Earlier training as a "couple counsellor" could prove helpful
for Dunedin's Hilary Calvert when she finally enters
Parliament as an Act New Zealand MP.
The first signs of pricing intentions by retailers preparing
for the GST increase next week have started to emerge.
The Government has launched a charm offensive in the lead-up
to the long-awaited October 1 tax changes, including
releasing previously confidential Treasury advice on wages.
Consequences of the Canterbury earthquake are expected to
substantially affect New Zealand's balance of payments in
Labour Party members in the Dunedin North electorate have a
rare chance on Saturday to select a new candidate to
represent them at the general election next year.
Consumers still appear to be turning to KFC and other
takeaways as a family treat rather than dining out in a
restaurant as the economy continues to struggle out of the
Credit Union South used the past three years to get back to
its roots of helping members as they coped with the financial
markets' meltdown, chief executive Andrew Leys said
already have noticed some retail outlets in Dunedin are
dual-pricing products in readiness for the change in GST to
15% on October 1.
Confusion and complacency remains for some businesses around
the fact GST rises to 15% in less than two weeks' time, and
Dunedin taxation experts are warning business owners to be
vigilant in how they prepare for the change on October 1.
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