Friday, 03 April 2020

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  • KiwiSaver Members Urged To Use Hardship Withdrawals As A Last Resort

    09:04 | 31/3/20
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    KiwiSaver members under financial stress due to the effects of COVID-19 are urged to consider all forms of Government and bank support before resorting to withdrawing money from their retirement savings through hardship applications. Retirement Commissioner ... more»
  • MTA Welcomes Clarity About WOF And Repairs During Lockdown

    17:04 | 30/3/20
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    The Motor Trade Association has welcomed the Ministry of Transport’s clarification on vehicle repairs and WOFs during the Coronavirus lockdown. “The Ministry has confirmed automotive repair workshops are essential businesses when they operate ... more»
  • Healthy Food And Animals - Just What We Need

    17:03 | 30/3/20
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        The New Zealand public can be assured that the supply of healthy food is secure - aided by farmers, growers and vets having the supplies of animal medicine and crop protection products that they need. Agcarm chief executive Mark ... more»
  • Public To Be Able To Access Essential Goods During Shutdown

    16:39 | 30/3/20
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    The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has issued the following statement today: The Government has decided that the sale of essential goods such as heaters, whiteware and computers will be allowed - in recognition of the need for people to ... more»
  • Rental Increase Freeze Not A Rent Freeze

    16:32 | 30/3/20
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    The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) is concerned that many tenants have mistaken the Government announcement banning rent increases as a freeze on having to pay rent. “We have heard from many members that their tenants have contacted ... more»
  • Award-winning art deco butchers building goes up for sale

    16:21 | 30/3/20
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    An award-winning central Napier retail premises which won high praise for its architectural integrity following a major structural restoration project has been placed on market for sale. more»
  • New Zealand Insurers Agree To Sector Wide Pledge To Support Customers During Covid-19 Crisis

    15:12 | 30/3/20
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    The Insurance Council of New Zealand (ICNZ) and its members have announced a set of core principles they have each pledged to use to guide their individual response to support their customers and suppliers during the Covid-19 crisis. Tim Grafton, ... more»
  • Mahi Tahi: Working Together To Ensure Cash-flow And Confidence

    14:44 | 30/3/20
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    Te Putea Matua – the Reserve Bank of New Zealand - is working closely with the whole of government and industry to ensure financial stability. “In these difficult times we are working to ensure New Zealanders are confident in their financial system, ... more»
  • EQC Media Statement On Tower

    14:28 | 30/3/20
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    EQC Chief Executive Sid Miller confirmed that EQC was aware that Tower is filing proceedings, seeking $80m from EQC. “We have been working bi-laterally with each of the major insurers, including Tower, and their experts on the matter for some ... more»
  • Reviewboost NZ Waiving All Fees During Coronavirus Lockdown

    12:45 | 30/3/20
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    The coronavirus pandemic has affected families and businesses across the whole of New Zealand, and even more so now that the country is in a level 4 lockdown. The lockdown means that all non-essential businesses must be closed and people are encouraged ... more»
  • Kiwi Company To Turn On The Power For Remote Tongan Islands

    12:30 | 30/3/20
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    New Zealand renewable energy company Infratec and sister-company NETcon have won a joint bid to deliver solar powered electricity networks for remote outer islands in Tonga. The project will bring affordable, reliable, and clean energy to the 1000 ... more»
  • Waikato Berry Grower To Pay $76K For Labour Law Breaches

    10:48 | 30/3/20
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    Olde Berry Farm Limited and its director were ordered by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) to pay $76,532 for employment law breaches uncovered by the Labour Inspectorate. The business was ordered to pay $50,000 in penalties and $16,532 in ... more»
  • COVID-19 Grief Resource for bereaved families and whanau

    09:43 | 30/3/20
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    The Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand (FDANZ) has today posted on its website a COVID-19 Grief Resource information sheet to support bereaved families, whanau and friends who are extremely distressed that, at this time, no funerals, ... more»
  • Tower Insurance takes EQC to court over building claims

    09:24 | 30/3/20
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    Tower Insurance (Tower) today advised it has lodged formal proceedings against the EQC for the recovery of money owed to Tower for rectifying building issues on EQC’s behalf. more»
  • 2020 Southland-Otago Dairy Industry Awards Winners Announced

    09:07 | 30/3/20
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    The winners of the 2020 Southland-Otago Dairy Industry Awards Share Farmer of the Year category believe diversification and their excellent staff team are two major strengths of their successful business. more»
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