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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 |

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 |

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 |

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 >>