36 hours of scrutiny essential on Vodafone-Sky merger

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ has advised the High Court it supports telecommunications companies requests to delay the proposed merger between Vodafone New Zealand and Sky Network Television by 36 hours, in the event this merger is allowed to proceed by the Commerce … Read more »

Deadlines for new food safety law coming up

Press Release – Ministry of Primary Industries

The deadline for some businesses to register under the new Food Act is coming up. Food businesses, including restaurants and cafes with an alcohol licence, need to apply by 31 March. Read more »

BNZ – BusinessNZ PSI – January 2017

Press Release – BNZ BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index

New Zealands services sector experienced ongoing expansion during January to start 2017 on a very positive note, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). The PSI for January was 59.5. This was 1.0 point up from … Read more »

NZ retail sales rise 0.8% in Dec qtr, auto sector dominates

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail sales gained in the fourth quarter, led again by motor vehicle and parts retailing, with eleven of the 15 industries monitored seeing higher sales volumes. Read more »

The Greens Must Be Kidding!

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Coffee was spat out this afternoon at the Taxpayers Union when Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei released a media statement labelling the closure of the Cadbury chocolate factory a tragedy for Dunedin and local manufacturing. The comments by Ms Turei … Read more »

Food marketing review ignores advice from 77 experts

Press Release – University of Auckland

Government regulation is needed to reduce the advertising industrys marketing of unhealthy foods to children and young people, according to 77 of New Zealands leading health professors. Read more »

BNZ – BusinessNZ PMI – January 2017

Press Release – Business NZ

Activity in New Zealand’s manufacturing sector saw January experience a dip in expansion, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for January was 51.6 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates that manufacturing … Read more »

Car sales continue to rev up retail

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Car sales continued to push the volume of total retail trade sales up, with sales rising 1.9 percent in the December 2016 quarter, Statistics NZ said today. Read more »

Albacore tuna gets second sustainability tick

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

New Zealands albacore tuna troll fishery has been re-certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainably managed. The certification is valid for a period of 5 years and requires annual audits to ensure the fishery maintains its high level … Read more »

While you were sleeping: Wall St eases

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Wall Street slipped, retreating after earlier touching fresh record highs, as investors reassessed valuations while waiting for details of US President Donald Trumps phenomenal tax plans. Read more »

Australian Government Leads the Way on GST

Press Release – Retail NZ

The Australian Government has today introduced legislation to the House of Representatives that will require foreign retailers and online marketplaces to register for Australian GST, and Retail NZ says its time NZs National-led Government followed suit. Read more »

Aussie online bargain site moves into NZ

Press Release – Bargain Spot

Aussie online bargain site moves into NZ Online bargain shopping site Bargain Spot is set to replicate its Australian success for the New Zealand market. The Gold Coast, Australia-based service, which is run by father-and-son team of Chris and Justin … Read more »

Changes to Australian Visa Application Services

Press Release – TT services

On 24th February 2017, the Australian Visa Application Centre in Queenstown will cease daily Monday to Friday operations and will be replaced by a one day per week operation alternating between Queenstown and Dunedin. Read more »

Study launches consultation on future of town centres

Press Release – Timaru District Council

A new report presenting options to address the issues and opportunities involved in the development of Timaru District town centres has been published today by Timaru District Council. Read more »

NZ food prices rise 0.9% in January

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 14 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices rose in January, as apples surged to a record high, leading gains in fruit and vegetables. Read more »

DIY property investors set to nail Bunnings premises

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

One of the Hawkes Bays biggest retail land and building sites has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Apple prices up 40 percent to highest level ever

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Record-high apple prices led to a 2.8 percent rise in food prices in January, Statistics New Zealand said today. The rise in food prices is the highest monthly increase since June 2009. Read more »

Could you be breaking the ‘laws of love’ on Valentine’s Day?

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

Could you be breaking the laws of love on Valentines Day in the office? Read more »

Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum meeting update

Press Release – Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum

The Community Pharmacy Leaders Forum (CPLF) held their first meeting for 2017 on Monday 30 January in Christchurch. CPLF is chaired by the Guilds President, with the Guilds Chief Executive responsible for organising CPLF meetings. Read more »

Quality fuel at New Zealand petrol pumps

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealanders can be confident theyre filling up their tanks with good quality fuel, according to a fuel testing report released by Trading Standards. Read more »

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