Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Business News

  • Lyttelton Port board backs council takeover proposal

    17:46 | 1/9/14
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    Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The board of Lyttelton Port Co has backed a takeover bid by council subsidiary Christchurch City Holdings, and will resolve to pay a special dividend to existing shareholders. more»
  • MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by MRP, Meridian

    17:40 | 1/9/14
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    Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares fell, led by MightyRiverPower as ongoing political uncertainty ahead of the country's general election this month weighed on investors. A2 Milk Co and Pacific Edge paced the decline.  more»
  • New Recruitment Software Promises to save 70% on time

    17:32 | 1/9/14
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    For the vast majority of small to medium businesses (SMEs) recruitment is seen as a frustrating and costly necessary evil. Unfortunately this mind-set can lead to employers attempting to cut corners and costly poor hire decisions being made. This ... more»
  • NZ dollar rises as terms of trade hold at 40-year high

    17:29 | 1/9/14
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    Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar edged up after government figures showed the nation's terms of trade stayed at a 40-year high in the second quarter as a stronger currency provided cheaper imports and offset the impact of falling ... more»
  • New Managng Director for Leading Market Research Company

    17:28 | 1/9/14
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    Market research company Ipsos is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Dickinson as new Managing Director for its New Zealand operations.  more»
  • Revised standard for flotation aids

    17:27 | 1/9/14
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    A new standard for flotation aids for water familiarization and swimming tuition has been published by Standards New Zealand. AS/NZS 1900:2014 Flotation aids for water familiarization and swimming tuition specifies the design and performance requirements ... more»
  • Bachcare Boosts Sales Force With Two New Hires

    17:19 | 1/9/14
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    Bachcare, New Zealand’s only full service national holiday home rental and management company, announces the appointment of two new Owner Liaison Managers, Rachel Williams and Julie Wales. more»
  • New high for the Cantometer

    16:35 | 1/9/14
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    Media release ASB Cantometer Index New high for the Cantometer on the back of solid employment demand  more»
  • Furniture Providers Online and Kiwi Shopping Behaviour

    16:33 | 1/9/14
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    FIRST, a New Zealand based leading digital marketing agency has just released a new industry report showing how visible New Zealand’s furniture providers are within Google’s Search Engine. Additionally, a consumer survey was carried out, discovering ... more»
  • Shotover Jet ride rated in top 19 in the world

    16:17 | 1/9/14
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    Shotover Jet ride rated in top 19 in the world Queenstown’s world-famous jet boat thrill Shotover Jet has once again been rated amongst the best in the world for tourism experiences. Global media giant CNN has just published a ‘scrap all those other ... more»
  • Lower petrol prices match falls in commodity prices

    16:05 | 1/9/14
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    Petrol pump prices fell 4 cents per litre during August, but there was no change in diesel prices. Excluding sites discounting pump prices, the cost of petrol at most service stations in the main centres ended the month on $2.18 per litre, with ... more»
  • Accuro Flourishes in Consumer NZ’s Evaluation

    15:43 | 1/9/14
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    Accuro Flourishes in Consumer NZ’s Health Insurance Evaluation September 1, 2014 Accuro Health Insurance has once again featured in Consumer New Zealand’s evaluation of health insurers and the policies they offer. Consumer New Zealand’s annual evaluation ... more»
  • Gentrack secures delayed contract, shares rise to month high

    15:39 | 1/9/14
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    Sep. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Gentrack Group, the airport and utility software developer, has resolved the delayed contract upgrade with a customer which, in part, caused it to cut its prospectus full-year profit forecast barely six weeks after the company ... more»
  • Gentrack software upgrade chosen by leading Australian Firm

    15:37 | 1/9/14
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    Gentrack Group (NZX/ASX: GTK) a developer of specialist software for energy utilities, water companies and airports around the world has signed a substantial upgrade contract with a leading Australian based energy utility customer. This is the delayed contract ... more»
  • CRP completes another milestone

    15:31 | 1/9/14
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    Chatham Rock Phosphate has achieved another major milestone by completing and filing evidence from 31 expert witnesses and answers to 62 queries from the Environmental Protection Authority. more»