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Virgin Australia’s Award-Winning Business Class in NZ Skies

Press Release – Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia’s Award-Winning Business Class Takes to New Zealand’s Skies for the First Time

Virgin Australia’s award-winning Business Class will begin flying across the Tasman tomorrow, as part of a progressive rollout in the New Zealand and Pacific Island markets. Read more »

Fisher & Paykel Innovations Receive Top Award

Press Release – Fisher And Paykel

Fisher & Paykel Innovations Receive Top International Design Award
Auckland, NZ – 27 February, 2015: Fisher & Paykel, New Zealand’s award winning appliance brand, has received further international recognition for its innovation in design adding another two iF Design Awards to its list of successes. Read more »

Research must challenge our presumptions about road lighting

Press Release – Strategic Lighting Partners Ltd

Research must challenge our presumptions about road lighting
It’s time to challenge our presumptions about road lighting and road safety says an American road safety transport official who is visiting New Zealand in March. Read more »

Microsoft invites partners to enter the Dragon’s Den

Press Release – Microsoft New Zealand

Microsoft invites partners to enter the Dragon’s Den
Bonus round for 2015 Microsoft NZ Partner Awards offers prizes for perfect pitches Read more »

Don’t be sucked in by Chinese property listing campaign

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

Don’t be sucked in by Chinese property listing campaign, says real estate boss

Century 21 New Zealand’s national manager, Geoff Barnett, believes a new Chinese property listing website is using misleading and incorrect marketing to suggest they are the only site servicing the Chinese market in New Zealand. Read more »

Auckland to get hands-on with the latest tech at Spark Lab

Press Release – Spark

Auckland to get hands-on with the latest tech at Spark Lab
Creative Auckland will have the chance to get up close with the latest innovations and innovators next month, as Spark Lab launches Tech Month. Read more »

UPDATE: US wine-drinkers trading up, Delegat says

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: Winemaker Delegat says increased sales due to North American consumers trading up

(Recasts, adds managing director comment) Read more »

Precinct raises $73.6 million from instos in capital raising

Article – BusinessDesk

Precinct raises $73.6 million from instos in capital raising

By Suze Metherell

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Precinct Properties New Zealand, the property investor rebalancing its portfolio to Auckland, has raised $73.6 million from institutional investors ahead of its retail offer to fund a major development in the country’s largest city. Read more »

NZ building consents fall for a second month in January

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ building consents fall for a second month in January, housing permits drop

By Paul McBeth

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents declined for a second month in January, with new housing permits falling at their sharpest pace since August. Read more »

Building performance in spotlight at Green Property Summit

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Building performance in spotlight at 2015 Green Property Summit

The real-world performance of ‘green’ development will be under the microscope at next month’s Green Property Summit (March 26, Auckland). Read more »

NZ CEOs confidence dips 16% about global economy for 2015

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

Embargoed until 5am Friday 27 February 2015

News release

Survey finds New Zealand CEOs confidence dips 16% about global economy for 2015 Read more »

Dwelling consents up in January

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Dwelling consents up in January

27 February 2015

The number of new dwellings consented was 3.6 percent higher in January 2015, compared with January 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Excluding apartments, this number was 6.8 percent lower. Read more »

Orion Health named top vendor in major healthcare IT report

Press Release – Orion Health

News Release

Orion Health named top vendor in major healthcare IT report

Orion Health received the highest rankings for market execution, market vision, product capabilities and product vision Read more »

NZ and Australia Tie in the Trans-Tasman Wine Challenge

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

New Zealand and Australia Tie in the Trans-Tasman Wine Challenge

New Zealand Winegrowers injected some old fashioned rivalry in ‘The Great Trans-Tasman Wine Challenge’ on Thursday evening in Auckland ahead of the New Zealand and Australia Cricket World Cup game at the weekend. The two nations channelled their trans-Tasman rivalry as they met head-to-head in a blind wine tasting. Read more »

Delegat posts 45% drop in 1H profit despite rising sales

Article – BusinessDesk

Winemaker Delegat posts 45% drop in 1H profit despite rising sales

By Fiona Rotherham

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Delegat Group, New Zealand’s largest listed wine company, has posted a 45 per cent drop in first-half profit, mainly caused by a $10.7 million writedown of its vines and grapes and losses on derivative instruments used to limit its foreign currency exposure. Read more »

Another Major Milestone for Holcim

Press Release – Holcim

Another Major Milestone for Holcim

The next stage of Holcim New Zealand’s state-of-the-art cement storage dome at PrimePort in Timaru is now up, which is a major milestone in the $50 million project. Read more »

Orion CFO Hyde to leave after company report earnings in May

Article – BusinessDesk

Orion CFO Rodney Hyde to leave after company report earnings in May

By Suze Metherell

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Rodney Hyde, chief financial officer of Orion Health Group, has resign from the newly listed healthcare management software firm some three months after it joined the NZX. Read more »

Vista annual profit falls less than forecast as sales climb

Article – BusinessDesk

Vista annual profit falls less than forecast as sales climb 55%

By Paul McBeth

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Vista Group International, the cinema software and analytics company, reported a smaller drop in annual profit than forecast in last year’s offer document as sales climbed 55 percent on rapid growth in its core cinema software division. Read more »

Mercer turns to 1H loss

Article – BusinessDesk

Mercer turns to 1H loss after year earlier licence sale washes through

By Paul McBeth

Feb. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Mercer Group, the stainless steel fabricator and manufacturer, reported a first-half loss after the sale of an S-Clave licence a year earlier washed through, and the company expects to lift profitability in the full year. Read more »

NZ dollar gains vs. Australian dollar

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar gains vs. Australian dollar after data points to diverging economies

By Paul McBeth

Feb. 26 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained against its Australian counterpart after economic data from the two nations pointed to diverging fortunes for their respective economies. Read more »

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