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Joyce: First National Science Strategy launch

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 17:30:02 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Thank you for joining me here today as I launch the Government’s first ever National Statement of Science Investment. More >>

New projects will boost Tauranga’s desirability

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 17:11:27 +1300 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council supports new and ambitious projects that will revive Tauranga’s CBD without burdening ratepayers. More >>

Westpac keeps core government transactions contract

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:08:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The local arm of Westpac Banking Corp has kept its contract with the New Zealand government to provide core transactions, but will have to share peripheral services with its rivals.More >>

Monthly Economic Indicators September 2015

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 14:08:47 +1300 | New Zealand Treasury

The September Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury Website at 2:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. More >>

Larger men earn more, larger women earn less

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:17:19 +1300 | University of Otago

Men classified as obese according to the Body Mass Index (BMI) make more money per week than those with ‘normal’ BMIs. The opposite applies for women, with obese or overweight women earning less than females with a normal BMI. Larger women are ...More >>

Peters: Circus or Soap Opera and Foreseen Circumstances

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:11:29 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The performance of the National led government resembles a unique blend of circus and soap opera. When there are major social and economic issues to be resolved – our future as a trading nation is at stake – the leadership is obsessed with pandas ...More >>

New deal with union underpins NZ Steel's A$50M savings drive

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:07:49 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Steel's blue collar workforce has agreed to forego annual bonus payments during unprofitable years to allow the Auckland-based unit of ASX-listed Bluescope Steel a fighting chance as it seeks A$50 million in annual ...More >>

FMA 2015 KiwiSaver report

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:53:04 +1300 | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority’s (FMA) latest report into KiwiSaver activity shows funds flowing into KiwiSaver at an all-time high during the 12 months to 31 March 2015. Investment returns were the biggest component of positive fund flows while ...More >>

Number 1 on transparency but what else?

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:29:59 +1300 | Transparency International NZ

New Zealand has retained its top ranking for transparency in the recently released 2015 Open Budget Survey (OBS). The OBS assessment also points, however, to shortcomings on other essential "pillars" of public sector governance and financial ...More >>

HRC urges action over growing gender pay gap

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:58:44 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says New Zealand cannot continue with “business as usual” in the wake of the latest statistics revealing the nation’s gender pay gap is at a six-year high, up 11.8% from 9.9% this time last year.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the TPP countdown, & Mary Margaret O’Hara

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:39:37 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

While Australia and the US have reached agreement on the patent exclusivity term for biologics – the new drugs that have been one of the last sticking points on a TPP deal – this agreement has reportedly been rejected by both Chile and Peru, ...More >>

New appointment release: Mortgage Express

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:24:33 +1300 | Mortgage Express

Mortgage Express is pleased to announce the recent appointment of William Miao, joining the team of Mortgage Advisers. More >>

World Week Ahead: It’s the global economy

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 06:43:47 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) - The state of the global economy will be the main theme this week after September’s weak American payrolls report suggested US growth might have hit a rough patch.More >>

Gender equality news - Rise in gender pay gap

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 14:48:40 +1300 | National Council of Women of NZ

Kia ora koutou, welcome to On Balance - the National Council of Women of New Zealand's weekly round-up of the latest gender equality news, research and events. Please share it with anyone you think might be interested and let them know they can subscribe ...More >>

'Close to zero' chance of another bum hire: FMA's Everett

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 13:44:46 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett says he’s confident a review of the market watchdog’s recruitment policies means there is "close to zero" risk of repeating Benjamin Kiro hiring debacle.More >>

NZ’s productivity and dynamism sharply lower

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:46:20 +1300 | Grant Thornton New Zealand Limited

Grant Thornton’s 2015 Global Dynamism Index (GDI) currently ranks New Zealand as the world’s 13th most dynamic country compared to 4th out of 60 countries in the 2013 index. Our labour productivity ranking has slipped even lower, New Zealand ranked ...More >>

Substantial savings for electricity consumers

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:45:21 +1300 | Transpower

Transpower said today that system functionality installed as part of its recent HVDC Pole 3 inter-island link upgrade will enable potential savings in the millions of dollars per year for New Zealand consumers.More >>

$80,000 of taxpayers' dollars for meaningless waffle

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:43:51 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is labelling the latest round of Community Development grants a joke, highlighting an $80,000 gift to the Methodist Mission an 'award for waffle'. According to the Government’s description, the key outcome for the project/grant ...More >>

Learning pipeline strengthened

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:41:06 +1300 | Business NZ

Learning pipeline strengthened Increased participation in Trades Academies is good for students, business and the economy, says BusinessNZ. Trades academies, in conjunction with schools, teach vocational courses. The Government is adding 600 places to bring ...More >>

AMP’s DIMS licence is now effective

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:38:55 +1300 | AMP New Zealand

Leading life insurer and retirement savings provider, AMP is pleased to announce that its DIMS (Discretionary Investment Management Services) licence from the Financial Markets Authority is effective from today.More >>


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