Dunedin businesses are reversing a four-year trend by hiring
skilled trades staff from Christchurch, Otago Chamber of
Commerce chief executive John Christie said yesterday.
Labour Party leader David Cunliffe needs to stamp his mark
on the party's election-year congress which starts in
Wellington tonight. He tells political editor Dene Mackenzie
he is up to the task.
United States investors are selling out of safe-haven bond
markets and moving into riskier investments, such as shares,
as the recovery in the world's largest economy continues.
A new generation does not appear to believe Coke is the
''real thing'' but more the unhealthy thing, Morningstar
analyst Daniel Mueller says.
The Inland Revenue Department has increased its focus on
situations where it considers tax avoidance exists, meaning
the issue has become more prominent, Dunedin tax expert Peter
Business confidence is well off its highs, ANZ chief
economist Cameron Bagrie says.
Athletes of all shapes, sizes and abilities could soon be
wearing devices which give real-time verbal updates on
performance from software developed by Auckland-based
Labour yesterday announced it would spend $12.5 million in
two Canterbury electorates, if elected in September.
Employment confidence for the three months ended June is back
to levels last seen before the Global Financial Crisis, the
latest Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index
Business people are more willing to accept a capital gains
tax - a key Labour Party policy plank - than they have ever
been, Polson Higgs tax partner Michael Turner says.
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