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Horticulture welcomes TPP signing

New Zealand’s peak body for commercial fruit and vegetable growers, Horticulture New Zealand, has welcomed the official New Zealand signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement today.

Forward guidance aids effective monetary policy - RBNZ

The Reserve Bank’s regular forward guidance on interest rates supports the effectiveness and accountability of its monetary policy actions, Assistant Governor and Head of Economics, Dr John McDermott, said today.

Economic Action Plan for Northland to be launched today

The Action Plan launched in Kerikeri today (Feb 4) provides the region with a basis for future economic success, says Northland Inc Chief Executive David Wilson.

TPPA: a missed opportunity to value working people - CTU

Tomorrow’s signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a missed opportunity to value the contribution of working people, not just in New Zealand but in all the countries who sign on.

Government has failed to make the case for TPPA - union

The government has not made an adequate case for signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) tomorrow.

Northland hotels rated among the best

Two Northland hotels have been rated up with the best in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for the top 25 Small Hotels in New Zealand.

CCT appoints interim CEO

Experienced tourism professional Vic Allen has been appointed as the interim head of Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism (CCT).

Don't BBQ more than you bargained for this summer

Being involved in a car accident is the number one setback that New Zealanders worry about closely followed by a fire breaking out in their home, new research from IAG has revealed.

Fairfax Media NZ appoints Chief Marketing Officer

Fairfax Media New Zealand has announced the appointment of Campbell Mitchell as Chief Marketing Officer.

REINZ announces new regional director

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has appointed BayleysLocations, Queenstown General Manager, Gail Hudson to the REINZ Board.

Fletcher Building to buy Higgins road construction company

Fletcher Building Limited ("Fletcher Building") announces that it will acquire the New Zealand road construction and maintenance business Higgins Group Holdings Limited ("Higgins") and other related assets, together with Higgins’ Fiji contracting business, for a total consideration of NZ$315 mi

Ryman Healthcare buys third Melbourne site

Ryman Healthcare has bought its third retirement village site in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

Insurers settle 20% more claims in 2015

Private insurers are on track to settle the vast majority of Canterbury earthquake claims by the end of this year, the Insurance Council announced today.

Auckland Airport welcomes Emirates Dubai-Auckland daily service

Today’s announcement that Emirates will start a new non-stop service between Dubai and Auckland from 2 March 2016 means that Auckland Airport will now only be one stop away from the airline’s 53 European and Middle Eastern destinations.

NZ Bankers' Association announces new Chief Executive

The New Zealand Bankers’ Association (NZBA) is delighted to announce that Karen Scott-Howman has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive.

NZone appoints new GM

Skydive the Beach Group Limited’s ("SKB" or "Skydive"), Australia and New Zealand’s leading adventure tourism and leisure company, has appointed Mr Clark Scott as General Manager of its New Zealand operations, effective 21 March 2016.

Cohort Solutions launches in NZ

New Zealand’s reputation as a global hub for entrepreneurship has been bolstered with Australian-born Cohort Solutions, a diversified service provider to international students, establishing a New Zealand headquarters and preparing its rollout of products ahead of the 2016 university and colleg

NZ can lead the way with organic milk - Greens

The Government should help cash strapped dairy farmers by assisting them to transition to higher premium organic milk production, the Green Party said today.

Auckland Airport celebrates 50 years

Adrian Littlewood, Auckland Airport’s chief executive, says, "50 years is a long time and an important milestone worthy of celebration."

Trade consensus may be over - ExportNZ

ExportNZ is concerned that the consensus between the main political parties on trade may be over. "Previously New Zealand exporters could rely on the support of both main parties on trade," said ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard.

Help cows chill out this summer

With the current El Niño weather pattern bringing heatwave conditions to many parts of the country, it’s important to ensure cows avoid heat stress and closely monitor cow health.

NZ wine exports reach record $1.5 billion high

New Zealand wine exports have reached a new record high of $1.54 billion for the 2015 year, up 14% on 2014 according to New Zealand Winegrowers.

45 cent drop 'a sobering blow to farmers'

Fonterra Shareholders’ Council Chairman, Duncan Coull, said that today’s announcement of a 45 cent drop in the 2015/16 forecast Farmgate Milk Price, from $4.60 kg/MS to $4.15 kg/MS, is one that will further amplify the effects of the current low milk price environment on Farmers and their bus

Annual goods imports reach new high in 2015

In December 2015 the value of imported goods was $52.5 billion, a new high for a calendar year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is up $1.3 billion (2.5 percent) from the December 2014 year. The rise occurred despite a fall of $2.5 billion in the total value of petroleum products.

No further Tau flies found

No further Tau flies have been found.

Air New Zealand to start Queenstown night flights

Air New Zealand will commence night flying into and out of Queenstown from July 2016, offering more options and greater flexibility for travellers.

Govt’s CRL announcement on the right track - Property Council

Property Council welcomes the Government’s announcement to fund Auckland’s proposed City Rail Link two years earlier than initially planned. Chief Executive Connal Townsend says the announcement is a significant victory for Aucklanders.

Discretionary spending drives retail sales growth

New Zealand shoppers relaxed their purse strings in 2015, indulging on blockbuster movies, holidays, telecommunications, personal grooming, food, home electronics and fashion.

Rail union condemns 'managed decline' of rail network

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) is concerned that KiwiRail is so strapped for cash that some lines are in a state of ‘managed decline’ at a time when the road transport lobby is demanding more and bigger trucks on our roads.

KCE distributes $8.3k in latest Heartland funding round

Electricity retailer King Country Energy (KCE) has announced that nine King Country community groups have received funding in the latest KCE Heartland funding round.

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