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Entries open for 2017 Deloitte Fast 50

The Deloitte Fast 50, the index that ranks and celebrates fast growing Kiwi companies, is open for entries from today until Friday, 28 July. The 2017 results will be revealed on 9 November.

Silver Fern Farms confirms Fairton closure

Silver Fern Farms has confirmed it will close its Fairton sheepmeat processing plant following a continued decline in regional sheep numbers. Silver Fern Farms Chief Executive Dean Hamilton says support is being offered to the 370 people at Fairton affected by the closure.

Village Accommodation Group buys Ohtel in Wellington

Village Accommodation Group continues its growth with the acquisition of the unique and boutique Ohtel on Oriental Parade.

'NZME come out on top' in awards run

NZME has every reason to be celebrating this week, taking out top honours in the Canon Media, International News Media Association (INMA) and Pride in Print awards.

JV between Landcorp and Milk NZ celebrated

The Joint Venture between Milk New Zealand and Landcorp, formed in 2012 to manage 16 North Island farms, was celebrated at an event in Hamilton today.

Irrigation investment first step towards food security - HortNZ

Horticulture New Zealand welcomes the Government’s planned increase in grant funding and capital investment towards irrigation and water infrastructure in Budget 2017.

Finite Group appoint national manager

The Finite Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Newick as National Manager for recruitment brands Finite NZ and Ninetwenty.

The value of forecasting in an uncertain world

Forecasting is a valuable part of the monetary policy process, helping the Bank plan for the future, communicate its current understanding and intentions, and react to unexpected events, Reserve Bank Assistant Governor and Head of Economics Dr John McDermott said today.

Rock lobster fishing families 'want a fair go'

Rock lobster fisherman Sam Wood is 33 Years old. Based at Whitianga, Sam is a third-generation commercial fisherman. Like his father and grandfather before him, Sam fishes in the CRA 2 management area which extends from Te Arai Point to East Cape.

Invercargill dairy farmer wins Dairy Community Leadership award

It was the call of the land that saw Katrina Thomas return to the farm after 21 years working in the tourism industry in New Zealand and abroad.

Spark brings email home to New Zealand

Spark has now completed the process of moving its Xtra email service away from Yahoo to New Zealand-owned email platform provider SMX. Spark and SMX now have over 800,000 Xtra email accounts up and running on the new email platform.

Toyota scores top three in Corporate Social Responsibility ranking

Toyota New Zealand’s sustainability efforts have been recognised with a New Zealand top three award in the Annual Review of the State of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).

NZIER's Shadow Board's views on OCR broadly unchanged

NZIER’s Monetary Policy Shadow Board continues to recommend the Reserve Bank leaves the Official Cash Rate on hold this Thursday at 1.75 percent. Similarly, the Shadow Board again sees a tightening bias as appropriate.

Christchurch tech sector impresses Prime Minister

Virtual reality goggles and robots aren’t a usual part of Prime Minister Bill English’s day, but Christchurch tech businesses were keen to show the PM the cutting-edge technology being developed in the city and showcased as part of Techweek’17.

Wine exports to the USA surpass $500 million for the first time

The latest data from Statistics New Zealand show wine exports to the USA have surpassed $500 million for the first time, up 11% in the last year.

New Zealand’s first electric vehicle dedicated to waste collection

Waste Management continues its move towards a fleet of electric cars and trucks operating on the country’s roads.

120 strong-delegation of Japanese business leaders visit Auckland

A high-level delegation of Japanese business leaders provides a golden opportunity for Auckland and its ambitious businesses to forge closer economic ties with a major trading partner.

Priority on infrastructure that supports growth - BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the new spend of $11 billion on infrastructure supporting growth. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says in key areas, including Kaikoura and Auckland, there is a need for priority spending on road and rail.

Dollar eases, wool market follows

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s CEO, Mr John Dawson reports that the 6,150 bales on offer from the North Island saw an 70 percent clearance with slightly easier levels compared to the last comparable North Island auction.

Christchurch marketing firm wins global digital marketing award

Marketing company Concentrate has been awarded a HubSpot Impact Award, which recognises excellence in digital marketing amongst HubSpots 3,400 member community worldwide, for its work with Christchurch-based electronics exporter AuCom Electronics.

Door-to-door farm visits welcomed as floodwaters recede

Teams from the local Rural Support Trust and Red Cross have been documenting destroyed pastures, damaged homes and inundated orchards, as they carry out assessment visits to flood-affected farms and orchards in the Bay of Plenty.

Gentrack Accelerates Growth With Acquisitions

Gentrack Group Ltd (NZX/ASX: GTK) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Blip Systems A/S and agreed to acquire CA Plus Ltd, subject to final closing conditions. These strategic acquisitions expand Gentrack’s airport software product range and customer base worldwide.

Clear support among public for tourism

The public is right behind the tourism industry with almost all New Zealanders agreeing that international tourism is good for the country, as shown by the latest research from Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa.

Construction to start on Hikurangi UFB network

Exactly three years after Northpower Fibre completed New Zealand’s first ultra-fast broadband network, the company is embarking on another UFB network build.

Waterfront backpackers lodge placed on the market

The only waterfront backpackers accommodation hostel in the Coromandel tourist-magnet township of Whitianga has been placed on the market for sale.

Social media connects with freedom campers

A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers has been an outstanding success, attracting 2.4 million views over the summer.

Immigration thresholds to focus on skills - BusinessNZ

Changes to immigration settings will help get higher skilled migrants while also safeguarding the positon of New Zealand workers, says BusinessNZ.

Spark outlines upgrade of NZ's voice communications to next gen tech

Voice communications in New Zealand is in for a massive upgrade with Spark New Zealand announcing this morning it is switching from the ageing Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to a next generation IP-based network.

Flexi Cards appoints CEO

Flexi Cards has appointed sales, marketing and loyalty expert Chris Lamers from Sovereign as its new Chief Executive in New Zealand. Chris takes up the position on Tuesday, 18 April, following the resignation of Greg Shepherd who was with the company for more than 12 years.

New edition of 'Upside downside: a guide to risk for savers and investors'

The Reserve Bank today released a new edition of its popular guide to managing the risks involved in saving and investing.

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