NZ consumer confidence recovers in June

Article – BusinessDesk

June 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence recovered in June, reversing May’s drop, as an improving labour market, house price growth and a stronger New Zealand dollar improved sentiment. Read more »

NZD gains as economic growth reduces prospects of rate cut

Article – BusinessDesk

The New Zealand dollar gained after figures showed the economy grew faster than the Reserve Bank had forecast in the first quarter, giving it less reason to cut interest rates again. Read more »

Don’t fall for phone scammers alleging tax evasion

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

New Zealanders are being warned about a spate of scam phone callers saying they are from Inland Revenue and trying to recover unpaid taxes. Inland Revenue has received notifications of the scam calls from more than 500 customers all over the country, … Read more »

NZ hotel occupancy rates hit five-year high in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Industry Aotearoa, which represents 140 New Zealand hotels, says occupancy rates hit a five-year high in 2015. Read more »

Serco exits equity stake, remains as operator

Article – BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) – Serco has sold its equity stake in the company that holds the contract to design, build and run Wiri Prison in South Auckland but continues as sub-contractor to operate the facility. Read more »

20th CINZ MEETINGS ends on a high

Press Release – Conventions and Incentives NZ

Conventions and Incentives New Zealand’s (CINZ) two-day trade exhibition to promote the country’s business events industry has ended on a high, with many international buyers keen to book New Zealand for their future conferences and incentives. “We … Read more »

Joyce disagrees with Treasury’s per-capita GDP forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) – A string of better-than-expected data points to faster economic growth on a per capita basis than Treasury’s projections, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says. Read more »

New report shows factory farming the wrong direction for NZ

Press Release – SAFE For Animals

The government released its report on the outlook for the primary industries today. SAFE says the report demonstrates factory farming is the wrong direction for New Zealand. Only 1.8% of the money involved in farming came from pigs and chickens … Read more »

Edgecumbe innovation unlocks hidden value for Fonterra

Press Release – Fonterra

The upgrade underway at Fonterras Edgecumbe site will allow Fonterra to capture lactose that was previously unable to be extracted from the sites waste stream by creatively applying existing filtration technology. Read more »

What is really at the centre of Paid Parental Leave?

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) are concerned that there are huge and growing gaps in how newborns are treated in NZ. Read more »

Primary sector exports continue to grow

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New export figures for the primary sector show solid growth, with gains across the sector more than making up for recent declines in dairy prices, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. Read more »

UPDATE: NZME’s Boggs to do shareholder rounds

Press Release – BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) – NZME chief executive Michael Boggs will spend the next 10 days meeting and greeting current and potential investors after APN News & Media shareholders overwhelmingly backed plans to carve out the New Zealand unit. Read more »

More balance in the economy needed to ensure strong growth

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

More balance in the economy needed to ensure strong growth in incomes of working people Read more »

Kiwis’ real disposable income goes nowhere for the year

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders hard work for the last year resulted in no increase in real disposable income, showing Kiwis arent getting ahead under National, says Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

UPDATE: NZ economy grows faster-than-forecast 0.7%

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: NZ economy grows faster-than-forecast 0.7% in first quarter; kiwi dollar jumps Read more »

Solid economic growth continues

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The economy continues to perform solidly, with Statistics New Zealand today reporting 0.7 per cent growth for the first three months of 2016, taking annual growth to 2.8 per cent, Finance Minister Bill English says. Read more »

GOVIS: A Minister’s perspective on disruptive innovation

Speech – New Zealand Government

According to the commentariat, this is a subject that I should have daily familiarity with, allegedly because of my hair. Read more »

RAMPartners SA issue Chatham buy recommendation

Press Release – Chatham Rock Phosphate

Geneva based investment banking firm RAMPartners SA met with Chatham Rock Phosphate earlier this year and received our investor presentation with obvious interest. Subsequently they requested the opportunity to prepare an independent, investor focused, research … Read more »

NZ economy grows faster than forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

June 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the first quarter of 2016 as construction expanded at the quickest rate in two years. The kiwi dollar rose after the data was released. Read more »

Check your back pocket!The Co-operative Bank gives back!

Press Release – Co-operative Bank

Check your back pocket! The Co-operative Bank gives $2.1 million back to Kiwis Read more »

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