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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.

Feds heartened by Labour's election pledge on immigration

Federated Farmers is heartened by the Labour Party’s proposal to create a regional skills shortlist which places emphasis on the settlement of skilled workers to the provinces.

Coromandel benefits from government tourism infrastructure funding

A toilet facility at the new Hahei Village Entrance car park has received $130,000 from the Government's Regional Mid-Sized Tourism Facilities Grant.

54% of Kiwis to ask for a pay rise: Here's how to approach your boss

Fifty-four per cent of skilled professionals say they intend to ask for a pay rise in their next review, with another 22 per cent considering doing so, according to findings in the recently released Hays Salary Guide.

Financial literacy education available for young people - Dean

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister and Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says young people around the region will be given the opportunity to learn about budgeting and money management thanks to new Government investment.

Arbor Day: Dairy farmers dig it when it comes to planting trees

Come Monday, Arbor Day, many people will be out planting trees, but for dairy farmers this is a year-round affair.

New Zealand insurance professionals celebrate success

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has announced its latest Honorary Member, Fellow, and top achieving students at the annual Celebrating Success Awards in Auckland last night.

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.

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