Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Business News

  • Pre-pay funeral lesson from rest home case

    15:23 | 26/11/14
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    A case where a man’s body was left in a rest home for more than a day because his family couldn’t afford to get him cremated is a perfect example of the importance of advanced planning and pre-paying for funerals, says the Funeral Directors Association. more»
  • CORRECT: Retail electricity margins unsustainably high

    15:17 | 26/11/14
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    Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Electricity companies' margins on retail electricity tariffs are unsustainably high and will spur ongoing competition in the sector, to the detriment of companies like Genesis Energy, which is heavily skewed towards a residential customer ... more»
  • Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast, shares rise

    15:07 | 26/11/14
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    Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, said annual profit may rise as much as 44 percent on increased sales and lower costs. The shares rose to a six-year high.  more»
  • Orion rebuild on track for completion by 2019

    15:00 | 26/11/14
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    Orion has met another milestone in restoring resilience and reliability to Christchurch's electricity network with construction recently starting on a high voltage underground cable loop around the north of Christchurch. This is another big step in Orion's ... more»
  • thl upgrades profit forecast and moves to growth phase

    14:54 | 26/11/14
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    At the company’s Annual Meeting today thl announced an upgrade in full year profit expectations.  more»
  • Introducing a NEW Club Cheddar range from Moondarra

    14:40 | 26/11/14
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    A delicious new addition to the Moondarra cheese range is guaranteed to get tastebuds tingling.  more»
  • MRP rejects carbon farmer's carbon unit top-up claim

    14:36 | 26/11/14
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    Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - MightyRiverPower has claimed in the High Court it shouldn’t have to pay for carbon units issued for years prior to the start of its contract with New Zealand Carbon Farming in 2013, which it entered as part of its effort to ... more»
  • Countdown is on to Five Ship Extravaganza

    14:34 | 26/11/14
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    One year out from its historic five ship spectacular in Sydney Harbour, P&O Cruises has revealed that entertainment across its expanded fleet will take a bold new direction with dreamlike party nights and innovative new offerings set to transform each ship ... more»
  • Renew your rego to July and save money

    14:32 | 26/11/14
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    Media Release: 26 NOVEMBER 2014 Renew your rego to July and save money Vehicle owners shouldn’t renew their vehicle licences (“rego”) for 12 months, in order to save money ahead of forthcoming reductions in ACC levies, consumer groups say. more»
  • Smartpay 1H profit rises 70% on currency benefit, epay

    14:26 | 26/11/14
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    Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Smartpay, the listed payments terminal supplier, posted a 70 percent gain in first-half profit as it benefited from currency movements and revenue from its partnership with Euronet Worldwide's epay unit. more»
  • App celebrates first year with encouraging growth

    13:51 | 26/11/14
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    Kiwi-owned safety app Get Home Safe has had a bumper first year in business exceeding its predicted downloads by thousands and an “encouraging” amount of interest from corporate clients looking to adapt the service. more»
  • Retail electricity margins unsustainably high, broker says

    13:45 | 26/11/14
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    Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - Electricity companies' margins on retail electricity tariffs are unsustainably high and will spur ongoing competition in the sector, to the detriment of companies like Genesis Energy, which is heavily skewed towards a residential customer ... more»
  • 2014 Fitness Industry Awards Winners Announced

    13:42 | 26/11/14
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    After seeing the largest, and most competitive field of entrants to date, the winners for the 2014 Fitness Industry Awards Auckland were announced at a sold out ceremony on Saturday 22nd November at the Sir Paul Reeves Building in Auckland. The 2014 winners ... more»
  • Retired RNZAF Air Vice-Marshal to Head Lockheed Martin NZ

    13:39 | 26/11/14
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    CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 26, 2014 - Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) announced today that retired Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Air Vice-Marshal Graham Lintott was selected to serve as Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin’s ... more»
  • Europe patent for colorectal cancer prognostic technology

    13:35 | 26/11/14
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    The European Intellectual Property Office which operates across 38 countries including all European Union members, has awarded Pacific Edge a patent for its colorectal cancer prognostic technology.  more»
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