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XE Morning Update

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 9:34 am |

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 >>

Find Dougal and win a 4pm gourmet dining experience for four

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:27 am | Real Journeys

Win a 4pm Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Dinner for four people by finding one of four Dougal Highland cattle soft toys between Thursday 16th and Sunday 19th January with Real Journeys. More >>

Skills Active appoints an acting chief executive

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:23 am | Skills Active

Bentham commences his role effective Tuesday 14 January, on a three-month fixed term. He brings considerable senior leadership experience combined with deep educational knowledge. More >>

XE Morning Update

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:17 am |

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6617 (mid-rate) this morning. Currency markets are firmly focused on tonight's signing of the US-China phase 1 trade deal. Most interest surrounds how much detail will be revealed by both sides. In the USA President Trump will no ... More >>

Givealittle finds a new home with Perpetual Guardian

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:11 am | Spark Foundation

New Zealand crowdfunding platform Givealittle will move to new owners, Perpetual Guardian (under parent company Complectus), in early 2020. More >>

Low business confidence takes its toll on the job market

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:04 am | Trademe

Low business confidence is taking a toll on the job market as new listings fall to the lowest in four years, according to an analysis of over 66,000 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs for the quarter ending 31 December 2019. More >>

10 tips to kickstart your new year investment resolutions

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 9:42 am | Kiwi Wealth

Most New Zealanders want to be better with money, but many of us are unsure where to start. More >>

Fonterra Responsible Dairying Award nominations open

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 9:29 am | NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Nominations to a national award that recognises dairy farmers who demonstrate leadership in their approach to sustainable dairying and who are ambassadors for the industry open January 15th. More >>

Engineering NZ upholds complaint about tuk-tuk design

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 7:21 pm | Engineering New Zealand

Engineering New Zealand upholds complaint about tuk-tuk design Engineering New Zealand has upheld a complaint against Wellington engineer Dick Joyce concerning design and certification of tuk-tuks. In September 2016, Mr Joyce signed Inspection Certificates ... More >>

Real Estate Commissions Remain High As Prices Hit Records

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 6:02 pm | Premium SEO NZ

As regional house prices continue to grow at pace around New Zealand, and Auckland shows signs of beginning to thaw after a two-year growth hiatus, many real estate agents still charge the same commission percentages they were charging before the ... More >>

Sudden closure of sawmill shows intervention needed

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 3:58 pm | FIRST Union

Yesterday’s sudden announcement of the closure of Pacific Pine Industries Ltd, a timber processing and sawmill in Putaruru, has left its 60+ employees reeling. Staff were called in from their annual leave on Monday to a meeting where they were ... More >>

Employer held to task again, after exploiting workers

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 3:51 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Hawke’s Bay based horticulture employer, who breached labour laws in 2015, has again been penalised by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), this time for breaches against migrant employees in the Bay of Plenty. More >>

NZVAPOR Supporting Australian Bush Fires

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 3:08 pm | NZVAPOR

NZVAPOR is donating $1 from every bottle of e-liquids sold to help the NSW Rural Fire More >>

Fishery officers stop suspected illegal snapper sales

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 3:06 pm | Ministry of Primary Industries

Fisheries officers have stopped a group of commercial fishers in the Thames region who were allegedly under-reporting catches and unlawfully supplying snapper to an Auckland fish supply business. More >>

Issues released for Mylan N.V./Upjohn Inc. clearance

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 1:52 pm | Commerce Commission

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Mylan N.V./Upjohn Inc. clearance application The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to a clearance application from Mylan N.V. (Mylan) and Upjohn Inc. (Upjohn), which ... More >>

Toyota’s new environmentally-friendly compact SUV

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 1:23 pm | Toyota New Zealand

The new C-HR hybrid, launched this month, is one of those rare vehicles that appeals to two distinct new car buyers – on the one hand, young professionals looking for a fun and environmentally-friendly compact SUV and on the other, empty nesters with ... More >>

Hail damage research to fill knowledge gap

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 1:22 pm | Bragato Research Institute

One of New Zealand’s newest research centers is working to fill in the information gap for winegrowers hit by extreme weather events. More >>

Retailers Look to Hybrid Cloud in Search for Flexibility

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:31 pm | Nutanix

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – 14 January, 2020 – Nutanix , a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced the retail industry findings of its second Enterprise Cloud Index Report , measuring retailers’ plans for adopting private, hybrid and ... More >>

Imminent trade deal lifts sentiment

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:18 pm | CMC Markets

By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets and Stockbroking) Investor sentiment lifted again overnight ahead of the signing of the first phase of a new trade agreement between China and the US on Wednesday. Details of intended US concessions ... More >>

Horrified finding out she had to work on Christmas day

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:16 pm | Dairy Womens Network

New to dairy farming Jess Moore was horrified when she found out she had to work on Christmas day. More >>

NZ hotels record solid year in 2019

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:15 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealand hotels recorded a solid year in 2019, with the same national occupancy level as 2018, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. New statistics from TIA’s 190 member hotels show the average national occupancy level was 79% [1] , the same rate as in ... More >>

Merger - Heletranz joins forces with INFLITE

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:12 pm | Heletranz

TODAY, 14th JANUARY 2019 / Heletranz Helicopters and INFLITE announced today that they have merged following a long-term close working relationship in Auckland. The two New Zealand-owned entities will together become the country’s largest premium ... More >>

Jodie King answers the call as Vodafone NZ’s new CPO

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:00 pm | Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of Jodie King to the role of Chief People Officer. King joins Vodafone following six years at Air New Zealand, where she has played a key role in further building the company’s iconic ... More >>

Two years since equal pay settlement

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:47 am | PSA

They are mostly women, and most were paid little more than the minimum wage until 2017. Some survived this working poverty for decades. More >>

Air New Zealand Chief People Officer resigns

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:36 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand Chief People Officer Jodie King will be leaving Air New Zealand to take up a new role with Vodafone New Zealand. More >>

XE Morning Update

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 11:13 am |

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6640 (mid-rate) this morning. The Australian Dollar has been the strongest performer in the currency markets overnight. The USA and China are expected to sign phase 1 of their trade deal on Wednesday night and this should take ... More >>

Bell Gully advises on Porirua public housing partnership

Monday, 13 January 2020, 4:39 pm | Bell Gully

Bell Gully advised Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on the successful western Porirua public housing partnership signed with Ngāti Toa at Takapūwāhia Marae on 28 November 2019. The firm’s team ... More >>

AUT Biodesign Collaborates to Reduce Air Pollution Impact

Monday, 13 January 2020, 4:14 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Aō Air’s Atmos Facemask provides as much as 50 times more effective protection from air pollution than the market leading masks it was tested against A new mask launched at CES in January 2020 was developed with help from AUT’s BioDesign Lab. ... More >>

Kiwis get behind RWC campaign for InnoOh!vation Awards

Monday, 13 January 2020, 4:12 pm | oOh Media

Kiwis get behind RWC campaign for InnoOh!vation Awards Air New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup (RWC) Out-of-Home campaign has been announced as the winner of oOh!media’s InnoOh!vation Award, with the airline taking away a $10,000 media package as its ... More >>

Pioneering settler farm and homestead placed on the market

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:52 pm | Bayleys

Oakdale is situated only a short walk or drive from the historic Puhoi village community, its legendary watering hole and within 35 minutes of central Auckland. More >>

Sell the trade fact

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:47 pm | CMC Markets

By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets and Stockbroking) After popping champagne corks near all-time highs last week Asia Pacific investors are bracing for a sell down today. Steady currency and industrial commodity markets could ... More >>

Attorney General David Parker Continues to Lead Powerlist

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:41 pm | LawFuel

LawFuel – 30 December 2019 – David Parker remains the most powerful lawyer in New Zealand under the newly released 2020 LawFuel Power List of the country’s 50 most powerful lawyers. More >>

People's Choice Accessibility Awards for Business

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:37 pm | Access Alliance

Nominations are now open for the Inaugural Access Alliance People’s Choice Accessibility Awards for Business More >>

Canyon Brewing buzzing over bee initiative

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:34 pm | Canyon Brewing

In a corporate social responsibility initiative, Canyon Brewing is sponsoring three thriving beehives in Arthur’s Point, near Queenstown. Bee the Change founder, Neal McAloon, has placed five apiaries (hive locations) across the district in a bid to ... More >>

Inquiry into New Zealand’s most productive firms confirmed

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:33 pm | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to identify policies and interventions that could maximise the economic contribution of New Zealand’s frontier firms . The Commission has received the terms of reference from the Minister of Finance which ... More >>

XE Morning Update NZ

Monday, 13 January 2020, 12:13 pm |

The NZDUSD opens at 0.6634 (mid-rate) this morning. Currency markets will start the week with a cautious tone after reports overnight of a further rocket attack on an Air base north of Baghdad in Iraq. There are reports of 4 Iraqi soldiers being ... More >>

A Worker's Story

Saturday, 11 January 2020, 7:49 pm | Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

Workers in Aotearoa (like workers everywhere) are under attack from those who own and control the undemocratic places where we are employed. The corporate media have little interest in bringing this to light. So, it's up to us at the bottom of this ... More >>

Hawkes Bay home support workers call for care not cutbacks

Friday, 10 January 2020, 5:30 pm | PSA

Support workers who provide care and support for elderly and disabled people in Hawkes Bay say they want to continue helping vulnerable people with housework, and they need more time and resources to do so. More >>

Brian Gaynor – exclusively on BusinessDesk from this weekend

Friday, 10 January 2020, 11:58 am | BusinessDesk

BusinessDesk’s expansion continues with the announcement of a new marquee columnist and the opening of a new, permanent Auckland newsroom. More >>

Air New Zealand inflight Wi-Fi hits major milestone

Friday, 10 January 2020, 10:52 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has now offered more than one million free inflight Wi-Fi sessions to customers. The airline first started rolling out Wi-Fi capability across its international jet fleet in October 2017, making it free of charge from December 2018. Inflight ... More >>

Strong finish to a mixed year

Friday, 10 January 2020, 10:30 am | Paymark

Paymark figures point to a stronger finish to 2019, at least for many merchants, but generally 2019 was a year of modest growth and mixed fortunes. More >>

Soil properties critical when applying effluent

Friday, 10 January 2020, 10:18 am | Bala Tikkisetty

Bala Tikkisetty Farmers agree there is an absolute need to work together to address water quality needs and achieve the objectives of the Government-initiated National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. Dairy effluent can be a great resource ... More >>

Five issues directors can’t ignore in 2020

Friday, 10 January 2020, 10:10 am | Institute Of Directors

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has released its Top Five Issues for Directors in 2020 . An increasingly complex governance landscape means there is an array of issues for directors to deal with. But IoD chief executive Kirsten Patterson says it is ... More >>

New training to attract and keep good staff

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 12:02 pm | Road Transport Forum

New training to attract and keep good staff Two new training programmes will contribute to upskilling truck drivers, and others who want careers in road freight transport, Road Transport Forum (RTF) chief executive Nick Leggett says. The New Zealand Certificate ... More >>

Growing demand for native trees needs co-ordinated strategy

Thursday, 9 January 2020, 11:55 am | NZ Plant Producers Inc

The native plant nursery industry has capacity to increase native tree production, but long lead times mean achieving this growth will require planning and co-operation. More >>