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NZI moves into 'Auckland's industrial engine room'

One of New Zealand’s largest and most well-known insurance brands, NZI, has opened a branch in Auckland’s industrial engine room in East Tamaki.

Chartered Accountants call for 'moral courage'

The latest report from Chartered Accountants Worldwide has called for business to instil a culture of ‘moral courage’ from the boardroom throughout the organisation.

Origin of beef informs shopper decisions - research

Consumer research shows 89 per cent of supermarket shoppers in key international beef markets consider "country of origin", when deciding which beef product to purchase.

Pinnacle Life appoints new Director

Pinnacle Life Limited has appointed Michael Murphy to the Board of Pinnacle Life as an Independent Director from 1 September 2015.

Beef exports hit $3 billion in record season

The value of total goods exported was $3.7 billion in August 2015, up $197 million (5.6 percent) compared with August 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Meat and fruit exports led the rise.

Minister welcomes report on consumer issues

A report by the Commerce Commission provides a useful snapshot of issues affecting consumers and competition levels in 2014, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith says. "I welcome this report by the Commerce Commission," Mr Goldsmith says.

Future of dairy industry supported through tough season

Variable order sharemilkers nationwide are being offered tailored advice and information including free accountant sessions and farmer-to-farmer advice.

Commission releases consumer issues report

The Commerce Commission have today released a report which identifies current issues and emerging risks that have the potential to affect markets or consumers.

Rural areas feeling agricultural sector slowdown - survey

Businesses in New Zealand’s rural areas are already feeling the effects of a significant slowdown for the agricultural sector, according the latest MYOB Business Monitor survey of over 1000 businesses nationwide, which includes over 200 rural SMEs.

Trilogy International 'to beat guidance'

Trilogy International Limited (NZX:TIL) today announces that revenue and earnings for the six months to 30 September 2015 will exceed guidance given in August as the group benefits from strong demand for its products in domestic and offshore markets and a weakening kiwi dollar.

Nominations open for Zonta awards

Zonta New Zealand today announced that nominations are now open for the Zonta New Zealand 50 Women of Achievement and Zonta New Zealand 50 Young Women of Potential Awards.

Tikanga expert joins Maori TV

Language and custom expert Pouroto Ngaropo ( Mataatua, Te Arawa, Tainui, Takitimu and Ngatokimatawhaorua) will join Māori Television’s executive leadership team next month.

Christchurch retail sales continue to grow

Christchurch city retail and hospitality sales continue to grow, Statistics New Zealand said today.

DeLaval backs NZ Dairy Awards

Global dairy equipment market leader DeLaval has joined the family of national sponsors backing the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards. Preparations for the 2016 awards programme are being finalised this week, as organisers and sponsors meet in Rotorua to confirm final details.

Oceania Dairy guarantees minimum payout of $4.5 per kg

Oceania Dairy has delivered good news to its supply farmers with a guaranteed minimum milk payout of $4.50 per kilogram of milk solids for the 2015/16 dairy season.

Fonterra business review: 750 jobs gone to date

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today provided a further update on its business review. Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings said the purpose of the review was to ensure that Fonterra remains well positioned to compete in a rapidly changing global dairy market.

Tourism industry welcomes convention centre approval

The tourism industry is looking forward to seeing progress on the International Convention Centre now it has received resource consent approval.

CBL successfully concludes IPO bookbuild

CBL Corporation ("CBL") is pleased to advise that its bookbuild to institutional investors and NZX firms has been successfully completed with a final Offer price of $1.55. The final Offer price is within the indicative price range of $1.45 - $1.85.

Solid Energy creditors vote for DOCA at watershed meeting

Creditors of the Solid Energy Group have today approved a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) with the Group. Today’s Watershed Meeting was the final step in a Voluntary Administration process which began on 13 August 2015.

Federated Farmers welcomes Lochiner decision

While Federated Farmers supports positive overseas investment into New Zealand’s farming system, it has welcomed today’s announcement by the Government that it has declined the sale of Lochinver Station to Shanghai Pengxin Group Co. Limited.

Electricity prices falling as competitive pressure increases

The latest data released by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) illustrates the hot competition in the residential electricity market with electricity prices falling for the year ending June 2015.

Economic growth boosted by services and primary industries

Growth in services and primary industries supported a 0.4 percent increase in GDP in the June 2015 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Agricultural production increased 3 percent in the June 2015 quarter, due to increased meat and dairy farming.

Free trade with EU urged

International trade between New Zealand and the European Union should be freed up, says BusinessNZ.

Tourism fund opens for fourth round

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has today announced the opening of the fourth funding round of the Tourism Growth Partnership.

Net exports widen current account deficit

A rise in New Zealand’s overseas expenditure combined with a fall in earnings from exports drove an increase in our seasonally adjusted current account deficit, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Board of Silver Fern Farms recommends Chinese partnership

The Board of Silver Fern Farms announced today that it will recommend unanimously to its shareholders that a partnership is formed with China’s leading meat processor Shanghai Maling, a listed company based in Shanghai, owned 38% by Bright Food Group.

Eat My Lunch hits goal

Startup Eat My Lunch today smashed the goal of $120,000 in their crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe to support the work it is doing to alleviate child poverty in New Zealand.

'Media plays role' in igniting price wars

Before Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler even announced last week’s cut to the Official Cash Rate, there were media reports of fixed mortgage rates heading towards record lows.

Harmoney appoints joint CEO

Ahead of its upcoming launch in Australia and tooling up for expected triple digit growth in the coming year, peer to peer marketplace Harmoney announces a new look Senior Leadership Team.

Auckland Mayor supports changes to investor migrant rules

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has endorsed the government’s review of investor migrant rules and hopes it will see more funds directed into startups and growth companies.

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