Wrightson full-year profit rises 20% on lower tax bill

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) – PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by New York Stock Exchange-listed Agria Corp, posted a 20 percent gain in full-year profit, largely by paying less tax, while sales fell in a result it said showed it was able … Read more »

NZ dollar gains as commodities rally

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 9 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar joined other commodity-linked currencies in rising on speculation oil producers will limit global supply. Read more »

Steven Joyce Interviewed by Corin Dann

Column – TVNZ

GREG Auckland construction companies are desperately looking for workers as the city enters the biggest building boom in its history. There are thousands of jobs going, just not enough trained people to fill them. Political editor Corin Dann spoke … Read more »

T&G Global first-half profit jumped 89%

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) – T&G Global, the fruit marketer controlled by Germany’s BayWa, posted an 89 percent gain in first-half profit driven by sales from new and existing businesses, and a one-time gain from the sale of its crate hire unit. Read more »

Dairy Price “Rebound” Welcome But Long Row to Hoe

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 4 AUGUST 2016 Dairy Price Rebound Welcome But Long Row to Hoe While the first major lift in Whole Milk Powder for the 2016/17 season is welcome, New Zealand First … Read more »

National Maintenance Engineering Conference Announcement

Press Release – Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand

The 2016 SKF National Maintenance Engineering Conference is set to become the Mecca for young engineers with the announcement today of a major conference participation package for apprentices and engineering students. Read more »

Pyrios launches cloud contact centre service

Press Release – Pyrios

Auckland, 4 August 2016 Trans-Tasman communications technology specialist Pyrios (formerly known as Agile) has inked a deal with Interactive Intelligence to bring cloud contact centre services to the New Zealand and Australian markets. Read more »

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 »

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