Credit Union South T/A NZCU South rating raised to ‘BB’

Press Release – NZCU South

Ratings agency Standard & Poors (S&P) has raised NZCU Souths long-term issuer credit rating to BB up from BB-. The outlook has been revised from developing to negative. Read more »

Public service trust and satisfaction continues to rise

Press Release – New Zealand Government

State Services Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed the latest Kiwis Count survey results, showing the levels of trust and satisfaction New Zealanders have in the frontline public services they use continues to increase. Read more »

Retail card spending falls slightly in November

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards decreased by a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in November 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This slight fall followed a 1.0 percent increase in October 2014. Read more »

Theta acquires Indigo, positioned as top NZ BI consultancy

Press Release – Theta

Technology consultancy Theta last month completed its acquisition of Auckland-based business intelligence firm Indigo. Thetas business intelligence team grows to more than 50 specialist consultants in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as a … Read more »

Slow start to Christmas spending

Press Release – Paymark

Spending during the first seven days of December has been slow for some retailers in New Zealand with spending through the Paymark network showing that although spending has increased by 4.9%, it is well below last years growth rate of 8.6% for the … Read more »

Mitsubishi owners enjoy NZ’s best customer care

Press Release – Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi owners enjoy some of the best aftersales service in New Zealand a claim underlined by the auto manufacturers Customer Care Centre being awarded its 13th industry accolade in just four years. Read more »

Rangatira: Steady Operating Performance in First Half Year

Press Release – Rangatira

Wellington investment company Rangatira today announced its interim result for the six months to 30 September 2014. Profit after tax for the period was $3.9 million, compared with $30.8 million for the corresponding period last year. Read more »

Hotel DeBrett – Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Award

Press Release – Hotel DeBrett

Cond Nast Traveler has announced the results of its 27th annual Readers Choice Awards with Hotel DeBrett, Auckland recognized as #2 in the Best Hotel, Australia/New Zealand, after the Park Hyatt Sydney, with a score of 86.429, making it the best … Read more »

Export growth falls, but still positive

Press Release – Manufacturers and Exporters Association

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during November 2014, shows total sales in October 2014 decreased 4.61% (year on year export sales increased by 1.11% with domestic … Read more »

Entries open for 2015 NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Press Release – NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Entries are now open for the 2015 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. The Hi-Tech Awards recognise the achievers of the NZ Hi-Tech industry right from start-up and emerging through to the coveted company of the year which was won in 2014 by Orion Health. Read more »

Surging optimism among sheep and beef farmers

Press Release – Rabobank

A surge in optimism among sheep and beef farmers has seen New Zealand rural confidence stage a slight rally in the past quarter. The latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey shows that while national rural confidence is still at low levels overall, a strong … Read more »

Konica Minolta Wins Three 2015 BLI PRO Awards

Press Release – Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta has won three BLI (Buyers Laboratory LLC) 2015 BLI PRO Awards, marking the third consecutive year in which Konica Minolta has received awards from BLI, the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to … Read more »

Trust and confidence in Police remains high

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Trust and Confidence levels in New Zealand Police remain high and stable. Acting Deputy Commissioner Grant Nicholls says the results from the latest citizens satisfaction survey are pleasing with trust and confidence stable at 78 percent, and increased … Read more »

TVNZ OnDemand wins big at the Netguide Web Awards

Press Release – TVNZ

TVNZ OnDemand took out two major awards at last nights ESET Netguide Web Awards. The channel was crowned Best Entertainment site for the second year running, as well as Best Site for Families, proving TVNZ OnDemand is very much the peoples choice, … Read more »

Hamilton is a Destination on the Rise

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton has been named in the top 10 South Pacific destinations on the rise by the worlds largest travel website, TripAdvisor. The city came in at number 10 on the TripAdvisor list of Travellers Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise and … Read more »

JP Dufour Scholarship Winner

Press Release – Emerson’s

Otago University student Bridget Gould is the recipient of the inaugural Emersons Brewery JP Dufour Scholarship. Bridget will undertake research into the impact of yeast and hops interaction on beer flavour. Read more »

UDC Finance increases profit by 20 per cent

Press Release – UDC Finance

UDC Finances net profit after tax rose to $51.5 million for the year ended 30 September 2014, an increase of 20 per cent on the previous financial year. The result reflects continued strong growth in lending and revenue and a significant improvement … Read more »

Holiday park confidence reaches record high

Press Release – Holiday Accommodation Parks Association

Holiday park owners confidence has reached a record high as the sector emerges from a winter of growth and looks forward to a busy peak season. Member confidence right now is at its strongest ever and looking positive going into summer, Holiday … Read more »

Air NZ Named 2015 Airline of the Year by AirlineRatings.com

Press Release – AirlineRatings.com

AirlineRatings.com the world’s only safety and product rating website has announced the selection of Air New Zealand as its Airline of the Year for 2015. www.AirlineRatings.com celebrates and promotes safety and excellence in the airline industry and the pinnacle … Read more »

Nikko Asset Management Tops NZ$4bn in AUM

Press Release – Nikko Asset Management

New Zealand investors appetite for multi-strategy funds, as well as those focused on global bonds and cash, has driven assets under management (AUM) of Nikko Asset Management New Zealand to exceed NZ$4 billion for the first time, the company announced … Read more »

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