New Zealand has $7.52 billion GDP at risk

Press Release – Weber Shandwick

New Zealand has $7.52 billion GDP at risk according to the Lloyds City Risk Index 2015–2025 Read more »

Auckland house sales climb to 15-yr high for month of August

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland house sales jumped in August as a flood of new listings drove an unseasonably high level of activity, trimming average sale prices in the month, according to Barfoot & Thompson. Read more »

Auckland house prices at crossroads

Press Release – Released Via Network Communications

Auckland house prices at crossroads After five months of setting ever increasing record prices, Auckland house prices eased back in August. In August, the average price for homes sold was $821,079, a decline of nearly one percent on Julys average … Read more »

NZ new vehicle sales rise 10% in August, may hit FY record

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand new vehicle sales rose 10 percent in August and are on track for a second record year, despite a weaker currency pushing up the import prices. Read more »

Kiwi technology can be a big boost to lucrative forestry

Press Release – Make Lemonade

World-first Kiwi technology can be a big boost to lucrative forestry industry A Christchurch company believes it can add tens of millions of dollars to the multi-billion forest industry by cutting-edge hi-tech testing to find out which trees are suitable … Read more »

Nelson is the fifth fastest growing regional economy

Press Release – Infometrics

Economic activity in Nelson is growing at a healthy clip according to Infometrics June 2015 quarterly economic monitor and, with improving returns in the broader regions primary sector and increasing air connections set to stimulate business and visitor … Read more »

Emirates extends its Global Network further for Kiwis

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Airline launches 10th gateway to the US with a one-off A380 service and second gateway into Iran Read more »

NZ dollar declines as US data signals continued growth

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar declined after US economic data kept alive expectations the Federal Reserve may hike interest rates this month. Read more »

LGFA bonds lure foreign investors

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) – The Local Government Funding Agency, which sells bonds on behalf of 30 local authorities in New Zealand, says foreign investors are increasing their holdings of the debt as a relatively liquid, highly rated alternative to sovereign … Read more »

August New Vehicle Registrations Still in High Gear

Press Release – Motor Industry Association

The new vehicle market continues to defy general economic indicators with sales in August up 10% on August 2014 and delivering a steady 5% growth for the year to date. Read more »

SeaDragon Chair, CEO and CFO to invest up to $300,000

Press Release – SeaDragon

SeaDragon , New Zealands largest refiner and blender of high-quality, internationally-certified concentrated fish oils and fractions, is delighted to announce that its Chairman Colin Groves, its Chief Executive Officer Richard Alderton and its Chief Financial … Read more »

Good news for Wellington’s economy

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellingtons economy is flourishing with figures for the middle of the year showing strong performance across a range of sectors including retail, house sales and accommodation. Read more »

NZ Post determined to close Christchurch call centre

Press Release – EPMU

NZ Post determined to close Christchurch call centre New Zealand Post has shown a complete unwillingness to compromise or consider any factor other than money in the proposed closure of its Christchurch call centre, in a letter to the Engineering, … Read more »

A big week for cows and coconuts

Press Release – Tommy and James Ltd

Youre living under a Central Otago rock if you dont know Lewis Road is rolling out across the South Island later this week — but thats not the only chocolate milk to hit the mainland — and this ones even dairy–free. Read more »

Seafood New Zealand applauds MPI operation

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand applauds the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for its work in what must have been a difficult and complex investigation into black market fishing and trading in Hawkes Bay, says Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst. Read more »

New Zealand’s Largest Home BuilderExpands In Auckland

Press Release – Mike Greer Homes

Mike Greer Homes, New Zealands largest home builder, is doubling its capacity in the dynamic Auckland market. Read more »

Record number of visitors triggers hike in Kiwi hotel prices

Press Release – Hotels.com

With the tourism industry in New Zealand riding on a wave of unprecedented growth, the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI) has revealed the average price paid by all travellers, both international and domestic, for a hotel room in … Read more »

‘Startup Weekend’ to kickstart local entrepreneurs

Press Release – Northland Inc

No talk, all action is the catch phrase for Whangareis first Startup Weekend, which kicks off in less than three weeks time. The Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event which takes participants through the real life experience of creating … Read more »

EMA Welcomes LGNZ Mobilising the Regions Paper

Press Release – EMA

EMA Welcomes LGNZ Mobilising the Regions Paper The EMA has welcomed the release of the Mobilising the Regions paper, released by Local Government New Zealand today, saying it breathes life into key issues the Employers and Manufacturers Association … Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for fifth month, led by dairy

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a fifth straight month in August, led by a decline in dairy prices to their lowest level in 11 years. Read more »

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