Thursday, 20 February 2020

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  • Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Goes Alcohol-Free in World First

    10:38 | 19/2/20
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    Christchurch, Wednesday 19 February 2020: Today, family-owned Kiwi winery Giesen launches the world’s first alcohol-removed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The landmark innovation will allow discerning Sauvignon Blanc consumers around the world to enjoy ... more»
  • LIC Seeks Shareholder Support To Acquire 50% Stake In Leading Global Agritech Company.

    10:21 | 19/2/20
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    LIC to seek shareholder approval to acquire 50% stake for $108.7 million in Israeli agritech company Afimilk. The investment will strengthen LIC’s ability to deliver superior herd improvement services and agritech to its farmers. The proposed 50% ... more»
  • XE Morning Update

    09:51 | 19/2/20
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    The Kiwi opens at 0.6383 Risk is definitely off the table today, and flights to safe haven currencies are on the menu. As ever, it is the wider backdrop of Coronavirus which has caused the sell off. Specifically we had Apple review their revenue guidance, ... more»
  • Corona Virus Impacts Transport Industry

    09:31 | 19/2/20
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    China’s shutdowns to control corona virus are impacting New Zealand trucking companies which carry exports like logs and meat to ports or Chinese imports to New Zealand warehouses and retailers. “It’s potentially going to get worse quickly,” says ... more»
  • Go with Tourism kicks off nationwide roll-out

    09:26 | 19/2/20
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    Go with Tourism, a job connector platform and workforce development programme for the tourism industry, kicks off its nationwide roll-out next week in Canterbury and will continue to launch in a new region every month until April 2021. more»
  • Spark New Zealand Delivers Strongest Revenue Growth In Three Years

    09:10 | 19/2/20
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      Spark New Zealand today announced revenue growth of 4.0% to $1,824 million for the half year to 31 December 2019. This was achieved through particularly strong performance in mobile, with high-margin mobile service revenue up 5.5%, translating ... more»
  • Fletcher Building Announces FY20 Half Year Results And Dividend

    08:57 | 19/2/20
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    Revenue of $3,961 million, in line with market conditions EBIT before significant items of $219 million, compared to $248 million in HY19 [1] Net Profit After Tax of $82 million, compared to $89 million in HY19 Balance sheet remains strong, with ... more»
  • New Zealand's Turn For The Worse On Financial Transparency

    08:53 | 19/2/20
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    New Zealand, along with Japan, has made the largest turn for the worse between 2018 and 2020 among 133 countries on the Index of Financial Security released today by the Tax Justice Network. The change is in the Index's category of Integrity of Tax ... more»
  • New Investment To Fast Track Kiwi Pod Hotel’s International Expansion

    08:20 | 19/2/20
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    A popular Kiwi pod-hotel chain is set for a period of rapid expansion following its partial sale to one of Australasia’s largest hospitality and experiences brands. Jucy Snooze QTown exterior Under the new joint venture agreement, 50% of Jucy Snooze ... more»
  • Ten Largest Unicorns In The World Worth Close To $550bn

    07:59 | 19/2/20
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    When the term unicorn emerged back in 2013, there were no more than forty private companies with a market valuation of one billion dollars in the world. Over the last seven years, the number of these financial giants enlarged 15 times and jumped to ... more»
  • Update To Air New Zealand’s Elton John Fare Flexibility

    07:54 | 19/2/20
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    Air New Zealand has introduced further fare flexibility following the postponement of Sir Elton John’s final Auckland concerts to January 2021. As a gesture of goodwill, concert-goers no longer requiring travel to Auckland in the coming days can have ... more»
  • New Christchurch Subdivisions Designed With Work-Life Balance In Mind

    16:18 | 18/2/20
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    Two new Christchurch subdivisions are tapping into the growing desire for balance between work and play among local residents. Homeowners looking to build new houses in Christchurch are increasingly seeking a combination of factors that includes easy ... more»
  • Air New Zealand Announces Capacity Adjustments On Shanghai And Hong Kong Routes

    16:03 | 18/2/20
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    Air New Zealand advises that it will be reducing capacity on its Shanghai route throughout April, and Hong Kong route throughout April and May as a result of the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on customer demand. Shanghai services are currently ... more»
  • Waitemata DHB moves to grow its Maori workforce

    15:48 | 18/2/20
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    Waitemata DHB is thought to be the first district health board in the country to create a role designed specifically to recruit more Maori into its workforce.  more»
  • Accenture Adds New SAP Capabilities in Australia and NZ

    15:44 | 18/2/20
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    SYDNEY, Australia; Feb 18, 2020 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Icon Integration , a privately held Australian technology consultancy that provides SAP digital supply chain solutions and services as well as specialised business intelligence (BI) solutions ... more»
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