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Electrical Vehicles: New Database of Charging Stations

EVRoam, a real-time database of public charging infrastructure, provides one view of a safe, reliable and interoperable public charging network for electric vehicles in New Zealand. More>>

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FMA Mulls Legal Action: Customers Not Focus At Insurers

Most firms had processes in place to identify when a customer was being advised to replace life or health insurance... Generally, these processes seemed oriented towards reducing firms’ legal risk, rather than to identifying and mitigating risks for customers. More>>

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Brands Sale To RJ's: Nestle Job Losses “A Bolt From The Blue”

E tū has about 200 members at the plant, where up to 55 workers could lose their jobs... Well-known Kiwi brands affected by the sale include Mackintosh’s, Heards, Black Knight liquorice, Life Savers and Oddfellows. More>>

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'Sanctuaries': New Seabed Mining Project Threatens Endangered Species

Greenpeace is shocked to discover that a new seabed mining exploration permit has been awarded inside a Marine Mammal Sanctuary, and is calling on the Government to reject all attempts to mine the seabed. More>>

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RMA, Building Offences: Record Sentence For Property Developer
The unprecedented sentence handed down to a property developer in the Auckland District Court is a strong warning to others who would consider this type of offending. More>>

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Tourism: Guest Nights Up 1.6 Percent In May
Over 2.5 million nights were spent in commercial accommodation in May 2018, Stats NZ said today. This number is up 1.6 percent from May 2017. More>>

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Fossil Bone DNA Survey: Study Of NZ's Lost World
In New Zealand, the last major landmass to be settled by humans, the level of detail in which researchers can study the first contact between people and fauna is exceptionally high because it only happened around 750 years ago. More>>

Commerce Commission: Spark Charged Over Billing Issues And Offer To New Customers
The Commission has laid 11 charges against Spark alleging it made false or misleading representations relating to its billing and a $100 offer for new customers. More>>

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Women On Boards: Minister For Women Warns Private Sector
‘If they’re not going to make progress, if it’s going to sit there at 19%, then we might have to start thinking about ways government can incentivise them.’ More>>

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"Fake Beef": Acting PM Bites Over Fake Meat Bu
Politicians have beef with Air New Zealand over its promotion of a meat substitute 'Impossible Burger.' Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters said he would not eat a burger with lab-made meat, particularly if there's one with the real thing available. More>>

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Kiwibuild Buyer Requirements: $180,000 Income Cap, Residence Requirements
KiwiBuild home buyers will be required to live in their properties for at least three years and have an income cap of $180,000, according to criteria released today. More>>

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IMF Report: 2018 Article IV Consultation With NZ
Since 2011, New Zealand has enjoyed an economic expansion with notable momentum. Reconstruction spending after the 2011 and 2016 earthquakes was an important catalyst, but the expansion has also been supported by accommodative monetary policy, a net migration wave, improving services exports (especially tourism), and stronger terms of trade. More>>

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Trading Blows: Global Tension Escalates Ahead Of Trump's China Tariffs
A former top US diplomat foresees global trade tensions escalating this week as US President Donald Trump imposes the first of many threatened tariffs on China. More>>

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Ruataniwha: Dam Scheme Revival Raises Doubts In Hawke's Bay
Central Hawke's Bay farmers are excited about the prospect of a group of local businessmen trying to resurrect the controversial Ruataniwha dam scheme, but environmental groups are sceptical any new version would work. More>>

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Automatic Tax Refunds: Tax Simplified For Individual Taxpayers
Revenue Minister Stuart Nash says the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2018-19, Modernising Tax Administration, and Remedial Matters) Bill will simplify tax obligations for individuals who only earn employment or investment income. More>>

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Route Revived: Air Chathams To Fly From Kāpiti To Auckland
Air Chathams has today announced it will launch a new regional flight service between Kāpiti and Auckland, offering more flights than ever before to and from Kāpiti Coast Airport. More>>

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Dairy Expansion: Greenpeace Stops Irrigation Work In Mackenzie
45 activists arrived at the site before dawn, in freezing temperatures, some locking themselves onto diggers and trucks. Police have arrived on the scene. More>>

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IRD's Online GST Woes: Leniency On Late Filing Penalties
“I offer my apologies to our customers for the frustrations this has caused... We will not apply late filing and late payment penalties for any GST returns due on June 28 if they are filed and payments made by Wednesday July 4.” More>>

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Also, Ticketmaster: InternetNZ On Z Energy Data Breach
It’s important that the Privacy Bill and it’s mandatory data breach reporting regime is enacted... The default position should be to tell your customers when a breach occurs. More>>

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Reserve Bank: Official Cash Rate Unchanged At 1.75 Percent
"The Official Cash Rate (OCR) will remain at 1.75 percent for now. However, we are well positioned to manage change in either direction – up or down – as necessary." More>>

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Excise Rise Planned: Regional Fuel Tax Becomes Law
The government's regional fuel tax changes have become law, ahead of its planned introduction in Auckland on Sunday. It means Aucklanders will be paying another 11.5 cents at the pump, in order to pay for major transport projects. More>>

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Trade Figures: Lamb Exports Set New Record
Overall exports were up $509 million (10 percent) to $5.4 billion, with meat exports having the largest increase. This exports total is the second highest for any month. The highest exports total was $5.5 billion in December 2017. More>>

Batteries Included: Electricity Authority Stands By Grid Price Reforms
Advances in large-scale batteries for use in the national electricity system make it more important than ever to reform the way different parts of the country are charged for access to the national electricity grid, the Electricity Authority says. More>>

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New Strategy: Fletcher Building Refreshes Board Chair And Directors
Fletcher Building's outgoing chair Ralph Norris announced the board's audit and risk committee chair Bruce Hassall will succeed him when he steps down from the troubled building company in September. More>>

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Treasury Speech To Accountants: Human Capital And The Living Standards Framework
Our ambition is to integrate a broader conception of economics and value into the everyday work of public policy. We are taking this forward by developing what we call our Living Standards Framework. More>>

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Up 0.5%: GDP Growth Eases Slightly
Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.5 percent in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 0.6 percent increase in the December 2017 quarter. Growth in service industries more than offset a fall in construction activity. More>>

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