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IRD happy with business transformation-lead Accenture

The Inland Revenue Department is happy with lead provider Accenture to overhaul its 30-year-old information technology system in a major transformation of its business which so far is running under budget and on time. IRD commissioner Naomi Ferguson told Parliament’s finance and expenditure committee the government’s tax gatherer has spent …

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CERA bullish on Chch CBD anchor projects, though keeping mum on business cases

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, which was tasked with overseeing the rebuild of the country’s second-biggest city, is upbeat about the prospects for anchor projects in Christchurch’s central business district, but won’t provide business cases for the developments until commercial contracts have been signed off Acting chief executive John Ombler …

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Woosh narrows annual loss as accounts tagged by auditor

Woosh Wireless’s financial statements have been tagged by its auditor as the internet service provider narrowed its annual loss by clamping down on costs to offset falling sales. The Auckland-based company narrowed its loss to $1.32 million in the year ended Aug. 31, from an earlier loss of $2.59 million it said in its …

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Restaurant Brands says fourth-quarter sales rise 19%

Restaurant Brands, New Zealand’s largest fast-food store operator, increased fourth-quarter sales by 19 percent as it benefited from an extra week’s trading, a better performance from its KFC fried chicken unit and the addition of Carl’s Jr. burger chain outlets. Sales at the stores rose to $92.8 million in the 13 weeks ended …

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NZ govt posts small surplus in 7 mths to January as tax take swells

The New Zealand government posted a small operating surplus in the seven months through January as tax revenue beat expectations, while costs were smaller than anticipated. The operating balance before gains and losses was a surplus of $77 million in the seven months ended Jan. 31, compared to a forecast deficit …

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Trading partners learnt of 1080 threat last month


International trading partners first learnt of threats to contaminate New Zealand-manufactured infant milk formula with 1080 poison in February, more than two months after the first letter containing the threat and a sample of contaminated product were received at Federated Farmers’ head office in Wellington, in late November. Prime Minister John Key …

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Law firm puts out feelers for class action against cladding manufacturers

Law firm Adina Thorn Lawyers is asking leaky building owners to join a proposed class suit against plaster cladding manufacturers, which it says could seek damages exceeding $100 million. The law firm wants to pursue a product liability claim against the manufacturers of plaster and polystyrene cladding, including global building products maker …

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