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Labour takes manufacturing seriously - EPMU

Manufacturing workers and employers will all benefit from economic policies announced today by the Labour Party leader, David Cunliffe.

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has welcomed the announcement of a total economic upgrade for the manufacturing sector.

Manufacturing policy welcomed

"Today’s announcement of Labour’s manufacturing policy is very welcome," says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg.

Dan Carter kicks off MasterCard RWC partnership

All Black rugby hero Dan Carter kicked off MasterCard’s Worldwide Partnership with Rugby World Cup 2015 in central London today.

Kaituna farmers win Greater Wellington BFEA

Kaituna sheep and beef farmers Matt and Lynley Wyeth are Supreme winners of the 2014 Greater Wellington Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

Judges said the couple’s 800ha (effective) farming operation, Spring Valley Enterprises, was exceptionally well run.

Council's leading edge procurement policies praised

Waikato Regional Council’s sustainable procurement stance has been praised as leading edge, ground breaking and a first for New Zealand at an event attended by more than 160 current and potential suppliers.

BNZ Daily Markets Wrap and Strategy

NZD

The NZD is 0.3% weaker against the USD this morning, sitting at 0.8630.

ASX: Resources solid but IT the difference

By Michael McCarthy (Chief Market Strategist, CMC Markets)

New Zealand shut for Easter - survey

A national survey this week of Hospitality establishments shows that just over half are planning to close on Good Friday and over a third plan to close on Easter Sunday.

MediaWorks appoints head of corporate communications

MediaWorks has appointed Rachel Lorimer to the newly created role of Group Head of Corporate Communications.

Overcoming distance to improve productivity - BusinessNZ

New Zealand’s productivity paradox shows more work is needed to overcome our key disadvantages, says BusinessNZ.