Parliament approves Food Safety Law Reform Bill

The New Zealand Parliament passed the Food Safety Law Reform Bill. The new law addresses the recommendations from the Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) Contamination Inquiry. Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor said that New Zealand has made substantial progress in implementing WPC Inquiry recommendations, some of which entailed legislative change. The Bill amends the Animal Products Act 1999, Food Act 2014,…

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IRD liquidates five Domino’s Pizza Stores

Radio New Zealand Five Domino’s Pizza Stores in Auckland have been put into liquidation after their owner allegedly failed to pay tax. Siddharth Sharma has also been stripped of his franchisee licence, NZME reported. Stores till open The stores will stay open, Domino’s general manager Scott Bush said, run by the company’s management. “Our franchisees are independently-owned small businesses, and…

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Data Scientist joins Soltius New Zealand

Staff Reporter Soltius, one of New Zealand’s largest teams of SAP consultants, has appointed Habib Baluwala as Data Scientist for its Analytics team. He will be working with Soltius customers to help them convert data into actionable insights, to help solve business problems and grow their businesses. The Company’s General Manager (Practice) Andrew Roberts said that Mr Baluwala is an…

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University of Auckland launches new Hub

For Innovation & Entrepreneurship students Auckland, February 21, 2018 The University of Auckland is launching today ‘Unleash Space,’ an Innovation and Entrepreneurship hub to grow ideas into ventures. The student-led hub is managed by the University’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, based at the Business School. It will support students through all stages of the innovation and entrepreneurship life cycle,…

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Tourists pour $10.6 billion into our economy

Kelvin Davis International visitor-spending reached a record high of $10.6 billion in the year to December 2017. The latest International Visitor Survey results from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment showed expenditure increased 5% compared with the year ended December 2016. It is great to see this continual steady growth, largely driven by increasing numbers of visitors from the…

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