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NZ industrial property offers ‘good returns’, analyst says

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ industrial property offers ‘good returns’, analyst says

By Andrew Bevin

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand industrial property is offering investors “good returns”, growing faster than office and retail sites, a trend that’s been picked up on by some of the nations’ biggest listed property investors. Read more »

Fatal interactions between forklifts and people

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

A major freight distribution and logistics company appeared in Auckland District Court today after an incident involving a forklift that left a man fatally injured. Read more »

Augusta earnings fall as delayed fund pushes out fees

Article – BusinessDesk

Augusta earnings fall as delayed fund pushes out fees, boosts costs

By Andrew Bevin

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – Augusta Capital’s annual earnings dropped 14 percent as delays to the launch of its $118 million industrial property fund meant anticipated fees didn’t eventuate in the period, unlike costs tied to the offer. Read more »

Avis Named NZ’s Most Trusted Car Rental Brand

Press Release – Avis

Avis Named New Zealand’s Most Trusted Car Rental Brand

Avis Car Rental New Zealand has won the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands Survey for the third time in five years in the Car Rental Companies category. Read more »

Spark to take bigger Quantum leap

Article – BusinessDesk

Spark to take bigger Quantum leap as ‘Agile’ approach offers bigger future savings

By Paul McBeth

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand expects annual earnings to fall by as much as 2.5 percent this year as it brings forward restructuring costs and accelerates its ‘Quantum Programme’ to transform the country’s biggest telecommunications company into the operator with the lowest costs. Read more »

Money Compare a Fintech Innovation Challenge finalist

Press Release – NZ Compare

Money Compare, from NZ Compare, announced as a Fintech Innovation Challenge finalist
The team at NZ Compare are proud to announce that their latest, soon to be launched comparison website, Money Compare (www.moneycompare.co.nz) has been shortlisted by Paymark as a finalist in the 2018 Fintech Innovation Challenge. Read more »

In Fisher & Paykel We Trust

Press Release – Fisher And Paykel

25 May 2018

Fisher & Paykel has been awarded the 2018 Reader’s Digest ‘Most Trusted Brand’ in three categories Large Kitchen Appliances, Cooking Appliances, and Laundry Appliances. Read more »

Funding Boost for Astron Sustainability

Press Release – Astron

25 May 2018

Astron Sustainability is to receive a funding boost to upgrade end to end local recycling solution to New Zealand. Read more »

Check in Times Slashed with Self-Service Kiosks

Press Release – GO Rentals

Check in Times Slashed as Self-Service Kiosks Redefine Hire Car Industry
Meeting the growing demand for time-saving travel hacks is behind the introduction of self-service kiosks at GO Rentals branches, where check in times have been reduced by up to 60%. Read more »

Commercial drone operators upbeat about outlook: survey

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ’s commercial drone operators mostly filming, aerial mapping, upbeat about outlook: survey

By Jonathan Underhill

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Commercial drone operators in New Zealand are mainly occupied with filming, aerial mapping and inspections and count the real estate and construction sectors as their biggest customers, an Airways NZ survey shows Read more »

Third annual ‘Investor’s Guide to the NZ Technology Sector’

Press Release – Technology Investment Network

Annual Investor’s Guide Shows New Zealand’s Early Stage Tech Companies Bolstered by Rising Domestic And Foreign Investment Read more »

Metro Performance Glass going back to basics

Article – BusinessDesk

Metro Performance Glass says new strategy is about going back to basics

By Rebecca Howard

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Metro Performance Glass said earnings will be relatively unchanged this year as the company beds in its “back to basics” strategy. Read more »

IAG New Zealand reviews repairer network

Press Release – IAG New Zealand

IAG New Zealand has reviewed its repairer network to ensure standards are consistently being met around:

Health & Safety Read more »

Rosanne Meo looks for 20-year term as Briscoe Group chair

Article – BusinessDesk

By Nikki Mandow

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand Shareholders’ Association supported the re-election of Rosanne Meo to another term as chair of Briscoe Group – despite it being totally against the organisation’s normal governance recommendations. Read more »

Metlifecare to add $180M Beachlands village

Article – BusinessDesk

Metlifecare to add $180M Beachlands village as sector hunts greenfield sites

By Andrew Bevin

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Metlifecare will build a $180 million retirement village in Auckland’s Beachlands, one of the ‘greenfield’ sites the industry has been busy sewing up in the past 12 months. Read more »

On Emirates, Favourite Boaards Can Go To Bali Too

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Surfboards will go free, provided they meet certain measurements, when Emirates starts flying between Auckland and Bali next month. Read more »

Winners at the NZ Facilities Management Awards

Press Release – Facilities Management Association of New Zealand

Winners Announced Last Night at the NZ Facilities Management Awards

At a Gala Awards Dinner held last night at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland, the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ) paid tribute to two of its members who have excelled in their profession. Read more »

Metro Performance Glass full-year profit falls 16%

Article – BusinessDesk

Metro Performance Glass full-year profit falls 16% in line with guidance

By Rebecca Howard

May 24 (BusinessDesk) – Metro Performance Glass said its full-year profit fell 16 percent because of softer growth in New Zealand and capital programme disruptions in Australia. Read more »

Paymark congratulates Fintech Innovation Challenge finalists

Press Release – Paymark

Paymark congratulates the Fintech Innovation Challenge finalists

Paymark extends its congratulations to the finalists in the 2018 Fintech Innovation Challenge, and is delighted by the calibre of the award entries. Read more »

Tim Melville announced as President of NZIA

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects

Tim Melville announced as President of New Zealand Institute of Architects

Auckland architect Tim Melville has taken up the role of President of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and will serve a two-year term of office until May 2020. Read more »

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