Visitor arrivals to New Zealand in March 2014 were affected by the later timing of Easter, and later school holidays in some key source countries, Statistics New Zealand said today. The number of visitors in March (253,600) was down 6 percent from last year.
Almost 300 tourism and travel buyers from around the world will converge on Auckland next month to attend TRENZ 2014, eager to discover what new and exciting tourism products New Zealand has to offer consumers in their home markets.
A Horizon Poll commissioned by the Financial Services Council shows KiwiSavers support removing the annual $521 members tax credit (MTC) to fund lower KiwiSaver fund tax rates. $288,000 benefit from lowering tax on savings interest:
The Supreme Court of New Zealand has given the green light for three out of four new salmon farms in Marlborough. The new farms represent the first new space to be allocated for salmon for over twenty years.
The rail engineering industry has been totally let down by National’s lack of manufacturing policy, and Labour’s measures outlined today represent a marked shift in approach to supporting domestic industries, the RMTU said today.
Thrifty Car Rental has won a key government contract to provide vehicle rentals to all New Zealand government agencies. The tender was granted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and is the first "All-of-Government" agreement for car rental services.
BNZ chairman John Waller announced today that Anthony Healy had been appointed managing director and chief executive officer of BNZ, effective from 12 May, 2014. This appointment is subject to formal clearance from the regulator.
MediaWorks has appointed Rachel Lorimer to the newly created role of Group Head of Corporate Communications.
A nationwide survey by Canstar Blue reveals that nearly a quarter of New Zealanders would like to improve their understanding of banking and finance, but don’t know where to go for information.
The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays.
A new five-star hotel development on Auckland’s waterfront will strengthen the region’s visitor economy says Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).
A sales firm inevitably loses customers no matter how well it is doing-but is it worth trying to win them back?
The Commerce Commission has granted clearance to BlueScope Steel (NZ) Limited to acquire Pacific Steel Group’s rolling mill and wire mill manufacturing operations in Auckland and its New Zealand long steel distribution, marketing and sales operations from Fletcher Steel Limited.
While farming areas in the South Island and the main centres receive rain, very little has fallen in areas affected by the upper North Island’s second consecutive autumnal drought.
Contact Energy’s WairÄkei bioreactor - a Kiwi innovation - has been awarded honours at the internationally recognised 2014 IWA Asia Pacific Regional Project Innovation Awards in Singapore.
Delegates at the 2014 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference will find out how the tourism industry’s new Tourism 2025 growth framework can help grow their business and how they can play their part.
Food prices fell 0.3 percent in March 2014, but were up 1.2 percent on a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand said today. The monthly fall follows a 1.0 percent fall in February, and a 1.2 percent rise in January.
The trend for New Zealand guest nights is at a record high, Statistics New Zealand said today. Trends for North Island and domestic guest nights are also at record high levels.
New Zealand’s leading credit bureau, Veda, has reported some interesting movements in the credit demand cycle for the first quarter of 2014. -Personal loans are up 12.5% on the same quarter in 2013
Activity in New Zealand’s manufacturing sector continued to march onwards, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).
No fruit flies detected in traps from Zone A or B, or in fruit collected and examined from Controlled Area properties.
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%.
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