Ravensdown’s spring super cap worth $1.3 million to farmers

Press Release – Ravensdown

The difference between the two superphosphate manufacturers web-listed price for customers buying super-based products between 1 September and 1 December has meant Ravensdown returned savings of about $1.3 million to its farmers. Read more »

Government’s RealMe in doubt as Treasury calls for ‘pause’

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s RealMe project to give every New Zealander one log-in for all online government services is among several dozen major government initiatives attracting extra scrutiny from the Treasury, with recommendations that … Read more »

Collective century of JMIS expertise unlocks options

Press Release – JMIS

Collective century of JMIS expertise unlocks investment options Today marks a new beginning for the former Sovereign-owned Select Wealth Management product. As of 1 December, all of the Select Wealth Management staff will be relocated to JMIS offices, … Read more »

Information Leadership wins local government

Press Release – Information Leadership

New Zealand information and knowledge management solution provider Information Leadership won ICT Vendor of the Year at last weeks Annual Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) Awards. The company was nominated by the Upper Hutt … Read more »

An improved, simplified and streamlined RMA better for all

Press Release – NZ Planning Institute

November 30, 2015 The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill before Parliament this week seeks to simplify and streamline the planning processes which would be good for all Kiwis, the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) chair Bryce Julyan says. … Read more »

Building lasting relationships for growth in BOP

Press Release – Bay of Connections

Bay of Connections has solidified its regional and national influence throughout 2015, after a year of significant economic action and achievement, culminating in the launch of its Yearly Report in Tauranga today. > Read more »

NZ business confidence rises to 6-month high

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand business confidence rose to a six-month high in November, signalling a pick up in the economy. Read more »

PwC strengthens its tax service offerings

Press Release – PwC

PwC New Zealand is growing the tax offerings of its firm with the acquisition of Wellington-based, tax specialist practice TaxTeam. The business, and 12 staff members, will move in to PwCs Wellington office on 113-119 The Terrace today. Read more »

NZ residential building consents rise 5.1% in October

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents rose in October, snapping two months of decline on a pickup in Auckland, where approvals for apartments helped drive the trend for new dwellings in the city to the highest level in almost … Read more »

FMA reports on audit quality standards

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

The number of audit firms in New Zealand performing at a good standard is on the rise; however a large proportion of firms still need to make further improvements to the quality of their audits. Read more »

NZ dollar set for action-packed week after Thanksgiving lull

Article – Businesswire

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar starts the week lower after the US dollar advanced towards the end of last week amid low liquidity with many traders on holiday. Read more »

World Week Ahead: Yellen, ECB, OPEC

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – A speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as well as the latest US jobs data will draw the focus in the coming days as investors refine bets that policy makers are set to increase interest rates at their December meeting. Read more »

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 »

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