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Hubbard says Govt will pay for not supporting SCF deal

Hubbard says Govt will pay for not supporting SCF deal
Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - Timaru businessman Allan Hubbard believes the Government could lose up to $1 billion for not supporting a bid to buy South Canterbury Finance (SCF).

Morrinsville jobs go as mushroom plant moves south

Wellington, Sept 27 NZPA - About 160 jobs will go in Morrinsville when Meadow Mushrooms closes there -- but jobs will be created in Christchurch, where the company is expanding.

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.

Withers promoted, MacDonnell appointed to TVNZ board

Withers promoted, MacDonnell appointed to TVNZ board
Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA - Joan Withers has been named deputy chairman of Television New Zealand (TVNZ) and advertising agency guru Roger MacDonnell is joining the board.

No evidence of high level of foreign investment

No evidence of high level of foreign investment
Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - There is no evidence of a high level of foreign investment in the agricultural sector, KPMG said in a report. The report sees no value in tightening rules for inbound investment and argues there is a lack of equity in the agriculture sector.

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.

ISI progresses work on standard for fund performance

ISI progresses work on standard for fund performance
The Investment Savings and Insurance Association (ISI) is progressing work on developing a standard for reporting the performance of managed funds.

ISI progresses work on standard for fund performance

ISI progresses work on standard for fund performance
Wellington, Aug 4 NZPA - The Investment Savings and Insurance Association (ISI) is progressing work on developing a standard for reporting the performance of managed funds.

Next ambassador named for Saudi Arabia

Next ambassador named for Saudi Arabia
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - Career diplomat Rod Harris will be New Zealand's next ambassador to Saudi Arabia accredited to Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman. Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said Saudi Arabia had a long-standing and warm relationship with New Zealand.

Review of overseas investment will look at land issue

Review of overseas investment will look at land issue
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - A review of the overseas investment regime is likely to look at how to stop the sell-off large tracts of land to foreign buyers, Prime Minister John Key indicated today. The review was started by Finance Minister Bill English in March last year and aimed at:

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