Fairfax Media appoints National Business Editor

Press Release – Fairfax

Read will be responsible for setting a bold business content and audience strategy, harnessing the power of Fairfax business journalists around the country to enhance existing products – and develop new ones. Read more »

Paymark confirms steady Christmas for retailers

Press Release – Paymark

Spending via the Paymark network for the first 22 days of December is up 4.6% on the same period last year with a total of $3.9 billion spent. Kiwis have spent an extra $170 million this year compared to last years $3.7 billion for the same … Read more »

NZ Online Retail Sales: Monthly update for November

Press Release – Bank of New Zealand

BNZ and Marketview have released their latest monthly report on New Zealands Online Retail Sales. New Zealands total online spending in November was up a moderate 5% on the same month last year. Read more »

Wine industry shows continuing increased profitability

Press Release – Deloitte

The turnaround in the New Zealand wine industry has continued in 2014 on the back of improved profitability across wineries of all sizes, according to the ninth annual financial benchmarking survey released today by Deloitte and New Zealand Winegrowers. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence dips on grimmer dairy forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence fell in the fourth quarter, particularly in rural and provincial areas as prospects for a low dairy payout take their toll despite falling petrol prices and lower mortgage rates. Read more »

NZ business confidence eases in December, still buoyant

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence slipped in December, while staying largely upbeat, as inflation remains tame in spite of a growing economy and exporters see improving times ahead. Read more »

Economy grows solidly in September year

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealands economy remains one of the fastest growing in the developed world, confirming that the Governments economic programme is taking New Zealand in the right direction, Finance Minister Bill English says. Read more »

Whanganui October Guest Night Increase Over National Average

Press Release – Wanganui District Council

October 2014 commercial accommodation statistics were released last week with percentage increases higher than the national average. This follows Whanganuis strong trend to date leading in to summer. Read more »

Rob Fyfe Joins Craggy Range Winery

Press Release – Craggy Range Winery

Craggy Range today announces that Icebreaker CEO Rob Fyfe is joining the award winning winery in a newly created position of strategic advisor reporting to the board and CEO Michael Wilding. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence rises from 14-month low

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence snapped three months of falls to climb from a 14-month low in December, as rising house prices and falling petrol costs boost post-election optimism as consumers head into the peak Christmas … Read more »

Profit for the Aotearoa Fisheries Group

Press Release – Aotearoa Fisheries

Aotearoa Fisheries Limited, one of New Zealands largest fishing companies, has reported a consolidated profit of $21.9 million for the year ended 30 September 2014. Read more »

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 »

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