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Credit union first to receive Non-Bank Deposit Taker Licence

NZCU Steelsands, a credit union based at New Zealand Steel Ltd at Glenbrook, is the first Non-Bank Deposit Taker (NBDT) to be licensed by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Fiordland Water Taxi launched

Outdoor adventures in the Fiordland backcountry are now a whole lot easier following the launch of purpose-built Fiordland Water Taxi, just in time for the start of summer.

Convention centre green light 'a step forward for Wellington'

The confirmation that Wellington is to get a convention centre by 2017 is a big step forward for the city, says the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce.

Wellington Convention Centre 'to bring millions into region'

The construction of a modern, large scale convention centre is set to be a game-changer for Wellington's business events sector, says Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT).

New Watercare CEO announced

The Board of Watercare Services Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Raveen Jaduram as new CEO, effective immediately. Mr Jaduram’s appointment follows a national and international recruitment search.

Property: Spring surge in average asking prices

New Zealand property prices surged strongly in October, with the Trade Me Property Price Index up 2.5 per cent month-on-month.

'Action required' to protect NZ from natural hazards impact

The insurance industry has released a 15-point plan aimed at reducing the social and economic impact of natural hazards in New Zealand - heeding the call will help keep insurance available and affordable for all.

Bill to modernise NZ's trade rules passes third reading

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the passage of the Trade (Safeguard Measures) Bill.

Green Coke company half-way home in equity crowd-funding bid

CarbonScape’s equity crowd-funding offer has raised more than half its $400,000 target capital - after only 12 days. The Marlborough carbon products company’s offer on the Snowball Effect platform passed the $200,000 mark today.

NZ grazier heads to global agri master class

Learning how sheep and beef farmers in other parts of the world are tackling the challenge of "delivering more value back to the farmgate" will be high on the agenda for West Otago livestock farmer Nelson Hancox when he attends a gathering of leading international farmers in Australia this week.

Fletcher Building becomes Youth Employment Pledge partner

Fletcher Building has become Auckland Council’s first Youth Employment Pledge partner, joining the council in the Youth Employment Movement, which aims to assist the 23,000 young people in Auckland who are not in employment, training or education.

New quick guide on the payment of overdue rates

Why banks can take money from customer bank accounts to pay their council rates arrears is explained in a new Banking Ombudsman Scheme quick guide on payment of overdue rates.

Discussion paper on consumer credit released

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today released a discussion document on new consumer credit regulations aimed at improving the information lenders provide to people taking out loans.

Precinct successfully issues long term debt

Precinct Properties New Zealand (NZX: PCT) announced today that it has borrowed US$75 million (NZ$98 million) for 10 and 12 year terms in the United States Private Placement (USPP) market.

NZ good for business - survey

New Zealand is still seen as a good place to do business. The World Bank’s Doing Business survey of business regulations has again ranked New Zealand 2nd in the world for overall ease of doing business.

Amalgamation survey should be treated with caution - WECC

The findings of a new survey on local government amalgamation in the Wellington region run counter to other surveys and should be treated with caution, says the Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce.

High engagement 'leading to employee burn out'

Employees are more motivated than they were four years ago but it’s coming at a cost according to new research from The Resilience Institute.

Trustpower celebrates completion of Snowtown Wind Farm

Tauranga based Trustpower, New Zealand fifth largest electricity retailer and generator, is celebrating the completion of its largest single asset, the Snowtown Wind Farm in South Australia.

'Strong response' to latest Chatham capital raising

The ongoing support of Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (NZX: CRP) shareholders is underscored by the strong response to the company’s latest capital raising, Managing Director Chris Castle said today.

Air New Zealand welcomes air freight decision

The Australian Federal Court today delivered its decision in relation to the long running airfreight case brought by the ACCC in 2010, alleging agreements with airline competitors in Hong Kong and Singapore between 2000 and 2006.

CTU welcomes forestry review recommendations

The CTU is welcoming the today's release of the independent forestry safety review panel findings. "These recommendations must be implemented to ensure that everything possible is done to make forestry safer." CTU President, Helen Kelly said.

Forest industry endorses safety report

The sponsors of the Independent Forest Safety Review see the review panel’s major recommendations as a blueprint for change.

Comments by port manager on workplace deaths 'unacceptable'

Maritime Union National Secretary Joe Fleetwood says comments from a Port of Tauranga manager about deaths and injuries in their port during a Radio New Zealand interview this morning were unacceptable.

Fletcher Building announces org changes

Fletcher Building Limited announced today a new organisation structure and changes in several executive leadership roles. The changes follow an ongoing review of the business portfolio and business performance management.

Emirates welcomes its 100th Boeing 777-300ER

Emirates has celebrated another milestone with the delivery of the airline’s 100th Boeing 777-300ER, the world’s largest, long-range twin engine commercial aircraft.

'$2.16 trillion opportunity' for New Zealand exporters

ExportNZ says today’s announcement that New Zealand has the green light to enter the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) is a great opportunity for Kiwi exporters.

Iwi collaboration 'to provide increased fishery returns'

A series of fishing quota collaborations signed today between Iwi and Sealord will increase financial returns for all parties.

Variable use charge 'best way to fund' Akl's transport system

"A variable motorway user charge of around $2.00, higher at peak and lower off peak, is the best way to fund and manage Auckland’s transport system," says Stephen Selwood Chief Executive of the NZ Council for Infrastructure Development.

MYOB and ASB speed up bankfeeds set up

MYOB and ASB are making business life even easier for their customers, by enabling them to set up bank feeds overnight.

Dairy Awards offers i-Incentive to enter

Those that enter early in the 2015 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards could win some great Apple Inc prizes, with more than $12,500 of products being given away in an Early Bird Entry Prize Draw.

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