Business Buddy sees benefits of Minecraft

Press Release – Chatterbox PR

EVERY parent has that moment when they wish their kids would get off the damn computer and go and play outside but are all games as bad as older generations think? Read more »

iPredict New Zealand Weekly Economic & Political Update

Press Release – iPredict

TV3s Campbell Live appears doomed, with a 77% probability it will be cancelled before 1 January 2016 , according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealands predictions market, iPredict. John Keys position as … Read more »

Promotions at James & Wells – ‘champions of innovation’

Press Release – James and Wells

National intellectual property specialists James & Wells are proud to announce three staff promotions among their ranks, naming Peter Brown and Owen Culliney as Senior Associates, and Sebastien Aymeric as an Associate. Managing partner Kate Wilson … Read more »

Liam Butler interviews Tim Bently

Press Release – ElderNet

To what extent are NZ organisations prepared to positively and productively engage in an aging workforce? Read more »

Wellington Region Business Hall of Fame – Hutt Valley

Press Release – Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce are seeking regional businesses to be inducted into the Wellington Region Business Hall of Fame. Read more »

Future of the Heartland

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Address by Dr William Rolleston, President, Federated Farmers of New Zealand, Heartland Forum, Conway Flats, North Canterbury, 17 April 2015. Read more »

Bluelab to spend growth grant taking new product to market

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) – Bluelab Corp, which makes electronic metering and control devices to aid plant growth, will use a new research and development growth grant to speed up taking a new sensory product to market in the next year. Read more »

NZ TWI surges above RBNZ forecast, may prompt jawboning

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar trade-weighted index has soared above the Reserve Bank’s projections to a nine-month high but traders and strategists say the bank has few options, other than jawboning, to drive the currency lower in … Read more »

Launch of paysafecard in New Zealand

Press Release – paysafecard

Paysafecard, the Vienna-based global market leader in prepaid online payment methods, and member of the international Skrill Group, continues its course of international expansion with its launch in New Zealand. Read more »

NZ Health Ministry well advanced on first social impact bond

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Ministry of Health well on the way to delivering NZ’s first social impact bond Read more »

Infometrics launch web-based community demographic profiles

Press Release – Infometrics

Infometrics launches web-based community demographic profiles Infometrics are pleased to announce the launching of complimentary web-based Community Profiles for every territorial authority and region of New Zealand. The Community Profiles are a tool … Read more »

Generally Steady Wool Market

Press Release – NZ Wool Services International Ltd

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that despite a stronger New Zealand dollar this week and a varied price range in some sectors, the market was generally strong overall. Read more »

Prime Minister to lead trade mission to Gulf States

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister to lead trade mission to Gulf States Prime Minister John Key will lead an 18-member New Zealand business delegation to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait from 26 April to 1 May. This will be the first visit by a New … Read more »

Tax compliance costs for SMEs continue to fall

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today welcomed a report showing tax compliance costs for small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) continue to fall. Read more »

Research publication spotlights lucrative trends in property

Press Release – RCG

New Zealanders could see hundreds of millions of dollars worth of residential developments above shopping centres in the next 10-20 years, according to property, design and research company RCG . Read more »

NZ manufacturing dips in March, remains in expansion

Article – BusinessDesk

April 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand manufacturing activity fell in March, while remaining in expansion, although employment contracted and new orders slowed. Read more »

Few opportunities to lift dairy prices short term

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is disappointed at the third fall in a row of the GlobalDairyTrade auction price overnight. Read more »

PM welcomes direct flights to Houston

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has welcomed Air New Zealands announcement that it will begin operating direct flights between Houston and New Zealand. The new service will provide for a more direct route for the millions of … Read more »

Milk price halves: A $7b economic black hole

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Global milk prices have halved since the peak last year, creating an economic black hole of almost $7 billion that will suck in regions reliant on dairy, crucial industries and the Governments books, says Labours Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. … Read more »

Reserve Bank’s Spencer calls on govt to rethink housing tax

Article – BusinessDesk

April 15 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank has urged the government to take another look at a capital gains tax on investment in housing, allow increased high-density development and cut red tape for planning consents to address an over-heated Auckland … Read more »

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