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All New Kia Rio Makes A Big Impression

Press Release – Kia Motors

Media Release
Kia Motors New Zealand

NEWS

March 21 2017

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Big boost in job opportunities for Kiwis

Press Release – SEEK

MEDIA RELEASE

22 March 2017

Big boost in job opportunities for Kiwis, job ads up 17.3 per cent

New job advertisements on SEEK rose 17.3 per cent this February when compared to the same period last year. Read more »

Entrepreneurs to gain insights into NZ food and beverage

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation

Southeast Asian entrepreneurs to gain insights into New Zealand food and beverage

Top Southeast Asian food and beverage business leaders and entrepreneurs will speak at this month’s New Zealand Food Summit as part of a programme run by the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Read more »

US$75M funding boost for Rocket Lab

Press Release – Rocketlab.co.nz

US$75M funding boost for Rocket Lab
Aerospace company Rocket Lab today announced it had secured further funding of US$75 million. The funding was led by venture capital firm Data Collective, with additional investment from Promus Ventures. Read more »

NZ shares rise as Fletcher lifts from slump

Article – BusinessDesk

Tuesday 21 March 2017 05:34 PM

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as Fletcher lifts from slump, A2 gains, Fonterra falls

By Jonathan Underhill Read more »

Constraints in construction sector driving price escalation

Article – BusinessDesk

Tuesday 21 March 2017 04:40 PM

Capacity constraints in construction sector driving ‘massive’ price escalation

By Jonathan Underhill Read more »

Spark chases lower input costs in TeamTalk takeover bid

Article – BusinessDesk

Tuesday 21 March 2017 01:32 PM

Spark chases lower input costs in TeamTalk takeover bid

By Paul McBeth

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – Spark New Zealand wants lower costs from owning fibre assets in the Auckland and Wellington central cities in its pursuit of telecommunications minnow TeamTalk. Read more »

CFOs reveal their top priorities and forecast challenges

Press Release – Robert Half

March 2017

Kiwi CFOs reveal their top priorities and forecasted challenges for 2017: survey

• The top priorities as identified by New Zealand CFOs are driving company growth (48%), implementing new technologies and increasing profitability (44% respectively), and talent management (40%). Read more »

Migrants and tourists still flocking to New Zealand

Article – BusinessDesk

Tuesday 21 March 2017 11:26 AM

Migrants and tourists still flocking to New Zealand

By Rebecca Howard

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – Migrants and tourists continued to flock to New Zealand in record numbers in the year to February, although the net inflow may be showing signs of leveling off. Read more »

Workers described as “pimple on a pumpkin” return to work

Press Release – First Union

Workers described as “pimple on a pumpkin” return to work

BNT (Brakes and Transmission), the Australian-owned car parts supplier, is struggling to get products to the market after workers at its Auckland distribution centre walked off the job for the fifth time on Friday. Read more »

Feds See Nothing New in OECD Environment Report

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Feds See Nothing New in OECD Environment Report

Source: Federated Farmers

The OECD’s report released today on New Zealand’s environmental progress tells us nothing we didn’t already know, Federated Farmers water spokesperson Chris Allen says. Read more »

Location intelligence initiative for advertisers launched

Press Release – Adshel NZ

Media Release: 21 March 2017

Adshel NZ launches location intelligence initiative for advertisers Read more »

NZ log prices hit new record highs on buoyant demand

Article – BusinessDesk

Tuesday 21 March 2017 08:36 AM

NZ log prices hit new record highs on buoyant demand

By Tina Morrison

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – Buoyant New Zealand activity has pushed up local log prices to new record highs. Read more »

5 New Developments at $1bn Highbrook Estate

Press Release – Goodman Property Trust

5 New Developments at $1bn Highbrook Estate

Date
21 March 2017
Goodman (NZ) Limited, the Manager of Goodman Property Trust (“GMT” or
“Trust”), is pleased to announce a package of new developments at Highbrook Business Park totalling $44.0 million[1]. Read more »

The Big Idea Appoints New Chair

Press Release – The Big Idea

The Big Idea Appoints New Chair

New Zealand’s favourite website for championing and employment in the creative sector www.thebigidea.co.nz, is delighted to announce the appointment of Patrick Snedden as its new chairperson. Read more »

Commercial risk not govt’s concern in major projects

Article – BusinessDesk

Monday 20 March 2017 05:48 PM

Commercial risk not govt’s concern in major projects, PM English says

By Paul McBeth

March 20 (BusinessDesk) – Cost overruns that push major building projects into the red aren’t the government’s concern, and it’s instead focused on ensuring those builds are delivered on time and to budget, says Prime Minister Bill English. Read more »

NZ Shareholders Assn seeks answers on Fletcher downgrade

Article – BusinessDesk

Monday 20 March 2017 04:53 PM

NZ Shareholders Assn seeks answers on Fletcher downgrade, questions CEO’s ability

By Jonathan Underhill Read more »

Construction contract woes wrong-foots investors

Article – BusinessDesk

Monday 20 March 2017 03:45 PM

Fletcher’s disclosure of $110M of construction contract woes wrong-foots investors

By Jonathan Underhill Read more »

Facilities Integrate moves to September in 2017

Press Release – Facilities Integrate

Media release

20 March 2017

Facilities Integrate moves to September in 2017, partners with NZSA

After a careful review of feedback received from the successful 2016 Facilities Integrate trade show’s visitor and exhibitor surveys, organisers have moved the dates for this year’s show forward to September and it will remain in this time frame in future. Read more »

Generate Adds a Senior Portfolio Manager

Press Release – Generate KiwiSaver

PRESS RELEASE: Generate Adds a Senior Portfolio Manager

Edward Glennie has been appointed as a Senior Portfolio Manager to work alongside Lead Portfolio Manager and CIO Sam Goldwater and CEO Henry Tongue of the rapidly growing Generate KiwiSaver Scheme. Ed brings complementary experience to the management of the Generate Conservative, Growth and Focused Growth Funds. Read more »

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