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Commins: Investors Struggle With Complex And Unfair New Tax Rules

Commins: Investors Struggle With Complex And Unfair New Tax Rules

New tax rules introduced on 1st April last year are coming home to roost for taxpayers with offshore investments and their tax agents. The new rules are so complicated that few investors will be able to do their own returns predicts John Commins, a consultant for financial intermediaries.

Manukau Leisure Services Ltd Appoints CEO

Manukau Leisure Services Ltd has appointed Brett Jude as chief executive officer.

Mr Jude is the current general manager of the company and has led the establishment of it as a council-controlled organisation over the past year.

Pet Protect Targets Pet Insurance Head On

1 July 2008 - A new specialist pet insurance company is promising to reduce the $236 million a year that Kiwis currently spend on vet bills and to shake up the pet insurance market here.

Top Tourism Operator Appointed To Air New Zealand Board

Top Tourism Operator Appointed To Air New Zealand Board

30 June 2008 - Paul Bingham, one of New Zealand's top tourism operators, has been appointed to the Air New Zealand Board as an additional non executive Director.

The appointment was announced today by Air New Zealand Chairman John Palmer.

Geneva Finance Appoints New Directors

30 JUNE 2008 - Following the acceptance of its Capital Reconstruction Proposal, and the first of its scheduled repayments to investors, Geneva Finance is consolidating its new direction with the appointment of Robin King and Phillip Bell as directors.

Entries Open For The 2008 Deloitte/unlimited Fast 50

30 June 2008 - Search For Kiwi High Growth Stars Underway for 8th Year

Bank Of New Zealand Receives Advanced Basel Ii Accreditation

Bank Of New Zealand Receives Advanced Basel Ii Accreditation

Bank of New Zealand has been advised by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (`RBNZ') that it has received Advanced Accreditation under the Basel II Internal Ratings Based approach for credit risk, from 1 July 2008.

Partnership Represents New Direction For Meat Industry

Partnership Represents New Direction For Meat Industry

Silver Fern Farms (SFF) and PGG Wrightson (PGW) have today announced a partnership proposal under which PGW would purchase a 50 percent shareholding in SFF and they would work together to lift the earnings of New Zealand meat producers.

Say No To Plastic Bags: Giant Bag Monsters To Descend On Shoppers

Say No To Plastic Bags: Giant Bag Monsters To Descend On Shoppers

LUSH Cosmetics Launches National Campaign to Ban Plastic Bags

Mighty River Power Signs Agreements With Windflow Technology Limited

Mighty River Power today confirmed it had signed agreements with Windflow Technology Limited to purchase a 19.95% cornerstone shareholding effective mid- October 2008.