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Taxing Multinationals: Next Step To Improve System

New legislation to improve the fairness of the tax system and prevent large multinationals from exploiting rules in order to shift their profits offshore has passed another step closer to becoming law. More>>

A Fuel And His Money: Petrol Prices Hit Records

The cost of 91 octane in Wellington and the South Island hit $2.30 a litre last week, beating the previous high set in 2013. Crude oil prices have been rising globally while the New Zealand dollar has fallen, making the cost of fuel more expensive. More>>

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NZentry: EU And NZ To Start Free Trade Talks

A free trade deal between New Zealand and the European Union (EU) has taken a major step forward with the announcement overnight that the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council has approved its negotiating mandate. More>>

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You'd Hope: Employers Told To Pay Minimum Wage

Advertisers offering jobs to backpackers are being told they must pay the minimum wage or risk prosecution. Last week, RNZ revealed a job website - Backpackerboard - was advertising roles below the $16.50 per hour minimum wage. More>>

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Still Gaining: More Migrants Head Back Overseas

Annual net migration is down 4,800 from a high point a year ago, largely because more non-New Zealand citizens are leaving the country, Stats NZ said today. More>>

Christchurch: Red Zone Used To Boost Endangered Bee Population

“May 20 has been declared World Bee Day by the United Nations, and I am pleased to announce today that we have been able to use the red zone to protect and grow our native bee stocks,” says Minister Megan Woods. More>>

Trips, Support, Conferences For Agents: Insurers Spend $34 Million On Soft Commissions

“We are concerned that insurers are designing and offering incentives that potentially set advisers up to fail in complying with their obligations.” More>>

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Privacy Commissioner: Facial Recognition Tech Not Reliable
The Privacy Commissioner says businesses should take great care when using facial recognition technology because there is a high risk of misidentification. More>>

Compliance Costs: Cheesemakers "Have A Reason To Smile"
Delighted to be a guest at The Great Eketahuna Cheese Festival today, Mr O’Connor launched the Food Safety Template for Cheesemakers – a tool to help cheesemakers producing cheese for New Zealand and Australia to meet food safety requirements. More>>

Te Uru Rākau: NZ Forestry Now Future Proofed
The Associate Minister of Forestry the Hon Meka Whaitiri says the launch of Te Uru Rākau will mean that the New Zealand forestry industry will be future proofed. More>>

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Minister Of Tourism Speech: TRENZ 2018
Tourism is an economic bedrock. It’s our biggest export earner, employs hundreds of thousands of people, and the industry is the world’s window into our beautiful country. More>>

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ComCom Open letter: Emerging Technoloy In Lines Companies
The Commerce Commission has written an open letter outlining its intention to gather information from regulated electricity distributors to better understand how they are planning, investing and accounting for emerging technologies. More>>

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Dairy Industry Review: Terms Of Reference Released
An inclusive and comprehensive review of dairy industry legislation will help our biggest export sector get in shape for the future, says Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor. More>>

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Telecomms Reform: Bill Reported Back To The House
The Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Clare Curran, has welcomed the return of the Telecommunications Amendment Bill to Parliament today. More>>

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The Minister for Government Digital Services and Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Clare Curran, says an action plan and ethical framework is urgently needed to educate and upskill people on Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. More>>

NZ’s economy continues to generate jobs to accommodate a growing population, but wages are only inching higher despite a tightening labour market. This has been the story of NZ’s labour market for a while now ... More>>

The Soil & Health Association welcomes the Environmental Protection Authority’s announcement to review the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in New Zealand but wants them to act now and ban their use immediately. The EPA’s announcement, ... More>>

Watch - The government has officially announced that foreign companies will be asked to pay GST on goods sold online to New Zealanders from October next year. More>>