New Visa opens doors for entrepreneurs in the Region

Press Release – Nelson Regional EDA

The new Global Impact Visa (GIV), announced today by the Ministry of Immigration, Michael Woodhouse, will be of great value to region’s like Nelson. Read more »

Update on Commerce Commission steel mesh investigation

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission continues to make progress in its ongoing enquiries into steel mesh sold in New Zealand. Read more »

NZ business confidence lifts in April

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand firms were more optimistic about the economic outlook this month as a buoyant construction sector remains central to the country’s growth in the coming year, ANZ Bank New Zealand says. Read more »

Government Finance Statistics Year ended June 2015

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Government Finance Statistics (Central Government): Year ended June 2015 Statistics NZ Information Release Read more »

Surge in EU milk production not “opening of floodgates”

Press Release – Rabobank

Signs are emerging that EU milk production growth is finally slowing, indicating the recent post-quota surge in production is a one-off adjustment rather than an opening of the floodgates, according to a visiting expert on the European dairy … Read more »

New visa to attract entrepreneurs to NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New visa to attract entrepreneurs to NZ Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes a new Global Impact Visa (GIVs) designed to bring innovative, global entrepreneurs to New Zealand. Last year the Government committed to considering a new Global … Read more »

NZ building consents see-saw with 9.8% March fall

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents fell in March, reversing gains February and led by a drop-off in Auckland Wellington and Otago while Canterbury recorded an increase. Read more »

Dunne Speaks – The Panama Papers Fall-out

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

DUNNE SPEAKS Friday 29 April New Zealands tax system is generally well-regarded. In part that is because of our focus on a broad base, low rate approach to personal and corporate taxation, and in part it is because our system is relatively easy to … Read more »

Tourism Holdings likely to exceed 2016 guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings will likely exceed its 2016 guidance as margins improve in New Zealand and Australia, giving the campervan rental company confidence to predict growth over 2017 and 2018. Read more »

Skellerup cuts earnings guidance again

Article – BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Skellerup Holdings cut its annual earnings guidance for a second time, projecting a lower profit than 2015 as weak milk, oil and gas prices around the world weigh on demand from the rubber goods maker’s customers. Read more »

NZX says 1st-qtr sales rise 9.6% as debt listings climb

Article – BusinessDesk

NZX says 1st-qtr sales rise 9.6% as debt listings climb, sees Ralec victory Read more »

Labour claims new Home-Start scheme “vastly underperforming”

Article – BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) – Labour has warned one of the government’s policies to help first-time buyers is “vastly underperforming” and having little impact in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Read more »

Decision to keep Huntly operating in NZ’s best interest

Press Release – NZCID

The announcement today that Genesis will retain the strategic electricity reserve at Huntly may not please everyone, but the importance of ensuring a stable electricity supply close to demand centres is paramount, says Stephen Selwood of the New Zealand … Read more »

Horticulture Welcomes Dam Progress

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the announcement of the progress made in funding for the Ruataniwha Dam project in Hawkes Bay. The horticulture industry is reliant on sensible management of freshwater in New Zealand and the provision of water for … Read more »

PledgeMe.Lend gearing up for launch

Press Release – PledgeMe

PledgeMe.Lend gearing up for launch PledgeMe CEO Anna Guenther announced today that their licence application to provide peer-to-peer lending has been approved by the Financial Markets Authority, with the licence to be granted once the final prerequisite … Read more »

Quarterly Auckland rental update

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

Early 2016 got off to a busy start for landlords and renters, while average weekly rents edged up only slightly over the first few months of the year. Read more »

Start-up Café programme a new way to explore fresh business

Press Release – Northland Inc

Northlanders are full of new and innovative ideas and Northland Inc, the regions Economic Development Agency, are making their team of business growth specialists available throughout the region with the Start-up Caf programme. The Start-up … Read more »

Landmark EQC settlement

Article – BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) – The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity’s responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a ‘when new’ state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of … Read more »


Press Release – Mike Pero

The Reserve Bank has this morning kept the OCR at its current rate of 2.25 per cent which has come as no surprise to real estate agency CEO Mike Pero. Read more »

Unisys Takes Flagship ClearPath MCP Software Virtual

Press Release – Unisys

Powerful operating environment runs on popular VMware without dedicated system hardware, simplifying clients use of IT resources and enabling cost reduction Read more »

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