High-strength beers up in 2017

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders had more high-strength beer available to consume in 2017, Stats NZ said today. The volume of highest-strength beer (above 5 percent alcohol content) rose 34 percent in 2017. Read more »

Shift to digital creates revenue rewards

Press Release – Deloitte

26 February 2018: A new Deloitte Access Economics report for Sitecore, the global leader in experience management software, brings fresh evidence on commerce trends in Asia-Pacific. The Asia-Pacific commerce report quantifies the benefits of digital … Read more »

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Restructure Completed

Press Release – Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

Monday 26 February 2018 Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Restructure Completed Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce President Neville Hyde, has today announced the Lower Hutt based Chamber of Commerce has completed its restructure. Read more »

CBL Corporation enters Voluntary Administration

Press Release – KordaMentha

KordaMentha New Zealand partners Brendon Gibson and Neale Jackson were appointed Voluntary Administrators by the Board of CBL Corporation Ltd (and certain of its subsidiaries) on 23 February 2018. Read more »

Sizeable Differences in Credit Card Foreign fees revealed

Press Release – MoneyHub

Fees charged by banks on everyday overseas credit and debit card purchases range from 1.85% to 2.8%, with Kiwibank offering the best deal and SBS Bank charging customers the most. Read more »

Future focus on Upper North Island logistics

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The future of the upper North Island ports, including whether Ports of Auckland should be relocated, will be considered as part of a wider transport and logistics strategy, Associate Minister of Transport Shane Jones has today announced. Cabinet has approved … Read more »

Provincial Growth Fund open for business

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister for Regional Economic Development 23 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT The new $1 billion per annum Provincial Growth Fund has been officially launched in Gisborne today by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones. … Read more »

Chief Executive Officer appointment

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

Barfoot & Thompson is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Dobbie to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Chris stepped into the role officially on Monday 19 February. First joining the company 24 years ago, Chris was previously the Chief … Read more »

Port of Tauranga Hub Port Role Intensifies

Press Release – Port of Tauranga Limited

Port of Tauranga continues to grow as an international hub port, resulting in increased trade volumes and profits for the first half of the 2018 financial year. Read more »

Wonderful energy ‘skills’ for customers with Amazon Alexa

Press Release – Mercury Energy

Mercury has become New Zealands first energy company to commit to bringing Amazon Alexa to consumers. Read more »

Business Professionals Encouraged To Fly From Kāpiti

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Kpiti, Friday 23 February 2018 – Kpiti and Porirua local business professionals are being invited to get behind the daily flight service from Paraparaumu to Auckland and support the Open Day at Kapiti Coast Airport. Read more »

InsuredHQ selected to pitch Global Insurtech Roadshow

Press Release – InsuredHQ

New Zealand insurtech startup, InsuredHQ , has been chosen to pitch at the Global InsurTech Roadshow . It is one of only 25 international early-stage startups to be selected. The Goethe InsurTech Award will go to the best pitch on the day but … Read more »

Time To Shine For Wellington Businesses

Press Release – Wellington Gold Awards

Entries are now open for the 20th Wellington Gold Awards The Wellington Gold Awards in association with The Dominion Post will be celebrating Wellington businesses and their people for the 20th time in 2018. Read more »

FMA opens applications for personalised digital advice

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

The FMA is now open for applications from providers seeking to offer personalised financial advice to consumers through digital tools and platforms (so-called robo-advice). Digital advice is automated financial advice generated by computer program using … Read more »

Tourism spending data for January 2018 released

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the year ending January 2018. MBIEs manager of Sector Trends Mark … Read more »

NZ Food Safety Company Reducing Foodborne Illness in the U.S

Press Release – Eagle Protect

A New Zealand company servicing local industries for 11 years is making inroads into the massive U.S. market for the supply of food safety disposable gloves and clothing. There are over 3,000 reported deaths and 48 million reported illnesses in the U.S. … Read more »

New Zealand #1 least corrupt public sector in the world

Press Release – Transparency International NZ

New Zealand’s public sector is ranked the least corrupt in the world, according to Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released globally today. Read more »

Scott Technology agrees to buy Alvey Group

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Scott Technology has agreed to buy European industrial automation specialist Alvey Group for 12.1 million euro, speeding up its expansion drive and access to international markets. Read more »

Supplements producer warned over “Pharmacy Strength” claims

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to Endeavour Consumer Health Limited (Endeavour) over its use of the term Pharmacy Strength in marketing its Red Seal Pharmacy Strength range of nutritional supplements. Read more »

Meccano menswear chain enters Voluntary Administration

Press Release – KordaMentha

KordaMentha partners, Grant Graham and Neale Jackson, have been appointed Voluntary Administrators by the Board of menswear clothing retailer, Meccano 2016 Limited, trading as Meccano. Read more »

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