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Tender awarded for Waipaoa stopbank improvements - GDC

A tender for the first stage of the Waipaoa stopbank improvements has been awarded to local company Earthworks Solutions Limited.

The $1.45m contract is for 4km of improvements from Ford Road to Ferry Road on the city side of the Waipaoa River, south of Ormond township.

Metro office vacancy up due to ‘pockets of vacancies’ in new builds

Recently completed office buildings have created new pockets of vacancies outside of Auckland’s CBD, contributing to a 1.6 percentage point increase in the metropolitan office vacancy rate.

Wellington businesses looking forward to new convention space

Wellington City Council’s decision today to proceed with a $179 million convention and exhibition centre across from Te Papa is great news for the city’s economy, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.

Strike off for 180 fuel tanker truck drivers: Deal reached - FIRST

180 fuel tanker drivers at Pacific Fuel Haul who had voted to walk off the job from December 16 for five days will no longer be doing so as a deal has been reached between workers and the company.

Rafting NZ wins prestigious Qualmark tourism award

Rafting New Zealand has received one of the country’s most coveted tourism awards - the Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award. This follows a long list of international and national awards for the Turangi based white water rafting operator in the past few years.

Keep yourself and your money safe this festive season - NZBA

This festive season the New Zealand Bankers’ Association is reminding people to watch out for financial crime.

High-exposure North Harbour industrial opportunity - Colliers

A versatile industrial property for sale or lease in a high-exposure, low-vacancy North Shore location will likely appeal to a range of tenants, owner-occupiers and investors.

Home, heart and health important to New Zealanders’ wellbeing - BNZ

Bank of New Zealand shared its first findings from the New Zealand Wellbeing Index today and when it comes to New Zealanders’ sense of wellbeing, Kiwis rate their home, heart, health and wealth as factors that have the most impact on a positive sense of wellbeing.

Markets May survive - CMC Markets

By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets and Stockbroking)

Mark Verbiest to become Meridian Chairman from 2019 Shareholder Meeting

Meridian Chair Chris Moller will retire at the Company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in October next year and Meridian’s directors have resolved that he be succeeded as Chair by current director Mark Verbiest.