Friday, 17 August 2018

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  • Alcohol price hike won’t stop harmful drinking

    11:39 | 16/8/18
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    Hiking the price of alcohol to account for harmful drinking will just load more cost onto reasonable drinkers while having little effect on those making poor drinking choices, says the New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Association. more»
  • Sleepyhead Launches Futuristic New Mezzo Range

    11:36 | 16/8/18
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    Sleepyhead has partnered with renowned Allbirds designer Jamie McLellan to create an extraordinary new bed, Mezzo.  more»
  • Pioneering woman among co-operative champions recognized

    11:13 | 16/8/18
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    Pioneering woman among co-operative champions recognized • Innovation, leadership and diversity celebrated at annual co-op awards • Pioneering woman co-op executive among winners • Co-operatives: the enduring and sustainable business model Westland ... more»
  • Urban Growth Agenda Warrants Bi-Partisan Support

    11:02 | 16/8/18
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    “The Government’s Urban Growth Agenda tackles the key issues holding back development in New Zealand and warrants support across the political spectrum,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand. more»
  • Graham Stuart to Promote UK Trade And Investment in NZ

    10:53 | 16/8/18
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    UK Investment Minister Graham Stuart is in New Zealand this week to promote UK-New Zealand investment and trade links as the UK prepares to forge its way in the world after it exits the EU.  more»
  • Buoyant cruise season boosts spending

    10:49 | 16/8/18
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    An increase in the number of cruise voyages and passengers boosted cruise ship expenditure to $434.0 million in the year ended June 2018, Stats NZ said today.  more»
  • New Zealand Gin Named Best in World

    10:37 | 16/8/18
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16 August 2018 A New Zealand gin has been given the highest possible accolade in the global industry: It’s been named best London dry gin in the world at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition. Scapegrace ... more»
  • Survey shows 24% of directors don’t have insurance

    10:35 | 16/8/18
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    One in four directors may have to meet damages, legal costs and fines as well as costs incurred by their own organisations from their own pocket because they don’t have the right insurance cover. more»
  • Disability responsive training changes attitudes

    10:33 | 16/8/18
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    When a customer with a disability comes to the counter at Hamilton City Council, they know they’re going to be treated appropriately thanks to a training programme running at the council with a local charitable trust. more»
  • Strong growth delivers record profit for Skellerup

    10:19 | 16/8/18
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    • Record earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of $39.8 million, up 21% on pcp.  more»
  • KS members say dollar fee information is useful

    10:07 | 16/8/18
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    The vast majority (86%) of KiwiSaver members who saw their fees in dollar amounts in their annual statements this year rated the information as “quite or very useful”, an FMA survey has found. Members rated their current balance as the most useful information ... more»
  • HiFX morning Update, August 16 2018

    09:26 | 16/8/18
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    The NZDUSD opens at 0.6567 (mid-rate) this morning. The Kiwi traded sideways for most of the overnight session with broad risk off sentiment still dominating markets. Global equities, oil and bond yields all retreating reflected this mood. The Turkish ... more»
  • Iwi leaders spurn Parker's freshwater initiative

    21:24 | 15/8/18
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    Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Iwi leaders have rejected the government’s plans for a new Maori working group on fresh water management.  more»
  • MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares rise as earnings continue

    21:10 | 15/8/18
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    Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose as earnings season continued to deliver mixed results. NZX was among gainers on the day after delivering a special dividend while Heartland Bank fell on its increased bad debt provisioning.  more»
  • NZ dollar gains vs Aussie on tepid wage inflation data

    20:30 | 15/8/18
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    NZ dollar gains vs Aussie as tepid wage inflation firms up view for flat rate track By Rebecca Howard  more»
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