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How to manage workplace bullying complaints

Brian was a car salesperson, transferred across town to a new dealership. Brian’s arrival at his new workplace started three weeks of bullying. Unfortunately, events in Brian’s life had caused him to become emotionally unwell, for which he sought treatment.

TUANZ welcomes mobile wallet innovation in NZ

The announcement this morning of SEMBLE, New Zealand’s own mobile wallet coming only 5 months after APPLE launched their proprietary solution in the USA has been welcomed by TUANZ.

Commission seeks cross-submissions on new evidence

The Commerce Commission is seeking cross-submissions on substantive new evidence contained in a cross-submission from Chorus, as part of the UBA/UCLL final pricing principle consultation.

Snakk inks deal with Conversant Media

Australian publisher Conversant Media has signed an exclusive advertising sales partner agreement with Snakk Media’s (NZAX: SNK) division Represent Media to fill the mobile ad inventory on Conversant’s premium publishing titles.

'Making Tax Simpler' green paper welcomed

Paul Dunne, KPMG’s National Managing Partner for tax, "welcomes the release of the Government’s Making Tax Simpler Green Paper. As the Minister for Revenue has said, Inland Revenue’s Business Transformation is more than an IT project."

'Mobile wallet' launched in New Zealand

Kiwi ingenuity, hard work and determination have paid off today as Semble, New Zealand’s first mobile wallet, launched nationally.

Tax proposals welcomed

Business welcomes proposals for changes to the tax system. BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly says proposals including integrating tax compliance with online business activity and streamlining PAYE, GST and provisional tax would be carefully considered.

Guide explains bank privacy and confidentiality complaints

The Banking Ombudsman Scheme has published a new Quick Guide on privacy and confidentiality explaining how the scheme approaches privacy and confidentiality complaints.

Buddle Findlay becomes affiliate member of NZ Bankers' Association

The New Zealand Bankers’ Association announced today that Buddle Findlay has joined the Association as an affiliate member. "We are delighted to welcome on board leading law firm Buddle Findlay," said New Zealand Bankers’ Association Chief Executive Kirk Hope.

Patu Aotearoa win Contact People's Choice Award for Launchpad

A health and fitness social enterprise tackling obesity, Patu Aotearoa, has won $20,000 in the Contact Energy People’s Choice Awards for Launchpad, the Ākina Foundation’s social enterprise accelerator.

Kiwifruit industry 'set for strong growth in 2015 season'

The first kiwifruit charter ship for 2015 is set to sail from the Port of Tauranga tomorrow (Sunday 28 March), marking the start of a season promising strong growth with volumes back to pre-Psa levels this season, Zespri’s Chief Executive Lain Jager says.

New office complex to be built in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter

Fletcher Building Limited announces that its subsidiary, Fletcher Construction, has entered into a conditional agreement to construct a new office building in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter.

ComCom draft determination on scouring merger

The Commerce Commission yesterday issued its draft determination, approving the merger of the scouring assets of 50%-owned Cavalier Wool Holdings Ltd (CWH) and New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd (NZWSI).

International passenger numbers grow at Chch Airport

New statistics show a 15 per cent increase in international passenger numbers at Christchurch Airport over the past month.

Red meat sector welcomes signing of Korea FTA

The recently signed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Korea will be a significant step towards reducing the overall amount of tariffs paid on New Zealand red meat exports, according to the Chairmen of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA).

Feedback 'will help refine crude proposal'

Public feedback on Refining NZ’s proposal to bring bigger crude oil cargoes to Marsden Point has set the stage for a series of expert studies of the harbour and any potential impacts of the proposal.

Ballance fined $60,000 for gas discharge

Fertiliser manufacturer Ballance Agri-Nutrients has been fined $60,000 for a discharge of sulphur dioxide into the air in May last year.

Rotorua economy growing 'at healthy rate'

Two new economic reports confirm positive progress for Rotorua’s economy in the immediate and longer term.

Farmers disappointed with forecast dividend

Fonterra Shareholders’ Council Chairman, Ian Brown said Farmers will be disappointed with today’s announced interim dividend of 10 cents per share and forecast range of 20-30 cents per share for the 2014/15 season especially given the current Milk Price.

Optimistic start to year for NZ farmers

New Zealand farmers have begun 2015 on an optimistic note, with the first quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey for the year showing a significant jump in the country’s rural confidence levels.

Payments NZ brings on board new members

Payments NZ Limited is working closely with its foundation members and is excited to have new members on board to help shape the future of payments. Members include: - Infrastructure Members - Paymark Limited, Progressive Enterprises Limited.

RBNZ Deputy Governor appointed chair of OECD committee

Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Grant Spencer has been appointed chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Committee on Financial Markets (CMF).

India NZ Business Summit 'looks to unlock untapped potential'

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key underscored the need to tap the enormous business and trading prospects between the two countries at the India New Zealand Business Summit that was attended by a large contingent of Indian, local businessmen, several New Zealand Ministers and Parliamentarians.

FMA launches refreshed website for businesses

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is launching a refreshed website this week, making it easier for regulated businesses to quickly find the information they need. Visitors to the website will notice a simplified design, plus much-improved navigation and search functionality.

Metlifecare achieves Homestar milestone

A retirement development in Glenfield, Auckland has become the first in New Zealand to achieve a Homestar Design rating, denoting a higher level of efficiency and sustainability than standard New Zealand homes.

Cardno opens new office in Auckland

Professional infrastructure and environmental services provider, Cardno, is expanding its business in New Zealand to better meet the needs of its clients, by opening a new office in Auckland.

Dairy industry to launch workplace accord

A new dairy industry workplace accord will be launched in May as part of a range of industry actions aimed at helping farmers attract and retain skilled people to work on farms.

Consumer sentiment still hitting the high notes

Consumers are still swinging to a positive beat with a slight lift in sentiment in March from already high levels, according to the ANZ-Roy Morgan New Zealand Consumer Confidence report.

Technology and staff training 'vital for NZ businesses'

Most small to large businesses engaged in technology and in training their staff in 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Equitise to take over Rabble

New Zealand’s third equity-crowdfunding service, Equitise, is gaining a major competitive advantage with its acquisition of the unique online business community.

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