Archive for the 'Business' Category

Fuel pipeline exercise

Press Release – Refining NZ

Reports by Radio Live this morning that Refining NZ was testing the strength of the Refinery to Auckland pipeline (RAP) at Wellsford are factually incorrect. Read more »

Fonterra ownership structure ‘not on the table’

Article – BusinessDesk

Fonterra ownership structure ‘not on the table’, says director Scott St John

By Paul McBeth

Aug. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group won’t be changing its ownership structure, but is keen on bringing on partners to fund future projects, says director Scott St John. Read more »

Tourism Holdings takes out Supreme Award

Press Release – American Chamber of Commerce

Tourism Holdings takes out Supreme Award at the

2018 AmCham – DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards for companies doing business with the USA Read more »

Celebrating inspiring women in construction

Press Release – National Association of Women in Construction

Celebrating inspiring women in construction


Winners of the fourth annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards have been celebrated as “stellar achievers who are adding their unique voices to New Zealand’s construction industry” during last night’s ceremony at the Auckland Town Hall.
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Get politics out of infrastructure investment: Jones

Article – BusinessDesk

Get politics out of infrastructure investment: Jones

By Gavin Evans

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) – An independent infrastructure agency the government hopes to have operating late next year may help take the politics out of development decisions, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones says. Read more »

Brilliance International fined $540k over steel mesh

Article – BusinessDesk

Brilliance International fined $540k over steel mesh representations

By Paul McBeth

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Brilliance International has been fined $540,000 after pleading guilty to breaking fair trading law by claiming steel mesh met standards that it actually did not. Read more »

Invocare expands its NZ funeral business

Article – BusinessDesk

Invocare expands its NZ funeral business, adding 3 funeral homes

By Tina Morrison

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Invocare, New Zealand’s largest funeral company, has been expanding its reach across the country, with three new funeral homes purchased in the past three months, adding an extra $12 million to the firm’s annual revenue. Read more »

Action needed to boost EV take-up – Drive Electric

Article – BusinessDesk

By Gavin Evans

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) – The government needs to be acting now if it is to sustain take-up of electric vehicles as part of its emissions reduction strategy, industry lobby group Drive Electric says. Read more »

Tourism Holdings CFO Davis on medical leave until next month

Article – BusinessDesk

By Paul McBeth

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings chief financial officer Mark Davis is on medical leave until next month and will miss an already delayed annual results announcement. Read more »

Honey goes hi-tech: new tool has industry buzzing

Press Release – Hill Laboratories

Honey goes hi-tech: new tool has industry buzzing

With New Zealand’s annual honey exports currently valued at $300 million and growing, a new web-based honey blending tool is set to save honey distributors significant amounts of time and money. Read more »

Infrastructure NZ delegation to Asia

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

Media Statement
17 August 2018
Infrastructure NZ delegation to China, Hong Kong and Singapore 2019
Madame Xu, China’s consulate general in Auckland, today announced that Infrastructure New Zealand will be leading a senior delegation to China, Hong Kong and Singapore in March 2019. Read more »

Brilliance fined $540,000 for misleading representations

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Brilliance fined $540,000 for misleading representations about steel mesh

Brilliance International Limited has been fined $540,000 for making false and misleading representations relating to its steel mesh products which are used to earthquake strengthen buildings. Read more »

Greenstone Group appoint head of new Wellington office

Press Release – Greenstone Group

Leading project and property advisory company Greenstone Group has appointed Nick Jones as the head of its new Wellington office to help meet growing demand from new and existing clients in the capital. Read more »

Jasmax Architect: Going Big

Press Release – JASMAX

17/08/2018

Jasmax Associate Principal Mary Henry will be the key guest speaker at Emerge 3: Going Big, Thursday 23 August. Mary will be speaking to her role as the project architect leading the delivery of the award-winning $56mil award-winning AUT Mana Hauora building. Read more »

Sommeliers prepare for NZ Sommelier of the Year Competition

Press Release – New Zealand School of Food and Wine

Top New Zealand Sommeliers prepare for NZ Sommelier of the Year Competition

This weekend, elite sommeliers from around the country will vie for the title of New Zealand Sommelier of the Year. Read more »

STAAH recognised for innovation and trade achievements

Press Release – STAAH

STAAH recognised for its innovation & outstanding international trade achievements

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Mercury trials EV subscription service to drive uptake

Press Release – Mercury Energy

NEWS RELEASE
17 August 2018

Mercury is piloting an electric vehicle (EV) subscription service with Snap Rentals which it says is a model that could be instrumental in getting more kiwis plugging in for their transport. Read more »

Oh that’s where they get their profits from!

Press Release – First Union

Oh that’s where they get their profits from!

Inequality: a kick in the guts for hard working New Zealanders Read more »

NZ cruise sector swells in value by 18% to $434 million

Press Release – NZ Cruise Association

NZ cruise sector swells in value by 18% to $434 million

New government figures out today show cruise ship expenditure for the year to June 2018 jumped by 18.3% to $434 million on the previous year, reinforcing the sector’s value to New Zealand, says the New Zealand Cruise Association. Read more »

Downer’s NZ revenue jumps 59%

Article – BusinessDesk

Downer’s NZ revenue jumps 59% as Hawkins makes full contribution

By Paul McBeth

Aug. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Sales at Downer EDI’s New Zealand division rose 59 percent, benefitting from last year’s purchase of parts of the Hawkins Group. Read more »

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