Launch of Amanah Ethical KiwiSaver

Speech – Amanah

Traditionally many New Zealanders have seen an aged pension as their right – and whilst that is true (Winston Peters can articulate this more eloquently) for particularly older New Zealanders who quite legitimately saw pensions as part of the moral contract … Read more »

Pokie fraud accused in court

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Four men charged with Crimes Act offences in relation to a multi-million dollar gaming machine fraud appeared in the Wellington District Court today. The alleged offending was detected during Operation Chestnut, a joint investigation involving the Department … Read more »

Abano withdraws from lower North Island DHB pathology tender

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 2 (BusinessDesk) – Abano Healthcare, the specialist medical investment firm, has quit its bid for pathology work across the lower North Island, saying the terms of the contract on offer weren’t workable, and is reviewing the cost the loss of … Read more »

David McLean gets top job at Westpac NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 2 (BusinessDesk) – Westpac Banking Corp has appointed David McLean as chief executive of its New Zealand unit, a position he has held in an acting capacity since August last year. Read more »

FMA looking into Pyne Gould’s 2014 ‘profit’

Article – BusinessDesk

FMA looking into Pyne Gould’s accounts after company says most of 2014 profit wasn’t received Read more »

NZ dollar weakens as Chinese manufacturing slows

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 2 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar touched a fresh four-year low at the weekend on concern about a slower outlook for the Chinese economy, Asia’s largest and New Zealand’s biggest trading partner. Read more »

$3000 fine for false container declaration

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Conflicting declarations on the contents of a container arriving from China saw an Auckland woman fined in the Manukau District Court on 27 January 2015. Xin Sun, 34, of Glen Eden Auckland, earlier pleaded guilty to a charge laid by the Ministry for … Read more »

Rabobank Agribusiness Outlook 2015

Press Release – Rabobank

The 2015 Agribusiness Outlook shares Rabobanks view for New Zealand agriculture in 2015. It includes four key swing factors that will be critical in shaping the outlook for 2015, addresses the significant price drivers for agricultural commodities … Read more »

Socially Responsible Investment Funds remove fossil fuel

Press Release – Grosvenor Financial Services Group

Wellington, 30 January 2015 New Zealand-owned financial services provider Grosvenor Financial Services Group announced today that it has removed exposure to all directly-held fossil fuel-related companies within the two Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) … Read more »

Equitise crowdfunding platform offers stock in Tourism Radio

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Equitise, the countrys latest equity-crowdfunding platform, has launched today offering kiwis the chance to buy shares in digital travel guide company, Tourism Radio NZ. Read more »

Kiwi Buyers Losers against Cheap Foreign Money

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Kiwis have little chance of outbidding a foreign buyer for New Zealand land, says New Zealand First. Foreign buyers can pull the rug from under our feet when it comes to purchasing, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Winners of Rex Mason Prize announced

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society has announced the winners of New Zealands longest-established legal writing award, the Honourable Rex Mason Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing. Read more »

NZ Oil & Gas to return $63.2M of excess cash

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Oil & Gas, the listed energy explorer, will return $63.2 million of excess cash to shareholders after gaining final High Court orders allowing it to proceed with the plan. Read more »

Americans the biggest buyers of NZ land since 2010: Linz

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Americans have been the biggest buyers of New Zealand land in the past five years although the Chinese topped the list in 2014 alone. Read more »

Xero names US-based Douglas Jeffries as CFO

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Xero, the cloud-based accounting software firm, named US-based Douglas Jeffries as its new chief financial officer, replacing Ross Jenkins who will take on the new role of chief operating officer responsible for field operations. Read more »

UPDATED: Briscoe considers customer loyalty programme

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Briscoe Group, which operates the Briscoes, Rebel Sports, and Living & Giving stores in New Zealand, may introduce a customer loyalty programme this year to stoke growth in online sales. Read more »

Interest rates could fall below 5% – so be patient

Press Release – New Zealand Mortgages and Securities

Auckland property financier James Kellow says prospective homeowners should be patient with arranging a mortgage, as he believes interest rates will fall in 2015 possibly below five percent for some. His comments follow the Reserve Bank today holding the … Read more »

NZ venison, lamb ventures win $41 mln of funding under PGP

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) – Two projects to develop premium markets for New Zealand venison and lamb have won a total of $41 million in government and industry co-funding under the Primary Growth Partnership. Read more »

Reserve Bank Act Fails Exporters Again

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

With the Official Cash Rate held at 3.5 percent, the Reserve Bank needs to take lessons from the Bank of Canada over how to surprise the markets, says New Zealand First Leader, the Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Wynyard Advanced Crime Analytics Solution Selected by PSCU

Press Release – Wynyard Group

Auckland, 29 January 2015 Wynyard Group , a market leader in crime fighting software and services, today announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with PSCU for its Internal Fraud Analytics Solution a configuration of the Wynyard Advanced … Read more »

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