Friday, 17 August 2018

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  • NZ food prices rise in July

    14:27 | 13/8/18
    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's food prices rose in July, once again led by higher prices for takeout and restaurant meals and echoing strong activity in the hospitality sector in a separate indicator of services.  more»
  • NZ services sector activity perks up in July

    14:20 | 13/8/18
    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's services sector activity picked up in July as strong tourism numbers continued to underpin the wider economy, allaying fears about the impact of slowing manufacturing.  more»
  • Freightways cautiously optimistic about coming year

    13:49 | 13/8/18
    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Courier and information management company Freightways lifted annual profit and is targeting further earnings growth in the current financial year despite an "apparent" decline in national business confidence.  more»
  • NZ-first technology for bottled gas customers

    13:44 | 13/8/18
    No more cold showers for Genesis’ bottled gas customers with the launch of Bottled Gas Monitoring, a new service to help customers manage and control their bottled gas use. more»
  • A similar ban on plastic packaging would be a step too far

    13:42 | 13/8/18
    Packaging New Zealand says that it understands the Government’s reason for its ban on single-use plastic bags, but it would be alarmed if this was extended to plastic packaging. more»
  • Perks of being an agricultural contractor revealed

    13:26 | 13/8/18
    Central Taranaki Young Farmers member Phillip Hopkins reveals the perks of being an agricultural contractor.  more»
  • Contact tightens focus on commercial, industrial market

    13:08 | 13/8/18
    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Contact Energy has restructured its retail operations to tie commercial and industrial sales closer to its generation activities.  more»
  • Fletcher starts sale process for Formica

    12:54 | 13/8/18
    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - The sales process for Fletcher Building's Formica unit is about to get underway, and is most likely to attract the interest of private equity buyers, the Australian newspaper reported. more»
  • Z Energy considers six-year bond offer

    12:39 | 13/8/18
    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Z Energy is considering a six-year, unsubordinated, secured, fixed rate bond offer just as $150 million of existing notes are due to be repaid.  more»
  • Kiwibank way to be first choice for KiwiBuild participants

    12:17 | 13/8/18
    Kiwibank is taking a lead in supporting first home buyers wanting to participate in the government’s KiwiBuild initiative. Kiwibank Group Manager Marketing Mark Wilkshire said: “Kiwibank is really excited to make the dream of home ownership ... more»
  • New Wolf Lock a revolution

    12:12 | 13/8/18
    Opening a shipping container can be like wrestling a 2-tonne steel box – and it was this battle that inspired a new lock design that makes container doors easier and safer to open. more»
  • Contact earnings fall 13% on tough wholesale conditions

    11:53 | 13/8/18
    Aug. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Contact Energy, the country’s second-largest gas and power retailer, says full-year profit fell 13 percent as low hydro storage increased its energy costs and tough competition kept pressure on retail margins. more»
  • Dairy Industry Awards Process Enhance Winners’ Career

    11:50 | 13/8/18
    Previous entrants and winners of the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards often state how the competition process has enhanced their career progression and that the friendships they made are still as strong today as they were during the time they were competing. more»
  • Turkish economic crisis sends markets into a tailspin

    11:48 | 13/8/18
    NZ dollar sinks below 66 US cts as Turkish economic crisis sends markets into a tailspin  more»
  • Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition

    11:45 | 13/8/18
    After an exciting few weeks of regional competitions, the winners are now preparing for the National Final where they will battle it out to win the overall title of Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2018. The competition will take place on 27th ... more»
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