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2017 – Mood of the Boardroom

Inside: An overwhelming majority of chief executives see Jacinda Ardern’s confirmation as leader of the Labour Party as an election game-changer. There is astrong mood for change among the 118 respondents to the Herald’s Mood of the Boardroom Election Survey. Some 88 per cent see Ardern as the lightning rod which could catapult Labour to power at the September 23 …

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2016 – Project Auckland

Inside: Despite being only a few weeks into the job, new mayor Phil Goff has a firm grasp on his council’s priorities. The 2016 Project Auckland report provides an update on the mayor’s agenda, considers  how Auckland Council must unlock revenue to fix Auckland’s big issues, why improving the city’s ferry network would help ease congestion on Auckland’s roads, a …

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2016 – Dynamic Business

Inside: 2016 was a banner year for the Deloitte Top 200 – New Zealand’s most prestigious business awards. The 2016 Dynamic Business report provides insights into the Kiwi success stories honoured at the event, and also explains why investing in the future is important to New Zealand.

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NZ Refining ekes out extra margin from recent upgrades

By Paul McBeth Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Refining, operator of the country’s only oil refinery, added an extra US cent to its margins from recent upgrades, and anticipates further gains from a bigger project to be completed next month. The Whangarei-based company has lifted margins 13 US cents per barrel from a series of initiatives aimed at lifting …

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Crown Fibre’s mandate will extend to rural broadband, mobile black spots

By Paul McBeth Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) – Crown Fibre Holdings, the government entity tasked with overseeing the taxpayer-sponsored fibre network build, will have its mandate extended to cover rural connectivity, which Communications Minister Amy Adams wants delivered at faster speeds over the next decade. The agency will continue to be responsible for the ultrafast broadband programme, which is currently in …

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‘Unscrupulous’ foreign firms exploiting finance services register, action needed, says industry

By Paul McBeth Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s reputation as a responsible member of the world’s financial community is undermined by holes in the financial services provider register, which is still open to abuse by unscrupulous foreign firms, industry groups say. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is revisiting the register in a legislative review of the 2008 …

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Vital Healthcare buys two properties for A$7.8M to expand Australian development

By Paul McBeth Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Vital Healthcare Property Trust, the listed hospital owner and developer, has bought two parcels of land which it plans to develop to expand Lingard Private Hospital and Toronto Private Hospital, both in New South Wales, Australia. The property investor spent A$7.8 million for a 2,700 square metre property next to its Lingard site …

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Best on Twitter: Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

The announcement came through overnight that trade officials from New Zealand, the United States, Japan, and 9 other Pacific rim nations have agreed after years of negotiations on the largest regional trade deal in history. NZ INC. has compiled the best tweets of the web on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, so that you don’t have to.   Beef + Lamb New Zealand …

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NZ INC. best of the web: Trans-Pacific Partnership

NZ INC. brings you the best Trans-Pacific Partnership coverage from around the web. Friday, October 2 John Key spoke at a breakfast hosted by the Asia Society this week, where he talked about China’s attitude towards the TPP and New Zealand’s place in it. See the video here.  ” AsiaSociety.org: Video: New Zealand Leader Says China Sees Opportunity in the …

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