Productivity Commission Urban Planning Report

Press Release – New Zealand Planning Institute

Media Statement re Productivity Commission Better Urban Planning Report: Embargoed 5:00am August 19 2016 Read more »

‘Spark Pay’ raises prospects for front-line roles

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark Pay raises prospects for front-line roles Spark has made a commitment to a higher wage economy by introducing a benchmark that ensures all staff are paid a fair, competitive salary above minimum pay levels. The companys new Spark … Read more »

Goodfellows’ Amalgamated Dairies sells down Sanford stake

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Amalgamated Dairies, the investment vehicle for the Goodfellow family, has sold down its stake in fishing company Sanford at a 2.3 percent discount to where they trading at the time. Read more »

NZ among the few nations yet to hit limits

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 11 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand still has room to move on monetary policy unlike many central banks that have already pulled their policy levers to the limits of their effective range, governor Graeme Wheeler says. Read more »

Customer focus delivers solid annual result for ASB

Press Release – ASB Bank

Customer focus delivers solid annual result for ASB ASB today reported statutory net profit after taxation (NPAT) of $913 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2016. This represents a 6% increase on the prior financial year. Cash NPAT was … Read more »

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 »

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