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Health Care Spending Revives In June

Press Release – Stats NZ

Monthly card spending on medical and other health care services reached a record high in June 2020, Stats NZ said today. In actual terms, spending on medical and other health care services was $261 million in June 2020, up 20 percent ($43 million) … Read more »

Court Of Appeal Issues Ruling In Case Regarding Harmoney’s Lending Model

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Court of Appeal has largely dismissed peer to peer lender Harmoneys appeal against a High Court opinion on a question of law, and upheld the Commerce Commissions cross appeal. Harmoney Limited was appealing the High Courts May 2018 findings … Read more »

Centuria Secures Two-thirds Of Augusta Shares: Declares Offer Unconditional For Full Takeover

Press Release – Centuria

Centuria Secures Two-thirds of Augusta Shares: Declares Offer Unconditional for Full Takeover Centuria Capital has declared its takeover offer of Augusta Capital unconditional having secured 65.86% of the New Zealand property companys shares … Read more »

WasteMINZ Welcomes New Environmental Claims Guidelines From The Commerce Commission

Press Release – WasteMINZ

WasteMINZ welcomes the updated guidance released by the Commerce Commission yesterday on making environmental claims on products and packaging. The guidance, which was last updated in 2008, now includes advice on making claims about material composition … Read more »

High Cost Lender Pretty Penny Quits NZ, Writes Off Loans In Commerce Commission Settlement

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Australian high-cost short-term lender Quadsaa Pty Limited (trading as Pretty Penny and PPL) has undertaken to write off all outstanding loan balances in a settlement agreement with the Commerce Commission. After indicating that Pretty Penny is no … Read more »

SecOps NZ Acquires Risk Management Specialist Prima Solutions

Press Release – SecOps

Acquisition boosts SecOps NZs information security risk and assurance management practice. SecOps NZ, a leading provider of consulting and managed security services has acquired Wellington-based Prima Solutions, a specialist in Information Security … Read more »

Commerce Commission Releases Guidelines On Environmental Claims

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has released guidelines to help traders understand their obligations when making environmental claims, including how to avoid breaching the Fair Trading Act. The Commission recognises that consumers are increasingly considering … Read more »

Scott Technology Trading Update; Rising To The COVID Challenge

Press Release – Scott Technology

Automation and robotics solutions provider, Scott Technology Limited (NZX: SCT), is pleased to advise that the company is continuing to recover post-lockdown and in the new COVID-operating environment, with a number of projects coming back onstream … Read more »

Vodafone NZ Responds To Business Needs For More Cost Effective, Flexible Working Solutions

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone New Zealand (NZ), one of the countrys leading digital services and connectivity companies, today launches Vodafone Connect, a contact centre solution that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new cloud-based solution is designed to support organisations … Read more »

IDC MarketScape Names Unisys As A “Major Player” In The Era Of Multiplied Innovation

Press Release – Unisys

IDC MarketScape Names Unisys as a Major Player for Asia Pacific (ex. Japan) Workplace Services in the Era of Multiplied Innovation Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that the company has been positioned as a Major Player … Read more »

Cows From Top Herd In Demand By Farmers Across New Zealand

Press Release – NZ Farmers Livestock

A large contingent of farmers turned out for the sale of one of the country’s top dairy herds at Matamata on 30 June A new innovative online bidding platform generated record demand at a dairy clearing sale in Matamata at the end of June. The sale of … Read more »

June 2020 New Vehicles Sales Still Weak

Press Release – Motor Industry Association

Motor Industry Association Chief Executive David Crawford says that June 2020 registrations came in at 17.5% under June 2019 with 11,514 vehicles registered, down 2,438 units on the same month this time last year. Year to date the market is down 29.1% in … Read more »

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