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Reserve Bank looks at rental property investor rules
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:56
The Reserve Bank has confirmed it is consulting on new rules for residential property investors, opening the door to new requirements for owners of rental properties.


All Blacks rugby game rekindles relationship
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:08
The All Blacks game against the USA Eagles in Chicago last year has led to a $600,000 contract for an Auckland engineering firm.


NZ toothfish exports face boycott in North America
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:23
New Zealand's toothfish exports are facing a market-wide boycott in North America over environmental concerns.


Briscoe to open new stores, posts record profit
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:58
Retailer Briscoe Group will open five new stores after making another record profit, defying the difficult climate for retailers.


No US listing for Xero this year
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:30
New Zealand online accounting software developer Xero has pushed back plans for a US sharemarket listing to the start of 2016 at the earliest, as fresh capital funding buys transition time for the fast-growing company's new US leadership team.


Foodstuffs keeps mum on Warehouse stake
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:47
Supermarket giant Foodstuffs will not be drawn on whether it will follow rival Woolworths and sell its stake in The Warehouse at a big loss.


Aotearoa Fisheries launches $30m fleet renewal
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:37
New Zealand's biggest Maori-owned fisheries company has announced a $30 million fleet renewal programme.


Power retailers struggle with complex network pricing
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:13
Excessively complex pricing by network companies is the single biggest problem facing new electricity retailers, say industry specialists.


'Thursdays on O'Connell' brainchild of restaurateur
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:37
The restaurant district of O'Connell Street in downtown Auckland will be closed to traffic today for the start of an initiative the council hopes will become a regular thing.


Thai businessman Dhanin Chearavanont gets honorary doctorate from Massey
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:30
A Thai businessman and philanthropist has been given an honorary doctorate from Massey University in recognition of his work.


Council cops it for 'heavy-handed' action
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:49
A Frankton hairdresser whose footpath sign was confiscated by city council staff says costly fees and heavy-handed bureaucrats are styming Hamilton's small business operators.


Tips for surviving an open plan office
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:09
The phrase "my door is always open" is becoming extinct in the workplace, as fewer and fewer people have actual offices with actual doors.


Council looks to capitalise on free trade
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 23:41
The Invercargill City Council will look to further build on a free trade agreement that resulted in a $150 million increase in exports from New Zealand to Taiwan over its first year.


Christchurch gigabit homes 'likely this year'
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:51
Broadband plans for households at "gigabit" speeds are likely this year in Christchurch.


The lonely life of the NZ oil explorer
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:39
It's a hard row to hoe being a New Zealand-based oil and gas company.


Building strikes flat patch after strong start
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37
One of the key supports of economic growth, construction, hit another flat patch at the end of the year, after a flying start to 2014.


Drive to export milk questioned
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:33
New Zealand's constant drive to produce more export milk could be self-defeating, dairy farm syndicate manager Andrew Watters says.


Australian Reserve Bank reveals probe into dollar spike
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:20
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has backed a move by the Reserve Bank of Australia to ask the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to investigate suspicious trading in foreign exchange markets that caused a spike in the Australian dollar in the minute before the March interest rates policy decision was announced at 2:30pm on Tuesday afternoon.


Auckland Housing Accord on track: Government
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:11
The Government and Auckland Council say they are on track with their plan to ease Auckland's housing shortage.


Liquidation for Concept Homes Tokoroa
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:57
A Waikato company has gone into liquidation owing more than $1 million to 70 businesses.


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