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Rural recycling rates soar, but more solutions needed

Monday, 16 December 2019, 5:06 pm | Agrecovery Foundation

Rural recycling has seen unprecedented gains, with rates soaring to 43 percent above last year’s figures. The programme responsible for these results supports government proposals to rethink plastics but says there is an urgent need for local recycling ... More >>

Future of Cash Use - Summary of feedback published

Monday, 16 December 2019, 4:49 pm | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank – Te Pūtea Matua has published a summary of nearly 2300 items of feedback received on its issues paper “ The Future of Cash Use - Te Whakamahinga Moni Anamata ” which was open for public consultation between 19 June and 31 August ... More >>

First companies confirmed for circular economy programme

Monday, 16 December 2019, 3:36 pm | ATEED

The first companies are confirmed for Auckland and New Zealand’s first circular economy lab, XLabs. More >>

Juice Technologies seeks clearance to acquire APT Childcare

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:45 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Juice Technologies Pty Limited to acquire APT Business Solutions Limited, trading as APT Childcare. More >>

Seismic expands A/NZ presence in response to market momentum

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:47 pm | Seismic

Global sales and marketing enablement company fills senior appointments in sales, marketing and engineering to accelerate growth in Asia Pacific More >>

NZ launches world-first recycling initiative for vapes

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:45 pm | Alt New Zealand

New Zealand now has the world’s only free nicotine vaping products recycling programme. A new world-first partnership between leading vape company Vapo and Alt New Zealand, and innovative recycling giant TerraCycle, means that Vapo and Alt brands of e-cigarette ... More >>

Regions have a stable quarter on the scoreboard

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:44 pm | ASB Bank

·         The scoreboard remained fairly stable this quarter, with three regions holding their table position and a further six moving less than three places. ·         Gisborne held onto its reign at the top of the leaderboard. ·         Hawke’s ... More >>

NZ launches world-first recycling initiative for vapes

Monday, 16 December 2019, 1:27 pm | Alt New Zealand

New Zealand now has the world’s only free nicotine vaping products recycling programme. A new world-first partnership between leading vape company Vapo and Alt New Zealand, and innovative recycling giant TerraCycle, means that Vapo and Alt brands of e-cigarette ... More >>

Ngāi Tahu launches new business directory for whānau

Monday, 16 December 2019, 12:25 pm | Ngai Tahu

Ngāi Tahu has launched Te Aka Haumi o Tahu, a new business directory created by whānau, for whānau. More >>

TradeWindow successfully raises NZ$2.67m

Monday, 16 December 2019, 12:19 pm | TradeWindow

Two of the new investors bring significant experience in shipping and logistics – the New Caledonia-based Leroux family office jointly with their Auckland-based partner Te Hana consulting, and Perth-based Rae family office. Another major contributor ... More >>

Horticulture experiencing record growth

Monday, 16 December 2019, 12:15 pm | Horticulture NZ

The Ministry of Primary Industries ‘Situation and outlook for primary industries' (SOPI) report for December 2019 identifies continued growth of the primary sector, highlighting growth in horticulture. More >>

First for NZ’s Agri-Tech Innovators

Monday, 16 December 2019, 12:11 pm | SPROUT

New Zealand’s international reputation as a leader in the agritech sector is taking another leap forward with the announcement that Callaghan Innovation has partnered with Sprout to become one of its Technology Incubators. More >>

Increased support for NZ deep tech startups

Monday, 16 December 2019, 12:02 pm | Callaghan Innovation

From next year budding New Zealand startups will have even stronger support to help turn technology and science into successful businesses. More >>

The future is connected, smarter and robotic

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:29 am | Deloitte

New Zealand, 13 December 2019 —Deloitte has released the 19th edition of its Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions , which suggests that long awaited technology advances are just about to arrive. More >>

Ballance unveils Whangarei distribution hub

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:27 am | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Leading farm nutrient supplier Ballance Agri-Nutrients has acquired a site in Whangarei to establish its new bagging and distribution centre. The premises at 223 Kioreroa Road are used currently as a round-the-clock transport hub for a logistics company ... More >>

Spark’s response to early access spectrum

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:19 am | Spark

Spark welcomes the Government’s announcement that it intends to run an auction process early next year for the short-term allocation of some spectrum within the 3.5 GHz band (also known as the C Band) for 5G wireless services. More >>

Selling New Zealand’s fruit and vegetables to the world

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:59 am | Horticulture NZ

Selling New Zealand’s fruit and vegetables to the world is behind a new campaign showcasing New Zealand horticulture. More >>

NZ losing millions from cyber crimes

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:48 am | Make Lemonade

Potentially the biggest tech issue New Zealanders will confront next year, will be the growing impact of fake news and an inability to discern real from fake, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. With massive increases in scams and phishing, ... More >>

Bullish growth in beef cattle numbers

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:45 am | Statistics New Zealand

Beef cattle numbers increased strongly in 2019, rising for the third year in a row, while the number of dairy cattle dipped slightly, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Celebrating a milestone for Kiwi kids in nature

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:22 am | Toyota New Zealand

Toyota Kiwi Guardians is marking an historic milestone, with the claiming of the programme’s 50,000th medal. More >>

Christmas car park collisions – AA Insurance

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:19 am | AA Insurance

Beware the shopping centre car park this holiday season, when dents, dings and scratches increase because of higher volumes of trolleys and traffic. More >>

Historical ‘freaks of nature’ museum pub on the market

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:14 am | Bayleys

The land, building and business housing an historic country pub once nationally famous for its museum-like collection of mutant animals - including a two-headed calf, a four-legged chicken, and a pukeko whose plumage replicated the colours of the New ... More >>

Verifi ranks high in Deloitte Fast 500

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:09 am | Verifi Identity Services

Auckland, New Zealand, 16 December 2019 – Verifi Identity Services today announced that it ranked Number 281 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific 2019, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Asia Pacific. Rankings ... More >>

Now to fill the stockings – and fridge

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:08 am | Paymark

Our Christmas shopping is about to ramp up significantly. Spending in the last seven days before Christmas rises to around 50% more than the average week during the rest of the year. Spending will double for the likes of department stores, recreational ... More >>

Unblocking finance at scale to cool the planet

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:56 am | Toha Foundry

Three of New Zealand’s top innovators have teamed up with the founders of Movac to build a financial marketplace that bridges the gap between environmental entrepreneurs and impact investors to solve climate and environmental challenges at scale. Givealittle.co.nz ... More >>

Spark teams up with Google

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:21 am | Spark NZ

Auckland, 16 December, 2019: Today Spark became one of the first New Zealand carriers to offer customers Android zero-touch enrolment, reinforcing its commitment to enabling businesses and government agencies to embrace the future workplace by giving their ... More >>

Latitude and Mastercard partner to offer payments innovation

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:05 am | Latitude Financial

Latitude Financial and Mastercard have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver cutting edge digital payments solutions for New Zealand and Australia. The partnership will see significant development in Latitude’s payments and lending platform, driving ... More >>

Hirepool to continue expansion of national rental footprint

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:01 am | Hirepool Limited

SILVERDALE, Auckland - The largest construction rental business in New Zealand is adding to their extensive 70 branch national equipment rental footprint. More >>

XE Morning Update December 16, 2019

Monday, 16 December 2019, 8:23 am | XE Morning Update

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6605 (mid-rate) this morning. At Last! After months of negotiations the US and China finally managed to reach an agreement on a phase one trade deal, late on Friday evening. The agreement includes a commitment from China to make substantial ... More >>

Helius secures advanced drying technology rights

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 4:20 pm | Helius Therapeutics

Helius Therapeutics has signed a New Zealand-exclusive licence with Vancouver-based global technology company, EnWave Corporation, to use their advanced Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) drying technology for medicinal cannabis production. More >>

Growing tourism and trade between New Zealand and Canada

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 6:26 pm | Auckland Airport

The arrival at Auckland Airport of Air Canada’s new service today kickstarts a $38 million injection into the New Zealand economy. More >>

Clock ticking to invest in possibly NZ’s first cannabis cafe

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 4:53 pm | Whakamana Museum

With release of the Government’s draft Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, public interest in supporting a new cannabis museum and research institute in central Christchurch has intensified, according to its founders. However, those who can now ... More >>

A mandated Johnson’s coming to town (sing it)

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 12:00 pm | ThinkMarkets

An emphatic victory for Conservatives leader Boris Johnson confirmed exactly what many thought pre-voting – that the UK populace, weathered by years of uncertainty, were only going to the booths to set straight the Brexit decision they thought they ... More >>

YouChoose brings choice to The Bachelorette in 2020

Friday, 13 December 2019, 6:44 pm | Heartland Bank

Heartland Bank is excited to be the broadcast sponsor of TVNZ 2’s The Bachelorette, premiering on New Zealand screens in 2020. Heartland Bank’s YouChoose account will take centre stage as the perfect match for the international blockbuster. More >>

New website for Parlez Speech Language Therapy

Friday, 13 December 2019, 5:47 pm | Parlez Speech and Language Therapy

Dunedin speech and language company Parlez has launched a new website to ensure locals are aware of the range of therapies available. The website address is www.parlezslt.co.nz . Parlez owner Meryl Jones wants to make sure the potential consumers are aware of ... More >>

Seaspan New York visits Port Nelson

Friday, 13 December 2019, 5:06 pm | Port Nelson Ltd

Operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the Seaspan New York will arrive this Saturday on the high tide and spend 24 hours in Nelson before departing on Sunday at noon. More >>

DairyNZ to Te Papa: We’re not mad, we’re just disappointed

Friday, 13 December 2019, 4:17 pm | DairyNZ

“It’s incredibly disappointing to see our national museum Te Papa reinforcing an overly simplistic anti-farming narrative that negatively impacts the public’s perception of New Zealand farmers and the dairy sector” DairyNZ Chief Executive ... More >>

Auckland office and industrial markets remain tight

Friday, 13 December 2019, 4:06 pm | JLL

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Auckland’s office and industrial markets remain tight but threat of over-supply looms over retail) More >>

Clearance for Cardrona to acquire Treble Cone

Friday, 13 December 2019, 3:46 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Cardrona Alpine Resort Limited to acquire either the shares of Treble Cone Investments Limited or the assets it uses to operate the Treble Cone ski field. More >>

International Human Resources specialist to join Ballance

Friday, 13 December 2019, 1:40 pm | Ballance Agri-Nutrients

Ballance Agri-Nutrients is proud to announce that Jackie Rich, an internationally experienced human resources professional, has accepted the role of General Manager People and Capability. More >>

TSG Appoints New CEO to Lead Company’s Asia Expansion

Friday, 13 December 2019, 1:20 pm | TSG

• TSG anticipates major growth in the Japanese Health & Fitness market • Tokyo Office is now open More >>

Commission’s decision could push rates up

Friday, 13 December 2019, 12:58 pm | Regional Tourism NZ

Taking a visitor levy off the table is short sighted and may leave local authorities with no alternative but to raise rates, says Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ). More >>

Ngāi Tahu Holdings appoints Chief Executive

Friday, 13 December 2019, 12:49 pm | Ngai Tahu

Ngāi Tahu Holdings board member and former Tainui Group Holdings Chief Executive Mike Pohio (Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Pikiao) has been appointed Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings. More >>

Courtney Johnston will lead Te Papa into a new era

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:40 am | Te Papa

Courtney Johnston has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Te Papa. Ms Johnston will take up the role in December 2019. More >>

Online shopping reaches a tipping point this Christmas

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:34 am | Slice Media

Online Christmas shopping is closing in on offline purchases this Christmas. Of the organised 15% of us that have completed our Christmas shopping so far, nearly half of us have purchased a gift online. And, 68% of those aged 18-34 reported shopping ... More >>

OPPO confirms Find X2 flagship to be unveiled Q1 2020

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:32 am | OPPO

OPPO New Zealand has confirmed the next generation of its flagship Find Series, the Find X2, will be unveiled in Q1 2020. More >>

NZ Compare recognised in Fast 500

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:30 am | NZ Compare

NZ Compare were delighted to be recognised in the 2019 Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 . We ranked number 225 out of 500, and we placed 9th for companies in NZ. Which is an amazing achievement for a New Zealand company that officially launched ... More >>

FMA releases findings of MIS custody review

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:28 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority has published a summary report on a review of custody arrangements in managed investment schemes (MIS) in response to questions raised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) More >>

Xe Data Update - UK Election Exit Poll Results

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:20 am | XE Money Transfer

The UK Election Exit Poll results have just been released and indicate a majority to Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party. More >>

Bread Back for Christmas - Baking Strike Over

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:19 am | George Weston Foods

Auckland, 13 December 2019 – George Weston Foods has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with members of the Northern Collective Union, and that the union has withdrawn its strike notice. More >>

Exporters urge WTO to fix Appellate Body

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:06 am | Joint Press Release

Major New Zealand food and beverage exporters are urging World Trade Organisation Members to accelerate efforts to ‘fix’ its trade disputes mechanism which is currently suspended. More >>

Company-X ranks on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Again

Friday, 13 December 2019, 10:52 am | Company X

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND, DERCEMBER, 2019: Company-X today announced that it ranked Number 496 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific 2019, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Asia Pacific. Rankings are based ... More >>

New record median house price for NZ & 10 regions

Friday, 13 December 2019, 9:38 am | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Median house prices across New Zealand increased by 8.6% in November to a new record high of $630,000, up from $580,000 in November 2018, and 10 regions saw record median prices according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand ... More >>

Debt collector warned for likely harassment, coercion

Friday, 13 December 2019, 9:17 am | Commerce Commission

An account director of a debt collection company and the company have both been warned by the Commerce Commission over information given to debtors and for conduct which the Commission considers was likely to be harassment and/or coercion. More >>

FMA clarifies green bond disclosure requirements

Friday, 13 December 2019, 9:06 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has published an information sheet outlining when issuers of securities described as “green bonds” can apply the “same class exclusion” to disclosure requirements. More >>

Air New Zealand opens new lounge in Nelson

Friday, 13 December 2019, 8:50 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has today opened its new regional lounge in Nelson. The lounge, which will cater for around 130 customers, has almost double the seating of the previous space. It is located on Level 1 of the new Nelson Airport terminal and has a number ... More >>

NZ construction industry needs overseas help to deliver

Friday, 13 December 2019, 8:49 am | New Zealand Chinese Building Industry Association

New Zealand’s construction sector will need international help to deliver the magnitude of infrastructure work that could flow through as a result of the Government’s plan to bring forward significant spending on infrastructure projects over coming ... More >>

Aroa Biosurgery appoints experienced Aus-based director

Friday, 13 December 2019, 8:44 am | Aroa Biosurgery

Auckland, NZ. Aroa Biosurgery Limited (Aroa), a New Zealand-headquartered, privately held soft-tissue repair company has appointed highly experienced Australia-based, Non-executive Director, John Diddams to its Board. Aroa Chair, Jim Mclean says Mr ... More >>

XE Morning Update

Friday, 13 December 2019, 8:43 am | XE.com

The NZD opens at 0.6582 All eyes will be on the UK this morning, with the results of their election starting to come thick and fast. The Polls close and the highly anticipated Exit Poll will come in at 11:00 AM NZT. Historically these can be pretty ... More >>

Iwi to receive largest ever cash dividend from Moana NZ

Friday, 13 December 2019, 8:20 am | Moana New Zealand

The largest Iwi-owned kaimoana and kai ora company, Moana New Zealand, has today reported a net profit after tax of $22.8 million for the year ended 30 September 2019. Finishing the year at 109% of plan, this is 7% up on last year’s profit of ... More >>