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Russell Maher Jailed For $1.55 Million Fraud.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 6:08 pm | Serious Fraud Office.

A foreign exchange broker who defrauded his clients of approximately $1.55 million by using forged documents has been sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment. Russell Maher (53) was sentenced today in the Auckland District Court on 47 representative . More >>

ACC Levy Freeze Relief For Businesses.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 5:34 pm | EMA.

The EMA is pleased with the Government’s announcement today that it is freezing ACC levies, paid by businesses, the self-employed and motorists to cover the costs of accidents, for two years. Manager Employments Relations and Safety, Paul Jarvie, . More >>

ANZIIF Launch Building Integrity Course For New Zealand Insurance Professionals.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 5:07 pm | ANZIIF.

Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance is thrilled to announce the launch of Building Integrity – a short course designed for New Zealand insurance professionals to raise awareness of issues around Conduct and Culture in the industry. . More >>

Rural ‘One-Stop Shop’ Land And Building Up For Sale As A ‘One Stop’ Property Investment.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 4:06 pm | Bayleys Realty Group.

The land and building housing a discount household products store in Paeroa have been placed on the market for sale. The single-storey property at 34 Belmont Road houses Sunny’s – a smaller version of The Warehouse but with carpet on the shop . More >>

Applications For COVID-19 Workers And Workplaces Assistance Fund Now Open.

Employment New Zealand invites business organisations, unions and community providers to register their interest in the COVID-19 Workers and Workplaces Assistance Fund. As part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, $3 million has been allocated . More >>

Are Sensors And Artificial Intelligence The Future Of Ageing-in-place Technology?

Monday, 6 July 2020, 3:36 pm | Securely.

International research [1] is clearly showing the value of sensors in a private residence to extend the amount of time a person can remain independently in their home for longer. SECURELY® is a trust-owned New Zealand company that has a range . More >>

Kiwi Payroll Company’s Compliance Bet Pays Off As Others Announce Errors.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 3:33 pm | FlexiTime.

Wellington-based online payroll company FlexiTime has had a huge risk pay off, with their innovative, recently-developed payroll system, PayHero, proving compliant with tricky Holidays Act legislation, amid recent announcements of errors in other larger . More >>

Snow Blankets Mt Ruapehu In Time For School Holidays.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 3:20 pm | Mt Ruapehu.

Snow has arrived just in time for the school holidays with 3,500 people heading up Mt Ruapehu over the weekend. Whakapapa ski area’s Happy Valley learner slopes and sledding, as well as the Sky Waka, were busy for the season opening. RAL CEO . More >>

Women Shouldn’t Be Penalised For Raising A Family – Closing The Retirement Savings Gender Gap.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 2:14 pm | AMP Wealth Management.

Specialist KiwiSaver provider, AMP Wealth Management today announced employees on unpaid parental leave will continue to receive a 12 per cent employer contribution to their KiwiSaver to help close the retirement savings gender gap. New Zealand women . More >>

A Year Of Incredible Achievements And Interesting Times For Skills Active.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 1:45 pm | Skills Active.

Skills Active is reflecting back on an eventful year in its 2019 Annual Report, which details a strong performance and growth in qualifications and programmes – all under a backdrop of major structural change, through the reform of vocational education. More >>

Community Recovery Programme A Win For The Regions.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 1:21 pm | Business Central.

The rollout of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) Community Recovery Programme to an additional 23 Councils is fantastic news for young people in the regions, Business Central Chief Executive, John Milford, says. “We know that youth unemployment . More >>

Vodafone NZ Responds To Business Needs For More Cost Effective, Flexible Working Solutions.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 1:09 pm | Vodafone.

Vodafone New Zealand (NZ), one of the country’s leading digital services and connectivity companies, today launches Vodafone Connect, a contact centre solution that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new cloud-based solution is designed to support organisations . More >>

Finishing Line In Sight For First Extension 350 Farmers.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 12:45 pm | Northland Inc.

Northland Inc’s award-winning Extension 350 celebrated a significant milestone this week as the project’s first three clusters approached the completion of their three-year journey of change, development, and opportunity. Farmer-led and farmer-focused, . More >>

Building For Climate Change Programme A Historic Leap Towards Zero Carbon.

A new programme, which sets a firm course for the Building and Construction sector to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is welcomed by the Sustainable Business Council (SBC). The Building for Climate Change programme announced on Friday will . More >>

Domestic Tourism Refocus Perfectly Repositions Themed Accommodation Business Up For Sale.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 11:37 am | Bayleys.

New Zealand’s new-found focus on domestic tourism as a result of Covid-19 related international travel restrictions has perfectly positioned a themed accommodation business on the market for sale. Coromandel Cottages in the township of Coromandel . More >>

Literal Upside For Papakura Building With Rooftop Car Park.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 11:34 am | Bayleys.

A low-rise commercial property with development potential, prominently-located in Papakura’s town centre on the eastern side of Great South Road, is on the market for sale by its owner, Ardmore Group Limited. Anchored by retailer Farmers – which . More >>

IDC MarketScape Names Unisys As A “Major Player” In The Era Of Multiplied Innovation.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 11:30 am | Unisys.

IDC MarketScape Names Unisys as a “Major Player” for Asia Pacific (ex. Japan) Workplace Services in the Era of Multiplied Innovation Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that the company has been positioned as a “Major Player” . More >>

100 Highlander SUVs To Help Small Businesses Recover.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 10:30 am | Toyota New Zealand.

After a nationwide call for applications, 100 small businesses from Invercargill to Kaitāia have been chosen from a total of 4000 entries to receive the free lease of a Toyota Highlander for 12 months. The Small Business Driver initiative . More >>

COVID-19 Fails To Knock Kiwi Investor Confidence, But More Disclosure Wanted.

Three months of COVID-19 lockdown and investment turmoil has done little to knock confidence in New Zealand capital markets and listed companies with overall investor sentiment very similar to 2019, an investor survey held in mid June shows. However, . More >>

Air New Zealand Jets Back To Invercargill.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 9:20 am | Air New Zealand.

Air New Zealand’s direct A320 jet service between Auckland and Invercargill resumes today. The airline’s first flight from Auckland to Invercargill lands at 12:40pm, with the return departing Invercargill at 1:25pm. The service will operate on Monday, . More >>

ASB Donates New Zealand Rugby Sponsorship To Help Kickstart Small Business.

Monday, 6 July 2020, 7:50 am | ASB.

ASB is donating its largest sponsorship asset, the All Blacks, Black Ferns and Maori All Blacks, to promote small and medium-sized New Zealand businesses in an effort to spotlight SMEs and stimulate New Zealand’s economy. The bank will create 100 . More >>

2020 Fonterra Responsible Dairying Award Winners Driving Positive Change.

Hawke’s Bay/Wairarapa farmers Nick and Nicky Dawson were named the 2020 Fonterra Responsible Dairying Award winners during the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards on Saturday night and received the John Wilson Memorial Trophy. The prestigious award More >>

2020 New Zealand Dairy Industry Award Winners Demonstrate Perfect Progression Pathway.

The 2020 Share Farmers of the Year are an outstanding example of hard work, dedication and leadership who are honest, traditional and epitomise sharemilker progression planning. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a gala dinner to announce the winners was More >>

Howler Hotdogs Wins Best Hotdog In 2020 NZ Vegan Sausage Awards.

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 4:47 pm | Howler Hotdogs.

Howler Hotdogs has taken out the top hotdog award in the New Zealand Vegan Sausage Awards. The New Zealand Vegan Sausage Awards honour the best in Kiwi plant-based sausages, recognising the growing number of people choosing plant-based diets. The . More >>

ZIWI Responds To Global Growth With $70 Million Napier Processing Kitchen.

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 4:16 pm | ZIWI.

Significant growth in global demand for its natural pet food range will see ZIWI build a new state-of-the-art processing kitchen in Awatoto, 5 kilometres south of the Napier city centre. The new 12,000 square metre production kitchen will cost More >>

Black-Market Tobacco Sidesteps $287 Million In Excise Tax.

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 4:26 am | Imperial Brands.

Year-on-year increases in consumption of illicit tobacco in New Zealand have seen illegal trade swell to 11.5% of the total market. If consumed legally, illicit products would have netted the Government $287 million in excise tax during 2019. Independent . More >>

Birds, Bees, Roses And Trees All Thriving At The Home Of Rolls-Royce.

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 4:17 am | Rolls-Royce.

Nature has thrived at the Home of Rolls-Royce during the recent lockdown Subtle changes in management of outdoor spaces reflect new awareness and appreciation of wildlife, heightened by life under pandemic restrictions The marque’s approach . More >>

Kiwi Reseller Wins Entrust Datacard Partner Award.

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 4:12 am | Entrust.

Entrust Datacard recognises Scientific Software and System Limited with Asia Pacific SSL Partner Award for 2020 Trusted identity and secure issuance providers Entrust Datacard has recognised its long-term partner in New Zealand, Scientific Software . More >>

Creating Musical Experiences For 140 Years.

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 3:40 am | Lewis Eady.

The iconic music business, Lewis Eady is celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2020. Established in 1880 by Lewis R Eady, Lewis Eady was the oldest family-owned and operated music business in Australasia until its acquisition by Chiron Group New Zealand in . More >>

ITO Combats Sector Skills Shortage Despite Rapidly Evolving Environment.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:06 pm | Careerforce.

Careerforce, the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the broader health & wellbeing sectors has released its 2019 annual report at its recent AGM. 2019 was a year of significant disruption for Careerforce with the announcement in February . More >>

Gull Holds Prices On Fuel Tax Hike Until Monday.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 3:42 pm | Gull.

Gull says despite the extra 4 cents per litre hike brought by the national petrol tax on Wednesday 1 July Gull will continue to hold the line and not raise its prices over the entire weekend until Monday 6 July , the first day of the School Holidays . More >>

Mediation Organisations Welcome Farm Debt Mediation Act.

Mediation Organisations Welcome Farm Debt Mediation Act The Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) and Resolution Institute are delighted to see the commencement of the Farm Debt Mediation Act. The Act creates the ability for farmers . More >>

Fast Track Bill For Infrastructure Approved But Water Strategy Urgently Needed.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 2:55 pm | Irrigation NZ.

IrrigationNZ is pleased to see that the Government’s bill for a short-term consenting process to fast-track projects passed in the House last night. “For far too long we have seen valuable projects fall over because of the long and laborious RMA process, . More >>

Domestic Destinations To Wander This Winter.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 2:09 pm | Webjet LTD.

The perfect destinations to “do something new” revealed School holidays are here and with international travel off the cards, Webjet reveals the best backyard breaks to enjoy this end of term – and throughout winter. Plus, to make domestic . More >>

Vodafone And Millennium Corp Appoint CEO Of Retail Joint Venture.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 12:12 pm | Vodafone NZ.

The specialist joint venture between Vodafone New Zealand and Millennium Corp, created to operate the network of 63 Vodafone New Zealand retail stores throughout Aotearoa, has recently appointed Justin Lobb as CEO. With thirteen years as CEO of Vodafone’s . More >>

Introducing Build2’s Premium Earthmoving Services To Auckland.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 11:19 am | Build2 Construction.

When it comes to planning a new construction or building project, finding an earthmoving and excavation company can be a real hassle. It can be difficult to know who to trust, which earthmoving companies will deliver the results you need, and which ones can . More >>

New Good Practice Resources On Managing Conflicts Of Interest.

No matter what your role is or how senior you are, there’s a good chance you will have a conflict of interest at some point in your working life. Managing conflicts of interest – both financial and non-financial – helps to maintain trust and . More >>

Manco Rail Multi-million Contract Win Boosts New Zealand Engineering Sector.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 9:40 am | Manco Rail.

Auckland company Manco Rail has given New Zealand’s engineering sector a multi-million dollar boost by securing a contract to supply specialised equipment for two 15 kilometre rail tunnels being built under Sydney Harbour. Manco Rail won an international tender . More >>

Rural NZ Deserve A Share Of The Infrastructure Spend – Feds.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 9:34 am | Federated Farmers.

As it divvies up the $3 billion ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure spending pie, the government should reserve a few slices for the rural areas that drive our export earnings, Federated Farmers says. “It’s understandable that the first 12 predominantly . More >>

Experienced Directors Offer Sage Advice In New Guide For Boards Managing A Crisis.

Conversations with a dozen experienced New Zealand and Australian chairs, board members and chief executives has revealed five key themes boards should consider in a crisis. Trust, relationships and agile decision-making figure highly as key . More >>

PriceSpy Warns Of Further Price Hikes In Alert Level 1.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 8:37 am | PriceSpy.

Supermarket Investment Opportunities In North Island Growth Areas.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 8:25 am | Bayleys Realty Group.

Woolworths New Zealand, Countdown Aotea, Porirua The New Zealand subsidiary of publicly-listed Australian company Woolworths Limited is selling two of its property assets, offering outstanding investment credentials given the locations and long-term leases. The . More >>

Domestic Travel Takes Off For July School Holidays.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 8:09 am | Auckland Airport.

New Zealanders are getting out and enjoying their own back yard with Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown the top destinations for passengers departing from Auckland Airport over the school holidays. July school holidays are traditionally the busiest . More >>

Newfound Launches Virtual Fintech Trade Mission To Stimulate Economic Growth In UK And Australia.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 7:28 am | Newfound.

Global expansion specialists Newfound today announced the first ever virtual fintech trade mission between the UK and the APAC region since the coronavirus shutdown. It aims to open export markets, create new jobs, and scale up opportunities for the . More >>

Kiwi Start-up Taxoshi Cuts Through Cryptocurrency Tax Complexity In Time For 7 July Filing Date.

Friday, 3 July 2020, 7:21 am | Taxoshi.

After months of development, internal testing and discussions with Inland Revenue, Taxoshi has launched to make the complicated cryptocurrency tax process a breeze. 11 years ago, a visionary going by Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin, the first decentralised . More >>

IK Multimedia Adds IRig® Keys 2 Mini To Its Mobile MIDI Keyboard Controller Series.

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 6:40 pm | IK Multimedia.

New 25-key member of IK’s controller series offers on-the-go convenience, MIDI I/O and unique audio/headphone output IK Multimedia has expanded the iRig® Keys 2 series of mobile MIDI keyboard controllers with the addition of the compact iRig Keys 2 . More >>

Stevenson Mining Disappointed Over HC Decision On Access To Stewardship Land For Te Kuha Project.

Rangitira Developments Ltd (a JV between Stevenson Holdings Ltd and Wi Pere Holdings Ltd) is disappointed with the High Court’s decision, released on 30 June, upholding a Ministerial decision declining access to stewardship land for the Te Kuha coal . More >>

June 2020 New Vehicles Sales Still Weak.

Motor Industry Association Chief Executive David Crawford says that June 2020 registrations came in at 17.5% under June 2019 with 11,514 vehicles registered, down 2,438 units on the same month this time last year. “Year to date the market is down 29.1% in . More >>

2020 Tonnellerie De Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker Of The Year Competition To Go Ahead.

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:53 pm | NZ Wine.

Emily Gaspard-Clark 2019 TdM Young Winemaker of the Year Entries are now open for the 2020 Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker of the Year Competition. Plans are well underway for the regional competitions to take place throughout September . More >>

NZ Experts On-Demand Provide Remote Support To The US Thanks To Company-X.

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 4:26 pm | Company X.

New Zealand-based technicians are directing the installation and set up of engineering machinery in the United States using hands-free voice-activated head-mounted tablet computers. Company-X is enabling clients to provide experts with on-demand and remote . More >>

AMP Wealth Management Locking In Sustainability Gains.

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:42 pm | AMP Wealth Management.

Specialist KiwiSaver provider, AMP Wealth Management New Zealand, has today announced it is a carbon neutral business, backed by its Toitū carbonzero certification that represents emissions measured, verified and offset for 2019. This represents the . More >>

Realtor Disputes More Houses Than Buyers In Auckland.

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:38 pm | Century 21 Real Estate.

A real estate boss strongly disputes the proposition there is more housing stock available for sale in Auckland than people looking to buy. This follows one leading real estate website claiming Auckland is now a buyers’ market after assessing inventory . More >>

Unlicensed Immigration Adviser Sentenced To Community Detention.

North Shore businessman Peter Woodberg has been sentenced to six months community detention, 12 months supervision and ordered to pay $5600 reparation to victims, following his guilty plea to three representative charges laid by the Immigration More >>

Third Of Kiwis Feel Less Wealthy Because Of Covid 19.

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 2:20 pm | Kiwi Wealth.

Kiwis feel less wealthy and are less confident about their future wealth prospects, the financial markets and the economy than they were just before the pandemic hit. But the effects of Covid-19 on personal finances are most keenly felt by the wealthy. . More >>

COVID-19 Cyber Threats: 10 Tips To Protect Your Business Online.

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:21 pm | NZI.

Cyber threats are one of the leading risks for small to medium-sized businesses in New Zealand— now more than ever as businesses move to more digital and remote ways of working to curb the spread of COVID-19. Andrew Beven is a specialist in cyber . More >>

Western Bay Of Plenty Leaders: Urban Form And Transport Report A Critical Step For Growth.

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 1:17 pm | SmartGrowth.

Western Bay of Plenty leaders are welcoming the release of the Urban Form and Transport Initiative (UFTI) Final Report yesterday, which outlines an optimal land use and transport programme for the western Bay of Plenty sub-region over the next 50 years . More >>

New Workplace Hazard- The Bore-Out.

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 12:22 pm | Employers Assistance Ltd.

A landmark ruling in France, has seen an employee win the equivalent of $87,000.00 for boredom or the ‘bore-out’ syndrome. Bore-out is a term identified by a pair of Swiss business men in 2007 and is reportedly the opposite of ‘burnout’ at work. Having . More >>

Unisys Achieves Amazon Web Services Managed Service Provider And Amazon Web Services Partner Status.

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:50 am | Unisys.

Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced it has maintained its membership in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program for the third year in a row and has been recognised as a member in the AWS Well-Architected . More >>

Government Funding Boost Great News For Auckland’s Billion-dollar Screen Industry.

Yesterday’s announcement of the Government’s new support package for the screen sector will provide another significant boost to Auckland’s world-class screen industry, which is already up and running following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. . More >>

Employment Indicators: Paid Jobs Week Ended 31 May 2020.

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:07 am | Statistics New Zealand.

The weekly employment indicators use the timelier and more detailed payday filing that has been available from Inland Revenue since April 2019. Our experimental series includes three measures that trade-off between quality and timeliness. For the week . More >>