NZ construction sector upbeat on infrastructure work

Article – BusinessDesk

June 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s construction sector is increasingly upbeat about the growing infrastructure market, which will get a boost from the government’s planned $32.5 billion investment over the next four years, helping offset a gloomier … Read more »

NZ wool prices fall; crossbred fleece lowest in 7 1/2 years

Article – BusinessDesk

June 23 (BusinessDesk) – Prices fell at New Zealand’s latest weekly wool auction, with some grades hitting their lowest level in seven and a half years, amid continued lacklustre demand from China, the largest buyer of the fibre. Read more »

Waikato’s strong cultural links attract major event

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Waikato will welcome around 800 international Indigenous studies experts in June 2019. The event will put the region on the world stage as a cultural hub and is expected to deliver more than $1.7 million to the economy. Read more »

Franklin women sample work in the Electricity Industry

Press Release – Connexis

Franklin women sample work in the Electricity Industry ‘Girls with Hi-Vis’ campaign aims to recruit more women Read more »

Canterbury’s regional economic strategy refreshed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and other Government Ministers are in Christchurch today to co-launch the refresh of the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy. Read more »

New Report Identifies Success Factors for NZ Takeovers

Press Release – Bell Gully

Takeovers that share a combination of two factors board backing and a price that meets or beats the independent advisers valuation range have almost always been successful, according to a new report from law firm Bell Gully. Read more »

Roaring Lions trade creates holiday park jobs

Press Release – Holiday Parks NZ

Expectations of a roaring trade during the Lions Tour have contributed to more jobs in holiday parks this winter, Holiday Parks New Zealand (HAPNZ) says. Read more »

If You Want a Farming Future You Know What To Do …

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Certainly there will be many more people at Palmerston Norths Convention Centre, this Sunday at 2pm, when New Zealand First launches its Campaign for the Regions. Read more »

Business Owners Choose Kāpiti

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

An Infometrics report commissioned by the Kpiti Coast District Council has revealed new insights into the Kpiti Coasts booming self-employed business community, with house construction taking the lead as industry of choice. Read more »

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent. Read more »

Growing job vacancies in tourism & hospitality

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

Growing job vacancies in tourism & hospitality New job vacancy data illustrates the difficulties tourism and hospitality businesses are facing to find good staff, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. The latest Jobs Online report issued today by the … Read more »

NZ consumer confidence climbs to five-month high

Article – BusinessDesk

June 20 (BusinessDesk) New Zealand consumer confidence rose to a five-month high on a strong labour market and the government’s boost to household incomes, announced in last month’s Budget. Read more »

Transport Goliaths Grow Bigger

Press Release – Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS – Consolidation within the trucking industry is nothing new and the trend is continuing. Transport operators are confronted with an expectation freight volumes will grow by 48% by 2042 and the sector has been consolidating as … Read more »

New Stamps Guarantee Free Range Origin

Press Release – Zeagold Foods

This month, Woodland will launch New Zealands first free range eggs that bear individual stamps of origin, so that the provenance of each egg can be traced all the way back to the free range farm where the hen laid it. Read more »

Apprenticeship boost is welcome and needed.

Press Release – Industry Training Federation

Today’s $7 million boost for industry training and apprenticeships is welcome news for employers, industry trainees, and apprentices, in the face of skills shortages across the economy, says the Industry Training Federation. Read more »

Call for New Zealand nominations for agribusiness awards

Press Release – Rabobank

Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Rabobank Leadership Awards, recognising outstanding leadership among both accomplished and up-and-coming leaders in New Zealand and Australias food, beverage and agribusiness industries. Read more »

Private sector expertise for Expo 2020 steering group

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced three senior appointments to oversee New Zealands involvement in Expo 2020, being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Read more »

Senior business leader appointed to chair FoodHQ

Press Release – FoodHQ

Sue Foley, a senior New Zealand business leader, has been appointed as the first independent chair of FoodHQ. Read more »

Peters: The farcical virtuous circle

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Fully aware as ones experience tells you that this is not an audience susceptible to conversion when the facts are laid out. Read more »


Press Release – Food Integrity Conference

Today is the final opportunity to register for FOOD INTEGRITY 2017, the conference in Auckland at the end of the month exploring how to keep New Zealands food exports safe and maximise brand profits. Read more »

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