Earnscleugh Orchard – Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

An industry leading Central Otago orchard with a long term sustainability focus has won the Supreme title in the 2014 Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Wayne McIntosh, manager of Earnscleugh-based McIntosh Orchard Ltd, received the Supreme award at … Read more »

More “under new management” signs in NZ over next two years

Press Release – Grant Thornton

More businesses in New Zealand than any other country in the world, apart from Finland, are anticipating a change of ownership in the next two years. The latest Grant Thornton International Business Report, which surveys 12,500 business leaders in 45 economies, … Read more »

Auckland Airport welcomes Auckland to Perth direct flights

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement by Qantas that it will continue and also increase its seasonal service between Auckland and Perth. The seasonal service will operate from 5 December 2014 to 26 April 2015 and follows on from the success … Read more »

Hamilton housing market paradox: price not following volume

Press Release – Lodge Real Estate

Lodge Real Estates managing director, Jeremy ORourke, said the Hamilton residential real estate market can be characterised by one word: paradoxical. In the real estate market, a common adage is that price follows volume. What this means … Read more »

Is Judith Collins unapologising?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Judith Collins appears to have retracted her apology for failing to disclose her meeting with her husbands fellow company directors and a senior Chinese border control official just weeks after being ticked off by John Key for not doing so, … Read more »

Growing value on Hotel Industry Conference agenda

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

Delegates at the 2014 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference will find out how the tourism industrys new Tourism 2025 growth framework can help grow their business and how they can play their part. Read more »

Establishing Te Puke region as a film production location

Press Release – Te Puke Economic Development Group

The Te Puke Economic Development Group, today announced details of an ambitious initiative to establish the Te Puke region as the preferred production location for New Zealand film. Read more »

Interesting trends emerge in the credit demand cycle

Press Release – Veda Limited

New Zealands leading credit bureau, Veda, has reported some interesting movements in the credit demand cycle for the first quarter of 2014. Personal loans are up 12.5% on the same quarter in 2013. Hire Purchase applications have risen by 4.3% for the … Read more »

New ANZ Bethlehem in prime location for customers

Press Release – ANZ Bank

ANZ today celebrated the opening of its brand new branch at 19 Bethlehem Road, the eighth ANZ branch in Tauranga city. The branch was declared open by Tauranga Deputy Mayor Kelvin Clout at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning. Read more »

Property development financiers reach aggressive targets

Press Release – New Zealand Mortgages and Securities

In their first full financial year, NZMS, New Zealands fastest-growing property financier, has achieved its number one goal. The team set out to lend $100 million in their first year. With $96.7 million of approved limits at the end of March, they … Read more »

Kiwi businesses confirm growth predictions

Press Release – Entrepreneurs Organisation New Zealand

Predictions six months ago of big things for the New Zealand economy have been borne out by business results according to an international survey of entrepreneurs. Read more »

Diverse Farming Business – Southland Farm Environment Awards

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Kaiwera farmers Andrew and Heather Tripp, Nithdale Station Ltd, have won the Supreme title in the Southland Ballance Farm Awards for the second time. The Tripps were announced Supreme winners of the 2014 Southland Ballance Farm Awards (BFEA) at a … Read more »

All-new Kia Pro_cee’d GT Turbo – Reboot Your Thinking

Press Release – Kia Motors

Kias first hot hatch has arrived in New Zealand. Built in Europe and showcasing the latest turbocharged technology, crisp handling and cool styling, the all-new Pro_ceed GT Turbo is Kias most overtly sporting model to date. Read more »

Xero adds new Australian Director

Press Release – Xero

Xero Limited (XRO) announces that it has further strengthened its Board of Directors with the appointment of Sydney based Lee Hatton as an independent non-executive director, effective today. Read more »

Direct-to-Scour (D2S) ‘growing at a rate of knots’

Press Release – Wools of New Zealand

Wool growers have rallied behind Wools of New Zealand’s Direct-to-Scour (D2S) spot market sales option. Launched in October last year, volumes under D2S are doubling month on month and have now reached around 350,000 kgs, with annualised volumes expected … Read more »

NZI and Sustainable Business Network continue partnership

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network

NZI and the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) have announced another three-year partnership which will see SBN continue to help business benefit from making New Zealand a model sustainable nation. Read more »

Rental relocation service announces new $450k investment

Press Release – TransferCar

Transfercar, the free rental car company, has announced a new round of investment from entrepreneur Dennis Round. The NZ$450,000 funds are combination of private equity and loan. Read more »

Another record month for Ports of Auckland

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

Container numbers continue their relentless growth, with a new record high at Ports of Auckland in March. The port handled 54,427 containers (79,492 TEU), 10,305 (16,771 TEU) more than the same month in 2013. Read more »

TripAdvisor affirms Rotorua as a premiere NZ destination

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

Rotorua has been named as one of the top spots to visit in New Zealand by the worlds largest travel website Trip Advisor. Yesterday the TripAdvisor revealed the winners of its 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards, voting Rotorua as the second choice in the … Read more »

Deloitte report a vote of confidence in NZ’s tax system

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Todd McClay has described Deloittes 2014 Asia Pacific Tax Complexity Survey Report as a vote of confidence in New Zealands tax system. It has been the focus of this Government to continually refine the tax system, and ensure … Read more »

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