Monday, 21 May 2018

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  • Vector funding extends reach of Auckland Writers Festival

    13:49 | 16/5/18
    Scoop
    Vector funding extends reach of Auckland Writers Festival to low decile schools Vector is proud to support the Auckland Writers Festival Schools Programme and extend its reach to low decile schools across Auckland. Funding from Vector has enabled students ... more»
  • Soft wages hit Australian dollar

    13:34 | 16/5/18
    MacroBusiness (blog)
    The trend and seasonally adjusted indexes for Australia both rose 2.1% through the year to the March quarter 2018. This continues the rate of wage growth recorded in the December 2017 quarter. more»
  • Electric vehicle paper starts charging conversation

    13:21 | 16/5/18
    Scoop
    Research commissioned by Drive Electric has generated a deeper analysis of the impact widespread electric vehicle charging would have on the electricity network.  more»
  • One-off offer of free manuka seedlings to landowners

    13:14 | 16/5/18
    Scoop
    Te Uru Rakau (Forestry New Zealand) is partnering with Manuka Farming New Zealand to plant 1.8 million manuka seedlings across New Zealand. These seedlings will be provided free of charge to landowners that meet eligibility criteria.  more»
  • Fletcher completes $750M equity raising with sale of shares

    12:47 | 16/5/18
    Scoop
    May 16 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building has reached its $750 million equity raising target after selling 20.2 million shares under its retail shortfall bookbuild, at a premium price to the entitlement offer but a discount to the trading price of the ... more»
  • The behavior of the Australian dollar is a contradiction

    12:45 | 16/5/18
    CNBC
    Market contradictions can be interesting, but irrelevant, or interesting and significant. The behavior of the Australian dollar is one of those contradictions. On the one hand the Australian market is making new 10 year highs. This is generally taken ... more»
  • New Zealand horticulture reaches new height at $8.8 billion

    12:44 | 16/5/18
    Scoop
    New Zealand horticulture had another record breaking year in 2017. The industry was valued at $8.8 billion, up $100 million from 2016, and the total value of exports was close to $5.12 billion, up $14 million from the year before. more»
  • Rabobank commentary - GDT Event 15 May 2018

    12:44 | 16/5/18
    Scoop
    Rabobank dairy analyst Emma Higgins on the latest GDT Event – The final GDT Event for the 2017/18 production season ended with the GDT Price Index up almost 2% to USD 3,637/tonne. SMP cracked the USD 2K mark (USD 2,047/tonne) and WMP results were ... more»
  • Dollar nears five-month high on bond yield surge, euro unfazed by Italy

    12:37 | 16/5/18
    Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar held firm near a five-month high on Wednesday helped by gains in long-term U.S. Treasury yields, while the euro shrugged off reports that a possible future Italian government would seek debt forgiveness from the European ... more»
  • Dollar extends rally to five-month high; euro weak

    12:37 | 16/5/18
    Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar extended its rally against a basket of currencies on Wednesday to touch a five-month high, supported by relatively strong U.S. more»
  • TeamTalk sells remaining Farmside stake to Vodafone for $3 m

    12:37 | 16/5/18
    Scoop
    May 16 (BusinessDesk) - TeamTalk, the Wellington-based telecommunications minnow, has sold its remaining 30 percent stake in rural broadband division Farmside to Vodafone New Zealand for $3 million, after the country's biggest mobile operator exercised ... more»
  • Wellington tops Asia-Pacific for commercial investment

    12:35 | 16/5/18
    Scoop
    May 15 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington city’s strong demand for commercial real estate and lack of available space put it at the top of the latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ Asia Pacific market update. more»
  • Jobs advertisements rise slightly in April 2018

    12:27 | 16/5/18
    Scoop
    The number of online job advertisements rose by 1.1 per cent in the month of April 2018 and 7.9 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release. more»
  • RNZ Content Partnership with Pacific Media Centre

    12:26 | 16/5/18
    Scoop
    RNZ has announced a formal content sharing partnership with the Auckland based Pacific Media Centre - Te Amokura. The arrangement will allow content from rnz.co.nz, The Wireless, and respective RNZ YouTube channels to be published by the Pacific Media ... more»
  • Salary increases thin on the ground this year

    12:23 | 16/5/18
    Scoop
    Almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of employers will give skilled professionals a pay rise of less than 3 per cent in their next review while 8 per cent will not increase salaries at all, according to the 2018-19 Hays Salary Guide. more»
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