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PM Key on benefits of a ‘rock star economy' to older people

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:55:21 +1200 | ElderNet

The ‘rock star economy' title was one person's view and, while flattering, is certainly not how I would categorise it. More >>

Shanghai Pengxin agrees to buy Lochinver Station

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:29:21 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Shanghai Pengxin Group is adding to its portfolio of New Zealand dairy assets with agreement to acquire the 13,800 hectare Lochinver Station near Taupo reportedly worth $70 million.More >>

AA says pump prices should be dropping

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:47:50 +1200 | Automobile Association

Media Release: 1 August 2014 PetrolWatch – July 2014 AA says pump prices should be dropping More >>

Architects sought as New Zealand building boom continues

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:40:39 +1200 | Hays

Many architecture jobs are being created as building projects continue to boom in New Zealand, particularly on the commercial side in Christchurch and the residential side in Auckland, says recruiting experts Hays. More >>

UN: Least Developed Countries Urged to Enhanced Partnerships

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:23:18 +1200 | UN News

At the closing today of a conference in Cotonou, Benin, ministers, senior Government officials and United Nations representatives called on donor countries to fulfil their commitments and go even further, by allocating at least 50 percent of their ...More >>

Chch mulls sale of strategic assets stake for rebuild

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:42:57 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Christchurch City Council is contemplating the sale of a strategic stake in the holding company that controls the city's port, airport and electricity network to help close the growing gap between its available funding and ...More >>

Ban hails Costa Rica as ‘model’ for development, peace

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:32:44 +1200 | UN News

On his first official visit, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon lauded Costa Rica as a “model country” in sustainable development and protecting human rights. More >>

Top Financial Analyst to join New Economics Party

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:55:51 +1200 | New Economics Party

The New Economics Party has just added top financial analyst Nicole Foss as a spokesperson on the global economy. “We are delighted to welcome Nicole, Senior Editor of The Automatic Earth website to our team” said party co-leader Deirdre Kent.More >>

Support for National dives just as Parliament rises

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:26:21 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) - Support for the National Party has slumped five percentage points to 46 percent while combined support for the Labour and Green parties has risen 3.5 percentage points to 42 percent in the latest poll from Roy Morgan Research, ...More >>

Evidence refutes doomsday wages predictions

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:35:42 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Minister of Labour Simon Bridges should cut the tired old rhetoric about rises in the minimum wage causing job losses and understand New Zealand has a serious problem with low wages and working poverty that needs to be addressed, Labour’s spokesperson ...More >>

The Fair Tax for Savers campaign - are savers over-taxed?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:15:11 +1200 | Chapman Tripp

The Fair Tax for Savers campaign launched earlier this week is based on the proposition that income from at least two forms of savings is currently over-taxed. We examine this claim and the proposed solutions and conclude that the campaign:More >>

Home Building Won’t Be Cheaper with Levy Change

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:36:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Claims that home building costs will drop with changes to developers’ contributions are balderdash,” says New Zealand First Spokesman on Local Government, Andrew Williams. More >>

Judges probe as Chorus appeals Comcom pricing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:44:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) - Telecommunications infrastructure operator Chorus has opened its case in the Court of Appeal, challenging a High Court decision in April upholding the Commerce Commission's lower-than-expected regulated prices for broadband internet ...More >>

Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. - Closing the Gap

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:03:18 +1200 | Closing The Gap

Simon Bridges says increasing the minimum wage will cost us at least 6000 jobs, hurt businesses and reduce growth. Rubbish, says Peter Malcolm National Secretary of Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc.More >>

Labour will establish Centres of Vocational Excellence

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:47:28 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

A Labour Government will set up Centres of Vocational Excellence to boost training and innovation in industries that are vital to our economy and our regions, Labour’s Employment, Skills and Training spokesperson Grant Robertson says.More >>

NZ exporters should think premium in targeting China

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:45:18 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand exporters struggling to meet Chinese demand for commodities such as milk powder, logs and lamb flaps, should look to market more premium products to an increasingly worldly, wealthy Chinese consumer, according ...More >>

NZ dollar holds near 7-week low as US GDP, FOMC loom

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:34:50 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar held near a seven-week low as traders await figures expected to show US economic growth is back on track and the results of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy review, which may hint at a better outlook.More >>

Westland forecast follows Fonterra’s suit

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:32:28 +1200 | Federated Farmers

The dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, has charted a similar course to Fonterra’s benchmark forecast released yesterday for the current 2014/15 season, by announcing a pay-out forecast of $6 to $6.40 per kilogram of Milksolids (kg/MS).More >>

GIL 2014 NZ keynote is Mega Trends to 2025

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:09:26 +1200 | Frost And Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan’s report, ‘World’s Top Global Mega Trends To 2025 and Implications to Business, Society and Cultures’ identifies 12 of these trends that will drive growth and innovation in the world; Urbanisation Bricks & Clicks, Future Infrastructure ...More >>

Labour announces unemployment policy

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:56:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Labour’s intention to increase the minimum wage to two-thirds of the average wage would hurt business, cost jobs and reduce growth, Labour Minister Simon Bridges says.More >>


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