Massey Survey Shows ‘Amazon Effect’ Spooks Local Retailers

Press Release – Massey University

Massey Universitys latest Big Issues in Retail survey shows business confidence has declined since 2016, with the Amazon effect cited as the main reason for uncertainty. Read more »

Fonterra CEO’s Outrageous $8.31M Pay Year

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the huge $8.31 million pay year for Fonterras Theo Spierings is exactly why New Zealand needs say-on-pay laws. Read more »

$5.1 Million distributed across Eastern & Central region

Press Release – Eastern and Central Community Trust

592 organisations from East Cape to Wairarapa, and across to Manawatu and Horowhenua, received funding from Eastern & Central Community Trust (ECCT) in the year ending March 31, 2017. Read more »

Small businesses spend their evenings chasing invoices

Press Release – Xero

AUCKLAND, August 21, 2017 Unpaid invoices are plaguing New Zealand small businesses and coming at the cost of work-life balance, according to research released by Xero today. Read more »

Politics Live at FSC & Workplace Savings Conference

Press Release – Financial Services Council

15 August 2017 – The Financial Services Council and Workplace Savings NZ have today confirmed three leading NZ politicians will be speaking at the Navigating Change conference on 7-8 September. Read more »

Certus Launches Cognition to Spur Cognitive App Development

Press Release – Certus Solutions

Auckland, New Zealand August 10, 2017, Cognition , a design thinking-led management consultancy powered by IBM Cloud, has been officially launched today by leading systems integrator Certus Solutions , in alliance with IBM Australia and New Zealand. Cognitions … Read more »

Labour wants to lift minimum wage, soften 90-day trial rules

Article – BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) – If elected in September, a Labour government would lift the minimum wage to $16.50 an hour and pay core public service workers a ‘living wage’, Labour leader Andrew Little said when presenting the party’s employment relations … Read more »

Labour’s backdown on 90-day trials vindicates ACT policy

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Labours official backdown on 90-day trials shows the gains that can be achieved by a stronger ACT, says ACT Party leader David Seymour. Read more »

Bus drivers welcome Labour’s FPA policy

Press Release – Wellington Tramways Union

The Fair Pay Agreements proposed by Labour cant come quick enough for bus drivers facing an average pay cut of $200 a week under the Greater Wellington Regional Councils re-tendering of bus services. Read more »

Emergent at centre of major expansion drive in Waikato

Press Release – Emergent

Emergent, New Zealands leading recruitment experts are launching a rapid expansion drive, incentivised by a growing economy and severe skills shortage in the Waikato region. Read more »

Business incubators expand to regional NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Early stage technology businesses in the regions can expect an easier pathway to support, thanks to the expansion of Callaghan Innovations founder incubators, says Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith. Read more »

2017 Plain English Awards: more carrot than stick

Press Release – Plain English Awards

Turning their back on officialese and corporate jargon, government agencies and commercial firms are again vying for honours in the annual Plain English Awards. Entries are open across nine categories. Awards are available for everything from superb sentence … Read more »

Open Polytechnic and New Zealand Law Society sign agreement

Press Release – Open Polytechnic

A new agreement signed between Open Polytechnic and the New Zealand Law Society will see the two organisations working together to upskill legal executives, paralegals and legal assistants throughout the country. Read more »

Suncorp update on proposed Tower Limited acquisition

Press Release – Suncorp

Suncorp Group Limited (Suncorp) today provided an update on the proposed acquisition by its wholly owned subsidiary, Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited (Vero NZ) of outstanding shares in Tower Limited (Tower). Read more »

Investor confidence in industrial property market up

Press Release – Colliers International

Investor confidence in New Zealands industrial property market has increased across all the main centres, while sentiment in the office, retail and residential market has dipped. Read more »

Creating a life outside the wire in horticulture

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand national seasonal labour coordinator Jerf van Beek today told a breakfast function in Wellington, hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the Corrections Department, about the rewards of helping former offenders into … Read more »

Economic growth steady despite building slowdown

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.5 percent in the March 2017 quarter, following an increase of 0.4 percent in the December 2016 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Botica adds Passion

Press Release – Botica Butler Raudon Public Relations

Auckland 15 June 2017 Strategic public relations consultancy Botica Butler Raudon Partners is making a play for a greater share of the overall PR pie. It is acquiring consumer, sustainability and social consultancy Passion PR from founder … Read more »

Staples Rodway boosts senior ranks

Press Release – Staples Rodway

National accounting and business advisory firm Staples Rodway has appointed a new Director and announced nine other senior promotions, including six female leaders, across Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch Read more »

Trade top of list for business delegation to Taipei

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Wellington Chamber of Commerce Media Statement Wednesday 14th June 2017 Trade top of list for business delegation to Taipei, says Chamber Read more »

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