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Ports of Auckland FY profit almost doubles as volumes rise

Article – BusinessDesk

Ports of Auckland FY profit almost doubles as volumes rise, costs kept at bay

By Jonathan Underhill

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Ports of Auckland posted a 90 percent gain in full-year profit, after lifting volumes of containers and breakbulk freight while reining in costs and using offsets to reduce its tax bill. Read more »

Auckland’s newest market coming

Press Release – Trust Arena Sunday Market

Auckland’s newest market coming

Immediate Release

Auckland’s newest market is coming to Henderson on 5 October 2014.
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Average asking of homes remains high

Press Release – Realestate.co.nz

Average asking of homes remains high

AUCKLAND, 20 August 2014

Home sellers are still expecting near record prices for their homes, according to figures released by Realestate.co.nz, the website with New Zealand’s largest number of homes for sale. Read more »

South Port posts record annual profit as volumes rise

Article – BusinessDesk

South Port posts record annual profit as stock food, logs drive cargo volumes

By Paul McBeth

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – South Port New Zealand, the Bluff port operator, lifted annual profit 2.7 percent to a record as increased volumes of stock food and logs drove cargo growth. Read more »

Kiwi company achieves highest colour accuracy in the country

Press Release – Wright Communications

Kiwi company achieves highest colour accuracy in the country with LED lighting system

Kiwi company Page + Co has developed a ground-breaking new LED lighting system that produces a CRI rating of 95-97 per cent colour accuracy – no other company in New Zealand has achieved this. Read more »

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Updates Earnings Guidance

Press Release – Fisher And Paykel Healthcare

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Updates Earnings Guidance at 2014 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

20 August, 2014 Read more »

Strong year-end result for Queenstown Airport

Press Release – Queenstown Airport

Trans-Tasman growth drives strong year-end result for Queenstown Airport
- Strong financial performance, Net Profit After Tax $6.6 million – up 25% from the previous year ($5.3 million)
- Stellar 27.6% growth in trans-Tasman passenger numbers year-on-year
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F&P Healthcare lifts full-year profit guidance 3%

Article – BusinessDesk

F&P Healthcare lifts full-year profit guidance 3% on falling kiwi

By Suze Metherell

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare raised its annual profit forecast by 3 percent, saying the New Zealand dollar is boosting the value of respiratory and breathing apparatus sold overseas. The shares rose to the highest in at least two decades. Read more »

Airways sees 27% gain in 2015 profit, misses 2014 target

Article – BusinessDesk

Airways NZ forecasts 2015 profit to rise 27%, after missing 2014 target

By Tina Morrison

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Airways Corp. of New Zealand expects to boost profit 27 percent this year, after missing its target last year, on optimism the state-owned air traffic controller’s global commercial partnerships will start to bear fruit. Read more »

UPDATED: Fletcher to cut costs, protect margins in 2015

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATED: Fletcher cost cutting, margin protection to help drive 2015 earnings growth

By Jonathan Underhill

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building is counting on cost savings and a backlog of construction work in New Zealand to help drive earnings growth in 2015, which started from a lower base after the sale of assets and completion of major contracts. Read more »

NZ Games Industry launches Business Startup Competition

Press Release – New Zealand Game Developers Association

NZ Games Industry launches Business Startup Competition
The New Zealand Game Developers Association has launched New Zealand’s first and only startup programme for interactive games businesses – the KiwiGameStarter. Read more »

Co-operative Business celebrates co-ops’ achievements

Press Release – Cooperative Business New Zealand.

20 August 2014

Co-operative Business celebrates co-ops’ achievements

At its AGM held in Auckland last Thursday (August 14), Cooperative Business New Zealand appointed its new board of directors: Jonathan Lee [Chair], David Shaw, Kim DeGarnham, Blue Read, Christine Burr and Russell Green. Read more »

Air Tahiti Nui’s Long Haul Guests Soar in 2014

Press Release – Air Tahiti Nui

PRESS RELEASE

Air Tahiti Nui’s Long Haul Guests Soar in 2014

20 August, 2014

Air Tahiti Nui is having a bumper year with total passengers from New Zealand up more than 64 per cent in the first seven months of the year. Read more »

Z Energy People Awards 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Contractors Federation

Media Release 20 August 2014
Inspirational Auckland winners of Z Energy People Awards 2014 Read more »

Wynyard Tech to support Child Protection Offender Register

Press Release – Wynyard Group

Media release

Wynyard technology to support Child Protection Offender Register
New Zealand Police Expand Use of Wynyard Investigations Platform Read more »

Kiwi Demand for TV Shopping Increasing

Press Release – Impact PR

MEDIA RELEASE

Kiwi Demand for TV Shopping Increasing

By Fleur Revell

20 August 2014

New Zealand consumer demand for TV shopping is on the rise with one shopping channel reporting increases of more than 1000 new customers per month. Read more »

Fletcher FY profit rises 4% as currency, charges mask growth

Article – BusinessDesk

Fletcher full-year profit rises 4% as currency impact, charges mask earnings growth

By Jonathan Underhill

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building, the biggest company on the NZX 50 Index, posted a 4 percent gain in full-year profit, saying strong underlying earnings growth was masked by the impact of a high kiwi dollar and one-time charges against assets sales. Read more »

Ms Jane Freeman appointed as independent director

Press Release – Kiwi Income Property Trust

NZX RELEASE

20 August 2014

Ms Jane Freeman appointed as independent director

Kiwi Income Property Trust announces the appointment of Ms Jane Freeman to the Board of the Manager, with effect from today. Read more »

Pumpkin Patch chair Freeman joins Kiwi Income board

Article – BusinessDesk

Pumpkin Patch chair Jane Freeman joins Kiwi Income Property board

By Suze Metherell

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Jane Freeman, chair of childrenswear retailer Pumpkin Patch, has been appointed to the board of listed property investor Kiwi Income Property Trust’s manager. Read more »

TFE Hotels boosts F&B offering with Vittoria Coffee

Press Release – TFE Hotels

TFE Hotels boosts F&B offering with Vittoria Coffee partnership

18 August 2014: TFE Hotels are delighted to announce the addition of Vittoria Coffee to their food and beverage offering across Australia and New Zealand. Read more »

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