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Yoobee Colleges becomes largest independent IT and creative college in NZ
Five design and arts colleges have been incorporated to create New Zealand’s largest independent specialised creative and IT college.
Bye bye Yoobee… Hello Oobe as Apple retailer goes 'out of the box'
The Yoobee retail outlets for Apple devices and accessories are no more, with the retail chain rebranding as Oobe.
Exclusive: Yoobee back in black and planning for expansion
Two years after Renaissance sold its ailing Yoobee retail business, the business is back in black – and looking to expand.
Kiwi iPhone demand running high as 6s, 6s Plus break records
Apple says its new iPhone models are smashing global records - and they're in hot demand in New Zealand too, with demand outstripping supply.
Apple retailer Yoobee offers up Huawei Android flagship P8
Yoobee customers now have access to a premium Android option, with the Apple retailer offering Huawei’s flagship P8 device.
Yoobee ups commercial focus with 2degrees
Yoobee is offering 2degrees business phone plans, as the Apple specialist continues its push into the commercial market.
Yoobee eyes commercial and education markets
Apple specialist Yoobee is ramping up its focus on the commercial and education markets, employing both a commercial channel manager and an education manager.
Renaissance... Six months none the richer
Hitting the final nail into the Renaissance coffin, shareholders yesterday approved by way of Special Resolution the appointment of Andrew McKay and Justin Bosley of Corporate Finance Ltd as liquidators of the ailing company.
"A long time coming”... Renaissance finally liquidates
"Today's resolution to liquidate Renaissance has been a long time coming..."
Grim reading as Renaissance outlines bleak future plans...
Struggling Renaissance has released its interim report, outlining the company’s grim future to shareholders.
Renaissance likely to miss $1 million earn-out from Yoobee School of Design sale
Renaissance says it's unlikely to get a $1 million earn-out from the Yoobee School of Design because earnings are tracking below target.
Yoobee ups ante in ‘one stop shop’ plan
Yoobee is offering 2degrees voice and data plans instore, with customers able to use rebates on hardware beyond handsets.
Renaissance capital return unlikely before June
Shareholders in Renaissance Corp, which sold its last business unit earlier this month, are unlikely to receive any payments before June in what will probably be a two-part distribution if they decide to liquidate the company.
Commercial focus for Yoobee
The Yoobee Apple stores will have an increased focus on commercial business under new owner, Logical Systems.
I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need...
Renaissance has completed the sale of Yoobee Retail operations to Logical Systems Limited, for the previously reported figure of $1.
Shock horror as Renaissance sells Yoobee Retail for... $1
Renaissance has agreed the sale of its Yoobee Apple computer retailing operation, for a measly $1.
Renaissance completes $14m Yoobee sale
Following months of negotiations, Renaissance has completed the $14m sale of the Yoobee School of Design with the Academic Colleges Group (ACG).
Renaissance - Where did it all go wrong...?
Following a horrendous 2012 and a crippling 2013, The Channel examines where it all went wrong for the former Apple distributor.
Renaissance sells design school, retail under discussion
Renaissance shareholders have approved the sale of all shares in Yoobee School of Design to Academic Colleges Group, with another party looking at acquiring Renaissance’s retail operations.
Renaissance on the rocks amid yo-yo Yoobee sale
"Ideally the board would be able to sell retail, wind Renaissance up and distribute funds to shareholders. As I write, we are still some way from achieving that goal."
Struggling Renaissance suffers $1.6m annual loss
"The Company has not experienced consecutive 'normal' trading years since 2008."
Renaissance reveals changes to ACG education business deal
Renaissance and Academic Colleges Group adjust their agreement so that the transaction will be executed by way of a sale of shares rather than a sale of assets.
Renaissance sells NatCol / YooBee to ACG for $14 million
The Board of Renaissance has reached a conditional agreement with Academic Colleges Group to sell the assets and business undertaking of its Yoobee School of Design subsidiary.
Struggling Renaissance suffers again
Following the closure of four Yoobee retail stores in New Zealand, things go from bad to worse as Renaissance forecasts another "disappointing" financial year.