Suncorp launches inaugural Business Success Index

Press Release – Suncorp

A Suncorp New Zealand survey of New Zealand businesses has revealed that their view of success is not defined by growth – challenging the theory that bigger is best. Read more »

Wholesale broadband price drop passed through to consumers

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has today released a study showing that 90% of the recent reductions in Chorus regulated wholesale broadband prices have flowed through to consumers. Read more »

SFO charges Ponzi accused Hibbs with defrauding investors

Article – BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) The Serious Fraud Office has charged Christchurch businessman Paul Hibbs with defrauding investors by operating a Ponzi scheme. Read more »

Commerce Commission Case to Be Defended

Press Release – CFG Group

Commerce Commission Case to Be Defended The following is a statement by CFG spokesman Cavan Forde: We continue to defend the allegations of misrepresentation made by the Commerce Commission relating to their Inquiry into autoclaved aerated concrete … Read more »

Indian High Commission & India NZ Business Council Dinner

Press Release – India New Zealand Business Council

The Indian High Commission and The India New Zealand Business Council [INZBC] Wellington Chapter had a very impressive dinner event held at Tulsi Restaurant Cuba Street, Wellington on 17th May 2017. Read more »

Takeovers Panel reappointment

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Takeovers Panel reappointment Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has announced the reappointment of Roger Wallis to the Takeovers Panel for a twelve month term. I am pleased Mr Wallis will continue to share his expertise for another … Read more »

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Hosts ExportNZ Event

Press Release – Export NZ

This is a great opportunity to meet and hear the market access team from MPI, NZTE and MFAT. There will be plenty of time for Q & A for you to be able to ask market access questions and fill any knowledge gaps. Read more »

Family business lands deal to distribute Shell Lubricants

Press Release – Tyreline

Tyreline Distributors Limited (Tyreline) is partnering with multinational oil company Shell after being named the new New Zealand distributor for its world-leading business Shell Lubricants. Read more »

Investors buy Balex Marine from liquidators

Article – BusinessDesk

June 15 (BusinessDesk) Two expat Kiwi businessmen who participated in Balex Marine’s $330,000 equity crowdfunding last year have bought the automatic boat loader’s assets from the liquidator for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

Asia Winning the Digital Race

Press Release – Deloitte

Asian economies, including New Zealand, are more digitally engaged relative to their global peers at similar stages of development. This according to the recently released second edition of Deloittes Voice of Asia series. Read more »

McClay Signs PACER Plus Trade and Development Agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says a new era of closer economic relations with the Pacific has dawned following the signing of the PACER Plus trade and development agreement in Tonga today. Read more »

FujiXerox scandal grows in spite of NZ silence

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 13 JUNE 2017 FujiXerox NZ corruption scandal grows in spite of New Zealands silence Read more »

Spark buys marketing automation firm Ubiquity Software

Article – BusinessDesk

June 13 (BusinessDesk) Spark New Zealand has bought Auckland-based marketing automation firm Ubiquity Software for an undisclosed sum, saying it will help beef up data analytics unit Qrious. Read more »

World’s largest online marketplace to discuss e-commerce

Press Release – Office of Ethnic Communities

Media release: Worlds largest online marketplace to discuss e-commerce with ethnically diverse Kiwi businesses Read more »

Hunter Downs Water Ltd given requiring authority status

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for the Environment Dr Nick Smith has granted Hunter Downs Water Limited requiring authority status to develop and operate the Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme in South Canterbury. Read more »

Laws relating to credit unions and friendly societies

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Friendly Societies and Credit Unions (Regulatory Improvements) Amendment Bill This bill is a Members bill in the name of Stuart Smith. Its aim is to amend the Friendly Societies and Credit Unions Act 1982 to reform the law relating to Friendly … Read more »

New public transport contracts to bring service improvements

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

Improvements to the Dunedin bus service are coming later this year, with new contracts awarded to GoBus and Ritchies today. Both companies are current operators in Dunedin . The new contracts will be operational from Monday 18 September, and will see the … Read more »

Innovative Securities fails to overturn FSPR decision

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

The High Court has dismissed an appeal by Innovative Securities Limited (Innovative Securities) against the Financial Markets Authoritys (FMA) decision to direct Companies Office, as the registrar of the Financial Services Provider Register (FSPR), … Read more »

Update on steel mesh investigations

Press Release – Commerce Commission

As part of the Commerce Commissions investigation into steel mesh, 29 charges have been filed against Steel and Tube for making false and misleading representations about their steel mesh product known as SE62. Read more »

NZ commodity prices rise 3% in May

Article – BusinessDesk

By Paul McBeth June 6 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand commodity prices rose 3.2 percent as a broad-based strength across the country’s locally produced raw materials was led by the continued surge in apple and kiwifruit prices. The ANZ Commodity Price … Read more »

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