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High rental price increases should not come as a shock to anyone - NZPIF

"High rental price increases should not come as a shock to anyone", says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF). "While Statistics NZ has pointed to the Healthy Homes legislation, this is only one change that has pushed rental prices higher."

Christmas shopping continues apace

Spending through Paymark hit a new daily high last week, reaching $297.5 million through 5.1 million card transactions on Friday 20 December.

Completion of the first phase of Ultra-Fast Broadband announced

Chorus has today announced that a nine-year project to bring 28 towns and cities world-class broadband has been completed - on time and on budget.

Trade deal inches closer, sentiment rises

Investors shrugged off weaker US data to lift European and US shares on Friday night. The US dollar and gold fell as investor sentiment improved. Copper and oil rallied, and dragged the New Zealand, Canadian and Australian dollars higher.

'Still work to do' on the Zero Carbon Bill and methane targets

"There is still critical work to be done on the Zero Carbon Bill and its methane targets to ensure the Bill achieves its own objectives," says Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Chief Executive Sam McIvor.

Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team NZ

Real time data from race boat to chase boat - Spark announces next step with Emirates Team New Zealand

Employers and employees prefer on-job training

A new study from Research First shows that service sector on-job training arranged by industry training organisation ServiceIQ has high levels of satisfaction.

Team at Synlait Pokeno process first milk

Synlait staff are excited to have processed the first milk received at our newest state of the art nutritional powder manufacturing facility in Pokeno, Waikato.

'Unconscious Saving' plan proposed to increase KiwiSaver savings

Most New Zealanders are not saving enough to have a comfortable retirement.

Dairy Industry Awards: Entries open 1 Oct

Entries for the 2020 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards open on Tuesday 1st October and are an opportunity for entrants to secure their future while learning and connecting with others and growing their career.

Businesses encouraged to look more at staff wellness

Businesses should be looking at putting put more time into employee health and wellness, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central.

Closing the Gap condemns CEO bonuses

"Any justification for paying exorbitant salaries to senior managers in business has just been buried in the Fonterra debacle" said Peter Malcolm spokesperson for Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc---"Closing the Gap"

'Fund managers shirk duty when responsible investing gets too hard'

Kiwis are unwittingly backing shady companies because some New Zealand investment funds are outsourcing management responsibilities to overseas fund managers.

Tenants looking to future office supply for relief may be disappointed

Despite already being at record lows, the Auckland CBD office vacancy rate was pushed even lower over the past six months from new leasing activity and current tenants expanding into additional space.

Retail sector sluggish during second quarter - Retail NZ

Retail sector activity remained sluggish during the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Retail NZ's latest Retail Radar report.

Century 21 attracts more franchise owners

By Ryan Mitchell - National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand Century 21 New Zealand co-owner, Derryn Mayne, and I are constantly meeting with successful real estate salespeople and franchise owners from competitor companies keen to explore their options with the new C21 brand.

New Zealand Architecture Awards shortlist announced

Forty-five buildings, from the Bay of Islands in the north to Dunedin in the south, have been announced as finalists in the 2019 New Zealand Architecture Awards, which are organised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects, New Zealand’s leading architecture awards programme.

Kiwifruit grower body celebrates 25 years

The evening recognised NZKGI’s central role as an advocate for growers of New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry. The event was attended by Minister of Agriculture Hon Damien O’Connor as well as a wide range of industry leaders including present and past NZKGI Forum members.

EQC extends cap to $150,000 as part of new legislation

New Zealand home owners will be covered for up to $150,000 (plus GST) by the Earthquake Commission for damage to their property caused by a natural disaster, thanks to changes to the EQC Act coming into effect from July 1.

Australasia's first Impact Hub gets underway in the Waikato

Impact Hub is a global movement that enables collaboration between communities, business and government to advance social enterprises that are creating solutions to the world's most pressing issues - and a group in the Waikato now has the first licence from the Impact Hub headquarters in Europe t

Property investors cheque out former bank building on the market

A substantial standalone former bank building at Pakuranga Plaza shopping mall is for sale at a time when Auckland's retail spending rose four percent last year and total returns for shopping centre property were 3.5 percent.

Helping New Zealand's farmers take care of our land

New Zealand’s green reputation is one of this country’s strongest selling points, but how to manage the relationship between farming and the environment is complex and controversial.

Commerce Commission draft decision 'risks constraining Auckland growth'

Vector acknowledges the release of the Commerce Commission’s draft 2020-2025 Default Price-quality Path (DPP) for electricity distribution businesses and will be closely reviewing the draft decision.

REANNZ appoints CEO

The Board of REANNZ is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dianna Taylor as the Chief Executive Officer of REANNZ.

Synlait announces $7.00 kgMS forecast milk price for 2019/2020 season

Synlait Milk’s (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) opening forecast base milk price for the upcoming 2019 / 2020 season is $7.00 kgMS. Synlait also announced its’ forecast base milk price for the 2018 / 2019 season has increased from $6.25 kgMS to $6.40 kgMS.

oOh! announces new NZ sales appointment to help lead national growth

Hot on the heels of the launch of it’s A World of Unmissable platform, oOh!media has announced the appointment of a new Business Manager to help further drive the delivery of even greater customer-focused value propositions in New Zealand.

EITE business committed to low-emissions economy - BusinessNZ

A new report shows firms with high energy use working responsibly towards climate goals.

Entry to Hospitality NZ's Awards for Excellence 2019 is now open

Entry can be made via our dedicated Awards website (awards.hospitality.org.nz) and will remain open until 28 June 2019. The Awards for Excellence 2019 will take place in Hawke’s Bay on 17 October 2019, during Hospitality New Zealand’s annual conference (October 15-17).

NZ's first sheep shearing collective in decades has just been signed

The shearing shed: an iconic Kiwi job if there ever was one. Problem is, a lack of upskilling through training and low wool prices over the last couple of decades mean it’s lost its appeal for many. But industry leaders have come together to make it a viable option once again.

The regulatory role of ethical labelling

A Victoria University of Wellington study has found ethical certification has become a ‘tick in the box’ exercise in some industries, and fails to address underlying sustainability and equality injustices.

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