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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.

Spending surges during the first week of RWC

Even before the Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony kicked off on Friday night, spending through Paymark's network had noticeably picked up, and is now surging in pockets around the country.

Barkers only NZ finalist in Online Retail Industry Awards

Barkers Menswear ( has been named as the only New Zealand finalist in the Online Retail Industry Awards, commonly known as the ORIAs.

TPPA talks show signs of mounting conflicts - CTU

The Transpacific Partnership talks in Chicago are showing signs of the mounting conflicts both inside and outside the secret negotiations. Dr. Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist, is in Chicago during this round of the TPPA negotiations.

Comvita provides profit upgrade

At the Annual Shareholder Meeting on 28 July 2011, we announced that for the first three months of the 2011/2012 March year, we have experienced sales and earnings better than each of the last two years. We now wish to update this earlier guidance.

Bright spark Claire Carroll joins PHD in NZ

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Irish media maven Claire Carroll has joined SparkPHD in Auckland as Media Director on major accounts including Vodafone, BNZ, New Balance and G.J. Gardner.

Job comparison tool launched

Comparing two job options just got a whole lot easier with the development of a new online tool by Careers New Zealand.

FMA update on finance company investigations

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) announced today that investigations into 16 collapsed finance companies involving an estimated $3.45 billion of losses to investors were continuing, with decisions on the most advanced cases likely before the end of 2011.

FMA lays charges against Belgrave directors

FMA lays charges against Belgrave directors

The Financial Markets Authority today announced that it has laid 69 criminal charges against three people associated with failed finance company Belgrave Finance Ltd (Belgrave).

Local authorities reduce deficit

Local authorities reduced their operating deficit by $40 million in the June 2011 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. However, local authorities still spent $51 million more than they earned from current operations.