Mandatory code of conduct needed for supermarkets

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has drafted legislation to establish a mandatory code of conduct for supermarkets to ensure New Zealand suppliers are not affected by anti-competitive behaviour. Read more »

Countdown happy at being exonerated by regulator inquiry

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Progressive Enterprises managing director Dave Chambers said he felt exonerated by the outcome of a Commerce Commission inquiry into anti-competitive behaviour by Countdown supermarkets, which found nothing to warrant prosecution. Read more »

Auckland Student Wins Zonta International Business Award

Press Release – Zonta

Kate McCaw, a student at Auckland University was named the recipient of the prestigious Zonta International Jane M Klausman (JMK) Woman in Business Scholarship for 2014. Kate is 4th Year Student at Auckland University studying at the Business School and … Read more »

Xiamen delegation to Wellington has business focus

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Stronger business, education and cultural ties with our Chinese partners will be the focus when a 20-strong government and business delegation led by Xiamen Mayor Mr Liu Keqing which visits Wellington tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday as part of the … Read more »

Lower milk prices push down producer prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Producer prices fell in the September 2014 quarter, due to decreases in dairy prices, Statistics New Zealand said today. Prices received (as measured by the output producers price index (PPI)) and paid (as measured by the input PPI) both fell in the September … Read more »

Hamilton insurance challenges industry to get frank on fees

Press Release – Hutchison Rodway

Hamilton-based commercial insurance brokers Hutchison Rodway Waikato launched their new brand Frank Risk Management today, which reflects the companys commitment to fully disclose income to their clients. Read more »

Supermarket inquiry finds no breaches by Countdown

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission inquiry into anti-competitive behaviour by Countdown supermarkets, alleged by former Labour Party MP Shane Jones, has found nothing to warrant prosecution, although it warns supermarkets to take care in the … Read more »

Commission completes Countdown investigation

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Based on the evidence gathered during the investigation, the Commission does not believe that Progressive has breached any of the laws it enforces and it will not be taking any action against Progressive. Read more »

Muffin Break Overall Champion at 2014 Golden Bean Awards

Press Release – Muffin Break

Premium bakery-cafe brand, Muffin Break, has been acknowledged by the best of the best in New Zealands coffee industry, winning a top-gong at the 2014 Golden Bean Awards. Read more »

AIG Rugby Safety Awards Finalists Announced

Press Release – AIG Insurance New Zealand

American International Group (NYSE:AIG), the Official Insurance Partner of New Zealand Rugby, today announced the six finalists for the AIG Rugby Safety Awards. Each club will receive US$5,000 to help improve safety at their rugby club, with the overall … Read more »

Grow Whakatāne Board criticises airline decision

Press Release – Grow Whakatane Advisory Board

Members of the Grow Whakatne Advisory Board have condemned Air New Zealands decision to withdraw scheduled air services from Whakatane Airport and other regional centres in April next year. Read more »

Directors optimistic about economy, but face growth barriers

Press Release – Institute Of Directors

Directors are very optimistic about economic performance in the next 12 months, but believe that reducing the amount of red tape and building staff capability will further improve performance. Read more »

Hospitality future leaders recognised with $3k scholarships

Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand

The winners of Hospitality NZ/SKY Future Leader Scholarships have been announced. This is the second year the scholarships have been available. The eight scholarships have a value of up to $3000 each, and include $2000 towards fees for studying the … Read more »

Netflix’s New Zealand launch a great thing

Press Release – InternetNZ

InternetNZ is thrilled that Netflix has announced it will be launching in New Zealand next year. InternetNZ CEO Jordan Carter says its always a great thing to see new companies enter the broadcasting market and provide New Zealanders with the very … Read more »

Canon to partner with SMART Technologies in Oceania region

Press Release – Canon

Canon is delighted to announce that effective immediately it is partnering with SMART Technologies throughout the Oceania region to provide a full range of interactive business collaboration solutions. Read more »

Econergy recognised at Sustainable Business Network Awards

Press Release – Econergy Limited

Econergy has won the Mega efficiency Impact Award at the NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards held at Shed 10 on Aucklands waterfront on 18 November. Read more »

Air NZ Selects Boxever’s Predictive Marketing Platform

Press Release – Boxever

Boxever, the leading provider of predictive marketing solutions specifically for the travel industry, today announced that Air New Zealand has selected Boxever to power its real-time personalization initiative. Read more »

Getting Smart about what’s on the box

Press Release – Samsung

Were still watching TV. In fact Kiwis, on average, watch 175 minutes of TV per day. But the way were watching it is changing. Were still watching a fair chunk of linear telly i.e. when you sit down at an appointed time and catch up with … Read more »

Chatham Rock Phosphate: Strong case for marine consent grant

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

Chatham Rock Phosphates proposal for seabed mining on the Chatham Rise involves very limited environmental risks in a small area, counsel James Winchester told the Environmental Protection Authority today. Read more »

Diners Club Tees Off with the 2015 BMW New Zealand Open

Press Release – Diners Club New Zealand

Diners Club New Zealand today (Wednesday, November 19) announced its sponsorship of New Zealands premier golf event – the 2015 BMW New Zealand Open. Acquired by The Warehouse Group in March 2014, Diners Club NZ is a dedicated supporter of golf … Read more »

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