Wednesday, 01 April 2020

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  • 2020 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards – Finalists Announced

    17:24 | 31/3/20
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      A record number of people gathered “virtually” from around the country a short time ago to hear the finalists in the 2020 NZ Hi-Tech Awards announced. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, for the first time the Hi-Tech Awards finalists announcement ... more»
  • Kiwibank Branches Open For Urgent Needs Only During Lockdown

    16:35 | 31/3/20
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        Kiwibank is encouraging customers to continue using online and phone banking services during lockdown, but from tomorrow (Wednesday 1 April) is opening some of its branches on Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm to provide urgent ... more»
  • Minimum Wage Increase Postponement "most Sensible Option"

    15:30 | 31/3/20
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    The planned minimum wage increase for 1 April should be postponed to reduce pressure on businesses during an unprecedented and challenging time, says Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leeann Watson. On 1 April the minimum wage will ... more»
  • Avaya Extends Free Access To Spaces Meeting And Collaboration Platform

    15:18 | 31/3/20
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    60-day licence now available to all organisations Avaya is expanding its free offers of communication and collaboration apps to enable remote work and allow organisations to effectively engage with customers and colleagues. Effective immediately, Avaya ... more»
  • BNZ Opens 48 Branches On Thursday

    15:14 | 31/3/20
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    Online and contact-centre geared-up to help customers Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) is open for business with online banking, digital tools, all smart ATMs, contact centres and 48 of its branches open this Thursday. BNZ has confirmed a geographical ... more»
  • Covid-19: PPE Register Goes Live

    15:11 | 31/3/20
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    ManufacturingNZ has made live a national Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) register to help identify manufacturers that can assist in the fight against Covid-19. ManufacturingNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard says there is significant PPE manufacturing capability ... more»
  • New Zealand Pilots Plan For A Positive Future

    14:08 | 31/3/20
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    The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) urges all in the aviation industry to work together to keep jobs here rather than lose highly skilled New Zealanders to international markets once the recovery starts. “We need to keep looking forward ... more»
  • Major Implications For Retail Sector

    13:23 | 31/3/20
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    Spending through Paymark dropped a huge 72% below year-ago levels on Thursday 26 March, not surprisingly, being the first day of the Level 4 restrictions. Retail spending then remained down by similar levels for rest of the week ending Sunday. ... more»
  • Time For Slaughterhouses To Close

    13:18 | 31/3/20
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    The Government announced this week that slaughterhouses will remain open during the current 4-week Covid-90 lockdown because they are an ‘essential service’. To state that slaughtering animals is ‘essential’ to our survival is frankly ... more»
  • Airports Maintain Lifeline Operations

    12:53 | 31/3/20
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    New Zealand’s airports are operating as lifeline utilities as the country continues life under Alert Level 4 movement restrictions. 21 of New Zealand’s airports are classified as lifeline utilities under the Civil Defence and Emergency Management ... more»
  • COVID-19 And Tax Matters - Guidance For Businesses And Tax Agents

    12:36 | 31/3/20
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    Inland Revenue will write-off any penalties and interest for businesses unable to pay taxes on time due to the impact of COVID-19. Don’t worry about contacting us right now. Get in touch with us when you can. We’re working hard to provide essential ... more»
  • The Three Phases Of Doing Business Through COVD-19

    12:18 | 31/3/20
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    Employment experts predict boredom to come After the initial panic, New Zealand businesses have done what they do best; adapted their offerings in the face of the life-changing Covid-19 outbreak. But what will follow? Boredom, says two of New Zealand’s ... more»
  • South Pacific Scaffolding Ltd - A Stellar Safety Record Going Back Over 25 Years

    12:08 | 31/3/20
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    Over the last decade, there has been a boom in construction projects across Auckland. Our ever-expanding cityscape and the increasing demand for housing has seen suburbs and city blocks appear seemingly overnight. This high turnover of new developments ... more»
  • Everything Landlords Need To Know About The Upcoming “Healthy Home Heating Standards”

    12:04 | 31/3/20
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    There are major changes on the horizon for all landlords in regards to heating their rental properties. What exactly are these regulations, and what are your obligations as a landlord to ensure that your rental property is compliant? Over the next few ... more»
  • Vodafone NZ Urges Customers To Be Even More Security-aware During COVID-19 Pandemic

    11:59 | 31/3/20
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    With online fraud on the rise as scammers look to exploit COVID-19 concerns, Vodafone is urging its customers to be even more vigilant on digital channels as internet use increases by 20-50% during Level 4 lockdown. more»
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