Leading Light Awards finalists announced

Press Release – Development West Coast

The finalists in the 2016 West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards have today been revealed, with 21 finalists vying for the prestigious awards. Read more »

Zespri sets out plan to replace chief executive Lain Jager

Article – BusinessDesk

Zespri International, the kiwifruit marketer, is to start the search for a new chief executive next year, with a plan to have the successful candidate in place for the start of 2018. Read more »

First NZ Respect agreement with College of Surgeons

Press Release – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the University of Otago Medical School have signed a landmark Letter of Agreement, aimed at building respect and improving patient safety in surgery and strengthening the education of medical students. Read more »

Zespri Board announces succession planning for new CEO

Press Release – Zespri

The Board of Directors of Zespri will start a search process next year to select a new Chief Executive Officer. The succession is being planned with a view to having the new CEO in place by the beginning of 2018. Read more »

Top small business advisors awarded

Press Release – MYOB

Small business advisors nationwide were honoured for their service to New Zealands SME sector at MYOBs recent Partner Connect event in Auckland. Read more »

TAMCO “proud” to be Northland’s sole finalist in Food Awards

Press Release – Northland Inc

For the Love of Tams tamarillo relish makers TAMCO are proud as punch to be named as Northlands sole finalist in the 2016 NZ Food Awards in just their second year of production. Read more »

Industrial training provider opens doors at Izone

Press Release – AMS Group

The Izone industrial estate in Rolleston has a brand new addition with the move of AMS Group to 12 Centrum Lane. On Thursday, business owners, managers, and anyone with an interest in safety training and machinery operation can come along to celebrate … Read more »

Financial Risks and Currency Need Continued Focus

Press Release – NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association

Looking towards the Reserve Bank of New Zealands (RBNZ) OCR decisiontomorrow, the exchange rate remains at a level that is putting a lot of pressure on manufacturers and exporters. Building financial stability issues, here and abroad also present … Read more »

NZ Merino lifts annual profit 19%, meets growth targets

Press Release – BusinessDesk

New Zealand Merino Co, a wool marketer that aims to develop higher-value markets for sheep products, posted a 19 percent lift in annual profit and said its business has doubled in value over the past three years. Read more »

Auckland University staff take an hour for fair pay

Press Release – Public Service Association

People working at the University of Auckland will take an hour off tomorrow as they campaign to get a fair pay offer. Read more »

Credit Card Rip-Off Going on for Years

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

National has known for years there has been a growing problem with the public getting ripped off with credit card charges, says New Zealand First Commerce and Revenue Spokesperson Fletcher Tabuteau. Read more »

NZ dairy sector optimism jumps to 9-year high, Rabobank says

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Two-thirds of dairy farmers have told agri-lender Rabobank they expect conditions to improve as the jump in commodity prices at recent auctions flows through to sentiment. Read more »

ANZ closes Ngaruawahia branch… proposes two more closures

Press Release – First Union

The union representing working people at the countrys major banks says ANZ has confirmed it will close the Ngaruawahia branch while proposing closures at a further two branches. Read more »

$1M grant on offer for inspirational ideas for Waitako

Press Release – Momentum Waikato

Momentum Waikato, the regions community foundation, announced today it has $1 million on offer for Waikato organisations and collaborative groups that come forward with inspirational ideas for creating transformational change in our local community. Read more »

Protecting environment and upholding Treaty is possible

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand has condemned the Governments handling of the proposed Kermadec/Rangithua Ocean Sanctuary. Read more »

Re: ‘Shameful’ Auckland taxi school lets students cheat

Press Release – Blue Bubble Alliance

For the past few years Blue Bubble Taxi Companies have suspected that some Industry Training Providers have been less than rigorous when it comes to the testing of applicants for the local Area Knowledge and P Endorsement tests. Read more »

MBIE gives up on enforcing the law

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must provide labour inspectors with the resources they need to enforce basic employment law after reports that MBIE is only prosecuting the worst cases, says Labours Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

SEEK job ads up 9.9 per cent year on year

Press Release – SEEK

Job advertisements on SEEK rose 9.9 per cent this August when compared to the same period last year. Read more »

White Camellia Award Winners Announced

Press Release – Women’s Empowerment Principles

The New Zealand WEPs Committee announced the winners of the White Camellia awards in Auckland tonight. Read more »

Over 14.5 million soft plastic bags recycled

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

Over 14.5 million soft plastic bags have been recycled including, 1.2 million bread bags, 600,000 frozen food bags and 600,000 toilet roll bags Read more »

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