Compulsory ETS Reporting Begins
Jan07

Compulsory ETS Reporting Begins

Talk has turned into action for the agricultural sector’s love/hate relationship with the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). While agriculture will enter fully into the scheme from 2015, compulsory reporting of emissions begins this year, hot on the heels of voluntary reporting beginning last year. With some exemptions, participants for agriculture are meat processors, milk or colostrum processors, exporters of live animals, fertiliser...

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Simplifying Legal Services
Jan07

Simplifying Legal Services

A Taranaki business is helping to make low cost legal services a reality for locals by taking its services online. Law firm Dennis King is calling the online service Legal Beagle and Claudia King, a practising lawyer at Dennis King, says her team created it to help Kiwis get the legal protection they need. Thought to be the first of its kind in New Zealand, Legal Beagle was designed with busy Kiwis in mind and those who have...

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Helping Business Step Out Of The Sludge
Jan07

Helping Business Step Out Of The Sludge

It might not be a lot, but at least some help is at hand for businesses affected by the Rena oil spill in the Bay of Plenty region. A government subsidy of $360,000 has been earmarked for the ‘front end’ of the tourism industry and is intended to keep people in employment. Tauranga Chamber of Commerce CEO Max Mason says the Chamber is working with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to develop the recovery package. Mason says the...

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Happy Horizons
Jan07

Happy Horizons

Exporting has been a crucial part of New Zealand’s economy since colonisation. It was our whale oil that lit the lamps of 18th century Paris and our lamb served at the dinner table of posh Victorian households. But since then our exports, and our markets, have changed dramatically. These days it’s dairy to Asia, meat to the Middle East and education, manufactured goods and wine to the world. Bridget Gourlay scans a critical eye over...

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The Human Virus
Jan07

The Human Virus

Simple ways to protect kids from internet danger – By Dean Stewart The internet has become a big part of our lives for most of us. Whether for personal or business use, or both, we seldom escape the online world. We keep in touch, connect, reconnect, buy, sell, find, research and relax online. As technology evolves, we see it integrating at every point of our lives. No wonder it is life for our kids of today. In June 2011, the...

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Don’t Let Fear Rule Decisions In Volatile Markets

Market volatility is likely to continue in 2012 and traders can best equip themselves by understanding how the market responds to events and not acting in a knee-jerk fashion. CMC Markets head of analysis and education, David Land, has analysed volume and trading data over the past year to form three top themes to help traders in the year ahead: • Theme one: price versus volume. The past year has shown us volume and price are not...

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