Friday, 28 April 2017

Business News

  • Government funding boost welcomed by Infrastructure Industry

    14:03 | 28/4/17
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    28 April 2017: The Government's recently announced $11 billion investment into infrastructure over the coming years has been welcomed by the industry.  more»
  • Westpac rules out funding controversial coal mine

    13:39 | 28/4/17
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    AUCKLAND, 28 April 2017 -- 350.org , 350 Australia , 350 Aotearoa and the Australian Youth Climate Coalition have hailed Westpac’s new climate change policy -- which includes a ban on funding for any new coal basin projects -- as a massive blow for ... more»
  • NZ wool auction volumes remain high

    13:37 | 28/4/17
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    April 28 (BusinessDesk) - Volumes at New Zealand's weekly wool auction were higher than normal for this time of year as farmers try to shift bales they held back from previous auctions due to weak prices. more»
  • Dunedin to sign friendship agreement with Qingyuan

    13:25 | 28/4/17
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    Dunedin (Friday, 28 April 2017) – Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull heads to China next week to sign a Friendship City agreement with Qingyuan and help promote Dunedin’s creative sector by launching an exhibition at the prestigious Yu Gallery in Shanghai. more»
  • CrownBet welcomed as Official Wagering Partner of tournament

    13:10 | 28/4/17
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    Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) is pleased to announce CrownBet as its Official Wagering Partner.  more»
  • Farming Profitably within Environmental Limits

    13:06 | 28/4/17
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    Dr Christine Jones - international authority on soil health and profitable farming systems will be back in New Zealand by popular demand following a successful tour in 2015 – The International Year of Soils, where she ran seven workshops speaking ... more»
  • Another day to wait on Fairfax NZ, NZME merger deal

    12:48 | 28/4/17
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    April 28 (BusinessDesk) - Fairfax New Zealand and NZME will have to wait one more day before finding out whether their arguments have swayed the Commerce Commission from its draft decision to reject a merger between the country's two dominant newspaper ... more»
  • Luxury travel insights on the TRENZ breakfast menu

    12:21 | 28/4/17
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    New Zealand tourism operators attending TRENZ 2017 (9-12 May, Auckland) will get invaluable insider insight into the minds of luxury American travellers and how to attract these high-value visitors. more»
  • Metlifecare buys Botany site for new $140 million village

    12:19 | 28/4/17
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    April 28 (BusinessDesk) - Metlifecare has bought a 2.4 hectare site in Auckland's Botany suburb which it plans to spend $140 million developing into a 160-unit retirement village.  more»
  • SkyCity posts 4% dip in 3Q revenue as Australia struggles

    12:06 | 28/4/17
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    April 28 (BusinessDesk) - SkyCity Entertainment Group posted a 4 percent decline in third-quarter sales as its Australian businesses in Darwin and Adelaide continued to struggle while its flagship Auckland casino dealt with flat gaming revenue and ... more»
  • NZ dollar falls as commodity prices weaken

    11:57 | 28/4/17
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    April 28 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell to a 10-month low as weaker commodity prices restrained the currencies of countries that export raw materials, while the European Central Bank kept its policy settings unchanged as expected. more»
  • Draft Employment Bill released for public consultation

    11:55 | 28/4/17
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    On 20 April 2017, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) released a copy of the draft Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill (Bill) for public consultation.  more»
  • Training essential to combat service sector skill shortage

    11:13 | 28/4/17
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    Careerforce has joined At Your Service Aotearoa’s call to arms over a mounting skills shortage within the service sector workforce and urges greater focus on workplace training. As the Industry Training Organisation for the health and wellbeing sectors, ... more»
  • Dairy and lamb to China boost March exports

    11:06 | 28/4/17
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    Exports rose $446 million (11 percent) when compared with March 2016 to reach $4.6 billion in March 2017, Stats NZ said today.  more»
  • Nine-hour Uber ride a risk to public safety

    11:01 | 28/4/17
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    The “nine-hour straight” $1000 Uber fare from Auckland to Wellington at the end of a driver’s shift was a risk to public safety, says Blue Bubble CEO Bob Wilkinson.  more»