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Maori businesses more optimistic, profitable


Maori businesses are more optimistic and recording stronger profit growth than non-Maori firms as the focus of the sector shifts from righting historical grievances to looking to the future, ANZ Bank’s 2015 Maori business report says. The ANZ Privately-Owned Business Barometer found 72 percent of Maori businesses surveyed were upbeat about the …

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Al Monro replaces Sir Peter Maire on Callaghan Innovation board


By Fiona Rotherham July 22 (BusinessDesk) –  Al Monro has been appointed to the board of government-funded business innovation agency Callaghan Innovation, replacing Sir Peter Maire who’s stepping down after two years to focus on his business interests. Callaghan Innovation was set up in 2013 to support kiwi businesses in …

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Pushpay revenue climbs as US churches sign up for service


Pushpay Holdings, the mobile payments app developer, boosted revenue 39 percent in the first quarter as growth in its US faith-based merchants offset a decline in its SMS business. Total annualised committed monthly revenue was $12.8 million at June 30, up from $9.2 million three months earlier, the Redmond-based company said in a statement. …

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NZ US Partnership Forum: What’s next?


The NZ US Partnership Forum provided the opportunity to present recommendations for what should come next in the relationship between New Zealand and the United States. There was overwhelming support for New Zealand to lobby for entrepreneur visas, similar to the E-3 visas granted to Australians. New Zealand has a …

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GeoOp doubles annual sales as it chases US customers


GeoOp, the workforce management app, said annual sales doubled after a strong pick up in customers in the last month of its financial year. Subscription revenue rose to $1.27 million in the 12 months ended March 31, from $610,000 a year earlier, the Auckland-based company said in a statement. Licensed …

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Nuplex beefs up investment plans across Asia

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BusinessDesk  Nuplex Industries, the specialty chemicals manufacturer, is exploring more investment opportunities across Asia, having shifted its businesses away from the firm’s traditional markets in Australia and New Zealand.  The Auckland-based company officially opened a US$35 million plant in China’s Changshu, and is already considering expansion plans for the site, …

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