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Open Letter: Tertiary Education Not Required

More than 100 companies have signed an open letter declaring tertiary qualifications are not required for a range of roles within their workplaces. More>>

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Cash, Cows: Fonterra Margin Shrinks On Higher Milk Payout

Fonterra Cooperative Group's full-year gross margin dropped about 4 percentage points as the dairy company paid more for milk, while rising prices offset a decline in volumes. The changing mix didn't alter Fonterra's forecast payout. More>>

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World Rivers Day: Boost For Water Quality Data

Understanding and improving our waterways requires high quality information and communities can now access the latest on their rivers, lakes and streams thanks to fresh data available today. . More>>

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StatsNZ: Economy Grows 0.8% In June Quarter

“Strong export and domestic demand underpinned growth this quarter,” national accounts senior manager Gary Dunnet said. “Demand for exports has resulted in strong production growth in manufacturing and service industries.” More>>

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Stats NZ: Annual Net Migration Remains High

Annual net migration was 72,100 in the August 2017 year... Migrant arrivals reached 132,200, a new annual record, and migrant departures were 60,100 in the year ended August 2017. More>>

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Expert Reaction: Cassini's Grand Saturn Finale

After a 20 year mission, NASA's spacecraft Cassini will meet its demise this week by plunging into Saturn's atmosphere and burning up. More>>

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Fuel Leak: Refinery Prepares To Repair Damaged Pipeline
Refining NZ has confirmed that it is to start repairs on a section of its multi-product fuel pipeline which was shut down following a jet fuel leak last Thursday. More>>uption.htm">More>>

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Jurisdiction: Court Rejects Cathay Unit's Retirement Age Of 55 For Pilots
The Supreme Court has backed two Auckland-based Cathay Pacific pilots who claimed local law meant they couldn't be forced to retire at 55. More>>

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Supreme Court: AFFCO Loses Lockout Appeal
The essential question in the appeal was whether those who presented themselves for work at the beginning of the 2015/2016 season were at that time “employees” for the purposes of the lockout provision... This Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal. More>>

China FTA: NZ Govt Agrees On Negotiating Mandate For Upgrade
The New Zealand government has agreed a negotiating mandate for the upgrade of the free trade agreement with China, with a goal of $30 billion of two-way trade by 2020. More>>

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Statistics: Measuring International Migration Using Travel Histories
“With the pending removal of departure cards, developing the ‘12/16-month rule’ is a part of our work towards ensuring we can measure migration without depending on traveller cards,” population statistics senior manager Peter Dolan said. More>>

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Last Scheduled Speech: Dollar Dips On Wheeler
The New Zealand dollar dipped briefly after Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler made what may be his last official attempt to jawbone the kiwi lower ... More>>

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Mycoplasma Bovis: Three New Properties As Positive
“All three properties have links to existing infected properties, and this is an entirely expected pattern at this stage of the response,” MPI Response Coordinator David Yard says. More>>

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Crown Accounts: Slightly Softer Growth Expected In PREFU
A slightly softer growth forecast is the main feature of largely unchanged Pre-election Fiscal Update compared to the Budget forecasts three months ago, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

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Water: Farming Leaders Pledge To Help Make Rivers Swimmable
In a first for the country, farming leaders have pledged to work together to help make New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for future generations. More>>

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Unintended Consequences: Liquor Change For Grocery Stores On Tobacco Tax
Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. More>>

By May 2018: Wider, Earlier Microbead Ban
The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More>>

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Snail-ier Mail: NZ Post To Ditch FastPost
New Zealand Post customers will see a change to how they can send priority mail from 1 January 2018. The FastPost service will no longer be available from this date. More>>

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Property Institute: English Backs Of Debt To Income Plan
Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church is applauding today’s decision, by Prime Minister Bill English, to take Debt-to-income ratios off the table as a tool available to the Reserve Bank. More>>

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