BlueScope Steel to buy production assets of Pacific Steel

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to BlueScope Steel (NZ) Limited to acquire Pacific Steel Groups rolling mill and wire mill manufacturing operations in Auckland and its New Zealand long steel distribution, marketing and sales operations … Read more »

Whitebait partners look for solutions

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Waikato-Tainui, local marae, councils and agencies are working together to better manage whitebait fisheries at Port Waikato following the compilation of a new report. Read more »

Consistency the key for the South Island Index

Press Release – Deloitte

The first quarter of the 2014 calendar year kicked off on a positive note with the Deloitte South Island Index continuing its run of successive positive quarters to seven. Read more »

‘As is, where is’ home in Merivale zoned TC3 tops $1 million

Press Release – Durning PR

An as is, where is home in Merivale, one of Christchurchs most sought after suburbs, has sold at auction for a top price of $1.130 million. The 721m2 section is zoned TC3, or technical category 3, indicating it is prone to moderate to significant … Read more »

It ain’t over ’til it’s over—winning back customers

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

It aint over til its overwinning back customers A sales firm inevitably loses customers no matter how well it is doingbut is it worth trying to win them back? A recent study by Dr Annie Liu from Victoria University of Wellington and Mark … Read more »

New pipe ban will increase harm to cannabis consumers

Press Release – National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana

The Government will increase harm by further restricting the sale, supply and importation of drug harm reduction equipment. This National-led Government seems to be encouraging use of the more harmful synthetics over safer natural cannabis. Read more »

NZ ADSL outperforms UK and USA

Press Release – TrueNet

Since TrueNet began operations in 2010, their focus on publishing Speed by Time of Day (ToD) performance has driven NZ ISPs to compete. This is not the case in the USA, or the UK where similar measurements over a longer period have not resulted … Read more »

Sustainable Business Network partners with Forum

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network

The Sustainable Business Network is partnering with world-leading non-profit Forum for the Future to progress four new work streams to help transform business in New Zealand. CEO of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) Rachel Brown says she is thrilled … Read more »

NZ Refining shutdown to trim FY revenue by up to US$15M

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Refining 2014 processing revenue may be crimped by as much as US$15M on extended shutdown Read more »

Local government funding review need to focus on equality

Press Release – Motel Association of New Zealand

Local government funding review need to focus on equality MANZ Its encouraging to see that the way local government is funded is being reviewed, however it is crucial that any potential changes aim to create a fairer system of revenue gathering, the … Read more »

Progressive declines to appear before MPs

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Progressive Enterprises has declined to appear before the Commerce Select Committee but has given different reasons to Labours Commerce spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove and the media. Read more »

Kiwis Dump Westpac over Fossil Fuel Investments

Press Release – 350 Christchurch

Today 8 Westpac customers gathered in Christchurch to hold a mass Westpac bank account closing event. More than 160 people all over the country have signaled they plan to close their Westpac accounts this week as part of a campaign led by 350 Aotearoa … Read more »

Papua New Guinean Female Trainee Pilots Take To Skies in NZ

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Four specially selected young women from Papua New Guinea are embarking on the opportunity of a lifetime training to become commercial pilots. The women start a 68-week course today to secure a New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority Commercial Pilot Licence … Read more »

Transpower’s emsTradepoint used for NZ gas futures contract

Press Release – Transpower

Transpower and ASX announced today that they are working together to develop a New Zealand Gas Futures contract based on the emsTradepoint gas spot market. Transpower Chief Executive Alison Andrew said its great to see external recognition of the … Read more »

Earnscleugh Orchard – Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Press Release – Ballance Farm Environment Awards

An industry leading Central Otago orchard with a long term sustainability focus has won the Supreme title in the 2014 Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Wayne McIntosh, manager of Earnscleugh-based McIntosh Orchard Ltd, received the Supreme award at … Read more »

More “under new management” signs in NZ over next two years

Press Release – Grant Thornton

More businesses in New Zealand than any other country in the world, apart from Finland, are anticipating a change of ownership in the next two years. The latest Grant Thornton International Business Report, which surveys 12,500 business leaders in 45 economies, … Read more »

Auckland Airport welcomes Auckland to Perth direct flights

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has welcomed the announcement by Qantas that it will continue and also increase its seasonal service between Auckland and Perth. The seasonal service will operate from 5 December 2014 to 26 April 2015 and follows on from the success … Read more »

Kaikoura Gains Regional Tourism Status

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

On Wednesday (April 9) Kaikoura became New Zealands 30th Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) and member of Regional Tourism Organisations NZ (RTONZ), the coordinating and advocacy body for all the countrys RTOs. Read more »

Hamilton housing market paradox: price not following volume

Press Release – Lodge Real Estate

Lodge Real Estates managing director, Jeremy ORourke, said the Hamilton residential real estate market can be characterised by one word: paradoxical. In the real estate market, a common adage is that price follows volume. What this means … Read more »

Do Key and Adams support Chorus appeal?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key and Amy Adams must tell New Zealanders whether they support Chorus appeal of the High Courts ruling in favour of the Commerce Commission, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe. Read more »

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