Green Party congratulates Kirk Hope

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party congratulates Kirk Hope on his appointment as Chief Executive of BusinessNZ. Our congratulations go to Kirk Hope for his appointment as BusinessNZ Chief Executive, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said. Mr Hope is the right … Read more »

Review reveals Govt yet again underfunds maritime sector

Press Release – NZ Shipping Federation

Minister of Transport, Simon Bridges, needs to urgently address the underfunding of Maritime NZs operations, says Annabel Young, Executive Director of the NZ Shipping Federation. Read more »

New Zealand’s Business Elite Honoured

Press Release – NZME.

The New Zealand business community gathered last night at the prestigious black tie ceremony at Aucklands Vector Arena to recognise and honour the countrys premiere businesses at the Deloitte Top 200 Awards. Read more »

Contact Energy welcomes Report of the Land and Water Forum

Press Release – Contact Energy

Contact Energy CEO Dennis Barnes has welcomed the Fourth Report of the Land and Water Forum, and has expressed support for its recommendations intended to maximize the economic benefit of fresh water, and bring iwi into the water economy. Dennis … Read more »

Remuneration Authority Appointments

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse today announced the appointment of Fran Wilde as Chair and Geoffrey Summers as a new member of the Remuneration Authority (the Authority). The Authority is responsible for setting the rates of … Read more »

Lower rate for calculating FBT on low-interest loans

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Lower rate for calculating FBT on low-interest loans Revenue Minister Todd McClay today announced that the new prescribed interest rate used to calculate fringe benefit tax on low-interest loans provided by employers to their employees will be 5.99%. … Read more »

PSA calls for better remuneration across the public sector

Press Release – Public Service Association

The release of the remuneration of public service and state sector chief executives has been welcomed by the PSA as great example of transparency but one that reveals a large gap between the senior managers and other staff in the state sector. Read more »

Former Harcourts NZ CEO expands company into Canada

Press Release – Harcourts

Former Harcourts NZ CEO expands company into Canada 26 November 2015 Hayden Duncan, former CEO for Harcourts, New Zealands largest real estate group, is to lead the companys expansion into Canada. Mr Duncan, who left his role as Harcourts NZ CEO … Read more »

RMA changes could do some good

Press Release – BusinessNZ

Chief Executive Phil OReilly says business is disappointed that the political landscape has made it impossible to change the Act substantively to make it more fit for its purpose of promoting sustainable development. Read more »

Unstoppable Kiwi Travellers

Press Release – Expedia

UNSTOPPABLE KIWI TRAVELLERS – MOVE OVER MAINSTREAM, KIWIS ARE AFTER THE UNIQUE AND UNSPOILED Auckland, New Zealand, 26 November, 2015 The brands annual State of the Nation report, released today, reveals how passionate Kiwis … Read more »

Hawke’s Bay financial planning firm wins national award

Press Release – Cole Murray

Hawkes Bay financial planning firm wins national KiwiSaver award for seventh consecutive year and also scoops Advisers Institute award Read more »

Cheaper bus fares start this weekend

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Cheaper bus fares start this weekend GO Wellington and Newlands Coach Services Bus fares are cheaper every weekend from this Saturday 28 November to Sunday 20 December on GO Wellington or Newlands Coach Services buses with $1 fares for one zone of travel, … Read more »

Minister to take back inquiry appointment powers over EEZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Environmental law reforms announced today include bringing the relatively new regime governing resource consents in New Zealand’s vast offshore exclusive economic zone into line with Resource Management Act processes that apply … Read more »

Government unveils RMA reform package with enough support

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) – The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing … Read more »

Kamo Home and Village wins Bronze Award

Press Release – Business Excellence Awards

Kamo Home and Village wins Bronze Award in New Zealands most prestigious Business Excellence awards Read more »

Auckland paying for feeble skills training

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

26 NOVEMBER 2015 AUCKLAND PAYING FOR FEEBLE SKILLS TRAINING APPROACH The serious building workers shortage in Auckland points the finger directly at the governments ineptitude. National completely neglected the opportunity to upskill Kiwis with … Read more »

Latest SSC report confirms Govt clinging to surplus

Press Release – PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the 2015 Human Resource Capability Survey (HRC), released today by the State Services Commission, shows that the Government is continuing to take money from public servants in a desperate attempt to cling … Read more »

Competitive future for “unbroken” NZ dairy

Press Release – Rabobank

New Zealand dairy is well placed to compete in the global market as prices begin to recover in the coming 12 months, a visiting global dairy specialist has told localproducers. Read more »

Household Economic Survey (Income): Year ended June 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The Household Economic Survey (HES) measures annual income and housing expenses from a sample of New Zealand households. See Household Economic Survey (Income): Year ended June 2015 on our website or download the attached Excel tables for the latest … Read more »

Exports and imports both fall in October 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The trade deficit widened to $963 million in October 2015, compared with a deficit of $892 million for the same period last year, Statistics New Zealand said today. Exports fell more than imports. Read more »

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