Kiwi Stalwart Delivers Outstanding Value to Members

Press Release – Southern Cross Healthcare

The 2014 financial year saw Kiwi not-for-profit health insurer, Southern Cross Health Society, continue to deliver excellent value to its members. Read more »

Membership Bodies’ Agreement Set to Benefit NZ Health

Press Release – NZISM

Two membership organisations today announced an agreement to work together to support health and safety professionals in New Zealand. Read more »

UPDATE: Warehouse says profit growth will resume in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

(Updates share price in fifth graph, adds broker comment starting in seventh graph and further detail on business divisions.) Read more »

Warehouse says profit growth will resume in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest listed retailer, expects earnings to rise this financial year following an 18 percent drop in 2014 as it benefits from investments in refurbishing its stores and adding new businesses. Read more »

City Care Market Update

Press Release – City Care Ltd

City Care has made significant progress in the past year and is well positioned for the future. To reflect the expanding scope of City Cares business, a new vision was launched this year: Read more »

Time to shift focus onto net returns, urges AVCAL

Press Release – AVCAL

Australias superannuation fee debate should be reset, and the focus shifted towards overall investment performance and net returns, according to the second round submission to the Financial System Inquiry by the Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital … Read more »

Business growth now widespread in the regions – survey

Press Release – The Agency Communications

SMES SEEING THE HIGHEST GROWTH LEVELS IN FIVE YEARS Growth now spreading to the regions Read more »

Apple All Set to Enter the Payments Space

Press Release – Ovum

The long anticipated entrance of Apple into the payments space marks a milestone in payments regardless of the eventual outcome of its new services. Perhaps unsurprisingly given Apples proclivity for closed garden approaches, it’s new Apple Pay service … Read more »

NZ SMEs report broader revenue growth, see more jobs: MYOB

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand small- and medium-sized businesses reported revenue growth in the past year, and a growing number expect to take on more staff and increase wages, according to an MYOB survey. Read more »

Loyalty NZ profit reaches record as kiwis chase Fly Buys

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Loyalty New Zealand, which operates the Fly Buys loyalty programme used by companies including Air New Zealand, posted a 64 percent gain in annual profit to a record as more kiwis chased points offered by its vendors. Read more »

Dorchester raises 2015 profit expectations on better trading

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Dorchester Pacific, the finance company which plans this month to make a takeover bid for vehicle auction company Turners Group, raised its forecast for annual profit on better-than-expected trading across its insurance and … Read more »

Week of action pushing back against Big Telecom

Press Release – OpenMedia

World comes together for week of action pushing back against Big Telecom attempts to make Internet slower, more expensive, and more like cable TV Read more »

Business Awards Attract High Quality Entrants

Press Release – Electra Business Awards

The Judges and Assessors for the Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards says the quality of the entrants this year made it an extremely difficult task to confirm the 25 finalists, while confirming the winners will be even tougher. Read more »

AsureQuality profit beats guidance on higher testing volumes

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 4 (BusinessDesk) – AsureQuality, the state-owned food testing company formed by the 2007 merger of Asure New Zealand and AgriQuality, beat forecast profit by 64 percent on higher testing volumes across its laboratories. Read more »

PGG Wrightson CFO Rob Woodgate quits

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Rob Woodgate has resigned as chief financial officer at PGG Wrightson, the rural services firm controlled by Chinas Agria Corp. Read more »

Briscoe 1H profit jumped 24%, shares rise to a record

Article – BusinessDesk

Sep. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Briscoe Group, the homeware and sporting goods retail chain, boosted first-half profit 24 percent as it improves the layout of its stores and benefits from a strong New Zealand dollar. The stock jumped to a record. Read more »

Kordia turns to a loss in 2014

Article – BusinessDesk

Kordia turns to a loss on difficult trading in Australia, end of NZ analogue revenue Read more »

Rural Equities doubles annual profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) – Rural Equities, the farming group controlled by the Cushing family, doubled annual profit and lifted its dividend 17 percent on the back of record dairy production and prices. Read more »

Kirkcaldie sees narrower loss on retail, may need impairment

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) – Kirkcaldie & Stains, the upmarket Wellington department store, says it made a narrower loss in the latest financial year, and its board may have to write down the value of assets. Read more »

Chatham announces details of shareholder rights issue

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

As previously advised to the market, the Board of Chatham Rock Phosphate (CRP) has decided to offer a rights issue to shareholders of CRP so as to extend the current capital raising pricing from qualified investors to all shareholders. The offer price … Read more »

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