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House price expectations highest since survey began in 1996

Press Release – ASB Bank

Media Release
ASB Housing Confidence Survey
EMBARGOED until 0500 Friday, July 31, 2015

House price expectations highest since survey began in 1996 Read more »

Meredith Connell Announces New Partner

Press Release – Exceltium

Meredith Connell Announces New Partner

Meredith Connell is very pleased to welcome Leo Farmer as the firm’s newest partner. Read more »

13 companies gain up to $24.5M in R&D grants

Article – BusinessDesk

13 companies gain up to $24.5M in taxpayer-funded R&D grants

By Fiona Rotherham

July 31 (BusinessDesk) – Thirteen companies were the recipients of the latest batch of government-funded research and development growth grants totalling up to $24.5 million over three years, including the listed Eroad receiving its first ever taxpayer assistance since it started commercialisation in 2007. Read more »

FedEx applies for clearance to acquire TNT

Press Release – Commerce Commission

31 July 2015

FedEx applies for clearance to acquire TNT
FedEx Corporation (FedEx), a United States based provider of transportation and delivery services, has applied to the Commerce Commission for clearance to acquire all of the shares in TNT Express N.V. (TNT), a Netherlands based international delivery company. Read more »

Wages climbing faster than CPI

Press Release – Senescall Akers Ltd

31 June 2015

Wages climbing faster than CPI
Private sector pay increases continue to run well ahead of inflation during the past year, according to employment relations consultancy Adelhelm & Associates’ latest private sector wage survey. Read more »

Innovation takes centre stage in updated Green Star rating

Press Release – Green Building Council

Innovation takes centre stage in updated Green Star rating tool
Social and financial innovations in commercial building will now be recognised alongside environmental initiatives in the updated Green Star v3 rating tool, launched last night [Thursday 30 July] in Auckland. Read more »

Bridgestone named ‘Most Trusted Tyre Brand’ in New Zealand

Press Release – Bridgestone

Bridgestone named ‘Most Trusted Tyre Brand’ in New Zealand

Bridgestone has been named the Most Trusted Tyre Brand in New Zealand, upholding its reputation as the most reliable on the market. Read more »

Upper North Island Topshop Winners Announced

Press Release – Retail NZ

Upper North Island Topshop Winners Announced

The best shops from across Auckland and the Upper North Island have been named at the Retail NZ Top Shop Awards ceremony in Auckland tonight, with Warehouse Stationery Royal Oak being named the Overall Regional Top Shop. Read more »

NZ dollar falls on Wheeler’s argument for weaker currency

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar falls on Wheeler’s argument for weaker currency, Fed’s view

By Paul McBeth

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell as a combination of Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler’s message that the currency needs to depreciate and a more optimistic US labour market view from the US Federal Reserve weighed on the local currency. Read more »

Moa employees get access to new share scheme

Article – BusinessDesk

Moa employees get access to new share scheme

By Paul McBeth

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Craft beer maker Moa Group will give workers another chance to get shares in the company, with a long-term employee option scheme issuing up to 1.2 million share options, Read more »

Millennium & Copthorne 1H profit soars 93%

Article – BusinessDesk

Millennium & Copthorne 1H profit soars 93% on hotels, property developments

By Paul McBeth

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand, the hotel operator and property developer, boosted first-half profit by 93 percent as it lifted the performance of its hotel operations and its property developments turned profitable in the period. Read more »

NZ billionaires generally increased their wealth

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ billionaires generally increased their wealth, as record 15 new entrants added to NBR Rich List

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s billionaires generally increased their wealth in the past 12 months, according to the National Business Review’s 2015 Rich List, which welcomed a record 15 new entrants, bringing the collective wealth of Rich Listers to $68.9 billion. Read more »

AA celebrates Tauranga Eastern Link highway opening

Press Release – AA Insurance

AA celebrates Tauranga Eastern Link highway opening

The opening of the Tauranga Eastern Link is a huge milestone to celebrate for the Bay of Plenty region, says the Automobile Association. Read more »

Tauranga Eastern Link officially complete

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Tauranga Eastern Link officially complete

New Zealand’s newest stretch of state highway – the Tauranga Eastern Link (TEL) – will open to traffic on Monday August 3. Read more »

Hospo Forum Designed to Inspire

Press Release – Pead PR

30 July 2015

Hospo Forum Designed to Inspire

Auckland conference attracts international keynote speakers Read more »

CDL Investments lifts 1H profit 3.6% on ‘satisfactory’ sales

Article – BusinessDesk

CDL Investments lifts 1H profit 3.6% on ‘satisfactory’ property sales

By Paul McBeth

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – CDL Investments, the residential property developer controlled by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand, lifted first-half profit 3.6 percent on what it called “satisfactory” sales which reflected the current market. Read more »

Jetstar has 6th NZ domestic route, adds trans-Tasman flights

Article – BusinessDesk

Jetstar adds 6th NZ domestic route, bolsters trans-Tasman flights

By Suze Metherell

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Jetstar, the low-cost offshoot of Australian-owned Qantas Airways, will add a sixth domestic route with a new Wellington/Dunedin schedule and bolster its trans-Tasman flights as it looks to win passengers from dominant rival Air New Zealand. Read more »

Jetstar announces new Wellington-Dunedin services

Press Release – Jetstar

Jetstar announces new Wellington-Dunedin services and adds summer trans-Tasman capacity, including 787 flights

· Jetstar Wellington-Dunedin services to begin in late October Read more »

NZ home building consents fall 4.1% in June

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ home building consents fall 4.1% in June as Canterbury work tapers off

By Paul McBeth

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents fell 4.1 percent in June as construction intentions in Canterbury tapered off, with the region’s housing rebuild nearing a plateau. Read more »

Finalists for 2015 New Zealand Architecture Awards announced

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects

Finalists for 2015 New Zealand Architecture Awards announced

Forty-six buildings, ranging from house alterations to a police station and from traffic interchanges to an art gallery, have been shortlisted in the awards programme that decides New Zealand’s top buildings. Read more »

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