Saturday, 18 August 2018

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  • 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»
  • Cooks Global Foods to buy Mojo for $19M

    20:09 | 15/8/18
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    Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Cooks Global Foods will buy Mojo Coffee Cartel for $19 million and support the well-known Wellington chain's US expansion plans.  more»
  • Retail sector a prime opportunity to close gender pay gap

    17:21 | 15/8/18
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    Statistics New Zealand has announced today the gender pay gap is the second smallest since records began 20 years ago, 9.2 percent for the June 2018 quarter. The lowest was 9.1 percent in 2012. more»
  • Despite APTR changes Auckland Airbnb remains profitable

    17:03 | 15/8/18
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    Last month, the Auckland council looked to bring the rates of Auckland Airbnb hosts in line with that of hotels, motel and serviced apartments. Depending on the location and how many nights per year a property was occupied, some hosts were stunned to ... more»
  • Gender Pay Gap Closes Faster for Some

    16:49 | 15/8/18
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    15 August 2018 – Organisers of New Zealand’s Equal Pay Awards have acknowledged that the latest Gender Pay Gap statistic of 9.2% shows a small improvement from 2017 but says that several NZ companies have achieved much better results. more»
  • Fairfax slashes value of NZ business as Nine merger looms

    16:42 | 15/8/18
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    Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Fairfax Media Group more than halved the value of its Kiwi assets, attaching just A$40 million to mastheads that were once the core of a billion dollar investment.  more»
  • IAG almost doubles NZ earnings despite Fehi, Gita

    16:23 | 15/8/18
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    Aug. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Insurance Australia Group's full-year earnings in New Zealand almost doubled despite cyclones earlier this year pushing natural peril claims beyond expectations for a second year running. more»
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