Archive for the 'Business' Category

Water And Wastewater Price Changes From 1 July 2020

Press Release – Watercare Services

Prices for water and wastewater services in Auckland will increase by 2.5 per cent from 1 July 2020.

In Auckland Council’s Annual Plan, the proposed price rises for water, wastewater and infrastructure growth charges were 2.5 per cent, 3.3 per cent and 3 per cent respectively. Read more »

Thousands Of Kiwis Travelling For Queen’s Birthday Weekend

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Confidence in domestic travel is beginning to steadily ramp up, with thousands of Kiwis travelling within New Zealand for Queen’s Birthday. Read more »

COVID-19: Planning For Major Projects At NZ’s Largest Industrial & Residential Development Underway

Press Release – Drury South Crossing

More than a fifth of the 170 hectares of commercial land available at the country’s largest industrial and residential development have now been sold as businesses look to establish large scale local operations in a post-COVID environment. Read more »

Businesses Struggling To Find Momentum

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

The latest survey of small and medium businesses reveals that business is open but it is tough going to regain momentum after the lockdown – and lock out – and are warning that further layoffs are inevitable, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO, Michael Barnett. Read more »

Budget Launches New Worry-Free Promise

Press Release – Budget NZ

Auckland, 28 May, 2020 – Budget, has today announced the launch of its new ‘Worry-Free Promise’. The promise has been introduced across all rental stations to reassure customers and staff of its commitment and dedication to providing a clean and safe rental experience. Read more »

Grow NZ Business Awarded Microsoft Partner Status.

Press Release – Grow NZ Business

Auckland, New Zealand – Microsoft Advertising has named innovative, kiwi business advisory firm, Grow NZ Business, as one of a select group of partners to advise its growing customer base on search advertising opportunities. Read more »

Avis Launches New Safety Pledge

Press Release – Avis

Auckland, 28 May, 2020 – Avis, has today announced the launch of its new ‘Avis Safety Pledge’. The pledge protocols will be implemented in all Avis New Zealand rental locations, demonstrating its commitment to providing a safe, clean, and convenient transport solution as New Zealand removes its domestic travel restrictions. Read more »

Planning A Queen’s Birthday Staycation? Why Not Head Across To Rangitoto Island

Press Release – Fullers360

Planning a Queen’s Birthday Staycation? Why not head across to Rangitoto Island, which is accepting its first visitors since the COVID-19 lockdown. Read more »

2019 Weather Events Reach $167 Million

Press Release – Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) has today issued updated figures for weather-related losses during 2019, with insurers paying $167.6 million to support their customers recover from severe weather events. Read more »

Six Barrel Soda Expands Overseas Presence, Opens First Auckland Store

Press Release – Six Barrel Soda

Six Barrel Soda Co. is growing its presence in Hong Kong and the United States, hot on the heels of expanding its export markets to include Canada just before the Covid-19 Lockdown. Read more »

Proposal For Trans-Tasman Bubble Considers Every Step Of A Passenger’s Journey

Press Release – Business NZ

Smart, safe travel zone: Proposal for trans-Tasman bubble considers every step of a passenger’s journey

A proposed blueprint into how safe trans-Tasman travel could re-open is advancing fast, with a draft to be presented to New Zealand and Australian governments for consideration in early June. Read more »

Award-Winning Auckland Tour Operator Launches Domestic Tour Programme

Press Release – Bush And Beach

One of New Zealand’s longest-running eco-tour companies, Bush and Beach, has launched an exciting range of day trips from Auckland for the domestic traveller. Read more »

Air New Zealand Adds Business-timed Flights For Regions

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand will operate business-timed flights in and out of a number of regional ports from next month.

The flights will allow customers in Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Nelson, Dunedin and Invercargill to undertake a day of business in either Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch. Read more »

‘Kiwis In Business’ Podcast Interview Series Launches To Celebrate Small Business Owners

Press Release – Expand PR

Today marks the official unveiling of ‘Kiwis in Business’, a brand new podcast featuring interviews with Kiwi business owners, following the successful release of five pilot episodes. Read more »

JCDecaux Secures New Zealand’s Most Unique Large Format Digital Site On Queen’s Rise

Press Release – JCDecaux


Queen’s Rise, Auckland.

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Farm Environment Plans Come Out On Top For Growers And The Environment

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Farm Environment Plans have come out on top as the best way for vegetable and fruit growers to manage their environmental impact and at the same time, provide evidence to regulators. Read more »

Announcing X3 Studios: New Zealand’s Newest, Largest & Most Flexible Studio Spaces

Press Release – Xytech Group

New Zealand’s screen sector is set to take another leap forward with the opening of X3 Studios, the country’s newest large studio complex. Read more »

COVID-19 Exposing New Zealanders’ Financial Vulnerability

Press Release – Commission for Financial Capability

A survey on the impact of COVID-19 on New Zealanders’ financial wellbeing undertaken during Level 4 showed 34% of households were in difficulty and 40% were at risk of tipping into hardship. Read more »

Housing Confidence Whipsawed By COVID-19

Press Release – ASB

  • Confidence in rising house prices whipsawed by COVID-19
  • Perceptions of whether it’s a good time to buy also decline as households batten down the hatches
  • Interest rate expectations flick back to lower for longer

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Rosedale Fatality

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe is now investigating last night’s fatality in Rosedale, Auckland. We understand machinery was involved. Read more »

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