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ITO Combats Sector Skills Shortage Despite Rapidly Evolving Environment

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:06 pm | Careerforce

Careerforce, the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the broader health & wellbeing sectors has released its 2019 annual report at its recent AGM. 2019 was a year of significant disruption for Careerforce with the announcement in February ... More >>

Gull Holds Prices On Fuel Tax Hike Until Monday

Friday, 3 July 2020, 3:42 pm | Gull

Gull says despite the extra 4 cents per litre hike brought by the national petrol tax on Wednesday 1 July Gull will continue to hold the line and not raise its prices over the entire weekend until Monday 6 July , the first day of the School Holidays ... More >>

Mediation Organisations Welcome Farm Debt Mediation Act

Friday, 3 July 2020, 3:05 pm | Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of NZ

Mediation Organisations Welcome Farm Debt Mediation Act The Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) and Resolution Institute are delighted to see the commencement of the Farm Debt Mediation Act. The Act creates the ability for farmers ... More >>

Fast Track Bill For Infrastructure Approved But Water Strategy Urgently Needed

Friday, 3 July 2020, 2:55 pm | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is pleased to see that the Government’s bill for a short-term consenting process to fast-track projects passed in the House last night. “For far too long we have seen valuable projects fall over because of the long and laborious RMA process, ... More >>

Domestic Destinations To Wander This Winter

Friday, 3 July 2020, 2:09 pm | Webjet LTD

The perfect destinations to “do something new” revealed School holidays are here and with international travel off the cards, Webjet reveals the best backyard breaks to enjoy this end of term – and throughout winter. Plus, to make domestic ... More >>

Vodafone And Millennium Corp Appoint CEO Of Retail Joint Venture

Friday, 3 July 2020, 12:12 pm | Vodafone NZ

The specialist joint venture between Vodafone New Zealand and Millennium Corp, created to operate the network of 63 Vodafone New Zealand retail stores throughout Aotearoa, has recently appointed Justin Lobb as CEO. With thirteen years as CEO of Vodafone’s ... More >>

Introducing Build2’s Premium Earthmoving Services To Auckland

Friday, 3 July 2020, 11:19 am | Build2 Construction

When it comes to planning a new construction or building project, finding an earthmoving and excavation company can be a real hassle. It can be difficult to know who to trust, which earthmoving companies will deliver the results you need, and which ones can ... More >>

New Good Practice Resources On Managing Conflicts Of Interest

Friday, 3 July 2020, 10:18 am | Office of the Auditor-General

No matter what your role is or how senior you are, there’s a good chance you will have a conflict of interest at some point in your working life. Managing conflicts of interest – both financial and non-financial – helps to maintain trust and ... More >>

Manco Rail Multi-million Contract Win Boosts New Zealand Engineering Sector

Friday, 3 July 2020, 9:40 am | Manco Rail

Auckland company Manco Rail has given New Zealand’s engineering sector a multi-million dollar boost by securing a contract to supply specialised equipment for two 15 kilometre rail tunnels being built under Sydney Harbour. Manco Rail won an international tender ... More >>

Rural NZ Deserve A Share Of The Infrastructure Spend - Feds

Friday, 3 July 2020, 9:34 am | Federated Farmers

As it divvies up the $3 billion ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure spending pie, the government should reserve a few slices for the rural areas that drive our export earnings, Federated Farmers says. "It’s understandable that the first 12 predominantly ... More >>

Experienced Directors Offer Sage Advice In New Guide For Boards Managing A Crisis

Friday, 3 July 2020, 8:47 am | Institute Of Directors

Conversations with a dozen experienced New Zealand and Australian chairs, board members and chief executives has revealed five key themes boards should consider in a crisis. Trust, relationships and agile decision-making figure highly as key ... More >>

PriceSpy Warns Of Further Price Hikes In Alert Level 1

Friday, 3 July 2020, 8:37 am | PriceSpy

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Supermarket Investment Opportunities In North Island Growth Areas

Friday, 3 July 2020, 8:25 am | Bayleys Realty Group

Woolworths New Zealand, Countdown Aotea, Porirua The New Zealand subsidiary of publicly-listed Australian company Woolworths Limited is selling two of its property assets, offering outstanding investment credentials given the locations and long-term leases. The ... More >>

Domestic Travel Takes Off For July School Holidays

Friday, 3 July 2020, 8:09 am | Auckland Airport

New Zealanders are getting out and enjoying their own back yard with Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown the top destinations for passengers departing from Auckland Airport over the school holidays. July school holidays are traditionally the busiest ... More >>

Newfound Launches Virtual Fintech Trade Mission To Stimulate Economic Growth In UK And Australia

Friday, 3 July 2020, 7:28 am | Newfound

Global expansion specialists Newfound today announced the first ever virtual fintech trade mission between the UK and the APAC region since the coronavirus shutdown. It aims to open export markets, create new jobs, and scale up opportunities for the ... More >>

Kiwi Start-up Taxoshi Cuts Through Cryptocurrency Tax Complexity In Time For 7 July Filing Date

Friday, 3 July 2020, 7:21 am | Taxoshi

After months of development, internal testing and discussions with Inland Revenue, Taxoshi has launched to make the complicated cryptocurrency tax process a breeze. 11 years ago, a visionary going by Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin, the first decentralised ... More >>

IK Multimedia Adds IRig® Keys 2 Mini To Its Mobile MIDI Keyboard Controller Series

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 6:40 pm | IK Multimedia

New 25-key member of IK's controller series offers on-the-go convenience, MIDI I/O and unique audio/headphone output IK Multimedia has expanded the iRig® Keys 2 series of mobile MIDI keyboard controllers with the addition of the compact iRig Keys 2 ... More >>

Stevenson Mining Disappointed Over HC Decision On Access To Stewardship Land For Te Kuha Project

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 5:43 pm | Stevenson Mining Limited

Rangitira Developments Ltd (a JV between Stevenson Holdings Ltd and Wi Pere Holdings Ltd) is disappointed with the High Court’s decision, released on 30 June, upholding a Ministerial decision declining access to stewardship land for the Te Kuha coal ... More >>

June 2020 New Vehicles Sales Still Weak

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 5:23 pm | Motor Industry Association

Motor Industry Association Chief Executive David Crawford says that June 2020 registrations came in at 17.5% under June 2019 with 11,514 vehicles registered, down 2,438 units on the same month this time last year. “Year to date the market is down 29.1% in ... More >>

2020 Tonnellerie De Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker Of The Year Competition To Go Ahead

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:53 pm | NZ Wine

Emily Gaspard-Clark 2019 TdM Young Winemaker of the Year Entries are now open for the 2020 Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker of the Year Competition. Plans are well underway for the regional competitions to take place throughout September ... More >>

NZ Experts On-Demand Provide Remote Support To The US Thanks To Company-X

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:26 pm | Company X

New Zealand-based technicians are directing the installation and set up of engineering machinery in the United States using hands-free voice-activated head-mounted tablet computers. Company-X is enabling clients to provide experts with on-demand and remote ... More >>

AMP Wealth Management Locking In Sustainability Gains

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:42 pm | AMP Wealth Management

Specialist KiwiSaver provider, AMP Wealth Management New Zealand, has today announced it is a carbon neutral business, backed by its Toitū carbonzero certification that represents emissions measured, verified and offset for 2019. This represents the ... More >>

Realtor Disputes More Houses Than Buyers In Auckland

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:38 pm | Century 21 Real Estate

A real estate boss strongly disputes the proposition there is more housing stock available for sale in Auckland than people looking to buy. This follows one leading real estate website claiming Auckland is now a buyers’ market after assessing inventory ... More >>

Unlicensed Immigration Adviser Sentenced To Community Detention

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 2:38 pm | Immigration Advisers Authority

North Shore businessman Peter Woodberg has been sentenced to six months community detention, 12 months supervision and ordered to pay $5600 reparation to victims, following his guilty plea to three representative charges laid by the Immigration More >>

Third Of Kiwis Feel Less Wealthy Because Of Covid 19

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 2:20 pm | Kiwi Wealth

Kiwis feel less wealthy and are less confident about their future wealth prospects, the financial markets and the economy than they were just before the pandemic hit. But the effects of Covid-19 on personal finances are most keenly felt by the wealthy. ... More >>

COVID-19 Cyber Threats: 10 Tips To Protect Your Business Online

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:21 pm | NZI

Cyber threats are one of the leading risks for small to medium-sized businesses in New Zealand— now more than ever as businesses move to more digital and remote ways of working to curb the spread of COVID-19. Andrew Beven is a specialist in cyber ... More >>

Western Bay Of Plenty Leaders: Urban Form And Transport Report A Critical Step For Growth

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:17 pm | SmartGrowth

Western Bay of Plenty leaders are welcoming the release of the Urban Form and Transport Initiative (UFTI) Final Report yesterday, which outlines an optimal land use and transport programme for the western Bay of Plenty sub-region over the next 50 years ... More >>

New Workplace Hazard- The Bore-Out

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 12:22 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd

A landmark ruling in France, has seen an employee win the equivalent of $87,000.00 for boredom or the 'bore-out' syndrome. Bore-out is a term identified by a pair of Swiss business men in 2007 and is reportedly the opposite of 'burnout' at work. Having ... More >>

Unisys Achieves Amazon Web Services Managed Service Provider And Amazon Web Services Partner Status

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:50 am | Unisys

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced it has maintained its membership in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program for the third year in a row and has been recognised as a member in the AWS Well-Architected ... More >>

Government Funding Boost Great News For Auckland’s Billion-dollar Screen Industry

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:20 am | Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Yesterday’s announcement of the Government’s new support package for the screen sector will provide another significant boost to Auckland’s world-class screen industry, which is already up and running following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. ... More >>

Employment Indicators: Paid Jobs Week Ended 31 May 2020

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:07 am | Statistics New Zealand

The weekly employment indicators use the timelier and more detailed payday filing that has been available from Inland Revenue since April 2019. Our experimental series includes three measures that trade-off between quality and timeliness. For the week ... More >>

Ola Enables In-app ‘tipping’ To Help Customers Show Their Support For Drivers

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:04 am | Ola

Ola, New Zealand’s fastest growing rideshare platform and one of the largest global ride-hailing companies, has rolled out a new feature for customers to independently reward drivers for delivering a high-quality ride experience. Through Ola’s new ... More >>

New CEO Appointed To Water New Zealand

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:44 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is pleased to announce that it has appointed Gillian Blythe as the organisation’s new Chief Executive. Gillian has a strong background in infrastructure and regulatory reform. She comes to the water sector after a long career in the electricity ... More >>

June’s Auckland Property Sales Defy Forecasts

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:39 am | Barfoot and Thompson

The Auckland property market did the opposite to economic forecasts, and June sales numbers returned to normal trading levels with prices remaining stable. “It was a remarkably solid month’s trading with no signs of market fragility,” said Peter ... More >>

Specialist Kiwi Credential Management Company JNCTN Enters International Partnership With Yoti

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:04 am | Senate SHJ

New Zealand-based credential management specialists JNCTN and UK digital identity company Yoti have today announced a strategic partnership to boost their international capabilities in this fast-growing space. The Yoti JNCTN partnership establishes a ... More >>

Corporate governance: ruled by code not a CEO

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 9:37 am | University of Canterbury

Imagine an organisation that performs thousands of transactions, but has no governing structure, no board, no chief executive and no middle managers. More >>

Local communities to receive $50k community grants with AIA

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 9:29 am | AIA

Life, health and wellbeing insurer AIA New Zealand has committed to investing half a million dollars into New Zealand communities as part of the AIA Vitality Business and Community Grant Programme which launched today. The programme has been designed ... More >>

Project Timing Critical For Infrastructure Workforce

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 6:40 am | Civil Contractors NZ

A new package of infrastructure investments has the potential to help kick-start the post-COVID rebuild, but these projects need to get started soon to ensure the construction industry can retain its skilled workforce. Civil Contractors New Zealand ... More >>

Destination Cafe And Chocolaterie Premises For Sale Offer One Out Of The Box For Investors

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 6:19 pm | Bayleys Realty Group

79 Main Road, Governors Bay 79 Main Road, Governors Bay The land and buildings housing a popular destination café, restaurant and chocolaterie on Banks Peninsula have been placed on the market for sale. The prominent three-storey café premises at ... More >>

Landmark Bank Branch For Sale Earns The Interest Of Property Investors

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 6:08 pm | Bayleys Realty Group

1251 Fenton Street, Rotorua The land and building housing a landmark bank branch in the heart of Rotorua’s city centre have been placed on the market for sale. The two-storey freehold property on a prominent corner site at 1251 Fenton Street ... More >>

Microsoft To Help NZ Job Seekers Acquire New Digital Skills Needed For The COVID-19 Economy

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 6:06 pm | Microsoft

Microsoft today announced a new global skills initiative aimed at bringing digital skills to 25 million people worldwide, including 100,000 in New Zealand by the end of the year. The announcement comes in response to the global economic crisis caused ... More >>

Post Pandemic Holidaying: Wide Open Spaces In Demand

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 5:12 pm | South Australian Tourism Commission

With the prospect of the trans-Tasman bubble on the horizon more Kiwis are looking for holidays across the ditch with great food and wine experiences and wide-open spaces. What better way to relax while keeping socially distanced, than a golf holiday ... More >>

Advanced Security Supplier Awards 2019

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 4:59 pm | Advanced Security Group

Advanced Security is proud to again recognise its supply chain through its annual Supplier Awards. As one of the largest corporate and government electronic security solutions providers in New Zealand, Advanced Security Group believes that rewarding ... More >>

Urban Residential Intensification Block Placed On The Market For Sale

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 4:48 pm | Bayley's Real Estate

A large swathe of suburban development land described as “a textbook example” of Auckland’s residential intensification has been placed on the market for sale. The property in the West Auckland suburb of Massey - with views toward both the central ... More >>

Prospects For Horticulture Look Bright

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 4:32 pm | Bayleys Realty Group

Kiwifruit The horticultural sector has continued to surge ahead despite the turmoil and uncertainty Covid-19 has inflicted at a local and international level. Latest figures from Horticulture New Zealand highlight this success with the sector generating ... More >>

Strong Local Centres And Connected Neighbourhoods At Heart Of Final Report

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 4:12 pm | Urban Form and Transport Initiative

The Urban Form and Transport Initiative (UFTI) Final Report has been released today, outlining the optimal future land use and transport programme for the western Bay of Plenty. The Connected Centres programme would see more homes built in existing ... More >>

Over $2.35 Billion Capital Raised With Chapman Tripp’s Equity Capital Markets Experts

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 3:51 pm | Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp ’s equity capital markets team has advised clients on capital raisings totalling over $2.35b since NZX Regulation released its COVID-19 relief package. Capital raising activity continues for many NZX issuers, with Chapman Tripp’s trusted ... More >>

Advertising Standards Authority Rules In Drug Foundation’s Favour On Cannabis Referendum Campaign

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 3:51 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

“We’re pleased with the Advertising Standards Authority’s decision regarding complaints received about our ‘Vote Yes On Our Terms’ cannabis control referendum campaign”, said Ross Bell, Drug Foundation Executive Director. “We always understood ... More >>

Entries Open For 2020 Sustainable Business Awards

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 3:42 pm | Sustainable Business Network

A special award for resilience during Covid-19 features among new categories this year. The Sustainable Business Awards are New Zealand’s longest-running and pre-eminent sustainability awards. Now in their 18th year, they recognise businesses, local government, ... More >>

Snow Arrives At Mt Ruapehu For Ski Season Opening And School Holidays

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 3:11 pm | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu, 1 July 2020: Mother Nature has turned on the snow at Mt Ruapehu just in time for the school holidays. The Whakapapa ski area officially opened today for the season in windy conditions keeping visitors away, but the outlook is favourable ... More >>

Penalties For Employment Breaches Upheld In Court

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:58 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Employment Court dismissed the challenge by Shalini Limited against penalties of $100,000 imposed by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for migrant exploitation. Shalini was taken to the ERA by the Labour Inspectorate following employment standards ... More >>

NZ And Australian Travellers Vital To NZ Hotel Survival

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:56 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Stimulation of domestic travel and opening the borders to Australia are the top priorities for hotels to remain open for the next 12 months, according to a new survey. The second New Zealand Hotel Market Sentiment Survey was undertaken by Horwath HTL ... More >>

Apex Car Rental Unveils New Subscription Service

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:50 pm | Apex Car Rentals

Auckland – 1 July: Apex Car Rentals has launched a new car subscription service positioning the company to service customers who want access to a vehicle rather than having to own one. Available to customers now, Apex Subscribe provides a 28-day ... More >>

PMG Successfully Closes Offer And Acquires Vodafone Building

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:26 pm | PMG Property Fund

TAURANGA 1 July 2020 – PMG Property Funds Management Ltd (PMG) has successfully raised $37.8m from investors in its latest Offer in PMG Direct Office Fund (the Fund) seeing the Fund acquire the 5 Green-Star rated Vodafone Innov8 building at Tuam Street, ... More >>

Infrastructure Spend To Boost Energy Sector Resilience

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 1:19 pm | BusinessNZ

A new package of infrastructure investments will help restart New Zealand’s economy and boost the energy sector, the BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) says. Executive director Tina Schirr says more than $5 billion of projects across New Zealand are ... More >>

By The Numbers: More Than 1.4 Billion Data Points To Support New Zealand’s Needs

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 12:48 pm | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s team of around 5 million has helped produce an incredibly rich set of statistical outputs to support communities, organisations, and individuals across New Zealand, Stats NZ said today. The data, which came from the 2018 Census, has ... More >>

Air New Zealand Update On Melbourne Services

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 12:34 pm | Air New Zealand

Due to Australian Government restrictions Air New Zealand will not operate passenger services from Auckland to Melbourne from 1 July to 14 July. The airline received a directive late last night that no international passengers are eligible to arrive ... More >>

Infrastructure Investment - First Step Towards Recovery And Transformation

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 12:06 pm | Business New Zealand

Projects receiving infrastructure funding announced today provide a positive first step towards post-Covid recovery and transformation says BusinessNZ. Chief Executive Kirk Hope said the creation of over 20,000 jobs would be a key benefit of the funding. ... More >>

Effects Of COVID-19 On Trade: 1 February–24 June 2020 (provisional)

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 12:02 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Effects of COVID-19 on trade is a weekly update on New Zealand’s daily goods trade with the world from 1 February 2020. Comparing the values with previous years shows the potential impacts of COVID-19. The data is provisional and should be regarded ... More >>

ASB Evolves To Best Support Its Customers

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 11:25 am | ASB Bank

ASB is recruiting for more than 150 roles to provide specialist guidance and advice to its customers. ASB’s executive general manager Retail Banking Craig Sims explains the positions are for people who will work across its phone, online and branch network ... More >>