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Opotiki dairy farmers win Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Opotiki dairy farmers Jared and Sue Watson have won the Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards. Sue and Jared have been 50:50 sharemilkers since 2002 now milking 282 cows once a day on a 120ha platform in the Waiotahe Valley.

Employment forecast to grow by 48,000 workers per annum to 2025

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released the report Medium to Long-Term Employment Outlook: Looking Ahead to 2025.

Tourism spending in regions up in January

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism expenditure grew in most regions over the year to January 2017.

Spark NZ welcomes Court decision to stay any Sky/Vodafone merger clearance

Spark New Zealand ("Spark") said today it welcomes a High Court decision to order a short-term stay in the event the New Zealand Commerce Commission ("Commission") gives its clearance tomorrow morning to the proposed merger between Sky Network Television ("Sky") and Vodafone NZ ("Vodafone").

Serko strengthens executive bench with international talent

Serko Ltd. (SKO.NZ) Serko today announced the appointment of Charlie Nowaczek in the role of Chief Operating Officer. This new appointment brings international experience to Serko and signals a renewed focus on operational efficiencies.

TVNZ reports half year after tax net profit of $12.9 million

TVNZ has delivered an after tax net profit of $12.9 million for the six months to 31 December 2016, up 1% on the same period last year.

Report finds NZ loses billions to trade barriers each year

Trade barriers cost New Zealand billions of dollars annually, according to an NZIER report for the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ).

Colliers International to manage WestCity

The new owner of the WestCity shopping mall in Auckland has appointed leading commercial property company Colliers International to manage the centre.

Western Pacific Insurance policy holders get pay out

The liquidators of Western Pacific Insurance Limited are making their first payment to Western Pacific’s Canterbury policy holders who are mainly holders of commercial buildings, say the liquidators David Ruscoe and Richard Simpson of accounting and advisory firm Grant Thornton.

Orcon and Slingshot offering ADSL while you wait for fibre

In time for the month when more Kiwis move than any other, Orcon and Slingshot have today launched a savvy new service to help keep thousands of Kiwis from landing in broadband limbo when they move into a fibre broadband-ready home.

Cyber risk remains a key focus for directors - IOD

Directors perceive cyber-attacks to be the biggest threat to New Zealand businesses in 2017, with 79% of those surveyed rating the impact on their organisations strategic growth, operational efficiency and legal/ contractual compliance as medium or high.

Spark partners with Enable to trial 'street in a week' fibre installs

The fibre broadband installation process may soon be easier for Christchurch families and business owners.

Auckland’s busiest ever cruise ship week

Auckland’s busiest ever cruise ship week includes a record four ships in port in one day Auckland has enjoyed its busiest-ever week for cruise ship arrivals, including having four cruise ships docked on the same day for the first time ever on Saturday, 18 February.

PHD named 'Global Media Agency of the Year' by Adweek

Media network PHD, part of Omnicom Media Group, has been named ‘Global Media Agency of the Year’ by USA trade magazine Adweek.

Postr launches Singapore and Australia offices

New Zealand adtech startup, Postr, today announced the opening of its Singapore and Australia offices. The new locations mark the first step by the brand to expand its footprint out of its Wellington headquarters and into new markets, after the recent investment round.

enableMe to open second South Island branch

One of the country’s fastest-growing financial advisory firms is set to open its second office in the South Island.

RBNZ to continue engagement on Dashboard proposal

The Reserve Bank will continue to engage with stakeholders about its proposed ‘Dashboard’ approach to quarterly disclosure for locally incorporated banks.

Carbon emitters on way to paying full costs

Emitters are now on their way to paying the full cost of their carbon emissions in New Zealand, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett.

Dairy should do what it does best, not join the laboratory race - Feds

Volatility is likely to be a constant companion for the New Zealand dairy farmer in the foreseeable future, and that has to be factored into their budgets, Andrew Hoggard says.

Apple prices up 40 percent to highest level ever

Record-high apple prices led to a 2.8 percent rise in food prices in January, Statistics New Zealand said today. The rise in food prices is the highest monthly increase since June 2009. Fruit prices rose 12 percent with higher prices for apples.

Chamber welcomes Hilton brand

Wellington’s image will be enhanced by the arrival of a 4½-star Hilton-brand hotel in the centre city, says Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford.

Fair broadband prices - Telco Act Review 'on the right track'

"InternetNZ welcomes the Government’s announcement today on future broadband regulation. We think it will deliver the fair broadband prices Kiwis deserve," says Jordan Carter, InternetNZ Chief Executive.

Suncorp New Zealand announces 2017 half year results

Suncorp Group Limited today reported net profit after tax (NPAT) of A$537 million for the six months to 31 December 2016.

Housing consents fall at the end of a strong year

The number of new homes consented tailed off towards the end of 2016, but increased overall in the year, Statistics New Zealand said today. In seasonally adjusted terms, the number of new homes consented fell 7 percent in December 2016, mainly due to a drop in apartment consents.

FMA lays charges under the Crimes Act

An individual registered financial adviser appeared in the Auckland District Court yesterday in relation to various charges laid by the FMA under the Crimes Act.

Opportunity in the south spurs national real estate agency to expand

Bayleys Real Estate has expanded its sales team in regional Southland from just one sales person 12 months ago to five sales people today. Expansion has included opening a new office in Hokonui Drive, Gore, to compliment the existing Invercargill office in Spey Street.

Insurers settle $2.7 billion Canterbury claims in 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out nearly $2.7 billion in 2016 to settle commercial and residential claims resulting from the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Ubco launches crowd funding campaign

Ubco is quietly changing the world with the Ubco 2x2, the world’s first production Dual Electric Drive Utility Bike and now they’re offering the public a chance to be part of that journey.

NZMEA survey shows Dec sales increase

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during January 2017, shows total sales in December 2016 increased 7.23% (year on year export sales increased by 10.01% with domestic sales increasing by 3.30%) on December 2015.

ATEED confirms September 2017 departure for CE

ATEED Chairman David McConnell has announced that, as planned, ATEED Chief Executive Brett O’Riley will leave his role on 1 September, 2017.

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