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UK euroskeptics urge PM May to prepare for 'no deal' Brexit
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 21:45:08 +1200
LONDON (AP) — Pro-Brexit politicians and business figures are urging British Prime Minister Theresa May to be ready to walk away from the European Union without a trade agreement, despite warnings from major manufacturers that a "no...
How Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs is quietly changing the world
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 18:09:13 +1200
She is one of the world's richest and most influential people — but chances are you've never even heard of her. Laurene Powell Jobs is far from a household name.And the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs prefers it that way,...
Housing: Auckland getting 23,600 new residences on state-owned land
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 17:30:00 +1200
State house owner and manager Housing New Zealand Corporation is working with businesses to develop 23,600 new Auckland residences on state-owned land, of which 11,000 will be new state houses and the rest affordable and free-market...
New Zealand primary sector nervous over prospect of world trade wars
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:30:00 +1200
New Zealand's primary sector is viewing the rising tide of global trade protectionism with trepidation, but escalating trade tensions between the United States and China have yet to spill over into this country's main exports.Primary...
Travel the world tax-free while you work: Emirates seeks staff in New Zealand
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:35:09 +1200
Emirates is on a recruiting drive for flight attendants in New Zealand to work at the airline in part of a global drive for staff.Cabin crew shortages were reported earlier this year and the two New Zealand open days are on Tuesday...
Australian MasterChef star hacked out of $270,000, leaving her family homeless
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:34:53 +1200
It was meant to be a hugely exciting time for former MasterChef star Dani Venn.Venn and her family had just sold their Melbourne home, with some of the funds from the sale to be used to purchase a dream property on the Mornington...
Fletcher Building lays off 90 staff, most in Auckland, to save $30m a year
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 15:34:19 +1200
Fletcher Building has laid off about 90 staff, mainly in Auckland, as part of its restructuring to save $30 million each year, its boss says.Chief executive Ross Taylor spoke more about the job losses after the half-day investor...
Liam Dann: How does this Government score on growth?
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 13:35:40 +1200
How should we measure this Government's economic performance so far? Business confidence, GDP growth, sharemarket records? All these have been prone to use - and abuse - as barometers by both sides of the political spectrum....
Big Read: Virginia Tech making the case for more drones
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:53:55 +1200
They considered how well everyone slept the night before. They considered the chances a military jet might scream by on a training mission. They considered the farmer in the field.Then they considered some more.After making it...
OPEC and allies agree to share oil production increase
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:23:47 +1200
OPEC nations and oil-producing countries not in the cartel said Saturday they have agreed to share increased oil production a day after OPEC announced it would pump more crude oil — a move that should help contain the recent rise...
Fifty jobs on the line as ManaBus and Nakedbus end services
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:15:40 +1200
Fifty jobs are on the line after budget coach services ManaBus and Naked Bus confirmed that they will cease operations in July.A spokesperson wouldn't comment further about what would happen to the ManaBus and Naked Bus staff but...
Diana Clement: How to go cold turkey on spending
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 12:07:33 +1200
Owning stuff doesn't make you happier.Going cold turkey on spending, quite often does.The money you save gives you more freedom in life and will let you do things that actually make your life better.Here are some ideas of what...
RBNZ's Adrian Orr tipped to stand pat and could signal hikes might take even longer
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:44:13 +1200
Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr is expected to keep the official cash rate steady at next week's review and some economists say he could even hint rates will be on hold for longer than currently forecast. All 14 economists polled...
Workers left crossing legs after ZTE says ban means it can't fix US-made urinal
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:30:20 +1200
ZTE Corp is leaving a broken US-made urinal unfixed because it is afraid that repairing it may cause the company to run afoul of a blanket ban on buying American-sourced products.The offending urinal at one of its offices in Shenzhen,...
Fletcher Building chief executive Ross Taylor earning $2m but still renting in Auckland
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:23:23 +1200
In the past week, Fletcher Building chief executive Ross Taylor had to move house - and not because he wanted to.Taylor, in the job at Penrose HQ for the past seven months, said it wasn't his choice."I had to move last week because...
Ex-Wall Street trader feels the heat at the top of Argentina's central bank
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 10:16:27 +1200
It wasn't a falling star Luis Caputo anticipated when he predicted just eight months ago that Argentina would prove the "star of emerging markets for the next 20 years."But that's what the former JPMorgan Chase banker confronts...
The little brewery taking on West Auckland Trusts
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:05:45 +1200
On New Lynn's lightly industrial Wolverton Rd, arguably New Zealand's smallest commercial brewery cranks out just 50 litres of beer a fortnight.But in terms of breaking the Trusts' stranglehold on West Auckland's liquor supply it's...
Youth activism is kicking unpaid internships to the curb
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:03:51 +1200
It's job search season for students and fresh graduates, which means a bump in media interest in internships. Barely a decade ago, we'd expect news articles to include tips for landing a "dream internship" or to quote an employer...
Rat destroys more than $27,000 in cash
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:52:25 +1200
It was a cash machine heist with a difference: The attackers were hungry rodents.At least one rat slipped through a hole in the back of an ATM in northeastern India and started eating. By the time it was finished, police say more...
Malaysian tech boss is killed 'when his phone explodes while charging'
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:36:20 +1200
The British-educated CEO of a venture capital firm was killed last week when his mobile phone exploded while charging next to his bed.Nazrin Hassan, chief of Malaysia-based Cradle Fund was charging his BlackBerry and Huawei smartphones...

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