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Argenta acquires manufacturing facility in Iowa, USA

Press Release – Argenta

Argenta acquires manufacturing facility in Iowa, USA

Key step in next growth phase

July 2, 2015 – Argenta, a New Zealand owned pharmaceutical company dedicated to the health of animals, announced today it has acquired the manufacturing facility located at 141 Riverside Drive in Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA. Read more »

MRP’s Metrix cans Trustpower contract before it begins

Article – BusinessDesk

MRP’s Metrix cans Trustpower contract before it begins

By Paul McBeth
July 3 (BusinessDesk) – MightyRiverPower’s Metrix metering business has walked away from a deal with Infratil-controlled Trustpower that would have supplied the power company’s 242,000 electricity customers with smart meters. Read more »

NZ dollar rebounds from fresh five-year low on US jobs

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar rebounds from fresh five-year low as greenback falls on US job data

By Tina Morrison

July 3 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rebounded from a fresh five-year low overnight after the US dollar weakened following disappointing US jobs data. Read more »

“Auckland effect” leading to rises in Tauranga, Hamilton

Press Release – QV Valuations

QV figures show “Auckland effect” leading to value rises in Tauranga and Hamilton

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How much more will be in your wallet?

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 »

Construction salary guide released

Press Release – Hays Construction And Property

Job numbers will increase, but salaries will stay steady: Construction salary guide released
Thursday 2nd July, 2015
Job numbers will increase, Read more »

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in more than a year

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in more than a year in June on Auckland demand

By Tina Morrison

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values rose at the fastest pace in more than a year in June, as a shortage of homes in Auckland prompted house-hunters to cast their net wider to surrounding areas. Read more »

Leaked TPP document shows US pushing rights of drug coys

Article – BusinessDesk

Leaked TPP document from May shows US pushing rights of drug companies vs. generics

By Jonathan Underhill

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – A draft of part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal leaked to the Politico website suggests the US is Read more »

Women of Waikato Announced Best Young Butchers

Press Release – Retail Meat New Zealand

Women of Waikato Announced Best Young Butchers

In the fourth leg of the 2015 Alto Young Butcher and Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year regional finals, Read more »

Resilience Challenge to Focus on Natural Hazards

Press Release – GNS Science

Resilience Challenge to Focus on Natural Hazards

The Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge was formally launched this week ushering in a collaborative and holistic approach to building resilience to natural hazards in New Zealand. Read more »

New Deloitte consulting partner brings digital expertise

Press Release – Deloitte

New Deloitte consulting partner brings digital business strategy expertise to role

Deloitte has announced the appointment of Paul Brabin as a new Auckland-based consulting partner effective from 1 July. He joins Deloitte from PwC. Read more »

Spark affirms earnings guidance after regulator ruling

Article – BusinessDesk

Spark affirms earnings guidance after regulator keeps wholesale pricing largely unchanged

By Paul McBeth
July 2 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand, the country’s biggest telecommunications provider, has affirmed annual guidance after the Commerce Commission today said regulated pricing on Chorus’s copper line network would largely be unchanged. Read more »

Small business confidence: A change of season

Press Release – ANZ Bank

Small business confidence: A change of season

Small firms are increasingly cautious about the year ahead, with confidence down from recent highs but still positive, according to ANZ’s quarterly Business Micro Scope survey of small businesses. Read more »

NZ dollar bounces from 5-year low as Greece misses deadline

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ dollar bounces from five-year low as deteriorating economy, Greece stoke volatility

By Paul McBeth

July 1 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose from a five-year low after Greece missed its debt repayment deadline, while a deteriorating local economic outlook stokes expectations for steeper interest rate cuts. Read more »

VMob’s McDonald’s deal rolled out to South Korea

Article – BusinessDesk

VMob’s McDonald’s deal rolled out to South Korea

By Paul McBeth

July 1 (BusinessDesk) – VMob Group, the NZAX-listed mobile voucher developer, has rolled its global deal with fast-food chain McDonald’s into South Korea, adding 400 stores to its targeted voucher system. Read more »

UPDATE: AWF Madison seeks 75% hike in directors’ fee pool

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: AWF Madison seeks 75% hike in directors’ fee pool

(Adds chairman’s comments)

By Fiona Rotherham

July 1 (BusinessDesk) – Shareholders of AWF Madison Group, the country’s largest recruiter and labour provider, are being asked to vote in favour of a $150,000 increase in directors’ fees at the annual general meeting later this month. Read more »

Reaching for the sky

Press Release – Bayleys

Reaching for the sky…. spectacular tower development plans unveiled for central city site

A 1,388sqm of Auckland central city land, one block East of Queen Street has been placed on the market for sale together with plans for the construction of a spectacular residential skyscraper. Read more »

AWF Madison seeks 75% hike in directors’ fee pool

Article – BusinessDesk

Labour provider and recruiter AWF Madison seeks 75% hike in directors’ fee pool

By Fiona Rotherham

July 1 (BusinessDesk) – Shareholders of AWF Madison Group, the country’s largest recruiter and labour provider, are being asked to vote in favour of a $150,000 increase in directors’ fees at the annual general meeting later this month. Read more »

Warner Bros Launches Season of New Productions and Rebrands

Press Release – Warner Brothers

Warner Bros. International Television Production in New Zealand
Launches Season of New Productions and Rebrands

Auckland, Wednesday 1 July 2015, Warner Bros. Read more »

Crowne Plaza Auckland Inspires Future Leaders

Press Release – Southern PR

Crowne Plaza Auckland Inspires Future Leaders

As accommodation partner of The Sir Peter Blake Trust, Crowne Plaza Auckland demonstrated its commitment to encouraging future leaders through a number of leadership events and activities this week. Read more »

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