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Kiwi Wealth gets country's first robo-advice approval

Kiwi Wealth has become the first financial services provider in the country to be approved by the Financial Markets Authority to deliver personalised digital financial advice.

Tourism industry solution focused on freedom camping

A new body to consider freedom camping must create a broad consensus on the solutions that will address community concerns, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

CITIC Capital acquisition of Trilogy International goes ahead

One of the world’s largest private equity funds based in Hong Kong, CITIC Capital has acquired a leading New Zealand natural skincare and home fragrance company Trilogy International Ltd (Trilogy).

Interim Climate Change Committee 'provides confidence NZ can take credible steps'

Meridian Energy today welcomed the announcement of the new Interim Climate Change Committee as a defining first step in the country’s move to take action on climate change.

IoD welcomes focus on regulatory governance structures

The Institute of Directors (IoD) welcomes the New Zealand Initiative’s report Who Guards the Guards? Regulatory governance in New Zealand released today.

Pioneering courier business delivers 35 year milestone

New Zealand’s pioneering courier delivery network Fastway Couriers is celebrating 35 years. The company, which was established in Hawke’s Bay in 1983, is celebrating the milestone at its annual conference, to be held in Nelson on April 12-13.

WiFi calling comes to Apple devices

Following the successful launch of WiFi Calling on Android devices late last year, 2degrees is pleased to offer WiFi Calling on iPhones, starting immediately. This brings the total number of customers on 2degrees who can take advantage of WiFi Calling to over 350,000 and growing.

Business owners skip holidays to get books in order - research

While many people will be taking this weekend off and enjoying chocolate eggs - lots of small business owners (and their accountants) will be putting in extra hours to get their paperwork done, according to new research by MYOB.

Call for improved price signals welcomed

The Electricity Authority welcomes a new report which highlights that more work can be done to encourage people to reduce electricity use at peak times.

Tourism industry backs sustainable employment

Tourism operators need to embrace the increase in the minimum wage and strive to be employers of choice, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa Chief Executive Chris Roberts. The minimum wage will rise from $15.75 to $16.50 on Sunday, 1 April.

Do you really know what your workers are doing?

The importance of risk assessments and implementing appropriate controls - including training and monitoring workers to ensure they’re working safely, was a dominant message in the sentencing of Avon Industries Limited on health and safety charges.

Hawke’s Bay company first to gain IANZ accreditation for meth testing

Hawke’s Bay company Drug Smart has become the first in New Zealand to gain IANZ accreditation to test for methamphetamine contamination.

Naivete and knowledge gap 'makes NZ investors vulnerable'

In a world of technology disruption and emerging new financial providers, consumer investors are being urged to ‘at least’ brush up on legislation designed to protect them

Synlait opens research and development centre in Palmerston North

Synlait (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) Palmerston North was officially opened today by Massey University’s Vice Chancellor and the Mayor of Palmerston North.

Just Imagine: Today’s soft skills are the hard skills

This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Liam Hayes

Refining NZ boss resigns

The New Zealand Refining Company Limited (Refining NZ) announces that the Chief Executive Officer, Sjoerd Post, intends to step down after five years in this role.

Rob Cameron tribute

BusinessNZ has paid tribute to public policy reformer and investment banker Rob Cameron who passed away last week.

FMA statement on the death of Rob Cameron

The FMA would like to express its condolences to the family and colleagues of Rob Cameron, who died late last week.

Organic NZ winegrowers 'can't keep up with demand'

Organic Winegrowers New Zealand is calling for more grape growers to convert to organic production to meet growing international demand. There is currently a shortage of organic winegrapes in New Zealand.

Provincial growth fund 'has potential to boost the performance'

The launch of the Provincial Growth Fund has the potential to boost the performance of the regions as economic opportunities are generated through investment, BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope says.

Tower welcomes EQC action

Tower welcomes today’s announcement by Minister Megan Woods that the government intends to provide extra assistance to speed up EQC claims.

Cool new role for Adrian Grenier

Hollywood environmentalist, actor, director and UN Environment Ambassador Adrian Grenier will feature in Air New Zealand’s upcoming Antarctic safety video, to be released in March.

IR takes AIM at provisional tax

Provisional tax is about to be made a whole lot easier for small businesses.

ANZ Bank NZ to remove ATM fees

ANZ Bank New Zealand is to remove the non-ANZ ATM fee it charges customers for using another bank’s ATM in New Zealand, the company announced today.

'Not all freedom camping is bad'

Freedom Campers are getting a bad name because of a few bad apples, according to Regional Tourism Organisations.

Vodafone gets nod to offer additional services to govt agencies under TaaS Panel

Vodafone has been awarded additional services under the New Zealand Government’s Telecommunications as a Service (TaaS) panel.

TGH appoints new head of property

Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) has promoted Andrew Brown - an internationally experienced commercial property professional - as Head of Property.

AMP NZ reports operating earnings of $135 million

AMP Financial Services New Zealand (AMP New Zealand) has reported operating earnings of $135 million for the full year to December 2017, an increase of 1 per cent on FY 16. Assets under management increased 10 per cent to $17.3 billion reflecting positive market performance and net cashflows.

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent

Global economic growth continues to improve. While global inflation remains subdued, there are some signs of emerging pressures. Commodity prices have increased, although agricultural prices are relatively soft. International bond yields have increased since November but remain relatively low.

ANZ Commodity Price Index: Fresh start

The ANZ Commodity Price Index rose 0.7% m/m in January, a welcome change in direction following a 3-month slide.

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