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Overseas investors boost NZ sharemarket

Overseas investors boost NZ sharemarket
Wellington, Sept 7 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket posted a 1 percent gain today despite a lack of corporate news, as investors continued to digest the implications of Saturday's large Canterbury earthquake for businesses and the economy.

Holiday trade-In bill passes first reading

Holiday trade-In bill passes first reading
Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - Legislation allowing workers to trade in their fourth week of leave for cash and giving employers the right to demand a medical certificate for one day of sick leave passed its first reading in Parliament today after protests from the Labour Party and the Greens.

Govt wants Kiwis to increase savings with no incentives

Govt wants Kiwis to increase savings with no incentives
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - The savings working group faces what appears to be an insurmountable challenge -- finding a way to convince cash-strapped New Zealanders to put more of their hard earned money into a bank account.

Labour wants GST increase on rates delayed

Labour wants GST increase on rates delayed
Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - Ratepayers should only be required to pay 12.5 percent GST on their rates bills for the current year, the Labour Party says.

Key makes a case for compulsory super

Key makes a case for compulsory super
Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key is setting out a compelling case for compulsory superannuation and says public opinion has shifted since it was rejected in a 1997 referendum.

Too early to lock in compulsory super - Key

Too early to lock in compulsory super - Key
Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - It was too early to say whether the Government would support compulsory retirement savings, Prime Minister John Key says. Finance Minister Bill English has asked the tax working group to organise a savings working group.

Compulsory retirement savings to be considered

Compulsory retirement savings to be considered
Wellington, Aug 15 NZPA - Compulsory retirement savings are reported to be on the table as part of a wider review of superannuation.

Labour knows what worries people the most, Goff says

Labour knows what worries people the most, Goff says
Wellington, Aug 10 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff says his caucus has identified the issues that most worry people -- the unemployment rate, prices and wages, and cuts to essential social services.

Wage gap with Australia wider -- report

Wage gap with Australia wider -- report
Wellington, July 28 NZPA - Australian workers are being paid even more than their Kiwi cousins since National became the Government.

Labour leader supports lowering limit

Labour leader supports lowering limit
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff favours lowering the blood alcohol limit for drivers.

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