New Coolstores Under Construction In Te Puke

Press Release – Trevelyan’s Pack and Cool Ltd

$3.5 million worth of new coolstore space is being built in Te Puke as Trevelyans Pack and Cool Ltd prepare to handle a record kiwifruit crop from orchardists who are putting the Psa crisis behind them. Read more »

Sharp Tudhope Strengthens Its Legal Services in the Bay

Press Release – Sharp Tudhope

Leading Tauranga law firm Sharp Tudhope has announced two key appointments to help meet the growing demand for employment and property law experts in the Bay of Plenty. Read more »

Winners of Origin/Jucy Next Big Small Business Competition

Press Release – Joint Press Release

For the past two months Origin IT and JUCY have been on the hunt for the next kiwi success story. A range of prizes were on offer to entrepreneurially driven small businesses with the vision and determination to take on the world. Read more »

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Speech – Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and … Read more »

Fletcher Building sees FY earnings $650M-$690M on 2H rebound

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building, the biggest company on the NZX 50 Index, is forecasting a gain in full-year operating earnings of as much as 11 percent, driven by anticipated recovery in the second half. Read more »

Fonterra, MFAT to Help Advance Dairy in Developing Countries

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have agreed to work together to help developing countries build viable dairy industries and increase dairy nutrition knowledge. Read more »

Horizon’s Aquaheat to buy Hawkins Refrigeration

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Aquaheat New Zealand, a unit of Horizon Energy Distribution, is to buy Christchurch-based Hawkins Refrigeration to expand its national reach, retaining existing owners and managers to run the business. Read more »

Orion Health confirms $120 million to $150 million IPO

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Orion Health Group, a global provider of healthcare software solutions, has confirmed its long-heralded initial public offer in New Zealand and Australia. Read more »

NZ dollar gains on greenback weakness after IBM disappoints

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 21 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained as the greenback declined on concern a nascent economic recovery in the US may be derailed should the Federal Reserve tighten policy too aggressively, after IBM earnings disappointed investors. Read more »

NZ dollar gains as rally in stocks show sell-off overdone

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained with equity markets across Asia on speculation investors who sent shares lower last week were too gloomy about the prospects for global growth. Read more »

Toilet tissue and Tea take top spots

Press Release – Countdown

20 October 2014: Countdowns annual Supplier of the Year Awards saw Kiwi company ABC Tissue Products and Cerebos Greggs Ltd taking out Supreme Suppliers of the Year for the small and large business categories respectively. Read more »

Compac Secures Multi-Million Dollar Contract

Press Release – COMPAC

NZ produce sorting specialist Compac Sorting Equipment has won a multi-million dollar contract to supply the new pack line solution for Limoneira Company, one of the largest growers of lemons and avocados in the United States. Limoneiras challenge was … Read more »

UPDATE: NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline on weak CPI

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline as weak inflation damps forecasts for rate hikes Read more »

UPDATED: Aquila Capital, MyFarm JV sees 6%-plus returns

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Germany’s Aquila Capital and New Zealand farm investment company MyFarm are seeking up to $100 million from mainly offshore wholesale investors for a trust that will provide secondary mortgages to farmers behind loans from ANZ … Read more »

How Intagr8 Works – Explained

Press Release – Intagr8

As a leading provider of office equipment, telecommunications hardware, software and billing services in Auckland and Tauranga, Intagr8 manages the billing of their customers fixed line call usage, services and equipment with a comprehensive user … Read more »

Key trends and demands in New Zealand’s farming sector

Speech – Federated Farmers

It is an exciting time to be in the farming sector, as pastoral farming lies at the heart of our economy and how we see ourselves as a nation. We are a primary superpower that ranks among the best on earth in relation to production efficiency, environmental … Read more »

Intagr8 Expands Into the Bay of Plenty

Press Release – Intagr8

Intagr8 is a leading provider of office equipment, telecommunications hardware, software and billing services based in Auckland, and have recently expanded into the Bay of Plenty with a new office in Tauranga. Read more »

Kiwi Tech Startup Launches Social Media Shopping Platform

Press Release – Impact PR

A new Kiwi startup is utilising Facebook integrated technology to help drive a new smartphone shopping concept, which is already experiencing significant interest internationally in countries as diverse as Italy and Mongolia. Read more »

New fund to assist the growth of New Zealand dairy farming

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Dairy farmers looking to grow their family business will soon have access to a new source of funding, with the launch of an innovative new investment vehicle, the NZ Dairy Farming Trusts. Read more »

Aquila Capital, MyFarm JV seeks $100M to fund farmers

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Germany’s Aquila Capital and New Zealand farm investment company MyFarm are seeking up to $100 million from wholesale investors for a trust that will provide secondary mortgages to farmers. Read more »

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