Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Gold Award finalists reflect city’s skills

Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
Media Statement

8 May 2014

Gold Award finalists reflect city’s skills

The list of finalists for the Wellington Gold Awards is a perfect reflection of the skill and innovation that exists across the city’s business community, says Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Raewyn Bleakley.

“These companies are all achieving great things for themselves and for the city, and all are most worthy of making the final of these awards.

“They are the pick of a very fine crop and all deserve congratulations.

“Right across the board they are a true testament to what makes this city so great.

“From film and creative content, technology, medical research, and much more besides, they ooze skill, innovation, and enterprise, and are achieving great commercial success not just on a New Zealand-wide basis but particularly on a world-wide basis.

“Many in fact are leading the world in what they do.

“It’s great to see a lot of start-ups coming to the fore, no doubt encouraged and inspired by the likes of the big guns – Weta Workshop, Wingnut Films, and Xero.

“This is where Wellington’s connectedness is proving its worth.

“I don’t envy the judges having to choose winners from such talent.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 




Barfoot & Thompson: Auckland Rental Prices Inch Up Again, But Upward Trend Could Ease In Coming Months

Data from nearly 16,000 rental properties managed by real estate agency Barfoot & Thompson shows Auckland’s average weekly rent rose by $6.12 (or 1 percent) during the second quarter... More>>

ComCom: Draft Report Says Regulatory System Favours Established Building Products
The Commerce Commission’s draft report into competition in the residential building supplies industry has identified two main factors negatively impacting competition... More>>

Statistics: Annual Wage Inflation Rises To 3.4 Percent
Wage inflation, measured by the labour cost index (LCI), was 3.4 percent in the year ended June 2022, while average ordinary time hourly earnings rose 6.4 percent, Stats NZ said today... More>>

ALSO:



Heartland: Retirees Facing Pressure From Higher Cost Of Living And Increasing Debt In Retirement

Heartland has seen a significant increase in Reverse Mortgages being used to repay debt. Among the most affected by the increasing living costs are retirees, many of whom are trying to get by on NZ Super alone... More>>


APEC: Region’s Growth To Slow Amid Uncertainties And Crises
Economic growth in the APEC region is expected to slow this year amid soaring inflation, a protracted war in Ukraine and heightened uncertainties, on top of the continuing impact of the pandemic and virus mutations that are draining resources, according to a new report by the APEC Policy Support Unit... More>>


Financial Markets Authority: Survey Sheds Light On New Zealanders’ Experiences With Financial Sector
Most New Zealanders are confident in their ability to make financial decisions, but only one-fifth say they are in a secure financial position... More>>