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NZ Rugby puts out feelers for Japanese corporate sponsor

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Rugby puts out feelers for Japanese corporate sponsor ahead of 2019 Cup

By Suze Metherell

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Rugby, the national sports administrator, is putting out feelers for a Japanese corporate sponsor, betting that the debut of rugby at the Rio Olympics next year and Japan’s hosting of the Rugby World Cup in 2019 will stoke interest in the game. Read more »

NZ consumer confidence nudges up in April

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ consumer confidence nudges up in April

By Tina Morrison

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence nudged up in April, boding well for future economic growth. Read more »

NZ Reserve Bank ‘not considering’ increase in interest rates

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Reserve Bank ‘not considering’ increase in interest rates

By Jonathan Underhill

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand isn’t considering an increase in interest rates at present and is watching for any signs of weakening demand and domestic inflationary pressures that could warrant a rate cut, says assistant governor John McDermott. The kiwi dollar shed almost half a US cent. Read more »

Award-winning architectural team to stir the imagination

Press Release – Architectural Designers New Zealand

Award-winning architectural team to stir the imagination in New Zealand
Debbie Ryan and Robert McBride of Melbourne Architectural studio, McBride Charles Ryan will be touring New Zealand as part of the ADNZ International Speaker Series in April/May. Read more »

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

By Tina Morrison

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and fewer locals left for Australia. Read more »

RESEND: Pushpay to raise $13.8 million from shareholders

Article – BusinessDesk

RESEND: Pushpay to raise $13.8 million from shareholders

(Removes extraneous share price in second-last paragraph, fixes closing date of rights issue) Read more »

Trade mission to New Zealand anticipates new buyers

Press Release – Secretariat of the Pacific Community

Trade mission to New Zealand anticipates new buyers

22 April 2015

Suva, Fiji – Six Pacific Islands’ exporters from across the region will have an opportunity to find new distributors in New Zealand through a trade mission in July, jointly coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Pacific Islands Trade and Invest (PT&I). Read more »

Samsung New Zealand Announces Its First Printer Range

Press Release – Samsung

Samsung New Zealand Announces Its First Printer Range

Powered by Android

New models are the marriage of tablets and printers: a game changing solution that is redefining the printing experience for business users Read more »

PushPay to raise $13.8 million from shareholders

Article – BusinessDesk

PushPay to raise $13.8 million from shareholders

By Suze Metherell
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – PushPay Holdings, the NZAX-listed mobile payment app developer, is looking to raise $13.8 million from its New Zealand-based shareholders via a discounted share offer. Read more »

Steve Donohue appointed Managing Director

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

Steve Donohue appointed Managing Director

Progressive Enterprises today announced Steve Donohue has been appointed Managing Director, based in Auckland. Read more »

Goldman Sachs NZ sales drop in 2014

Article – BusinessDesk

Goldman Sachs NZ sales drop in year of fewer high-profile deals, more offshore work

By Jonathan Underhill
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – Goldman Sachs New Zealand Holdings, the local unit of the New York Stock Exchange-listed investment bank, reported a 52 percent drop in revenue and a small loss for 2014, a year marked by fewer high-profile deals and more offshore advisory work. Read more »

Vodafone customers first in line for Ed Sheeran tickets

Press Release – Vodafone

Vodafone customers first in line for Ed Sheeran concert tickets

· 48 hour pre-sale, exclusive to Vodafone customers – starts tomorrow Read more »

RBNZ appoints Conor English, Tony Caughey as advisers

Article – BusinessDesk

RBNZ appoints Conor English, Tony Caughey as external monetary policy advisers

By Tina Morrison

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s Reserve Bank, the independent body which sets the benchmark interest rate, has appointed Conor English, the younger brother of Finance Minister Bill English, as one of its part-time external monetary policy advisers. Read more »

Auckland Export Award finalists found

Press Release – ExportNZ

Auckland Export Award finalists found

The 25 finalists in the seven categories of this year’s Air NZ Cargo Auckland Export Awards announced this evening traverse the widest range of New Zealand enterprise, from home brew, robots, marine winches and self-service payment systems. Read more »

GeoOp doubles annual sales as it chases US customers

Article – BusinessDesk

GeoOp doubles annual sales as it chases US customers

By Suze Metherell
April 23 (BusinessDesk) – GeoOp, the workforce management app, said annual sales doubled after a strong pick up in customers in the last month of its financial year. Read more »

RBNZ appoints external monetary policy advisers

Press Release – Reserve Bank

RBNZ appoints external monetary policy advisers

The Reserve Bank has appointed Tony Caughey and Conor English as part-time external monetary policy advisers. Read more »

Draft decision on Transpower’s NIGU application

Press Release – Commerce Commission

Commission releases draft decision on Transpower’s NIGU application
The Commerce Commission has today released a draft decision on Transpower’s application seeking to recover its overspend on the North Island Grid Upgrade Project (NIGU). Read more »

‘Contentious posturing’ paying off, says UK fund manager

Article – BusinessDesk

‘Contentious posturing’ paying off, bullish UK fund manager Hugh Hendry tells Kiwis

By Fiona Rotherham

April 22 (BusinessDesk) – Hugh Hendry, one of Britain’s highest profile hedge fund managers, has told New Zealand institutional investors his 2013 conversion from a bearish to bullish outlook is starting to pay off. Read more »

Roy Morgan: 2014 winners NZ Customer Satisfaction Awards

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

Under Embargo Until 10PM,
22nd April, 2015

Roy Morgan announces 2014 winners of New Zealand Customer Satisfaction Awards Read more »

Accor commits to environment for three years running

Press Release – Accor Hotels and Resorts

Accor commits to environmental protection for three years running

Accor has made great strides in protecting the environment and strengthening communities since the launch of its sustainable development program, Planet 21 in April 2012. Read more »

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