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Government sets climate change target to curb CO2 emissions

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 15:42:13 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Government sets climate change target to reduce CO2 emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2020 More >>

Small businesses encouraged to use GETS

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 13:35:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Small Business Minister Craig Foss is encouraging small businesses to utilise the Electronic Tender Service (GETS) — a free web-based service for information on New Zealand Government tender opportunities. “Small business owners who want to ...More >>

Census gives insights into alternative forms of housing

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 13:13:16 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Over 98,000 people lived in alternative forms of private housing or communal (non-private) dwellings in New Zealand in 2013, according to new 2013 Census analysis released today by Statistics New Zealand. This was 2.3 percent of the population.More >>

Joyce’s PR fluff won’t help neglected regions

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 12:52:40 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s latest piece of marketing fluff won’t address the Government’s failure to invest in our regional economies, Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark says.More >>

Nutrition is key

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:52:10 +1200 | Shine pr

Nutrition is key Nutrition is key heading into calving season, with farmers reminded that not all products are created equal when it comes to rearing the future of their herds. World-leading and progressive family-owned animal nutrition company, Fiber ...More >>

The Big Business of E-Commerce

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:50:52 +1200 | Nielsen Online

• Close to 2 million New Zealanders are shopping online • Spend online increased to $4.6 billion • Online retail is expected to reach $4.8 billion by the end of the year • Travel is biggest category for online shopping • Trade Me leads websites ...More >>

New fiscal stimulus can fix the climate and economy

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:43:05 +1200 | Green Party

Stimulatory spending to help boost the economy can also help address climate change, the Green Party said today. More >>

Flick Electric Co. tops Consumer NZ satisfaction survey

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:10:14 +1200 | Flick Electric Co

Flick Electric Co. tops Consumer NZ satisfaction survey with 96% rating Flick Electric Co. has the most satisfied customers in the electricity industry according to the results of Consumer NZ’s energy customer satisfaction survey released this morning. ...More >>

Time for economic spin is over

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:05:49 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Business confidence in the latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion falling to its lowest level in three years is yet another warning of a staggering economy that cannot be ignored, says Labour's leader Andrew Little. “This comes on the ...More >>

Strategy targets international investors

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:02:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced Cabinet approval of a new national strategy to attract more international business investment and increase growth across the country. The New Zealand Investment Attraction Strategy will be ...More >>

NZ business confidence plummets to lowest level since GFC

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:14:06 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s business confidence plunged to the lowest level in three years in the second quarter as companies became pessimistic about profitability expectations.More >>

Duncan Cotterill Plaza achieves BASE rating

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:09:09 +1200 | Green Building Council

Christchurch’s Duncan Cotterill Plaza is the first building in the city to achieve a rating under BASE (Building a Sustainable Environment) – the sustainability tool developed specially for the rebuild.More >>

Gordon Campbell on where Greece goes from here

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:00:25 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

As one candid British commentator tried to come to grips with why his confident prediction of a “Yes” vote in Greece has failed so resoundingly, he said that he’d made that prediction from his own viewpoint – as someone with savings to ...More >>

Revera Vault sizes up petabytes

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 09:11:35 +1200 | Revera

-- Revera opens ‘Vault’ – New Zealand-based cloud storage for petabyte volumes at public cloud prices More >>

New Hospitality Report Released

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 09:08:24 +1200 | NZPA

A new hospitality report, presented to Minister of Statistics and Minister for Small Business, the Honourable Craig Foss, by Hospitality New Zealand and Crowe Horwath, has identified three key drivers which are affecting New Zealand’s hospitality ...More >>

Fitch affirms New Zealand's 'AA' credit rating

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 08:46:42 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 7 (BusinessDesk) - Fitch Ratings has affirmed New Zealand's double-A credit rating, saying the government is still reining in its operating deficit with a "credible and flexible" economic policy and "supportive business environment."More >>

Hanover settlement 'some comfort' for investors, Key says

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:50:28 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 6 (BusinessDesk) - The $18 million settlement reached between Hanover Finance's directors and promoters and the Financial Markets Authority should be of some comfort to investors in what has become a "better regulated" market, Prime Minister ...More >>

Post Cab Presser: EQC reform, Greece & surplus stimulation

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:44:16 +1200 | Jeremy Wilkinson

Prime Minister John key discussed proposals for reform of the EQC act and the Greek economic crisis at a press conference today in Wellington.More >>

NZ dollar holds near 5-year low before Hollande, Merkel meet

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:31:21 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 6 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar traded near a five-year low ahead of a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande today where they will discuss a possible response to Greece's rejection ...More >>

NZ economy doesn't need fiscal stimulus yet, Key says

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:30:43 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy is still fairly robust and doesn't need increased government spending to give it a kickstart, Prime Minister John Key says.More >>

 

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