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Traffic between mobile networks up, slightly

Four months after cutting wholesale termination rates for mobile calls and text messages, the Commerce Commission's first mobile monitoring report released today shows a small increase in calls and text messages between mobile networks.

NZD trading remains volatile

Trading in NZD/USD has remained very volatile over the past 24 hours. After plunging to a low of 0.8140 early in the evening, NZD/USD surged to an overnight high of 0.8260. NZD/USD is currently hovering around 0.8200.

Markets await RBNZ policy statement

CURRENCY: Interesting day for the NZD ahead as the RBNZ Monetary Policy Statement and the surrounding comments should guide direction. Expect a difficult road on the topside closer to the current 0.8280 resistance level.

Dairy cooperative benefits must not be lost

The benefit that the co-operative dairy model brings to farmers, the provincial workforce and rural communities must not be put at risk by a false understanding of the drivers of milk prices, the Dairy Workers Union said today.

Union to strike over pay and conditions - Qantas

The Transport Workers Union has advised Qantas that up to 3,800 baggage handlers, ground staff, catering, freight and other transport employees will go on strike for four hours from 5am on Tuesday 20 September, and has also imposed bans that could affect flights for a 48-hour period.

Irrigation joins a fresh start for water

Irrigation joins a fresh start for water

The Irrigation Acceleration Fund will help transform and future proof New Zealand agriculture on the same day another fund, the 'Fresh Start for Fresh Water Clean Up Fund', will help communities remedy the legacy of the past.

NZ SMEs released from financial reporting straitjacket - NZICA

The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) is set to develop a new set of condensed reporting guidelines for small and medium (SME) New Zealand businesses.

Employers value work-life balance - survey

Over 62% of New Zealand employees surveyed believe that their current employer values work-life balance with only 7.7% stating that they do not, according to the second edition of the Employee Insights Survey conducted by leading international recruitment consultancy Robert Walters this year.

USA shows broad support for TPPA

Support in the United States for rapidly advancing the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) free trade agreement encompasses virtually all US business interests, the Employers and Manufacturers Association notes.

Steel workers vote for new collective agreement

Steel workers have voted overwhelmingly to accept a new two year collective agreement following the first strike at the company for many years.