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2degrees first with 100GbE Trans-Tasman Interconnect

2degrees today announced the successful activation of its 100GbE interconnect to the Southern Cross Cable Network, driven by the massive growth of content providers such as Netflix fuelling New Zealanders’ demand for data.

FMA releases conduct guide for feedback

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) has released a guide to how it will examine whether financial services providers are demonstrating good conduct under the Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMC Act). The guide is open for consultation today.

Commerce Commission considers rendering merger

The Commission has received an application for the Wallace Group Limited Partnership (Wallace Group) to acquire up to 100% of the assets and business of Wallace Corporation Limited, Farm Brands.

Chamber welcomes David Jones - a great addition to the city

David Jones has done a superb job with the refurbishment of the former Kirkcaldie and Stains store, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. "They have built a store that will challenge the best in the world and of which the city can be proud.

Unitary Plan 'mixed bag for business'

Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan has allowed for growth of general commercial development in key areas of the city, but does not seem to have fully aligned this with new residential development, says the EMA.

Vodafone's new high-tech workplace of the future

At the official opening event of Vodafone’s new Christchurch-based South Island headquarters, InnoV8, Chief Executive Officer Russell Stanners heralded InnoV8 as the most technologically advanced office workplace in New Zealand.

ITF welcomes Labour careers and apprenticeships plan

Labour's plan, if elected, to increase apprenticeships and improve pathways from school to work is welcome, says the Industry Training Federation (ITF).

Labour's plan to boost skills development refreshing - CTU

The future of work needs to be one where working people have good, satisfying jobs with decent incomes, and Labour's announcements today on boosting skills are welcome, the CTU said today.

Charges laid for Auckland International Airport fraud

A woman has appeared in the Auckland District Court today on Crimes Act charges laid by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

New Seoul-Christchurch charter service to meet demand

Demand from Korean travellers wanting to tour the South Island has led to a new charter service for the coming summer. From December 2 to January 28, Asiana Airlines will fly a weekly service between Incheon, Seoul and Christchurch Airport, to bring 2500 visitors to the South Island.

Brandon Capital Partners expands into NZ with AU$200m life science fund

Brandon Capital Partners, one of Australia’s leading life science venture capital firms, today announced the expansion of its operations into New Zealand.

Singapore Airlines to increase services to Christchurch

Singapore Airlines will increase services to Christchurch for the peak summer season with an additional five flights between 13 November 2016 to 5 February 2017, bringing the total supplementary flights to 35 and the total number of flights this year to 401.

Singapore Airlines appoints manager for Wellington and South Island

Singapore Airlines today announced the appointment of Ms Kate Mayo as Manager Wellington and South Island as preparations continue ahead of the launch of the historic ‘Capital Express’ in September.

Local government 'in need of fresh ideas'

Local Government Business Forum has called the New Zealand Initiative’s latest report a breath of "fresh ideas" in the often stale debate about what is the right size for local authorities.

Latest review sees changes to 200 approved chemicals

The latest Chemical Review carried out by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has reclassified 200 substances approved for use in New Zealand, and, where necessary updated the controls put in place to manage their use.

New researchers 'should focus on primary industry'

Federated Farmers wants a plan to attract the world’s top scientists to New Zealand to concentrate on those who will work on primary sector initiatives and the environment.

Singapore Airlines to fly non-stop to Manchester

Singapore Airlines will fly non-stop between Singapore and Manchester from 30 October 2016. In addition, as part of the Northern Winter Schedule, services to Adelaide and Kolkata will increase during peak periods, while seasonal services to Sapporo will be operated in December 2016.

Cold snap could lead to $10,000 repair costs during winter

The average winter home insurance claim peaks at more than $10,000, data from IAG NZ during a cold snap in July last year has revealed.

Mad Mike Whiddett's 'most extreme stunt ever'

Kiwi drift car sensation Mad Mike Whiddett has demonstrated the reliability of the Vodafone 4G network in a high octane stunt at Leadfoot track in Hahei.

Minister for Manufacturing 'a vital step for NZ manufacturers'

Manufacturers are pleased with today’s announcement by James Shaw and the Green Party to include a Minster for Manufacturing in any future cabinet. This is a vital step for ensuring government understands manufacturing and can effectively help unleash the potential of the sector.

Xero announces eGST to make filing GST returns easier

Xero (@Xero) customers can now file their GST returns in Xero and send them straight through to Inland Revenue electronically, making it easier to connect with Government using the power of Xero.

Holiday arrivals rise 15,300 from June 2015

Visitor arrivals numbered 196,200 in June 2016, setting a new June record, Statistics New Zealand said today. Visitor arrivals were up 11 percent from June 2015, due mainly to a 21 percent increase in holiday arrivals.

PM visits Fonterra manufacturing facility in Indonesia

Today New Zealand Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, and Deputy Minister of National Development Planning, Gellwynn Daniel Hamzah Jusuf, visited Fonterra Brands Indonesia’s Cikarang manufacturing facility to mark the strong agricultural partnership between Indonesia and New Zealand.

NZ Global Women appoints new CEO

A leadership change at Global Women paves the way for continued national growth in accelerating our country toward the new normal of diversity and inclusion in New Zealand businesses.

Air NZ pioneers 'gate to gate' use of Bluetooth devices

In a first for airlines in the South Pacific, Air New Zealand is giving customers the freedom to use Bluetooth devices ‘gate to gate’ across its entire fleet.

Property Institute slams 'knee jerk reaction' by Reserve Bank

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, is asking the Government to consider removing the Reserve Bank’s ability to influence housing policy in light of what he describes as ‘a politically motivated response to house price inflation’.

Landlords' biggest concern about tenants is unfounded - AA Insurance

Concerns about malicious damage by tenants may be keeping landlords awake at night, but their fears are unfounded.

Oceania secures HK$19.5m, forms new JV in Hong Kong

 Premium food and supplements company Oceania Natural Limited (NXT: ONL) has secured HK$19.5m in funding to establish Oceania Natural Asia Limited (ONL Asia), a new subsidiary in Hong Kong formed to help accelerate the growth of ONL’s distribution network in China.

Spark Digital technology drives SkyBus into Auckland

SkyBus director Michael Sewards says Spark Digital's technology and innovation are some of the key reasons behind his company's decision to invest in New Zealand.

Deloitte bolsters cloud and digital offerings with Sixtree

Deloitte expands its technology offerings, with the team from trans-Tasman integration specialist Sixtree to join the professional services firm in New Zealand and Australia.

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