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Lagom Receives Cloud Delivery Excellence Award at Inaugural SAP New Zealand Partner Excellence Awards

AUCKLAND — Lagom is the recipient of the SAP Cloud Delivery Excellence Award 2023 for New Zealand. The award is presented by SAP for clear adoption of SAP best practices to support delivery and growth, and helping customers adopt innovation easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably, and run more simply with SAP cloud solutions. “We are honoured to have received this award at the inaugural SAP partner excellence awards,” said Lagom Director Deepak Pratap. “Lagom is the cloud partner New Zealand businesses can trust to deliver complex ERP projects and provide end-to-end support to help our customers with their business transformational projects. We look forward to another successful year in 2023.” Celebrating the outstanding achievements of SAP’s best-performing partners over the past year, the SAP Partner Excellence Awards cover six categories including excellence in innovation, customer engagement and cloud delivery. The categories aim to reflect how partners are helping customers achieve their ambitions and continue to grow, especially in the cloud. Lagom received the partner excellence award at SAP New Zealand’s Partner Kick Off Meeting. The event was held at Auckland’s Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and hosted by Adrian Griffin, Managing Director, SAP New Zealand and Mark Hettler, Head of Partners and Channels at SAP Australia and New Zealand About Lagom Lagom is a delivery centric consultancy with a core focus on doing the best thing for our customer. We know that having the correct systems in place can make all the difference to the inner workings of your business. That is why our mantra is “Delivery Done Right” – and we love to do just that. Lagom has been involved in delivering complex ERP projects for many years, providing end to end offerings to help our customers with their ERP or business transformational projects. For more information, go to

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Generational divides revealed: Kiwi investment preferences explored in new report


  • Younger generations are most likely to invest in shares, while Gen X say they are just as likely to invest in crypto. Term deposits are the top choice for Baby Boomers.
  • 52% of Kiwis think 2023 will be a better year for investing than 2022.
  • 87% think it’s important to invest in a socially responsible way.
Auckland, New Zealand – There is a distinct difference in investment preferences across generations of Kiwis, shows a new report from Banked. The personal finance website surveyed 1,020 New Zealand adults about their inclinations and attitudes to investing. When asked what type of investment they were most likely to invest in, the top choice for Gen Z and Millennial Kiwis was shares (26.8% and 24.2%, respectively). Property was the second most common choice for Gen Z, with 19.3% of those aged 18 to 26 saying they were most likely to invest in that investment type. Along with shares, Gen X say they are just as likely to invest in cryptocurrency (both selected by 21.3% of respondents). Those of the Baby Boomer generation are much less interested in shares (13.3%) while more than a third (35.2%) say their top investment choice is a term deposit. “Our report shows a fascinating difference in the investment interests of Kiwis across age groups,” says Kevin McHugh, Head of Publishing for Banked. “The boom of micro-investing apps and the popularity of so-called ‘Reddit stocks’ has captured the imagination of younger generations and they’ve really embraced investing in shares and funds. “But as we move up the age groups there’s a declining interest in shares and a much greater attraction to lower-risk term deposits,” says McHugh. “We also see that while home ownership has become increasingly difficult in recent years, it hasn’t dented the aspirations of younger people to own property.” See the full report:

Most Kiwis optimistic for 2023

Banked’s report also shows that a majority of New Zealanders believe this year will be more fruitful for investors. Asked if they thought 2023 would be a better year for investing than 2022, more than half (52.2%) said yes. Only 17.1% said no, while 30.8% said they didn’t know. “Twenty twenty-two was a turbulent year for investors, with most investment types losing value. But most Kiwis are feeling more positive about 2023 and some may turn to investing as a way to counter the impact of inflation,” says McHugh.

A nation of socially responsible investors

The new report reveals the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing to New Zealanders. A huge 87.1% of respondents say it’s important to invest socially responsibly, and only 12.9% disagree. Gen Z feel the most strongly about the topic, with 90% saying it’s important. But the belief was uniform across all ages, with no age group dropping below 82%. For those that say they didn’t think socially responsible investing was important, a desire just to get the best return possible is the main reason for most (42.4%), while 32.6% say they thought it made no difference. ENDS About Banked Banked is a financial information and deals website that has the goal of helping New Zealanders make the best decisions on the products they need.

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UPDATED: ResolveXO opens New Zealand office

UPDATED: ResolveXO is proud to announce the establishment of a new office in Auckland, New Zealand. This follows the opening of new commercial and industrial offices in Brisbane and Sydney in the last 12 months and signals our commitment to the New Zealand market. The new office will be led by ResolveXO Principal Anna Rusk and both she and ResolveXO Founder and CEO Stuart Allison are excited about the move. “There is an increasing demand in New Zealand for strategic corporate property advice and we believe it is important to have a permanent presence in that market”, said Mr Allison. “While the market is different to that of Australia, the need for independent, conflict-free tenant advisory services is much the same and we are looking forward to introducing those services to New Zealand.” ResolveXO will be providing expertise and guidance across all areas of commercial and industrial property including lease renewal, restructuring and negotiation, sale and leaseback, property procurement, market rent reviews, property and lease disposal, reinstatement, portfolio management, occupancy reviews, market research, strategic planning, analysis and benchmarking, and freehold advice. While the office will be based in Auckland, the New Zealand team will work with clients throughout the country and provide a ‘boots on the ground’ service for many Australian clients that also have a New Zealand presence. While ResolveXO was founded in Australia, the New Zealand office will be New Zealand led. Originating from Northland, Anna Rusk has returned to Auckland to lead the team. “It’s fantastic to be back in New Zealand and I’m grateful for the opportunity to set up the ResolveXO New Zealand office”, said Ms Rusk. “It’s even more fantastic to be able to help our New Zealand clients strategically plan, negotiate, secure, and manage their property portfolios at a time when independent, qualified advice has never been more important. In New Zealand, we’re seeing a rush to quality office space, the lowest industrial vacancy rates in recent history, and a continuing growth in demand everywhere. Combined with rising costs and sustainability imperatives, this is making decision-making more complicated and difficult. That’s why our strategic advice is proving so critical in helping our clients make the right decisions about their property portfolios.” Anna has worked in the corporate property industry for nearly 20 years, representing clients throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. With her significant experience in working with both landlords and occupiers, Anna has an excellent understanding of what motivates each party in a transaction. This experience, combined with her qualifications in commercial law, has made her a canny operator and skilful negotiator. Anna will be joined by David Bygrave who will focus on partnering with clients in the industrial property sector. David also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our clients across the areas of supply chain, procurement, and strategic business operations. Both will be working to expand ResolveXO’s New Zealand operations and deliver even greater value to our New Zealand clients. About ResolveXO ResolveXO exclusively represents business occupiers of commercial and industrial premises to strategically plan, negotiate, secure, and manage their property portfolios. We are Australasia’s leading corporate property strategists and 100% owned and operated by our principals. ResolveXO has no association or affiliations with any agency, project management, construction, designer, or landlord entities. We do not and never will represent commercial and industrial landlords in their dealings with commercial and industrial tenants. We take conflicts of interest very seriously – so much so, that we are the only major Australasian corporate property strategy firm that exclusively represents commercial and industrial property occupiers. As we only work for business occupiers and do not receive incentives or payments from any other parties, we provide independent advice you can trust. From beginning to end, we make sure that we protect the critical business relationships you need to maintain throughout your commercial and industrial property portfolio. Your commercial and industrial property decisions are critical to the ongoing operation of your business. It makes sense to have commercial and industrial property strategists there to help you make the right decisions. Contacts Stuart Allison, CEO M +61 411 506 762 | P +61 3 9021 7500 Anna Rusk, New Zealand Principal M +64 27 253 5897 | P +64 9 870 2811

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