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NZ new vehicle sales at 34 year high in April

Article – BusinessDesk

Tuesday 03 May 2016 10:54 AM

NZ new vehicle sales at 34 year high in April

By Tina Morrison

May 3 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand new vehicle sales in April rose to the highest level for the month in 34 years, led by record demand for commercial models. Read more »

Tripartite economic summit a major NZ event of the year

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Tripartite economic summit one of the major NZ events of the year

May 3, 2016

Auckland will stage one of the biggest innovation, design and business prowess events to two of the world’s leading cities, their investors and key markets at the second Tripartite Economic Alliance Summit involving sister cities Guangzhou and Los Angeles on May 16 and 17. Read more »

Air NZ sees headwinds from competition

Article – BusinessDesk

Air NZ sees headwinds from competition, capacity in 2017 after strong 2016

By Jonathan Underhill

May 3 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealand says its 2017 earnings won’t match the $800 million it has forecast for 2016 as the airline faces increased competition and gets less benefit from foreign exchange hedging. Read more »

April New Vehicle Registrations Remain Buoyant

Press Release – Motor Industry Association

3 May 2016

April New Vehicle Registrations Remain Buoyant
David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says “healthy regional economies in Auckland and Christchurch combined with continued strong net immigration and competitive pricing drove the strongest new vehicles registrations in the month of April since 1982. Read more »

Mai Chen named in Top 50 Diversity Figures in Public Life

Press Release – Chen Palmer

Mai Chen named in Top 50 Diversity Figures in Public Life in Global Diversity List supported by The Economist Read more »

Mediaworks boss Mark Weldon says he retains confidence

Article – BusinessDesk

Mediaworks boss Mark Weldon says he retains his board’s confidence

By Edwin Mitson

May 2 (BusinessDesk) – Mediaworks chief executive Mark Weldon has insisted he still has the confidence of the company’s board following a meeting in Auckland today. Read more »

Mediaworks And NBCuniversal Announce Joint Venture

Press Release – Mediaworks

Mediaworks And NBCuniversal International Networks Announce a Joint Venture in New Zealand to Launch Bravo – a New Free-to-Air TV Channel Read more »

Doors open thanks to Dick Smith’s closing

Press Release – Colliers

Doors open thanks to Dick Smith’s closing

Significant-brand retailers are among those snapping up former Dick Smith’s stores Read more »

Oceania Natural shares up 7% despite missed targets

Article – BusinessDesk

Monday 02 May 2016 04:05 PM

Oceania Natural shares up 7% despite missed targets

By Edwin Mitson

May 2 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in the newly listed food supplements maker Oceania Natural rose 7% in trading today despite failing to meet company targets on revenue, distributor sales, and gross margin. Read more »

NZ’s regional renaissance set to continue

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

NZ’s regional renaissance set to continue

By Geoff Barnett – National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand Read more »

Consultation on proposed changes to seafarer certification

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Consultation on proposed changes to seafarer certification
2 May 2016
Maritime NZ wants to hear from seafarers and others in the maritime industry about proposed changes to the SeaCert seafarer certification framework that would make it easier for those with some older certificates to continue working. Read more »

Singapore Airlines Celebrates 40 Years in Auckland

Press Release – Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines Celebrates 40 Years in Auckland

Singapore Airlines is proudly commemorating 40 years of service to Auckland today and plans to mark the occasion throughout the month of May with events and celebrations. Read more »

RITANZ hosts Restructuring and Insolvency Conference

Press Release – RITANZ

RITANZ hosts 15th annual Restructuring and Insolvency Conference

International and local keynote speakers to focus on significant issues relating to business restructuring and insolvency Read more »

IAG/State Insurance Wins 2015 Roger Award

Press Release – CAFCA

IAG/State Insurance Wins 2015 Roger Award

Serco Second; Bunnings Third

The full Read more »

Mighty River Power no more, now just Mercury

Article – BusinessDesk

Monday 02 May 2016 10:58 AM

Mighty River Power no more, now just Mercury

By Pattrick Smellie

May 2 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland-based electricity generator and retailer Mighty River Power is changing its name to Mercury Energy, in a move that underlines the increasing retail focus of the country’s largest power companies. Read more »

Warm weather forecast for final month of Autumn

Press Release – Vector Limited

Warm weather forecast for final month of Autumn

Unseasonably high temperatures are forecast to keep New Zealand warm for the last month of autumn. Read more »

Air NZ lands historic first evening flight in Queenstown

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Media release

1 May 2016

Air New Zealand lands historic first evening flight in Queenstown

Air New Zealand has successfully operated the first evening flight into Queenstown in preparation for scheduled commercial services commencing next month. Read more »

Wellington cinema restoration proves a winner

Press Release – Dulux

Media release 28 April 2016

Wellington cinema restoration proves a winner

The renovation of the Empire Cinema and Eatery in Wellington’s Island Bay has won the International category in the 30th year of the Dulux Colour Awards announced in Melbourne tonight. It was also commended in the Commercial Exterior category. Read more »

Finalists Named in First Ever NZ RCSA Award

Press Release – RCSA


Finalists Named in First Ever NZ RCSA Awards

Six leading New Zealand companies are among finalists announced in the inaugural New Zealand RCSA Awards for excellence, with one company being named in three separate Award categories. Read more »

Z shares at record as Caltex deal seen reducing competition

Article – BusinessDesk

Friday 29 April 2016 01:46 PM

UPDATE: Z shares at record as Caltex deal seen reducing competition

By Sophie Boot

April 29 (BusinessDesk) – Z Energy shares jumped to a record after the Commerce Commission approved its bid to buy rival Caltex and Challenge! Read more »

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