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NZ cloud firm announce content subscription service

The same Kiwi cloud firm that made international news for integrating Microsoft’s Office 365 with Xero’s Practice Manager are hitting headlines again for adding cloud content subscription to their line of small business cloud file apps.

FMA consents to Bridgecorp settlement

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has consented to an $18.9 million settlement between the receiver of Bridgecorp, the Bridgecorp directors, and their liability insurers.

Buyers and investors leave market - REINZ

REINZ's latest housing statistics for February showed that sales for properties under $400,000 fell 17.7% compared with February 2013. Some commentators believed that LVR restrictions would force out first home buyers and allow investors to swoop in and buy up bargains.

Settlement reached for Bridgecorp claims

PwC Partner Colin McCloy, Receiver of Bridgecorp Limited (In Receivership and In Liquidation), has announced an $18.9 million settlement with the Bridgecorp directors and their liability insurers.

National guest nights flat

The trend for New Zealand guest nights appears to be flattening at a record high level, Statistics New Zealand said today. Trends for North Island and domestic guest nights are also at high levels, but after more than a year of growth are showing signs of easing.

Solid Energy appoints new CEO

Solid Energy has appointed Australian mining executive, Dan Clifford, as Chief Executive Officer.

Revenue below forecast despite stronger economy

Despite stronger economic growth, government revenue continued to track below forecast in the seven months to 31 January, Finance Minister Bill English says.

SME economy in the linelight

The SME sector can take a bow as a major contributor to New Zealand’s ‘rockstar economy’, according to the latest research data from leading accounting software provider, MYOB.

NZ new car buyers buck world trend

New Zealand’s new car buyers are taking a different route to the rest of the world when it comes to their choice of vehicle, Motor Trade Association (MTA) says.

Emirates starts serving 8th US destination

Emirates has launched its daily, non-stop service between Dubai and Boston, making Boston the airline's eighth US destination and the 142nd on its global network which links key tourism and trading destinations across six continents.

Auckland Airport announces sistership with Mumbai Airport

Auckland Airport has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mumbai Airport that will see the two airports form a ‘sister airport’ relationship.

New head office for Hellmann to be built at Auckland Airport

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is pleased to announce that Auckland Airport Ltd is to design and build it’s new head office, ambient and controlled-temperature warehousing and international air and ocean logistics facility at Auckland Airport.

AsureQuality announces new CEO

AsureQuality is pleased to announce the appointment of John McKay as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), commencing 3 June 2014.

Colliers appoints national research manager

Chris Dibble has been promoted to national research manager at Colliers International, reflecting the growth of the research and consulting division at the company. He formerly managed the Auckland research division, winning the company’s MVP professional services award for 2013.

NZX selects Wynyard Group case management solution

Wynyard Group (WYN) a market leader in critical threat assessment and advanced crime analytics software has signed a three-year deal with NZX for its investigative case management solution.

'Glass ceiling gets thicker' for NZ business women

The glass ceiling that women must push through to gain board or senior management roles in New Zealand businesses appears to be getting thicker and more difficult to penetrate, according to the latest research from Grant Thornton.

Wholesale trade up in December quarter

Wholesale trade sales rose during the December 2013 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Seasonally adjusted sales were up 2.7 percent, to reach $21.6 billion.

Harcourts to commence global hashtag marketing campaign

International Real Estate Group Harcourts has embraced the latest hash tag trend for their new global marketing campaign launching next month.

Exporters feeling better but cautious - NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during February 2014, shows total sales in January 2014 increased 10.0% (year on year export sales increased by 32.56% with domestic sales decreasing 5.17%) on January 2013.

Lassoo forms strategic alliance with Havas Media Group

Leading independent media and PR agency Lassoo announced today it has formed a strategic alliance with global media company Havas Media Group.

Air NZ to further boost Japan services

Air New Zealand is boosting capacity on its Japan services by 30 percent from November. General Manager Japan Scott Carr says an overwhelming response to the airline’s recent campaign with Tourism New Zealand has further strengthened confidence in the Japan market.

Sovereign scores another A+ for financial strength

For the seventh year running, Sovereign has been awarded an A+ (Superior) financial strength rating by international credit ratings agency, A.M. Best Company Inc. Sovereign is the only New Zealand-based life insurer to hold an AM Best A+ rating.

NZ mobile phone plans 'rate well across OECD countries'

The Commission has today released a report comparing prices for mobile services in New Zealand over the last year with prices in other OECD countries. "Prices have been steadily dropping and popular plans are below OECD averages," said Telecommunications Commissioner Dr Stephen Gale.

Strong new and used import vehicle sales in February

Strong sales across both the New Zealand new and used import vehicle sectors have made February 2014 the best February since 2006. Passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and even on-road motorcycles all experienced increased demand during the month, compared to the same period last year.

Correct move to keep hands off OCR - EMA

Today’s announcement that the Reserve Bank of Australia has decided not to raise the Official Cash Rate (OCR) is welcomed as the correct decision, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern (EMA).

Reasons claimed for higher electricity prices to be checked

The Electricity Authority will be checking the claims electricity retailers are making about the reasons for their price increases for 2014.

New Zealanders at the helm in key Ford markets

Two New Zealanders have recently been appointed to top jobs at Ford. Kay Hart is now Managing Director of Ford Philippines and Nigel Harris was recently appointed Ford India President.

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.

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