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Symantec Unveils Cyber Warfare Protection Network

Press Release – Symantec

Symantec Unveils Industry’s First Neural Network to Protect Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Warfare Read more »

NZ bike sales going 80% electric

Press Release – ElectrifyNZ

6 December 2018

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Vector wins claim on Penrose fire compensation

Article – BusinessDesk

Vector wins claim on Penrose fire compensation

By Gavin Evans

Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) – Vector is to be repaid more than $300,000 after the High Court ruled the country’s electricity industry disputes body was wrong to find the company’s negligence had caused the Penrose substation fire in 2014 and that it had breached a duty of care to its commercial customers. Read more »

Auckland and Queenstown join forces to attract new market

Press Release – Destination Queenstown

A strategic MoU between Auckland Convention Bureau and Queenstown Convention Bureau will see the bureaux working together as a dual destination proposition. Read more »

Digital transformation drives surge in demand for tech pros

Press Release – Talent International

A focus on customer experience is driving significant demand for technology, transformation, product management and digital marketing professionals across New Zealand, according to Talent’s 2019 Salary Guide. Read more »

Forklift incident a reminder for companies

Press Release – WorkSafe NZ

5 December 2018

Forklift incident a reminder for companies to learn from their mistakes

Mistakes must be learnt from says WorkSafe after a freight company was sentenced in Auckland District Court last Friday. Read more »

NZ building activity slows in September quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ building activity slows in September quarter as commercial work flatlines
By Paul McBeth

Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s building activity slowed in the September quarter as flat commercial construction offset a pick-up in residential work. Read more »

Seaweed sandwiches and pea crab salad

Press Release – Marine Farming Association

5 December 2018

Returning shells to the sea, seaweed sandwiches and pea crab salad

Returning mussel shells to the sea, turning them into fertiliser or a component of bioplastic were among an ocean of ideas canvassed at an annual Smart+Connected Aquaculture forum last Friday. Read more »

Auckland houses sales jump from 2017 lull in November

Article – BusinessDesk

By Paul McBeth

Dec. 5 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland house prices rose from a lull last year in November in the busiest month for city’s biggest realtor since May. Read more »

New CEO for NZ’s biggest business organisation

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

A new chief executive officer, Brett O’Riley, will take the reins at the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) in Auckland next month. Read more »

QV data shows house prices rose 3.5% in year ended November

Article – BusinessDesk

By Jenny Ruth

Dec. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Quotable Value says its house price index rose 3.5 percent in the year ended November and by 1.3 percent in the past three months. Read more »

Top Ten Busiest Days at Auckland Airport

Press Release – Auckland Airport

The summer is traditionally the busiest time of the year for Auckland Airport but this year a raft of upgrades to both the departures terminal and the roading system should make life easier for travellers. Read more »

Home building in Auckland lifts construction activity

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand


Home building in Auckland drove an increase in the overall volume of building activity in New Zealand in the September 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Strong Performance From Auckland Housing Market At Year End

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

The Auckland housing market is ending the calendar year strongly with sales numbers in November their highest in six months, and with the average price at its highest in 12 months. Read more »

Dunedin and Wellington continue to lead the way

Press Release – QV Valuations

New Zealand’s ‘more affordable’ main centres, particularly Dunedin and the wider Wellington region, continue to show a strong rate of growth in a cooling market. Read more »

Ecostore Recognised with New Zealand Business Awards

Press Release – Ecostore

Ecostore Recognised as Best Bodycare & Cleaning Products Provider in Asia Pacific
Ecostore’s Asia expansion & accelerated growth recognised with New Zealand Business Awards 2018 Read more »

Gas-based hydrogen, carbon capture needed

Article – BusinessDesk

Gas-based hydrogen, carbon capture needed to speed global emission reduction – Equinor
By Gavin Evans

Dec. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Hydrogen fuels will have to be developed using natural gas if they are to deliver material emissions reductions quickly enough to help limit global warming, Norwegian oil giant Equinor says. Read more »

Vital manager NorthWest compares apples with oranges

Article – BusinessDesk

Fees stoush: Vital manager NorthWest compares apples with oranges
By Jenny Ruth

Dec. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Vital Healthcare Property Trust’s manager is trying to ward off criticism from three of Vital’s institutional investors by saying that two of the three manage similar investment funds and charge fees that are “broadly analogous” to the fees it charges Vital. Read more »

Sapien to join Perceptive in a move to provide new insight

Press Release – Perceptive

Leading customer intelligence agency Perceptive has announced a planned merger with behavioural science specialists Sapien. The combined strength of the two Clemenger Group agencies will lead to a new level of exceptional customer insights and behavioural research for their clients. Read more »

Optic Security Group launches

Press Release – Optic Security Group

Optic Security Group launches to serve the converging security needs of customers

Merging six leading trans-Tasman security companies under one umbrella Read more »

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