Increase in business R&D spend welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed Statistics New Zealand data released today that shows businesses in New Zealand continue to invest more in research and development to fuel their growth. Read more »

Media agency director found guilty of fraud

Press Release – Serious Fraud Office

Glenda Mary Wynyard (49) has been found guilty in the Auckland District Court today of eleven out of thirteen Crimes Act charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Read more »

New Zealand Business at Risk From Bribery and Corruption

Press Release – Transparency International

Deloitte’s 2015 Bribery and Corruption survey is a wake up call for NZ businesses operating here and overseas as they are at risk of being caught up with bribery and corruption scandals. Read more »

Zoo Auckland appointed by Southern Cross Health

Press Release – Zoo group

Zoo Auckland positioned to work with Southern Cross on special projects in the digital space. Read more »

Hallenstein lifts profit 40% as it claws back market share

Article – BusinessDesk

March 27 (BusinessDesk) – Hallenstein Glasson, the fast-fashion clothing chain, lifted first-half profit 40 percent, beating its guidance, as it clawed back market share in a competitive retail environment. Read more »

Kordia steps up offerings for ME market

Press Release – Kordia

Today (March 27) Kordia NZ announces a new partnership with Vadacom to deliver a cloud-based PBX solution with lines and calling bundled together in one bill. Read more »

Commerce Commission draft determination on scouring merger

Press Release – Cavalier Corporation

The Commerce Commission yesterday issued its draft determination, approving the merger of the scouring assets of 50%-owned Cavalier Wool Holdings Ltd (CWH) and New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd (NZWSI). Read more »

Govt must be more transparent on investor state clauses

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must be more transparent around the draft investor state dispute settlements in the TPPA, says David Parker, Labours Export Growth and Trade spokesperson. Read more »

Draft determination on wool scouring assets application

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has reached a preliminary view that it should allow Cavalier Wool Holdings to acquire 100 per cent of New Zealand Wool Services International’s wool scouring business and assets. Read more »

Update: Hotchin settles with Perpetual before appeal

Article – BusinessDesk

March 26 (BusinessDesk) – Mark Hotchin, principal of failed finance company Hanover, has reached a confidential settlement with one of Hanover’s trustees, Perpetual Trust, leaving only Guardian Trust as a party to his Supreme Court bid to have the trustees … Read more »

NZ Online Retail Sales: Monthly update & Q&A with Might Ape

Press Release – Bank of New Zealand

Key figures for February online retail sales Total online retail spending was up 9% on February last year a solid result, nearly back to double-digits. Online purchases at domestic merchants in February were up 6% on the spending levels … Read more »

SeaDragon signs new agreements for shark liver oil

Article – BusinessDesk

March 26 (BusinessDesk) – SeaDragon, which manufactures fish oil for health supplements, has terminated a contract with a charter vessel that supplied deep-sea shark liver oil and signed two new supply agreements, highlighting the challenge of ensuring … Read more »

How Apparel by Design use Unleashed for inventory management

Press Release – Unleashed Software

As is the case with most of the businesses weve spoken to, there is an interesting story for how Apparel by Design came about. Rik Dalton, Apparel by Designs founder and owner, was racing in a professional cycling event, when he was involved in an … Read more »

New Deloitte consulting partner brings expertise

Press Release – Deloitte

Deloitte has announced the appointment of Keith Robbins as a new Wellington-based consulting partner effective from 1 April, bringing the total number of equity partners in the New Zealand firm to 105. Read more »

Chamber welcomes changes at the top

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

The Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce welcomes changes at the top, with its new Chief Executive starting work and a new President and Vice-President being elected at the recently held AGM. John Milford, formerly the President, has taken … Read more »

Greater competition expected in the electricity market

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The Electricity Authority has implemented a new pro-competition initiative that will improve settlement and prudential security in the electricity market by making it significantly easier for new electricity retailers to enter the market and for … Read more »

Commission closes investigation into Wilson Parking

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is taking no further action in its investigation into Wilson Parking New Zealand Limiteds acquisition of rival Tournament Parking Limiteds parking assets. Read more »

Hazelwood Design and Copy Centre are your copy specialists

Press Release – Media PA

Hamilton based Hazelwood Design and Copy Centre are your copy specialists Since she took over the ownership of the business on 8th Aug 2008, Sharon Voschezang, owner and photographer of Hazelwood Design and Copy Centre, has put huge focus on customer … Read more »

Auckland Airport welcomes Air NZ and Air China alliance

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Air New Zealand and Air China have announced further details of their proposed alliance on services between China and New Zealand. Read more »

Ross Asset liquidators in first test case to claw back funds

Article – BusinessDesk

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Liquidators of the Ross Asset Management group of companies, found to be a ponzi scheme, are looking to claw back $954,000 one investor withdrew before the scheme collapsed, in the first of three test cases. Read more »

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