Leaving the Dunedin Railway Station took Prime Minister John
Key longer than usual yesterday as he was mobbed by tourists
and city visitors seeking a photo of themselves with Mr Key.
Dunedin's Blis Technologies has changed its media protocols
after receiving a censure from the NZ Markets Disciplinary
Tribunal and a fine that will cost the cash-strapped company
Homeowners with mortgages got a welcome Christmas present
from Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler when he held the
official cash rate unchanged at 3.5% yesterday.
Telecommunications company Spark was yesterday accused of
political posturing after it announced price rises for some
of its home phone and broadband plans from February 1.
Returning the Crown accounts to surplus is proving elusive
for Finance Minister Bill English, who may never see the
balance sheet in black unless he is prepared to hang on in
Parliament for the long term.
Transferring financial data from a client to their accountant
seems such a simple process from the outside looking in.
Hiring sentiment is at its highest level in five years and
South Island employers are leading the competition to build
their teams for next year.
The latest GlobalDairyTrade product auction all but
guaranteed another cut to Fonterra's farm gate milk price for
the season, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms
Financial markets will be seeking clarity from the Reserve
Bank on Thursday when the final Monetary Policy Statement for
the year is released.
Dunedin businessman Ian Taylor has added another job to his
busy schedule by being elected president of the Institute of
IT Professionals NZ.
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