Business & Markets

Auckland council appoint new Panuku director

Auckland Council has appointed leading property executive and company director David Kennedy to the board of its urban regeneration agency, Panuku Development Auckland. The council’s Appointments and Performance Review Committee approved David’s...... Read More

Waikato DHB chair: I’m not to blame for spending scandal

The head of the Waikato District Health Board says he was unaware of the scale of travel by its former chief executive, and he is angry about the spending scandal that's engulfed his DHB. Former chief executive Nigel Murray, who was on a salary of...... Read More

Digital summit to build vision for prosperous NZ

The biggest and most important international tech conference to be staged in New Zealand will be held in Auckland early next year which may pave the way for faster advances for the Kiwi economy. NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says changes and...... Read More

Safer catch-up jobs done after wet winter

Worksafe NZ is urging farmers to take extra care getting on with seasonal work and catch-up jobs delayed due to the wet winter. “Winter and the start of spring were exceptionally wet, and rain and slips may have changed the risk profile on a...... Read More

More of a decoration-free shopping experience

Some businesses won't be getting in the mood this festive season. A survey of Retail NZ members shows that just over a quarter of all retailers will not be decorating their stores for Christmas this year, while 45 per cent will be combining summer...... Read More

New role for Fonterra CEO

Global Dairy Platform (GDP) has appointed Fonterra Chief Executive Officer, Theo Spierings, as GDP chairman, effective November 16, 2017. Mr. Spierings says he is pleased to be taking on the role and playing a part in maximizing the contribution dairy...... Read More

Maori ward vote for district

The Western Bay council is to vote this week on whether it will introduce Maori ward seats to the district. The decision on whether to establish Maori wards for the 2019 local government elections will be made on Tuesday November 21 at council beginning...... Read More

Enterprising Rural Women Awards announced

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) is proud to announce the NZI Supreme winner of the Enterprising Rural Women Awards 2017, Debra Cruickshank of Tannacrieff Wines. “A truly inspiring story” is how the Awards judges captured Debra’s business...... Read More

New Zealand avocados step closer to China

New Zealand is a significant step closer towards supplying fresh avocados to Chinese consumers and opening up access to a brand new market for our growers. A series of technical discussions and the negotiation and signing of a protocol to agree export...... Read More

The rebirth of Tauranga Airport

NZ8260 was on approach to Tauranga when a wee mite called Kristie burst into the terminal and made a beeline for the automatic doors to the observation area. She pulled up short, and disappointed. “Closed indefinitely,” says the sign on...... Read More