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PRINZ to induct four new Fellows

The Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) has recognised excellence in the fields of public relations and communications, with the induction of four new Fellows.

International visitor expenditure up nine per cent

Total visitor spend in New Zealand was up by nine per cent in the year ended March 2014 compared to the March 2013 year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Pickets to step up as Toll refuses to budge on wage increase

Striking petroleum drivers have decided to step up protest action after talks between Toll and FIRST Union failed to reach a settlement.

$20m extension to Air NZ and Tourism NZ partnership announced

Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand have today announced a $20 million extension to their marketing partnership.

Telecom resolves hardware failure

Telecom has now resolved a hardware failure and our call centres, website and other online customer support are now available. Telecom apologises to all those customers who have been affected in any way by today’s problems.

Syl Research appoints chairman

Wellington-based software company Syl Research (Syl) has appointed John Holt, the co-founder and Chairman of Kiwi Landing Pad (KLP) as chairman of its board of directors.

Air NZ and NZ Winegrowers to invest in wine tourism growth

Air New Zealand and New Zealand Winegrowers have today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see them work together to actively promote New Zealand as a destination for wine tourism.

Farmers urged to play part in protecting the farming sector

Farmers shifting stock this season are being urged to keep their contact details and animal movements up to date.

Manufacturing sector still expanding - PMI

Despite a dip, New Zealand’s manufacturing sector remains in solid expansion, according to the latest BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI).

GridAKL opening 'to fuel Auckland's high-tech economy'

Auckland’s journey to become an innovation hub of the Asia-Pacific region and a high-tech economy took a big step forward today with the opening of GridAKL - Auckland Council’s innovation precinct at Wynyard Quarter.

Reserve Bank finds banks in good shape - NZBA

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Financial Stability Report released today has found that the financial system remains sound and is well placed to support economic expansion.

Food prices up 0.6 percent in April

Food prices rose 0.6 percent in April 2014, and were up 1.5 percent on a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand said today. The monthly rise follows a 0.3 percent fall in March, and a 1.0 percent fall in February.

Guest nights trend soars to new record high

The trend for New Zealand guest nights continues to rise and has reached a new record high, Statistics New Zealand said today. Most trend series are rising.

My Food Bag plans Australian launch

Highly successful New Zealand home delivery service My Food Bag plans to take its innovative concept to Australia. My Food Bag enables customers who order online to receive deliveries of ingredients and recipes for a week’s nutritious and healthy main meals.

Occupational health experts to advise WorkSafe NZ

A group of the country’s leading experts on occupational health have been assembled to advise WorkSafe New Zealand about how to help protect people from work-related illness and disease.

50-year survey shows secrets to dairy industry success

New Zealand dairy farmers are more efficient and produce at least twice as much milk per hectare compared to 50 years ago, according to the latest DairyNZ Economic Survey, launched at today’s Farmers’ Forum in Hamilton.

Port company 'resorts to bully boy tactics'

The Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) says Lyttleton Port Company (LPC) is trying to intimidate port and rail workers ahead of tomorrow’s mediation to try and settle the continuing industrial thdispute at the port.

Bancorp lists on Germany's Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Bancorp Group announced today that its investment and private banking group, (Bancorp New Zealand Wealth Management Limited (or the Company) is the first New Zealand Company to list on Germany’s prestigious Frankfurt Stock Exchange (or Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse FWB).

Funding for budgeting 'key for families'

Today’s announcement of additional funding for budgeting services will mean New Zealand families have better access to budgeting advice, says the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services.

Pacific Edge named NZBIO's top bioscience company

Pacific Edge has been named NZBIO’s top bioscience company for 2014. Pacific Edge was specifically recognised for building the profile and credibility of biotechnology and biotechnology companies in New Zealand.

GreenButton sale positive for NZ - NZVIF

New Zealand Venture Investment Fund chief executive Franceska Banga says the sale of GreenButton to Microsoft is an excellent result for the GreenButton team and its investors.

Commission 'must take the time to get broadband prices right'

InternetNZ has lodged a cross-submission to the Commerce Commission as it works to set final prices for copper broadband services, making the case for a more measured process that will see fair prices set.

Confidence and domestic sales down, exports up - survey

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during April 2014, shows total sales in March 2014 increased 12.57% (year on year export sales increased by 29.33% with domestic sales decreasing 3.05%) on March 2013.

Steel and Tube 'make a farce of mediation'

Workers are picketing Steel and Tube sites in Auckland and Christchurch again after management scuppered mediation with their union representatives yesterday.

SBS Bank appoints CEO

SBS Bank directors have today announced that Wayne Evans has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive, replacing Ross Smith who is retiring on 31 July after 22 years in the role.

Exports continue to rise in March quarter

The seasonally adjusted value of exported goods rose 2.1 percent to $13.6 billion in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows rises in the previous two quarters. "Meat and fruit led the increase in seasonally adjusted exports,"

All-cash offer for Goodman Fielder announced

First Pacific Company Limited ("First Pacific") and Wilmar International Limited ("Wilmar") announce that they have submitted a non-binding all-cash offer for the joint acquisition of all of the shares in Goodman Fielder Limited ("Goodman Fielder" or "the company") via a scheme of arrangement at

Restructuring of Southern Cross Forest Products announced

The receivers of Southern Cross Forest Products (SCFP) announced today a restructuring of the South Island businesses.

Retail and hospitality sector predicting strong year

As retailers and hospitality business operators grapple with one of the most complex trading weeks of the year, many are hopeful that rising consumer confidence will translate into strong sales for the next 12 months.

Microsoft Imagine Cup NZ winners announced

Microsoft has announced the New Zealand winners of the 2014 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition.

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