• An Afternoon with Dick Smith

    Iconic Australian entrepreneur and adventurer Dick Smith will be the keynote speaker at a one off seminar taking place in Queenstown on Friday September 14. The seminar, ‘An Afternoon with Dick Smith’ is intended to provide a...

    • Posted May 29, 2012
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  • Single global brand drives name change

    Gallagher Group’s decision to deliver a single global identity has resulted in a company name change for prominent local business, PEC Fuel Pumps. One of New Zealand’s most successful privately owned companies, Gallagher is a global leader...

    • Posted May 28, 2012
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  • True to training

      It’s not easy for New Zealand manufacturers to compete against the lower costs of international firms. But where we can’t compete financially, we can compete by building a highly productive workforce with a strong knowledge of...

    • Posted May 28, 2012
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  • Crown deficit not the real issue

    Total debt, not government debt, is the major issue for New Zealand say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). The Budget released yesterday detailed how the Government hope to move out of deficit by 2014/15...

    • Posted May 25, 2012
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  • Still waiting on real changes

    The Budget has brought more helpful tweaking but still not the step change needed to turn around the economy say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). NZMEA Chief Executive John Walley says, “The more fundamental...

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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  • Zero Budget gives business head room to grow economy

    Today’s zero Budget will give business heart to invest and expand the economy, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. “By reining in its spending thereby keeping in check its rising debt, the Government will give business the...

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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  • Responsible investment approach in Budget 2012

    Despite being presented as a ‘zero’ Budget, this year’s spending has been well focused on areas helpful for future growth, says BusinessNZ. With all new discretionary spending having to be matched by savings or tax revenues from...

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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  • High octane tax take, highly dependent on growth

    The forecast turnaround in the state of the nation’s accounts is highly dependent on bullish growth forecasts between now and 2016 say PwC. The other major contributor is rigorous control over crown spending. “We are surprised at...

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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  • What to look for in the Budget

    Chrystal ball gazing isn’t the most reliable pursuit but we need to start somewhere when we consider the Budget which will be released tomorrow at 2.30pm in Wellington. These are some of the issues I would like...

    • Posted May 23, 2012
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  • Raising the bar for workers

    We  hear that when the Christchurch rebuild is underway, Canterbury will be to New Zealand what Western Australia is to Australia. The place where work is available and skilled tradespeople are in high demand (as they are...

    • Posted May 22, 2012
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