The National government heads into the election with its Budget surplus target broadly intact, delivering a set of economic and fiscal forecasts marginally revised from May to reflect weaker commodity prices and a lower tax take. More>>
Today SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited revealed plans to build a new hotel and pedestrian laneway of bars, restaurants and boutique shopping on land it owns in the Nelson and Hobson Streets block, expanding the SKYCITY Entertainment Precinct. More>>
Changing a name is, relatively speaking, the easy part of a re-invention. Changing a culture, getting all the ducks in a row, turning yourself inside-out to become customer-inspired is a much bigger challenge. More>>
The risk of any cases of Ebola in New Zealand remains very low, but health and border authorities are well prepared... anyone arriving in New Zealand who in the last three weeks has visited countries affected will be screened for symptoms of the disease. More>>
Shareholders in Renaissance Brewing company, the first business to seek equity through crowd-funding in New Zealand, have cancelled their claim on $147,000 of accumulated earnings “to make Renaissance a more attractive investment opportunity.” More>>
New Zealand led the world when Chorus demerged from Telecom. It gave us a telecommunications industry structure where the network is completely separated from the products and services it delivers. The changes brought about a new market dynamic and it dramatically changed Telecom’s role. More>>
Dairy product prices slumped to the lowest level since October 2012 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, paced by whole milk powder and cheddar. More>>
Spark New Zealand strongly believes that it is building on the legacy of an initial telephone infrastructure originally started by the New Zealand Post Office. Today it is no longer about copper wires going into peoples' homes, but about digital services and wireless networks seamlessly linking friends, family, business and government.
There are hundreds of millions of dollars invested in this infrastructure — and it is certain that ongoing investment will be needed to keep pace with customer needs and expectations. It competes in a market with ever increasing consumer expectations and demand for services, preferably at the same or lower cost.
Spark New Zealand sees its own and New Zealand's business success as inextricably linked. If people love it, because Spark delivers better digital experiences than its competitors, that success will be mutual... More >>