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AI Day 2019 showcases major advances
Identifying fake news, robots replacing teachers and advancing cancer detection and treatment are just three topics on the agenda at this year’s AI Day.
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Sparkling water start-up gets backing
Less than 18 months after launching its naturally flavoured sparkling water, Auckland start-up Vista has closed a large investment deal with property developer and investor Kurt Gibbons.
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Rainbow Group acquires PORSE
In-home education provider PORSE has been purchased by Auckland-based The Rainbow Group of Companies, keeping the business independently owned and in Kiwi hands.
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Grammar Electrical acquires ADSEL
Grammar Electrical has shown its ambition to become one of New Zealand’s top 10 largest electrical contracting businesses with the purchase of ADSEL Electrical.
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Aussie brewery lands in Catalina Bay 
Australian craft beer brand Little Creatures opens its first New Zealand brewery in Hobsonville Point’s Catalina Bay this month. 
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Partnership fuels pod developer's charity focus
Innovative Dunedin company First Aid Pod, whose pop-up shelters offer privacy during medical emergencies, is linking up with Epilepsy New Zealand.   
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Three generations fuel Annah Stretton brand
2019 looks set to be another year of milestones to be chalked up and celebrated in the world of business and social entrepreneur Annah Stretton.
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Opinion: Gov't should keep hands off UDPs
Getting invoices paid 90 or 120 days after due date by corporates, commonly called Universal Deferred Payment, isn't bad for SMEs, says advisor.
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Wine+Spirits Festival celebrates NZ’s independent spirit
This July the inaugural Craft’d Wine + Spirits Festival will arrive in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter, with 40-plus small producers showcasing their tipples.
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NZ heading to become a cashless society
Wearable technology will be the next major financial tech change for consumer to pay for goods and services, Fintech NZ general manager James Brown says.
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Electric van first of many for McCallums Group
Southland's McCallums Group is one of 31 successful applicants for the EECA’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund this year.
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The Coffee Club wins gold in quality service awards
The Coffee Club has been recognised by New Zealand customers for going above and beyond expectations, with a Gold Award in the 2019 Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards.  
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Maturing holiday home market sees ‘hotelising’ of Kiwi bach
Growing expectations of the holiday home rental market has led to a ‘hotelising’ of the Kiwi bach, says holiday home management company Bachcare.
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This is the year to tackle workplace stress
Many Kiwis are already feeling the effects of the ‘back-to-work blues’ and, just a few days into the year, will soon be finding stress-levels are rising.
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Kaz Staples recognised for contribution to food industry
The pure delish team were proud to hear that founder and MD, Kaz Staples was recognised in the New Years Honour’s List for her service to the food industry. 
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