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Goodbye Rat Race, Hello Adventure

4 July 2008 - Breaking out of the humdrum of everyday life to pursue a deep-seated passion takes courage, determination and energetic optimism. The latest issue of Life & Leisure profiles New Zealanders who have chosen a more adventurous path in life.

Tax Compliance Cost Reduction Unlikely

Proposed changes to reduce tax compliance costs for small businesses are unlikely to deliver any substantial savings, according to two Wellington tax experts.

NZ Investment Managers Running With The Bears

NZ Investment Managers Running With The Bears

3 July 2008 - New Zealand investment managers are bearish on almost every asset class according to the latest Investment Manager Outlook published by Russell Investments.

Nor do they think happier times are just around the corner.

LPG - The Cleaner, Cheaper Fuel Of Choice

3 June 2008 - With petrol and diesel prices hurtling well past $2 a litre, LPG is re-emerging as the clean, cost-effective alternative fuel of choice, according to Contact Energy subsidiary, Rockgas.

Successful Debut For globalDairyTrade

Successful Debut For globalDairyTrade

3 July 2008 - The inaugural trading event for Fonterra's new internet-based sales platform, globalDairyTrade, concluded at 5am this morning (NZT). The clearing price for regular whole milk powder for shipment in September was in line with current market prices.

Transport Costs To Hit Consumers

3 July 2008 - Transport operators must pass on higher government charges to consumers or risk the viability of their businesses, according to Trevor Thornton, a specialist adviser to the sector.

Air New Zealand Airfares To Rise

Air New Zealand Airfares To Rise

3 July 2008 - Air New Zealand airfares across many routes will increase from 17 July in response to continued high jet fuel prices.

Freight Forwarders Support Truckies' Blockade

3 July 2008 - Freight forwarders are supporting plans by truckies to disrupt commuters heading to work tomorrow (Friday) by blocking city centres with their vehicles.

Pml 38416 Exploration Well - Momoho 1 (offshore Taranaki Basin, New Zealand)

Origin Energy Resources (Kupe) Limited, on behalf of the Kupe Joint Venture, advises that as of 12 pm EST on 2 July, the following operations have been completed on Momoho 1:

Kiwibank Again Slashes Home Loan Interest Rates

Kiwibank Again Slashes Home Loan Interest Rates

Kiwibank has today again reduced home loan interest rates, bringing most fixed rates below 9% per annum. The key three-year rate has been reduced to 8.79% per annum, significantly below competitor banks.