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Opinion: Government has role to play in finding horticulture workers

OPINION: If ever there was an industry that exemplifies New Zealand's ambition to grow our export-led wealth, it is horticulture.2019 will be a significant year for New Zealand horticulture because exports are forecast to exceed... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand

New Zealand's most isolated bach up for sale

If Waiheke Island is becoming a tad crowded for you these days, then you might want to consider buying one of New Zealand's most isolated baches.The two-bedroom cottage Kidney Fern is now for sale on remote Stewart Island, located... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Stewart Island, Waiheke Island

This is what a workday looks like for a CEO who runs his entire 40-employee tech company from a farm in New Zealand

Christian Mairoll is the CEO of Emsisoft — a company with no offices, where every single employee works remotely.  Mairoll now lives in New Zealand, where he manages employees in the U.S. and Europe in the early morning, and employees in Asia in the late afternoon. During midday, his work quiets down, so he'll take time to check on his sheep and chickens, do some gardening with his wife, or even go to the beach. For people looking to start a remote company, Mairoll advises them to hire emplo...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, Russia, Trends, Austria, New Zealand, Siberia, Silicon Valley, Marie Kondo, Emsisoft, Mairoll, Christian Mairoll, New Zealand Mairoll, Silicon Valley Ultimately Mairoll

Luxury liners: Battle is on to attract the '1-percenters'

The battle for big-spending cruise passengers around New Zealand is heating up with the debut of the newest ultra luxury boutique ships in Auckland today and plans by a rival company to bring what it calls the "most luxurious ship... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Auckland

China lashes out at the US after Huawei got caught in a security firestorm that's getting worse by the day

Chinese tech giant Huawei is having a nightmare week. Huawei is reportedly facing a criminal investigation in the US over suspicions it stole trade secrets, lawmakers are trying to stifle the firm, and it is being blocked from helping build 5G networks. China is lashing out, accusing the US of "McCarthyism" and saying it is "using every possible state apparatus to suppress and block" Chinese tech firms. Reclusive CEO Ren Zhengfei said this week that Huawei has had "no serious security incident...
Tags: Google, Energy, UK, China, Germany, US, America, Trends, Pennsylvania, Rick Perry, New Zealand, University of Oxford, Donald Trump, Huawei, Doj, Wall Street Journal

NZ shares follow Asian markets higher

New Zealand shares followed Asian markets higher on renewed hopes for a resolution to the US-China trade tensions. Trading was light with few local drivers.The S&P/NZX 50 index rose 19.9 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 9077.71. Within... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Nz, US China

NZ dollar heading for weekly slide as outlook weakens

The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 1 per cent slide against its US counterpart this week as investors see improving prospects there but potential headwinds here.The kiwi was trading at 67.61 US cents at 5pm from 67.60 late yesterday... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, New Zealand, Nz

'May contain hair': Hell launches 'Unruly Tourist' pizza

Hell Pizza is capitalising on the hype surrounding the much-maligned British family visiting New Zealand with the launch of a new pizza. A billboard which has just gone live at Victoria Park trumpets the limited edition "Unruly... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Victoria Park

NZ manufacturing activity hits highest level since April

New Zealand's manufacturing activity hit its highest level since April in December and while activity in 2018 was weaker than it has been during the past two years, it was still above average.The seasonally adjusted PMI for December... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Nz

Air New Zealand scoops two prizes in Air Transport World awards

Air New Zealand has won international awards for its environmental initiatives and its SkyCouch seats in what it describes as an unprecedented double at "Oscars of the airline industry".In the Air Transport World Airline Industry... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Air Transport World, Air Transport World Airline Industry

Many would rather talk to an app than a person, Vodafone boss says

"There will be no closures of New Zealand call centres as an outcome of this process," Vodafone NZ boss Jason Paris told the Herald this morning as the telco's restructure continues.His reassurance, of sorts, comes after Paris... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Paris, Vodafone, New Zealand, Herald, Jason Paris, Vodafone NZ

Matthew Hooton: Is Jacinda Ardern on board with the Winston Peters Reset?

COMMENT: The Ardern Government is carrying out the most radical repositioning of New Zealand's foreign policy since the nuclear-ships dispute with the US and UK in the 1980s and the start in the 1990s of what became the "Four Firsts"... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, US, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Matthew Hooton, Winston Peters Reset

Faith evident in commercial property

Investor confidence in New Zealand's commercial property market is at a two-year high, new research shows.Colliers International's latest quarterly survey found national commercial property investor confidence reached a net positive... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Colliers International

NZ shares get further lift from positive offshore markets

New Zealand shares rose as sentiment continued to benefit from positive offshore leads. Genesis Energy, A2 Milk and Synlait Milk gained.The S&P/NZX 50 index rose 50.37 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 9,077.81. Within the index, 26 stocks... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Nz, Genesis Energy

NZ dollar extends decline amid mixed data

The New Zealand dollar weakened amid mixed signals on the local economy and as investors grow more positive on the prospects for a less-painful departure for the UK from the European Union.The kiwi was trading at 67.60 US cents... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, US, European Union, New Zealand, Nz

Warning for business travellers as hotel rates head up

Hotel rates are forecast to head up on both sides of the Tasman this year, hitting corporate travellers hard.FCM Travel Solutions says extra demand from the travel boom is set to push up average room rates in New Zealand by 2 per... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, FCm Travel Solutions

United States air traffic controllers warn flying less safe, New Zealand colleagues lend support

Air traffic controllers in the United States warn that flying is less safe because of the partial government shutdown which means they are working for no pay.The warning comes as their counterparts in New Zealand say the shutdown... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, United States, New Zealand

NZ dollar weakens as Brexit saga enters next stage

The New Zealand dollar weakened as strong earnings in the US improved sentiment there and investors prepared for further delay in setting the terms for the UK's departure from the European Union.The kiwi was trading at 67.81 US... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, US, New Zealand, Brexit, Nz

A2 Milk leads NZ shares higher

New Zealand shares rose, buoyed by steady gains in overseas market and a better than expected result from the latest dairy auction overnight.The S&P/NZX 50 index rose 62.86 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 9,027,44 – its first close... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Nz

New Zealand dollar little changed amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty

The New Zealand dollar is little changed after the British parliament defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan by a historic 230 votes, leaving financial markets with continuing uncertainty as to how the situation will play... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Theresa May, New Zealand

Riding the RV revolution, Outdoorsy fuels up with $50 million in fresh funding

Outdoorsy is building for the road ahead. The three-year-old company, which connects customers with underused RVs and other trucks big enough to camp in overnight, just raised $50 million in Series C funding led by Greenspring Associates, with participation from earlier backers Aviva Ventures, Altos Ventures, AutoTech Ventures and Tandem Capital. That puts its total funding, in less than year’s time, at $75 million. (We’d separately reported on its $25 million Series B round last February. It...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Ecommerce, Europe, Yosemite, Australia, Tech, Austin, Automotive, New Zealand, Venture Capital, Aviva, Bay Area, Greenspring Associates, Cavin, Altos Ventures

H&M announces third Auckland store

H&M has announced it will open a third store in Auckland.The third Auckland store will open in Botany Town Centre in the autumn.H&M New Zealand sales manager Daniel Lattemann said the Swedish retailer was excited to bring a store... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Auckland, Botany Town Centre, Daniel Lattemann

Long-serving cryptocurrency exchange forced offline, hackers blamed

One of the internet’s longest serving digital asset exchanges, Cryptopia, claims to have been hit by a debilitating hack. After a full day of unscheduled maintenance outages, the NZ-based cryptocurrency exchange posted an official statement, explaining it had suffered “a security breach which resulted in significant losses.” According to Cryptopia, both New Zealand police and its high tech crimes unit are jointly investigating the matter, which they are treating “as a major crime.” pic.twitter.c...
Tags: Startups, New Zealand, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Nz, Hard Fork, Cryptopia

Lime e-scooters to be reviewed after Switzerland brake issues

Lime's e-scooters in New Zealand will be assessed after the Switzerland fleet had to be pulled due to issues with brakes.Lime's entire fleet will be reviewed and any e-scooters found to be unsafe will be pulled from the streets,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Switzerland

A2 Milk, Kathmandu rise on quiet trading day

New Zealand shares drifted in quiet trading after US stocks ended in the red. Spark slid while A2 Milk helped shore up the index.The S&P/NZX 50 index fell 3.97 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 8,964.58. Within the index, 23 stocks fell,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, New Zealand, Kathmandu, red Spark

NZ dollar nudges higher ahead of key Brexit vote

The New Zealand dollar rose a little after somewhat better-than-expected business sentiment data but investors' main focus is the key vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan due 8am tomorrow New Zealand time.The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Theresa May, New Zealand, Nz

Kiwi media company Stuff for sale

From the moment Nine and Fairfax announced their merger, it was clear that Stuff wasn't part of the plans for the future of the joint enterprise. Speculation that the company would slice off the New Zealand arm has been confirmed... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Fairfax

Tenants in $1200 per week Auckland 'executive' home win $4k payout, landlord warned

Tenants paying $1200/week for an executive property in an affluent Auckland suburb won $4000 and a reprimand for their absentee, offshore landlord about obligations under New Zealand law.The Tenancy Tribunal awarded St Johns tenant... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Auckland, St Johns

Shares inch up as investors tread water

New Zealand shares inched higher in quiet trading as investors await news from offshore. Kathmandu recovered some of its recent losses.The S&P/NZX 50 index rose 8.97 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 8968.55. Within the index, 21 stocks... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Kathmandu

Up in smoke: Kiwi cannabis firm in liquidation as founders battle

The highly speculative cannabis sector has claimed its first New Zealand casualty. Kiwi cannabis firm Medicann, founded in March last year, has been placed into liquidation, with BDO's Paul Manning appointed as the liquidator. The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Bdo, Paul Manning, MediCann

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