Archive for January, 2018

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares up as A2, Genesis rally

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares gained, led by a recent rally in A2 Milk Co and as Genesis Energy rose on a strong quarterly report, while investors continued to sell down Pushpay Holdings after last year’s massive gains. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for weekly 0.7% gain

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for weekly 0.7% gain, all eyes on possible US govt shutdown Read more »

PREVIEW: NZ inflation may inch back to mid-point of band

Article – BusinessDesk

PREVIEW: NZ inflation may inch back to mid-point of band in 4Q on fuel costs Read more »

Russell McVeagh acts on 2017’s largest M&A deals

Press Release – Russell McVeagh

The leading law firm has topped the list of New Zealand firms advising on the largest value deals throughout Australasia last year. Read more »

Sexism And Ageism in the ICT Industry

Press Release – Mandolin Associates

Investigation Needed into Sexism And Ageism in the ICT Industry A preliminary study by Dr Amanda Lynn into the participation of women and men in the ICT Industry recommends urgent investigation into sexism, ageism and their combined effects in the ICT Industry. Read more »

Hole in one for golf apprentice

Press Release – Skills Active

Having recently completed his New Zealand Apprenticeship with the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and Skills Active Aotearoa, Nick Loach’s drive and work ethic has earned him the title of PGA Top Student for the third consecutive year. Read more »

Trustpower affirms guidance as wholesale prices stay high

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Trustpower affirmed annual earnings guidance, having raised its outlook three times this financial year on strong wholesale electricity prices, and noted the low hydro lake levels are threatening to trigger a high-priced event … Read more »

SMC Bulletin: Bunnings pulls pesticides

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Bunnings pulls pesticides Australian hardware chain Bunnings has decided to stop selling neonicotinoid pesticide products in its Australian and New Zealand stores by the end of the year. The Sydney Morning Herald reported the decision last weekend, … Read more »

Fonterra Welcomes Research Findings That Milk Matters

Press Release – Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

Fonterra welcomes the findings of a Massey University that show a high proportion of young Kiwi kids are getting the goodness of dairy nutrition by drinking milk. The research, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, showed 88 per cent of … Read more »

Queenstown Airport monthly passenger traffic report – Dec

Press Release – Queenstown Airport

Report of Queenstown Airport’s monthly passenger and landing statistics for December 2017. Below is a quick summary of the months results compared with the same period last year: The total number of passengers travelling through the terminal increased … Read more »

Progress on major transpacific cable welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran says the new Hawaiki Transpacific cable system should be up and running by mid-year, improving and enhancing New Zealands international connectivity. Read more »

Record temperatures bring challenges for livestock

Press Release – AgResearch

With New Zealand experiencing record-breaking heatwaves this summer, AgResearch scientists say farmed animals can be susceptible and the pressure is on farmers to manage it. Read more »

Use the gear you’ve got

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

Safety gear is no good when it is sitting in your vehicle and it needs to be used properly. That is the lesson following the sentencing of Stumpmaster Limited today in the North Shore District Court. Stumpmaster was cutting down a palm tree … Read more »

OceanaGold’s Macraes gold mine misses production target

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 19 (BusinessDesk) – OceanaGold Corp’s Macraes gold mine in Otago missed its production target for 2017, taking longer to access higher grade ore than anticipated, but expects increased extraction this year. Read more »

Latest Build in Multi-Million Dollar Tekapo Development

Press Release – YHA NZ

Tekapo: Construction has begun on a brand new youth hostel in the lakefront development site in Tekapo. The Youth Hostel Association (YHA New Zealand) broke ground in September, and is in full swing building a state-of-the-art, 120-bed backpacker accommodation … Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity falls sharply in December

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s manufacturing activity fell a five-year low in December as businesses deferred major decisions until there is more clarity after the change in the government, echoing the downbeat sentiment in this week’s business … Read more »

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Launch Innovative AR Tour App

Press Release – Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust

Sustainable tourism with low environmental impact Innovating in indigenous tourism sector Technical excellence showcasing NZs AR/VR industry Read more »

Children’s milk drinking habits analysed

Press Release – Massey University

New research shows a direct relationship between the consumption of cows milk, and socio demographic factors. Read more »

Jacinda Ardern pregnant, Peters to step in as acting PM

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pregnant, due in June, and deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters will take over the role for six weeks after the baby is born. Read more »

Bravo NZ Finishes 2017 As The #1 Challenger Network.

Press Release – Bravo New Zealand

In its first full calendar year of operation, Bravo New Zealand finished 2017 as the #1 challenger network, cementing its position in the market among key trading demographics. Read more »

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