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NZ leads the world with its ETS ... or does it?

By Kent Atkinson of NZPA Wellington, June 24 NZPA - Politicians usually at the front of the scrum when claims are made that New Zealand leads the world have been noticeably shy about the nation's emissions trading scheme (ETS) which kicks up several notches on July 1.

NZ tourism industry highlights worrying tax trend

NZ tourism industry highlights worrying tax trend
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - The New Zealand tourism industry faces a new threat in the form of cash-strapped governments taking the easy way out by taxing international air travellers.

Power Bills Can Be Slashed With "Really Smart" Meters

Power Bills Can Be Slashed With "Really Smart" Meters
Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - "Really smart" electricity meters could save householders up to 15 percent of their power bills -- before they even buy any appliances with technology to communicate with the meters, Parliament's Environment Commissioner Jan Wright said today.

Govt Pressured To Apologise To British Child Migrants

Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - The Government needs to listen and apologise to British child migrants who suffered after being repatriated to New Zealand decades ago, the Labour Party says.

Child Migrants In New Zealand Had Different Fate - Minister

Child Migrants In New Zealand Had Different Fate - Minister
Wellington, Nov 16 NZPA - The hundreds of children brought to New Zealand under British child migration schemes had a different fate than those sent to Australia, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says.

NZer Pays Running Big Pub Chain Pays Bonuses To The Bar Workers

Wellington, March 17 NZPA - New Zealander Tim Martin says the chain of pubs he runs in Britain has paid out nearly 10 million pounds ($NZ27 million) in bonuses to its 20,000 staff over the past six months as it defies the credit crunch.

NZ Shares Slip Early

NZ Shares Slip Early
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket slipped in early trading, after equities in the United States ended with a small fall despite rises earlier in the session.

New Zealand Share Market Flat

New Zealand Share Market Flat
Wellington, March 9 NZPA - The New Zealand share market was little changed today in which there was a dearth of corporate news. The near-flat performance followed similar market performances overseas and brokers said it was a matter of waiting for confidence to return.

Fletcher Building Helps NZ Sharemarket To Small Early Gain

Fletcher Building Helps NZ Sharemarket To Small Early Gain
Wellington, March 9 NZPA - An early rise in Fletcher Building stocks helped the sharemarket start the week with a small gain. Fletcher was up 10c in the first few minutes, before dropping back 5c, taking the stock to 520, after a 12c fall on Friday.

NZ Dollar Gives Up Some Gains As Risk Aversion Rises

NZ Dollar Gives Up Some Gains As Risk Aversion Rises
Wellington, March 6 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar gave up some of the previous day's gains against the greenback as the mood among investors switched back to one of widespread risk aversion.

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