Archive for the 'Business' Category

New Zealand Partner Launches New Global Learning Network

Press Release – Boma NZ


New Zealand Partner Launches New Global Learning Network

International entrepreneurs recently announced the launch of Boma, a new global learning and impact network for local decision and change makers. Read more »

SeaDragon’s funding transaction unfair

Article – BusinessDesk

SeaDragon’s funding transaction unfair but positives outweigh negatives, say independent advisers

By Rebecca Howard

July 20 (BusinessDesk) – SeaDragon’s proposed funding transaction is not fair to non-associated shareholders but the positives outweigh the negatives given the position in the company is in, according to independent advisers Campbell MacPherson. Read more »

Fears of cyber threats delaying digital transformation

Press Release – Microsoft New Zealand

Fears of cyber threats delaying digital transformation: Microsoft study

Microsoft and Frost & Sullivan Study reveals that: Read more »

Top Flooring Apprentices Celebrated at Awards

Press Release – BCITO

20 July 2018

Top Flooring Apprentices Celebrated at Awards

New Zealand’s best flooring industry apprentices were recognised at the annual Flooring Apprentice of the Year Awards in Auckland last night. Read more »

Aquafortus wins global award

Press Release – Aquafortus

Aquafortus wins global award, closes funding round and breaks ground on U.S. pilot plant

Auckland, 20 July – New Zealand’s Read more »

Bus driver assaults just the tip of the iceberg

Press Release – First Union

Bus driver assaults just the tip of the iceberg…

A bus driver has come forward to tell her harrowing assault story. The driver, who wishes to remain anonymous, was dropping off passengers on her night route in Mangere on July 4th when she was pulled from her bus by three hooded men who then punched and kicked her to the ground. Read more »

Rise in accommodation supplements cause modest rent rise

Press Release – MOTU

Rise in accommodation supplements cause modest rent increases

A Motu Media Release

The accommodation supplement benefit is the government’s largest direct investment in private sector housing subsidies. It provides assistance with housing costs for 11 percent of the population, with about two-thirds of recipients being renters. It costs just over 0.4 percent of GDP. Read more »

ComCom concerned about Christchurch Airport planned profits

Article – BusinessDesk

ComCom concerned about Christchurch Airport planned profits on some services

By Sophie Boot

July 19 (BusinessDesk) – The Commerce Commission says Christchurch International Airport may be planning to make excessive profits from security, freight storage, and some terminal lounges, though it’s “broadly satisfied” with its planned earnings from most of its assets. Read more »

Provincial growth to outshine the cities in 2019

Article – BusinessDesk

Provincial growth to outshine the cities in 2019, Infometrics says

By Gavin Evans

July 19 (BusinessDesk) – Infometrics says strong growth in major exporting regions will help underpin the country’s economic growth during 2019. Read more »

Inconsistent early winter market, says REINZ

Press Release – REINZ

19 July 2018
Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 136 less lifestyle property sales (-6.4%) for the three months ended June 2018 than for the three months ended May 2018. Read more »

Car dealership tried to avoid CGA responsibilities

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Issued 19 July 2018
Release No.12

Car dealership tried to avoid CGA responsibilities with ‘as is where is’ ads Read more »

Virgin Australia to fly directly from Auckland to Newcastle

Press Release – Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia to fly directly from Auckland to Newcastle, Australia

18 July 2018

Virgin Australia today announced a new direct service between Auckland and Newcastle, Australia, further expanding the airline’s presence on the Trans-Tasman market. For the first time in 16 years, travellers will be able to fly directly between the two cities, opening up a range of travel and tourism opportunities. Read more »

Winter chill bites property market

Press Release – Trademe

Winter has cooled property prices across many parts of the country with the national average asking price falling 0.6 per cent on May to $642,050, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. Read more »

Commission broadly satisfied Airport profits not excessive

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Media release

Issued 19 July 2018
Release no. 11

Commission broadly satisfied Christchurch Airport not earning excessive profits Read more »

Hawkins sale proceeds used to settle claim on major project

Article – BusinessDesk

Hawkins sale proceeds used to settle claim on major project, receiver says

By Paul McBeth

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Funds from the sale of Hawkins Construction to Downer EDI were recycled back into the leftover businesses to settle a claim on a major project, wind down the remaining projects, and prepare for a growing number of legal disputes, the receiver says. Read more »

Worker input on safety is needed for the forestry industry

Press Release – First Union


Worker input on safety guidelines and funding for safety training is needed for the forestry industry

FIRST Union is deeply saddened by the death of Shannon David Omlo of Tapawera in a forestry accident near Nelson yesterday. Read more »

Get involved with the Week of Engineering!

Press Release – Engineering NZ

Inspiring the next generation of engineers

13 – 18 August

Tomorrow’s engineers will have jobs that don’t even exist today. Read more »

Mercury Quarterly Operational Update

Press Release – Mercury Energy

NEWS RELEASE

18 July 2018

Mercury Quarterly Operational Update (attached)

• RECORD ANNUAL GENERATION – Annual generation 7,704GWh; Hydro generation 947GWh above average
• DEMAND GROWTH – Underlying demand up 1.8% led by urban and dairy sectors
• SUSTAINED RETAIL COMPETITION – Annual churn for all Mercury brands up 2.1% versus pcp; market churn up 0.6% Read more »

Chinese travellers rank NZ as the number four destination

Press Release – Hotels.com

Kiwis feel the love from Chinese travellers, as New Zealand ranks fourth in list of top destinations in the world to visit this year Read more »

Kingfish’s 3.1% stake in Fletcher Building paying off

Article – BusinessDesk

By Rebecca Howard

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building shares have gained about 14 percent since Kingfish took a 3.1 percent stake and the listed investment firm’s manager remains upbeat on the stock. Read more »

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