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Tenants want better in Auckland metropolitan office market

Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:47 am | Colliers

Colliers International Research’s latest annual review of the Auckland metropolitan office market shows a busy year of activity with ongoing occupier demand for higher quality spaces leading to the construction of new buildings and refurbishment of ... More >>

Spark Sport brings you the 2019 Australian Golf Open

Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:24 am | Spark Sport

There’s a huge month of live sport ahead and the start of the silly season for the Premier League which includes 20 games inside 6 days. Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford as manager of Spurs against his former club Manchester United is ... More >>

Spark 4G HD Calling (VoLTE) nationwide roll-out progresses

Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:17 am | Spark

Spark is now well into its nationwide roll out of 4G HD Calling capability on its network. 4G HD Calling is supported by VoLTE technology (Voice over Long Term Evolution). Spark started with an initial soft launch in July by inviting a small number of customers ... More >>

Platform data shows NZ investors tilt to property

Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:10 am | InvestNow

Investors surged into listed property funds during 2019, according a new analysis of flow data by Wellington-based platform, InvestNow. More >>

NZ training for Saudi Arabian air traffic control graduates

Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:03 am | Airways New Zealand

A group of 25 Saudi Arabian students have graduated from an air traffic control (ATC) training programme provided by Airways International Ltd, following two years of studies in New Zealand. More >>

Fidelity Life three-peats Life Insurance Company of the Year

Friday, 29 November 2019, 11:03 am | Fidelity Life

Fidelity Life, New Zealand’s largest locally owned and operated life insurer, has been named 2019 Life Insurance Company of the Year by ANZIIF for the third consecutive year. More >>

New stand-alone houses pick up

Friday, 29 November 2019, 10:49 am | Statistics New Zealand

Building consents for stand-alone houses have made a comeback over the past year after falling slightly during the previous two years, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Big challenges for small business debated at APEC Forum

Friday, 29 November 2019, 10:45 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The big challenges for New Zealand small businesses, including mental health risks, cashflow and support for women-led businesses will be under the spotlight next week at the APEC SME Productivity and Performance Forum in Wellington. More >>

New head for Energy Council

Friday, 29 November 2019, 10:28 am | BusinessNZ

Tina replaces John Carnegie who has taken a position as Chief Executive of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association PEPANZ. More >>

The NZ technology that’s driving solutions for global issues

Friday, 29 November 2019, 10:20 am | EROAD

How to fund transport infrastructure is a challenge faced by many governments and was one of the global issues discussed by the International Road Federation (IRF) in Las Vegas, Nevada recently. More >>

Dairy Environment Leaders trade gumboots for suits

Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:40 am | DairyNZ

The DairyNZ Dairy Environment Leaders are hosting their 7th Annual farmer-led forum in Wellington from 2 – 4 December with a firm focus on supporting communities and embracing change, says DEL Chairwoman Tracy Brown. “There is a lot of change currently ... More >>

Originair earns its own Air Operator’s Certificate

Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:35 am | Originair

This week the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAA) issued a Part 125 Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) to Nelson-based airline Originair. More >>

NZBus drivers vote to join free fares strike from next week

Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:27 am | FIRST Union

Over 800 FIRST Union and NZ Tramways Union members who drive buses for Auckland’s largest bus company, NZ Bus, will be joining striking Go Bus drivers from Monday next week in not collecting passenger fares, meaning around half of all Auckland ... More >>

Retail struggling to keep up with the modern consumer

Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:16 am | Kantar TNS New Zealand

Research released by Kantar today shows a gulf between the perceived customer experience delivered by businesses with slick online experiences and traditional retailers. More >>

solarZero encourages Kiwis to “Go Green” this Friday

Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:16 am | SolarCity

Auckland, 29 November 2019 - solarZero, the unique solar-as-a-service offering from solarcity is bucking the Black Friday trend and encouraging consumers to “Go Green” this Friday. More >>

Extreme Weather a Major Cause of Plastic 'Ghost Gear'

Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:07 am | Aquaculture Stewardship Council

A new white paper from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) published on 28 November has determined that extreme weather is currently one of the major causes of plastic ‘ghost gear’ from fish farms entering oceans and rivers, and warns ... More >>

Prospects bright for Hawke’s Bay business events industry

Friday, 29 November 2019, 8:59 am | Hawke's Bay Tourism

A familiarisation tour of local venues and experiences by visiting professional conference organisers (PCO) is the latest regional collaboration designed to grow the value of the business events industry for Hawke’s Bay. More >>

XE Morning Update November 29 2019

Friday, 29 November 2019, 8:57 am | XE Morning Update

The NZD opens at 0.6414 More >>

Last of Zespri’s 2019 kiwifruit crop heading to market

Friday, 29 November 2019, 8:29 am | Zespri

The last of New Zealand’s successful 2019 kiwifruit crop has been shipped, with four containers of Zespri Green leaving Tauranga for North Asia, unloading in Hong Kong and Taiwan. More >>

Award winner reduces clothing industry’s harm

Friday, 29 November 2019, 8:13 am | Sustainable Business Network

Little Yellow Bird (LYB), a supplier of ethically-made corporate uniforms and business apparel, has achieved New Zealand’s highest sustainability accolade, winning the Supreme award at tonight’s NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards. Founded by ... More >>

Preliminary Issues Statement released for Property Brokers

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:55 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an application from Property Brokers Limited to acquire the West Coast real estate business and property management business of Farmlands Real Estate Limited and Farmlands ... More >>

Straker’s AI-driven services to be used by major US studio

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:47 pm | Straker Translations

Auckland: Straker Translations Limited (ASX:STG) will provide media localisation services powered by artificial intelligence for multiple TV series produced by a major US TV studio for the Latin American market. The NZ$1m deal for services that ... More >>

NZ exporters open more doors to China

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:41 pm | Bank of China in NZ

Bank of China New Zealand (BOCNZ) has congratulated New Zealand exporters on signing memorandums of understanding with Chinese companies at the Supply-Demand Matchmaking conference hosted at the 2019 China International Import Expo. More >>

Hirepool backs NZ’s civil construction industry

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:25 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

A longstanding partnership for the benefit of New Zealand’s civil construction industry is set to continue following the renewal of Hirepool’s Principal Business Partner Agreement with the industry’s peak body Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) ... More >>

Eden Park leaders take home trophy haul from EVANZ awards

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:19 pm | Eden Park

Eden Park is adding to its award collection after taking out three awards at the Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) awards. More >>

Kiwi businesses offered a way to turn complaints into profit

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 4:18 pm | Reviewboost

It is not often that customers are encouraged to complain about a company’s product or service. However, customer complaints are helpful for a business manager to find out what problems need to be addressed. More >>

Black Friday bigger than Boxing Day for NZ businesses

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 3:47 pm | NZ Post

Black Friday and Cyber Monday mark the biggest shopping event of the year for NZ businesses – a sales and spending occasion that is now bigger than Boxing Day. NZ Post delivers over half of all parcels bought online and is preparing for what ... More >>

New Board member for ServiceIQ

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 3:28 pm | Service IQ

ServiceIQ Chair, Bruce Robertson, has announced the appointment of new Board member Fergus Brown, CEO of Holiday Parks New Zealand, who will represent the hospitality sector. More >>

Dairy farmers producing more milk from fewer cows

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 3:14 pm | Dairy NZ

The latest New Zealand Dairy Statistics released today by DairyNZ and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) reveal farmers’ focus on productivity and efficiency is paying off with milk production increasing despite cow numbers stabilising. The ... More >>

NZFFP To Fast-Track Ruakaka Expansion Plans

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 2:20 pm | Future Forests

N.Z. Future Forest Products Ltd (NZFFP) has announced it will fast-track a new sawmill and manufacturing capacity at Ruakaka following the completion of its strategic transaction with North Sawn Lumber Ltd (NSL). More >>

How to maximise the benefits of telematics systems

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 2:08 pm | Brake NZ

A digital revolution is transforming the way we monitor vehicles and drivers. In-vehicle data recorders, also known as ‘telematics’, are capable of recording and processing a large amount of information at an extraordinary rate. If used effectively, this ... More >>

NZ seeks to develop large-scale liquid hydrogen exports

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Hydrogen Association

NZ seeks to use its renewable energy resources to develop large-scale liquid hydrogen exports More >>

Free condoms for World AIDS Day

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 1:44 pm |

Unprotected sex is the leading cause of HIV infections in New Zealand and yet, one survey says more than 77% of sexually active New Zealanders don’t use condoms regularly. That’s why New Zealand owned and operated online retailer Adulttoymegastore is ... More >>

Continued Audience Growth For RNZ Across All Platforms

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 1:41 pm | RNZ

The fourth and final nationwide GfK radio industry survey for 2019 reflects a solid period of growth for live listening on RNZ National and RNZ Concert with radio results enhanced by continuing growth across digital channels for the multimedia broadcaster. More >>

Total New Zealand RNZ Audience Measurement, Survey 4 2019

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 1:35 pm | Radio Broadcasters Association

Conducted across the whole of New Zealand, this unified New Zealand radio audience measurement survey gives valuable insights into the strength and scope of radio listening across the country. The survey was conducted over 40 weeks and sampled 14,879 people ... More >>

New Park & Ride service to connect Southern travellers

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 1:24 pm | Auckland Airport

Access to Auckland Airport for travellers coming from the south is set to improve with work beginning on a second Park & Ride facility that will boost options for access to the terminals and reduce the number of vehicles on the precinct’s ... More >>

Future proofing vegetable growing in Pukekohe

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 1:22 pm | Horticulture NZ

More than 50 people are finding more about how to manage vegetable growing in Pukekohe in a changing regulatory environment, thanks to Horticulture New Zealand, Vegetables New Zealand, Potatoes New Zealand, Onions New Zealand and the Pukekohe Vegetable ... More >>

Merry-Go-Round Of Strike Action Needs To Stop

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 1:10 pm | Go Bus

• Bus rides will NOT be free on Go Bus services in south and east Auckland More >>

CH4 Global securesgrant for seaweed climate change solution

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 12:41 pm | CH4

NEW ZEALAND: Methane-busting seaweed technology developer, CH4 Global , has secured a grant of $500,000 in the latest New Zealand Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) funding round. More >>

Suncorp NZ wins Excellence ANZIFF Award

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 12:33 pm | Suncorp

Suncorp New Zealand is proud to announce it has been awarded Excellence in Workplace Diversity and Inclusion at the eighth annual ANZIIF NZ Insurance Industry Awards 2019. More >>

Winners of the 2019 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 12:30 pm | ANZIIF

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards. More >>

Sky And TVNZ Partner To Deliver The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 12:18 pm | Sky TV

Sky has today confirmed TVNZ as its free-to-air partner for the summer edition of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, in 2020. More >>

Funding for Southland Youth Futures

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 11:42 am | Great South

Southland’s future labour market has received a boost thanks to a cash injection from the Provincial Growth Fund. More >>

Camping praise where praise is due

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 11:29 am | Responsible Campers

Responsible Campers Association Incorporated are delighted by the announcement by Dunedin City Council to open up additional overnight parking to cater for self contained campers while the City holds a number of major events during February 2020. More >>

Crane change in Christchurch skyline

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:57 am | Otakaro Limited

There’s going to be a change in the skyline this weekend with CPB Contractors bringing down the 60-metre tower crane working on Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, while an even larger tower crane will be installed at the Metro Sports Facility site . More >>

Employment indicator series introduced

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:47 am | Statistics New Zealand

The new monthly employment indicator series, launched today, is a provisional series and measures filled jobs and gross earnings across the economy, Stats NZ said today. More >>

New monthly snapshot of jobs and wages

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:46 am | Statistics New Zealand

A new monthly indicator for jobs and earnings will give a more up-to-date and accurate picture of employment, Stats NZ said today. More >>

PaySauce Interim Results Announcement

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:45 am | PaySauce

Wellington, New Zealand, 28 November 2019 - PaySauce has started the 2020 financial year with a strong six month result, showing continued growth in customer numbers and revenue. As well as financial growth, staff numbers have also grown. This is ... More >>

5G broadband introduced into five heartland communities

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:43 am | Spark NZ

Spark is delivering New Zealand’s first 5G commercial service into selected areas of five South Island towns and communities. Spark 5G wireless broadband services are now live in selected areas of Westport, Clyde, Twizel, Tekapo, and Hokitika. ... More >>

International science expertise to help eradicate M. bovis

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:35 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Global epidemiology consulting company Ausvet and New Zealand’s Working Formula (WF) have been appointed by the Mycoplasma bovis Programme (The Ministry for Primary Industries, DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand) to undertake research to help accelerate ... More >>

2019 Public Service Workforce Data published

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:33 am | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2019 ‘ Workforce Data’ , which shows a trend towards a younger and more diverse public service workforce. More >>

Rules for building on liquefaction-prone ground

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:30 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest changes to the Building Code will support safer and more resilient buildings on liquefaction-prone ground, and make it easier to build steel framed housing, says Dave Robson, Manager of Building Performance and Engineering at MBIE. More >>

Ngā Taonga appoints new Tumu Whakarae - Chief Executive

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 10:23 am | Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

The Board of Trustees of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has appointed Honiana Love as the archive’s new Tumu Whakarae - Chief Executive. Honiana has been acting as interim Chief Executive since July following the resignation of Rebecca Elvy. Chair ... More >>

NZ most supportive market for women in Asia-Pacific

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 9:54 am | Mastercard

Mastercard Index: New Zealand offers the most supportive entrepreneurial conditions for women in the Asia Pacific region More >>

Societies and trusts can now register using Māori macrons

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 9:39 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

All Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts registered with the Companies Office can now have Māori macrons in their titles. More >>

Fletcher Building Meeting documents and FY20 guidance

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 9:30 am | Fletcher Building

Trading to date: Fletcher Building’s New Zealand core divisions (Building Products, Concrete, and Distribution) remain on track against a solid market backdrop. Activity for residential and commercial finishing trades remains strong, supporting good performance ... More >>

2.7m Kiwis planning to shop on Black Friday + Cyber Monday

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 9:27 am | Finder

28 November, 2019, New Zealand – Millions of Kiwis are ready to open their wallets and shop Black Friday markdowns according to global comparison site Finder , which has recently launched in New Zealand. More >>

XE Morning Update November 28, 2019

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 9:24 am | XE Morning Update

A fairly quiet night for the Kiwi, with RBNZ Gov Orr keeping to the status quo with his financial stability report, and no real surprises coming out. More >>

MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 9:22 am | Joint Press Release

From January 2020, MetService will be providing weather graphics to Al Jazeera Media Network for their estimated global audience of 566 million households worldwide. More >>

Enable thanks Rolleston and Lincoln for highest uptake

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 9:15 am | Enable

The Government has released its latest national fibre broadband uptake data which recognises Rolleston as having the highest uptake of all towns and cities across New Zealand, with Lincoln in third spot. “Rolleston and Lincoln are two towns that ... More >>