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PHD named 'Global Media Agency of the Year' by Adweek

Media network PHD, part of Omnicom Media Group, has been named ‘Global Media Agency of the Year’ by USA trade magazine Adweek.

Postr launches Singapore and Australia offices

New Zealand adtech startup, Postr, today announced the opening of its Singapore and Australia offices. The new locations mark the first step by the brand to expand its footprint out of its Wellington headquarters and into new markets, after the recent investment round.

enableMe to open second South Island branch

One of the country’s fastest-growing financial advisory firms is set to open its second office in the South Island.

RBNZ to continue engagement on Dashboard proposal

The Reserve Bank will continue to engage with stakeholders about its proposed ‘Dashboard’ approach to quarterly disclosure for locally incorporated banks.

Carbon emitters on way to paying full costs

Emitters are now on their way to paying the full cost of their carbon emissions in New Zealand, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett.

Dairy should do what it does best, not join the laboratory race - Feds

Volatility is likely to be a constant companion for the New Zealand dairy farmer in the foreseeable future, and that has to be factored into their budgets, Andrew Hoggard says.

Apple prices up 40 percent to highest level ever

Record-high apple prices led to a 2.8 percent rise in food prices in January, Statistics New Zealand said today. The rise in food prices is the highest monthly increase since June 2009. Fruit prices rose 12 percent with higher prices for apples.

Chamber welcomes Hilton brand

Wellington’s image will be enhanced by the arrival of a 4½-star Hilton-brand hotel in the centre city, says Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford.

Fair broadband prices - Telco Act Review 'on the right track'

"InternetNZ welcomes the Government’s announcement today on future broadband regulation. We think it will deliver the fair broadband prices Kiwis deserve," says Jordan Carter, InternetNZ Chief Executive.

Suncorp New Zealand announces 2017 half year results

Suncorp Group Limited today reported net profit after tax (NPAT) of A$537 million for the six months to 31 December 2016.

Housing consents fall at the end of a strong year

The number of new homes consented tailed off towards the end of 2016, but increased overall in the year, Statistics New Zealand said today. In seasonally adjusted terms, the number of new homes consented fell 7 percent in December 2016, mainly due to a drop in apartment consents.

FMA lays charges under the Crimes Act

An individual registered financial adviser appeared in the Auckland District Court yesterday in relation to various charges laid by the FMA under the Crimes Act.

Opportunity in the south spurs national real estate agency to expand

Bayleys Real Estate has expanded its sales team in regional Southland from just one sales person 12 months ago to five sales people today. Expansion has included opening a new office in Hokonui Drive, Gore, to compliment the existing Invercargill office in Spey Street.

Insurers settle $2.7 billion Canterbury claims in 2016

The Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today that private insurers have paid out nearly $2.7 billion in 2016 to settle commercial and residential claims resulting from the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes.

Ubco launches crowd funding campaign

Ubco is quietly changing the world with the Ubco 2x2, the world’s first production Dual Electric Drive Utility Bike and now they’re offering the public a chance to be part of that journey.

NZMEA survey shows Dec sales increase

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during January 2017, shows total sales in December 2016 increased 7.23% (year on year export sales increased by 10.01% with domestic sales increasing by 3.30%) on December 2015.

ATEED confirms September 2017 departure for CE

ATEED Chairman David McConnell has announced that, as planned, ATEED Chief Executive Brett O’Riley will leave his role on 1 September, 2017.

Quit the attacks and let's work together, DairyNZ tells Greenpeace

The New Zealand public is being blatantly misled by Greenpeace on dairying and its environmental footprint, says DairyNZ’s chief executive Dr Tim Mackle.

Young Kiwi entrepreneur launches free online fashion trading platform

The latest New Zealand buy and sell online trading platform, for all things fashion, is poised to become an international success literally just weeks after its soft launch.

Routine patrol results in massive haul of undersized paua

A routine weekend patrol for two Wellington fisheries officers and an honorary fisheries officer resulted in the discovery of an illegal haul of almost 300 undersized paua.

Southern Response appeals class action judgement

Southern Response today announced it has filed an appeal against Justice Gendall's recent High Court decision allowing the class action to proceed.

CentrePort resumes normal container service

Regular container shipping is returning to Wellington, with weekly visits by a geared ship linking central region businesses with international markets. From Sunday 12th February an ANL ship will visit the Port weekly to drop off and pick up containers with its own cranes.

Trade is the life blood of the NZ sheep and beef sector

While disappointed by the US decision to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), the New Zealand sheep and beef sector remains strongly supportive of the Agreement and its aims, its representative organisations, the New Zealand Meat Industry Association (MIA) and Beef + Lamb

Wool slide continues

New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s Marketing Executive, Mr Malcolm Ching reports that restricted demand and the stronger New Zealand dollar, coupled with seasonal higher wool flows over coming weeks pushed local prices down significantly.

CPI inflation rate back over 1 percent

The consumers price index (CPI) inflation rate was 1.3 percent in the year to the December 2016 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today.

TUANZ welcomes the future extension of fibre availability

TUANZ welcomes today’s long awaited announcement around the extension of the Ultra-Fast Broadband programme beyond the current 75% of population coverage.

Save the TPPA - exporters

New Zealand exporters want to see every effort made to save the TPPA, says ExportNZ. The New Zealand Trade Minister today said he would investigate with the 10 other TPPA partners the options for continuing to bring the deal to fruition.

Minimum wage needs to be two-thirds of the average wage - CTU

Working people welcome today’s Government announcement to increase the minimum wage. However, the minimum wage needs to be significantly increased - not just by 50 cents to $15.75 hour from 1 April.

ASX: Politicians fuel market corrections

By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets) Donald Trump’s currency comments and Theresa May’s Brexit speech came at the right time to fuel momentum in the US Dollar correction. This may carry into Australian stocks today, especially in the resources sector.

Warehouse Money Purple Visa card wins award

The Warehouse Money Purple Visa Card has been recognised for providing outstanding value to customers in the Canstar Credit Card Awards.

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