Out on a limb: Linda Hall answers the call for apple pickers in Hawke's Bay

A Hawke's Bay apple orchardist said recently that anyone with two arms and two legs could walk in and he'd hire them. So Linda Hall walked in, and Ricky Doran, Orchard Manager for Satellite Johnny Appleseed did. She reports from the... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | March 22nd, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Fran O'Sullivan: Mega-rich investors must stand up for NZ

COMMENT: The mega-rich who have invested in luxury property here to ride out the Apocalypse face a choice — do they up sticks in the wake of the terror attack or come out from their boltholes and use their international pull to... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | March 22nd, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Super Fund set to pull out of gun investments

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund and KiwiSaver providers are reviewing their exposure to gun-related investments following the Government's ban on semi-automatic weapons.A spokeswoman for the $41.2 billion Super Fund said it... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Guns, Facebook and Google – investment managers ponder whether to shake up or ship out

Three years ago a wave of pressure from media and the public forced KiwiSaver providers to ditch investments in clusters bombs, nuclear weapons and tobacco stocks.Now providers are facing difficult decisions over investments in... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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Sir Peter Jackson to Jacinda Ardern: Film subsidies 'might seem unfair' but taps need to stay on

Heavyweight director Sir Peter Jackson pressed Government ministers to reject official advice recommending a ballooning film subsidy scheme be reined in."Jackson acknowledged that writing big cheques for Hollywood might seem unfair,... Source: NZ Herald Business News

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NZ shares climb to record on low interest rate outlook

New Zealand shares rose to a record as the prospect of low interest rates for even longer stoked demand for companies offering regular income such as Meridian Energy and Mercury NZ. Synlait Milk extended its recovery from a weak first-half... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | March 22nd, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Interim relief allows Stan Semenoff logging to continue trucking

A major Northland logging truck company has successfully appealed a decision to revoke its transport licence and will remain on the road until the case is heard in court.On Tuesday the NZ Transport Agency announced it had revoked... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | March 22nd, 2019|Business|0 Comments

What is anti-poverty campaigner Sir Bob Geldolf doing in New Zealand

Anti-poverty campaigner Sir Bob Geldolf has touched down in New Zealand to preach an "embrace technology" message to clients from one of the world's biggest accounting firms.Last night, the I Don't Like Mondays singer spoke for... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | March 22nd, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Westpac's two-year 3.99 per cent rate the latest ultra-low deal in bank's mortgage wars

Five Kiwi banks are offering home loan rates of 3.99 per cent or lower as a mortgage war for new customers flares up again.Westpac today became the latest to offer a two-year 3.99 per cent fixed home loan, joining ASB, TSB and Kiwibank... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | March 22nd, 2019|Business|0 Comments

Vector must pay $3.5m for too many power cuts after Commerce Commission action

Vector has been ordered to pay $3.5 million for historic ''excessive levels'' of power cuts and could face further penalties for more recent breaches.The High Court has found the lines and gas company didn't adhere to good industry... Source: NZ Herald Business News

By | March 22nd, 2019|Business|0 Comments