Total retail spending using electronic cards was flat in March 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. When adjusted for seasonal effects, total retail spending was unchanged this month, following a 0.8 percent increase in February 2014.
Wellington City Council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee this week supported plans for a new building and public space improvements in the north Kumutoto area of Wellington’s waterfront.
The Commerce Commission has completed its long running case involving the cardboard packaging cartel between Visy Board Pty Ltd (Visy) and Amcor Ltd with the final defendant, Mr James Hodgson, being ordered to pay a penalty of $60,000 and costs of $38,352 for his involvement.
CFOs are no longer hired purely for their abilities with numbers and analytics, with strong people skills equally as important says recruiting experts Hays in New Zealand.
SBS Bank today announced Ross Smith, will be retiring from the role of Chief Executive at the end of July. SBS Chairman John Ward said Smith’s decision to retire, would bring to a close a remarkable career of 22 years of continuous service to the business and its customers.
Today’s decision by the High Court to reject Chorus’ appeal against the Commerce Commission’s IPP pricing model for Unbundled Bitstream Access is a victory for common sense says InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc).
This year is progressing well for SimplHealth with two new senior project managers coming on board as the company looks to expand its business at home and overseas.
Economic activity strengthened in early 2014, according to the NZIER’s March 2014 quarter Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion (QSBO). Trading activity, which closely mirrors GDP growth, accelerated to the fastest pace since December 2003 - when annual GDP growth was near 4.5%.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) has joined forces for the first time with China’s most popular business-to-consumer online shopping platform Tmall.com, to promote New Zealand seafood in a week-long campaign.
Air New Zealand’s first Boeing 787-9 aircraft bearing the airline’s distinctive new all black livery has been revealed at Boeing’s Everett factory near Seattle.
After accepting four Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) charges relating to the 2013 whey protein concentrate recall, Federated Farmers believes the $300,000 fine is proportionate.
The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during March 2014, shows total sales in February 2014 increased 9.16% (year on year export sales increased by 14.87% with domestic sales increasing 3.99%) on February 2013.
Owner operated franchises are the places to shop if you want better customer service when you're buying an appliance, says Consumer NZ.
Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) chairman John Waller announced today that CEO and managing director Andrew Thorburn will be leaving in order to take up the role of Group CEO of National Australia Bank, BNZ’s parent company, from August this year.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating a new find of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in Whangarei. The fly was collected from an MPI routine surveillance trap on Tuesday 1st April and formally identified late yesterday.
New Zealand Post Group has sold its subsidiary company Localist. The business was purchased by a group led by Localist CEO Christine Domecq. New Zealand Post Group CEO Brian Roche said the sale is a good outcome for New Zealand Post and Localist.
The Commerce Commission has announced that it is currently assessing new information received concerning the banks involved in the interest rate swaps investigation.
More focus on key markets will benefit New Zealand’s export prospects, says BusinessNZ. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says additional funding announced today for NZTE’s work in China, South America and the Middle East will help more New Zealand companies export there.
ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard welcomes the Government’s announcement of more assistance for exporters, in particular the increased resources to be based in the China, South America and the Middle East regions.
Three of the tourism industry’s most senior executives are joining the board of the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).
Beef + Lamb New Zealand has appointed a Chairman and General Manager to run the new entity Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics.
Petroleum Exploration and Production Association CEO, David Robinson, today welcomed the announcement of the 2014 Blocks offer. "This year there are a mix of onshore and offshore blocks around New Zealand on offer, including:
Ramni Kumar (46) was sentenced in the Auckland District Court today to 12 months' Home Detention and 250 hours of Community Work for the role she played in a $3.9 million mortgage fraud scheme.
Insurance companies have paid out over $11.1 billion in commercial and residential Canterbury earthquake settlements at the end of February 2014, according to the Insurance Council of New Zealand.
Accounting software company Xero Limited (XRO) has announced a strategic alliance with KPMG in the United Kingdom.
Just over a year following launch, the BNZ KiwiSaver Scheme has been appointed a KiwiSaver default provider by Ministers Bill English and Craig Foss this morning. BNZ CEO Andrew Thorburn says the default appointment shows that BNZ’s "deliberately different" approach is hitting the mark.
At the 2014 SKYTRAX World Airport Awards held overnight at the passenger Terminal EXPO in Barcelona, Auckland Airport was named: - Best Airport in Australia Pacific for 6th year in a row - Best Airport Staff Service in Australia Pacific for 3rd year running
Exports of primary products led the rise in total goods exports in February 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This includes rises for milk powder, logs, and sheepmeat exports.
One of the world’s largest banks, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), has leveraged Gen-i’s ICT solutions expertise to open their first branch and become the first Chinese bank in New Zealand.
Technology law firm Simmonds Stewart has launched an online suite of template documents for New Zealand tech companies, to help them with the legal basics.
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