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Helping Business Step Out Of The Sludge

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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 Rena Support Subsidy will help take some of the immediate financial pressure off some of the worst affected...

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Happy Horizons

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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 foreign markets to look at what’s hot and what’s not in 2012 and beyond. Asia Asia is our exporting buzzword –...

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The Human Virus

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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 United Nations declared that internet access is a human right, and that disconnecting people from the internet...

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Don’t Let Fear Rule Decisions In Volatile Markets

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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 always linked and in fact while volumes have increased, the dollar value per transaction has slowed. Therefore it...

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Signs Your Job Might Be Worth Sticking With…

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Finding a job now can be harder than ever, so sticking to the one you have got may be worth while. Here are signs that your current job might be worth staying at. Your boss/company wants to use you to your fullest potential and listens to your suggestions If it matters to your boss when you are under-utilised, that indicates that he/she values you as a person and not just as an employee. A boss who truly listens is a boss you can communicate honestly with. Having a real ‘say’ in what happens at work will give you a lift – it might not...

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One Year On

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One Year On

The one year anniversary since the February earthquake is drawing closer. It struck Canterbury, changing our lives and destroying our CBD. As we begin to rebuild and recover, Kayte John talks industries about the devastating event and how they are moving forward. Michael Turner Canterbury Restaurant Association head and owner of Café Valentino “The February earthquake was a life changing event for many hospitality industry operators. The past two years had not been great and many were struggling to overcome the lingering effects of the...

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Export Growth Is An Economic Necessity

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Export Growth Is An Economic Necessity

A priority focus of the new Government needs to be on setting a clear, credible strategy to drive growth in the export economy The new Government came to office promising to focus on six areas to achieve its goal to get New Zealand back into surplus by 2014 and deliver a more prosperous New Zealand: debt and the economy, welfare, law and order, education, health, and rebuilding Canterbury. It needs to add a seventh – building up a tier of new exporting enterprises able to grow the size of the economy. With a domestic market of just 4.4...

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Keep Your Will Up To Date

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Your will should not be a document which you write once and never look at again. As life changes, so your will may need to reflect this. Wills should be reviewed every three to four years, so that you ensure you have included, or in some instances excluded, benefactors. For instance, if a spouse dies or more grandchildren have been born, these are times to take another look at your will to make sure it is a true reflection of the legacy you want to leave. Remember, your last will and testament is the legal document that has your final wishes....

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The Perfect Storm

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The Perfect Storm

The turbulent waters of the 2008 recession seem to be calming, there is optimism in the air that maybe, just maybe, things are getting back to normal. Yet as the Eurozone crisis continues to breach the otherwise calming surface, experts warn the worst may not be over. Weather warning   She describes herself as a roving gypsy, travelling the globe – giving the unaware a heads up about the economic, environmental and energy “perfect storm” coming our way. The Canadian “gypsy” and economic analyst, Nicole Foss, on a recent visit to New Zealand,...

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Getting Ready For The Rebuild Working Out Worker Accommodation

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Getting Ready For The Rebuild Working Out Worker Accommodation

By Corazon Miller Two Christchurch women have laid down the ground work for a solution to the city’s looming accommodation crisis. The shaken city’s earthquakes have, among other problems, created a rental shortage crisis, a situation which will only get worse as large numbers of contractors come to Christchurch to assist with the rebuild. Jackie Thomas, along with her business partner Lesley Fulton, foresaw the need for a solution to the crisis – and so ContractAccom was born – to fill the gap in the market. Together they have established a...

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