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Tickets on Sale for Women in Forestry conference

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 2:24 pm | Women in Forestry

Tickets are on sale for the Women in Forestry Conference, being held from 30 April – 2 May 2020 in Whangamata. More >>

Online retailer Container Door fined $54K over unsafe bikes

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 12:11 pm | Commerce Commission

Online retailer Container Door fined $54K over unsafe bikes Online retailer Container Door Limited has been fined $54,000 for supplying unsafe pedal bicycles, following a Commerce Commission investigation. More >>

New Government Statistician Mark Sowden starts today

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 10:46 am | Statistics New Zealand

Government Statistician and Chief Executive, Mark Sowden, starts in his new role this week, (Tuesday, 21 January), Stats NZ said today. More >>

Active+ Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 9:52 am | Active Plus

One of the last remaining NZ owned physiotherapy and rehabilitation networks plans growth and continued focus on quality care for all Kiwis More >>

Unitary Plan Presents Opportunities for Auckland Land Owners

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 9:36 am | Subdivide Simplified

The Auckland Unitary Plan has presented lucrative opportunities for property owners to profit from subdividing land. With the rules changed, it’s now possible for many that weren’t previously eligible to take advantage of their space and begin ... More >>

MoneyHub publishes guide to Free Samples in NZ

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 9:06 am | MoneyHub

MoneyHub has published a list of 20+ genuine free samples available right now. The guide, prepared by MoneyHub’s research team, covers four categories - Babies & Children, Health & Beauty, Pets and General. Together, the resource has potential ... More >>

Diminishing Returns: Calculated Misery in Air Travel

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 8:34 am | Binoy Kampmark

If there comes a point when people will decide not to fly, the issue may well be less to do with any moral or ethical issue with climate change than the fact that commercial flights have become atrocious. They are naked money-making concerns with ... More >>

XE Morning Update

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 8:29 am | XE.com

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6606 (mid-rate) this morning. Market volatility continues to wane and with the US closed for Martin Luther King day it’s been a predictably slow start to our trading week. There has been little reaction to the latest International ... More >>

Ian Charlton joins QT Wellington as Hotel Manager

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 8:26 am | QT Hotels

QT Wellington introduces a new Hotel Manager, Ian Charlton, who commenced his responsibility of overall operation of the capital’s design-led hotel on 13 January, 2020. With over ten years’ experience in Australia and the United States, Charlton brings ... More >>

Weak Passwords Caused 30% of Ransomware Infections in 2019

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 8:19 am | Psychic Ventures Ltd

As one of the leading types of cyber-attacks, ransomware is expected to dominate cybercrime in 2020. According to PreciseSecurity.com research , weak passwords were one of the most common cybersecurity vulnerabilities in 2019, causing 30% of ransomware ... More >>

Blockchain Transaction Times vs. Money Transfers

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 8:12 am | Psychic Ventures Ltd

The blockchain execution time for transactions continues to dominate bank and money transfers. Data gathered by LearnBonds.com reveals the execution time for the top five cryptocurrencies from 2019 to 2020. More >>

Eight young Fruit Growers vie for title

Monday, 20 January 2020, 9:31 pm | New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers

Eight young Fruit Growers vie for title • Emily Crum, Orchard Manager, Total Orchard Management Services, Whangarei • Bryce Morrison, Technical Services and Innovation, Fruition, Tauranga • Aurora McGee-Thomas, Trainee Orchard Manager, Strathmurray ... More >>

New research reveals Kiwis are losing confidence

Monday, 20 January 2020, 9:29 pm | Smile Direct Club

New research reveals Kiwis are losing confidence – but smiling is the answer AUCKLAND, New Zealand, January 20, 2020 – New research has revealed the confidence of many New Zealanders has decreased with over a quarter (27%) of Kiwis claiming their day-to-day ... More >>

Waking Giants Launch ‘Creating A Brand Strategy’ Workshop

Monday, 20 January 2020, 5:45 pm | Waking Giants

Waking Giants who specialise in business and personal growth through Leadership, Strategy and Brand Strategy, have released a new workshop to help business owners create a brand strategy and help move their businesses forward with purpose. More >>

MYOB Partners with Kōkiri to Progress Māori Start-Ups

Monday, 20 January 2020, 2:58 pm | MYOB

Leading tech company MYOB is again partnering with business accelerator Kōkiri after a successful launch in 2018. The accelerator programme helps Māori start-ups to pressure test their business, with the aim to rapidly increase the founder’s business ... More >>

Merry Debtmas: Kiwis experiencing anxiety

Monday, 20 January 2020, 1:53 pm | NZ Compare

There’s post-Christmas debt anxiety according to the latest research by Opinion Compare with over a quarter (26%) of the New Zealand population spending more on Christmas than they planned to. More >>

Visitor numbers bounce back in Franz Josef

Monday, 20 January 2020, 12:26 pm | Development West Coast

The Department of Conservation’s latest track counter data for the Franz Josef Glacier Valley recorded its busiest day ever with 7,137 visiting on 1 January 2020. More >>

New Project Manager appointed for Extension 350

Monday, 20 January 2020, 12:24 pm | Northland Inc

Northland Inc has appointed a new Project Manager for Extension 350 as the award-winning, farmer-to-farmer learning programme enters what promises to be a pivotal year. More >>

2020-02 – Windows 7 now a security risk

Monday, 20 January 2020, 12:17 pm | Company-X

Hundreds of millions of Windows 7 computers became vulnerable to cyber-attacks after Microsoft ended support for its popular operating system on January 14, writes Company-X co-founder and director David Hallett. More >>

Air New Zealand unwraps New York flights for Christmas 2020

Monday, 20 January 2020, 10:52 am | Air New Zealand

Dreaming of Christmas in the Big Apple? Air New Zealand has your ticket, with 2020 holiday season bookings for its non-stop Auckland-New York flights now open. More >>

Biggest parks conference in the southern hemisphere

Monday, 20 January 2020, 10:13 am | NZ Recreation

Green Pavlova 2020 is going to be the biggest parks and open spaces conference that the southern hemisphere has ever seen! More >>

XE Morning Update January 20, 2019

Monday, 20 January 2020, 9:09 am | XE Morning Update

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6611 (mid-rate) this morning. Friday’s stronger-than-expected Chinese and US economic data releases increased risk appetite and pushed up European and US to new highs. China’s industrial production, which had been expected to ... More >>

NZ Property Market Sizzles in Kiwi Summer

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 1:46 pm | Tall Poppy Real Estate

Wellington, 18 January 2020 - Christmas didn’t slow Kiwi’s enthusiasm for property, with REINZ reporting an additional 22 house sales each day during December, and Tall Poppy Real Estate reporting its best sales week in the lead up to Christmas. More >>

NZ Champions of Cheese Awards

Friday, 17 January 2020, 7:18 pm | NZ Specialist Cheesemakers Assn

Cheesemakers Encouraged to Enter NZ Champions of Cheese Awards Friday 17 January 2020 Entries are open for the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards 2020, which will for the first time have three Supreme Champions. To ensure the Awards represent the all ... More >>

Robotic technology is revolutionising farming

Friday, 17 January 2020, 3:36 pm | Agcarm

From weeding and spraying crops to taking care of cattle, digital technology is making its mark on agriculture. More >>

Originair’s new Nelson-Wellington Route Welcomed by Business

Friday, 17 January 2020, 2:34 pm | Business Central - Wellington

Yesterday’s announcement by Originair to add a regular service between Wellington and Nelson is welcome news to businesses in the region, says John Milford, chief executive of Business Central. More >>

Dunedin-based filmmaking company NHNZ wins awards

Friday, 17 January 2020, 2:22 pm | NHNZ

The awards, which celebrate excellence in programming, production and performance are Asia’s most significant television industry event and were held on January 10, 2020 at the Resorts World Manila in the Philippines. More >>

Another New Zealand Craft Brewery Heading Overseas

Friday, 17 January 2020, 2:14 pm | Brand Evolution Ltd

Another of New Zealand’s growing craft breweries is moving overseas. As of January, this year, Ranga Alcoholic Gingerbeer is also going to be brewed in the UK under licence by Westons Cider. Ranga Alcoholic Gingerbeer’s General Manager Bevan Wait ... More >>

Another trade deal spurs markets

Friday, 17 January 2020, 1:16 pm | CMC Markets

The US Senate passed legislation enabling a new North American trade deal overnight. This further clearing of the trade clouds fogging the global economy saw investors push US indices to new heights, and lifted the US dollar. Benign German inflation ... More >>

Metlifecare receives consent for golf course village

Friday, 17 January 2020, 1:15 pm | Metlifecare

Earthworks are underway for ‘Fairway Gardens’, Metlifecare’s newest retirement village development in the east Auckland suburb of Botany Downs. More >>

Spoke Phone raises $7 million to migrate legacy phone system

Friday, 17 January 2020, 12:45 pm | Spoke Phone

Mobile voice company Spoke Phone today announced it has raised $7 million in Series A funding, in a capital raising round led by Australian venture capital firm, Marbruck Investments, with support from New Zealand-based Icehouse Ventures and Sir Stephen ... More >>

XE Morning Update

Friday, 17 January 2020, 12:21 pm | XE.com

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6627 (mid-rate) this morning. US Retail sales data out overnight showed solid gains in line with expectations. Most of the gains came in the food and beverage, health and personal care sectors as well as Gasoline stations. The ... More >>

International recognition for diversity changemaker

Friday, 17 January 2020, 11:10 am | Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Congratulations to Partner Stacey Shortall , named as a finalist in the inaugural Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards: Asia-Pacific 2020. More >>

Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap

Friday, 17 January 2020, 10:59 am | Vodafone

Vodafone has today announced it is introducing eSIMs into its 2020 device and wearable roadmap, and is calling for registrations of interest from customers. Vodafone Technology Director, Tony Baird, said that the arrival of the fifth generation mobile network ... More >>

Organisations Must Rethink Fundamentals – Accenture

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 5:38 pm | Accenture

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Business Reconsidered: Organisations Must Rethink their Fundamentals, Reveals New Fjord Trends Report from Accenture Interactive) More >>

Vodafone pulls ahead of Spark in the final quarter of 2019

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 3:59 pm | Datamine

Vodafone pulls ahead of Spark in the final quarter of 2019, according to latest Telcowatch report Last quarter, Vodafone’s mobile subscriber market share increased to 36%, while Spark’s dropped to 35%, meaning Vodafone is currently holding the ... More >>

Sockburn Fatality

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 3:47 pm | WorkSafe NZ

As the matter is now under investigation we are unable to provide any further detail. More >>

Boomi Retail 360 to unify the full retail experience

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 3:08 pm | Dell Boomi

Boomi Retail 360 to unify the full retail experience Retail 360 connects and unifies items, products, customers, payments and fulfillment data regardless of underlying application, catalogue, market, or channel Boomi™, a Dell Technologies™ business, ... More >>

The Conundrum of Deductions

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 2:08 pm | Employers.co.nz

Can I withhold payment or deduct money from payment due to my employee – certainly one of our top 10 FAQs but most of the time the answer is no. More >>

Vertiv's 2020 data centre predictions

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12:38 pm | Vertiv

Auckland, New Zealand [Jan. 16, 2020] – As the world charges into 2020, organisations increasingly will forego the enterprise-or-cloud debate that dominated C-level conversations in recent years in favour of hybrid architectures that incorporate public and private ... More >>

Market muddle on trade deal

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12:14 pm | CMC Markets

By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets and Stockbroking) China and the USA signed a phase-one trade deal overnight. The details reveal this is more of a cease-fire agreement than a resolution, and attention turns immediately to the ... More >>

Originair adds Nelson-Wellington route in response to demand

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11:46 am | Originair

Nelson Tasman-based airline Originair has added a Nelson-Wellington route to its offering in response to passenger demand. More >>

December sales dip after strong November

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 10:43 am | Statistics New Zealand

Retail sales retreated in December 2019, with less spent on long-lasting goods such as furniture, hardware, and appliances, after a very strong November, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Property market finishes 2019 with highest December in years

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:44 am | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

New Zealand rounded off the decade with the highest number of residential properties sold for the month of December in three years and price rises in 15 out of 16 regions, according to the latest data from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), ... More >>

XE Morning Update

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:34 am | XE.com

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6613 (mid-rate) this morning. The much awaited Phase 1 trade deal between China and the USA has now been signed. The deal requires China to buy increasing amounts of US Goods and services, including agricultural products and ... More >>

Tours to Moutohorā: Island Sanctuary

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:26 am | White Island Tours

White Island Tours Limited has recommenced tours to Moutohorā Island for the first time since the Whakaari/White Island eruption on 9 December 2019. CEO Tracey Hook says that whilst this is a positive step forward in terms of providing certainty ... More >>

Parrot Analytics honoring 'Friends' co-creators

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:08 am | Parrot Analytics

LOS ANGELES, CA – January 15, 2020 Parrot Analytics will honor David Crane and Marta Kauffman, co-creators of the perennial fan-favorite TV comedy series Friends, with the Global Iconic Award at the 2nd Annual Global TV Demand Awards taking place ... More >>

Foodstuffs Joins the Climate Leaders Coalition

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 7:00 pm | Foodstuffs Limited

Company to join other businesses on the mission to achieve the country’s Zero Carbon ambitions More >>

Westpac & Contact agree 1st sustainability-linked loan

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 5:33 pm | Westpac

Westpac NZ and Contact Energy have entered into a $50 million, four-year sustainability-linked loan facility, the first such loan issued by Westpac NZ and one of the first of its kind in New Zealand. Contact Energy will receive a discounted interest rate on the ... More >>

2020 will unleash greater medicinal cannabis access

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 4:44 pm | Helius Therapeutics

Last month the Ministry of Health released the final Medicinal Cannabis Scheme, but in the lead up to Christmas many may have missed the significance of this milestone. More >>

Unlicensed builder sentenced under the Crimes Act

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 2:58 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Unlicensed builder sentenced under the Crimes Act For the first time since the introduction of the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme, an unlicensed builder has been sentenced under the Crimes Act 1961. Today in the Christchurch District Court, Rodney ... More >>

Beware unauthorised trade work – don’t take the risk!

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:43 pm | Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Property owners are being warned today not to fall into the trap of using unlicensed people to conduct plumbing or gasfitting work on renovation projects. Always ask to sight a NZ Practising Licence before any work begins. More >>

Weak fishing rules killing endangered albatross

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:42 pm | Forest And Bird

Endangered seabirds will continue to die under weak new regulations for commercial longline fishing, Forest & Bird says. More >>

Port Thinking - Have we imagined enough?

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 1:01 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Do Aucklanders understand the consequences of the solution offered for the Ports of Auckland, or do we need to keep thinking? More >>

Solar power provides off-grid options

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 12:48 pm | Bayleys

Looking to the sky for energy solutions is no longer something for daydreamers as more rural landowners consider solar energy as a means for powering their farms and lifestyle blocks. More >>

Award-winning eco lodge with underwater observatory for sale

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 11:23 am | Bayleys

An award-winning waterfront eco’ lodge and hospitality venue which operates one of only two underwater aquatic observatories in New Zealand has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

PaySauce Grows Recurring Revenue by 96%

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 11:16 am | PaySauce

Wellington, New Zealand, 15 January 2020 - SaaS employment solutions provider PaySauce (NZX:PYS) continues to deliver strong year-on-year growth, with total recurring revenue1 up 96% for Q4 2019. The number of employees in New Zealand being paid through PaySauce ... More >>

IBRANCE® (palbociclib) to be funded

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 11:14 am | Pfizer

Pfizer New Zealand today welcomed the provisional decision by PHARMAC to fund IBRANCE (palbociclib) for women with hormone-receptor positive (HR+) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative (HER2–) advanced or metastatic breast cancer ... More >>

Kiwifruit prices hit record high

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:47 am | Statistics New Zealand

Kiwifruit prices were at an all-time high in December 2019, with prices for seasonal fruit and vegetables also up, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Competition to show kiwis Canadian legal cannabis

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:46 am | Coast

As the New Zealand Government prepares for a referendum on laws to legalise the personal use of cannabis, Coast, a recreational cannabis brand, is running a competition giving a couple of Kiwis the chance to win a trip to Canada. This is a once-in-a-lifetime ... More >>