Southland landowners need to continue to be proactive in the fight against the pest weed velvetleaf, as the next phase of the response gets underway. Velvetleaf is an aggressive weed, which damages crops by competing with them for nutrients and water.
By Ric Spooner, Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets
Investors appear content to stay in stocks as they wait on the February reporting season. A solid lead from US markets has delivered a firm start to trading on the Australian exchange.
Owners who have been advertising rooms or a whole house for short-term accommodation but paying residential rates on their property are about to get a letter from the Queenstown Lakes District Council reminding them to register the property as Visitor Accommodation.
BACS Good Business Eggs are beginning their quest to find the fifth annual winners for 2017. And over the summer period the long process of checking and verifying what business has invested in the community over the past year is being completed for the 5th annual awards in April.
The Council of Trade Unions is calling for St Johns to value its ambulance professionals and return to talks in good faith.
By Ric Spooner (Chief Market Analyst, CMC Markets)
At this stage, stock markets appear to be holding the line despite the correction of the post US election moves in the US dollar and bond markets that is now well and truly under way.
Companies are being urged to put in place strong retention strategies to capture skilled professionals and ensure the growth of their businesses, following the findings of a survey by leading specialist recruitment firm Robert Walters.
A Kiwi-made app is getting global attention after securing a strategic partnership with technology giant Bosch to bring email into cars.
Bosch is this week featuring Speaking Email as part of their stand at the renowned Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 5-8.
The union representing 1000 ambulance officers across the country is condemning St John’s decision to deduct 10% off the wages of ambulance officers taking strike action.
Legendary 4x4 car maker, Jeep, and RAM, which made its New Zealand debut in 2016 with the RAM 2500 and 3500 Utes, boosted their North American sales in 2016 compared to 2015 with Jeep up six per cent in the USA and four per cent in Canada, while RAM saw its US sales lift by 11 per cent in 2016 co
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