Business Scoop

Clearance for Cardrona to acquire Treble Cone

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Cardrona Alpine Resort Limited to acquire either the shares of Treble Cone Investments Limited or the assets it uses to operate the Treble Cone ski field. Read more »

Simpler fares are coming to Auckland ferry services

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Some good news for AT HOP users travelling on ferries. Integrated or simpler fares are being introduced for AT HOP ferry users across Auckland by April 2020. Read more »

Discounted electric-bikes offered to public sector workers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Discounted electric bikes will be offered up to public sector staff across the country as part of the Governments work to reduce transport emissions and support healthier transport options. Read more »

Commission’s decision could push rates up

Press Release – Regional Tourism NZ

Taking a visitor levy off the table is short sighted and may leave local authorities with no alternative but to raise rates, says Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ). Read more »

Ngāi Tahu Holdings appoints Chief Executive

Press Release – Ngai Tahu

Ngi Tahu Holdings board member and former Tainui Group Holdings Chief Executive Mike Pohio (Ngi Tahu and Ngti Pikiao) has been appointed Chief Executive of Ngi Tahu Holdings. Read more »

Blackwater gold mine gets PGF boost

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has approved a $15 million loan to help re-establish a gold mining operation at Blackwater Gold Mine, near Reefton, Rural Communities Minister and local MP Damien OConnor announced at an event on the West Coast today. Read more »

Public consultation open for fisheries sustainability

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand starts consultation today on proposed changes to catch settings for rock lobster and scallops for the new fishing year beginning 1 April 2020. Read more »

Our responsible freedom camping ambassadors are go!

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

Local good sorts giving up summer chill time to educate freedom campers, the ambassadors have now completed training and begin their evening visits to the districts designated freedom camping sites on Friday 13 December, in time for the peak holiday … Read more »

Courtney Johnston will lead Te Papa into a new era

Press Release – Te Papa

Courtney Johnston has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Te Papa. Ms Johnston will take up the role in December 2019. Read more »

Online shopping reaches a tipping point this Christmas

Press Release – Slice Media

Online Christmas shopping is closing in on offline purchases this Christmas. Of the organised 15% of us that have completed our Christmas shopping so far, nearly half of us have purchased a gift online. And, 68% of those aged 18-34 reported shopping … Read more »

OPPO confirms Find X2 flagship to be unveiled Q1 2020

Press Release – OPPO

OPPO New Zealand has confirmed the next generation of its flagship Find Series, the Find X2, will be unveiled in Q1 2020. Read more »

NZ Compare recognised in Fast 500

Press Release – NZ Compare

NZ Compare were delighted to be recognised in the 2019 Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 . We ranked number 225 out of 500, and we placed 9th for companies in NZ. Which is an amazing achievement for a New Zealand company that officially launched … Read more »