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Tourism Holdings lifts full-year guidance for third time, reviews capital structure

Tourism Holdings, the largest campervan rental business in Australia and New Zealand, has boosted full-year guidance for a third time and hired First NZ Capital to review its capital structure. The Auckland-based company said it expects annual profit to be between $19.5 million and $20 million in the year ending June 30, from the $11.1 million it recorded in 2014. Tourism Holdings …

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Kirkcaldie turns to first-half loss on tax writeoff, falling sales

Kirkcaldie & Stains turned to a first-half loss as sales fell and the Wellington department store operator wrote down a deferred tax asset The loss was $501,000 in the six months ended Feb. 28, from a profit of $563,000 a year earlier, the Wellington-based retailer said in a statement. Total revenue fell to $17.5 million from $19.4 million as retail sales declined 0.6 …

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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 users rose to 17,839, from 9,509 the previous year. It …

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Bohannan resigns from Bathurst Resources

Hamish Bohannan has resigned from Bathurst Resources after five years leading a coal miner whose expansion has been put on hold pending a recovery in coal prices.   Bohannan joined Bathurst in 2008 and played a key role establishing the company as a coal producer and driving the heavily contested consenting process for its Escarpment project on the Denniston Plateau. The company has since restructured …

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2degrees acquires Snap ISP for complete business offering

2Degrees, New Zealand’s third-largest mobile telecommunications provider, is to acquire Christchurch-based internet service provider, Snap, to allow it to compete more effectively for business customers by offering a full range of mobile, broadband and fixed-line voice telephony using the internet.   The purchase, for an undisclosed sum, formally links the two companies, which have been in a selling partnership arrangement for the …

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Pumpkin Patch says nothing certain after talk of approaches sends stock soaring

March 23 (BusinessDesk) – Pumpkin Patch, whose shares soared on Friday after the children’s clothing retailer announced it was seeking proposals to acquire or refinance the company, said today that it was too soon to predict an outcome or what value any proposal would put on the company.   The shares jumped 33 percent to a four-month high 28 cents on Friday after the …

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Warehouse says 63% of permanent staff now on ‘career retailer wage’ that would be template for other industries

Mark Powell, chief executive of retailer Warehouse Group, says he hopes to eventually see someone promoted to his role that started out in the Red Shirts in Schools programme as a 16 year old.   “There’s not many companies that can say that anymore, but it’s possible in our industry and in our business,” he said.   Powell’s comments came at the official opening …

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Lion NZ full-year profit falls 6.3% as drinkers seek quality over quantity

Lion  – Beer, Spirits & Wine (NZ) Ltd , which has 46 percent of the New Zealand market and is owned by Japan’s Kirin Holdings, is making less money in the domestic market as alcohol drinkers opt for quality over quantity. Accounts for Lion filed to the Companies Office add to the picture of a declining booze industry, partly offset by a move to “premiumisation” and …

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Huljich loans Pushpay $4 million to fund US growth plans

Pushpay Holdings, the NZAX-listed mobile payment app developer, has secured a $4 million funding line from cornerstone shareholder the Huljich family as it chases earnings growth in the US. Christopher & Banks Private Equity V, an investment vehicle for the Huljich family, have loaned the Auckland and Redmond-based company the cash on “arm’s length commercial terms” until June next year, Pushpay said in …

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Foley Family Wines turns first half profit as sales grow

Foley Family Wines, majority owned by American businessman and vineyard owner Bill Foley, posted a first-half operating profit as sales increased 14 percent. Underlying profit, which strips out fair valuation changes for harvested grapes, was $661,000 in the six months ended Dec. 31, compared to a loss of $96,000 in the previous comparable period, the Marlborough-based company said in a statement. Sales increased to $15.6 …

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