Archive for the 'Business' Category

Heartland affirms FY guidance

Article – BusinessDesk

Heartland affirms FY guidance, sees consumer lending growth of up to 10%

By Paul McBeth

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – Heartland New Zealand, the bank formed through the merger of Canterbury and Southern Cross building societies with Marac Finance, affirmed its earnings guidance for the 2015 financial year, and sees annual consumer lending growth of up to 10 percent. Read more »

Daifuku investment in BCS accelerates global growth

Press Release – Joint Press Release

31 October 2014.

Daifuku investment in BCS accelerates global growth

Japan’s Daifuku Co., Ltd. is to take a majority stake in one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing companies, New Zealand-headquartered BCS Group; in a move described by BCS CEO Patrick Teo as opening doors for the company’s plans for faster global expansion and access to new markets. Read more »

Palmers to open popular Planet store in Westgate centre

Press Release – Palmers

October 31, 2014

Palmers to open popular Planet store in newly developed Westgate centre

This summer, those living near the expansive new Westgate shopping precinct in West Auckland will join the residents of Albany and Hamilton in being able to enjoy the wonder, convenience and practicality of a Palmers Planet store. Read more »

Five Nuffield Farming Scholars named for 2014

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Five Nuffield Farming Scholars named for 2014
A diverse group of rural New Zealanders has been chosen as the latest crop of Nuffield Scholars. Read more »

Drake, BOSS Group to Bring Growth to Hawke’s Bay & Wairarapa

Press Release – Drake

Drake New Zealand and BOSS Group Partner to Bring Growth to Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa Regions

Auckland, October 31, 2014 – Drake New Zealand, the recruitment and talent management solutions company, announced that it has acquired Napier and Masterton-based BOSS Group. Read more »

Dwelling consents down in September

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Dwelling consents down in September

31 October 2014

Nearly 2,000 new dwellings were consented last month, but there are signs the trend is decreasing, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Young Tourism Leader award – three high flying finalists

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

Young Tourism Leader award – three high flying finalists named
Three contenders have fought off tough competition to be named finalists in the 2014 PATA New Zealand Trust Young Tourism Leader Award. Read more »

Business Awards: West winner demonstrates innovation

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

31 October 2014

Business Awards: West winner demonstrates ‘out-of-the-box’ innovation

Last night A-Ward Attachments Limited captured the Supreme Business Excellence Award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2014 – West. Read more »

NZ new building permits drop in Sept on election uncertainty

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ building consents drop at fastest pace in more than 2 years in September

By Tina Morrison

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand building consents fell at the fastest monthly pace in more than two years in September amid uncertainty around that month’s general election. Read more »

DNZ Property refinances $400 mln banking facility

Article – BusinessDesk

DNZ Property refinances $400 mln banking facility, extends maturity

By Suze Metherell

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – DNZ Property Fund, the listed property investor, has refinanced its $400 million banking facilities, extending the expiry date on its loan. Read more »

Five Nuffield Farming Scholars named for 2014

Press Release – Nuffield Farm Scholarships

Five Nuffield Farming Scholars named for 2014

A diverse group of rural New Zealanders has been chosen as the latest crop of Nuffield Scholars. Read more »

Sudima Hotels Finalist in Westpac Auckland Business Awards

Press Release – Sudima Hotel Group

Sudima Hotels Named as a Finalist in Two Categories of the 2014 Westpac Auckland Business Awards – South Read more »

NZ Consumer Confidence: Slow, Steady Progress Continues

Press Release – Nielsen NZ

Media Release
NZ Consumer Confidence: Slow, Steady Progress Continues
AUCKLAND: 30 October 2014 – New Zealand consumer confidence edged up three index points in the third quarter to a score of 102. Read more »

Hotelier picks up ‘Excellence in Business Leadership’ Gong

Press Release – Sudima Hotel Group

Hotelier picks up ‘Excellence in Business Leadership’ Gong

The five-property Australasian accommodation business Sudima Hotel Group has cause to celebrate, again – this time, adding ‘winner’ to its list of accolades, at Thursday 9 October’s Westpac Auckland Business Awards – South final event. Read more »

ANZ New Zealand boosts FY profit 17% on home loan growth

Article – BusinessDesk

ANZ New Zealand boosts FY profit 17% on home loan growth

By Paul McBeth

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – ANZ New Zealand boosted annual earnings 17 percent as the local unit of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group benefited from home loan lending growth and bedded down savings from the integration of the National Bank brand. Read more »

Quest on Ward takes top spot at Quest annual awards

Press Release – Quest Serviced Apartment Group

31 October 2014

Quest on Ward takes top spot at Quest annual awards

The franchise director of Quest on Ward in Hamilton has been named South Pacific Quest Franchise of the Year at the company’s annual awards recently. Read more »

Focused ANZ New Zealand lifts performance

Press Release – ANZ Bank

31 October 2014

Focused ANZ New Zealand lifts performance

Continued benefits from its brand and systems merger and improvements in the economy have underpinned a strong financial performance for ANZ New Zealand, the bank said in announcing its 2014 full year results today. Read more »

Map: where property values have fallen and risen since 2007

Press Release – Data Insight


NZ map showing where property values have risen and fallen between 2007 and 2014 and the types of property. Read more »

Living in a Media Bubble: Agency Life in NZ

Press Release – Nielsen Holdings NV

Living in a Media Bubble: Agency Life in NZ

Auckland, 31 October 2014 – Advertising agencies have their finger on the pulse of hottest fashion trends and latest media technology. Read more »

VMob snares industry heavyweight

Press Release – VMob Group Limited

31 October 2014

VMob snares industry heavyweight

Internationally-awarded New Zealand mobile marketing company VMob today announced the appointment of mobile and digital industry veteran and recognised thought leader on mobile innovation, Belinda Simcox. Read more »

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