Dismantling Pharmac’s power a betrayal of NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Keys National Government is betraying New Zealanders by trading away Pharmacs long-term buying power, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. Today John Key finally admitted that medicines will cost more under the TPP his Government is negotiating, … Read more »

VUW and LEADR & IAMA research

Press Release – LEADR

VUW and LEADR & IAMA research first step in taking anecdote to evidence on commercial mediation in NZ Read more »

Electricity Authority urges Tasman households to shop around

Press Release – Electricity Authority

Kiwis in the Tasman region are less likely to shop around for a better deal on their electricity, with the second lowest switching rate in the country. New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate last year only 14% of households (2,758) switched … Read more »

West Coast households missing out on power savings

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The West Coast has the lowest electricity switching rates in the country, despite having some of the highest potential savings available, according to new figures released by the Electricity Authority. Read more »

Over 50% of Otago households switch electricity suppliers

Press Release – Electricity Authority

New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate over half of Otago households have switched electricity providers in the last five years. The figures show last year over 16,800 Otago households switched providers, and could have saved $17,595,825 … Read more »

Electricity Authority urges Marlborough consumers to switch

Press Release – Electricity Authority

Marlborough has one of the lowest electricity switching rates in the country, despite having high potential savings available, according to new figures released by the Electricity Authority. Read more »

Potential savings for Northland residents

Press Release – Electricity Authority

Potential savings for Northland residents Northlanders are being urged to check their electricity provider, as switching rates are in decline despite a large increase in retail brands entering the local market. New figures from the Electricity Authority … Read more »

More than 50% of Gisborne households switch power suppliers

Press Release – Electricity Authority

New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate over half of wider Gisborne region households have switched electricity providers in the last five years. The figures show last year over 4,647 Gisborne households switched providers, and could … Read more »

‘No justification’ for Government delay on benefit increases

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the Minister of Social Development Minister should give a full explanation of why benefit levels were not raised immediately following the 2015 Budget. Read more »

Focus on Regions Welcome

Press Release – MYOB

The Governments announcement on Sunday of extra incentives for migrants to settle outside Auckland will be a welcome boost to local economies, according to leading New Zealand software accounting firm MYOB. Read more »

Canterbury students launch ethical business shirt company

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Two University of Canterbury postgraduate students have launched a company which is the first in New Zealand to sell ethically-made organic business shirts. Read more »

Kiwi exporters beware of e-commerce

Press Release – Wright Communications

The recent New Balance case should be a big wake up call for Kiwi companies exporting to Asian markets, especially those capitalising on e-commerce to do so. Selling online is a great idea as it gives companies ready access to untapped consumer markets – … Read more »

Bank puts the squeeze on mid Canterbury farmers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

News that an unnamed bank in Ashburton has put a receiver on notice over financially vulnerable farmers will send a chill through rural New Zealand, says Labours Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. The Government needs to work with New Zealands … Read more »

ASB Farmshed Economics Report

Press Release – ASB Bank

The agriculture sector is down on confidence, with dairy in particular at a low point, according to the latest ASB Farmshed Economics Report. Read more »

G3 reports first quarter metrics in line with targets

Article – BusinessDesk

July 27 (BusinessDesk) – G3 Group, the mail operations and document management company which is listed on the new small-cap NXT market, says first-quarter trading was in line with targets. Read more »

Slingshot purchases Woosh customer base

Press Release – Slingshot

Mark Callander, chief executive of M2 NZ, which owns Slingshot, says the acquisition of the fixed line and transitional capable wireless customers is a natural addition to the existing Slingshot business. Read more »

Tractor purchases slow after bumper 2014 sales

Press Release – Ideas Shop

Tractor sales dropped by 17% in the first half of 2015 compared to the same period last year but show indications of a strong recovery over the long term, according to the Tractor and Machinery Association (TAMA). Read more »

Masport – The Brand My Grandfather Trusts

Press Release – Masport

Earning and maintaining the trust of kiwis, Masport has once again proudly secured the top spot in the 2015 Readers Digest Most Trusted Brands award, in the Gardening Equipment Division. Read more »

New Zealand’s most trusted brands for 2015 revealed

Press Release – Metro Marketing

The popular chocolate manufacturing company has been announced New Zealands most trusted brand in the annual Readers Digest Most Trusted Brands survey released today. Read more »

Harcourts’ excellence celebrated at industry awards

Press Release – Harcourts

Harcourts NZ has been celebrated with across the board success at the Real Estate Institute of New Zealands annual Awards for Excellence in Real Estate. With more than 12,000 sales consultants around New Zealand competing for the awards, Harcourts … Read more »

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