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DHL Express unveils Boeing 767-300 freighter to cater to growing volumes

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has unveiled a larger freight plane for the trans-Tasman trade lane (AKL - SYD - AKL). With 67% more freight capacity per flight, DHL Express is able to better support kiwi businesses operating in and out of New Zealand.

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi, Fit for Purpose

The Board of Trustees for Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi (the Rūnanga) are resolute they are fit for purpose to lead Ngāpuhi. The Board has seen growth in its assets from $53M in 2016 to $56M in 2017. This is without a Te Tiriti o Waitangi Land Claims Settlement.

Law Society provides guidance for pro bono work

The New Zealand Law Society has released a new title in its Practice Briefing series, Guidance for lawyers undertaking pro bono work.

Contact, Geo40 partner with Maori on world-leading energy project

Geo40, in cooperation with Contact Energy and the Ngati Tahu Tribal Lands Trust, is this month set to start commercially extracting silica from geothermal fluid as part of a world-leading sustainable energy partnership.

Fortnite download leads to biggest ever spike in data use on Chorus' network

New Zealanders downloading the latest version of the hugely popular game, Fortnite, has led to the biggest ever spike in data use on Chorus’ network.

Pump up the VOLOM

Any strong business knows that great people are the key to great success. Marketing heavyweights VOLOM live by this mantra, both in their slew of new blood, and their ability to integrate their professionals into your business to achieve the best results.

Safe and Effective Justice Programme Advisory Group welcomed

New Zealand’s lawyers welcome the appointment of the Safe and Effective Justice Programme Advisory Group - Te UepÅ« Hāpai i te Ora and the opportunities it presents for a thorough examination of the criminal justice system, the New Zealand Law Society says.

Takeaway prices on the rise - Stats NZ

Higher prices for takeaway foods and restaurant meals pushed the food price index up 0.2 percent in the year to June 2018, Stats NZ said today.

'Muddy Buns' cleaning up the butter market

Muddy Buns, Dirty Dirty Bread, or Zang Zang Bao as they’re known in China, are creating a social media frenzy and driving a further craving for butter around the world.

Spark completes first phase in major upgrade of voice communications

Spark announced today that it has completed the first major milestone in its transition from the ageing Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to a future-ready IP-based voice network dubbed the ‘Converged Communications Network’ (CCN).

Reserve Bank states bank capital preferences

The Reserve Bank today published their in-principle decisions on capital requirements for registered banks. This is part of a thorough review of capital adequacy in the New Zealand banking system.

Orion 'delivers strong 2018 Annual Result'

Christchurch-based electricity distribution company, Orion New Zealand Limited, delivered another year of strong results and sustained growth in customer numbers in its Annual Results for 2018.

Forsyth Barr to support New Zealand Business Hall of Fame

Forsyth Barr Limited has joined in supporting the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame to celebrate the contribution of outstanding individuals to business and community.

NZIER: QSBO shows further weakening in business confidence

The latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO) shows a further decline in business confidence. A net 19 percent of businesses expect a deterioration in economic conditions - more pessimistic than the 10 percent in the previous quarter.

First female arable chair joins Feds national board

Federated Farmers has a new board member as a result of elections held during last week’s national conference in Wellington.

Work underway for largest upgrade to Wellington Airport's terminal since 1999

Wellington Airport has begun preliminary demolition work ahead of a $15 million upgrade of the airport’s main terminal building.

Horticulture New Zealand asks growers to renew funding

Horticulture New Zealand’s Board is asking growers to vote to renew the levy funding that keeps the organisation going, with voting papers going out today.

Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark

Spark has so far refunded almost 20,000 former customers who had credits on their accounts.

Employment confidence up for a fifth consecutive quarter

The Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index rose by 1.5 points to 117.4 in June. That was the fifth consecutive gain and takes New Zealanders’ confidence in the state of the labour market to its highest level since 2008.

Vodafone to bump paid parental leave to 22 weeks to help whanau

Vodafone has today announced that it will match the government’s increase in paid parental leave to 22 weeks to give primary carers more freedom to spend time at home with their young children.

New information requirements for law firms from 1 July

Clients of law firms will be required to provide certain information on their identity and address after 1 July. In some cases they will also be required to give details of the source of their funds.

GDP growth eases slightly

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.5 percent in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 0.6 percent increase in the December 2017 quarter. Growth in service industries more than offset a fall in construction activity.

Investigation opened into Fulton Hogan's proposed acquisition

Investigation opened into Fulton Hogan's proposed acquisition of Stevenson Group The Commerce Commission has opened an investigation into Fulton Hogan Limited’s proposed acquisition of Stevenson Group Limited's construction materials business.

Consented hotel development placed on the market in mortgagee sale

The land and consented building plans for a seven-storey hotel, retail and residential complex in Central Christchurch have been placed on the market for sale under instruction from the property’s mortgagee.

Randstad urges employers to bridge NZ's 'Diversity Divide'

While diversity and inclusion are firmly on the agenda for New Zealand workplaces, 2018 Randstad Employer Brand Research reveals that less than one in two employees (46 per cent) believe that NZ businesses have successfully developed a diverse and inclusive culture.

Aupouri aquifer avocado orchard consents granted

Independent commissioners have granted a group of 17 Far North avocado growers resource consent to collectively take more than two million cubic metres of water a year from the Aupouri aquifer.

All of Christchurch can now connect to UFB

All residents of Christchurch and the surrounding areas can now connect to a faster network with the early completion of the ultra-fast broadband project in the city.

Sealord confident in their sustainable management

Recent media reports have cast doubt over Sealord practices back in 2012 in relation to reporting of catch. Sealord can reassure the public that at no time, either back in 2012 or in the present, has Sealord engaged in deliberately under-reporting catch.

Good on-farm management 'essential for eradication plan to succeed'

Good on-farm animal management will be essential if plans to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) are to succeed, the New Zealand Veterinary Association says.

DCANZ supports decision for phased-eradication of Mycoplasma bovis

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) strongly supports the New Zealand Government’s decision to continue the fight to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand.

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