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Price war ceasefire

Press Release – AA Petrol Watch

PetrolWatch – May 2015
Price war ceasefire

Fuel prices in many parts of the country rose a total of 2 cents per litre during May, but in other areas the price rise was much higher as the long-running price discount war suddenly came to an end. Read more »

Women encouraged to experience infrastructure industry

Press Release – 4pr

Women encouraged to experience infrastructure industry

Wellington, 2 June 2015: Women around the country will be donning high-vis jackets in June to try their hand at jobs that are traditionally more popular with men. Read more »

Z Energy to run multi-brand strategy after buying Caltex

Article – BusinessDesk

Z Energy to run multi-brand strategy following Caltex acquisition

By Pattrick Smellie

June 2 (BusinessDesk) – Z Energy says it is committed to running a multi-brand strategy following the acquisition of the Caltex and Challenge! brands from Chevron New Zealand in a $785 million deal announced this morning after details leaked to the Australian market on Friday. Read more »

Samsung Electronics Introduces SE790C Curved Monitor

Press Release – Samsung

Samsung Electronics Introduces SE790C Curved Monitor

for the ultimate in Immersive and Comfortable Viewing Read more »

NZ Hotel Conference attracts record registrations

Press Release – TIANZ

NZ Hotel Conference attracts record registrations

A record number of delegates have registered to attend this year’s New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference, Read more »

15 New Appointments at Chapman Tripp

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

15 New Appointments at Chapman Tripp

Chapman Tripp is pleased to announce the promotion of 12 senior associates across our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offices, and to welcome a new senior associate in the Auckland office. The firm has also recently welcomed two new senior legal advisors* to its tax and competition & regulatory teams. Read more »

How much more will be in your wallet? Hays Salary Guide

Press Release – Hays

How much more will be in your wallet? Hays Salary Guide released

• 61 per cent of employers in New Zealand increased salaries by less than 3 per cent in their last review, Read more »

New TomTom GO Navigation Devices

Press Release – Senate SHJ

New TomTom GO Navigation Devices with Lifetime World Maps are Now Available in New Zealand

Auckland, Read more »

Precinct sells Wellington building for $36.1M

Article – BusinessDesk

Precinct sells Wellington building for $36.1 million, affirms 2015 earnings

By Paul McBeth
June 2 (BusinessDesk) – Precinct Properties New Zealand, which raised $174.1 million in March to help fund major developments, sold a Wellington building in the central business district for $36.1 million, just below book value, and has affirmed its earnings forecast for the 2015 financial year. Read more »

Pam Newlove – Chair, Grant Thornton New Zealand Board

Press Release – Grant Thornton

New appointments: Pam Newlove – Chair, Grant Thornton New Zealand Board

2 June 2015

Pam Newlove has been re-elected as chair of Grant Thornton New Zealand Ltd for a three-year period. This is her second term. Read more »

Commercial property fit for a ‘king’

Press Release – Bayleys

Commercial property fit for a ‘king’

A freehold stand-alone two-level commercial and warehouse building with basement car parking is for sale in Antares Place on Auckland’s North Shore. Read more »

Harcourts New Zealand on top of the world

Press Release – Harcourts

Harcourts New Zealand on top of the world
2 June 2015

New Zealand is home to four of the top five Harcourts’ offices in the world, seven of the top ten sales consultants, and the top five franchises.
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Windows 10 available as a free upgrade on July 29, 2015

Press Release – Microsoft New Zealand

Windows 10 available as a free upgrade on July 29, 2015

· New Zealanders using Windows 7 or 8.1 on qualified devices to get free upgrade Read more »

Lightning Lab Hardens Up

Press Release – Lightning Lab

Lightning Lab Hardens Up

Applications are officially open for Lightning Lab Manufacturing, New Zealand’s first ever product and manufacturing accelerator, which will run out of Hutt City from August to October this year. Read more »

Spark plans $100M buyback to address lazy balance sheet

Article – BusinessDesk

Spark plans $100 million share buyback to address lazy balance sheet

By Paul McBeth

June 2 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand, formerly Telecom Corp, plans to buy back as many as 40 million shares on market for up to $100 million this year after a series of asset sales left its balance sheet under-leveraged. Read more »

Led by sunny South Island, solar panel uptake triples

Press Release – NZPA

Led by sunny South Island, solar panel uptake triples

More homes and businesses are harnessing the power of the sun to help lower their power bills, according to a new analysis by the Electricity Networks Association (ENA). Read more »

NZ dollar hits lowest in almost 5 years

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar hits lowest in almost 5 years

By Tina Morrison

June 2 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar hit its lowest level in almost five years over the long weekend as traders favour the greenback amid growing expectations that the Reserve Bank will cut interest rates next week while the US Federal Reserve moves towards rate hikes. Read more »

A further blow for landlords and their tenants

Press Release – NZ Property Investors Federation

“The rental property industry almost got through a week without a new regulation making it harder to provide tenants with homes”, said Andrew King, Read more »

Music website trader guilty of fraud

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Online musical instrument store owner Andrew Marquet Taylor has been sentenced to 9 months home detention, ordered to pay more than $91,000 in compensation and fines in the Auckland District Court yesterday. Mr Taylor was also banned from using the internet for 3 months. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 2.4% weekly drop

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 2.4% weekly drop as Fed eyes rate hikes, questions loom over local economy

By Paul McBeth
May 29 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 2.4 percent weekly drop against the greenback as comments by Federal Reserve officials revive expectations the world’s biggest central bank will hike interest rates this year, while investors grow wary about the local outlook. Read more »

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