Price war ceasefire

Press Release – AA Petrol Watch

Fuel prices in many parts of the country rose a total of 2 cents per litre during May, but in other areas the price rise was much higher as the long-running price discount war suddenly came to an end. The price of 91 octane petrol at most outlets … Read more »

Further expansion for New Zealand’s largest car retailer

Press Release – Lighthouse Communications

New Zealands largest car retailer, 2 Cheap Cars, will be opening in Tauranga this weekend. Read more »

Terms of trade rise on lower petroleum prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The merchandise (goods) terms of trade rose 1.5 percent in the March 2015 quarter, due to import prices falling more than export prices, Statistics New Zealand said today. This rise follows two consecutive falls in the terms of trade. Read more »

Z Energy buys Caltex service station chain for $785 million

Article – BusinessDesk

June 2 (BusinessDesk) – Z Energy, the listed service station chain, has agreed to buy rival Chevron New Zealand’s Caltex-branded network for $785 million, and plans to raise $185 million in new capital to help fund the acquisition. Read more »

Music website trader guilty of fraud

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Online musical instrument store owner Andrew Marquet Taylor has been sentenced to 9 months home detention, ordered to pay more than $91,000 in compensation and fines in the Auckland District Court yesterday. Mr Taylor was also banned from using the … Read more »

Hunters Plaza gets ready to wow

Press Release – Hunters Plaza

Hunters Plaza first opened in Papatoetoe in 1991, and almost 25 years later it is still a vital part of the Papatoetoe community, a multi-million dollar investment in redeveloping Hunters Plaza will see the Centre transformed into to a more vibrant … Read more »

Hellaby sells packaging division to Coveris for about $30M

Article – BusinessDesk

May 29 (BusinessDesk) – Hellaby Holdings, the NZX-listed diversified investment company, has sold its packaging division to Coveris, one of the worlds largest plastic packaging and coatings companies. Read more »

Veritas slashes profit guidance by 19% as Nosh stalls

Article – BusinessDesk

May 29 (BusinessDesk) – Veritas Investments, the food and beverage investor, has slashed its full year profit guidance 19 percent, blaming a slower than expected turnaround in its gourmet supermarket chain, Nosh Food Market, and tighter drink-driving … Read more »

ASB / Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard

Press Release – ASB Bank

ASB / Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard Auckland has leap-frogged Canterbury into the top spot for economic growth in the latest ASB/Main Report Regional Economic Scoreboard a position it last held in September 2013. The move, up from second … Read more »

Cannon Hygiene celebrates 21 years

Press Release – Cannon Hygiene

Its cute, its compact, its pretty and its a far cry from what females in washrooms all over New Zealand would have seen 21 years ago!. Read more »

Best of the Best Poll 2015

Press Release – Mainstreet Wanganui

Its almost that time of year again. Time for the Mainstreet Wanganui annual Best of the Best public poll. Mainstreet Wanganui needs you to tell them who your favourite CBD businesses and service people are. If you have a favourite restaurant, gift store, … Read more »

Ford Mustang Fever Alive and Well in New Zealand

Press Release – Ford New Zealand

More than 300 New Zealand Mustang fans have placed orders for the All New Mustang Read more »

Seeing Red: Cafe2U implements New Zealand expansion

Press Release – Cafe2U

Franchising is about to boom in New Zealand following the recent acquisition of Cafe2U by the Retail Food Group (RFG). RFG is one of Australias largest multi-food franchise operators. An aggressive expansion drive by the international mobile cafe franchise … Read more »

New Zealand ‘brand’ not being seen

Press Release – Lincoln University

Many overseas consumers are unaware their food originates in New Zealand, undermining attempts to promote our clean and green and premium brand image, a new study finds. Read more »

Canon appoints new General Manager

Press Release – Canon

Canon appoints new General Manager for Consumer Imaging business 26 May 2015: Canon New Zealand today announced the appointment of Adam Maxwell to the position of General Manager for the Canon Consumer Imaging business replacing Kim Conner, who was appointed … Read more »

Vector and Auckland City BMW – an electrifying partnership

Press Release – Vector Limited

Vector is delighted to support Auckland City BMWs sustainability vision with the latest in solar technology. Auckland City BMWs brand new iBrand showroom features Vector Solar on the roof, along with Vectors innovative HomeSense system, allowing … Read more »

A divine investment: Angel Food

Press Release – PledgeMe

Auckland-based vegan food company, Angel Food , will launch an equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe tomorrow. Read more »

Emmetts’ new inspection facility a one-stop-shop

Press Release – Coresteel Buildings

A crowd of supportive locals gathered at Emmetts Truck Services last week for the grand opening of a new truck inspection workshop in Palmerston North. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence slips in May

Article – BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence slipped in May as sentiment about current and future conditions eased. Read more »

Retailers “Deeply Disappointed” by Budget

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ says retailers will be disappointed that the Government has failed to take action to close a loophole which disadvantages small and large Kiwi businesses because foreign websites dont have to pay their fair share of GST and duty when … Read more »

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