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TIA urges communities to apply for tourism funding

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is encouraging councils and community organisations to apply for new Government funding to help them maximise the benefits of tourism for their communities.

TUANZ supports a review of the mobile telecommunications market

TUANZ welcomes the recent letter sent from the Minister for Communications to the Telecommunications Commissioner in which he expresses his interest in the Commission undertaking a review of the mobile telecommunications market.

Zespri opens new pan-American office in California

It was an all-New Zealand affair in Orange County, California today as Zespri officially opened its regional office to manage growing sales across Northern, Central and Southern America.

Regulatory approval clears way for Solid Energy liquidation

Solid Energy is pleased that BT Mining Limited has received approval from the Overseas Investment Office for the purchase of the Stockton export coal operation and the two Waikato mines, Rotowaro and Maramarua, and looks forward to settling the transaction at the end of August.

Pragmatic response to employers call for temporary work visas

The setting of more realistic bands for temporary work visas is a pragmatic response for employers struggling to find staff.

New quick guide: Children's accounts

The Banking Ombudsman Scheme has a new quick guide on children’s bank accounts. It covers setting up accounts, who owns the money and what happens if things go wrong.

IR staff helping shape new department

Inland Revenue staff throughout New Zealand were told today how their submissions on proposals to re-shape the department have influenced the final outcome.

Temporary roles tipped to grow -automation and AI contribute to this trend

Over one-fifth (21%) of New Zealand’s employers say they now employ temporary or contract staff on a regular ongoing basis, with another 46% employing them for special projects or workloads.

Eastland Group announces record return to Eastland Community Trust

Eastland Group announces $14.8 million profit for 2017. Eastland Group is the business behind the businesses that are driving the economic growth of the region.

Power outages having an impact on some Chorus services

Chorus’ copper and fibre networks are largely operating as usual in most parts of New Zealand, however power outages are having an impact on some services.

95bFM and youth media company VICE to produce daily news column

Iconic New Zealand broadcaster 95bFM and youth media company VICE today announce a new content partnership that sees the two companies bring a daily news column to the country.

Consumer confidence: Striding along

"Consumer sentiment still had a spring in its step in July", said ANZ Chief Economist Cameron Bagrie. The ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index eased from 127.8 to 125.4; that’s still the second highest result in the past five months.

Monthly Inflation Gauge: Mis-match

Prices in the Gauge lifted 0.1% m/m in June. The gauge lifted 0.5% quarter on quarter. The annual movement fell from 2.3% y/y to 2.1% y/y.

What challenges do EVs pose for electricity infrastructure?

How the growing number of electric vehicles will affect New Zealand’s electricity infrastructure is an issue Drive Electric has been investigating.

Six decades of style: iconic Fiat 500 turns 60

The legendary and iconic Fiat 500 - the world’s original city car - celebrates its 60th birthday this month.

Vector to return $13.9m to consumers under settlement with ComCom

Electricity lines company Vector will return $13.9 million to Auckland electricity consumers after it accepted it had breached its regulated price path by recovering more revenue than it was entitled to in the 2014 and 2015 financial years.

Vodafone named one of top global employers for LGBT staff

Vodafone has this week been named as one of the top employers worldwide for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff.

MBIE launches online housing market dashboard

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the Urban Development Capacity Dashboard - a one-stop, open-source tool of housing market indicators such as prices and rents, the number building consents granted relative to the growth in population; and the recently released Ho

CoreLogic introduces Cordell Sum Sure

At a time when digital innovation and a focus on customer experience is permeating all aspects of our lives, building insurance has been somewhat left behind.

FTA negotiations with the Pacific Alliance trade bloc welcomed

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome Minister McClay’s announcement that New Zealand will start free trade agreement negotiations with members of the Pacific Alliance trade bloc, including Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

$2.7b securitisation programme will give UDC room to grow

TIP Trailer Services, a European subsidiary of HNA Group leading the purchase of UDC from ANZ, has secured new financing arrangements to a total of $2.7 billion for UDC which will be effective when the sale from ANZ Bank New Zealand Ltd is complete.

NZ-Nice now all the way by Emirates A380

Nice in the south of France is now among the list of attractive Europe destinations to which New Zealanders can fly all the way by Emirates A380 daily from Auckland and Christchurch, with a direct connection in Dubai.

Northland's Extension 350 initiative to improve farm performance

The first group of Northland farmers have started working with mentor farmers to raise their on-farm productivity, sustainability and profit as part of the Extension 350 initiative.

Shopping centre rebranded as WestCity Waitakere under new ownership

The WestCity shopping centre in Auckland is being rebranded as WestCity Waitakere under new ownership and management from today. The sale of the regional shopping centre in Henderson was announced in February and the transaction settled today.

Seafood's men and women tell their stories

New Zealand’s seafood industry is publicly promising to protect the environment and secure long-term sustainable fisheries.

NZ economy ticking over - BusinessNZ

The BusinessNZ Planning Forecast for the June 2017 quarter shows positive performance in the New Zealand economy. Construction, tourism and agriculture are performing at a strong level and the services and manufacturing sectors are showing solid expansion.

Ports of Auckland: Best Seaport in Oceania 2017

Ports of Auckland has beaten out competitors from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to be crowned Best Seaport in Oceania for the second year running.

National Fieldays - a farming event like no other

The strength and relevance of the New Zealand primary sector was showcased and celebrated at this week’s national Fieldays at Mystery Creek in the Waikato.

ANZ and NZ Cricket strengthen and expand alliance

New Zealand Cricket has strengthened and expanded its alliance with long-term partner ANZ - renewing the existing 18-year association by another term.

Rotorua woman emerges as Holiday Parks star

Jasmine Adams of the Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park has won the inaugural Holiday Parks’ Emerging Star Award for holiday park professionals under the age of 35. Ms Adams has been recognised for her efforts in leading the wider industry and her community, as well as her own park.

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