After gaining the essential approvals, Air New Zealand, the national carrier, plans to increase its stake in Virgin Australia Holdings to 25.9%. The rise in stake could happen after strengthening its presence in the Australian market.
Earlier this week, Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) admitted - at an event marking the local launch of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 - that it needs to improve its after-sales services.
In a recent announcement, low-cost carrier Jetstar said that it is starting a direct thrice-a-week service between Adelaide and Bali by the end of the year. The direct service from Adelaide to Denpasar will start operating from December 18.
The latest Transparency Report released by Microsoft shows that the software giant granted more than one thousand user data requests to the Australian government agencies in the first six months of 2013.
According to reports, three of the 20 major investors in Microsoft are lobbying the company’s board to pressurize Chairman Bill Gates to step down. The investors seeking the removal of Gates as the Microsoft Chairman together hold more than 5 percent of the company’s stock.
After a diesel spill that polluted the water supply of the town, more than 1,000 residents of a small North Island town are living without water from weeks.
An unknown quantity of diesel leaked from a tank at the Turoa ski field base on Mt Ruapehu, thereby moving into the stream of Makotuku. This was said by the Department of Conservation.
Vodafone New Zealand recently reported that its full-year profit had plunged by more than two-thirds to $56 million; marking the lowest annual profit for the company in the last 11 years.
With Australian network operator Vodafone already offering its customers international roaming facility in the US, the UK, and New Zealand, the telco has revealed in a recent announcement that it is adding 34 European countries to its `AU$5 per day' international roaming option from next week.
Telstra has revealed in a recent announcement that it has launched its new mobile data packages, which will give the customers the ability to pool the monthly allowance across a number of devices.
At an annual conference in Auckland this afternoon, new trawling technology, which is billed as `the future of sustainable fishing', has been unveiled to the New Zealand seafood industry.
The system uses a large and flexible PVC tube instead of a traditional mesh trawling net. This system has been in development of this country for almost 10 years now.
With most of the retail stores having exhausted their stocks of Google's Nexus 4 smartphone, and with the company not having issued supply of new Nexus 4 units, there are speculations aplenty in the tech world that Google will launch its Nexus 5 smartphone soon.
On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer bid farewell to the company's employees at what probably was his last companywide annual meeting. Amid the resounding applause of the Microsoft employees, Ballmer took the parting bow, with yet another one of his characteristically loud and emotional performances.
General Motors (GM) has revealed in a recent announcement that the heavy-duty versions of its new-generation full-size pickups - the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra - will likely hit the markets in the first quarter of 2014, as 2015 models.
Its financial turnaround is still being continued by Pumpkin Patch, children's clothing retailer, which is shifting from a huge loss last year to an over $5 million profit this time.
It has been found that the company has now further cut its debt, gathering gains from its successful online operations.
Yesterday, the shares of Air New Zealand were noted to have increased by 4%. The national airline and flag carrier made an announcement that its share buyback scheme has been decided to be extended for yet another year.
The report revealed that the shares of the company surged by 5.5c closing at $1.51.
After having introduced its `Super HD' streaming option earlier this year, Netflix has now announced the availability of its highest-definition picture format to all subscribers.
According to an Information Week news site report, Internet firm Yahoo's move to recycle dormant usernames and release them to new users is apparently raising some privacy concerns. It was in June that Yahoo had announced that it would reassign Yahoo email addresses and IDs that remain inactive for one year.
In a move which will enable fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers in Australia's mining and agriculture sector to stay connected on their iPhones even they work outside of network coverage areas, Optus has launched the Thuraya SatSleeve device for the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Telecom NZ rolling out a nationwide Wi-Fi service; turning 2000 public phone boxes into Wi-Fi hotspots
In a recent announcement, Telcom NZ has revealed that it is launching a country-wide Wi-Fi service will result in the transformation of 2000 public phone boxes into Wi-Fi hotspots by mid-2014. The commercialization of national Wi-Fi network by Telecom will essentially enable Telecom customers to benefit from free Internet access at the hotspots.
According to an announcement at the annual general meeting in Auckland, Air New Zealand is subjected to extend its share buyback scheme, leading to an increase in their shares by 6%. This buyback scheme was announced in the annual meeting this afternoon.
The trade shares of Air NZ were $1.44 yesterday. It opened at $1.455 in the morning and has finally reached a trading amount of $1.50.
Good News USA
- Vodafone NZ’s new ‘Red Home’ packages will offer UFB and 150 TV channels
- Vodafone NZ’s full-year profit plunged by more than two-thirds to $56 million
- Vodafone adding 34 European countries to ‘AU$5 per day’ international roaming option
- Telstra launches its new ‘Every Day Connect Data Share Packages’
- Voyager signs “multimillion-dollar deal” with submarine cable group Hawaiki