Archive for the 'Business' Category

Team NZ chair Turner resigns as govt funding evaporates

Article – BusinessDesk

Team NZ chair Turner resigns as government funding evaporates

By Paul McBeth

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – Emirates Team New Zealand chairman Keith Turner has resigned from the board of the yachting syndicate, saying the loss of government funding meant the entity needed a smaller board with new governance structures and the role absorbed had been taking up too much of his time. Read more »

F&P Appliances considers selling finance unit

Article – BusinessDesk

F&P Appliances considers selling finance unit as potential buyers emerge

By Suze Metherell

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – Fisher & Paykel Appliance Holdings, the Auckland-based manufacturer and consumer credit company owned by China’s Haier Group, is considering selling its finance operations after being approached by potential buyers. Read more »

School Safety Video winner announced

Press Release – Air New Zealand

School Safety Video winner announced
Avalon Intermediate School has been named the winner of Air New Zealand and Te Papa’s safety video competition. Read more »

Congratulations to Forum finalists in safety awards

Press Release – Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

Congratulations to Forum finalists in safety awards

4 May 2015

Congratulations to the senior New Zealand business leaders who have been publicly recognised for their personal commitment to protecting the health and safety of workers. Read more »

Finalists decided in NZ’s biggest workplace safety awards

Press Release – Thomson Reuters

Finalists decided in NZ’s biggest workplace safety awards

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 4 May 2015

The finalists in the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards for 2015 have been decided. The winners in each of the categories, and an overall winner, will be announced at a gala dinner at SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland on 27 May. Read more »

Warehouse may offer $125M of 5-year fixed-rate bonds

Article – BusinessDesk

Warehouse may offer $125M of 5-year fixed-rate bonds

By Tina Morrison

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest listed retailer, may sell as much as $125 million of five-year bonds to refinance $100 million of bonds maturing next month, and for general corporate purposes. Read more »

Spotlight Reporting scoops Xero award

Press Release – Spotlight Reporting

Spotlight Reporting scoops Xero award

New Zealand business intelligence software company Spotlight Reporting was named Xero AddOn Partner of the Year 2014 at the Xero Awards in Auckland on Friday. Spotlight Reporting, with HQ in Wellington and offices in Australia, UK and US, is one of over 400 software companies that provide integrated services with Xero. Read more »

Gapes’ Victoria Street West may have $1.4M available

Article – BusinessDesk

Tony Gapes’ Victoria Street West, in liquidation, may have $1.4M available

By Suze Metherell

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – Liquidators of property developer Tony Gapes’s investment vehicle Victoria Street West are yet to finalise how much is owed, but said there is the potential for $1.4 million to be available for unsecured creditors. Read more »

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline amid dairy weakness

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline amid dairy weakness, greenback strength

By Tina Morrison

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar may decline this week amid weaker prices for exported dairy products and as the greenback strengthens. Read more »

RESEND: China’s Shanghai Zendai to quit Gulf Harbour

Article – BusinessDesk

RESEND: China’s Shanghai Zendai to quit Gulf Harbour

(Fixes Whangaparoa typo in lede)

By Paul McBeth

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – China’s Shanghai Zendai Property plans to quit its stake in a property developer building high-end residential houses and commercial sites on the Whangaparoa Peninsula north of Auckland. Read more »

Dairy Awards Winners Lead Profitability Charge

Press Release – New Zealand Diary Industry Awards Trust

Dairy Awards Winners Lead Profitability Charge

The winners of the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are ahead of the game in driving profitability on farms, during a forecast period of low milk payouts. Read more »

China’s Shanghai Zendai to quit Gulf Harbour

Article – BusinessDesk

China’s Shanghai Zendai to quit Gulf Harbour

By Paul McBeth

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – China’s Shanghai Zendai Property plans to quit its stake in a property developer building high-end residential houses and commercial sites on the Whangararoa Peninsula north of Auckland. Read more »

PFI announces 1Q dividend, resumes reinvestment scheme

Article – BusinessDesk

PFI announces 1Q dividend, resumes reinvestment scheme for investors

By Suze Metherell

May 4 (BusinessDesk) – Property For Industry, New Zealand’s only listed company specialising in industrial property, will pay 1.75 cents per share for its first quarter dividend and has reinstalled its dividend reinvestment scheme. Read more »

ANZ Wins 2014 Roger Award

Press Release – CAFCA

ANZ Wins 2014 Roger Award

IAG Second; Food & Grocery Council Wins Accomplice Award

The full 2014 Roger Award Judges’ Report is online at http://canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/community/CAFCA/pdf/roger-award-2014.pdf Read more »

Time For Women To Do It For Themselves In Growth Equity

Press Release – NZVCA

Time For Women To Be Doing It For Themselves In Growth Equity

There’s never been a better time for women to be making their mark in growth equity, a meeting hosted by the NZVCA at the Auckland offices of Minter Ellison Rudd Watts heard this week. Read more »

Wrapper with Meal Appeal Wins Supreme Print Accolade

Press Release – Main Lead PR

Wrapper with Meal Appeal Wins Supreme Print Accolade

A food pouch that answers perfectly the main role of food packaging – giving its contents “meal appeal” to the supermarket shopper – has taken out the Supreme Award at the 2015 Pride In Print Awards. Read more »

Award-winning accountants recognised at Xerocon

Press Release – Xero

Award-winning accountants recognised at Xerocon

Enable Business named Accounting Partner of the Year at 2014 Xero Awards Read more »

Dotcom et al get three-month reprieve on extradition hearing

Article – BusinessDesk

Dotcom et al get three-month reprieve on extradition hearing

By Paul McBeth
May 1 (BusinessDesk) – Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his fellow Megaupload co-accused have won a three-month reprieve on their extradition hearing by a reluctant High Court judge. Read more »

NZ dollar heads for 0.2% weekly decline

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar heads for 0.2% weekly decline as markets eye central banks

By Paul McBeth
May 1 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar is heading for a 0.2 percent weekly decline against the greenback as markets digest the Reserve Bank’s formal shift to an easing bias, and ahead of next week’s monetary policy review in Australia. Read more »

Country’s Top Steaks Make The Cut

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
Country’s Top Steaks Make The Cut

Following today’s semi-final taste test, the 20 most succulent steaks in New Zealand have been named as finalists in the 2015 Beef and Lamb New Zealand Steak of Origin Competition. Read more »

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