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Maketu Volunteer Coastguard saw Western Bay of Plenty District well-represented

Maketu Volunteer Coastguard have reaped the benefits of a weekend spent amongst likeminded volunteers from around New Zealand at the Trustpower National Community Awards.

MBIE releases report into future of food and farming

MBIE has released a report by Sapere Research Group identifying global mega trends likely to affect the future of food and farming, and the implications for New Zealand's science and innovation system. The report identified three international mega trends:

Broadband pricing controversy shows compromise needed - InternetNZ

InternetNZ is calling on Internet Service Providers and Chorus to reach an agreement on reasonable pricing for fibre unbundling - and quickly.

'Vodafone NZ inspires domestic violence policy in 25 countries'

Vodafone Group announced it will be implementing a new programme for victims of domestic violence and abuse in 25 countries, based on a policy developed by Vodafone New Zealand in 2017.

Retail workers' myth busting: Retail is a career

Official figures from Statistics New Zealand show there are a whopping 17,900 people working in retail on the minimum wage (according to the latest figures available for the June 2018 quarter). Out of all industries, 71,500 people were paid the minimum wage of $16.50 for that same quarter.

Bus drivers' strike in Dunedin over 'pathetic pay offer'

Bus strikes continue in the transport sector, this time it’s Dunedin drivers who’ve had enough.

Ultra-fast broadband uptake hits 50% mark

About half of New Zealand homes and businesses have connected to faster, more reliable broadband across the 121 centres where ultra-fast broadband (UFB) is available, says Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi.

ANZ Consumer Confidence: Sweet as

Consumer confidence was pretty steady in February. The ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index fell 1 point to 121, around its historical average. The Current Conditions Index lifted 2 points to 126, while the Future Conditions Index eased 3 points to 117.

Kiwi households 'pay more than $100m too much for inferior broadband'

New research released today by Broadband Compare shows that New Zealanders could save between $145 and $471 per year by changing to an Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) plan when it becomes available in their area.

Federated Farmers and Gallagher forge new business relationship

Long-standing contributor to New Zealand agriculture Gallagher Ltd and Federated Farmers are joining forces to form a new business partnership.

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