Sherson Willis scales up senior team with new hire Sam Barry
Tuesday 21 February, 2023
Sherson Willis continues to expands its senior team with the hire of Sam Barry as Senior Associate.
Eastland Group and shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti announce sale of Eastland Network to Firstgas Group, owned by Igneo Infrastructure Partners, for $260 million
Tuesday 22 November, 2022
Firstgas Group (Firstgas), owned by Igneo Infrastructure Partners (Igneo), will buy 100% of Eastland Network for $260m.
Sherson Willis announces strategic new hire to enhance financial and government capabilities
Thursday 17 November, 2022
Sherson Willis further strengthens its senior team with the strategic hire of Sam Durbin as Associate Director.
Record graduation rate a testament to genomics
Sunday 6 November, 2022
Twenty-seven young bulls join LIC’s Premier Sires teams in time for peak mating period.
Sherson Willis strengthens senior team and expands presence into Wellington
Thursday 15 September, 2022
Sherson Willis continues to strengthen its senior team with the promotion of Jamie Johl to Associate Director and the hire of Genevieve Maindonald as Senior Associate.
Farmers are one step closer to breeding more climate-friendly cows as first year of methane research shows promising results
Friday 19 August, 2022
New research has confirmed bulls’ genetics play a role in how much methane they emit, highlighting the potential for farmers to breed low methane-emitting cows in the future.
Fisher Funds acquires Kiwi Wealth business
Monday 15 August, 2022
Kiwi Group Holdings Limited (KGHL) today announced the sale of Kiwi Wealth to Fisher Funds for NZ$310 million.
DCI Data Centers commences construction on Auckland’s largest data centre, set to inject another $400 million into local economy
Friday 5 August, 2022
DCI Data Centers (DCI), a fully-owned portfolio company of Brookfield, has officially commenced construction on what is set to be one of New Zealand’s largest cloud data centres when complete.
New research: Businesses supportive of net zero target and believe tech will be key to achieve it
Thursday 28 July, 2022
New research commissioned by Salesforce and conducted by Access Partnership shows that New Zealand businesses are supportive of net zero target.
End of methyl bromide use now in sight – safe and environmentally sustainable alternative approved for use in New Zealand from today
Friday 22 July, 2022
35 years since New Zealand pledged to end the use of methyl bromide there is now a viable, safer and environmentally sustainable replacement for methyl bromide.
Eastland Group and Trust Tairāwhiti announce plan to sell Eastland Network to fund investment in energy transformation and community wellbeing
Thursday 23 June, 2022
Eastland Group and sole shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti say right time to unlock value from the company’s successful growth to transform for the future.
FSNI launches dashboard to report progress against Commerce Commission market study recommendations as part of accountability commitment
Wednesday 20 April, 2022
FSNI has launched a reporting dashboard to publicly track progress against the Commerce Commission's recommendations in the final report on its market study into the retail grocery sector.
Rua Bioscience launches its first medicine in New Zealand
Tuesday 19 April, 2022
Rua Bioscience, has today launched its first medicine, marking a significant milestone for New Zealand patients, prescribers and the medicinal cannabis industry.
Sherson Willis bolsters team capability with three promotions and new hire
Tuesday 22 March, 2022
Sherson Willis has recently bolstered its team capability with the promotions of Hannah Raos and Alexandra Golder to Senior Associate positions and Ella Proude to Associate.
Salesforce commits to training 400 New Zealanders in digital skills
Thursday 17 March, 2022
Salesforce today announced its commitment to train 400 New Zealanders in Salesforce skills through its support of Mission Ready and an expansion of its relationship with TupuToa.
FSNI committed to improving outcomes for New Zealanders as a result of Commerce Commission’s market study on retail grocery sector
Monday 7 March, 2022
The Commerce Commission has today published its final report on its market study into the retail grocery sector.
DNA technology used to better predict an animal’s performance now available to dairy farmers
Monday 7 March, 2022
Kiwi farmers can now identify their superior cows before they start milking thanks to a new service provided by herd improvement co-operative LIC.
FSNI provides update on Action Plan ahead of grocery sector market study final report
Wednesday 23 February, 2022
Foodstuffs North Island (FSNI) has today provided an update on progress against its action plan to deliver better outcomes for New Zealand consumers.
Meet New Zealand’s coolest cows
Wednesday 23 February, 2022
It’s been a hot summer and we’re not the only ones feeling the heat. As temperatures rise globally, heat stress is becoming more common in our national dairy herd too.
Sherson Willis Joins FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications Affiliate Network
Tuesday 15 February, 2022
Auckland-based corporate affairs firm Sherson Willis has announced it has become FTI Consulting’s strategic communications affiliate in New Zealand.
Cow wearable technology bringing Kiwi farmers closer to their cows
Tuesday 21 December, 2021
Manawatu dairy farmer Jared Whittfield uses CowManager’s ear sensor technology to monitor his herd.
FSNI Final Submission to Commerce Commission Draft Report on Retail Grocery Sector shows more extreme remedies will not produce better outcomes for New Zealanders
Monday 6 December, 2021
Foodstuffs North Island (FSNI) has now provided its final submission on the Commerce Commission’s market study draft report into the retail grocery sector.
Foodstuffs North Island to update on action plan at Commerce Commission conference on market study into retail grocery sector
Tuesday 19 October, 2021
Ahead of the Commerce Commission’s consultation conference, Foodstuffs North Island has provided a summary of the key points it will be making at the conference.
Fisher Funds acquires Aon New Zealand KiwiSaver Scheme and Master Trust businesses
Monday 4 October, 2021
Fisher Funds is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement to acquire Aon New Zealand’s superannuation business, which encompasses the Aon New Zealand KiwiSaver scheme and Master Trust.
Rua Bioscience receives licence to manufacture (GMP), produces first product; on track to deliver revenue
Monday 27 September, 2021
Rua Bioscience has received Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification from Medsafe, enabling the company to start the manufacture its first medicinal cannabis product, a cannabinoid (CBD) oil.
New sexed semen lab opens to meet growing demand
Wednesday 22 September, 2021
The number of New Zealand dairy cows mated to sexed semen is set to double this year.
Foodstuffs North Island Submits Response to Commerce Commission Draft Report on Retail Grocery Sector
Monday 13 September, 2021
Foodstuffs North Island (FSNI) has submitted its response to the Commerce Commission’s draft report on its market study into the retail grocery sector.
$1.2 billion Sleepyhead Estate at Ohinewai receives resource consents for Foam Factory
Tuesday 24 August, 2021
Resource consents for The Comfort Group’s Ohinewai Foam Factory have been granted by the Expert Consenting Panel (ECP), under the Government’s fast-track consenting process.
Generation Rent research: is home ownership an unattainable dream for most young Kiwis?
Tuesday 17 August, 2021
The Kiwi dream of home ownership is still alive, but it’s becoming harder to make a reality for most younger New Zealanders.
Three million New Zealanders support mandatory KiwiSaver, latest research reveals
Tuesday 27 July, 2021
The Financial Services Council has released new research looking at what New Zealanders think about the scheme, the role it plays in their retirement preparedness, and where it needs to head.
Auckland Racing Club and Counties Racing Club to proceed with merger
Friday 9 July, 2021
Auckland Racing Club (ARC) and Counties Racing Club (CRC) are to merge after members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the clubs amalgamating.
Scientist behind world-leading animal evaluation work recognised
Wednesday 7 July, 2021
LIC Science Leader, Bevin Harris, was recognised at the 2021 Primary Industries New Zealand Awards for his pioneering work in animal evaluation.
Fisher Funds appoints new Chief Investment Officer
Thursday 1 July, 2021
Fisher Funds is delighted to announce the appointment of Ashley Gardyne as its new Chief Investment Officer following the decision by Frank Jasper to step down from the role.
Rua Bioscience and University of Waikato eye slice of $2.5 billion cannabis testing industry with new agritech
Monday 28 June, 2021
Rua Bioscience and the University of Waikato have announced a research programme to investigate the application of hyperspectral technology to the cultivation and assessment of medicinal cannabis.
The rise of the digital investor; 1.5m Kiwis use, or plan to use, micro-investing platforms
Tuesday 15 June, 2021
New research from the Financial Services Council (FSC) has revealed the surprising number of Kiwis using platforms like Sharesies, Hatch and Stake and why they’re using them.
MediaWorks resilient and positioned for growth
Monday 31 May, 2021
MediaWorks has today announced its full year results to 31 December 2020 (FY20) demonstrating the resilience of the business despite the considerable impact of COVID-19 over the year.
New Zealand scientists receive global recognition for cow genetic discoveries
Friday 28 May, 2021
All farmers using LIC’s GeneMark DNA parentage testing service will have their calves screened for six newly discovered genetic variants which impact animal health and milk production.
$1.2 billion Sleepyhead Estate at Ohinewai receives rezoning approval
Monday 24 May, 2021
The application to rezone 178 hectares of rural land owned by The Comfort Group at Ohinewai in North Waikato has today been approved by a Hearing Panel appointed by the Waikato District Council.
Bull burps could hold answer to breed climate friendly cows
Monday 17 May, 2021
The opportunity to breed more climate friendly cows is one step closer for dairy farmers after a Waikato trial finds a possible link between a bulls’ genetics and the amount of methane they produce.
TECT to proceed with changes to Trust structure, following consultation
Thursday 22 April, 2021
TECT has today announced its decision to proceed with changes to the structure of the Trust, following a month-long consultation period with its beneficiaries.
Entrepreneurial Kiwi women leading the way globally and driving local tourism as Hosts on Airbnb
Monday 1 March, 2021
Kiwi women are playing a major role in the economic recovery of their communities, with Christchurch topping Airbnb’s global ranking of cities by representation of women Hosts.
TECT to consult on structure changes; rebate protected
Wednesday 17 February, 2021
TECT is asking its beneficiaries their views on a proposed restructure of the Trust.
Airbnb launches new Neighbour Support Line
Friday 5 February, 2021
Airbnb today launched its Neighbour Support Line in New Zealand, which makes it even easier for community members to raise issues that may arise with nearby listings.
Dairy’s record milksolids production in a challenging year
Tuesday 15 December, 2020
The annual New Zealand Dairy Statistics publication released today shows another record year for New Zealand’s dairy sector, with total milksolids production at a record high.
Rua Bioscience debuts on the NZX; becomes only NZX listed company headquartered in Tairāwhiti, and first founded by a Māori community
Thursday 22 October, 2020
Tairāwhiti pharmaceutical company, Rua Bioscience has today started trading on the NZX, becoming the only NZX listed company to be headquartered in the region, and founded by a Māori community.
Tahua Partners on course to add Burger King to its New Zealand Retail & Hospitality Group
Tuesday 20 October, 2020
New Zealand retail and hospitality investment company Tahua Partners has signed a binding agreement to acquire Antares Restaurant Group Limited (Antares), trading as Burger King New Zealand.
New Zealanders’ financial resilience shines through tough times
Tuesday 13 October, 2020
The Financial Services Council’s Financial Resilience Index shows that despite a challenging six months New Zealanders have remained resilient and confident when it comes to financial matters.
Part Time Rangers’ mission boosted by international partner
Tuesday 13 October, 2020
New Zealand drinks company Part Time Rangers (PTR) has reached an agreement to be purchased by global spirits company Brown-Forman Corporation.
Detail of Rua Bioscience IPO Confirmed
Friday 25 September, 2020
Rua Bioscience is seeking up to $20m through an Initial Public Offering, and has today launched its Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).
Entrust to Pay Annual Dividend of $280 to 340,500 Aucklanders this week
Wednesday 23 September, 2020
Entrust has confirmed that its 2020 dividend will inject over $95 million into the Auckland economy following Vector’s full-year result announcement on 27 August.
Major investment to extend life of Taranaki’s Pohokura gas field goes live
Thursday 17 September, 2020
OMV NZ announces that the project to extend the life of the Pohokura field goes live today with the completion of installing New Zealand's largest electrically driven field compressor.
Rua Bioscience Licenced For Commercial Production, Planning IPO.
Tuesday 18 August, 2020
Rua Bioscience announced today it has been granted a commercial licence to grow and supply cannabis-derived medicines and is planning an Initial Public Offering to list the company on the NZX.
Financial Advice? The $1.5 Million Question
Tuesday 11 August, 2020
New research commissioned by the Financial Services Council has found that New Zealanders’ reluctance to seek financial advice is coming at a significant financial and personal cost.
New era for Bauer NZ magazines begins
Thursday 16 July, 2020
Mercury Capital has officially taken ownership of the iconic Bauer New Zealand magazine titles and will resume publishing immediately.
Rua Bioscience inks German distribution agreement with EU wholesaler
Monday 13 July, 2020
New Zealand medicinal cannabis company, Rua Bioscience, has secured an export partnership with German distributor Nimbus Health.
Kiwi EdTech Banqer says financial education is more important than ever to prepare young Kiwis for the future
Monday 29 June, 2020
While the country is starting the gruelling process of rebuilding our economy, it’s crucial that students have greater access to financial education to ensure that we are more resilient in the future.
2020 Entrust Dividend Will Be Much Needed Cash Injection For Households Hit By Covid-19 Crisis
Friday 26 June, 2020
Entrust Beneficiaries urged to check details to ensure they get September payment.
Bauer Media Group to sell its publishing business in Australia
Tuesday 16 June, 2020
Bauer Media today announced it has agreed to sell its Australian publishing business to Mercury Capital.
LIC HoofPrint® important step towards helping farmers reduce environmental footprint
Monday 8 June, 2020
New Zealand agritech cooperative LIC has launched a new tool to help dairy farmers keep step with increasing demands to reduce their environmental footprint.
COVID-19 delivers unprecedented hit to Kiwis’ financial resilience
Sunday 24 May, 2020
The first survey in a new series commissioned by the Financial Services Council has revealed that COVID-19 has delivered an unprecedented hit to New Zealanders’ financial resilience and wellbeing.
Buy NZ Made challenges businesses to ‘embrace their weird’ in Covid-19 recovery
Monday 18 May, 2020
Buy NZ Made is challenging New Zealand businesses to ‘make their way out’ of our current tough times, by finding their niche and seizing the opportunity that Covid-19 has presented.
Jarden Announces Australian Expansion & Key Appointments To Drive Growth
Friday 8 May, 2020
Investment and advisory firm Jarden announced a strategic milestone in its 60-year history, expanding its service offering into the Australian market.
Financial services industry COVID-19 commitment to New Zealand
Thursday 16 April, 2020
The Financial Services Council and its members have committed to a set of five core principles to guide the industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and support for customers during this period.
OMV announces positive results in Toutouwai exploration well
Tuesday 14 April, 2020
On behalf of the Toutouwai Joint Venture (with partners Mitsui E&P Australia and SapuraOMV), OMV is pleased to announce a positive result with the Toutouwai-1 exploration well in the Taranaki Basin.
Bauer Media Group discontinues its publishing business in New Zealand
Wednesday 1 April, 2020
Bauer Media today announced its intention to close its publishing business in New Zealand due to the severe economic impact of COVID-19.
Spark launches 5G Starter Fund: Kiwi innovators rallied to crack the next big 5G idea that will transform New Zealand
Friday 13 March, 2020
Spark is calling on local innovators to bid for half a million dollars to build new 5G enabled technology that will benefit the country through the Spark 5G Starter Fund.
LIC seeks shareholder support to acquire 50% stake in leading global agritech company
Tuesday 18 February, 2020
Herd improvement and agritech co-op, Livestock Improvement Corporation Limited (NZX: LIC) (LIC), has signed a conditional deal to acquire a stake in leading global agritech company Afimilk [...]
Airbnb proposes national regulatory toolkit to help grow tourism sustainably in New Zealand
Sunday 16 February, 2020
As part of our commitment to working collaboratively with government, Airbnb has today released a proposed toolkit to help guide a national approach to regulating short-term rental accommodation [...]
Quarter of a million Airbnb guests explore Christchurch
Tuesday 4 February, 2020
Almost 250,000 Airbnb guests are estimated to have visited Christchurch in 2019, providing an economic boost for the region that helped grow local jobs.
Rua Bioscience Names Kiwi-Born Global Pharmaceutical Exec As New CEO
Wednesday 29 January, 2020
New Zealand medicinal cannabis company, Rua Bioscience, has appointed Rob Mitchell as Chief Executive Officer to replace company co-founder Manu Caddie.
Gambling on Life – New Zealand’s Underinsurance Problem
Thursday 23 January, 2020
New research commissioned by the Financial Services Council (FSC) has revealed the high number of New Zealanders that are underinsured when it comes to their lives [...]
Decade in review: The top 10 Sherson Willis headlines.
Friday 20 December, 2019
The Sherson Willis team has seen a lot over the past 10 years. We took a walk down memory lane to share some of the stories that have shaped the Sherson Willis newsroom.
Dairy farmers producing more milk from fewer cows, latest ‘cow census’ shows
Thursday 28 November, 2019
The latest New Zealand Dairy Statistics released today by DairyNZ and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) reveal farmers’ focus on productivity and efficiency is paying off [...]
Nationwide initiative ignites Kiwi generosity to help more kids into sports.
Sunday 24 November, 2019
Cadbury has joined forces with the New Zealand Olympic Committee, Paralympics New Zealand and KidsCan to launch a nationwide community initiative [...]
Seed to sale: Rua Bioscience harvests first crop of cannabis flowers for medicinal cannabis breeding programme.
Wednesday 20 November, 2019
Rua Bioscience has harvested its first crop of flowers from the cannabis plant, marking an important milestone in the company’s progress [...]
Loose lips sink ships – why Prince Andrew is drowning in a self-made PR disaster
Tuesday 19 November, 2019
Prince Andrew's BBC interview has been described as a textbook example of how not to do public relations. [...]
Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Monday 11 November, 2019
Real time data from race boat to chase boat – Spark announces next step with Emirates Team New Zealand.
Hikurangi Cannabis Company unveils board, global export strategy and name change.
Sunday 6 October, 2019
The Hikurangi Cannabis Company has announced its board of directors, a global export strategy and a name change ahead of New Zealand’s Medicinal Cannabis Scheme becoming operational in early [...]
Robotics set to transform 50-year-old herd testing process
Thursday 3 October, 2019
New bespoke robotic technology being introduced by agritech and herd improvement co-operative LIC will revolutionise a key part of its herd testing operations and deliver benefits on and off [...]
LIC embracing dairy’s data-driven future to drive growth
Wednesday 2 October, 2019
LIC’s strategic focus on innovation led growth and how data would fuel that growth was a key topic discussed at the farmer-owned co-operative’s Annual Meeting in New Plymouth yesterday.
Airbnb welcomes progress on Queenstown visitor levy
Wednesday 11 September, 2019
Statement from Airbnb’s Regional Policy Director Brent Thomas.
Moments of Truth – the role of life insurance in Kiwis lives revealed
Wednesday 11 September, 2019
New research commissioned by the Financial Services Council (FSC) has revealed New Zealanders views of life insurance and the vital role it plays in their lives.
New Zealand’s trillion dollar KiwiSaver challenge
Monday 9 September, 2019
The Financial Services Council (FSC) has today released a new discussion paper, KiwiSaver 2050: Pathways to the Future, aimed at kickstarting a conversation about how New Zealand can make th [...]
Time to get data-smarter
Tuesday 30 July, 2019
Big data. It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot now days but it’s one that is going to be critical to the future success of New Zealand farming.
LIC result reflects performance, profitability turnaround
Tuesday 23 July, 2019
Livestock Improvement Corporation (NZX: LIC) (LIC) announces its financial results for the year ending 31 May 2019.
$1 billion industrial and affordable housing development to deliver major boost for North Waikato
Tuesday 23 July, 2019
The country’s leading bed-maker and home of iconic Kiwi brand Sleepyhead, The Comfort Group has confirmed plans to create a unique manufacturing hub and community in Ohinewai, North Waikato.
World Architecture Festival 2019 Awards: Warren and Mahoney shortlisted for five projects
Thursday 4 July, 2019
The World Architectural Festival (WAF) has today announced the finalists for its 2019 awards, which include five projects by New Zealand architecture firm Warren and Mahoney.
LIC migrates to NZX’s Main Board
Monday 24 June, 2019
Herd improvement and agritech co-operative LIC will move to the Main Board of the NZX (NZSX) next month, transferring from the Alternative Board.
Dairy industry receives boost with $25 million sustainable innovation programme
Wednesday 12 June, 2019
A new $25.68 million innovation programme for New Zealand’s dairy industry will drive improvements in the health and wellbeing of the national dairy herd and a step-change in sustainable mil [...]
New Kiwi Fishing Technology Gets Approval For Snapper, Tarakihi, Trevally, Red Gurnard and John Dory
Monday 20 May, 2019
The revolutionary new Precision Seafood Harvesting fishing technology has notched up another milestone toward becoming an alternative commercial future fishing method for many New Zealand fi [...]
Workplace Savings NZ merges with the Financial Services Council to drive better consumer outcomes
Tuesday 14 May, 2019
Workplace Savings NZ and the Financial Services Council today announced a merger into one single organisation under the Financial Services Council banner from 1 July 2019, creating a members [...]
KiwiSaver Pie grows to $58.53bn – average member balance grows to $19,246
Sunday 12 May, 2019
Latest figures published today show that KiwiSaver assets have grown to nearly $58.53bn. Over the last quarter (to the end of March 2019), the KiwiSaver pool has grown $1.26bn, 16.5% over th [...]
KFC New Zealand Creates Its First Easter Egg – With Real KFC
Monday 15 April, 2019
KFC New Zealand has created its first Easter Egg, which features a whole chocolate egg, set within the iconic KFC bucket. The limited-edition egg comes complete with fresh, hot pieces of sec [...]
New Zealand's First 5G-Connected Driverless Car Tested on Auckland Streets
Tuesday 12 March, 2019
Today, New Zealand’s first 5G-connected driverless car is being tested on Auckland streets, as a result of a collaboration between Spark New Zealand and Ohmio Automotion.
LIC Officially Opens Upgraded Semen Processing Facilities in Manawatu
Wednesday 6 March, 2019
LIC’s semen processing centre in the Manawatu was officially opened today following an injection of more than $1 million to upgrade the facilities.
Warren and Mahoney promotes workplace design specialist Julia McPherson to Principal
Friday 1 March, 2019
Warren and Mahoney’s Wellington studio has grown its senior leadership team with the recent appointment of Julia McPherson as Principal.
Industry acting on culture and conduct report
Monday 28 January, 2019
The Financial Services Council welcomed the release of the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) report on Life Insurer Conduct and Culture today and will [...]
Fire and Emergency partners with Airbnb over emergency response
Thursday 20 December, 2018
Fire and Emergency New Zealand has formed a partnership with Airbnb to improve the country’s emergency preparedness, response and recovery.
Warren and Mahoney wins award at the 2018 World Architecture Festival
Thursday 29 November, 2018
New Zealand architectural firm Warren and Mahoney has received an award at the World Architecture Festival (WAF).
Music Doesn’t Just Happen: Recorded Music NZ welcomes progress on Copyright Act review
Sunday 25 November, 2018
Recorded Music New Zealand has welcomed the release by the Government of the Issues Paper on the review of the Copyright Act.
Emirates Team New Zealand To Use Spark’s 5G Network In America’s Cup Defence Campaign From 2020
Sunday 18 November, 2018
Today, Spark and Emirates Team New Zealand opened New Zealand’s first interactive 5G test lab by starting an official countdown to Spark’s proposed 5G network launch date. Spark aims to have [...]
Viewshafts: Auckland’s billion-dollar handbrake?
Saturday 6 October, 2018
A viewshaft protecting the views of Mt Eden for motorists crossing the Harbour Bridge, costs Aucklanders over one billion dollars.
PEP Investment In Evolution Healthcare Group To Underpin Future Growth
Monday 24 September, 2018
Under the terms of the agreement announced today, PEP will acquire the majority stake of Evolution currently owned by private institutional investors.
FSC Calls For Essential Changes To Close The KiwiSaver Gap
Thursday 6 September, 2018
Combined action is needed to close the KiwiSaver gap in New Zealand, according to recently released report.
FSC Puts A Stake In The Ground
Tuesday 4 September, 2018
The Financial Services Council (FSC) has launched a new set of standards and guidance for its members, the FSC Code of Conduct.
LIC Introduces New, World-Leading Measures to Combat M. Bovis
Thursday 30 August, 2018
Wayne McNee, CEO of LIC says that M bovis is a still a top concern for farmers and they want to take all measures possible to protect the national herd.
Much Feared, Little Understood: Startling New Dementia Findings
Monday 20 August, 2018
New research into Kiwi attitudes towards and awareness of dementia shows it is little understood yet deeply feared – and more than half the population have a personal experience with the disease.
Farming Leaders On Board With Zero Carbon Policy
Saturday 30 June, 2018
The Government and farming sector are looking ahead to ensure New Zealand and the sector is best positioned for the future.
Research Delivers A Wake-Up Call For Generation KiwiSaver
Friday 29 June, 2018
New research from the Financial Services Council delivers a wake-up call for Generation KiwiSaver
Groundbreaking Kiwi Technology To Power Grassroots Sports
Wednesday 13 June, 2018
Kiwi-designed SidelineApp allows parents, friends and family to watch NZ-based grassroots sports games live, anywhere in the world.
New Kiwi Fishing Technology Gets Approval For Hoki, Hake, and Ling
Sunday 10 June, 2018
Hoki in the new Precision Seafood Harvesting technology that’s had its first approval for commercial use
Say Cheese: How The AI Behind Driverless Cars Is Part Of The Dairy Industry’s Coolest Tech
Wednesday 30 May, 2018
Farmer owned co-operative LIC is currently in the early stages of developing artificial intelligence (AI) software to allow early detection of lameness from cow gait.
Deloitte: Airbnb Triggers a Jobs Boom in New Zealand
Tuesday 29 May, 2018
Auckland, New Zealand – Wednesday 30 May 2018 – Airbnb, the world’s leading home-sharing platform, is supporting more than 6,000 local jobs and spreading the benefits of tourism across New Z [...]
Warren And Mahoney Creates Seamless Public Art Space Within Te Papa
Monday 28 May, 2018
The entrance to Toi Art at Te Papa
Shigeru Ban Returns to Reinvigorate Christchurch
Wednesday 9 May, 2018
Shigeru Ban’s design for a new commercial building on Christchurch’s Cathedral Square. Image credit: Shigeru Ban Architects (SBA)
Warren and Mahoney Appoints New Auckland Studio Leadership Team
Tuesday 20 March, 2018
Warren and Mahoney’s new Auckland Studio Principal Andrew Tu’inukuafe and Performance Lead Richard Archbold (Arch).
Haier And AUT Partner To Bring The Big Hoot Owl To Life
Wednesday 14 March, 2018
King’s School Opens State-Of-The Art Learning Environment
Monday 5 March, 2018
King’s School’s new Centennial Building.
Auckland-Based Principal To Take The Lead As Warren And Mahoney Plans For The Future
Monday 5 March, 2018
Graeme Finlay, Chairman (left) and John Coop, Managing Director of Warren and Mahoney.
Volvo Ocean Race Comes Home To New Zealand’s Sailing Capital
Sunday 18 February, 2018
Nine Kiwi sailors on seven boats are racing for home and Auckland’s party zone, in the 6th leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Prime Minister Launches Southern Hemisphere’s Biggest 100% Electric Car Share Offering
Wednesday 14 February, 2018
Yoogo Share, a bold new initiative adopted by the Christchurch City Council will see a pure EV fleet of 100 cars, ten hubs and 100 chargers made available around Christchurch. Twelve key bus [...]
Juken New Zealand Limited Confirms Changes To East Coast Mill Production
Sunday 11 February, 2018
Juken’s Matawhero Mill in Gisborne processes Radiata Pine from the company’s East Coast Forests.
KFC is Giving Away Bucket Loads of Charm this Valentine’s Day
Sunday 11 February, 2018
Wear your heart on your sleeve and your chicken on your wrist this Valentine’s Day with KFC’s #fingerlickingood Charm Bracelets.
LIC Board Proposes Simpler, Fairer Share Structure
Thursday 8 February, 2018
The Board of Livestock Improvement Corporation Limited (NZX: LIC) (LIC) has released its proposal to simplify LIC’s share structure by bringing the farmer-owned co-operative’s existing two c [...]
Spark trials portable wireless broadband as it hits 100,000 customers
Monday 11 December, 2017
Holiday Modem: Spark customers Toni and Paul Cooney are the first to trial portable Wireless Broadband this summer using their home broadband at the bach.
Great (unmet) expectations: Retirement Realities for New Zealanders
Monday 4 December, 2017
The vast majority of Kiwi retirees are reduced to living off NZ Super alone after just ten years of retirement, and with a significant weekly income shortfall according to new research commi [...]
KFC NZ Cooks Up Fried Chicken Christmas Decorations
Tuesday 14 November, 2017
#KFChristmas – Deck your halls with wings and drumsticks this Christmas with KFC’s #fingerlickingood Christmas decorations
Kiwis Set to Dominate the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race
Thursday 19 October, 2017
Kiwis are set once again to dominate the world’s toughest sailing event, the Volvo Ocean Race when the first leg of the 20117/18 edition, gets underway this Sunday, from Alicante, Spain.
Who’s Your Daddy? Celebrating Dairy’s Biggest Players This Father’s Day
Sunday 3 September, 2017
This Father’s Day many families will be getting together, but there is one super dad who might find it a struggle meeting all his offspring.
Kiwis set to get cheapest data ever as Spark offers unlimited mobile data for under $20 a week
Thursday 31 August, 2017
Spark has launched an offer that will give data-hungry New Zealanders cheaper mobile data than ever before: an open term* plan including unlimited data, for an unprecedented $79.99 per month [...]
“The Right Thing To Do” – Farming Leaders Pledge Action On Rivers
Monday 21 August, 2017
In a first for the country, farming leaders have pledged to work together to help make New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for future generations.
New Zealand Dairy-Wagyu Cross Feeds Global Grass-Fed Movement
Wednesday 16 August, 2017
Farmer owned co-operatives LIC and First Light Wagyu have come together in a programme to meet the global appetite for high quality, grass-fed New Zealand Wagyu beef.
Fisher & Paykel collaborate with Wundaire for DishDrawer 20-year anniversary
Tuesday 8 August, 2017
Fisher & Paykel tasked Public Relations agency Sherson Willis with the responsibility of coming up with an innovative way to highlight their ongoing commitment to design and innovation for t [...]
Haier Help Deliver to Kiwis in Need
Tuesday 1 August, 2017
Building on from Haier’s 2015 and 2016 partnership with The Block NZ, Sherson Willis were asked to come up with a new campaign concept to extend Haier’s partnership with The Block NZ off the [...]
Development of Ellerslie Retirement Village Frees Up 18 Hectares of Auckland Land
Wednesday 26 July, 2017
Prime Minister Bill English today opened stage one of Summerset at Heritage Park, an innovative multi-story Ellerslie retirement village, which will free up the equivalent of 18ha of residen [...]
UK Election: Theresa May’s career ‘in tatters’ after her big gamble misfires
Saturday 10 June, 2017
Sherson Willis Associate Director, Thomas Pryor wrote in this week’s Sunday Star Times on the surprising outcome in the recent UK general election.
NZME unwraps new NZ Herald website
Tuesday 6 June, 2017
The new nzherald.co.nz website has relaunched today, with a new design to meet the evolving needs of its audience. The updated site is mobile first, reflecting the way the majority of Herald [...]
Cyber Security and Reputation Management
Monday 5 June, 2017
In February of this year, the 20th annual PWC CEO Survey revealed that 91% of New Zealand’s CEO’s are concerned about cyber-attacks, compared with only 61% globally. In May the validity of t [...]
Amid Britain’s lingering Brexit hangover, the general election could be closer than predicted
Friday 2 June, 2017
Sherson Willis Associate Director, Thomas Pryor wrote in this week’s Sunday Star Times on the surprising outcome in the recent UK general election.
SOS on MPI’s sugar madness
Monday 29 May, 2017
The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) have demanded that SOS, an innovative hydration drink company, stop claiming to be an electrolyte drink unless they change their formula to include f [...]
KFC release Finger Lickin’ Good chocolates for Mother’s Day
Sunday 7 May, 2017
Are you sweet or savoury? Chocolate or fried chicken? Thanks to KFC you don’t have to choose, with a twist on an old favourite to help their fans share the love with the women who love them [...]
Spark drops giant location pin to put Spark Arena on the map
Thursday 4 May, 2017
Spark has just dropped a giant location pin on the newly named Spark Arena, to put its new partnership with New Zealand’s largest indoor music, entertainment and sporting venue on the map.
Restaurant Brands and NZ Post pilot KFC home delivery in Tauranga
Sunday 2 April, 2017
Restaurant Brands Ltd announced today that the Tauranga region will be the next location to receive KFC’s home delivery service.
Young golf star aims for LPGA with third consecutive KFC Golf Scholarship
Sunday 12 March, 2017
East Auckland based professional and New Zealand’s No.3 ranked female golfer, Liv Cheng, has won the KFC Golf Scholarship for the third consecutive year.
The Best Smelling Bouquet This Valentine’s Day- The KFC Bouquet
Thursday 9 February, 2017
It’s a question as old as Valentine’s Day itself – what do you buy a man on February 14? A thousand lists online will give you a range of bland and predictable responses: socks, cologne, gol [...]
KFC supports Surf Life Saving New Zealand with online auction
Sunday 22 January, 2017
This summer, KFC is supporting Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) through their busiest time of year with a charity auction on Trade Me. The auction features 7 unique items donated by famo [...]
KFC to Trial Delivery in Hamilton in February
Tuesday 20 December, 2016
Restaurant Brands Ltd today confirmed that KFC will be trialling a home delivery service in Hamilton in February 2017. Following a successful trial, home delivery will then be rolled out to [...]
Moana New Zealand & Sanford Launch Maui Dolphin Protection Plan
Wednesday 14 December, 2016
Fishing companies, Moana New Zealand and Sanford are working with WWF-New Zealand to help ensure Maui-safe fishing in the rare dolphin’s habitat along the west coast of the North Island.
Celebrating 15 years of Middle-earth tourism – what character are you?
Thursday 8 December, 2016
New Zealand is celebrating 15 years as the home of Middle-earth and Tourism New Zealand says the magic is as alive as ever with record numbers of international visitors lining up for a Hobbi [...]
Starbuck’s Red Holiday Cups Feature Customer Art for the First Time
Tuesday 22 November, 2016
On 10 November, Starbucks’ New Zealand was the first in the world to welcome the return of the iconic red holiday cup – a popular Christmas collectible that celebrates the spirit of the seas [...]
Sanford’s Move From Volume to Value Helps Boost Profit 152%
Tuesday 15 November, 2016
Sanford Limited (NZX:SAN) has today posted a 152% increase in net profit after tax to $34.7m for the year ended 30 September.
Hallenstein Brothers and Glassons Open New Flagship Stores in ANZ Centre
Tuesday 15 November, 2016
The Glassons and Hallenstein Brothers City Mall megastore opens this week in Christchurch CBD
Top-Class Field Expected Again For Anita Boon Pro-Am
Wednesday 5 October, 2016
North Shore Golf Club will play host to the eighth annual Anita Boon Pro-Am tournament next month, with some of hottest talent in women’s golf from New Zealand and Australia set to vie for t [...]
Marlborough Award Recognises Sanford’s Leading Role in Marine Farming
Monday 3 October, 2016
Sanford was last night awarded the Marlborough Award in recognition for its leading role in the marine farming sector and the notable difference it makes to life, welfare and the economy of [...]
Robots Queue for Spark Customers in the Lead Up to Phone Launch
Thursday 8 September, 2016
New Zealanders have joined people queuing all round the world for this year’s hottest phone launch – but they are the first in the world to use robots to queue for them.
Fisher & Paykel Takes Restaurant Month To The Streets
Wednesday 3 August, 2016
Megan May of The Unbakeries and Little Bird Organics hosting a raw foods masterclass
The Plate Of The Nation: How We’re Cooking Now
Tuesday 5 July, 2016
Is the kitchen the new man cave? Kiwi blokes are far more likely to describe their cooking style as ‘gourmet’ than Kiwi women according to new research commissioned by Fisher & Paykel.
Pete and Andy Hijack ‘how to’ With #HaierHomeHack Series
Monday 6 June, 2016
Pete and Andy have remained hugely popular since taking out The People’s Choice Award in the 2013 season of TV3’s The Block NZ, and now they’re back with an online series of home hacks for B [...]
Pete & Andy are back – to hack the oldest conflict in history: Girls Vs Boys and housework
Monday 6 June, 2016
They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Certainly men and women have very different ways of approaching household tasks – particularly when it comes to using appliances. Do [...]
Sanford Supports Aquaculture Growth for Southland.
Tuesday 31 May, 2016
Sanford’s Big Glory Bay Salmon Farm
Precision Seafood Harvesting Among Winners at 2016 Hi-Tech Awards
Monday 23 May, 2016
Auckland, New Zealand – The inaugural Maori Innovation Award at the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards has been won by Precision Seafood Harvesting for its revolutionary technology that does away wi [...]
Sanford Welcomes Discussion Around Recording Catch
Sunday 15 May, 2016
SNA1 (Snapper One Fishery) data shows returns to the sea are 3.2% of commercial snapper catch; returns to the sea for recreational catch are unknown.
Spark Thanks Mums this Mother’s Day
Thursday 5 May, 2016
Every year on Mother’s Day the Spark network lights up with love – kids of all ages post, tweet, text, call and share their love for the women who brought them into the world. For Spark’s Mo [...]
Hallenstein Glasson Holdings appoints new Glassons chief executive
Monday 11 April, 2016
Di Humphries has been appointed CEO Glassons at Hallenstein Glasson Holdings Ltd
Sanford Welcomes Greater Transparency with Cameras on all SNA 1 Trawlers
Monday 21 March, 2016
Minister for Primary Industries, Hon Nathan Guy, today congratulated snapper trawl fishers for their commitment to delivering greater transparency and science across the snapper one fishery [...]
Online Sales Boosting Business in the Regions
Wednesday 16 March, 2016
Insights shared by Spark around where Kiwis head to over Easter is proving to be a valuable resource for small businesses preparing for an influx of visitors to their town.
Sanford Awarded Best Aquaculture Practice Certification
Tuesday 15 March, 2016
Sanfords BAP certified Green Lipped Mussels.
Delivery Sets Guinness World Records® Title for Highest Altitude Pizza Delivery
Thursday 10 March, 2016
In recognition of entering its 100th country, Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and the world’s largest pizza restaurant company, marked the milestone with a special piz [...]
Prime Minister Breaks Ground for $200M Luxury Hotel on Auckland’s Waterfront
Tuesday 8 March, 2016
Construction of a $200 million five-star hotel at a landmark site in downtown Auckland will now commence, with Prime Minister John Key turning the sod earlier today.
The Burger State Reaches Christchurch with Two New Carl’s Jr. Restaurant Openings
Thursday 3 March, 2016
(from left to right) Rheannon and Nikita, team members at the new Bush Inn Carl’s Jr. that opens on 8 March.
Tiaki – New Zealand Launches a New Category of Premium Seafood
Monday 22 February, 2016
A new premium food product is set to join wagyu beef, organic chicken and free range eggs.
Kiwi Mobile Moments over the Holidays
Sunday 21 February, 2016
Amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Kiwis can find solace in escaping the big cities in favour of their more relaxed rural counterparts.
New Zealand International Convention Centre a step closer to reality
Wednesday 17 February, 2016
The first sod has been turned on the site of the New Zealand International Convention Centre (“NZICC”) in central Auckland.
Dairy Farms NZ Limited Purchases Five Farms in Southland
Wednesday 27 January, 2016
Dairy Farms NZ Limited purchases five farms in Southland
Spark Launches ‘Social Top Up’ Stations For Summer
Wednesday 16 December, 2015
We’ve paid with tweets, likes and shares, and now Spark is the first telco to exchange customers’ social currency for mobile credit with its new #SocialTopUp stations.
Spark’s Award-Winning App a ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Investors
Wednesday 9 December, 2015
Spark New Zealand Ltd. (NZX: SPK and Sush Mobile have netted a major global industry award for the Spark NZ Investor Centre app, winning the Outstanding Achievement in Mobile Development cat [...]
New research to deliver more muscle for export heavyweight
Tuesday 1 December, 2015
Cawthron Institute and Sanford Limited have joined forces to identify and validate the health benefits of Greenshell™ mussels, in particular looking at its potential anti-inflammatory qualit [...]
Pete and Andy are back to hack the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon
Tuesday 24 November, 2015
Haier has joined some of New Zealand’s biggest brands as a sponsor of Australasia’s largest under-16 triathlon series, the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon and is showing parents and kids [...]
SKYCITY and Fletcher Construction form partnership to build NZICC and hotel
Monday 26 October, 2015
Partnership: The new NZICC and Hobson Street hotel will be built together, resulting in a construction project worth $700m and creating at least 1000 construction jobs over 3 years.
Fisher & Paykel’s New Slide-In Fridge Receives Design Award Recognition
Wednesday 14 October, 2015
Fisher & Paykel’s new ActiveSmart™ Slide-in Fridge has been handpicked from nearly 1000 entries to take out a Gold Pin in the Product category at the recent Best Design Awards 2015. The Best [...]
Carl’s Jr. Teams Up with NZ Breakers as Official Burger Partner
Wednesday 7 October, 2015
Classic American burger brand Carl’s Jr. is taking its first bite into a major sporting sponsorship after four successful years in the New Zealand market.
Spark Gets Behind Small Business to Close the Digital Divide
Sunday 27 September, 2015
For entrepreneur and small business owner Steve Dunstan it was a no brainer – the traffic coming to his website through a mobile device was mindblowing.
Meet The World’s Smallest Queue For This Year’s Biggest Phone Launch
Tuesday 15 September, 2015
New Zealanders are set to be among the first in the world to get their hands on the most sought-after device this year, and 3D-printed Spark customers are already queuing up at Spark’s Queen [...]
Precision Seafood Harvesting Publishes First Results On Fish Survival
Monday 6 April, 2015
Fish swimming inside the new Precision Seafood Harvesting fishing technology.
New Zealand Greenshell mussel breeding begins at brand new hatchery in Nelson
Tuesday 31 March, 2015
Greenshell™ mussels like those that will be bred at the SPATnz hatchery opening this week in Nelson.Video: Look inside the world’s first purpose built Greenshell™ mussel breeding hatchery.