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Whangarei's biggest-ever construction project – a hotel and entertainment centre -planned

Plans are well advanced for a four star-plus 130-room hotel and an entertainment centre in Whangārei that could fit up to 1000 people— now that the Hundertwasser Art Centre is to be built.If the plan goes ahead it's likely... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | July 19th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Sales jump for book by former US ambassador to Russia

NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by the former U.S. ambassador whom Russian officials have said they want to interview is in the top 10 on Amazon.com.Michael McFaul's "From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia"... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | July 19th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Trump pushing job training as employers search for workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is pressing U.S. companies and trade associations to bolster their job training opportunities as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies.Trump is set to hold a White... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | July 19th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Many options, few solutions after Nevada execution delays

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada twice has come close to carrying out its first execution in 12 years. And twice it failed.Condemned killer Scott Raymond Dozier says he wants to die, but the state has no clear path forward after courts blocked... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | July 19th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Matthew Hooton: 'Communism by stealth' is here

COMMENT: The Government, district health boards and any nurses organisation officials primarily concerned with Labour's re-election know they have to stand firm against the rebellious nurses in the wards.Each of these powerful... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | July 19th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

The Aussie man suing tech giants Google, Microsoft and Yahoo

A Brisbane businessman is taking on the might of the world's largest search engine giants and believes he is the first in the world to sue Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.Jarrod Sierocki is suing them for defamation, angry that the... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | July 19th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Chinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. have set up a joint venture for taxi-hailing in Japan.The companies announced the plan Thursday for a service that will use artificial intelligence... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | July 19th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

NZ shares down, led lower by A2 and Z Energy

New Zealand shares dropped, led lower by A2 Milk Co and Z Energy, while Trustpower and Summerset gained.The S&P/NZX50 Index fell 28.5 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 8,917.59. Within the index, 23 stocks rose, 19 fell and eight were... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | July 19th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Rabobank predicts 2% NZ milk production growth in 2018/19

Rural banking specialist Rabobank expects New Zealand's milk production to grow by 2 per cent in the current 2018/19 season and a farmgate milk price of $6.80 per kg of milksolids.The milk price forecast compares with Fonterra's... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | July 19th, 2018|Business|0 Comments

Kiwis lose $7.9m to romance scams in first three months of the year

Kiwis lost $7.9 million to online romance scams during the first three months of 2018.Online safety organisation Netsafe's first-quarter report showed that 205 people reported being defrauded by a romantic scam.The amount lost... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | July 18th, 2018|Business|0 Comments