Archive for October, 2017

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 »

New dwelling consents fall in September

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Building consents for new dwellings fell in September from August, in what may be a sign the market is jittery about the new government, although they remained higher on an annual basis. Read more »

Crane activity slows in Christchurch

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Construction activity is slowing in Christchurch, Dunedin and Hamilton and picking up in Wellington, Auckland and Queenstown, based on the RLB Crane Index which measures the construction industry’s workload in key New Zealand … Read more »

Lack of women in leadership contributes to ‘leaky pipeline’

Press Release – Diversity Works

New research shows a fifth of our organisations have leadership teams that are more than 75 per cent male, and its impacting their ability to retain their talented female staff, says Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie. Read more »

Global award for niche Wellington business

Press Release – Global Albatross

New Zealands only international medical insurance intermediary Global Albatross, has won the 2017 Best Individual International Private Medical Insurance Intermediary Award at this years prestigious Health Insurance Awards in London. Read more »

Swimming safely through summer

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

With the summer swimming season about to kick off, Waikato Regional Council will again be helping beach users know whether water quality is suitable. Read more »

MP for Hutt South Welcomes Fairer Fares Decision

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Today the Greater Wellington Regional Council voted in favour of introducing a tertiary students discount on public transport across the Wellington region, to take effect from the middle of 2018. Read more »

Chinese tourists spending less on shopping, more on culture

Press Release – CBRE

Luxury shopping and package holidays are proving less popular with the Chinese tourist market compared to authentic food and entertainment experiences, according to new research by international real estate agency CBRE. Read more »

Quake Protected dismayed at seismic restraint survey results

Press Release – Quake Protected

New Zealands largest installers of non-structural seismic restraints are calling on the new Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa to crack down on enforcement of non-structural building standards that have been ignored for years. Read more »

Biosecurity Week 2017 kicks off

Press Release – Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc.

Pests and diseases from offshore can cause serious harm to New Zealand’s unique environment and primary industries; and the Port of Tauranga is one of many potential gateways. Read more »

The Future of New Zealand Capitalism?

Article – Brian Easton

Far too many New Zealanders have come to view todays capitalism, not as their friend, but as their foe. And they are not all wrong. That is why we believe that capitalism must regain its responsible its human face. Winston Peters. Read more »

PGG Wrightson says earnings growth to stall in 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – PGG Wrightson said earnings growth will stall this year after a wet winter and spring and said it will embark on a strategic review following the appointment of new chief executive Ian Glasson. Read more »

NZX third quarter revenue shrinks 4.4%

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – NZX posted a 4.4 percent decline in third-quarter revenue as a tepid environment for new listings weighed on the stock market operator’s income. Read more »

BSA confirms accuracy of Greenpeace criticism

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

The BSA today confirmed the accuracy of criticism made by Greenpeace of the fishing industry and MPI over its awarding video monitoring systems to the industry-owned company, Trident Systems. Read more »

Wellington Students Finally Get Public Transport Discount

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

After years of campaigning for Fairer Fares, Wellington tertiary students can now celebrate the introduction of cheaper travel on buses and trains. Read more »

Kiwi Wealth takes aim at blunt sector exclusions

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwi Wealth has launched a broadside at its rivals over their use of blanket sector exclusions when trying to meet growing consumer demand for responsible investment, saying it falls short of international best practice … Read more »

NZ dollar gains amid talk of staged US tax cuts

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose in a week that features policy reviews from the Bank of Japan, Federal Reserve and Bank of England as reports of staged tax cuts in the US weighed on the greenback. Read more »

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