Invercargill Processing Plant sold to Chinese Interests

Press Release – Blue River Dairy

New Zealands leading sheep milk powder producer, Blue River Dairy, has sold its Nith Street, Invercargill processing plant to Blueriver (HK) Nutrition Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as Blueriver Nutrition HK) for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

Equitise launches with mobile-media crowd-investment

Press Release – Equitise

New equity-crowdfunding service, , launches today by offering New Zealanders the chance to buy shares online in Tourism Radio NZ. Thriving in the twin, high-growth markets of mobile media technology and inbound tourism, Tourism Radio … Read more »

Abano Settles sale of orthotics business

Press Release – Abano Healthcare Group Limited

Abano Healthcare Group (NZX: ABA) has today confirmed settlement of the sale of its orthotics business, the Orthotic Centre, to private investors, as announced on 25 November 2014. This was the last remaining business in Abanos Rehabilitation … Read more »

Tri-Lamb Group working to put lamb on the menu in the US

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is working together with its sheep farming counterparts from the US and Australia to get Americans eating more lamb. B+LNZs Central South Island Director Anne Munro has just been at the annual Tri-Lamb Group conference … Read more »

Development authority needs private sector expertise

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

A clear purpose is needed for any development authority established to help speed up the Christchurch rebuild, according to Property Council. Its South Island Branch President Jo McDonald said that in principle, a well-structured authority with private … Read more »

New Abu Dhabi Win Marks Successful Year for Jade

Press Release – JADE

Christchurch Jade Software capped off a successful 2014 with a seven terminal sale of its Master Terminal port management software to Abu Dhabi Ports Company , further enhancing Jades reputation as the mixed cargo terminal operating system … Read more »

Interest heats up for Alexandra Park apartments

Press Release – Alexandra Park

Registrations of interest are open for one, two, three-bedroom apartments and terraces at Alexandra Parks 223 Green Lane West residential and retail development. Read more »

Kiwi Buyers Losers against Cheap Foreign Money

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Kiwis have little chance of outbidding a foreign buyer for New Zealand land, says New Zealand First. Foreign buyers can pull the rug from under our feet when it comes to purchasing, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

NZ’s most significant wine event returning to Wellington

Press Release – Pinot Noir New Zealand

Described as the best Pinot Noir event on the planet, Pinot Noir New Zealand will be returning to the Wellington waterfront in 2017 for 3 days, commencing on the 31st January 2017. This prestigious event attracts media, trade and enthusiasts … Read more »

Laboratory Specialists Oppose Wellington Privatisation

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Pathologists and infection control specialists working in the Wellington regions public hospital laboratories are expressing strong concern about possible privatisation of the laboratory service and the clinical risks that will arise if privatisation … Read more »

Commerce Commission grants clearance to baby products merger

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to Mayborn Group Limited to acquire certain assets from Jackel Pty Limited, including intellectual property rights to the Tommee Tippee brands and trademarks for New Zealand. Read more »

Microsoft incentivises Kiwi businesses to switch from Google

Press Release – Microsoft New Zealand

Microsoft New Zealand is launching a competitive campaign next week offering Kiwi small and medium businesses (SMBs) using Google Apps for Work a $25 per-user rebate if they purchase Office 365 before 30 April 2015 and switch before 31 May. Read more »

Joyce & Guy Splurging on Corporate Welfare

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the announcement that Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, has approved two more Primary Growth Partnership programmes for the deer and lamb industries, and the subsequent $5m for the Food Innovation Network announced by Steven Joyce, … Read more »

Government’s social housing numbers wrong

Press Release – Green Party

The Government is vastly misrepresenting how many additional homes will be created under its so-called social housing plan, in order to make its fire-sale of state homes look better, the Green Party says. Read more »

Chapman Tripp Announces Five New Community Partnerships

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp is proud to announce five new national community partnerships as part of its revitalised Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. Chapman Tripp has agreed to support Aera Foundation, Creative HQ, First Foundation, New Zealand … Read more »

Queenstown-based mobile concierge company launches

Press Release – Concierge Queenstown

Concierge Queenstown, a mobile concierge company aimed at simplifying the booking process for activity and restaurant bookings, launched today. The brainchild of former Le Clefs dOr Concierge, Steve Hanrahan, Concierge Queenstown offers a complimentary … Read more »

$5m to expand Food Innovation Network

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that Callaghan Innovation will invest almost $5 million over five years in a project that will expand New Zealands Food Innovation Network. Read more »

Two new PGP programmes approved

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed approval for two exciting new programmes to join the Ministry for Primary Industries Primary Growth Partnership (PGP). Read more »

Reserve Bank Act Fails Exporters Again

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

With the Official Cash Rate held at 3.5 percent, the Reserve Bank needs to take lessons from the Bank of Canada over how to surprise the markets, says New Zealand First Leader, the Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Please Reconsider Ruakura Tainui Group Holdings

Press Release – Fairview Downs Residents and Owners Association

In response to the resignation of Tainui Group Holdings Cheif Executive Mike Pohio and the comment from Chairman Henry van der Hayden that “the TGH board was considering other ways of developing the property (Ruakura) and with what partners”. Read more »

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