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Government's RealMe in doubt as Treasury calls for 'pause'

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:56:18 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) - The government's RealMe project to give every New Zealander one log-in for all online government services is among several dozen major government initiatives attracting extra scrutiny from the Treasury, with recommendations that ...More >>

Collective century of JMIS expertise unlocks options

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:24:41 +1300 | JMIS

Collective century of JMIS expertise unlocks investment options Today marks a new beginning for the former Sovereign-owned Select Wealth Management product. As of 1 December, all of the Select Wealth Management staff will be relocated to JMIS offices, ...More >>

Information Leadership wins local government

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:43:43 +1300 | Information Leadership

New Zealand information and knowledge management solution provider Information Leadership won ICT Vendor of the Year at last week’s Annual Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) Awards. The company was nominated by the Upper Hutt ...More >>

An improved, simplified and streamlined RMA better for all

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:41:54 +1300 | NZ Planning Institute

November 30, 2015 The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill before Parliament this week seeks to simplify and streamline the planning processes which would be good for all Kiwis, the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) chair Bryce Julyan says. ...More >>

Building lasting relationships for growth in BOP

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:24:32 +1300 | Bay of Connections

Bay of Connections has solidified its regional and national influence throughout 2015, after a year of significant economic action and achievement, culminating in the launch of its Yearly Report in Tauranga today. >More >>

NZ business confidence rises to 6-month high

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:58:15 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence rose to a six-month high in November, signalling a pick up in the economy. More >>

PwC strengthens its tax service offerings

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:00:03 +1300 | PwC

PwC New Zealand is growing the tax offerings of its firm with the acquisition of Wellington-based, tax specialist practice TaxTeam. The business, and 12 staff members, will move in to PwC’s Wellington office on 113-119 The Terrace today. More >>

NZ residential building consents rise 5.1% in October

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:49:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential building consents rose in October, snapping two months of decline on a pickup in Auckland, where approvals for apartments helped drive the trend for new dwellings in the city to the highest level in almost ...More >>

FMA reports on audit quality standards

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:48:45 +1300 | Financial Markets Authority

The number of audit firms in New Zealand performing at a good standard is on the rise; however a large proportion of firms still need to make further improvements to the quality of their audits.More >>

NZ dollar set for action-packed week after Thanksgiving lull

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:39:43 +1300 | Businesswire

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar starts the week lower after the US dollar advanced towards the end of last week amid low liquidity with many traders on holiday.More >>

World Week Ahead: Yellen, ECB, OPEC

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:53:32 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) - A speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as well as the latest US jobs data will draw the focus in the coming days as investors refine bets that policy makers are set to increase interest rates at their December meeting.More >>

Green Party congratulates Kirk Hope

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:49:09 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party congratulates Kirk Hope on his appointment as Chief Executive of BusinessNZ. “Our congratulations go to Kirk Hope for his appointment as BusinessNZ Chief Executive,” Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said. “Mr Hope is the right ...More >>

British Austerity: Cutting One’s Own Backyard

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:26:59 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

“Have you ever wondered how the prime minister sleeps at night?” George Monbiot, The Guardian, Nov 11, 2015 More >>

Review reveals Govt yet again underfunds maritime sector

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:50:04 +1300 | NZ Shipping Federation

Minister of Transport, Simon Bridges, needs to urgently address the underfunding of Maritime NZ’s operations, says Annabel Young, Executive Director of the NZ Shipping Federation. More >>

New Zealand’s Business Elite Honoured

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:59:18 +1300 | NZME.

The New Zealand business community gathered last night at the prestigious black tie ceremony at Auckland’s Vector Arena to recognise and honour the country’s premiere businesses at the Deloitte Top 200 Awards.More >>

Contact Energy welcomes Report of the Land and Water Forum

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:04:39 +1300 | Contact Energy

Contact Energy CEO Dennis Barnes has welcomed the Fourth Report of the Land and Water Forum, and has expressed support for its recommendations intended to maximize the economic benefit of fresh water, and bring iwi into the water economy. Dennis ...More >>

Remuneration Authority Appointments

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:33:41 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse today announced the appointment of Fran Wilde as Chair and Geoffrey Summers as a new member of the Remuneration Authority (the Authority). The Authority is responsible for setting the rates of ...More >>

Lower rate for calculating FBT on low-interest loans

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:03:45 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Lower rate for calculating FBT on low-interest loans Revenue Minister Todd McClay today announced that the new prescribed interest rate used to calculate fringe benefit tax on low-interest loans provided by employers to their employees will be 5.99%. ...More >>

PSA calls for better remuneration across the public sector

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:02:23 +1300 | Public Service Association

The release of the remuneration of public service and state sector chief executives has been welcomed by the PSA as great example of transparency but one that reveals a large gap between the senior managers and other staff in the state sector.More >>

Former Harcourts NZ CEO expands company into Canada

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:51:18 +1300 | Harcourts

Former Harcourts NZ CEO expands company into Canada 26 November 2015 Hayden Duncan, former CEO for Harcourts, New Zealand’s largest real estate group, is to lead the company’s expansion into Canada. Mr Duncan, who left his role as Harcourts NZ CEO ...More >>


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