Archive for June, 2017

Xero boss Rod Drury named Global Marketer of the Year

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Rod Drury, founder and CEO of Xero, has been named the Global Marketer of the Year at an international marketing research conference held at the University of Canterbury this week. Read more »

Submission to road speed rules

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Council agreed to make a submission in support of the New Zealand Transport Agencys proposed new rules for setting speed limits across the country at the meeting of Council on Thursday 29 June. Read more »

First shipments of chilled meat to China underway

Press Release – New Zealand Government

First shipments of chilled meat to China underway The first export consignments of chilled meat have left New Zealand shores bound for China as part of a six month trial, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. The air-freighted … Read more »

Heavy rain coming – drivers on alpine passes, be prepared

Press Release – NZTA

Heavy rain is expected in parts of the South Island, in particular State Highways 7 and 73 (Lewis Pass and Arthurs Pass) today and through the weekend to Monday, 3 July. Read more »

House consents at 13-year record in May

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Local councils across New Zealand approved 7 percent more residential building consents in May, with house consents at a 13-year high as the trend for new dwellings continues to increase. Read more »

School holidays here we come!! Coronet Peak opens all lifts

Press Release – Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak, Queenstowns closest ski field, opened all eight of its lifts yesterday (Thurs, 29th June), one of the first in New Zealand to do so. The timing is great with School Holidays about to kick off. Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager Nigel Kerr … Read more »

Plexure to cut workforce by a quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Plexure Group, the digital advertising firm formerly called VMob, plans to trim its workforce by more than a quarter in an effort generate positive cash flow by the end of the year. Read more »

FREE training for gaming staff offered by ServiceIQ

Press Release – Service IQ

To help ensure safer gaming throughout New Zealand, ServiceIQ, Industry Training Organisation for the hospitality industry, together with Clubs New Zealand, is making its online training course free for staff working in bars and clubs that offer gaming. Read more »

NZ support for agriculture innovation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

NZ support for agriculture innovation Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced an $11 million boost to global agricultural research. New Zealand is a world leader in international agriculture research and we want to help meet global food needs … Read more »

Commission issues credit fee guidelines

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today released its Consumer Credit Fees Guidelines , to provide guidance for lenders in setting credit fees. Read more »

HealthCare NZ seeks clearance to acquire Geneva Healthcare

Press Release – Commerce Commission

HealthCare NZ seeks clearance to acquire Geneva Healthcare Group The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Healthcare of New Zealand Holdings Limited (HealthCare NZ) to acquire 100% of the shares in Geneva Healthcare Limited and its … Read more »

Volvo XC60 crowned ‘Best Premium SUV’

Press Release – Volvo

Volvo XC60 crowned ‘Best Premium SUV’ at Auto Express Awards Friday 30 June 2017, 12:57PM By Impact PR 5 views Read more »

NZ employees more upbeat about labour market

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealanders became more optimistic about the state of the labour market in the second quarter as strong economic growth continued to generate jobs, although they’re less upbeat about the outlook for wages. Read more »

Ports of Auckland: Best Seaport in Oceania 2017

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland: Best Seaport in Oceania 2017 Ports of Auckland has beaten out competitors from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to be crowned Best Seaport in Oceania for the second year running. The port was voted into the finals by customers … Read more »

NZ crossbred wool prices fall to 7-year low

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ crossbred wool prices fall to 7-year low amid lacklustre demand By Tina Morrison June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Prices for some crossbred wool grades fell to their lowest level in more than seven years at New Zealand’s latest weekly auction as unsold stockpiles … Read more »

Financial Services Council welcomes Reserve Bank report

Press Release – Financial Services Council

The Financial Services Council (FSC) has welcomed the Reserve Bank report on the level of compliance with disclosure laws by licenced insurers. Read more »

Tilt warns of weaker first quarter earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Tilt Renewables, the wind and solar generation facilities which split from Trustpower last year, has warned earnings will be as much as A$12 million lower for 2018 after a weak start to the year. Read more »

Historic Equal Pay Settlement comes into force midnight

Press Release – Etu NZ

From midnight, tonight (1 July) the celebrations will begin in earnest as the reality of their big pay rise sinks in for 55,000 care and support workers in aged care, disability services and home support. Read more »

NZ support for Solomon Islands youth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett and Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee have announced that New Zealand will contribute up to $6 million to redevelop Honiaras Multi-Purpose Hall and sports facility. Read more »

Concerns over Vero’s Tower bid pushes out decision deadline

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission has delayed its decision on whether Australian-owned Vero Insurance New Zealand will be allowed to buy NZX-listed rival Tower after raising some competition concerns about the proposed deal. Read more »

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