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New employment laws 'common sense'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:53
BusinessNZ has dismissed claims by one of New Zealand's largest unions that new employment laws will drive down wages and reduce workers' bargaining power.


Chinese company Fu Wah gets hotel approval
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:25
Chinese development company Fu Wah has been granted official approval to lease a 0.5ha block of land for a five-star hotel in downtown Auckland.


Kiwi firms piggyback All Blacks
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:28
Rugby will be the winner when the All Blacks take on USA in Chicago this weekend, but New Zealand businesses are also looking for a victory from the historic test match.


'Unusual' 10c discount on petrol
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:31
The Automobile Association is encouraging Wellington motorists to take advantage of an "unusual" 10 cent discount on the price of petrol today.


Solid Energy posts another big loss
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:47
State coal miner Solid Energy continues to spill red ink, posting another big loss - $182 million for the year to June.


Air NZ wins long running legal battle
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:41
Air New Zealand has won a four year legal battle against Australia's competition watchdog which alleged the airline was guilty of organising fuel and security surcharge price fixing.


ANZ profit surges by $300 million
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:21
ANZ's boss has hit back at critics of the bank's record $1.7 billion profit, saying its returns are "only middle of the range".


Energy efficient homes 'cost more to build'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:50
Architects are claiming proposed planning rules requiring all new homes in Christchurch to be energy and water efficient could add $15,000 to the cost of home building.


Japan bags NZ company
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:33
New Zealand airport baggage handling business BSC Group has sold an 80 per cent stake of the company to Daifuku of Japan for an undisclosed sum.


Employment law 'a step backwards'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:23
The new employment law is a step backwards and could put vulnerable workers at risk, says Equal Opportunities Commissioner Jackie Blue.


Huge egg farm plan attracts protest
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:47
Giant chickens have taken to the streets of Whangarei, to protest what would be the country's biggest egg factory farm.


New Auckland public spaces planned
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:45
Aucklanders are being asked to help plan a network of high-quality public spaces for the city's downtown area.


MYOB targets NZ retail cloud software
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:15
Wellingtonians will be able to sample craft beer and a new cloud software system at a tasting room that Tuatara Brewing will open in the central city at the end of the year.


Kiwi love of bespoke houses slows progress
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:28
The Kiwi love affair with individualised house designs is bogging the building industry down, according to a new report.


Forestry staff seen as 'bottom of the barrel'
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:23
Safety failures in the forestry sector extend all the way up the supply chain and a significant portion of the industry views its frontline staff as a "bottom of the barrel workforce".


OceanaGold quarterly profit slides 61pc
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:31
Australian goldminer OceanaGold Corporation has reported a 61 per cent drop in profit to US$16.9 million ($21.7 million) for the third quarter.


Building consents slump in September
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:44
Building consents slumped 12 per cent in September, possibly because of election jitters and despite a record migration boom.


Strongline Buildings liquidated owing $3.4m
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:31
Shareholder infighting saw <a href="" target="_blank">Tauranga company Strongline Buildings Ltd placed in liquidation</a> last month, owing almost $3.4 million to more than 100 creditors.


Co-operative Bank fight over name lost
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:13
The Co-operative Bank has lost its High Court bid to prevent the New Zealand Association of Credit Unions renaming itself "Co-op Money NZ".


White collar workers lift AWF profit
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:46
Listed recruitment firm AWF Group has delivered on its forecast "significant" increase in interim net profit after the acquisition of white-collar recruitment group Madison Recruitment.


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