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Large swathe of development land on the market in Chch

Christchurch’s metropolitan urban limits continue to be stretched - with a substantial 20 hectare swathe of residential zoned land coming on the market for sale... encompassing plans for 208 new sections and homes.

IrrigationNZ appoints Board chairperson

IrrigationNZ board member, Nicky Hyslop, will be confirmed as chairperson at the organisation’s AGM next Thursday. This is the first time a women has held this position.

'Final oversight review' for Pike River re-entry underway

In relation to its project to re-enter the drift at Pike River Mine, safety is the absolute priority for Solid Energy, says Board Chair Pip Dunphy.

Farmers 'down but far from out' with Fonterra news

Fonterra Cooperative Group farmer shareholders will welcome confirmation that the 2013/14 season has ended exactly as promised with a total payout of $8.50 per kilogram of milksolids (kg/MS). That good news is balanced by a sharp revision downwards in the 2014/15 forecast.

Take a long, hard look at your farming systems - DairyNZ

Industry body DairyNZ says the latest drop in Fonterra’s forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season is a signal to farmers to reassess the costs of their farm system.

'Great result for farmers' following challenging year for co-op

Fonterra Shareholders’ Council Chairman, Ian Brown said the 2013/14 season was one of real complexities for the Co-operative yet produced a great result for Farmers.

Consumer confidence falls

The Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence Index fell to 116.7 in September, down from 121.2 in June. "Consumer confidence shifted down a gear in September," commented Westpac Chief Economist Dominick Stephens. "But confidence remains at a high level."

NZCU South wins national contact centre award

Credit union NZCU South are proud to announce that one of their Contact Centre Staff has won a prestigious national CRM Contact Centre Award. Antoinette Smith won one of four Outstanding Customer Service Representative Awards for overall attitude, WOW factor and professionalism.

Shuttlerock raises $2.35m Series A, opens US office

Shuttlerock, a visual marketing software company based in Rangiora near Christchurch, founded by former ValueClick Media Japan chief executive officer Jonathan Hendriksen, today announced it has raised $2.35 million in Series A funding.

Services lead to growth in GDP

Strong growth in service industries saw gross domestic product (GDP) rise 0.7 percent in the June 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Steady GlobalDairyTrade result welcomed by farmers

Today’s steadying of GlobalDairyTrade is a welcome news for dairy farmers. "With peak milk about four weeks away we could do with some good news and while steady as she goes isn’t a plus sign, at least it is not a negative," says Andrew Hoggard, Federated Farmers Dairy chair.

OECD tax reform - impact for NZ business

The OECD set out final recommendations from the first half of its tax reform programme to tackle Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) yesterday.

Airways seals Chinese partnership

Airways New Zealand has launched an exclusive partnership with the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China (CAMIC) for the delivery of air traffic control short courses in China, in a deal worth millions of dollars to the state-owned enterprise.

SME exporters enjoying growth - survey

New Zealand’s SME export sector has enjoyed a period of major growth over the last year, with many planning to invest in increasing staff and wages in expectation of another solid year ahead.

Turners announce partnership with Downer NZ

Turners Group (previously named Turners Auctions) has announced a new and exclusive partnership with Downer New Zealand, to manage the sale and disposal of all of Downer New Zealand’s vehicles and plant assets.

Australian jobs fairs 'sends a great signal to business'

Attending Australian jobs fairs to recruit skilled Kiwis - "Sends a great signal to business," says Auckland Chamber head Michael Barnett.

NZIER appoints new chief executive

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER), the country’s leading independent economic consultancy, has appointed Laurence Kubiak, the former BT Global Services’ Head of Economic Analysis and Director of Global Competition and Regulation, as its new Chief Executive.

Harmoney announces advisory board

New Zealand’s first peer to peer (P2P) lending platform Harmoney today announced the composition of its advisory board, a group of seasoned early stage P2P investors, P2P senior executives and consultants and tech entrepreneurs whose experience will guide the company as it prepares to launch in

Food prices rise 0.3 percent in August

Food prices rose 0.3 percent in August 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This rise follows a 0.7 percent fall in July and a 1.4 percent rise in June.

Registered Master Builders appoints new CEO

The Boards of the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) and Master Build Services Ltd (MBS) are pleased to announce the appointment of David Kelly as their new Chief Executive.

RBNZ right to hold OCR - NZMEA

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) announced today the OCR would remain unchanged at 3.5%.

KPMG becomes a Xero national platinum partner

Xero has today welcomed KPMG New Zealand as a national group platinum partner. This follows the recent announcement that Xero has formed a strategic alliance with KPMG in the UK.

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

Statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler: The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 3.5 percent.

Xero's Auckland presence grows as new office unveiled

Xero continues its strong focus on growth and driving innovation with plans to grow its Auckland base by 60 new jobs this financial year, bringing the total in Auckland to 220 jobs. Xero currently employs more than 520 in New Zealand and 900 globally.

Gold Coast flights 'a positive for Wellington tourism'

Today’s announcement by Jetstar that it will begin flying three times a week direct between Wellington and the Gold Coast from mid-December is welcomed by Positively Wellington Tourism (PWT). PWT Chief Executive David Perks says that the new service is a timely opportunity.

Google US exec now Snakk CFO

Snakk Media Limited (NZAX: SNK) is today announcing the appointment of Bob Mohan as the company’s inaugural Chief Financial Officer.

FMA talking investment risk for Money Week

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) today announced its plans for this year's Money Week from October 13-19 2014. The FMA will be hosting a panel discussion to promote greater understanding of investment risk.

Investment, innovation, sustainability 'most important for growth'

The business community thinks investment, innovation and sustainability are most important for achieving sustained economic growth, followed by skills and human capital, according to the 2014 Deloitte-BusinessNZ Election Survey.

Modern piggy banks proving a smash - ASB

ASB has today shed some light on what Kiwis are tucking their pennies away for. As expected, our most popular priorities include children, overseas trips and Christmas.

Forecast of robust tourism growth to 2020 welcomed

Tourism New Zealand has today welcomed the release of new industry forecasts by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and of the growth they predict.

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