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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.

Official Cash Rate reduced to 1.5 percent - RBNZ

The Monetary Policy Committee decided a lower OCR is necessary to support the outlook for employment and inflation consistent with its policy remit.

Rabobank Wine Quarterly Q2 2019 - Climate change takes centre stage

The wine industry is clearly ahead of the curve in terms of seeking solutions to climate change, but presentations at the recent Climate Change Leadership summit in Portugal make it clear that further innovation by actors all along the wine industry value chain will be required to address the pro

Research exposes wildly different retirement projections in KiwiSaver

Simplicity today released a research paper showing up to a $1m difference in projections of KiwiSaver members future wealth, using the same assumptions.

Small business 'needs to be ready for legislative changes'

We’re set for a number of legislative changes over the coming months that will affect businesses across New Zealand. It is imperative businesses are aware of these impending changes, and plan accordingly to ensure they are compliant when they come into action.

New Co-operative Chair

Richard Young was announced as Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limited’s incoming Chair at Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limited’s Annual Meeting in Dunedin today.

Anders Skoe appointed Trade Me CEO

Anders Skoe has been appointed as the new CEO of Trade Me Group Limited. He is currently the CEO of Finn.no and executive vice-president of Nordic Marketplaces at Schibsted in Norway.

Oranga Tamariki Chief Executive youth advocate appointments approved

The New Zealand Law Society’s Board has approved the Chief Executive of Oranga Tamariki/Ministry for Children (or his/her appropriately authorised delegate/nominee) as an approved "body, officer, or person" for direct instruction of barristers for the purposes of rules 14.5.1(h) and 14.6 of the

Big Ben workers striking for their fair share of the pie - FIRST Union

The workers who make New Zealand’s iconic Big Ben pies are striking tonight and tomorrow to send a message to their employer that their pay offer is not good enough.

Encouraging trend for business confidence

Confidence is still struggling within the business community, but in contrast to recent survey trends, an Auckland Business Chamber survey has shown a 4% lift in business confidence for the first quarter of the year.

Two new funds for Summer KiwiSaver scheme

KiwiSaver provider, Summer has launched two new funds to complement its successful Summer Investment Selection and My Plan offers.

'Gull Effect' to launch in the South Island

Gull, New Zealand’s leading innovative energy retailer, today announced it is aiming for a July launch of its first South Island site in Maheno on State Highway 1 South of Oamaru.

Maketu Volunteer Coastguard saw Western Bay of Plenty District well-represented

Maketu Volunteer Coastguard have reaped the benefits of a weekend spent amongst likeminded volunteers from around New Zealand at the Trustpower National Community Awards.

MBIE releases report into future of food and farming

MBIE has released a report by Sapere Research Group identifying global mega trends likely to affect the future of food and farming, and the implications for New Zealand's science and innovation system. The report identified three international mega trends:

Broadband pricing controversy shows compromise needed - InternetNZ

InternetNZ is calling on Internet Service Providers and Chorus to reach an agreement on reasonable pricing for fibre unbundling - and quickly.

'Vodafone NZ inspires domestic violence policy in 25 countries'

Vodafone Group announced it will be implementing a new programme for victims of domestic violence and abuse in 25 countries, based on a policy developed by Vodafone New Zealand in 2017.

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