence a process which may lead to the sale of its Food & ... More >>

The pay equity deal – what will it mean for employers?

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:53 pm | Simpson Grierson

Yesterday, the Government announced that it has entered into a 'pay equity' settlement in relation to the government-funded service sectors of aged residential care, home support and disability services. More >>

Harbour Asset Management and InvestNow partnership

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:47 pm | InvestNow

Harbour Asset Management has partnered with online investment platform InvestNow to offer all their retail funds to direct investors. More >>

Crossware Celebrates Win at Microsoft NZ Partner Awards

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:31 pm | Crossware

The 10th annual Microsoft Partner Awards saw Crossware chosen for Best Cloud Packaged Solution Award. More >>

Waterfront backpackers lodge placed on the market for sale

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 4:06 pm | Bayleys Realty Group

The only waterfront backpackers accommodation hostel in the Coromandel tourist-magnet township of Whitianga has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

Woodhouse unveils 'Kiwis first' immigration policy

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 3:26 pm | BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) - The government is committed to a "Kiwis first" immigration policy, making it harder for firms to hire overseas with new restrictions on temporary work visas for anyone earning less than the median wage, Immigration Minister Michael ... More >>

SmartStart: award-winning services for new parents

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 3:06 pm | Catalyst IT

Congratulations to Catalyst partner the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) on a well-deserved Gold Quill Awards win last week. More >>

Hand-Picked Fonterra Tankers Get a Facelift

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 2:52 pm | Fonterra

If you are planning on taking a road trip around New Zealand’s rural roads, we’re setting you a challenge to spot six children who have joined Fonterra’s tanker fleet family. More >>

Syft Technologies moves back to Unlisted market

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 2:47 pm | BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) - Syft Technologies, which makes high-tech chemical sniffer devices to test air quality, moved its share trading platform back to the Unlisted market to improve liquidity and raise its profile as it eyes a future capital raising. More >>

Auckland Airport to host International Travel Summit

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 2:45 pm | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport will again host an international travel summit immediately prior to TRENZ, the New Zealand tourism industry’s annual conference for tourism operators, travel buyers and media. The 2017 Auckland Airport International Travel Summit will ... More >>

NZ services sector expands in March

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 2:16 pm | BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) - Activity in New Zealand's services sector, which accounts for about two-thirds of the economy, expanded in March as the new orders/business sub-index pushed higher as record migration and tourism have underpinned recent gains ... More >>

NXT-listed Marlborough Wine Estates more than halves sales

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 1:27 pm | BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) - NXT-listed winemaker Marlborough Wine Estates has more than halved its expected sales to a related party that's a major distribution channel in Asia. More >>

Waikato to host NZ’s first UN tourism monitoring observatory

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 1:19 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato’s Management School will host New Zealand’s first Tourism Monitoring Observatory, which reports to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). More >>

App that promises to make parking easier and safer

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 1:15 pm | Inugo

Inugo promises to make parking easier and safer for women in wake of Christchurch nurse attack More >>

Grey Power applaudeds gov't pay equity package

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 1:11 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Press release Grey Power has applauded the Government’s announcement of a $2 billion package to address the pay inequity in the predominantly female aged care sector. Grey Power Federation national president Tom O’Connor said the package would address ... More >>

New Zealanders’ physical and financial wellness suffering

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 1:08 pm | CIGNA

Now in its third year, Cigna’s annual 360 Wellbeing Survey findings are out for 2016, and things are not as rosy as some may hope. New Zealand ranked slightly lower than the average of the 13 countries surveyed, with its overall index dropping to ... More >>

Three new trends in workplace wellbeing

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 12:44 pm | Diversity Works

Measurability, personalisation and a multi-faceted approach are some of the new trends for companies addressing workplace wellness, says expert Louise Thompson. More >>

CMD Striving to make the NZ Printing Industry Sustainable

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 12:20 pm | CMD Printing Solutions

North shore based printing agency, CMD Print Solutions is determined to shatter long-held misconceptions surrounding the printing industries relationship with the environment. More >>

Spark outlines upgrade of NZ’s voice communications

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 12:01 pm | Spark NZ

Voice communications in New Zealand is in for a massive upgrade with Spark New Zealand announcing this morning it is switching from the ageing Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to a next generation IP-based network. More >>

Social media connects with freedom campers

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:55 am | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers has been an outstanding success, attracting 2.4 million views over the summer. More >>

NZ dollar dives vs Sterling as UK faces snap election

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:46 am | BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell to a seven-and-a-half-month low against the British pound after UK Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election to seek a stronger mandate to negotiate her country's exit from the European Union. More >>

Search widens to find NZ’s top builds

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:33 am | Master Builders House of the Year

Judges have started their journey up and down the country seeking New Zealand’s top quality builds in this year’s Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition. More >>

New Export Essentials resources and workshops launched

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:15 am | New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) has launched a new service designed to help early-stage exporters learn the fundamentals of becoming a successful export business. More >>

More than half of all adults have a private super scheme

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:03 am | Statistics New Zealand

Fifty-three percent of adults had a private superannuation scheme in the year ended June 2015, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Ryman Healthcare gets the gold for customer service

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:42 am | Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare has done it again – New Zealanders have voted the Kiwi company top when it comes to providing exceptional customer service in the retirement sector. More >>

Dairy product prices advance for a third consecutive auction

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:39 am | BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) - Dairy product prices rose at the Global Dairy Trade auction, rising for the third time in a row and offering a boost to sentiment. More >>

While you were sleeping: Goldman Sachs, J&J disappoint

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:24 am | BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) - Wall Street slid amid disappointing results including from Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson. More >>

A Decade of Success for Brother

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:21 am | Brother International NZ

For the tenth consecutive year, Brother has taken out top honours for the appearance, functionality and environmental performance of its printers, scanners and label makers. This international recognition comes from the iF Design Awards for 2017. More >>

Job advertisements up 1.3 per cent in March

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:12 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements grew by 1.3 per cent in March and by 14.2 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online report. MBIE’s Labour Market Trends Manager Nita ... More >>

Movement to end late payments gathers pace

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 10:11 am | MYOB

Late payments to small business could soon be a thing of the past according to accounting software provider MYOB. More >>

First Quarter Results for Veeam

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:47 am | Veeam Software

ANZ region continuing its strong growth in all market segments and cloud, with a 33% growth in total bookings revenue year over year and 24% increase in number of Cloud transactions over the last year More >>

Large Mount Maunganui retail & commercial block up for sale

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:42 am | Bayleys Realty Group

One of the biggest retail and commercial blocks in the highly sought after Tauranga location of Mount Maunganui has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

MARKET CLOSE: NZ stocks inch higher

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:17 am | BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand stocks edged higher as interest in high-yielding stocks including Trustpower and several property companies was offset by some portfolio reshuffling after the Oceania Healthcare initial public offering weighed on stocks ... More >>

Immigration tweaks Wednesday, Cabinet reshuffle next week

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:12 am | BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) - Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will announce “tweaks” to the immigration system, Prime Minister Bill English told his post-Cabinet media conference. More >>

Vodafone xone opens applications for 2017

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:05 am | Vodafone NZ

Vodafone is today announcing that applications are open for the 2017 Vodafone xone, in what will be the second year of the successful accelerator programme. More >>

HiFX Morning Update - April 19 2017

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:03 am | HiFX

Once again geopolitical news has dominated markets after UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a snap general election for June 8. The GBP which initially plunged on the announcement has since surged higher and is the strongest performing currency ... More >>

Fletcher break-up talk resurfaces after recent share slump

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 8:22 pm | BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) - Speculation about a break-up or buyout of Fletcher Building has re-emerged with investment banks said to be working on pitches on the other side of the Tasman, according to an Australian media report. More >>

NZ dollar rises to 2-week high on TWI basis

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 8:20 pm | BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar rose to a two-week high on a trade-weighted basis on expectations tonight's dairy auction will be the third in a row to produce rising prices, while the consumers prices index on Thursday will likely show inflation ... More >>

Govt agrees $2 bln pay equity package

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 7:47 pm | BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) - The government will implement a historic pay equity pay deal for aged and residential care workers worth $2.05 billion of extra pay for some 55,000 people – close to 2 percent of the total New Zealand workforce. More >>

Minister appoints two new Electricity Authority members

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 5:34 pm | BusinessDesk

Energy Minister Judith Collins has appointed two new members to the Electricity Authority, both with extensive knowledge of the Australian electricity system and one a pioneer of New Zealand's wholesale electricity markets in the 1990s. More >>

Aged Care Provider Enliven Says Pay Equity a Game Changer

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 5:21 pm | Enliven

Aged-care service provider, Enliven, is welcoming the recently announced pay increase for care and support workers. Part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support, Enliven provides a wide range of aged-care services across New Zealand. More >>

Annual inflation tipped to hit mid-point of RBNZ's target

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 5:06 pm | BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) - Higher food and fuel prices are expected to propel annual inflation to 2 percent in the first quarter, marking the first time it will hit the mid-point of the central bank's target range in five-and-a-half years. More >>

Geneious Biologics Set to Launch at Bio-IT World

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 5:03 pm | Biomatters

AUCKLAND, NZ – April 18, 2017 – Geneious Biologics, a next-generation cloud service developed to empower enterprises engaged in commercial antibody discovery and screening and significantly improve their success rates, will launch at Bio-IT World Conference ... More >>

The CUBE Launches Business Mentors Initiative

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 5:01 pm | CUBE

It was announced today that the Centre of Unique Business Evolution (CUBE) has launched a Business Mentoring initiative for the Upper Clutha community. The free initiative is open to all start-ups and businesses and the CUBE will match participants with ... More >>

Rail industries on track for Rail R U OK?Day

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:59 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

THE Australian and New Zealand rail industries will celebrate the third annual, Rail R U OK?Day Thursday 20 April, with celebrations taking place across Australasia. More >>

The changing face of the retail consumer

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:16 pm | Visa

The next generation of influential and savvy shoppers want new ways to pay for goods, are particular about where and how they shop, and display little loyalty to brands, according to new research [1] from Visa. More >>

Matrix Capital sells to Silicon Valley's TCV

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:11 pm | BusinessDesk

April 18 (BusinessDesk) - US hedge fund Matrix Capital Management sold down its stake in Wellington-based software developer Xero, selling to Silicon Valley tech investor TCV More >>


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