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Web Drive celebrates 17 years in business

It’s the classic story of high tech entrepreneurship.

Gentrack gets grant from Callaghan

Gentrack, a global provider of specialist software solutions for energy utilities, water companies and airports, will receive a Callaghan Innovation Growth Grant to further grow its Auckland-based research team.

CoreLogic NZ appoints new country manager

Stephen Mitchell has been appointed as Country Manager to CoreLogic NZ, a property information, analytics and geospatial services provider in New Zealand.

Transpacific sale 'not all good news for workers'

The sale of Transpacific Industries Group’s New Zealand assets has come at a cost to some of its workers who are being made redundant, FIRST Union said today.

Unitary Plan 'must be radically overhauled and simplified'

"If the finalised Unitary Plan is anything like the 7000-page legalistic document for which submissions closed last Friday, Auckland will never achieve its potential," says Michael Barnett, head of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.

BNZ opens 'Future Hub' in Christchurch

From today Cantabrians will have a full onsite specialist team assisting them through each facet of the earthquake recovery process.

'Bigger and brighter celebration' of Auckland business success

The Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) announced today they will partner to present the Westpac Auckland Business Awards in 2014.

Southern Cross Forest Products in receivership

Brendon Gibson and Michael Stiassny of financial advisory firm KordaMentha have today been appointed as receivers to Southern Cross Forest Products Ltd.

Ukraine 'top of mind' for investors

By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) Although there is a lot of economic data due this week, the situation in Ukraine is likely to be top of mind for investors this morning as they consider the potential implications for markets.

Australian housing market pauses in February

The RP Data Rismark February Home Value Index results released today revealed that dwelling values across the combined capital cities recorded no change over the month, with Sydney, Hobart and Darwin the only capital cities to record a lift in dwelling values.

No public pool for SKY bond offer

On 24 February 2014, SKY Network Television Limited ("SKY") announced that it had registered its Simplified Disclosure Prospectus ("SDP") for its offer of up to NZ$100 million of unsecured unsubordinated fixed rate bonds ("Bonds").

NZ US Council welcomes opening of consulate in Hawaii

The NZ US Council warmly welcomes the prospective opening of a New Zealand Consulate General office in Honolulu announced by Foreign Minister Murray McCully last week.

World energy leader to visit NZ

New Zealand is about to get a prime opportunity to hear the truth about the world’s energy situation as Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council (WEC) visits our shores on 5-7 March.

Dairy dominates rise in export volumes

In the December 2013 quarter, seasonally adjusted dairy export values rose 27 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. Dairy volumes, after adjusting for seasonal effects, rose 23 percent while actual prices fell 1.1 percent.

Record production and milk price 'bode well for confidence'

Rural communities across the country will be celebrating record milk production as well as an increase in Fonterra’s forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2013/14 season by 35 cents to a record level of $8.65 per kilogram of milksolids.

DairyNZ's research head retires

DairyNZ chief scientist Dr Eric Hillerton has announced he will leave his post at the industry body later this year, having decided to semi-retire.

Shortlist for Good Business Egg Awards announced

Communities have their say which business organisations are the best in practising corporate social responsibility. The hard task of shortening the long list of 79 for the Good Business Egg Awards of 2014 is almost complete.

Solid Energy revenue falls 28%

A 28% fall in revenue, due to continued weak international coal prices and reduced off take from New Zealand customers, contributed to a $40.9 million loss (2012: loss of $318.2 million) for coal producer, Solid Energy, for the half year ended 31 December 2013.

Cultural impact assessment process 'half baked'

The whole proposed rules structure for the implementation of the Cultural Impact Assessments is half baked, the Employers and Manufacturers Association said in its submission on the Unitary Plan sent to the Auckland Council today.

'Challenging half year' impacts Kiwirail financial results

For the six months to end December 2013, KiwiRail is reporting an increase in revenue of nearly $3 million, but due to several factors that have disrupted our earnings growth, our operating profit is less than the same period last year.

Latest Quarterly Labour Market Report released

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has today released the Quarterly Labour Market Report for the February quarter.

Metlifecare NPAT up 8%

Metlifecare achieved a positive result for the half year ended 31 December 2013 as the retirement village provider continued its focus on development and portfolio growth.

Strong lift in TVNZ half year earnings

TVNZ has posted a net profit after tax of $20.8 million for the six months to 31 December, up 47% on the same period last year. Excluding gains on the sale of property, the company has recorded a strong lift in operating earnings at the half year mark, up 40% to $30.1 million.

Hellmann to move into new office at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced that it is to design and build a new head office, ambient and controlled-temperature warehousing and international air and ocean logistics facility for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Limited.

New CEO for Fairtrade Australia and NZ

Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand have announced the appointment of Molly Harriss Olson as Chief Executive Officer. Olson, the former Chair of Fairtrade International, joins the organisation at an important time.

Record Fonterra payout means 'good times for all'

While the dry summer is starting to bite in parts of Waikato and Northland, Fonterra has delivered excellent news for New Zealand by upping its 2013/14 forecast Farmgate Milk Price to a record $8.65 per kilogram of Milk Solids (kg/MS).

Chinese New Year lifts January visitor arrivals

Chinese New Year helped boost the number of visitors coming to New Zealand in January 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. The number of visitors this month (292,400) was up 12 percent from last year, and the highest ever for a January month.

Exports to China double those to Australia in January

In January 2014, goods exports were worth $4.1 billion, with $1.2 billion going to China and $556 million to Australia, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Callaghan Innovation grant for Cxbladder

Pacific Edge is delighted to have the support of Callaghan Innovation to further accelerate the development of its molecular cancer detection technology.

Kordia Australia appoints new Chief Executive

Kordia Group announces the appointment of experienced telecommunications executive Ken Benson to the position of Chief Executive of Kordia Australia.

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