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“Made in New Zealand” bee pollen was Chinese

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on “Made in New Zealand” bee pollen was Chinese

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: “Made in New Zealand” bee pollen was Chinese “Made in New Zealand” bee pollen was Chinese 19 May 2017 A health supplement company and its owner have been fined a total of $526,500 for breaching the Fair Trading Act by claiming bee pollen was New Zealand-made, […]

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Weekly Overview 18 May 2017

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Banking and Finance, BNZ Economist Tony Alexander, Business, Economy, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Weekly Overview 18 May 2017

MIL OSI – Source: BNZ Economist Tony Alexander – Analysis: Headline: Weekly Overview 18 May 2017 Thursday May 18th 2017 Data this week show housing turnover falling but household retail spending accelerating. We look at the numbers and consider implications for some property prices of an over-supply of sub-dividable sections in Auckland and the role […]

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Ethnic diversity projected to rise

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Economy, Public Sector, Statistics New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Ethnic diversity projected to rise

MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Ethnic diversity projected to rise National Ethnic Population Projections: 2013(base)–2038 (update)  –  Media Release New Zealand’s population is projected to increase by about 1 million in the next 20 years, with all major ethnic groups growing, Stats NZ said today. The ‘European or Other’ group is […]

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Consumers of broadband and mobile services get better value for money

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Consumers of broadband and mobile services get better value for money

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Consumers of broadband and mobile services get better value for money Consumers of broadband and mobile services get better value for money 18 May 2017 New Zealand consumers are receiving increased value for money across a range of telecommunications services, the Commerce Commission’s latest annual telecommunications […]

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Extra emergency ambulance resources will really help rural NZ

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, ambulance, Business, Dr Martin London, emergency medical services, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release, Press Release Service, RHAANZ, rural NZ  /  Comments Off on Extra emergency ambulance resources will really help rural NZ

MIL OSI – Wellington – Emergency ambulance crews are under greater pressure in remote areas of New Zealand as ambulance staff should provide more robust emergency response services, a rural health leader says. The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ) welcomes the recent announcement that nearly 400 new emergency ambulance roles will be created over […]

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Trade trip to Japan great boost for NZ tech exporters

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, agritech, Bill English, Business, Exporters, Graeme Muller, Japan, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Press Release, Press Release Service  /  Comments Off on Trade trip to Japan great boost for NZ tech exporters

MIL OSI – Auckland – New Zealand tech exporters are likely to benefit from an accelerating market in Japan following this coming week’s economic and trade trip lead by Prime Minister Bill English, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Japan is a major trading partner with New Zealand with $6.4 billion traded between both countries […]

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Don’t click strange links to avoid cyber-attack – NZTech

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Business, CERT, cyber-attacks, Graeme Muller, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release, Press Release Service, ransom ware  /  Comments Off on Don’t click strange links to avoid cyber-attack – NZTech

MIL OSI – Auckland – The largest ever ransomware attack in the world has been hitting computer systems of private and public organisations in hundreds of countries, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. Spread via phishing emails where an email that appears to come from someone people know encourages them to open an attachment or […]

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Producer prices continue to climb

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Economy, Public Sector, Statistics New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Producer prices continue to climb

MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Producer prices continue to climb Business Price Indexes: March 2017 quarter  –  Media Release Producer output prices rose 1.4 percent in the March 2017 quarter, while input prices rose 0.8 percent, Stats NZ said today. In the March quarter, producer output prices were influenced by higher prices received for dairy […]

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New Taranaki Operations Centre opens in New Plymouth

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, New Zealand Post, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on New Taranaki Operations Centre opens in New Plymouth

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Post – Release/Statement Headline: New Taranaki Operations Centre opens in New Plymouth New Zealand Post’s new Taranaki Operations Centre officially opens today at Smart Road, Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth (Monday 15 May). A 2,500m² building, it will serve as an overnight courier and parcels processing and mail distribution hub for […]

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Teen birth rate halves since 2008

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Economy, Public Sector, Statistics New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Teen birth rate halves since 2008

MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Teen birth rate halves since 2008 Births and Deaths: Year ended December 2016  –  Media Release The teen birth rate has dropped each year since 2008, Stats NZ said today. In 2016, the rate was 16 births per 1,000 women aged 15–19 years – half the […]

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Media release: Conference drives growth in New Zealand’s ethnically diverse business community

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  @EPICNZ, 24/7 News, Business, Communities, epic, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on Media release: Conference drives growth in New Zealand’s ethnically diverse business community

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Media release: Conference drives growth in New Zealand’s ethnically diverse business community 15 May 2017 – The Office of Ethnic Communities is excited to announce this years’ Ethnic People in Commerce (EPIC) NZ conference, to be held in Auckland on 30 […]

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Apple Awards Corning First Advanced Manufacturing Fund Investment

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Apple News, Business, Tech News  /  Comments Off on Apple Awards Corning First Advanced Manufacturing Fund Investment

MIL OSI – Source: Apple News Headline: Apple Awards Corning First Advanced Manufacturing Fund Investment $200M Investment Supports Revolutionary Glass Production Methods HARRODSBURG, Kentucky — May 12, 2017 — Apple® today announced Corning Incorporated will receive $200 million from Apple’s new Advanced Manufacturing Fund as part of the company’s commitment to foster innovation among American […]

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Car sales stay in top gear

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Economy, Public Sector, Statistics New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Car sales stay in top gear

MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Car sales stay in top gear Retail Trade Survey: March 2017 quarter  –  Media Release Car sales surged in the first quarter of 2017, driving an increase in total retail trade sales, Stats NZ said today.  After adjusting for seasonal effects, the motor-vehicles industry had a record 5.9 percent increase […]

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Throwing ants off the scent: Plant & Food Research

Published By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Conservation, Consumer Issues, Environment, Plant and Food New Zealand, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Throwing ants off the scent: Plant & Food Research

MIL OSI – Source: Plant and Food New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Throwing ants off the scent: Plant & Food Research 12 May 2017 Scientists at Plant & Food Research, B3 (Better Border Biosecurity) and the University of Auckland have been researching Argentine ants to determine how odour and physical cues help them to forage […]

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Cheaper party foods but healthy food prices rise

Published By   /  May 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Economy, Public Sector, Statistics New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Cheaper party foods but healthy food prices rise

MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Cheaper party foods but healthy food prices rise Food Price Index: April 2017  –  Media Release The cost of grocery foods fell in April, partly countered by higher prices for vegetables, Stats NZ said today. Overall, food prices fell 0.8 percent in April 2017. “The cost of throwing a party fell […]

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Bright future for NZ businesses embracing AI

Published By   /  May 11, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, AI, Business, Graeme Muller, Make Lemonade Media, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, NZTech, Press Release Service, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Bright future for NZ businesses embracing AI

MIL OSI – Source: MakeLemonade.nz Auckland – The future is looking bright for New Zealand businesses when they begin integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and new technologies into products, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. A recent United States survey found 80 percent of consumers are excited about the way AI and machine learning will change their […]

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Retailers put on alert about using misleading pricing

Published By   /  May 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Commerce Commission, Consumer Issues, Press Release, Private Sector  /  Comments Off on Retailers put on alert about using misleading pricing

MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Retailers put on alert about using misleading pricing Retailers put on alert about using misleading pricing 11 May 2017 The Commerce Commission is today publishing an open letter to retailers, highlighting pricing practices which might breach the law, and offering guidance on how to avoid them. […]

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Grocery and liquor retailing lift card spending in April

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Economy, Public Sector, Statistics New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Grocery and liquor retailing lift card spending in April

MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Grocery and liquor retailing lift card spending in April Electronic Card Transactions: April 2017  –  Media Release Retail spending using electronic cards was $5 billion in April 2017, up $218 million (4.5 percent) from April 2016, Stats NZ said today.  When adjusted for seasonal effects, monthly retail card spending rose 1.1 percent […]

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Guest nights fall in March as Easter moves

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Economy, Public Sector, Statistics New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Guest nights fall in March as Easter moves

MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Guest nights fall in March as Easter moves Accommodation Survey: March 2017  –  Media Release Guest nights in March 2017 dropped 3.1 percent compared with March 2016, as Easter moved from March last year to April this year, Stats NZ said today. The Easter effect was most […]

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Dairy herd up in North Island but down in South Island

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Economy, Public Sector, Statistics New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Dairy herd up in North Island but down in South Island

MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Dairy herd up in North Island but down in South Island Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2016 (final)  –  Media Release After a decrease in 2015, the dairy cattle number increased 2 percent in 2016 to reach 6.6 million, Stats NZ said today.  However, this was not back […]

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