Target Group strengthens presence with two key appointments

Press Release – Target Group

Target Group strengthens presence with two key appointments As a result of continued growth, Target Group, the financial services outsourcing and software provider, today announces the appointments of Gurraj Bhachu and Thais Bottierito further strengthen … Read more »

Rakon takes cornerstone stake in start-up

Press Release – BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) – French company Sigfox will roll out its low powered wide area network technology in New Zealand and Australia through Australian start-up Thinxtra, in which listed Kiwi high tech component manufacturer Rakon has become … Read more »

Vista buys 50% stake in UK film marketing firm Powster

Press Release – BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) – Vista Group International, the cinema software and analytics firm, has bought a 50 percent stake in UK-based movie marketing company Powster for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

IkeGPS says 2016 sales near bottom of guidance

Press Release – BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) – IkeGPS says annual sales were at the bottom end of its lowered guidance with $2.2 million of orders received in the final month of its current financial year to be booked in the 2017 financial year. Read more »

Hawaiki Cable Contract for Cable System Has Come into Force

Press Release – Hawaiki Cable

Confirmation Heralds New Era for New Zealand connectivity. The new trans-Pacific cable system will be the fastest link between Australia and the US Read more »

Farmers don’t support MIE remits

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Farmers have chosen not to support two Meat Industry Excellence (MIE) Farmer Remits debated at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Annual Meeting held at Waitangi, Northland, last week. Read more »

Roads of National Significance Impact on Horowhenua District

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

The Wellington Northern Corridor (WNC), a Roads of National Significance (RoNS) project, is set to be an economic catalyst for the Horowhenua District. NZIER analysis shows the new infrastructure will present long term gains for Horowhenua from employment … Read more »

Guthrey Holdings Purchases Relaxing Journeys

Press Release – Guthreys Holdings

Guthrey Holdings Ltd, the Christchurch based parent company of ANZCRO, Ski Express, Kirra Holidays, and the I-Site Queenstown have announced the companys latest acquisition, the purchase of online New Zealand holiday company Relaxing Journeys. Read more »

UBI as a Reconceptualisation of Income Tax

Article – Keith Rankin

I am worried that too much of the recent talk around the introduction of a universal basic income has been unhelpful. The concept defined in 1991 is still not understood by the politicians and journalists who represent the public’s main source … Read more »

Fonterra’s big profit small consolation

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Fonterras profit announcement will be small consolation for dairy farmers facing an extended period of low milk returns, says Labours Primary Industry spokesperson Damien OConnor. Read more »

Rent increases powering way ahead of inflation

Press Release – Trade Me Property

Following the annual New Year rent adjustment, New Zealands median weekly rent fell $5 in February to $430 according to the latest figures in the Trade Me Property Rental Index. Read more »

Not another effing PR firm

Press Release – Draper Cormack Group

Not another effing PR firm Lou Draper and David Cormack have joined forces to create the Draper Cormack Group. Not just another PR firm but an awesome fusion of corporate reputation management and making amazing content for organisations’ and personal … Read more »

NZ consumer optimism slips on gloomier view of economy

Article – BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence dipped in the first three months of the year as Kiwis became gloomier about the economic outlook, even as they remained reasonably happy about the state of their own finances. Read more »

Time for tourism infrastructure fund

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association New Zealand

A central government fund is needed to support communities around the country to respond to tourism opportunities, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says. Read more »

Central Plateau Winners Enjoy Dairy Awards Experience

Press Release – New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

All three major winners in the 2016 Central Plateau Dairy Industry Awards have entered the awards previously, enjoying the experience and gaining from the ability to make personal and business improvements. Read more »

From Mentoring To Match Making

Press Release – My Business Mentor

In a novel twist Christchurch business mentors Terry Fullerton and Mike Button have come up with a plan to take a very different approach to mentoring by setting up the company My Business Mentor Limited with a range of mentors with specialist skills … Read more »

Moratorium call shortsighted

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The recent call for a moratorium on investment from one major industry sector against another is a disappointing signal of the potentially divisive nature of our economy, Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne said today. Read more »

Waitaki District shows significant improvements

Press Release – Tourism Waitaki

Guest nights in the Waitaki District increased by 8.9 percent for the month of January 2016. Total guest nights for the month of January 2015 were 68,031 compared with 74,348 for the month of January 2016. Read more »

Local Business Owners Setting Goals for Growth

Press Release – GrowthCLUB

GrowthCLUB 90 Day Planning Workshops have been part of Wellingtons business education fabric since 2004. In this time 100s of local Business Owners have attended these quarterly workshops, learning from special guests, networking with like-minded business … Read more »

Trust, Transparency and the Facts

Speech – The Treasury

Speech delivered at IPANZ in Auckland by the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 14 March 2016. Read more »

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