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Investment in R&D continues to slip

Monday, 17 November 2014, 10:29 am | Durning PR

New Zealand’s dwindling investment in research and development (R&D) has seen it slip down a world table of 34 countries to sit almost at the bottom, according to the recently released Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) survey. ... More >>

Christchurch Cancer Mum’s Trip for Life

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:20 am | Durning PR

Courageous wife and mum of three with terminal breast cancer heads to Australia next week in her own fight for time – and in a bid to find hope for others. More >>

Sweet Win for Giesen Wines Completes the Hat Trick

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 10:23 am | Durning PR

9 October 2014 – For the third consecutive vintage, Giesen Wines’ Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc has tantalised the palettes of wine judges. More >>

Election jitters start to impact NZ business confidence

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 1:39 pm | Durning PR

Election jitters in New Zealand boardrooms and a hard-hitting Australian budget have seen the gap in business confidence levels between the two countries narrow sharply over the last three months. New Zealand business confidence for the next ... More >>

Plans revealed for Triangle Centre site in Christchurch

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 11:01 am | Durning PR

25 June 2014 - Businessman Tim Glasson today unveiled plans for his pivotal Triangle Centre site in central Christchurch, with two large tenants already signing for the state-of-the-art new four level building. Work is due to commence in early August ... More >>

Asian leaders value creativity and intuition

Monday, 23 June 2014, 10:06 am | Durning PR

Leadership styles differ significantly around the world with business leaders in ASEAN countries placing greater value on creativity and intuition than those in New Zealand, according to a recent Grant Thornton International Business Report survey. More >>

Brazilian World Cup – déjà vu New Zealand 2011

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 9:42 am | Durning PR

Brazilian doubts about the financial spinoffs from the FIFA World Cup due to kick off later this week sound hauntingly familiar to those heard in New Zealand before the 2011 Rugby World Cup. New research from the Grant Thornton International Business ... More >>

Christchurch scoops supreme PR Award

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 10:08 am | Durning PR

The country's premier communications award has been won by a Christchurch team from Durning PR and the University of Canterbury. John MacDonald from Durning PR, and Stacey Doornenbal and Jayne Austin from the University of Canterbury, have won the ... More >>

Giesen single vineyard first release wins recognition

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 9:49 am | Durning PR

Giesen single vineyard first release wins international recognition 20 May 2014 – Giesen Wines has won international plaudits with its first release of premium single vineyard wines from Marlborough. Three different single vineyard selections have ... More >>

BBQ chef takes secret New Zealand ‘rub’ to world champs

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 10:34 am | Durning PR

Christchurch BBQ maestro Stu Weatherhead heads to the United States tomorrow (Thursday) to compete in the World BBQ Cooking Contest alongside 400 other teams. Weatherhead has been invited by an American team to look after the lamb section of their entry ... More >>

Scope for greater use of business coaches in New Zealand

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 4:21 pm | Durning PR

New Zealand business owners and senior management are among the heaviest users of business coaches in the world but there is still scope for greater involvement, according to Pam Newlove, Chair of Grant Thornton New Zealand Limited. The latest Grant Thornton ... More >>

‘As is, where is’ home in Merivale zoned TC3 tops $1 million

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:01 pm | Durning PR

An ‘as is, where is’ home in Merivale, one of Christchurch’s most sought after suburbs, has sold at auction for a top price of $1.130 million. The 721m2 section is zoned TC3, or technical category 3, indicating it is prone to moderate to significant ... More >>

Parents reminded to be alert for hearing problems

Friday, 28 March 2014, 10:33 am | Durning PR

Parents of infant children are being reminded during Hearing Week of the need to be alert for symptoms of hearing problems. More >>

Conviction provides timely reminder of director duties

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 9:46 am | Durning PR

25 March 2014 – Company directors are far more likely to be in the gun over liability issues under New Zealand’s tougher health and safety regulations. This was highlighted with the recent conviction of Gloria Davis, the sole director of the company that ... More >>

New guidelines seek to address workplace bullying

Monday, 17 March 2014, 9:06 am | Durning PR

New guidelines seek to address workplace bullying 17 March 2014 - Bullying in the workplace is under the microscope with WorkSafe NZ recently issuing guidelines on how to prevent and respond to workplace bullying. Sarah Townsend, an employment law ... More >>

Big demand for room by room rentals in Christchurch

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 10:59 am | Durning PR

Big demand for room by room rentals in Christchurch 4 February 2014 - High demand for rental accommodation in Christchurch is prompting a growing number of ‘room by room’ rentals. Under this scenario, people rent a bedroom and share common areas ... More >>

16% of NZ businesses issue CSR and sustainability reports

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 12:36 pm | Durning PR

While New Zealand lags the world when it comes to issuing corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability information, the statistics may not be as bad as they look, according to Mark Hucklesby, Grant Thornton New Zealand Partner and National Technical ... More >>

Food and beverage producers need to be bulletproof

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 10:13 am | Durning PR

New Zealand food and beverage producers need to ensure their operations are “bulletproof” if they want to compete in an increasingly aggressive global marketplace, an industry expert says. More >>

Social media overtakes print advertising in food industry

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 12:36 pm | Durning PR

Social media is now considered more important than traditional print advertising in the food and beverage industry according to the Grant Thornton International Food and Beverage report, ‘Hunger for growth: Food and Beverage looks to the future’. More >>

More out of control parties if new policy adopted

Monday, 19 August 2013, 6:47 pm | Durning PR

Hospitality New Zealand is warning that out of control parties will be more commonplace if the Christchurch City Council’s draft local alcohol policy is adopted. More >>

 

 

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