Archive for December, 2017

New Zealand’s 20 toughest PR jobs for 2017

Press Release – BlacklandPR

In a year dominated by politics, New Zealands toughest public relations challenge for 2017 has been named as the fallout from Metiria Tureis benefit fraud confession. Read more »

Ultra-fast broadband plans around the Coromandel

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Thames is the first cab off the rank for ultra-fast broadband, with the CBD area now ready to connect to the new Chorus fibre network. Internet users in this area should be receiving information from their service provider offering an upgrade to … Read more »

NZD to 2-mth high as US confidence falls, commodities rise

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose to a two-month high in subdued holiday season trading after US consumer confidence fell and the kiwi benefitted from gains in commodity-linked currencies. Read more »

Look out for these marine pests

Press Release – NIWA

Every year NIWA carries out numerous marine surveillance missions; surveys at ports and harbours around the country. Their divers are looking for the pests that have hitched a ride to New Zealand waters and are capable of harming our unique ecosystems, … Read more »

Euro Markets Higher | Oil Price Crosses $60 | Bitcoin Surges

Article – ThinkMarkets

European Markets Trade Higher In Thin Volume | Oil Crossed above $60 Mark | Bitcoin Surged Passed Above 16K | Read more »

Three in Five Kiwis Don’t Know Their Credit Score

Press Release – Canstar Cannex

Three in Five Kiwis Dont Know Their Credit Score In the season of traditionally higher consumer lending and spending, a Canstar survey of 2,733 people, reveals that 60% of Kiwis dont know enough about the thing that could cost them dear their … Read more »

CBD trolleybus wire removals start on 3 January

Press Release – Wellington City Council

The removal of trolleybus power wires along the Golden Mile in central Wellington will start on the evening of Wednesday 3 January 2018. Read more »

Lightbulb moments and glimmers of hope for home buyers

Press Release – Tony Mounce Mortgages and Insurance

Lightbulb moments and glimmers of hope for home buyers next week (1 January) A mortgage advisor says the loosening of restrictions on home loans by the Reserve Bank next week (1 January) will be a lightbulb moment for some, and just a glimmer of hope … Read more »

While you were sleeping: Wall St rises, copper climbs

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Wall Street crept higher, as did US Treasuries, while copper climbed to the highest level in nearly four years. Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: Shares slip as appetite for yield stocks dim

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares slipped in thin holiday trading as appetite for companies offering attractive dividend yields, such as regulated utilities Chorus and Genesis Energy and pay-TV operator Sky Network Television declined. Read more »

NZ dollar gains in thin trading as investors remain upbeat

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 27 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar edged up against the greenback in thin holiday trading as investors remain cheered about the domestic economy. Read more »

The cyber security lessons from 2017

Article – Joe Burton

Cyber attacks have the potential to cause economic disruption, coerce changes in political behaviour and subvert systems of governance. from www.shutterstock.com , CC BY-ND Read more »

MyFarm $13M Rockit apple investment offer closes

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 27 (BusinessDesk) – MyFarm Investments, which pools funds for rural investment, said its $13 million offer for growing miniature Rockit snack apples closed oversubscribed. Read more »

Sealord’s annual profit falls 19% on write down

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Sealord’s annual profit fell 19 percent largely on an impairment charge of its British-based Sealord Caistor processing business, which was sold to shareholder Nippon Suisan Kaisha. Read more »

West Coast Wildlife Centre welcomes 50th kiwi chick

Press Release – West Coast Wildlife Centre

The hatching season for the worlds rarest kiwi in Franz Josef has been a tremendous success with the arrival of the 50th rowi kiwi chick successfully hatched at the West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Josef. Read more »

Advice if you’re travelling between Picton and Christchurch

Press Release – NZTA

If youre travelling between Picton and Christchurch over the next week the NZ Transport Agency advises you to check real-time travel information at www.nzta.govt.nz/p2c at least two hours before you travel. Read more »

IAOPA World Assembly

Press Release – Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka: Warbirds Over Wanaka isnt the only major international aviation event happening in the region next March. The International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations 29th World Assembly is being held in Queenstown over the five days … Read more »

NZ Boxing Day spending lifts 6.4%, Paymark says

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand electronic spending on Boxing Day lifted 6.4 percent this year, led by growth in department stores, appliance stores and home decorating, according to local payments company Paymark. Read more »

Boxing Day sales figures from Paymark

Press Release – Paymark

Spending was $139.0 million through the Paymark network on 26th December, up 6.4% on Boxing Day 2016 in underlying terms. Read more »

Holiday park provider extends reach to five new locations

Press Release – TOP 10 Holiday Parks

Holiday park provider extends its reach to five new locations in New Zealand New Zealands largest holiday park chain has further expanded its reach, adding another five destinations to its portfolio. TOP 10 Holiday Parks Group now has 50 parks around … Read more »

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