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Book Release: Women & Money - Mastering The Struggle

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 5:30 pm | NZ Women

Janet Xuccoa’s latest book is for all women wanting to take control of their finances, become financially independent, and adopt a whole-life approach to money and wealth.  A successful professional in law and accounting, Janet shares financial insights ... More >>

Medical Kiwi To List On NZSX

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 5:02 pm | Medical Kiwi

Medical Kiwi Ltd today announced its intention to list on the NZX Main Board (NZSX). The South Island-based medicinal cannabis company is working towards a listing date late this month, subject to final NZX approval. Medical Kiwi Chairman Aldo Miccio ... More >>

Launch Of Digital Week 2021: Northeast Asia April Virtual Conference

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 4:31 pm | ACN Newswire

Digital Week is back! Join W.Media this April 20-22 as we explore the Cloud and Datacenter ecosystems of Korea, Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Our Digital Week virtual conference series is returning to cover 5 new markets! We're ... More >>

Climate Change Report: More Needed To Tackle Our Make-Take-Waste Culture

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 4:30 pm | NSPR

COMMENTS BY Pablo Kraus from ecostore; Nada Piatek from Again Again; Florence van Dyke from Chia Sisters; Mike Murphy from Kōkako; and Rich Old from Batchwell. A collective of New Zealand business leaders has praised the Climate Change Commission ... More >>

Group Ten Drills High-Grade Nickel Sulphide At The Stillwater West Project In Montana, USA

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 4:24 pm | ACN Newswire

Group Ten Metals Inc. (TSX.V: PGE; US OTC: PGEZF; FSE: 5D32) (the "Company" or "Group Ten") is pleased to announce results from the 2020 drill campaign at the Chrome Mountain target area of the Company's flagship Stillwater West Platinum ... More >>

Rolling Restrictions Highlight Precarious Business Positions

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 3:09 pm | EMA

The recent series of alert level restrictions have shown just how close to the edge many businesses are being forced to operate with increasing numbers facing ever harder decisions. EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says yesterday’s highlighted increases ... More >>

Largest-ever Kiwifruit Harvest Begins

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

  First of 2021’s kiwifruit crop picked in Gisborne 2021 expected to overtake last year’s record of 157 million trays Kiwis encouraged to get involved in kiwifruit harvest New Zealand’s 2021 kiwifruit harvest has kicked off with the ... More >>

Seven New Zealand Projects Shortlisted In IDC's Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 1:31 pm | IDC

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, March 4, 2021 – IDC Asia Pacific today announced that seven New Zealand projects have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2020 IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards (SCAPA). The annual awards highlight and acknowledge outstanding ... More >>

Macquarie Telecom Signs Exclusive Mobile Deal With Optus

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 1:07 pm | Macquarie Telecom

Macquarie Telecom (part of Macquarie Telecom Group ASX: MAQ) has signed a A$34 million exclusive agreement with Optus to deploy mobile services, including 5G, in Australia. The deal combines Macquarie’s Net Promoter Score (NPS) proven customer service ... More >>

Spark Foundation Supports New Children’s Book Aimed At Encouraging Screen Time Balance

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 11:58 am | Spark Foundation

A new children’s book has been released which hopes to encourage young children to spend less time staring at screens and more time connecting with friends and whanau in person. Available in English and Samoan, ‘Lemalie and Sakalia’s School Holiday’ ... More >>

EPA Halves Emissions In Two Years

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 11:45 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The latest Toitū carbonreduce annual audit of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) shows it has reduced its emissions by 49% on the previous year’s audit. This is also 54% lower than the baseline set in 2017/18, the first year the EPA was certified ... More >>

Living Wage For Crowne Plaza Auckland MIQ Workers

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 11:38 am | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

MEDIA RELEASE SUPPORTING UNITE UNION Unite congratulates Crowne Plaza Auckland, currently an MIQ facility, for making the move to paying their workers the living wage. The welcome increase will provide some relief to workers who are normally paid ... More >>

Aged Care Provider Bolton Clarke Lays Data Foundation For IoT-assisted Services With Boomi

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 11:26 am | Dell Boomi

Data visibility helps not-for-profit improve resource and care allocations, with connected devices boosting customer experiences Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, today announced that Bolton Clarke has leveraged the Boomi integration platform to ... More >>

Insurance Solvency Standards Refined By Feedback

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 11:06 am | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua has released its decisions in response to submissions received on the Insurance Solvency Standards Principles and Timeline consultation launched late last year. The Reserve Bank commenced the Insurance ... More >>

Auckland Quieter But House Buyers Still Abuzz Under Level 3

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 10:59 am | Century 21 Real Estate

“Auckland’s an old hand at lockdown now with buyers, sellers and agents better equipped with Zoom and familiar with the restrictions. More people with more time also provides unique opportunities,” says Derryn Mayne, Owner of Century 21 New ... More >>

Consumer NZ: Your Rights To Refunds For Cancelled Events

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 9:59 am | Consumer NZ

With Auckland at level 3 and the rest of the country at level 2, some consumers may have tickets to concerts and other events that have now been cancelled. "Covid-19 has created uncertainty about events. Where shows need to be cancelled or postponed ... More >>

Some Policy Lessons From A Year Of COVID-19

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 9:39 am | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua was in a sound position to continue to meet its mandate in the face of the COVID-19 induced economic shock. However, we must continue to transform so as to remain relevant and effective in addressing ... More >>

Four Out Of Five New Zealanders Have Subscription Services

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 8:40 am | Medianet

International research has shown that New Zealand remains in front of global trends when it comes to subscriptions, with four out of every five New Zealanders subscribing to at least one service. Commissioned by leading cloud-based subscription management ... More >>

Surveys Launched To Help Suppliers And Consumers Inform Grocery Market Study

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 8:38 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is calling on suppliers of grocery stores and consumers to take part in online surveys to help inform its market study into the grocery sector. The year-long study looks at whether competition in the grocery sector is working ... More >>

How Are Policymakers Dealing With Red-Hot Property Bubble?

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 6:51 am | Kalkine

Summary The government and the Reserve Bank are leaving no stone unturned to calm the overheating housing market fuelled by record-high property prices. The policymakers are adopting various methods to tackle the housing crisis, like adding housing to ... More >>

Getting Rid Of Problematic Plastic Packaging – New Guidelines For Business

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 6:48 am | Sustainable Business Network

The plastic waste landscape is rapidly changing. Businesses are finding it difficult to navigate and are looking for the right advice on packaging. New plastic packaging guidance is released today that outlines the pathway ahead for businesses. Major ... More >>

DENSO, KDDI Research 5G's Use In Automated Driving To Achieve Safe And Secure Mobility

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:55 pm | JCN Newswire

DENSO Corporation and KDDI Corporation have begun researching 5G's use in automated driving to achieve safe and secure mobility, free from traffic accidents and congestion. In the verification project, DENSO and KDDI will build a 5G environment in a test ... More >>

Small NZ Brand Yes Organics Wins Big At Top International Beauty Awards

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:47 pm | Yes Organics

Yes Organics has done it again, WINNING the Best Lip Balm Award at The Beauty Shortlist Awards 2021, where they have been awarded for the third consecutive year. This is a huge feat for such a small and boutique New Zealand brand, which started just three ... More >>

We All Have A Role

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:30 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

It’s pleasing to have other leaders of business put their hands up to say they want to play their role in economic recovery. The priority for small and medium businesses right now is to know the conditions that will let Auckland and the country move down ... More >>

Vbase Media Statement Wednesday 3 March 2021

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 4:04 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council owned venues and events company Vbase Limited, with the support and endorsement of their Shareholder, today announced a change in name to Venues Ōtautahi. Vbase Chief Executive Caroline Harvie-Teare says “Vbase is driven ... More >>

Dicey Terms And Conditions Leave Some Candlelight Concertgoers In The Dark

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 3:03 pm | Consumer

Consumer NZ urges New Zealanders to think twice before purchasing tickets from event promoter – with terms and conditions stating that tickets are non-refundable, even if there is a date change or cancellation. This was news to Liz Willmott, who ... More >>

Importing Natural Gas From Australia Another Step Closer

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 3:00 pm | PEPANZ

A new investigation into how imported LNG might be needed to keep the lights on is disappointing but unsurprising, according to the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). The Gas Industry Company (GIC) has requested ... More >>

Could The Next Emirates Team New Zealand Boat Be Made Entirely Of Hemp?

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Inc

With The America’s Cup due to start in a few days’ time, innovators from a very different sphere have been wondering how long it could be before New Zealand could be competing in a boat entirely built from hemp, with the crew eating high-energy, ... More >>

Dominick Stephens Seconded To NZ Treasury Role

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 2:22 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ Chief Economist Dominick Stephens will take up a ten-month secondment later this month as the New Zealand Treasury’s Deputy Secretary, Chief Economic Advisor. At Treasury, Mr Stephens will take on the Chief Economic Advisor’s responsibilities ... More >>

New Zealand Being Left Behind As Countries Invest In Manufacturing

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 2:13 pm | Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association

New Zealand manufacturers are being left behind as other countries build up support for their manufacturing industries through COVID-19 and beyond, says the New Zealand Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association (WPMA). A new report released today ... More >>

LINZ Seeks Feedback On New Fees For Survey And Title Services

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 2:05 pm | Land Information New Zealand

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is calling for submissions on proposed new fees for survey and title services offered through the Landonline system. The fees recover costs for survey and title services and ensure LINZ can maintain and improve services ... More >>

Change The Game With The New Puma Ultra

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 2:01 pm | Puma

Auckland, New Zealand –March, 2021 - PUMA has launched the GAME. ON. edition of the uncatchable ULTRA 1.2 football boot worn by local sports stars Patrick Tuipulotu, Jason Taumalolo and Akira Ioane. Take the ball and takeover the game. Every trainingsession, ... More >>

Revamped 2021 Diversity Awards NZ™ Open For Entries

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 1:57 pm | Diversity Works

Significant changes to the Diversity Awards NZ™ for 2021 recognise the increasing maturity in workplace diversity and inclusion programmes in Aotearoa. Entries are now open for this year’s awards and Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive ... More >>

Early Learning Wage Subsidy Applications Fall Off A Cliff

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 1:53 pm | Early Childhood Council

The number of Wage Subsidy applications by early learning providers has dramatically declined since the first lockdown according to an Early Childhood Council survey. While 90% of providers surveyed applied for the subsidy in June 2020, that falls ... More >>

World First Combination Spot-on Technology For Sheep

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 1:35 pm | Donaghys

The average sheep farmer is 58 years old, and there’s nothing glamorous about the labor-intensive practice of drenching sheep. But a new development from Donaghys Dunedin based scientists of a ‘spot-on’ product, Scorpius Elite, saves immense ... More >>

Could The Next Emirates Team New Zealand Boat Be Made Entirely Of Hemp?

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Inc

With The America’s Cup due to start in a few days’ time, innovators from a very different sphere have been wondering how long it could be before New Zealand could be competing in a boat entirely built from hemp, with the crew eating high-energy, ... More >>

Wage Subsidy Returns

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 12:38 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the announcement that the Wage Subsidy will be available nationwide from this week. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the extension of the Wage Subsidy recognised the loss of revenue experienced by businesses in other parts of ... More >>

BMW Announces The Return Of M Town: Where Too Much Is Just Right

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 12:38 pm | BMW Group NZ

Auckland, New Zealand: BMW M Town is the city of dreams for car enthusiasts and fans of high performance, where too much, is just right; a global phenomenon that has achieved a loyal following thanks to a multi-course helping of sheer driving ... More >>

TransferWise Changes Name To Wise After 10 Years

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 12:25 pm | TransferWise

TransferWise, the global technology company building the best way to move money around the world, has today announced it has changed its name to Wise. Ten years after it first launched in the UK (2016 in New Zealand), the company has expanded ... More >>

Effects Of COVID-19 On Trade: At 24 February 2021 (provisional)

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 12:03 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Effects of COVID-19 on trade is a weekly update on New Zealand’s daily goods trade with the world. Comparing the values with previous years shows the potential impacts of COVID-19. The data is provisional and should be regarded as an early, indicative ... More >>

Covid-19 Results In Booming Housing Market – What To Do When You Move House

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 11:49 am | EasyMove

  Although 2020 was not a great year for the economy and the world in general, the real estate market absolutely boomed towards the end of the year. Buying a house is still an excellent investment, and interest rates are the lowest they have been ... More >>

Consents For Medium-sized Houses Increase Rapidly In The Last Decade

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:50 am | Statistics New Zealand

Medium-sized stand-alone houses, with a floor area between 100 and 200 square metres, became more common in the last decade, Stats NZ said today. “More than 11,000 medium-sized stand-alone houses were consented in 2020, doubling what we saw in 2010 during the ... More >>

Online Lender Moola In $2.8m Settlement With Commission Over Fees

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:11 am | Commerce Commission

High cost short term lender Limited (trading as Moola) has agreed a settlement with the Commerce Commission where it is required to credit or refund approximately $2.8 million to current and former borrowers, after acknowledging the ... More >>

Good Year’s Start To Auckland Property Sales Continues In February

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 9:56 am | Barfoot and Thompson

In February, Auckland property sales were stronger than they were at the height of the last property cycle between 2015 and 2017. “In February we sold 1124 properties, and you have to go back 17 years to find a February when we sold more homes,” said ... More >>

Dementia New Zealand Appoints New Chief Executive

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 9:41 am | Dementia New Zealand

Dementia New Zealand has appointed Scott Arrol to the role of chief executive with chair Jocelyn Weatherall saying, “we are delighted Scott has chosen to join Dementia New Zealand, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the organisation at a pivotal time ... More >>

CloudCannon Adds Support For Hugo Static Site Generator

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 9:36 am | CloudCannon

Dunedin, New Zealand - CloudCannon, the leading ‘all-in-one’ platform provider for static web sites, today announced support for Hugo. Hugo is a fast-growing, GO-based static site generator, and represents an important milestone for CloudCannon as it ... More >>

Cyber Attacks On Kiwi Companies Expected To Increase In 2021, Warns Accenture

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 9:22 am | Accenture

Accenture is warning that the types of disruptive cyber attacks that targeted the NZX, Metservice and several high profile New Zealand companies are set to increase in 2021. The release of Accenture’s 2020 Cyber Threatscape Report shows how cyber ... More >>

Covid Restrictions Forcing Permanent Closure Of Primary Health Care Providers

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 9:01 am | NZ Chiropractors Association

Repeated COVID-19 lockdowns, with no exemptions or funding support for significant numbers of private primary healthcare practices is putting the viability of thousands of businesses and the wellbeing of the public at risk, warns the New Zealand Chiropractors’ ... More >>

Key Appointments At Ryman Healthcare

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 8:39 am | Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare has announced the appointment of senior executives to lead its Australian business and group construction operations. Cameron Holland has been named Ryman’s first CEO - Australia, while Chris Evans has been appointed as Chief Construction ... More >>

Oticon Calls On Kiwis To Take Early Action This World Hearing Day With One In Six Suffering From Hearing Impairment

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 5:57 am | Oticon

With more than 700,000 [i] Kiwis affected by hearing loss, hearing aid manufacturer Oticon is urging people to take action this World Hearing Day (3rd March), calling for Kiwis to take charge of their health and acknowledge the widespread impact hearing More >>

February 2021 New Vehicle Registrations Strongest On Record

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 4:55 pm | Motor Industry Association

Motor Industry Association Chief Executive David Crawford says that the February 2021 figures are the strongest for the month of February ever. Registrations of 12,358 were 8.0% up on February 2020. Year to date the market is up 7.1% (1,735 units) compared ... More >>

Business NZ Endorses Business Leaders’ Comments On Covid Strategy

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 4:53 pm | Business NZ

BusinessNZ endorses comments made by business leaders about the need for clarity on the Government’s strategic direction in combatting Covid-19. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says the Government has done a good job of continuing to keep Covid at ... More >>

NZ Super Fund Disinvestment In Israel Banks Lesson For New Zealand Government

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 4:49 pm | Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

The ethical decision by the New Zealand Superannuation Fund to disinvest in Israeli banks should be followed by our government according to local Palestinian supporters. The NZ Super Fund has announced that it has dumped its investments in five Israeli ... More >>

Split-risk Offering Within Bustling Tauranga Service And Trade Location

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 4:47 pm | Bayleys Realty Group

42 Fifteenth Avenue, Tauranga - hero. A tenanted freehold commercial property on a high-profile corner site along a tightly held Tauranga strip, will be auctioned next month. Situated at the junction of Fifteenth Avenue and Burrows Street, there ... More >>

Christchurch Man Claims $22.5 Million Powerball Prize

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 3:32 pm | Lotto New Zealand

It was a weekend to remember for one lucky MyLotto player from Christchurch after winning $22.5 million with Powerball First Division on Saturday. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was feeling lucky after recently winning two raffle prizes, ... More >>

Changes To Fees For Some People Staying In Managed Isolation

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 3:13 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

From 25 March 2021, it is intended that temporary entry visa class holders will be charged higher fees for their managed isolation and quarantine stay. The fees are currently $3,100 (incl GST) for 14 days in managed isolation. From 12.01am on ... More >>

Brewing Sector Sees Over 100% Increase In ‘alcohol Free’ Beer Consumption But Overall Beer Consumption Sees A Decline

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 2:44 pm | Brewers Association

Brewing sector sees over 100% increase in ‘alcohol free’ beer consumption but overall beer consumption sees a decline due to COVID-19. “The latest release of alcohol available for consumption data from Stats NZ shows beer under 1.15% produced ... More >>

Strengthening The Safety And Resilience Of Aotearoa’s Large Dams

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 12:54 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced that Cabinet has approved policy decisions for the development of new safety regulations for dams to protect people, property and the environment from potential dam failures. “Dams ... More >>

Port Workers Protest Arrival Of Blood Phosphate Ship In Tauranga

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 12:41 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU), representing port workers at the Port of Tauranga, has delivered a letter of protest to the captain of a ship carrying Blood Phosphate mined in the Western Sahara. Because of COVID19 protocols the letter ... More >>

Airways New Zealand Announces $13.8 Million Half Year Loss

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 12:40 pm | Airways New Zealand

Airways New Zealand today announced its interim results for the half year ending 31 December 2020. The air navigation services provider has recorded a half year loss of $13.8 million, while safety performance remained strong. Domestic air traffic ... More >>