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Medicinal cannabis firm Rua Bioscience debuts on NZX

Medicinal cannabis company Rua Bioscience is now live on the New Zealand stock exchange, debuting at 70 cents a share.

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Health and Hygiene-Conscious Bathroom Brand Hits NZ Commercial Market

NEWS Waterware, a market leading specialist importer of plumbing, central heating & cooling and bathroomware products, is pleased to announce the arrival of GENTEC. As…

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BNZ Life for sale

The life insurance business of the BNZ is up for sale, according to Australian press reports.

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Wilson Parking agrees sell building leases, pay costs after investigation

Wilson Parking has agreed to sell the leases of three carpark buildings it runs in Wellington, and pay the Commerce Commission half a million dollars…

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The do’s and don’ts of what to do with your money right now with leading finance company, Yes Finance.

NEWS With many New Zealanders now living life on reduced incomes now is a good time to look at spending and what you should be…

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Flight Centre cuts another 160 staff, to close 23 more stores

Details have just come to light that the travel bookings company is undergoing another restructure.

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Wilson Parking agrees sell buildings, pay fine after investigation

Wilson Parking has agreed to sell the leases of three carpark buildings it runs in Wellington, and pay the Commerce Commission half a million dollars…

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Retirement Commission clarifying what superannuation is for

The Retirement Commissioner is offering a definition of the country’s retirement system, after discovering people did not know what superannuation was for.

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Retirement Commission clarifying what KiwiSaver is for

The Retirement Commissioner is offering a definition of the country’s retirement system, after discovering people did not know what superannuation was for.

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10 reasons to be happy you’re back in NZ

NEWS For anyone returning to NZ, the welcome chorus of Maori powhiri and birdsong as one walks through the arrival’s hall can be an emotional…

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Metlifecare takeover: High Court approves $1.3bn offer despite opposition

The retirement village company is set to de-list from the local stock exchange, after the High Court gave its $1.3 billion takeover offer the green…

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Punk Economist: ‘The most prudent thing to do now is spend’

One of the world’s most high-profile economists says the only way New Zealand will stop its burgeoning housing market being a driver of inequality is…

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The Warehouse Group chief operating officer to step down

The chief operating officer of The Warehouse Group will leave the firm in the new year to take up a job with an overseas retailer.

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Taxi drivers upset with Wellington Combined’s new policy

Conflict has broken out in Wellington’s largest taxi company, with some drivers pushing back against what they say is an unfair and conflicted new financial…

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TOP 15 BATHROOM DESIGN TRENDS IN NZ FOR 2021 BY DESIGNERS IN AUCKLAND

BUILDING – AUCKLAND Superior Renovations has put together Bathroom design trends for 2021 curated from designers across the globe.  Bathroom renovations are one of the…

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Starbucks owners to buy Burger King in New Zealand

The owners of the Starbucks franchise in New Zealand will take over Burger King, after the fast food chain’s parent companies were placed into receivership…

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Business confidence back to pre-Covid levels, still low

Business confidence has improved to pre-Covid levels but remains deeply pessimistic even with signs the economy may recover from the pandemic quicker than expected.

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Business confidence back to pre-Covid levels, still low

Business confidence has improved to pre-Covid levels but remains deeply pessimistic even with signs the economy may recover from the pandemic quicker than expected.

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Banks need stronger cyber security – RBNZ

The Reserve Bank is taking steps to ensure banks and other regulated financial services beef up their cyber security.

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20,000 Kiwi kids start the Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure

EDUCATION Starting today, 20,000 children across New Zealand are embarking on the five-week Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure, which promotes the importance of eating…

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PGG Wrightson lifts profit expectations, resumes dividend payout

The rural services company has issued a tentative guidance for the current financial year and expects operating earnings of about $52 million, up 30 percent…

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Get Rid of Rats and Mice

NEWS Spring. The season of blooming flowers, new life, and sadly RATS! That’s right, along with warmer weather and longer days rodents seem to flourish…

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The future of cash: RBNZ developing strategy to secure its use

The Reserve Bank is giving immediate priority to ensuring a future for cash.

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Businessman Eric Watson sentenced to a four-month jail term

New Zealand businessman Eric Watson has been sentenced to a four-month jail term in the UK for contempt of court, TVNZ reports.

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Top five ways to increase productivity for your business with New Zealand-wide accounting specialists Tutbury & Associates Limited.

NEWS Productivity is one of the key elements of a successful business. New Zealand’s premier accounting professionals – Tauranga-based Tutbury & Associates Limited – have…

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Get your deck and fences cleaned for summer with Rotorua’s leading business and house washing service, Exterior Washing Services.

NEWS Summer is just around the corner and with it comes the desire to be outdoors in our own back garden. But with moss, mould…

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Possible Labour-Greens government concerns Employers and Manufacturers Association

A business leader says he is concerned about the potential role the Greens may have in the new government.

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MERAS celebrates election of midwife and union activist to Parliament

POLITICS Sarah Pallett, newly elected MP in the Christchurch seat of Ilam, is the only current midwife in Parliament and brings the total number of…

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Complacency makes Kiwis more vulnerable to cyber attacks

The country needs to be serious about cyber protection as the volume and sophistication of financially-motivated cyber attacks has increased over the past six months,…

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Bookworms unite to celebrate bookshop day

The sixth annual bookshop day is being marked across independent booksellers around the country.

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Manufacturing picks up as lockdowns ease

Manufacturing activity perked up last month as sales and production improved after Covid-19 restrictions were eased.

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Allied Farmers to buy into new rural land management company

The rural services group Allied Farmers has announced it will buy into a land management company, and in two years, may take it over completely.

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Lowcarb Online Limited is set to launch in November with a full range of low carb and keto friendly products for New Zealanders.

NEWS The upcoming exciting launch of Lowcarb Online is set to make the low carb lifestyle accessible to everyone across New Zealand. Launching in early…

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More than $11 million in wage subsidies repaid by Briscoe Group

Large retailer Briscoe Group has repaid more than $11 million received in wage subsidies to the government.

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Electrical safety on farms and rural properties with New Zealand’s leading Rural Consultants for AgSafe New Zealand Ltd.

NEWS Farming is among the more dangerous occupations for several reasons, but a big reason is the potential for encounters with electrical hazards says New…

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Double-dip recession next year, but housing rolls on

New Zealand’s economy is expected to slip back into recession early next year as delayed job losses, falling consumer spending, and the absence of international…

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New consumer-related legislation will make lending harder to get – law firm

The plethora of new consumer-related legislation and regulation coming into effect simultaneously may have unintended consequences for those seeking lending, according to a leading law…

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RNZ National reaches record listener numbers

RNZ National has become the first New Zealand radio station to record more than 700,000 different listeners each week in a nationwide GfK radio industry…

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Battle of Ziploc trademark settled in Supreme Court

A long-running dispute over who has the right to trademark the word Ziploc in New Zealand has finally been settled by the Supreme Court.

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General Election Hygiene Standards Set to Change Permanently – Expert

BUSINESS New safety measures and hygiene standards introduced for the 2020 general election are likely to set a model for future elections according to an…

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Fonterra raises forecast milk price

Fonterra is raising its forecast farmgate milk price range for the current dairy season to $6.80 per kilogram with a plus or minus margin of…

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The Warehouse defends wage subsidy, redundancy criticism

The chair of The Warehouse Group has defended the company’s decisions to claim $67.8 million through the government’s wage subsidy scheme and to lay off…

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Lewis Road Creamery sold to NZ investment fund

Lewis Road Creamery has been sold to New Zealand’s biggest farmland investment fund for an undisclosed sum.

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NZers resilient over finances despite underlying worries – survey

New Zealanders continue to have confidence when it comes to financial matters even though more people regularly worry about money, a survey has found.

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CBD’s $100m hole: Heart of the City ‘very disappointed’ in council

Auckland’s city centre business association has attacked Auckland Council, claiming it’s not doing enough to get its workers back into the CBD and supporting the…

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Mainfreight expects 23% increase in first half profit

New Zealand’s largest transport company said its pre-tax first half profit was estimated to be $102.2 million.

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Surging house prices can’t last forever – REINZ

Sky rocketing house prices are not sustainable for the local economy, according to Real Estate Institute of New Zealand chief executive Bindi Norwell.

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Aucklanders lost 200 jobs a day during August lockdown

Auckland lost 200 jobs a day during the city’s second lockdown in August, and job seekers are swelling job application piles.

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Interest rate war predicted as banks look to lend more

A mortgage rate war could be on the way as banks look to lend more money to potential homebuyers.

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The Warehouse workers ‘dejected, annoyed’ over restructure

The Warehouse has been undergoing a restructure which it expects will result in between 500 and 750 roles being cut – 320 full-time equivalent roles…

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Auckland job listings down 40% in September quarter – TradeMe

Auckland City recorded a 41 percent drop in online job listings on TradeMe, compared with the same period last year.

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Re-imagine your office space with SHARED – Provider of flexible working and serviced office spaces.

NEWS The way we work is changing. The office work space, as we know it, needs to be reinvented to increase productivity and minimise unused…

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Housing market continues to hit record highs

The national median house price hit a record $685,000 in September as nine regions reached new highs.

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Stuff Video Misrepresents Challenge Fuel Station.

NEWS Challenge Whangamata is disappointed about a video on the Stuff website on Sunday October 11, which the owner believes is misrepresentative of his family-owned…

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Do-it-yourself investors in it for the long haul – survey

Nearly two thirds of investors planned to hold most of their share for three to 10 years, while 15 percent expected to sit on their…

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New Zealand businesses prepared to innovate because of Covid-19 – survey

About a third of New Zealand organisations believe a focus on innovation over the next 12 months is essential for building resilience and recovery from…

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Meridian ad ordered off TV over misleading environmental claims

A Meridian Energy TV ad featuring the trials of a Kiwi ‘eco-hero’ has been ordered off-air after it was found to make misleading environmental claims.

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Tourism NZ predicts international market won’t recover until 2024

While international tourism is expected to flatline for the rest of the year, New Zealanders are predicted to spend more than usual over summer.

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‘Transitional pain’ warned as paper mill signals changes to New Zealand operations

Norske Skog is the latest industrial player to signal a review of its New Zealand operations, following similar moves by others in the manufacturing sector.

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Abano Healthcare revenue recovery spurs increased takeover offer

As Covid-19 restrictions eased a strong recovery in business and improved earnings outlook for dental company Abano Healthcare has resulted in an increased takeover offer.

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Economist warns of risk to exporters if trade relationship with China changes

New Zealand exporters are exposing themselves to a range of risks if they focus too much on China at the expense of other export markets,…

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Bosses call on next government to prioritise partnerships, infrastructure

The development of a wide range of infrastructure projects is at the top of the election wish list from some of the country’s leading chief…

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Air New Zealand offers cheap fares over summer

The $60 and under fares are available from the second half of November until mid February and are available to all of the airlines domestic…

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Future of Kawerau paper mill uncertain

The future of another major industrial operation is under review because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Avocado exports drop amid air freight capacity woes

Figures from Auckland Airport for August show an almost 60 percent drop in avocados sent by air to overseas markets compared to the same month…

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Energy use yet to return to pre-pandemic levels

Covid-19 has left a mark on New Zealand’s energy consumption, which is yet to return to business as usual.

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Future of Kawerau paper mill uncertain

The future of another major industrial operation is under review because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Major expansion is on the horizon for Masterton-based artisan sheep’s milk producer, Fernglen Farm.

NEWS October is going to be a big month for Masterton-based Fernglen Farm as they expand rapidly into 15 more New World stores in the…

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Top Seeds Take Majority Of Titles At Squash Junior Nationals

SQUASH Over 300 matches played in a condensed three days of competition meant there was no easy road to a title at the AON New…

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Benefits of developing company core values with New Zealand-wide accounting specialists Tutbury & Associates Limited

NEWS More than just words, a business’s core values need to be a demonstration of their vision, culture and principals. If your business doesn’t already…

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How to talk about life insurance with your partner

NEWS Talking about life insurance means talking about death. No-one finds that easy. Pinnacle Life has some tips to get you started with talking about…

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Little Maintenance Required for uPVC Windows

NEWS PRESS RELEASE – September 2020 uPVC is a hardy, durable, and low-maintenance joinery material. Distributed and installed in the Auckland region by Kiwi-owned company…

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Joinery Made From uPVC Reduces Maintenance Time and Cost

NEWS PRESS RELEASE – September 2020 Property owners have plenty on their plates. The upkeep of any property, be it residential or commercial, is an…

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Footprint Connect brings new & improved employee financial wellness solutions to NZ Businesses

NEWS In a time of unprecedented change, having the right support systems in place for your employees is essential for every business. As the largest…

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Superior Renovations showcase their Kitchen renovation photos for their Top 16 Projects in Auckland

BUILDING – AUCKLAND Superior Renovations has renovated over 200 Kitchens in Auckland in the last 3 years alone. Kitchen and Bathroom renovations are the top…

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The dangers of letting the mould grow on your roof with Rotorua’s leading business and house washing service, Exterior Washing Services.

NEWS Dark in appearance, mould is often mistaken for dirt, as such people will tend to ignore it. But left unchecked, mould can pose a…

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Motorised Blinds Can Now Be Voice Controlled With Home Automation

TECHNOLOGY With so many advancements in technology and the popularily growing with home automation systems, you can now make your window blinds voice controlled with…

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Scoring Tries Means Money For Charity As North Harbour Take On Hawkes Bay

RUGBY The QBE North Harbour Mitre 10 Cup team will be scoring tries for more than just a win when they take on Hawkes Bay…

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New Hotels Opening in Auckland in 2020

ACCOMMODATION – AUCKLAND 2020 has been a total disaster for the Auckland tourism market and hotels in particular. But opening a new hotel is a…

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Air New Zealand CFO Jeff McDowall resigns

Jeff McDowall had been with the national carrier for more than 20 years and was acting chief executive before the arrival of Greg Foran earlier…

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