Archive for May, 2018

Refreshed Banking Code sets out customer promises simply

Press Release – NZ Bankers’ Association

Refreshed Banking Code sets out customer promises simply The New Zealand Bankers Association (NZBA) has launched a new edition of the Code of Banking Practice aimed at giving all customers a good banking experience. It sets out clearly what you can … Read more »

Rio Tinto’s Tiwai Point triples annual earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Rio Tinto’s Pacific Aluminium (New Zealand) unit tripled annual earnings from its controlling stake in the aluminium smelter at Tiwai Point on stronger metal prices, although it anticipates higher transmission costs from … Read more »

Restaurant Brands 1Q sales rise 12%

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Restaurant Brands New Zealand lifted first-quarter sales 12 percent after the fast-food operator acquired a further 13 KFC stores in Australia. Read more »

Emerging Tech event focuses on people

Press Release – HINZ

People were the focus of the Emerging Tech in Health symposium held in Christchurch on 22 May. Read more »

Sealord confident in their sustainable management

Press Release – Sealord

Recent media reports have cast doubt over Sealord practices back in 2012 in relation to reporting of catch. Sealord can reassure the public that at no time, either back in 2012 or in the present, has Sealord engaged in deliberately under-reporting catch. Read more »

Ben & Jerry’s Unveils Flavours with Everything But the Cow

Press Release – Ben and Jerry’s

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ben & Jerrys Unveils Two New Flavours with Everything But the Cow Read more »

Councillors fail to hold Mayor to his promises

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Councillors who today passed the regional fuel tax failed should have instead held Phil Goff to his pre-election commitment to find 3-6% in savings in the Council budget, says the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance. Read more »

InternetNZ calls for additional reforms in Privacy Bill

Press Release – InternetNZ

InternetNZ submission calls for additional reforms in Privacy Bill InternetNZ has today released its submission to Parliament Justice Committee responding to a new Privacy Bill. The Government introduced the Privacy Bill in April this year to modernise … Read more »

Auckland’s poor hit hardest by new tax

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Aucklands poor hit hardest by new tax The poorest Aucklanders will be hurt the most by Phil Twyfords new fuel tax, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Auckland Council today voted in favour of a regional fuel tax. The Finance Minister doled out $40 … Read more »

Holidays Act rip-off

Press Release – Employsure

THOUSANDS, if not millions, of workers have been ripped-off with their annual leave entitlements because of a flawed process of calculating holiday payments according to Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

New ‘Clear the Air’ campaign launched

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

31 MAY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is marking World Smokefree Day by launching ‘Clear the Air’ – a campaign and website for sensible regulation and zero excise tax on alternative nicotine products. Read more »

Sharesies celebrates first year in business

Press Release – Sharesies

Online investment platform sees 15,410 customers sign up and $15.7m invested in 12 months Read more »

IkeGPS narrows annual loss through sales growth

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – IkeGPS, the unprofitable laser measurement tool maker, narrowed its annual loss after lifting sales 37 percent and cutting a fifth from its wage bill, and is optimistic positive cash flow generated in the fourth quarter will persist, … Read more »

NZ’s ‘solid’ economic growth seen continuing, OECD says

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s economic growth is set to continue to beat the average of the 35 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperative and Development, as activity shifts away from consumption and towards investment, … Read more »

Lender website review highlights issues consumers face

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today released the findings of its review of 215 selected lenders websites for compliance with disclosure rules. Read more »

Zeffer to launch 2nd capital raise to accelerate growth

Press Release – Zeffer Cider

New Zealands largest independent, dedicated cider producer, Zeffer Cider Co. has gone from strength to strength in the wake of a successful NZD$1.2million funding round last year – and is now seeking additional investment to capitalise on plans … Read more »

MYOB moves forward with acceleration plans

Press Release – MYOB

MYOB moves forward with acceleration plans Strategy to continue without acquisition of Reckons Accountant Group assets Read more »

Council agrees to Regional Fuel Tax for Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Council

On Thursday 31 May Auckland Council agreed to implement a Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) unlocking more than $4 billion of critical investment in Aucklands transport network. Read more »

Property Council New Zealand CEO Connal Townsend to retire

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

The property industry advocate will officially retire on 31 December 2018 after serving as Property Councils CEO for almost 15 years. Mr Townsend will return as a part time consultant, while providing a handover to the new Chief Executive. Read more »

Light Rail Beguiling But Wrong Answer

Press Release – Public Transport Users Association

The Governments recent announcements that they are to accelerate the procurement process for light rail to the airport and to the NorthWest including Kumeu, exaggerates the viability of the project says the Public Transport Users Association. Read more »

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