NZ small businesses world-leading in cloud computing

Press Release – Xero

New Zealand small businesses are adopting cloud accounting software faster than other countries, according to a recent study conducted by online accounting software provider Xero. Read more »

Extra Jetstar destination welcomed, says Chamber of Commerce

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

Wellingtons new air connection with Melbourne will provide a further welcome boost to the regions economy, says Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce President John Milford. Read more »

Callaghan Innovation on Trends Publishing International Ltd

Press Release – Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation has suspended a research and development (R&D) Growth Grant awarded to Trends Publishing International Ltd (Trends) following an audit of its funding claims. Read more »

Whanganui October Guest Night Increase Over National Average

Press Release – Wanganui District Council

October 2014 commercial accommodation statistics were released last week with percentage increases higher than the national average. This follows Whanganuis strong trend to date leading in to summer. Read more »

Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship Forum commended

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch commends the members of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship for listening to the evidence put forward by experts and community groups on the impact of alcohol advertising on drinking behaviour. Read more »

John Milford appointed Chief Executive of Business Central

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

John Milford has been appointed Chief Executive of Business Central, incorporating the Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce. Mr Milford is currently Managing Director of department store Kirkcaldie & Stains and has been President of the … Read more »

Callaghan suspends Trends Publishing R&D grant, calls SFO

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Callaghan Innovation has suspended a research and development growth grant to Trends Publishing International Ltd following an audit of its funding claims and referred the matter to the Serious Fraud Office. Read more »

NZ govt’s deferred surplus won’t hurt credit rating: Moody’s

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The one-year delay forecast in the New Zealand government’s return to surplus doesn’t have any implications for its Aaa credit rating, with everything else going in the right direction, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Read more »

Hertz New Caledonia celebrates 50 years of car rental

Press Release – Hertz

Hertz, the worlds leading car rental brand, is celebrating this year its 50th anniversary on the beautiful island of New Caledonia. The special milestone marks half a century since the brand became the first company to offer car rental services … Read more »

China Inside Out: Five macro themes for 2015

Press Release – HSBC Bank

Both economic activity and inflation data have been weaker than we anticipated in recent months, suggesting rising disinflationary pressures. We lower our GDP growth forecast to 7.3% for 2015 (from 7.7%) and to 7.4% for 2016 (from 7.6%). Read more »

Big decisions need better analytics for happier holidays

Press Release – PwC

Showrooming and mobile search. Digital cross-sell. Omnichannel integration. In the lead up to Christmas, are retailers making the most of the silly season? It seems businesses can no longer rely on historical shopping behaviours as consumers increasingly … Read more »

Pulse Boosted by Major New Deal with Mojo Coffee

Press Release – Netball Central Zone

One of the most exciting partnerships in the history of the Pulse, is how CEO Carolyn Young describes the announcement of iconic New Zealand based coffee company Mojo as the teams naming rights sponsor. Read more »

Current account deficit widens

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s seasonally adjusted current account balance was a deficit of $2.5 billion in the September 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is $490 million larger than the June 2014 quarter deficit. Read more »

Alcohol advertising and sponsorship bans an extreme position

Press Release – Association of NZ Advertisers

Calls by the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising & Sponsorship (MFAAS) to ban sponsorship by alcohol brands and further limit advertising are an extreme position which have discounted significant global evidence to the contrary, said Lindsay … Read more »

Canterbury disability employer is a health and safety winner

Press Release – Kilmarnock Enterprises

Kilmarnock Enterprises has surpassed expectations and added the ACC Workplace Safety Award to their list of accomplishments. Health and safety has always been a top priority for the disability employment provider and their efforts have been rewarded at the … Read more »

Auckland finance companies face criminal proceedings

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has filed criminal proceedings in Auckland District Court against finance companies Budget Loans Limited and Evolution Finance Limited, alleging their repossession and debt recovery practices breached the Fair Trading Act. Read more »

PANNZ to set up and deliver agency to support touring in NZ

Press Release – Performing Arts Network of New Zealand

PromPT Incorporated (trading as PANNZ) are thrilled to have been selected by Creative New Zealand to provide national touring services over the next three years. An agency to help organise and support the national touring of contemporary New Zealand theatre, … Read more »

Microsoft Ventures to support Lightning Lab again in 2015

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Microsoft Ventures is once again partnering with New Zealands leading startup accelerator, Lightning Lab, to provide local entrepreneurs with mentorship, support and access to top technical and business talent in 2015. Read more »

Entrepreneur Claudia Batten to Lead NZTE North America Team

Press Release – New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has appointed entrepreneur Claudia Batten as its Regional Director for North America. Claudia, who has spent over 15 years in the technology sector, will oversee key relationships across the US, Canada and Mexico … Read more »

New Directorship for Wellington businesswoman, Lisa Martin

Press Release – Go Fi8ure

Dedicated Wellington businesswoman, Lisa Martin, Managing Director of specialist bookkeeping firm, GoFi8ure, has been appointed as a Director of financial rescue-remedy company, Number Nurses. Read more »

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