Flying start for New Zealand entrepreneurs

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

39 entrepreneurs have been selected as regional finalists in the 2014 ANZ Flying Start Business Plan competition and are one step closer to securing a place at the grand final in October. Read more »

Hellaby sinks into the red on footwear writedown

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Hellaby Holdings, the diversified investment company, sank into the red in the latest financial year as it wrote down the value of its footwear unit in a flat retail market. Still, it sweetened its dividend as underlying earnings … Read more »

Possum-fur yarn makes double debut at NZ Fashion Week

Press Release – Woolyarns New Zealand

Wellington yarn maker, Woolyarns New Zealand were rapt to find out this week two designers, Zambesi and Maree MacLean, are featuring their luxury possum fur product, Perino in collections for New Zealand Fashion Week 2014. Read more »

Hardys wines Reaches a Century

Press Release – Accolade Wines

Hardys wines, Australias most powerful wine brand , is celebrating a significant milestone this week announcing distribution in over 100 countries around the world, with recent additions including South Africa and Mexico. Read more »

Commission seeks feedback on proposed changes

Press Release – Commerce Commission

As part of a review of how it monitors telecommunications markets, the Commerce Commission is currently seeking feedback on the information it proposes to collect and report on in relation to mobile telecommunications markets. Read more »

A2 Milk to use Australian cash for global expansion

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) – A2 Milk Co, which markets milk with a protein variant said to have health benefits, will ramp up its expansion in the US, the UK and Asia using cash generated in its biggest market of Australia after a year in which a strong … Read more »

Statement from Quickflix NZ

Press Release – Quickflix

New Zealands premiere streaming service, Quickflix, today has welcomed news that it has been joined in the marketplace by a video streaming service from Spark, the recently re-branded Telecom New Zealand. Read more »

Airports association calls for action for fair prices

Press Release – NZ Airports

New Zealand Airports Association (NZ Airports) has welcomed Air New Zealands commercial success, but says regions are right to question whether provincial routes are generating excessive profits. Association chief executive Kevin Ward said the … Read more »

NZ dollar buoyed by Fonterra plans to expand capacity

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose after Fonterra Cooperative Group yesterday said it would maintain its milk price forecast, expand its local processing capacity and form a partnership to help sell its products in China, New Zealand’s … Read more »

SYRP comes to the United States

Press Release – Syrp

Auckland New Zealand August 27, 2014 SYRP Ltd, designers of professional motion control video and photo accessories, announced today the appointment of Inovanti, LLC as their US Sales Management Team. The New Jersey based team from Inovanti is … Read more »

Fonterra And Beingmate Initiate Global Partnership

Press Release – Fonterra

27 August 2014 Auckland, New Zealand Fonterra And Beingmate Initiate Global Partnership in Chinas High-Value Infant Formula Market Key points Read more »

SeaDragon signs new working capital facility; new factory

Press Release – SeaDragon

New Zealands largest refiner and blender of high-quality fish oils, SeaDragon, has agreed on a new $3 million working capital facility. Read more »

UPDATE: Ebos outlook subdued after Symbion boosts FY profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Ebos Group is unlikely to repeat a trebling of annual profit fuelled by last year acquisition of the Symbion pharmaceutical wholesaler and distributor in Australia, where regulatory changes are putting pressure on the sector. Read more »

Triple growth target for new acceleration programme

Press Release – Great Lake Taupo

Enterprise Great Lake Taupo today launched a new business growth initiative to help up to 20 local businesses fast-track their growth plans. Read more »

Gull Drops Pump Prices

Press Release – Gull New Zealand

Auckland, 27 August 2014 Today, Gull has announced a drop in fuel prices of 10c per litre, commencing at 7am Wednesday 27 August and running through to midday Thursday 28 August. Read more »

Akarua Purchases Vineyards on Felton Road

Press Release – Akarua Winery

Akarua is delighted to announce a major vineyard purchase with the acquisition of vineyards located in Felton Road and Lowburn finalised on Friday 22 August 2014. Read more »

Acurity Directors Support Sweetened Takeover Offer

Press Release – Connor Healthcare

Connor Healthcare Limited (Connor) today advised that it had increased its takeover offer for Acurity to $7.25 per share from $6.50 per share. Read more »

Labour will drop power prices for Kiwi families

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders will get cheaper power prices under NZ Power, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. Read more »

New Zealand organic pioneers place farming unit up for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

A sizeable landholding which is part of one of New Zealands oldest organic farming operations has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

National Conference a key event on Maori business calender

Press Release – Federation Of Maori Authorities

Federation of Maori Authorities National Conference 2014 a key event on the Maori business calendar. Read more »

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