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Former PM Jenny Shipley keen to leverage Boao Forum appointment


Former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley wants New Zealand firms to take advantage of her appointment to the board of the Boao Forum, which is made up of global political and commercial leaders, to seek business opportunities in Asia. Shipley was appointed to the board last month at the forum, which is focused …

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Pengxin steps up investment footprint with hotel investment


The acquisition of Kawarau Village  – including five star Hilton Hotel and 4.5 star Kawarau Hotel is Pengxin’s first investment in NZ tourism. After months preparation, Kawarau Hotel is rebranded as Double Tree Hotel, which is sub brand of Hilton Group. Near 100 people gathered to celebrate the opening of the …

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ANZ – Key themes for NZ in 2015


The economic upswing is one thing, but the New Zealand economy is also going through a material transition. We’re moving from legacy to opportunity, amidst the demands of rebuilding our second-largest city, housing shortages in our largest city, demographic shifts, global wobbles and an overvalued currency. We present six themes intertwined with …

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Westpac appoints proud New Zealander David McLean as CEO NZ operations


Proud New Zealander David McLean has been appointed chief executive of Westpac New Zealand after performing an “outstanding” job acting in the role since August 2014 following the resignation of Peter Clare. McLean’s appointment will be highly popular with bank executives and staff. A “people person” he is credited with …

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New Zealand scientist receives top award in China


Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese Government’s most prestigious science prize for his work in grasslands seed development.  Dr Rolston, Senior Scientist at AgResearch Lincoln, received the award at a ceremony in The Great Hall of the People which was attended by President Xi Jinping, Vice-Premier …

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Gatekeepers of Silicon Valley Come to Auckland


Greg Hall A visit from Silicon Valley investors Sam Altman and Scott Nolan had Auckland’s startup community buzzing, with the pair coming to town as a part of a half-work/half-holiday tour of New Zealand. They’ve already seen some of what New Zealand has to offer, and on Friday joined a …

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