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Archive for October, 2017

NZ business confidence turns pessimistic in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Political uncertainty saw business confidence sour in October as the interregnum before a government coalition was formed stoked negativity across all sectors Read more »

A win for clean, green, GE-free New Zealand

Press Release – SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31 October 2017 The Soil & Health Association is celebrating the decision by Federated Farmers to abandon its appeal against the right of councils to control the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their territories. … Read more »

Foreign speculators house ban

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign speculators house ban Foreign speculators will no longer be able to buy houses in New Zealand from early next year, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. We are determined to make it easier for Kiwis to buy their first home so we are stopping … Read more »

Cavalier expects earnings to improve following restructuring

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Cavalier Corp, the struggling New Zealand carpet maker, expects earnings to improve this financial year and next as it reaps the benefits from restructuring its manufacturing operations, a lower wool price and reducing … Read more »

2017 Fonterra Elections Results Announced

Press Release – Fonterra

Returning Officer Warwick Lampp, of electionz.com Ltd, has declared the final results of the 2017 elections for the Fonterra Board of Directors, Directors Remuneration Committee and Shareholders Council. Read more »

E tū fights employer moves to undermine minimum wage rise

Press Release – E tu

E t is very disappointed to learn that some employers are trying to avoid the upcoming minimum wage increase by building workers allowances into their basic hourly pay. Read more »

Canterbury Health System widens Celo messaging network

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

A growing number of Canterbury clinicians are embracing the digital age with the ability to safely share information between mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Read more »

NZ angel funding drops 12% in first half

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s angel networks and funds scaled back their investments to $20.2 million in the first half of the year and follow-on funding continues to take the bulk of the investment. Read more »

Technology transformation progressing alongside solid growth

Press Release – NZCU Baywide Credit Union

NZCU Baywide provided an upbeat summary at its AGM last night in Havelock North, reporting ongoing progress with its core-banking system upgrade, a 6 per cent growth in assets to $312m and a healthy financial position with reserves of $39.9m. Read more »

NZ Business Week Launches New Programme: The Brave Thinkers

Press Release – NZ Business Week

New Zealand Business Week (NZBW) is pleased to announce The Brave Thinkers programme which will be launched at Palmerston North Boys High School College House on Thursday evening at 4pm. Read more »

Countdown sales rise in first quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Countdown supermarket sales rose 3.2 percent in the first quarter of the 2018 financial year, boosted by more expensive dairy products and fresh produce. Read more »

The Public Sector and New Govts: No New Thing Under The Sun

Article – Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS – The Ministry for Primary Industries is being split into three parts covering forestry, fisheries and agriculture. Labour MP Stuart Nash is the new Minister of Fisheries, NZ First MP Shane Jones is the Minister of Forestry … Read more »

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