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Archive for May, 2016

NZ dollar gains on rising business confidence

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained after a survey showed business confidence rose for a third month while strong Australian exports, building approvals, and business lending figures drove up the Aussie dollar, dragging the kiwi with it. Read more »

Tobacco Tax All About Money; Not Public Health

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The government is clearly not concerned about health issues, if they were honest they would ban it, but they wont because they want to keep tapping into a goldmine in taxation, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt … Read more »

NZMA welcomes tobacco plain packaging

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) welcomes news the Government intends to introduce a standardised packaging regime for tobacco products. Read more »

New Labour-Greens MoU falls short of coalition

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – The Labour and Green parties have signed a memorandum of understanding in which they commit to “work collaboratively to change the government”, in a move intended to demonstrate an alternative government-in-waiting while forcing … Read more »

Open Minds and Doors to People with Disabilities – HRC

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Governments Hidden Talent Tour to encourage employers to take on more New Zealanders with disabilities. Read more »

Snow falling around South Island – carry chains

Press Release – NZTA

Snow has been falling steadily on State Highway 73, Porters Pass, between Springfield and Arthurs Pass in Canterbury this afternoon. Between 10 and 15 cm was forecast. Read more »

Privacy Commissioner welcomes NetSafe as new HDCA agency

Press Release – Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has welcomed the Governments announcement today of NetSafe as the Approved Agency appointed under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. Read more »

Fonterra winds up $109M staff pension scheme

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Fonterra Cooperative Group, which is on a cost-cutting drive in the face of weak global prices, has wound up a $109 million staff pension scheme inherited from the New Zealand Dairy Board as part of the amalgamation that created … Read more »

Mercer Group to consolidate operations in Christchurch

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Mercer Group, the stainless steel fabricator, is to restructure its operations by consolidating design, engineering, and machine manufacturing in Christchurch. Read more »

NZ “struggling to commercialise good innovation”

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) New Zealanders have great ideas but the commercialisation of them was near zero, says Israeli entrepreneur Isaac Bentwich, whose latest venture, CropX, is based on technology from Landcare Research. Read more »

Chinese airline stake in Virgin could help Air NZ sale

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Air New Zealands proposed sale of its 25.99 percent stake in Virgin Australia could be aided by a Chinese airline operator’s new stake in Virgin. Read more »

Former SkyCity boss Nigel Morrison sells shares

Article – BusinessDesk

May 31 (BusinessDesk) – Former SkyCity Entertainment Group chief executive Nigel Morrison has raised $461,450 by selling a small part of his stake in the casino group. Read more »

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