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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Airbnb welcomes progress on Queenstown visitor levy

Wednesday 11 September, 2019

Statement from Airbnb’s Regional Policy Director Brent Thomas.

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 & 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 [...]

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 [...]

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.