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Air New Zealand opens doors to new regional lounge

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand opens doors to new regional lounge in Auckland


Air New Zealand has today welcomed customers to the airline’s brand new regional lounge at Auckland Domestic Airport. Read more »

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

Article – BusinessDesk

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

By Suze Metherell

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has lifted its forecast for first-half and annual earnings for a second time on favourable trading conditions. Read more »

Chapman Tripp Advises Arvida on NZ’s Final IPO for 2014

Press Release – Chapman Tripp

Media Release

Chapman Tripp Advises Arvida on NZ’s Final IPO for 2014

18 December 2014

Chapman Tripp has advised Arvida Group Limited (Arvida) on its $80m initial public offering (IPO) and listing today on the NZX Main Board. The company’s market capitalisation on the IPO price is $215m. Read more »

Cabchooze to launch taxi app with John Key’s son

Press Release – Cabchooze

Media Release
December 18, 2014

Cabchooze to launch taxi app with John Key’s son

A soft launch for Cabchooze’s taxi app is happening tonight with the help of local DJs, which include Max Key. Read more »

All Black Dan Carter increased his shareholding in Arvida

Article – BusinessDesk

All Black Dan Carter increased his shareholding in newly-listed Arvida

By Fiona Rotherham

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – All Black Dan Carter said he increased his shareholdings in the retirement village sector when supporting the initial public offer of Arvida Group which debuted on the NZX this morning. Read more »

New cable a positive sign for the future

Press Release – InternetNZ


New cable a positive sign for the future

InternetNZ welcomes the news today from Spark, Vodafone and Telstra that they are to build a new Internet cable to New Zealand. Read more »

Verifone puts the ‘fast’ in fast food with Restaurant Brands

Press Release – VeriFone

Verifone puts the ‘fast’ in fast food with Restaurant Brands

Auckland, 18 December 2014 – Verifone announced today the completed rollout of VX Evolution—its latest line of contactless and NFC enabled payment terminals supported by Verifone’s services platform—for Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited (Restaurant Brands). Read more »

Restaurant, bar and grocer to open in Lake Hayes Estate

Press Release – Scope Media

Exciting new restaurant, bar and grocer Grazë to open in Lake Hayes Estate, Queenstown
Much-anticipated Queenstown restaurant Grazë is expected to turn heads with its unique, innovative food and drink offering when it opens its doors this weekend. Read more »

Goldstar Heat Pumps Expands in Tauranga

Press Release – Duoplus

Goldstar Heat Pumps Expands in Tauranga
Tauranga is now being offered New Zealand’s favourite air as Goldstar Heat Pumps expands to their region. The number one distributor and installer of Fujitsu – New Zealand’s favourite air, has committed to help Tauranga residents cope with summer weather. Read more »

UPDATE: NZ dollar tumbles after Yellen firms on rate rise

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: NZ dollar tumbles after Fed’s Yellen indicates rate hikes are coming

By Paul McBeth

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar tumbled about 1 US cent after US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen indicated higher US interest rates are coming, and was more upbeat about the state of the world’s biggest economy. Read more »

Cashless consumers clock up record Christmas sales

Press Release – Lassoo media

Cashless consumers clock up record Christmas sales
Savvy Kiwis traded more than $2 million in a seven hour Christmas shopping frenzy – but not a single cash dollar changed hands. Read more »

EMA’s Kim Campbell Misleading Aucklanders

Press Release – Auckland Energy Consumer Trust

17 December 2014

EMA’s Kim Campbell Misleading Aucklanders

The Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT) has again been forced to correct misinformation about its legal status and that of the shares in Vector Ltd (NZX: VCT) that it holds in trust for the benefit of Vector lines customers in Auckland, Manukau and northern parts of Papakura. Read more »

UPDATE: Callaghan suspends R&D grant for 1st time, calls SFO

Article – BusinessDesk

UPDATE: Callaghan suspends R&D grant for first time, SFO informed

By Fiona Rotherham

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Callaghan Innovation has suspended a research and development growth grant to Trends Publishing International Ltd, the first time it’s done so, following an audit of its funding claims and referred the matter to the Serious Fraud Office. Read more »

PGC to continue share buybacks; Torchlight audit still going

Article – BusinessDesk

PGC to continue share buybacks; Torchlight audit still going

By Paul McBeth

Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Pyne Gould Corp, which is controlled by managing director George Kerr, will keep on buying back shares as it looks to narrow the shortfall from its net tangible asset value, and said it expects the audit of its Torchlight investment should be done before it releases its first-half earnings. Read more »

Unauthorised electrical workers fined for unsafe work

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Unauthorised electrical workers fined for unsafe work
The Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) has successfully taken action against another eight individuals or companies for undertaking unauthorised electrical work in contravention of the Electricity Act 1992. Read more »

SMART Approaches for Auckland

Press Release – NZ Airports

SMART Approaches for Auckland

New Zealand Airports Association (NZ Airports) has welcomed the announcement that SMART Approaches satellite-based navigation technology will come into use at Auckland Airport next year. Read more »

Jetstar adds Melbourne to its Wellington international netwo

Press Release – Jetstar

17 December 2014

Jetstar adds Melbourne to its Wellington international network

• Jetstar announces four times a week Wellington-Melbourne service from March 2015*
• New flights will more than double Jetstar’s current international services from the capital
• Sale fares from $99^ Wellington-Melbourne Read more »

Historic pub now discerning food destination

Press Release – The White Rabbit

Historic pub now discerning food destination
Restaurant entrepreneur Mark Keddell and celebrated executive chef Sean Marshall have successfully remodelled one of Auckland’s oldest pubs into an exciting eatery and bar for discerning Aucklanders. Read more »

Pulse Boosted by Major New Deal with Mojo Coffee

Press Release – Netball Central Zone

Pulse Boosted by Major New Deal with Mojo Coffee

17 December 2014

“One of the most exciting partnerships in the history of the Pulse,” is how CEO Carolyn Young describes the announcement of iconic New Zealand based coffee company Mojo as the team’s naming rights sponsor. Read more »

Skilled job vacancies grew in November

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Skilled job vacancies grew in November
Skilled job vacancies advertised online increased by 1.0 per cent for the month of November, and were up 7.8 percent in the past year to November, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report. Read more »

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