New Zealand’s economic prospects are good for continued steady growth, falling unemployment and low inflation. But risks and uncertainties around the global economy are becoming more complex, presenting considerable challenges for New Zealand enterprises, including the Reserve Bank.
Waitangi Day has become Aotearoa New Zealand’s national holiday and Families Commissioner Jo-anne Wilkinson is encouraging Kiwis to use it as special time to spend with family and whÄnau.
Spending through the Paymark network during January 2015 shows a strong start to the year with approximately $235 million more spent across the country than in January 2014.
CentrePort’s proposal to deepen the shipping channel so it can accept bigger ships is vital for the Wellington region, says Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce President John Milford.
Passengers flying out of Rotorua Airport will no longer have to make a compulsory stop at the departure levy counter, with fees now passed on directly to commercial airline customers.
The seasonally adjusted value of goods exported rose 0.9 percent to $12 billion in the December 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The rise in total exports was led by meat, up 15 percent ($210 million). Meat quantities rose 4.6 percent.
The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and NZX have this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Commenting on the fourth edition of the Grant Thornton Private Equity Report, an annual survey of 175 senior industry practitioners from around the globe, he said the findings of the report are being mirrored here in New Zealand.
The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has issued a warning to an individual online trader in relation to suspected market manipulation trading conduct.
Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) Chief Executive Mike Pohio today announced his resignation to pursue governance opportunities, believing the time is right for a new CEO to lead the company’s exciting plans for the next decade.
The second annual New Zealand Energy Issues Map reveals a rich and informative story around the risks and opportunities are increasingly keeping New Zealand energy executives awake at night, especially around new technologies.
GlobalDairyTrade (GDT), the world’s leading online dairy auction platform, announced today that Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) will offer food grade lactose on the platform.
Expansion in the manufacturing sector lifted during the last month of 2014, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).
MÄori Television has today announced the appointment of two new senior executives to the positions of Head of Content (Te Tumuaki Hanga HÅtaka) and Head of Corporate Affairs (Te Tumuaki Ratonga Rangapu).
"Rising housing costs are a big worry for households, despite the fall in the CPI in the three months to December", says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist.
MediaWorks Radio and Radio Tarana have formed a new partnership that will bring both parties fresh commercial opportunities.
Manuka Health is delighted to be recognised as a finalist in the 2015 New Zealand International Business Awards (NZIBA) in the $10 - $50 million General Award Category.
The consumers price index (CPI) fell 0.2 percent in the December 2014 quarter, following three consecutive rises of 0.3 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. The CPI often falls in December quarters.
Following the release of Refining NZ’s Throughput and Margin report for the November/ December period the Company is announcing that it expects to post a full year 2014 NPAT (net profit after tax) of between NZD 9.5 million and NZD 10.5 million, subject to external audit.
The New Zealand economy had a Goldilocks finish - not too hot, not too cold, according to the NZIER’s Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion. Optimism, activity, hiring and a slew of other indicators rebounded in the December 2014 quarter from moderation in the preceding six months.
In the early 1980s there were around 70 million sheep in New Zealand and 3.1 million people - that’s 22 sheep for every Kiwi. A comparison with today provides a stark contrast - around 30 million sheep and 4.5 million people - or six sheep for every New Zealander.
Current dry weather in Canterbury is expected to have little impact on Synlait Milk’s milk supply because almost all Synlait suppliers have reliable irrigation water access.
Smiling booksellers have been a rare sight in New Zealand for a few years, but things are changing according to the trade association, Booksellers NZ.
As one of only two New Zealand companies permitted to source toothfish from the Ross Sea fishery, Sanford (NZX:SAN) welcomes the current efforts of the New Zealand Government, Navy and other New Zealand agencies to fight illegal fishing in the waters of Antarctica.
In December 2014, food prices rose 0.3 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a 0.5 percent fall in November, and no overall change in October.
Ballance Agri-Nutrients has joined forces with the Dairy Women’s Network, DairyNZ, Fonterra, Miraka, Synlait and Tatua to help farmers come to grips with their farm nitrogen reports and how to use them to support N-loss improvements.
Advance Parties, a Deer Industry NZ initiative designed to help farmers increase the profitability of their farm businesses, is getting runs on the board.
Retail spending using electronic cards decreased by a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in December 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This slight fall followed a 0.2 percent decrease in November 2014.
Creative HQ, Wellington’s startup base, has appointed two new directors to its Board - Victoria Crone of Xero and Suse Reynolds of Angel Association New Zealand.
HydroWeb and StefanCreative HQ, Wellington’s startup base, welcomes its first startup of 2015 into its Global Growth Programme, HydroWeb.
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