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ANZ leads $500m Housing NZ Sustainability Bond

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Housing New Zealand (HNZ) has issued a $NZ500 million Sustainability Bond to help fund investment in new or upgraded sustainable social housing. Read more »

Waikato: Start-up rail work on track

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Carriages for the new Hamilton-Auckland start-up rail service are already being stripped for refurbishment and other work to keep the project on track is also underway, Waikato regional councillors have heard. Read more »

NZ Post achieves first-half revenue growth

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Post has managed to lift revenue for the first time since 2015 as growth in sales from parcels delivery more than offset continuing falls in mail volumes. Read more »

Half year financial results: Kiwibank steps up momentum

Press Release – Kiwibank

Kiwibanks half-year results reveal the New Zealand-owned bank has hit one billion dollars in growth in both deposits and lending. In just six months it has achieved more than twice the growth for the full year prior. Read more »

New independent Commission to tackle infrastructure issues

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has today announced the name, form and functions of New Zealands new independent infrastructure entity. Read more »

New NZ dry dock a basis for new industry – KiwiRail

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – A dry dock to handle the countrys biggest vessels is affordable and can form the basis of a new marine servicing industry, KiwiRail chair Greg Miller says. Read more »

MPs told $200m Northport rail link ‘critical’

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Economic growth in Northland is akin to that in Waikato and the Bay of Plenty during the 1970s and 1980s and will need investment in rail to support the regions growing export industries, MPs heard today. Read more »

Bigger tax take from GST, tobacco bolsters govt coffers

Article – BusinessDesk

Bigger tax take from GST, tobacco excise bolsters govt coffers in 6-month surplus Read more »

Update on potential minority Napier Port IPO

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

Appointments of advisors have been made as part of the preparation for a potential initial public offering (IPO) of a minority interest in Napier Port. Read more »

Z Energy CFO Day to depart in exec restructuring

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Z Energy chief financial officer Chris Day will leave the business in May as part of an executive restructuring aimed at improving the firms focus on productivity and digital product development. Read more »

ACC initiative to help business be healthier and safer

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A $22 million investment by ACC into workplace injury prevention grants and subsidies will help make it easier for Kiwi businesses to keep their workplaces healthy and safe, says ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

AsureQuality extends Bureau Veritas partnership to SE Asia

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Food testing and biosecurity specialist AsureQuality is extending its partnership with Bureau Veritas into South-East Asia to benefit from the regions rapid growth. Read more »

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