NZ employment confidence falls to three-year low

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand employment confidence turned pessimistic in the third quarter, falling to a three-year low, with fewer workers expecting a pay rise in a labour market where more people are looking for a job. Read more »

EO’s 2015 Global Entrepreneur Indicator

Press Release – Intelligent Ink

The results of the Entrepreneurs Organizations Global Entrepreneur Indicator survey have been released, and findings show that Auckland entrepreneurs have outperformed global results in many fields. Read more »

New research reveals money doesn’t always buy happiness

Press Release – Haystac

New research released today shows that financial literacy may be a more accurate contributor to wellbeing rather than income level. Read more »

Gisborne – the economic gloom capital

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Almost one in five people in Gisborne are on some sort of benefit, the highest rate in the country, says Labours Economic Development spokesperson David Clark. Read more »

Commission releases consumer issues report

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission have today released a report which identifies current issues and emerging risks that have the potential to affect markets or consumers. Read more »

Minister welcomes report on consumer issues

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A report by the Commerce Commission provides a useful snapshot of issues affecting consumers and competition levels in 2014, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith says. I welcome this report by the Commerce Commission, Mr Goldsmith … Read more »

Silver lining in confidence level drop

Press Release – Colliers

Results of Colliers Internationals latest Commercial Property Investor Confidence Survey for the September 2015 quarter: Read more »

Jade Software Completes Cloud CRM Transformation Project

Press Release – Jade Software

Jade Software has announced that it has completed a CRM transformation project at Pacific Islands Trade & Invest (PT&I), the regions leading export facilitation, investment and tourism promotion agency. PT&I is an arm of the Pacific Island Forum … Read more »

Rural areas feeling agricultural sector slowdown

Press Release – MYOB

Businesses in New Zealands rural areas are already feeling the effects of a significant slowdown for the agricultural sector, according the latest MYOB Business Monitor survey of over 1000 businesses nationwide, which includes over 200 rural SMEs. Read more »

LINZ data driving business success

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Online data provided free of charge by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is proving critical to the success of businesses across New Zealand, Land Information Minister Louise Upston says. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence snaps four months of declines in Sept

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand households were a little perkier in September, ending a four-month slide, as the pessimism over the nation’s economic outlook eased. Read more »

SkyCity get Auckland Council resource consent for convention

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) – SkyCity Entertainment Group, New Zealand’s only listed casino company, said it has gained resource consent approval for the convention centre. Read more »

SkyCity get Auckland Council resource consent for convention

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) – SkyCity Entertainment Group, New Zealand’s only listed casino company, said it has gained resource consent approval for the convention centre. Read more »

Target fail: Exports to GDP lowest since 1997

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National has fallen even further behind its target of exports being 40 per cent of GDP, with the rate now the lowest since Jim Bolger was Prime Minister, Labours Economic Development spokesperson David Clark says. National is not only failing … Read more »

Little change in skilled job vacancies in August

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Job vacancies in both professional and manager occupations fell 0.6 per cent in August, while the number of technician and trade worker vacancies increased by 2.1 per cent. Of the 10 regions, seven experienced an increase in skilled vacancies. The Bay of … Read more »

McKay to acquire Cervina

Press Release – McKay

Today McKay Group and Cervina Marine announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which McKay Group will acquire Cervina Marine, the second acquisition for McKay in 2015. The acquisition will become effective on 1 October 2015. Read more »

Esplanade Scenic Railway on track to nationals

Press Release – TrustPower

The volunteers behind the Esplanade Scenic Railway scooped the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards last night. Read more »

New homes in Miramar, Wellington

Press Release – Accessible Properties

New Zealands largest non-government community housing provider, Accessible Properties, will open its newest homes aimed at providing top quality housing for low income tenants with social support needs on Tuesday. Read more »

Silver Fern Farms Board Unanimously Recommends Partnership

Press Release – Silver Fern Farms

The Board of Silver Fern Farms announced today that it will recommend unanimously to its shareholders that a partnership is formed with Chinas leading meat processor Shanghai Maling, a listed company based in Shanghai, owned 38% by Bright Food Group. Read more »

Roles review part of a cost savings project Westland says

Press Release – Westland Milk Products

Westland Milk Products confirmed today that it is conducting a review of staff roles throughout the company. The review is part of an overall programme to gain efficiencies and reduce costs to help preserve the best possible return to shareholders during … Read more »

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