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MYOB announces new partnerships to support franchises

MYOB further solidified its support for New Zealand business through key strategic partnerships signed with Franchise New Zealand magazine and website, and the Franchise Association of NZ (FANZ) this month.

Entrepreneurs to gain tasty business knowledge in Indonesia

New Zealand food innovators will gain valuable insights into Indonesia’s food and beverage sector on an Asia New Zealand Foundation tour this month.

MPI imposes tough restrictions on imported seed

The Ministry for Primary Industries has imposed tough new border restrictions to stop contaminated seed from entering New Zealand.

Councils work together in velvetleaf search

Staff from all of Southland’s councils are out walking in fodder beet crops this week in the search for the pest plant velvetleaf.

SME confidence rebounds, strong growth across sectors - survey

New Zealand’s underlying economy appears strong with rising numbers of small and medium sized businesses reporting increased confidence and revenue growth according to leading accounting software developer MYOB.

Z installs first fast start EV charging station in Christchurch

Z Energy today installed the first electric vehicle rapid charging station at a service station in Christchurch, at Z Moorhouse Avenue, Addington. The station was officially opened by Christchurch Deputy Mayor, Vicki Buck.

Power station consents granted

Expansion of Top Energy’s geothermal power generation at Ngawha has been given the go ahead following the withdrawal of challenges to the Environment Court.

Te Ohu Kaimoana appoints chief executive

The board of Te Ohu Kaimoana (Māori Fisheries Trust) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Dion Tuuta (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Taranaki) to the role of Chief Executive and to take the Māori Fisheries Settlement into a new era.

Guide to help untangle credit and debit card disputes

The Banking Ombudsman Scheme has published a Quick Guide about credit and debit card transaction disputes because of complaints each year from both credit card holders and merchants.

Regional BNI Director Consultant appointed in Taranaki

With the decline in oil production in the Taranaki Basin, businesses in the region are beginning to feel the impact.

Spark launches new wireless broadband service

Spark has launched today a wireless broadband service for New Zealanders living in cities and towns who are frustrated with slow or unreliable copper broadband.

Certified Builders prepares industry ahead of changes to health and safety laws

Certified Builders welcomes the Health and Safety at Work Act which marks the biggest changes to health and safety laws in years.

Changes to allowable weight of greasy wool bales

The National Council of New Zealand Wool Interests Inc comprises associations and organisations involved in the domestic and international trading of greasy and scoured wool.

11Ants Analytics tipped as Kiwi export success

11Ants Analytics is being touted as New Zealand’s next potential global software player.

Businesses urged to check new legislation

Local businesses should make sure they are across changes to health and safety, employment and parental leave legislation that will affect every office, factory, shop and workplace in the country says leading online accountancy software provider MYOB.

Hawaiki cable announcement good news for NZ's Internet

InternetNZ welcomes the announcement today that Hawaiki has secured the funding to start building a new trans-Pacific cable system. The cable is expected to link New Zealand and Australia to the United States, via Hawaii, and will also connect several other Pacific islands.

South America 'set to dominate global beef trade' in 2016

South America, and in particular Brazil, is set to dominate global beef trade in 2016 with favourable currency rates, improved market access and increased beef availability expected to lift South American beef exports by 11 per cent, according to a new industry report.

Business confidence: Tail wagging the dog

Confidence in the business environment continues to wane, though firms are more upbeat about their own prospects, according to the ANZ Business Outlook survey. "Business confidence remains in the dog house," said ANZ New Zealand Chief Economist Cameron Bagrie.

Kiwis warned to check their power prices

Electricity retailer Flick Electric Co. is warning New Zealanders to check their power prices as companies prepare to lift rates tomorrow.

Not Your Average competition puts apprentices to the test

To raise awareness of the growing need for apprentices in the construction industry a crack team of apprentices has been assembled and given the mission to build Not Your Average Shed.

John Tamihere appointed to Maori Television Board

Urban Māori advocate and former Cabinet Minister Hon John Tamihere has been appointed to the Board of Māori Television.

Fuji Xerox to open flagship facility in Queenstown

One of the world’s most recognised technology brands is moving to Queenstown’s newest shopping and commercial centre to open a flagship facility.

Enduring powers of attorney regime 'failing to protect the vulnerable'

Laws to protect people if they become mentally incapacitated are failing, the New Zealand Law Society says.

Internationally renowned presenters to speak to Fonterra farmers seminars

Two internationally renowned presenters will provide Fonterra Farmers their expert views on the drivers of current volatility in global commodities, and deliver insight and stimulate discussion as to how to manage its on-farm effects at this year’s Grow Your Mind Seminars (GYMS), which will be

Aucklanders remain decidedly positive about regional economic outlook

Aucklanders have revised down their views of the region’s economic prospects, according to the March Westpac McDermott Miller Regional Economic Confidence survey.

New Chair appointed to the Top Energy Board

Top Energy Consumer Trust Chair, Yvonne Sharp today announced the appointment of Murray Bain to shortly fill the role of Chairman of the Top Energy Board.

Natural Health Products appoints new CEO

Natural Health Products has appointed Elizabeth Kolovos to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Kolovos joins the team, after a successful international career in the Telecom and defence industries.

Reserve Bank consults on a crisis management regime for FMIs

The Reserve Bank today began public consultation on a crisis management regime for systemically important financial market infrastructures (SIFMIs). The proposed regime forms the final part of proposals the Bank published in December 2015 for a new oversight regime for SIFMIs.

Mixed export results in February

In February 2016 goods exports were valued at $4.0 billion, up $96 million (2.5 percent) when compared with February 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today.

NZME-Spark content collaboration 'helps small business owners'

NZME Branded Content Lab is proving why it’s the most creative player in the content marketing game - teaming up once again with Spark to launch an innovative branded content feature to help small businesses thrive in New Zealand.

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