Archive for December, 2016

Kiwi Ingenuity Scoots Around Traffic at Auckland Airport

Press Release – Avis

MEDIA RELEASE Kiwi Ingenuity Scoots Around Traffic at Auckland Airport A leading rental car company has come up with an innovative solution to the traffic congestion at New Zealands gateway airport. Avis Auckland Airport team have purchased … Read more »

National should review safer road strategy

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National should review safer road strategy National needs to urgently review its Safer Journeys road safety strategy with the road toll increasing for the third year in a row making 2016 the deadliest year on New Zealand roads for six years, … Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 2% gain in 2016, belying volatile year

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 2 percent gain against the greenback this year, belying the currency’s volatility in a year that delivered unexpected results in the UK’s vote on European Union membership and the US presidential … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZX50 ends year 9% higher

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares were mixed on the last trading day of the year, with the benchmark index ending 9 percent higher than on Jan. 1, breaking a four-year streak of double-digit gains. Read more »

Plexure shares soar after signing agreement with McDonald’s

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Plexure Group, the digital advertising firm formerly known as VMob, has signed an agreement with the biggest McDonald’s franchisee in Latin America and the Caribbean, expanding its relationship with the global fast food giant. Read more »

Historic imagery website clicks into place

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Has the street where you live changed over the years? Perhaps its gone from just having a few houses to having lots. Or maybe it didnt even exist 50 years ago! Read more »

Spotlight’s NZ arm posts FY16 profit drop as costs rise

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Spotlight, New Zealand’s largest fabric, craft and home decor retail chain owned by one of Australia’s wealthiest families, posted a decline in profit for the first year in five in 2016, as it marked two decades in this country. Read more »

Lateral Corp goes private

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – NZAX-listed mobile payments company Lateral Corp is the vehicle for a backdoor listing in a $3.2 million deal with property developer Golden Tower NZ. Read more »

Motorcyclist killed on Waipahi Highway, Gore named

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police can now release the name of the man killed in a motorcycle crash on Tuesday 27 December on the Waipahi Highway, Gore. Read more »

Further Strike Action by Resident Doctors Planned

Press Release – New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

Further Strike Action by Resident Doctors Planned for the New Year New Zealands Resident Doctors have voted to take further strike action in support of settlement of their MECA (Multi Employer Collective Employment Agreement) which will cease to … Read more »

Dwindling dollar drives markets

Article – CMC Markets

A sliding USD pushed gold and bond markets higher and cooled investor enthusiasm in overnight trading. Despite the dollar weakness, copper and oil fell as supply concerns hit markets. This will test the underlying strength displayed by the Australia … Read more »

Investors look to book profits from surging greenback

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained as investors looked to take advantage of an 8.2 percent gain in the greenback over the past quarter, booking profits and squaring up their books heading into 2017. Read more »

New direct service from Shenzen a boost to tourism industry

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport today welcomed the first passengers to arrive on Hainan Airlines new direct service from Shenzen, in Southern China. The airline, one of Chinas largest, will fly three times a week, adding 81,000 seats a year to and from China … Read more »

Whānau Ora assist Tongan victims of Gisborne bus crash

Press Release – Pasifika Futures Limited

Pasifika Futures Whnau Ora was part of a support network on the ground immediately to offer comfort and support to families of victims of the Gisborne bus crash on Christmas Eve. Read more »

5 tips for avoiding a cash flow hangover in the New Year

Press Release – MYOB

A lot of businesses find the Christmas period a most wonderful time of the year, but when it comes to cash flow in the New Year seasonal cheer can turn into a nasty hangover if they are not prepared. Read more »

Aus. researchers flip flop to support Mānuka honey claim

Press Release – UMF Honey Association

New Zealands leading authority on Mnuka honey is dismissing latest research claims about the potency of Australian jelly bush honey as a continued campaign to trade off the success of New Zealands Mnuka honey industry. Read more »

While you were sleeping: Stocks, oil, dollar slip

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Equities, oil and the US dollar weakened as investors took some profits in year-end trading. Read more »

NZ dollar ripe for profit-taking, dips on quake

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar was little changed against the greenback as uncertainty about US president-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration has investors wary about what the new year will bring. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise on ‘random order flow’

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares rose on light volume, with A2 Milk Co, Z Energy and Air New Zealand all gaining, while Freightways dropped. Read more »

Missing motorcyclist located

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police would like to thank the staff of Hermitage Mt Cook for assisting with inquiries. Read more »

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