Articles for category: Business

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Nationwide survey shows dairy farmers wintering well – DairyNZ

Results from DairyNZ’s nationwide survey highlights dairy farmers continue to focus on wintering well and caring for their animals and land, no matter the conditions. DairyNZ lead advisor Justin Kitto says he is pleased to see that the wintering survey showed significant improvements in wintering practice on previous years. “This year 74% of farmers implemented ...

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Tourism summer poised to be a cracker – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is feeling positive as all indications point to a solid summer season ahead, the second since New Zealand’s borders fully opened. A recent survey by Tourism Industry Aotearoa shows as international visitors return, 84 per cent of tourism businesses are feeling optimistic about the next few months. “That’s a major turnaround in ...

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Foodstuffs North Island and Foodstuffs South Island seek clearance to merge – ComCom

The Commerce Commission has received an application from Foodstuffs North Island Limited and Foodstuffs South Island Limited seeking clearance to merge. Foodstuffs North Island and Foodstuffs South Island operate as separate co-operatives that focus on serving the island in which they are located. They each have retail offerings under the New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four ...

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‘Blackpearl Group and Arcanum AI forge partnership, shaping future of AI innovation’

Wellington, New Zealand – Wellington-based companies Blackpearl Group (NZX:BPG) and Arcanum AI today announce their exciting new partnership that Blackpearl Group says is breaking away from the norm and redefining tech sector collaborations. While Arcanum AI helps small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) drive productivity and efficiency with its AI assistants, Blackpearl Group is a technology company ...

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Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence December 2023

The Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence Index rose 8.7 points in December to a level of 88.9. While that’s still well below average, the rise in confidence in recent months is an encouraging sign, with confidence now at its highest level in nearly two years. “Households are feeling a little more festive as we head ...

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Restaurant Association consumer survey unveils evolving dining trends and preferences

The Restaurant Association has unveiled a comprehensive analysis of consumer spending and behaviour patterns in the dining and takeaway industry through its latest consumer research data. The report, based on an online survey of 4,000 customers, reveals intriguing insights into the evolving preferences of New Zealand diners. Key Findings: Increased Expenditure: On average diners claimed ...

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Financial Independence to merge with ICIB Brokerweb Tauranga branch

Financial Independence, Bay of Plentys’ leading privately owned insurance brokering business, and ICIB Brokerweb, a leading New Zealand wide insurance brokering business, are pleased to announce their merger to form ICIB Financial Independence. The newly formed subsidiary of ICIB Brokerweb will continue to provide clients with a full suite of general, life & health risk ...