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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 >>

Charge against SCF Chief Financial Officer dropped

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 11:23 am | Durning PR

Former South Canterbury Finance Chief Financial Officer, Graeme Brown, has had the one charge he faced dropped in the Timaru High Court this morning. More >>

New World South Island launches food bank appeal

Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 12:43 pm | Durning PR

Photo/caption: City Missioner Michael Gorman waiting to fill up the depleted shelves at the Christchurch City Mission Food Bank More >>

Earthquake issues - insurance and commercial property

Monday, 22 July 2013, 2:39 pm | Durning PR

The central New Zealand earthquakes have put the spotlight on key issues for businesses, particularly insurance and property matters. Some business owners may have had to close the doors due to property damage. More >>

High Court upholds decision on workplace safety onus

Thursday, 4 July 2013, 9:14 am | Durning PR

The High Court has rejected an appeal from the former Department of Labour about workplace safety, which will be of particular interest for companies involved in the Christchurch rebuild. More >>

Sisters of Nazareth reveal plans for new Care Community

Monday, 1 July 2013, 9:55 am | Durning PR

The historic site of the former Nazareth House in Christchurch is to be developed into a state of the art aged care community complex on the eight hectare grounds. The new “Community of Care” complex will offer a continuum of care including ... More >>

Employment Court decisions signal new path in restructuring

Thursday, 20 June 2013, 12:43 pm | Durning PR

Employers will need to be much more careful when making redundancies as a result of restructuring, judging by recent decisions in the Employment Court. More >>

Commodore Hotel opens new wing

Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 9:57 am | Durning PR

The first “new” hotel accommodation in the city has opened with the guests enjoying the new 20-room Matai wing at the Copthorne Hotel Commodore at Christchurch airport. More >>

Giesen sweet wine wins trophy at Easter Show

Friday, 22 March 2013, 10:03 am | Durning PR

Giesen Wines has claimed the Champion Sweet Wine Trophy at the Easter Show Wine Awards in New Zealand for its Giesen The Brothers Marlborough Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2012. More >>

Historic Caterpillar tractors to remain in New Zealand

Monday, 11 February 2013, 2:43 pm | Durning PR

A collection of 36 rare and historic Caterpillar tractors will stay in New Zealand – thanks to Ben Gough, executive director of Gough Group and his sister, Gina Satterthwaite. More >>

Time to identify the good, the bad and the ugly

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 10:06 am | Durning PR

While death and taxes are two certainties in life, for Kiwi businesses there’s a third - the need to prepare annual accounts. More >>

NZ companies fail to focus on global expansion

Monday, 17 December 2012, 11:06 am | Durning PR

While business leaders in mature economies are looking for international expansion opportunities in higher growth emerging economies, the same cannot be said of New Zealand businesses, according to the latest Grant Thornton International Business ... More >>

New, larger sections, for Rolleston

Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 9:22 am | Durning PR

Levi Park will have approximately 170 sections ranging in size from 550m2 to 1300m2 with anaverage six of about 750m2. Work on the 19ha site will begin early next year with titles by Christmas. More >>

NZ companies not engaging fully with risk management

Thursday, 18 October 2012, 11:18 am | Durning PR

New Zealand companies and organisations are well aware of risk management strategies and approaches, but for many it is just a box ticking exercise rather than a core management function. More >>

New World St Martins unveils carpark safety campaign

Monday, 17 September 2012, 11:05 am | Durning PR

‘Park Safe’, the first programme of its kind in New Zealand concentrating on carpark safety at supermarkets, will be launched at New World St Martins, Christchurch, when it is officially opened tomorrow (Tuesday 9.30am). More >>

High profile Kiwi designer returns to Christchurch

Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 11:35 am | Durning PR

Former Christchurch landscape architect Sam Martin is returning to live and work in his hometown. He is coming back at the end of October, following 12 years in Britain where he has his own practice, Exterior Architecture Ltd. More >>

New World St Martins supermarket to open September 18

Thursday, 6 September 2012, 9:23 am | Durning PR

The New World supermarket at St Martins will open on September 18, 14-months after work commenced on the 3746 sq m project. More >>