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Tasmania and the Great Small Cities of the World

22 August 2017 - Do the Great Small Cities of the World provide ideas for the future direction of Tasmania and its regions?

Source: Scoop NZ - Business | 22 Aug 2017 | 1:20 pm(NZT)

Comvita beats earnings guidance, upbeat about FY18

Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Comvita said poor weather conditions and the slowdown in demand from small exporters who ship goods informally to China weighed on its annual result, although a second half improvement meant it was slightly better than forecast ...

Source: Scoop NZ - Business | 22 Aug 2017 | 1:05 pm(NZT)

Contractors welcome infrastructure promises

Civil contractors have welcomed political parties’ announcements on infrastructure investment but say any incoming government needs to improve procurement systems and shine light on “the poor cousin” of infrastructure: water systems.

Source: Scoop NZ - Business | 22 Aug 2017 | 12:48 pm(NZT)

Tourism Holdings lifts FY profit to record $30.2mn

Aug. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings exceeded guidance, posting a record 2017 profit and said it aims to boost earnings to $50 million by 2020.

Source: Scoop NZ - Business | 22 Aug 2017 | 12:46 pm(NZT)

Overtime rises in one third of NZ workplaces

Overtime increased in 28% of organisations in New Zealand over the past year, according to recruiting experts Hays.

Source: Scoop NZ - Business | 22 Aug 2017 | 12:35 pm(NZT)



Ingham's posts 2.5 per cent gain in FY earnings in NZ

Ingham's Group, which is the number two poultry producer in New Zealand behind Tegel Group, reported a 2.5 per cent gain in New Zealand earnings, saying trading improved in the second half after a weak first half and the trend has...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Business | 22 Aug 2017 | 11:58 am(NZT)

Cameras on boats 'an invasion of privacy'

A group of fishermen could be heading to court to fight a plan to use cameras and GPS trackers to monitor commercial trawlers.

Source: Radio New Zealand Business Headlines | 22 Aug 2017 | 11:26 am(NZT)

National launches 'boldest-ever' trade policy

National has released trade policy to complete or start seven free trade deals - which it says will unlock markets with 2.5 billion people.Trade Minister Todd McClay announced what he called New Zealand's "boldest-ever trade push"...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Business | 22 Aug 2017 | 11:24 am(NZT)

Mortgage stress: Young Sydney couple's eye-watering household debt

A young Sydney couple with an eye-watering level of debt have given a shocking insight into just how Australians have come to carry the second-highest level of household debt in the world.Roy Palleson and Rowena Ebona have racked...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Business | 22 Aug 2017 | 11:22 am(NZT)

Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo

At the height of the day's solar eclipse in New York, Google finally revealed the name of its latest Android operating system - in honor of another dark disc: the Oreo. The company turned the beloved cookie into a superhero based...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Business | 22 Aug 2017 | 11:19 am(NZT)



Sky TV profits hit by piracy and streaming services

Listed broadcaster Sky Network Television has made a weaker full-year profit after a fall in subscribers and higher programming costs.

Source: Radio New Zealand Business Headlines | 22 Aug 2017 | 10:51 am(NZT)

Record $570m award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record US$417 million (NZ$570m) to a hospitalised woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Business | 22 Aug 2017 | 10:32 am(NZT)

Dry weather boosts Mercury, hurts Genesis

The dry weather that caused headaches for energy planners this winter has had a big impact on company profitability.

Source: Radio New Zealand Business Headlines | 22 Aug 2017 | 10:21 am(NZT)

Global coal production continues decline

Global coal production fell last year by a bigger margin than in any year since records began in 1971, according to new OECD figures.

Source: Radio New Zealand Business Headlines | 22 Aug 2017 | 7:29 am(NZT)

Michael Hill makes strong full-year profit

Michael Hill International's strong full-year profit was underpinned by growth in its three key markets - Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Source: Radio New Zealand Business Headlines | 21 Aug 2017 | 3:26 pm(NZT)

EDITORIAL: Barriers to Christchurch commuter rail service

EDITORIAL: Just one month ago, another proposal for a commuter rail service into Christchurch was turned down by the committee which plans the region's public transport. Now, a Labour Party election pledge has resurrected the idea, proposing a commuter train from Rolleston to the central city.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Business | 26 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am(NZT)

E-commerce opens door for ethnic communities: Alibaba

The Internet has made New Zealand is a great place for ethnic minorities to grow a business, according to Chinese mega-company Alibaba.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Business | 26 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am(NZT)

Wellington company Chrometoaster wins top Australian design award for educational game

Dave Turnbull's creative juices started flowing in a high school classroom in Queenstown 20 years ago.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Business | 26 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am(NZT)



Quality versus quantity - tourism shares dairy's challenge

Head of an international marketing company says that going for quality over quantity is the real challenge for New Zealand tourism.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Business | 26 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am(NZT)

Languishing malls must develop or die, say retail experts

Suburban shopping malls aren't dead but it's not hard to kill them off, retail experts say.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Business | 26 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am(NZT)















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