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Pumpkin Patch founder Sally Synnott leaves board

Article – BusinessDesk

Pumpkin Patch’s Sally Synnott leaves board as retailer reviews board to boost sales

By Suze Metherell

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Pumpkin Patch founder Sally Synnott is retiring from the childrenswear retailer’s board to be replaced by Griffin’s Foods executive Josette Prince as the business continues a strategic review to revive falling sales and profit. Read more »

BNZ funds Transmission Gully PPP

Press Release – BNZ

BNZ funds Transmission Gully PPP

BNZ announced today that it has funded New Zealand’s third and most significant public private partnership (PPP) to date. Read more »

Leighton-led WGP to build, manage Transmission Gully

Article – BusinessDesk

Leighton-led Wellington Gateway Partnership wins Transmission Gully contract

By Suze Metherell

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – The Wellington Gateway Partnership, led by a unit of ASX-listed Leighton Holdings, has won the $1 billion contract to build the Transmission Gully road north of Wellington. Read more »

New Institute launches in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Procurement and Supply

NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE OF PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY INC

New Institute launches in Auckland Read more »

Cost of Insured Damage From June Storm $30 Million

Press Release – Insurance Council of New Zealand

media release

29 July 2014

Cost of Insured Damage From June Storm $30 Million

The cost of insured damage from the June 2014 storm that brought down trees and power lines cutting power to over 80,000 residents was $30 million, taking the tally for the year to $107 million. Read more »

WGP and NZTA reach financial close for Transmission Gully

Press Release – Wellington Gateway Partnership

29 July 2014

Wellington Gateway Partnership and NZTA reach financial close for Transmission Gully PPP

The Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) have reached financial close completing contract negotiations and financial arrangements for the NZ$1b Transmission Gully Motorway. Read more »

Rocket Lab poised to change the space industry

Press Release – Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab poised to change the space industry

Aerospace company Rocket Lab is developing a world-first launch vehicle to deliver satellites into orbit cheaper and faster than ever before. Read more »

Opportunity knocks for newly qualified Kiwi Accountants

Press Release – Hays

Opportunity knocks for newly qualified Kiwi Accountants
New Zealand’s accountancy and finance jobs market is more buoyant for both temporary and permanent roles, particularly for newly qualified Accountants who want to take their first step into management, says recruiting experts Hays Accountancy & Finance. Read more »

Festival for the Future Celebrates Youthled Kiwi Innovation

Press Release – Festival for the Future

Festival for the Future Celebrates Youthled Kiwi Innovation and Social Good

“Festival for the Future was honestly the best weekend of my life,” Mark Behkit, 2013 Scholarship recipient

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HTC Announces the New Zealand Launch of the HTC Desire 310

Press Release – HTC

HTC Announces the New Zealand Launch of the HTC Desire 310

HTC packs HTC BlinkFeed, Video Highlights and super-fast processing power into its latest entry-level smartphone Read more »

ERoad shares priced at bottom end of range, owners trim sale

Article – BusinessDesk

ERoad shares priced at bottom end of range, owners sell fewer shares

By Suze Metherell

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – Shares of ERoad have been priced at $3 apiece, the bottom of its proposed range, and existing owners sold less of their holdings as the logistics and fleet management company raises $40 million in new capital to chase growth in the US. Read more »

Safety is front and centre for Christchurch rebuild

Press Release – RCSA

Safety is front and centre for labour-hire companies in Christchurch rebuild

Auckland, 29 July 2014:

Innovative workplace safety management programmes set in place in Christchurch by labour-hire companies have resulted in accident and off-work injury levels lower than the national average. Read more »

A Change of Chairs at New Zealand Opera

Press Release – New Zealand Opera

A Change of Chairs at New Zealand Opera

New Zealand Opera has announced that John Harvey has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He follows Sir David Gascoigne, who is standing down. “I have chaired the Board since 2001, and that seems long enough,” says Sir David. Read more »

CORRECT: Abano achieves second year of 75% profit growth

Article – BusinessDesk

CORRECT: Abano achieves second year of 75% profit growth

(Corrects underlying profit, sales in second paragraph of story that first ran July 28) Read more »

Focus On Growth Continues For Healthcare Investor

Press Release – Abano Healthcare Group Limited

Abano Healthcare Group Full Year Financial Results Announcement

Focus On Growth Continues For Healthcare Investor Read more »

Abano achieves second year of 75% profit growth

Article – BusinessDesk

Abano achieves second year of 75% profit growth

July 28 (BusinessDesk) – Abano Healthcare, the medical investor fending off a hostile takeover from its biggest shareholder, posted a 75 percent jump in full-year profit, beating guidance and allowing it to maintain dividend payments for a sixth straight year. Read more »

The Food Show is on-trend – and on its way

Press Release – The Food Show

The Food Show is on-trend – and on its way
The Food Show Auckland – Thursday 31 July to Sunday 3 August 2014 at ASB Showgrounds Read more »

Pelican Brewery’s Beer in New Zealand

Press Release – Beer Without Borders

Pelican Brewery’s Beer in New Zealand

Beer Without Borders is delighted to announce the arrival in New Zealand of the beer of Oregon’s Pelican Brewery. Read more »

Guesthouse puts Lake Coleridge region in spotlight

Press Release – Lake Coleridge Tourism

Media Release
28 July 2014

Quickenberry Guesthouse puts Lake Coleridge region in the spotlight again Read more »

New Territory Revealed

Press Release – Ford New Zealand

Freshened Territory SUV Builds on Ford’s Lineup of Utility Vehicles

• Refreshed Territory SUV styling delivers purposeful look with packaging and space customers have come to expect from the award-winning SUV Read more »

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