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Not just the UK to worry about with Brexit - Beef and Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand says those who think Brexit won’t have an impact on trade because the United Kingdom (UK) only takes 2% of New Zealand’s exports, are missing the point, it’s the whole of the European trade we should be looking at.

Biggest summer ever forecast for holiday parks

After their most successful summer ever, holiday park operators are being warned to prepare for an even busier peak season in 2016-17.

The economy - confronting risks

New Zealand’s growth outlook is positive but there are risks, according to the BusinessNZ Planning Forecast. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope says nearly all economic indicators are favourable.

Holiday arrivals from China exceed Australia in May

Visitor arrivals numbered 193,600 in May 2016, setting a new May record, Statistics New Zealand said today. Visitor arrivals were up 10 percent from May 2015, driven by an increase in holiday arrivals.

Pacific Edge and MKM Health win NZ Healthcare Innovation awards

 A non-invasive diagnostic system that checks urine samples for signs of bladder cancer and enables patients to get a fast, accurate diagnosis has won the Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ) Innovation Award for 2016.

Health technology 'contributes $1.3 billion to national economy'

New Zealand’s health information technology (IT) and medical device companies turned over $1.3 billion last year contributing substantially to the economy, according to a major New Zealand Health Technology Review released today.

'Timing is right' for Canterbury tech sector growth

The tech industry which includes hi-tech manufacturing is now New Zealand’s third largest export sector and Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest manufacturing centre, according to NZTech’s Digital Nation report just released.

Consumer NZ names TSB Bank as People's Choice Award winner

Taranaki stalwart business TSB Bank has won the 2016 Consumer NZ People’s Choice award for banking.

NZTech report highlights tech sector value to Wellington

The Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) welcomed the report from industry body NZTech published yesterday, which highlights the value of the sector to the region’s economy.

New research reveals top challenges NZ small businesses face

Finding and winning new customers and balancing work, life and the books are top challenges for New Zealand businesspeople, according to new research by Warehouse Stationery.

Peter Yealands recognised with Kea World Class NZ Award

Yealands Wine Group Founder, Peter Yealands, has been honoured with a 2016 Kea World Class New Zealand Award. The World Class New Zealand Awards are New Zealand’s top individual achievement awards being presented annually by Kea.

Xero invoicing update 'to help prevent phishing attacks'

Xero (@Xero) today released a major update to its online invoicing feature that will help businesses avoid phishing attacks, and make it faster and easier for small businesses to receive payment from their customers.

Report shows tech sector's value to NZ economy

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Communications Minister Amy Adams today welcomed a report showing the technology sector’s value to the New Zealand economy.

Investment helps Rotorua become the home of NZ's first mud festival

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today announced that $1.5 million will be invested in the annual Rotorua Lakes Council mud festival through the Major Events Development Fund.

Growth surge continues for retail and hospitality sector

Off the back of a bumper 2015, the retail and hospitality industry continues to exceed national average SME growth.

Horticulture welcomes Bruce Wills as new board member

Former Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills has been appointed to the position of independent board director for Horticulture New Zealand.

Moana New Zealand opens next generation lobster plant

Moana New Zealand have today opened a new energy efficient live lobster export facility in Auckland which trebles the partnership’s previous capacity.

Canstar announces First Home Buyers Award

Newly-imposed restrictions on overseas buyers by some institutions, a tightening on investor rules, a loosening on Welcome Home Loan rules and lower interest rates are just some of the factors that could help first-time property buyers at the moment - although the market is still challenging.

Rollover prevention programme passes significant milestones

The passing of a couple of significant milestones underlines the popularity of the Road Transport Forum’s Rollover Prevention Safer Journey’s Programme, says Chief Executive Ken Shirley.

Competition builds as apprentices are put to the test

Entries for the Registered Master Builders Carters 2016 Apprentice of the Year have now closed, with 164 apprentices from around New Zealand set to compete for the sought-after title and share of more than $100,000 worth of prizes.

NZers stick with conservative savings habits

New Zealanders have relatively poor records for saving and investing especially for retirement savings. That’s one of the main findings of the inaugural Savings Monitor survey conducted by Key Research recently.

NZ's energy system ranked third most secure in the world

New Zealand has been ranked third for energy security amongst the top 25 energy users in the world. The International Index of Energy Security Risk is a United States Chamber of Commerce tool designed to facilitate a better understanding of global energy markets.

Strong growth across most primary sectors - MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says the outlook for New Zealand primary industries is positive with strong growth forecast across most sectors and dairy prices expected to gradually increase over the next 2 years.

Deloitte appoints 28 new leaders

Deloitte is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new equity partners and fifteen new directors. This is in addition to three partners and one director that were appointed earlier this fiscal year.

Decrease in household electricity costs

The latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly, released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), shows the average cost of electricity paid by residential consumers has fallen for the first time in 15 years.

Chamber congratulates sports winners

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce congratulates the winners from last night’s Wellington Sports Awards.

RBNZ Bulletin examines forecast performance

The Reserve Bank today published a Bulletin article documenting the performance of the Bank’s forecasts over the period 2009 to 2015.

Blerter visits National Fieldays

Blerter will be at this year’s National Fieldays held at Mystery Creek in Hamilton talking to the rural sector about health and safety.

New era dawning for the primary sector says Federated Farmers

The latest KPMG Agribusiness Agenda, released today confirms Federated Farmers thinking that the primary sector needs to do more to meet the changing needs of consumers and the wider public.

Feds say LGNZ's Excellence Programme 'a step in the right direction'

Federated Farmers welcomes the launch of Local Government New Zealand’s Excellence Programme which details a new independent standards system to measure the performance of local authorities.

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