Pokémon per person peaks in Dunedin

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealands Pokmon population is currently in excess of 446,000 a day, according to Statistics New Zealand. Around 6,200 Pokmon are active across the country at any given moment. Read more »

Nelson company DroneMate launches the ultimate farming drone

Press Release – Walters PR

Nelson company DroneMate is launching a ground-breaking new agricultural farming drone into the New Zealand market that features a multi-application sensor developed by US company Sentera. Read more »

New NZ Post delivery vehicles on the North Shore

Press Release – NZ Post

Residents on Aucklands North Shore will be among the first to see New Zealand Posts new electric delivery vehicles in operation as a national rollout of the vehicles gets underway. Read more »

Nielson Consumer confidence index Q2 2016

Press Release – Nielsen Media Research

AUCKLAND, 4 AUGUST 2016 In the latest Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions, New Zealand consumer confidence lessened in the second quarter at an index of 96, slightly below the optimism baseline score of 100. The score of … Read more »

Vodafone shakes up the youth market with Vodafone Mates

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone shakes up the youth market with Vodafone Mates offering a new twist in prepay Read more »

MediaWorks appoints oOh! Media’s Anderson as CEO

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Aug. 2 (BusinessDesk) – MediaWorks Investments has hired oOh! Media chairman Michael Anderson to lead the free-to-air broadcaster, replacing Mark Weldon who left the company in May citing the “personal cost” of the role being “too high”. Read more »

Spark New Zealand appoints David Chalmers as CFO

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark New Zealand announce today the appointment of David Chalmers as its new Chief Financial Officer. He will be a member of the Spark Leadership Team, reporting to Managing Director Simon Moutter. Read more »

Positive cashflow for dairy farmers ‘unlikely’ until 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 1 (BusinessDesk) – ANZ Bank New Zealand, the country’s bigger lender, has warned dairy farmers are unlikely to see positive cashflow for another 18 months. Read more »

IFC commits up to $200 million to IFC Emerging Asia Fund

Press Release – International Finance Corporation

IFC commits up to $200 million to IFC Emerging Asia Fund to invest across multiple sectors in Asia to boost growth and investment in the region Read more »

NZ business confidence dips in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence dropped in July, a movement ANZ New Zealand economists said was largely seasonal, as construction remained positive while residential investment intentions surged. Read more »

Deloitte South Island Index shows strong annual gain

Press Release – Deloitte

Deloitte South Island Index shows strong annual gain South Island listed companies collectively experience the largest increase for any 12-month period in the past two years The Deloitte South Island Index continues to set new highs, gaining an … Read more »

Jade puts innovation at the core of Kiwi businesses

Press Release – Jade Software

CHRISTCHURCH, 28 July 2016 – CORE Education , a world-class professional learning and development organisation, has adopted Jade Softwares innovative Thinkubator program to drive clever thinking and fuel a visible, sustainable culture of innovation. … Read more »

NZ farmers least pessimistic in 2 years

Article – BusinessDesk

July 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand farmer confidence improved to a two-year high heading into the new season, though sentiment remains negative. Read more »

First investor confidence rating released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Bill English Minister of Finance 26 July 2016 Media Statement First investor confidence rating released The first release of the Investor Confidence Rating (ICR) has given government agencies a mid to high level rating for investment management … Read more »

NFPs’ funding concerns increase: report

Press Release – Grant Thornton

NFPs funding concerns increase: report 26 July 2016 The Not for Profit sector in New Zealand and Australia is now more concerned than ever about funding their operations, according to the latest Grant Thornton Not for Profit sector report. … Read more »

Local Government in Need of Fresh Ideas

Press Release – BusinessNZ

Local Government Business Forum has called the New Zealand Initiatives latest report a breath of “fresh ideas” in the often stale debate about what is the right size for local authorities. Read more »

Break out of the World of Sameness or Struggle

Press Release – Customer Experience Management New Zealand

Businesses without a Customer Focus Will Struggle. Those who think that slashing prices will ensure they survive the economic rigours of the next two years should think again. Read more »

Constellation Brands Elects Frederic Cumenal of Tiffany & Co

Press Release – Constellation Brands

VICTOR, N.Y., July 22, 2016 Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that its board of directors increased the size of the board from 10 to 11 members. In addition, the board elected Frederic … Read more »

The Jeep Grand Cherokee named ideal SUV

Press Release – Ateco Automotive NZ Ltd

For the sixth consecutive year, Jeep Grand Cherokee wins AutoPacifics Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) for the Mid-Size SUV segment Read more »

Acclaimed Designer Duo Joins Mercedes-Benz Fashion Elite

Press Release – Mercedes-Benz

Auckland Mercedes-Benz New Zealand is excited to announce that it will enter into its third year as an Elite Partner of New Zealand Fashion Week, and will recognise Harman Grubia as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Presents designer. Read more »

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