New Zealand


2016 news releases

Another ‘Steady as She Goes’ economic update for the Crown

8 December 2016

The Government’s Half Yearly Budget Policy Statement paints a rosy picture of the economy: with strong growth, coupled with low inflation and weak wage pressures.

Government’s update paints a rosy economic picture

8 December 2016

Treasury’s Half Yearly Economic and Fiscal Update offers a rosy outlook for the next few years.  Growth is expected to be around 3.5% and averaging 3% over the next five years.

New Zealand among easiest countries for paying taxes - PwC and The World Bank Group

19 November 2016

The Paying Taxes 2017 report by The World Bank Group and PwC puts New Zealand well ahead of the global average and our neighbours in respect of businesses dealing with their tax obligations.

Trade and business uncertainty won't hold back investment for APEC

18 November 2016

Over half the businesses in APEC's 21 economies (53%) surveyed by PwC, plan to increase their overseas investments. This is despite reporting fragile confidence in the broader economic outlook and disappointment with progress on free trade.

PwC’s Game of Threats wins iSANZ Award

17 November 2016

PwC is delighted to win the Best Security Awareness Campaign Award from iSANZ for Game of Threats, an interactive simulation of a cyber security incident.

PwC moves into new Christchurch CBD offices

11 November 2016

PwC staff will move into new state-of-the art offices in the PwC Centre in Christchurch on Monday, 14 November 2016. Located on Cashel Street, the PwC Centre has been built in the heart of Christchurch's business district.

The 2016 PwC New Zealand Family Business Survey

4 November 2016

The 2016 PwC Family Business Survey reveals that New Zealand family businesses are worried about market conditions and finding the right staff, despite their increased growth over the past year.

PwC wins ‘Audit Innovation of the Year’ at 2016 International Accounting Bulletin Awards

12 October 2016

PwC’s revolutionary data-auditing tool, Halo, has been awarded the prestigious International Accounting Bulletin’s ‘Audit Innovation of the Year’. PwC received the award in London on 6 October 2016 at the International Accounting Bulletin Forum & Awards.

New Zealand organisations over-investing in basic cyber security measures

7 October 2016

New Zealand businesses are going digital, but many are struggling to cope with the consequences a digital business model is having on their cyber security risk profile.

PwC Survey reveals what today’s CEOs can learn from tomorrow’s leaders

9 September 2016

Next generation leaders are more optimistic than today’s CEOs about economic growth, but pessimistic about education and our ability to fully equip students with skills for the digital age.

Quality of living ranks highest in creating a successful city, according to PwC Survey

8 September 2016

The good life is not a luxury. It’s a basic requirement for cities and businesses that want to attract and keep talent. Results from PwC’s Cities of Opportunity: A New Zealand perspective show that balance works best in creating a successful city.

Michele Embling selected as Chair of PwC New Zealand

5 September 2016

PwC New Zealand Partner and National Assurance Leader, Michele Embling has been appointed Chair of the New Zealand firm for a four year term, effective 1 October 2016.

The ‘Essential Eight’ technologies that will change your business

18 August 2016

The recent PwC report, Tech breakthroughs megatrend, evaluated more than 150 technologies globally. The result is the ‘Essential Eight’ technologies PwC believes will be the most influential on businesses worldwide in the very near future.

PwC Partner Mark Averill elected as new CEO

11 July 2016

PwC New Zealand Partner Mark Averill has been elected as the new Senior Partner and CEO of the firm, effective 1 October 2016.

Mr Averill has been a Partner for 14 years, a member of the executive team for three years and has spent a total of almost 26 years at the firm. He will serve as territory senior partner and CEO for the next four years.

Introducing our new partners

1 July 2016

Innovation, technology, digital and customer experience – these specialisations weren’t often associated with professional services 10 years ago. Not even 5 years ago. Now, with our latest partner announcement, these expertise are being placed at the core of what we do.

So why are we focusing on these new areas of specialisation among our new partners?

New Zealand consistent in keeping mature workers in jobs for longer

15 June 2016

PwC’s Golden Age Index reveals that New Zealand is one of the best-performing OECD countries when it comes to harnessing the economic power of workers aged 55 and above.

New Zealand has ranked second in the two most recent surveys, while also ranking as one of the most improved countries since the Index started in 2003.

Digital media on track for double-digit growth

8 June 2016

New Zealanders are continuing to turn away from print in favour of digital alternatives. In fact, across all channels, digital will see a growth rate of 10% a year between now and 2020, compared to 0.13% for non-digital publications. That’s just one of the findings from PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2016-2020.

PwC supports NZ Milk Futures to manage milk price risk

27 May 2016

The NZX today launched a NZ Milk Futures contract that will eventually provide the opportunity for large and small dairy farmers to proactively risk manage milk price movements and volatility.

GST law for online services passed

11 May 2016

The Taxation Bill imposing GST on digital products and other remote services sold online by offshore sellers to New Zealand consumers has passed its final reading in Parliament today.

Bank profits decrease due to contracting interest margins and lower other operating income

02 May 2016

New Zealand’s five major banks (ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Kiwibank and Westpac) net profit before tax decreased to $1,468 million during the fourth quarter of the 2015 calendar year (being 1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015, 4Q2015).

PwC Herald Talks - Innovation: It’s about staying relevant

20 April 2016

The PwC Herald Talks series is focused on addressing the big issues that businesses are facing. The next event, to be held on 18 May, will tackle one of the greatest challenges any company will face: innovation.

Next generation family business leaders ambitious to drive change but worry about family politics

13 April 2016

The next generation of family business leaders are well prepared, confident, and above all they have great ambition – both for themselves and for their firms. 88% want to do something special with the business, not just bigger and stronger, but more international, more diversified and more modern.

Financial Services firms fear almost a quarter of their business is at risk from FinTechs

15 March 2016

Results from a PwC survey released today, Blurred Lines: How FinTech is shaping Financial Services, which assesses the rise of new technologies in the financial services (FS) sector and their impact on market players, reveals 83% of respondents from traditional FS firms believe part of their business is at risk of being lost to standalone FinTech companies, reaching a staggering 95% in the case of banks.

New Zealand ranks fourth in female economic empowerment among OECD countries

3 March 2016

Today, PwC launches its fourth Women in Work Index, which ranks 33 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on a measure that combines five key indicators of female economic empowerment: the equality of earnings with men; the proportion of women in work (both in absolute terms and relative to men); the female unemployment rate; and the proportion of women in full-time employment.

Transformation challenge for New Zealand public sector

2 March 2016

New Zealand’s public sector must continue to improve the way it manages change in order to meet the expectations and entitlements of tomorrow’s citizens, according to a report released by PwC New Zealand today.

More than half of New Zealand organisations are still unprepared for cybercrime incidents

26 February 2016

Forty per cent of New Zealand organisations report their workplaces as being victimised by economic crime in the past two years (up from 33 per cent in 2014), according to PwC’s 2016 Global Economic Crime Survey released today.

Invest more in cyber security as incidents are on the rise – PwC Herald Talks

25 February 2016

The business community should share security threat incidents to build knowledge about the growing number of breaches, said Adrian Van Hest, PwC National Cyber Leader and panellist at the PwC Herald Talks cyber security event, on 24 February.

PwC works with cloud leaders including Xero & Spotlight Reporting to create an innovative cloud solution

23 February 2016

PwC today announced it is working with a range of Australasian cloud providers, from startups to market leaders, to deliver a purpose-built cloud platform that brings together the leading cloud solutions in the market today, all in one place.

Survey finds 40% of New Zealand CEOs very confident about revenue growth, despite an expected challenging global economy this year

19 February 2016

Findings from PwC’s New Zealand CEO Survey, released today, show New Zealand CEOs are less positive about the outlook for the global economy than they were last year, but remain optimistic about their own business growth.

Vend Chief Delivery Officer joins PwC to head up new Innovation and Ventures hub

16 February 2016

PwC New Zealand has established a dedicated unit focusing on innovation and new ventures for the firm. Nic Kennedy has been appointed as the Chief Innovation and Ventures Officer for PwC New Zealand. Nic brings a wealth of experience to the role and a proven ability to deliver in an agile environment from her previous experience at Vend.

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