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REINZ October Data: More Positivity, Slow And Steady This Month

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:51 am | REINZ

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand’s (REINZ) November 2023 figures show more sales activity, more listings coming to market, lower days to sell and a sense of more confidence overall (year-on-year). REINZ Chief Executive Jen Baird says October ... More >>

Farmlands Sights Are Firmly Set On Future Growth Despite A Challenging Year

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:48 am | Farmlands

Farmlands has released its 2023 Annual Report. It emphasises the rural supplies co-op’s focus on backing its core farmers and growers in a difficult operating environment, while also setting the co-op up for long-term success as a rural market ... More >>

Traditional Elements Still Important As The Funeral Industry Changes

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:44 am | Funeral Directors Assn of NZ

The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand has today published a report providing a snapshot of death and the funeral industry in New Zealand. The report also captures insights into the types of funerals favoured by New Zealanders. Funeral ... More >>

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Commission Sees Consumer Benefit In Transpower’s Proposed $393m Spend On The Grid, But Questions Timing Of HVDC Upgrade

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:41 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has issued its draft decision approving Transpower’s proposed $392.9 million investment in the electricity transmission grid based on the benefit to Kiwi electricity consumers. Transpower’s proposal, known as Net-Zero Grid Pathways ... More >>

Commission Invites Views On Chorus’ Proposed $2 Billion Investment

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:39 am | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is consulting on Chorus’ proposal to spend $2.1 billion between 2025-2028 – the second period of the new fibre regulatory regime. Telecommunications Commissioner, Tristan Gilbertson, says the Commission’s focus is on ensuring Chorus ... More >>

Save Our Summer! Van Owners Sought To Rescue The Great Kiwi Road Trip

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:22 am | Camplify

The classic NZ road trip is one of the best ways to explore our beautiful country – but the quintessential Kiwi holiday is under threat due to a distinct lack of motorhomes and campervans available to hire. It’s anticipated that 21,474 holidaymakers ... More >>

Perfecting A Quality Survey

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:20 am | Hugh Grant

Quality surveys are one of the best modern tools for assessing public opinion. Through statistical analysis they can offer deep insight into the opinions of communities, companies, and populations. On a surface level they’re also quite simple, all one ... More >>

Stop The Surcharge Swindle

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:18 am | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ is calling on New Zealanders to stand up to excessive surcharges on credit and debit card payments. The non-profit is on a mission to arm shoppers with information about what constitutes a reasonable surcharge. The Retail Payment System ... More >>

Norton Declares November 26 “Cyber Safety Sunday,” Advocating For Safe, Scam-Free Online Holiday Shopping

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:16 am | Norton

According to the latest data from New Zealand Post, Kiwi consumers spent a total of nearly $80m on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2021, making these shopping festivities a huge opportunity for savvy scammers to steal away holiday cheer. In response to ... More >>

Partnering With Chevron And Mubadala Energy, Pertamina Geothermal Energy Aims To Explore Geothermal Opportunities

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:13 am | ACN Newswire

PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy Tbk (PGE) (IDX: PGEO) announced its cooperation with Chevron New Energies International (Chevron) and Mubadala Energy to embark on a Joint Study Agreement (JSA) to explore the geothermal potential in Kotamobagu, North Sulawesi, ... More >>

VeVe Creator David Yu Announced As EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 New Zealand

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:11 am | EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Following an impressive year of entries, David Yu has been awarded the title of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2023 New Zealand. Earlier this evening, at a highly anticipated awards ceremony, David Yu was revealed as the overall winner; and celebrated for ... More >>

Two Lotto Players Share $1 Million

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 9:09 am | lotto nz

Two lucky Lotto players from Auckland and Hawkes Bay will be pinching themselves after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight’s live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at Gadsby Supermarket in Mangere and on MyLotto to ... More >>

A Bio-inspired Twist On Robotic Handling

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 8:22 pm | ACN Newswire

The subtle adhesive forces that allow geckos to seemingly defy gravity, cling to walls and walk across ceilings have inspired a team of researchers in South Korea to build a robotic device that can pick up and release delicate materials without ... More >>

AI Innovations Impress Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium Audience

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 8:19 pm | ACN Newswire

Widespread ChatGPT use and remote medical consultations have taken artificial intelligence (AI) and telemedicine into the mainstream, including treatment for vision problems. At the 21st Hong Kong International Optometric Symposium this year, professionals ... More >>

Statement of Preliminary Issues released for One NZ’s application to acquire Dense Air

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 7:41 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an application from One New Zealand Group Limited seeking clearance to acquire 100% of the shares in Dense Air New Zealand Limited from Dense Air Limited and SoftBank ... More >>

Landscapers Napier Emerges As New Landscape Design Service For Tasman Region

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 3:45 pm | Landscapers Napier

Nestled amidst the picturesque backdrop of art deco buildings and natural splendour, Napier has witnessed the launch of a new venture, Landscapers Napier . This nascent enterprise specialises in landscape design and gardening services, catering to the ... More >>

Xero Beautiful Business Fund NZ Winners For 2023 Unveiled

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 3:26 pm | Xero

Xero , the global small business platform, today announced the four New Zealand small businesses and non-profits who have won a share of the NZ$750,000 global prize pool as part of the inaugural Xero Beautiful Business Fund . Four New Zealand winners ... More >>

Cloudian Unveils HyperStore 8: A Breakthrough Global Unified File And Object Storage Platform

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 3:05 pm | Cloudian

 Cloudian, the leader in enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced the launch of HyperStore 8 software, a revolutionary unified file and object data management platform that ushers in a new era of storage solutions for both traditional ... More >>

New Rubrik Cyber Report Finds That One Of Every Two Organisations Suffered Loss Of Sensitive Data In The Last Year

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 3:03 pm | Rubrik

PALO ALTO, Calif., November 14, 2023 – As marquee brands continue to reveal the challenges of successful cyberattacks targeting their business data, a new cyber report from Rubrik , the Zero Trust Data Security™ Company, finds a stark reality: ... More >>

Nationwide Campaign To Kick-off Summer Inflatable Safety

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 2:03 pm | HIANZ

Summer should be a season of fun and relaxation for communities and families, not a season of stress or injuries.  That is why the Hire Industry Association of New Zealand (HIANZ) is reminding all bouncy castle owners and operators to check ... More >>

TEAM IM Selects Oracle Alloy To Build New Zealand’s First Locally Owned And Operated Hyperscale Cloud

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 12:13 pm | TEAM IM

TEAM IM, a leading New Zealand information management services provider, today announced plans to launch TEAM Cloud, the country’s first locally owned and operated hyperscale cloud. TEAM IM will run services atop Oracle Alloy , a complete cloud infrastructure ... More >>

New Fund To Support Pasifika Storytelling On Screens Will Reach Into Wider Pacific Region

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 12:07 pm | NZ On Air

NZ On Air has announced a $1.9m fund to encourage the creation of stories from a uniquely Pasifika perspective, to be broadcast in Aotearoa New Zealand and throughout the Pacific region. The Aotearoa New Zealand Pacific Regional Media Fund is a new ... More >>

Sweet 17 - Uber Eats Expands Across Regional Aotearoa

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 12:04 pm | Uber Eats

Since launching the Uber Eats platform in Aotearoa, we’ve connected thousands of Kiwi restaurants, cafés and other hospitality vendors with new sales. It’s also helped thousands more earn when and where they want to as delivery people. Today, ... More >>

Autodesk Workshop XR Delivers Immersive Design Review Experience For The AEC Industry

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:49 am | Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today unveiled Autodesk Workshop XR , an immersive design review workspace connected to Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC). Workshop XR provides more effective and efficient design reviews for the architecture, engineering, ... More >>

Reclaiming Serenity: The Revival Of Nature Connection In The Digital Age

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:46 am | Social Nature Movement

In the wake of the 2023 floods that ravaged southern New Zealand, the nation now stands on the cusp of a rejuvenating summer. This season is particularly noteworthy, not just for the stark contrast it presents to the previous year's natural disasters, ... More >>

Samsung AI Forum 2023 Day 2: Discussing Technological Trends And The Future Of Generative AI

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:29 am | Samsung

Second day of event focuses on the expansion of generative AI, with presentations from leading researchers and showcase of Samsung Gauss More >>

Research Reveals Travel A Priority For Kiwis, But Anxiety Is Heightened

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:24 am | Allianz Partners

AUCKLAND, 15 November 2023: New research by New Zealand’s largest travel insurance and assistance provider, Allianz Partners has revealed that travel is a top priority for 87% of New Zealanders over the next 12 months, but travel anxiety is heightened. ... More >>

PMG Funds Times Office Fund Capital Raise To Position For Growth

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:14 am | PMG Funds

The New Zealand workforce’s renewed appetite for office time is driving a positive long-term sector view as softened values create low buy-in opportunity for investors. More >>

Aotearoa New Zealand Celebrates Cybersecurity Excellence At The 2023 iSANZ Awards

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:10 am | iSANZ

The highly-anticipated 2023 iSANZ Awards, Aotearoa New Zealand's premier event honouring exceptional contributions to the cybersecurity and information security (InfoSec) field, took place last night in Wellington. The 9th annual awards ceremony celebrated ... More >>

Scion’s Forest Insights Set To Revolutionise Inventory Management For Forestry

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 11:04 am | Scion

Scion, in collaboration with Indufor Asia Pacific Ltd, has revealed a prototype for a new interactive tool providing the forestry industry with powerful inventory information to make management, harvesting and wood processing decisions easier. ... More >>

“Fantastic” City Rail Link Scores Awards Hat-trick

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 10:21 am | City Link

The commitment by the country’s biggest transport infrastructure project – Auckland’s City Rail Link – to leave the city a better place when its work is completed has been recognised three times over by New Zealand’s Procurement Excellence Forum. ... More >>

Partnership Pays Off For Aviation Industry And Ākonga

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 10:10 am | Te Pukenga

An agreement between Air New Zealand and NMIT | Te Pūkenga to address the need for aviation engineering skills has opened new pathways for ākonga (learners) in the region and beyond. As a result of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ... More >>

FMA Opens Consultation On Fair Outcomes For Consumers And Markets

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 10:06 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority – Te Mana Tātai Hokohoko – has opened consultation on its approach to outcomes focused regulation, including the fair outcomes for consumers and markets it wants to see financial service providers focus on. The FMA welcomes ... More >>

Parrot Analytics Streaming Report Card - Q3 2023

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 9:17 am | Parrot Analytics

With the curtain closed on the final earnings season of 2023, Netflix continued to grow, legacy companies slowed the bleeding in their streaming units, and the Hollywood labor strikes finally came to an end. The growth rate for new streaming original ... More >>

“Encouraging Signs In Fight Against Food Price Inflation; Focus On Buying Well And Efficiency Continues,”

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 4:22 pm | Foodstuffs NZ

The numbers: Latest Stats NZ figures show retail prices for foods included in its Food Price Index basket of goods rose 6.3%% year-on-year in October 2023, compared to 8.0%pa in September 2023. Foodstuffs’ data on the same categories shows retail ... More >>

Tourism Industry Leader Calls For Fresh Perspectives On Growth

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Hotel Council

Hotel Council Aotearoa (HCA) Strategic Director James Doolan has today [14 November 2023] called for fresh perspectives on tourism industry growth. Doolan delivered a keynote address at the third annual hotel leaders conference hosted by Pacific ... More >>

Company-X Wins Contract To Build Flight Deck Officer Training Simulation For Royal New Zealand Navy

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 2:21 pm | Company-X

Company-X, a leading provider of training simulation solutions, has been awarded a contract to build a Flight Deck Officer (FDO) training simulation for the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN). Company-X will use virtual reality headsets and artificial ... More >>

Boomi Announces APJ 2023 Partner Award Winners

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 2:14 pm | Boomi

Boomi honors partners dedicated to helping customers create better business outcomes, faster More >>

Introducing Autodesk AI For Design And Make

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 12:23 pm | Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced Autodesk AI , technology that unlocks creativity, helps solve problems, and eliminates non-productive work across the industries that design and make the world around us. Available in Autodesk products and native ... More >>

Completion Of Share Purchase Plan

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 11:38 am | One Plus One

BPG is also pleased to advise that it has successfully completed its share purchase plan offer (SPP), issuing the maximum number of shares available (without obtaining shareholder approval) in this capital round, which included placements to wholesale ... More >>

Lower Consumer Prices Welcomed But Vegetable Industry Worried About Future Supply

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 11:13 am | Horticulture NZ

Vegetables New Zealand is welcoming lower consumer prices but is worried about future supply, given all the challenges vegetable growers are facing. ‘It’s great that we’re currently in a period where vegetable supply is good, thanks to growers planting ... More >>

Food Prices Up Since Last Year But Down In October 2023

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 10:48 am | Statistics New Zealand

Food prices in New Zealand were 6.3 percent higher than a year ago but were cheaper in October 2023 than they were a month earlier, according to figures released by Stats NZ today. Food prices fell 0.9 percent in October 2023 due to broad falls in ... More >>

Consumer NZ Finds Car Insurance Premiums Have Risen Up To 38% In Two Years

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 10:46 am | Consumer

Consumer NZ surveying has found premiums for comprehensive car insurance have increased up to 38% since 2021. Consumer is urging New Zealanders to shop around for their car insurance. Switching providers can save people hundreds of dollars per year. ... More >>

North Harbour Business Hall Of Fame Inducts Exemplary Leaders

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 10:32 am | North Harbour Business Association

Outstanding business success and community philanthropy was celebrated on Thursday 9 November at the annual North Harbour Business Hall of Fame event held at The Spencer Hotel. Naomi Ballantyne, Hugh Stedman, Kerry Dines and Ian Jackson were inducted ... More >>

85 Auckland Businesses Checked In Exploitation Crackdown

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 10:22 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate last week conducted a large-scale operation to identify potential migrant exploitation and check on minimum employment standards compliance at 85 businesses in the Auckland metropolitan area. The three-day operation, carried ... More >>

Pest Control Northland Steps Up To Tackle Northland's Pesky Problems

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 10:05 am | Pest Control Northland

A new player has emerged in Northland's pest control scene, aiming to address the increasing pest problems faced by homeowners and businesses in the region. Pest Control Northland offers comprehensive solutions to a myriad of pest issues that have been ... More >>

6 Ways Technology Can Help Improve Your Business

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 8:55 am | Hugh Grant

Technology is moving fast; you need to embrace new technologies to keep up with the latest trends, reach new customers, and streamline your operations. However, with so many options, everything from social media to cloud computing to artificial ... More >>

Commission Grants Clearance For Sealord’s Proposed Acquisition Of Independent Fisheries

Monday, 13 November 2023, 9:16 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Sealord Group Limited to acquire the fishing business of Independent Fisheries. In reaching its decision, the Commission considered the potential impact of the proposed acquisition on competition in the ... More >>

Invercargill Welcomes Affordable Landscaping Services with New Market Entrant

Monday, 13 November 2023, 9:14 pm | Landscapers Invercargill

The landscape of Invercargill is poised to change for the better with the arrival of a fresh entrant in the local business scene. Landscapers Invercargill has launched its services in the area, aiming to cater to both residential and commercial clients ... More >>

Worker’s Electric Shock Was Preventable

Monday, 13 November 2023, 5:52 pm | WorkSafe NZ

13 November 2023 An electric shock which cost an Auckland scaffolder both his arms could have been avoided if his employer had paid closer attention to who was authorised to do the work. Jahden Nelson was dismantling scaffolding in April 2022, when a steel ... More >>

Statement Of Preliminary Issues Released For Kingspan’s Proposed Acquisition Of Conqueror

Monday, 13 November 2023, 5:48 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to an application from Kingspan Limited seeking clearance to acquire the insulated panel and insulation boards business of Conqueror New Zealand Limited. The statement ... More >>

NZ’s best hair and beauty apprentices, businesses and stylists announced

Monday, 13 November 2023, 5:47 pm | The PR Company

The winners of the annual 2023 awards for the hair, beauty and barbering industries, The Industry Awards, have been announced. There was an unprecedented number of entries this year with over 500 applications across the 23 awards, which are split into three ... More >>

Westpac NZ Franchise Awards Winners Announced

Monday, 13 November 2023, 5:38 pm | FANZ

Jani-King (NZ) Limited and Craig Burrowes of Hire A Hubby take out the Supreme Awards at the Westpac NZ Franchise Awards 2023. Two extremely well-known franchise brands in the home maintenance and cleaning industries were the triumphant supreme winners ... More >>

Understanding the Critical Connection Between Plumbing and Public Health in Auckland

Monday, 13 November 2023, 5:31 pm | Fabric Digital

In Auckland, a city renowned for its scenic beauty and quality of life, an often-overlooked aspect of public health is beginning to draw attention: the vital link between plumbing and health. Experts across the city are calling attention to the significance of ... More >>

Now Serving: Dua Lipa And The PUMA Palermo Are Living The Sweet Life

Monday, 13 November 2023, 5:29 pm | Pead PR

Auckland, 13 November 2023 – PUMA continues its ongoing celebration of the classic Palermo sneaker. For the latest chapter of the first-ever Palermo campaign, Dua Lipa and PUMA set the table for a special dinner party in a historic Italian villa. The ... More >>

Customs Seizes Methamphetamine At Auckland Airport

Monday, 13 November 2023, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 19-year-old Irish national has appeared in the Manukau District Court today, after Customs officers seized nearly two kilograms of methamphetamine in his luggage on Saturday (11 November 2023). He is charged with importing a Class A controlled drug ... More >>

New Zealand's Elevated Work Platform Pioneer Marks Nearly Three Decades Of Excellence

Monday, 13 November 2023, 2:35 pm | Fabric Digital

Accessman, a trailblazer in the elevated work platform (EWP) sector, is celebrating its remarkable journey since its inception in 1994. Established by the visionary Ross Pickersgill in response to the construction industry's pressing need for safety ... More >>

RAPT! Revolution: Merging Designation And Macwork To Redefine Excellence In Signage And Display

Monday, 13 November 2023, 1:27 pm | RAPT

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 3, 2023 — RAPT! emerges as the vibrant new face in the signage and display industry, replacing the well-established brands Designation and Macwork. Following a seamless merger, RAPT!, with their new website ( ... More >>

Home Detention For Tax Fraud

Monday, 13 November 2023, 1:26 pm | Inland Revenue

A Christchurch man was sentenced to eight months home detention on tax fraud charges. Jackson Leon Maxwell Tauhinu plead guilty to three charges of dishonestly using a document to obtain a pecuniary advantage and two charges of knowingly using a forged ... More >>

Labour Hire Business Owner Jailed

Monday, 13 November 2023, 1:25 pm | Inland Revenue

An Auckland man has been jailed for five and a half years on tax fraud charges. Surasak Pootinun was sentenced today (1 November 2023) on 69 different tax evasion and forgery charges involving nearly a million dollars. Pootinun ran several labour ... More >>


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