Archive for January, 2017

First-ever OIA stats show public servants doing their bit

Press Release – Public Service Association

Public servants are doing a great job in applying the Official Information Act – but more change is needed to ensure a fully open and transparent public service, the PSA says. Read more »

More Foreigners Snap up NZ Land; Need for Register Increases

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

More New Zealand land is disappearing into foreign ownership while the government turns a blind eye and is acting like a real estate agency, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Auckland firm transfers custody of assets onto Consilium

Press Release – Consilium

Independent financial services specialist, Consilium, today announced that after a period of thorough due diligence, highly respected Auckland firm, Private Wealth Advisers, have transferred custody of their assets onto Consilium Platform. Read more »

Spark Leads for Speed

Press Release – Spark NZ

To continue our focus on the performance of webpage downloads, we have changed our reporting to show the Webpage Average Speed from our key markets, NZ, Australia and USA. On this measure Spark is the leader for ADSL and equal best with 2Degrees on … Read more »

Safety improvements planned for State Highway 34

Press Release – NZTA

A project to improve safety for road users on a stretch of rural State Highway 34 west of Te Teko to Kawerau will get underway at the end of this month. Read more »

Oceania Natural third-quarter sales growth stalls

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Oceania Natural’s third-quarter revenue stalled earlier growth as an unstable grey market in China prompted the honey and noni juice products maker to rethink its distribution into the world’s most populous nation. Read more »

‘Know before you go’ and avoid road work queues this summer

Press Release – NZTA

Know before you go to avoid travel delays and disruption is the message from the NZ Transport Agency, as the annual road maintenance season gets underway across Canterbury. Read more »

NZ Online Retail Sales – Update for December 2016

Press Release – BNZ

Total online retail spending by New Zealanders in December was up 14% compared to the previous December, bringing the 2016 annual spend level to $3.75 billion. Read more »

AA calls for please explain on price rises

Press Release – Automobile Association

The Automobile Association is calling for fuel companies to explain to motorists why the national price of fuel rose 5 cents per litre during January, despite no increase in commodity prices or a drop in the exchange rate. Read more »

NZ tourism, immigration hit fresh records in calendar 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand saw record numbers of tourists and immigrants in 2016 with more migrants coming in on work visas and more holidaymakers than ever before, and economists expect migrant inflows to keep rising. Read more »

Coveted award won by NZ brand Spring

Press Release – East Day Spa

Introducing Balis best kept secret in haircare, Spring Spas Hair Rescue Remedy, crowned as Asias Most Relaxing Hair Ritual at the Harpers BAZAAR Spa Awards 2017. Read more »

Heineken-owned DB buys Tuatara for undisclosed sum

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Heineken-owned DB Breweries, which owns bars and liquor brands including Tui, Monteiths and Redwood Cider, has bought Kapiti boutique brewer Tuatara Brewing Co for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

Generation Zero Open Letter Gaining Momentum

Press Release – Generation Zero

The open letter (available at ) is addressed to the Auckland Council Appointments and Performance Committee, who are soon to be deciding on three new members to join the board at Auckland Transport. Read more »

Lightning Lab Challenge Powering up Energy Innovation

Press Release – Lightning Lab

A unique mix of organisations from across the energy industry are backing New Zealand’s first-ever nationwide call for innovative ideas, ventures and products in electricity and sustainable energy. Read more »

Spotcap to enter NZ market offering unsecured loans to SMEs

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Spotcap, a Berlin-based lender to small and medium-sized businesses, is to enter the New Zealand market offering unsecured credit lines and business loans of up to $250,000. Read more »

Sky TV to pay early dividend ahead of Vodafone merger

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Sky Network Television will pay an early interim dividend ahead of the planned merger with Vodafone New Zealand and raise the cash portion of its acquisition of the telecommunications carrier to reflect a bigger return than … Read more »

Fonterra director Michael Spaans steps down

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, New Zealand’s dominant dairy processor, said director Michael Spaans has stepped down from the board due to ill health, and has been replaced by Ian Farrelly, who retired from the role last month. Read more »

NZ dollar gains as outlook for local economy boosted

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose as optimism about the outlook for the domestic economy boosted the kiwi while markets tried to assess the implications of US President Donald Trump’s executive orders such as a halt to some inbound migrants. Read more »

Power outage affecting wider Hanmer area

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police would like to urge motorists and tourists to be aware of a power outage currently affecting the wider Hanmer area, including Leslie Hills, Waiau, Marble Point and Lewis Pass. Read more »

Free Online Fashion Trading Platform

Press Release – Schuck PR

31 January 2017 The latest New Zealand buy and sell online trading platform, for all things fashion, is poised to become an international success literally just weeks after its soft launch. Fashbae is a website that allows users to buy and sell … Read more »

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