Wednesday, 17 October 2018

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  • $434M sale of Wrightson's seeds fair to minorities

    14:25 | 12/10/18
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    Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Danish cooperative DLF Seeds' $434 million cash and debt bid to buy PGG Wrightson's seeds unit is fair to minority shareholders, independent advisor KordaMentha says.  more»
  • NZ manufacturing PMI eases in September, still expanding

    14:24 | 12/10/18
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    Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's manufacturing activity was still expanding in September although a dip in production and new orders may signal tougher times ahead.  more»
  • Exploration ban a risk to power security - Genesis

    14:23 | 12/10/18
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    Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The government’s proposed ban on new offshore exploration will create uncertainty over long-term gas supplies and risks delaying the shift away from coal in electricity generation, Genesis Energy says. more»
  • Consistent machine guarding failures a wakeup call

    13:41 | 12/10/18
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    In the last three months, four manufacturing companies have been sentenced under the Health and Safety at Work Act on charges for inadequately guarding machinery. So far this year, 11 manufacturing companies have been sentenced for machine guarding ... more»
  • REANNZ welcomes new Directors

    12:36 | 12/10/18
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    REANNZ welcomes three new directors appointed to its Board by the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, the Hon Dr Megan Woods. They are Sara Brownlie, Dr Judith Johnston and David Skinner. more»
  • Package of assistance needed for vulnerable power consumers

    12:32 | 12/10/18
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    Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Measures to help vulnerable consumers meet their energy costs need to be targeted as part of broader government support mechanisms, the Major Electricity Users’ Group says. more»
  • Retirement Commissioner urges calm over KiwiSaver funds

    12:10 | 12/10/18
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    The sharemarket drop over the past two days should not be a reason for people to mess with their KiwiSaver funds, says Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell.  more»
  • Get advice before burn-off

    12:09 | 12/10/18
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    Farmers are being urged to seek advice from rural fire officers before burning off standing vegetation or slash after a burn-off got out of control in Northland on Wednesday. more»
  • Auditor Fined Following Serious Failure to Report

    11:40 | 12/10/18
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    For the first time an auditor has been fined following what the Real Estate Authority describes as a serious and prolonged failure to report an issue with a trust account that involved a very large amount of money. more»
  • NZ dollar gains as US inflation misses expectations

    11:39 | 12/10/18
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    Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar gained as weaker than expected US inflation prompted traders to reassess their expectations for faster interest rate hikes there. more»
  • Call for investigation into electricity generators practices

    10:50 | 12/10/18
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    Entrust calls on Commerce Commission to investigate potential restrictive trade practices and collusion by electricity generators  more»
  • Booster tops the table for KiwiSaver customer engagement

    10:49 | 12/10/18
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    Wellington, 12 October 2018 – Booster Financial Services, one of the nine government-appointed default KiwiSaver providers, continues to lead the way in customer engagement, being ranked number one in FMA's 2018 KiwiSaver report for the third year in a row. more»
  • FMA update on Forestlands

    10:35 | 12/10/18
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    The FMA has decided not to seek costs arising from its application to put the Forestlands companies 2-12 and 14-20 into liquidation.  more»
  • Symantec Threat Intelligence – New Attack Group

    10:28 | 12/10/18
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    Symantec researchers have discovered a new cyber espionage group, dubbed Gallmaker, that has waged targeted attacks against government and military organizations since December 2017 with its most recent activity observed in June 2018.  more»
  • Climate Change & Business Conference Communique Day 2

    10:28 | 12/10/18
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    The twin challenges of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to prevent disastrous levels of climate change and dealing with the impacts that are now unavoidable dominated discussion on day two of the Climate Change and Business Conference on Wednesday. more»
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