Industries

Beervana lures more visitors from afar

Beervana

Out-of-towners lured to Wellington for the Beervana festival have risen to about 43 per cent of participants, up from 35 per cent last year.

Slowdown behind job losses

magnifying glass dollar

Employee who lost jobs at an engineering business are the latest causalities of a slowdown across the industry.

CCHL defends cost for port shares

Lyttelton Port

Christchurch City Holdings likely had to pay a "significant premium" to Port Otago for shares it held in Lyttelton Port Company, an independent report says.

Eight southern pubs on market

drinking

One of the South Island's biggest hospitality and gambling groups has put its entire portfolio of eight bars and restaurants up for sale.

Tourists boost room rates

Hotel room, Christchurch

A return of tourists to the country over the past year has seen the average price of a night in a hotel rise to $157 a person.

Jetstar over bumpy NZ start

Jetstar New Zealand was attracting more business customers, thanks to its improved standards of reliability, the company says.

Ex-NZTA man fails to get job back

Gavel

A former policeman's efforts to get his job back as a senior officer at the NZ Transport Agency have fallen short.

A highway to jobs

Goodman Contractor digger

Kapiti roading company Goodman Contractors has more than doubled its workforce over the past 12 months as work ramps up on the MacKays to Peka Peka expressway project.

Mighty River fraud prosecuted

mighty river power launch

A former electrical engineer at the firm's Southdown power station has been charged with a $2 million fraud.

Spark exits New York stock exchange

simon moutter

Spark has deregistered its shares in the United States after trading fell to less than 5 per cent.

Record fine for car sales

New cars

Auckland company and its former director cop record fines totalling $250,000 for illegal vehicle sales.

Big task ahead for panel

Auckland skyline

An independent hearings panel will consider Auckland Unitary Plan submissions on more than 74 topics.

Port safety denounced

Brad Fletcher

Lyttelton Port workers were reportedly jump-starting machinery when colleague fell to death.

Online engagement essential to B2B success

Owen Scott

OPINION: If you are not engaging buyers with useful information - mostly online - you are simply not part of the conversation.

Port board supports takeover

Lyttelton Port

Lyttelton Port board recommends shareholders accept a $3.95 a share takeover offer from Christchurch City Holdings.

Mall owner may float or sell

Man in a shopping mall

Kiwi retail assets attract global attention, increasing the likelihood Scentre will sell or float a stake in its NZ malls.

Time right for APN listing

apn

Publisher APN News & Media has picked a good time to consider listing its New Zealand subsidiary, a fund manager says.

Startup takes on IT giants

Jason Gleason

NZ data management startup Eight Wire officially launches in the US where it'll take on industry big boys.

Allied Farmers back in black

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Allied said the focus for the coming year would be to continue to grow the livestock business.

Kiwis buying more offshore

Online shopping cart

Online purchases from overseas sites rose 11 per cent from July last year while domestic online sales grew by just 5 per cent.

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