Bapcor’s ex-Hellaby auto unit still exceeding expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – ASX-listed Bapcor is still being pleasantly surprised by the former Hellaby Holdings automotive unit, which delivered a 29 percent increase in first-half earnings. Read more »

ASX-listed Super Retail Group pays $144M for Macpac

Article – BusinessDesk

ASX-listed Super Retail Group pays $144M for Macpac, more than twice the 2015 price Read more »

Promisia shares tumble on Medsafe warning

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Promisia Integrative shares slumped 72 percent after Medsafe warned its Arthrem product could cause potential liver damage. The company said the number of reported cases is “extremely small” and it stands by its product. Read more »

Balance needed in reporting about Arthrem

Press Release – Promisia Ltd

The makers of the Arthrem joint support product are calling for balanced news reporting around the recent Medsafe advisory relating to Arthrem’s active ingredient, Artemisia annua. Read more »

Sunscreen producer will meet NZ standard for SPF testing

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Sunscreen producer Johnson & Johnson (New Zealand) Limited (JJNZ) has undertaken to the Commerce Commission to only sell sunscreen products which meet the joint Australian/New Zealand standard. Read more »

Wattle seed-flavoured ice cream latest field days treat

Press Release – Northland Regional Council

A clever co-operative culinary coup; thats how the Northland Regional Council and NorthTec are hoping the visitors to the upcoming Northland Field Days will view their wattle seed-flavoured ice cream. Read more »

Hallenstein Glasson says first-half profit rose about 63%

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Hallenstein Glasson Holdings says first-half profit rose about 63 percent on a strong rise in sales and improving gross margin. Read more »

Vodafone helps parents navigate My First Phone

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone helps parents navigate My First Phone Friday 16 February With another school year underway, Vodafone is offering advice to parents under pressure from their children asking for their first phone. Vodafone Head of Segment Marketing Delina Shields says … Read more »

Easter Sunday – To Trade or Not to Trade?

Press Release – Hurunui District Council

That is the question the Hurunui District Council is asking its residents after it today agreed to consultation on its draft Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy. Read more »

UPDATE: Skellerup lifts 1H profit 31%

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Skellerup Holdings shares jumped to a record after the rubber goods manufacturer lifted first-half profit 31 percent thanks to a “standout” performance from its industrial unit which boosted earnings 40 percent. Read more »

Bouquet still popular choice for Romantics

Press Release – Paymark

The traditional frenzy amongst florists on Valentines Day was evident this year. Payments accepted yesterday by florists through the Paymark network were over fivefold higher than the previous Wednesday (up 429% or $1.1 million), bringing the daily … Read more »

The Monthly Co rebrands as Necesse

Press Release – Necesse

New Zealand based tampon subscription service The Monthly Co has rebranded to Necesse. The start-up was created by University of Canterbury students and flatmates, Isabelle Smith and Josie Milton who came up with the idea after reading reports of girls and … Read more »

Petition to further restrict psychoactive substances

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Simeon Brown MP for Pakuranga MP for Pakuranga Simeon Brown has today launched a petition calling for tougher penalties for suppliers of psychoactive substances. My petition calls for both tougher sentences for those who supply illegal synthetic … Read more »

Low-spending households continue to face highest inflation

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Low-spending households faced the highest inflation for the year (up 2.4 percent), and high-spending households the lowest (up 1.3 percent), Stats NZ said today. Read more »

New Zealanders know how to close a deal

Press Release – Tug Agency

Global data from cloud-based sales software, Pipedrive, reveals that when it comes to converting leads into sales, New Zealanders are amongst the best. Read more »

Big lift in Skellerup earnings

Press Release – Skellerup Holdings Ltd

Big lift in Skellerup earnings A standout performance from Skellerups Industrial Division has underpinned a strong result for the first half of FY18. Read more »

Calling Coromandel exhibitors for Auckland Food Show 2018

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

If you’ve got your own local, homegrown artisan food or beverage products and want the opportunity to promote your wares to more than 30,000 people – we want to hear from you. Read more »

Foodstuffs to trial artificial intelligence shopping

Press Release – IMAGR

New Zealanders will be the first in the world to trial new artificial intelligence technology that brings the checkout to the trolley when they shop for groceries at a Foodstuffs store in coming months. Read more »

Date nights and experiences impressing Kiwis

Press Release – Mastercard

New Zealand 13 February 2018: Kiwis are continuing to invest in experiences, as new data shows sentimental spending has increased by 33% since 2015, with the number of transactions up by 47% during the Valentines Day period. Read more »

Gull spreads the love this Valentine’s Day

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Auckland, 13th February 2018 Visit Gull this Valentines Day, Wednesday 14th February 2018 and Gull will donate 2 cents per litre of fuel sold to Ronald MacDonald House Charities. Read more »

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