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Kiwi virtual reality and augmented reality getting real

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Kiwi virtual reality and augmented reality getting real

October 19, 2017

The New Zealand virtual reality and augmented reality (VRAR) industry sector’s forecast revenues are estimated to be worth more than $320 million within two years, a report release today says. Read more »

ASX-listed Retail Food Group takes control of Gloria Jean

Article – BusinessDesk

ASX-listed Retail Food Group takes control of Gloria Jean’s NZ master franchise from failed owner

By Jonathan Underhill

Oct. Read more »

New Report Forecasts Strong Virtual Reality Sector Growth

Press Release – NZVRARA

New Report Forecasts Strong Virtual Reality Sector Growth for New Zealand
The NZVRARA (The New Zealand VR/AR Association Inc.) has today released the first of two studies commissioned on the New Zealand VR/AR Ecosystem. Read more »

Port of Tauranga says FY profit to rise as much as 10%

Article – BusinessDesk

Port of Tauranga says FY profit to rise as much as 10% after ‘very strong’ first quarter

By Jonathan Underhill

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Port of Tauranga forecast 2018 profit will rise as much as 10 percent, saying it expects a strong pick-up in freight volumes in the first quarter to continue. Read more »

Fliway CEO Hawkseby optimistic of bouncing back

Article – BusinessDesk

Fliway CEO Hawkseby optimistic of bouncing back after ‘tough’ 2017, shares gain

By Paul McBeth

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Fliway Group chief executive Duncan Hawkesby expects the transport and logistics firm will bounce back from a “tough” 2017 with all three business lines operating better than a year earlier. Read more »

Dreamliner flight for football fans

Press Release – Air New Zealand

19 October 2017

Dreamliner flight for football fans

Air New Zealand will operate a flight between Auckland and Wellington on Saturday 11 November using its 302 seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to help football fans see the All Whites take on Peru in the FIFA World Cup – Intercontinental Playoff. Read more »

Restaurant Brands lifts first-half profit 41% on expansion

Article – BusinessDesk

Restaurant Brands lifts first-half profit 41% on overseas expansion

By Tina Morrison

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Restaurant Brands New Zealand lifted first-half profit 41 percent after the fast-food operator expanded its footprint through Australia and Hawaii. Read more »

Towelling It Launch New 2017 Summer Range

Press Release – Towelling It

Towelling It Launch New 2017 Summer Range

Auckland based beach towel design and retail company – Towelling It, have just released their brand new designs for summer 2017.
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Bishop Warden Creates Free Online Demand Templates for Debt

Press Release – Bishop Warden

Bishop Warden Creates Free Online Demand Templates for Debt Collection

Debt buying company Bishop Warden has developed a website – Read more »

Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2017 – South

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2017 – South

South region supreme winner focuses on customer service Read more »

Tourism Holdings mindful of global ructions

Article – BusinessDesk

Tourism Holdings mindful of global ructions on international travel, chair Campbell says

By Paul McBeth

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings is better equipped to cope with major global events that may stifle international travel, such as last year’s Brexit vote and the election of US President Donald Trump, says chair Rob Campbell. Read more »

Construction sector needs to train more apprentices

Press Release – DuraBuild Construction

Construction sector needs to train more apprentices

Targets set by the government in June indicated that the country will need at least 50,000 trade apprentices by 2020. Read more »

Air New Zealand offers extra flights for football fans

Press Release – Air New Zealand

18 October 2017

Air New Zealand offers extra flights for football fans

Air New Zealand is deploying additional capacity between Auckland and Wellington over the weekend of 11-12 November to help football fans see the All Whites take on Peru in the FIFA World Cup – Intercontinental Playoff. Read more »

Fantail Network Courageous Conversations Pop-Up

Press Release – Fantail Network

Fantail Network Trust

Fantail Network Courageous Conversations Pop-Up to give inspiration and thought provocation for women in business Read more »

Country’s largest motorhome, caravan and outdoor expo

Press Release – NZMCA

18 October 2017

Country’s largest annual motorhome, caravan and outdoor expo building for even bigger show
New Zealand’s largest annual motorhome, caravan and outdoor expo, the Covi NZMCA Insurance Motorhome, Caravan & Outdoor SuperShow, is building for an even bigger show with the introduction of a dedicated accessories hall and marque. Read more »

China’s Citic Capital builds 7.3% stake in Tourism Holdings

Article – BusinessDesk

China’s Citic Capital builds 7.3% stake in Tourism Holdings

By Paul McBeth

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Chinese investment manager Citic Capital, which oversees US$21 billion of assets, has built up a 7.3 percent stake in Tourism Holdings, making it the motorhome operator’s second-biggest shareholder. Read more »

Promapp Ranked #4 in TIN Top Ten Hot Emerging Companies

Press Release – Promapp

Promapp Ranked #4 in TIN Top Ten Hot Emerging Companies

Auckland, 18 October 2017 – Promapp < Read more »

Celebrating Chinese Language Week at Russell McVeagh

Press Release – Russell McVeagh

Celebrating Chinese Language Week at Russell McVeagh

18 October 2017

Russell McVeagh is marking New Zealand Chinese Language Week with a number of events to raise the profile of the language, business etiquette and culture amongst its staff. Read more »

Mercury NZ lifts earnings outlook

Article – BusinessDesk

Mercury NZ lifts earnings outlook as wet weather boosts North Island hydro generation

By Paul McBeth

Oct. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Mercury NZ, the electricity generator-retailer formerly known as MightyRiverPower, raised its annual earnings guidance as the spell of wet weather boosted generation at its North Island hydro plants. Read more »

Company to pay $6000 for poor employment record

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

18 October 2017

Construction company to pay $6000 for poor employment records

A construction company in Auckland has been penalised $6000 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after a Labour Inspectorate investigation found breaches of record keeping. Read more »

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