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Toxic content their 'crack cocaine': Facebook's disturbing moderator secrets
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:54:10 +1200
Following last week's terrorist attack and Facebook's struggle to keep a viral video of the event off its platform, we revist this story from 7 August 2018, which took a look at the lives of those who moderate content on the social...
China hits back at Canada, stops purchase of canola seeds
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:55:51 +1200
China has stopped all new purchases of Canadian canola seeds in what some see as retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei.The Canola Council of Canada said late Thursday exporters are reporting...
Lisa Wardell: the African American CEO running a $4 billion business
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:12:11 +1200
This space most frequently is dedicated to entrepreneurs who build stuff - companies, causes, machines.A spirit for business and entrepreneurism springs from many sources. Lisa Wardell dared to take risks, meet people from diverse...
Russian perfume brand pulls fragrance named 'sexual harassment'
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:55:12 +1200
A Russian perfume brand has been forced to remove a fragrance called 'Sexual Harassment' after social media backlash.Nikolai Eremin, the head of Nimere Parfums, apologised on Instagram, admitting that he hadn't thought it through...
New childcare centres and retirement villages make up record number of Tauranga and Western Bay building consents
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +1200
Plans to build new childcare centres and update ageing retirement villages in Tauranga helped drive a record $204 million in consents issued for the first two months of 2019.Priority One's latest data showed the total value of January...
Self-made billionaire Elizabeth Holmes built Theranos on a series of lies
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:06:31 +1200
College dropout Elizabeth Holmes became the youngest female self-made billionaire in the US. But as filmmaker Alex Gibney tells Jane Mulkerrins, her success was built on a lie. When 19-year-old Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of her...
Technology journalist shares 'probably the worst PR email' she's received
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:48:35 +1200
A US-based tech journalist has shed light on what she describes as "probably the worst PR email" she's ever received. Bearing the subject line 'F*** you Nicole', the provocative email was always sure to catch the attention of Engadet...
Markets dive as key economic indicator raises recession fears
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:26:13 +1200
Markets plunged Friday when a closely watched economic measure warned that sluggish global growth could tip the United States toward recession.All three major indexes saw a steep decline on worries that a recession may finally be...
Indonesian airline Garuda cancels $5 billion Boeing 737 MAX 8 order
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:57:05 +1200
In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia's flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multi-billion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer's 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes in the past six months.It is the...
Out on a limb: Linda Hall answers the call for apple pickers in Hawke's Bay
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:00:30 +1200
A Hawke's Bay apple orchardist said recently that anyone with two arms and two legs could walk in and he'd hire them. So Linda Hall walked in, and Ricky Doran, Orchard Manager for Satellite Johnny Appleseed did. She reports from the...
Fran O'Sullivan: Mega-rich investors must stand up for NZ
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:00:00 +1200
COMMENT: The mega-rich who have invested in luxury property here to ride out the Apocalypse face a choice — do they up sticks in the wake of the terror attack or come out from their boltholes and use their international pull to...
Super Fund set to pull out of gun investments
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:00:34 +1200
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund and KiwiSaver providers are reviewing their exposure to gun-related investments following the Government's ban on semi-automatic weapons.A spokeswoman for the $41.2 billion Super Fund said it...
Guns, Facebook and Google - investment managers ponder whether to shake up or ship out
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:00:10 +1200
Three years ago a wave of pressure from media and the public forced KiwiSaver providers to ditch investments in clusters bombs, nuclear weapons and tobacco stocks.Now providers are facing difficult decisions over investments in...
Sir Peter Jackson to Jacinda Ardern: Film subsidies 'might seem unfair' but taps need to stay on
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:00:09 +1200
Heavyweight director Sir Peter Jackson pressed Government ministers to reject official advice recommending a ballooning film subsidy scheme be reined in."Jackson acknowledged that writing big cheques for Hollywood might seem unfair,...
Brian Gaynor: The trials of Eric Watson
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:00:08 +1200
Eric Watson, the high-profile businessman, has hit two massive speed bumps in recent months.On July 31, the High Court of England and Wales found in favour of Sir Owen Glenn in his dispute with Watson.Six weeks later, Justice...
Nick Mowbray's Toy Story takes a new twist after health scare
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:00:07 +1200
"The surgeon said it would feel like being hit by a double-decker bus," says Nick Mowbray.The 34-year-old rich-lister reveals he has been battling Crohn's disease - a painful gastrointestinal tract condition that, in extreme cases,...
Owner blames laneway smoking ban, hot summer for business failure
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:00:06 +1200
The licensee of a failed Auckland eatery blames a laneway smoking ban for losing 40 per cent of his clientele but says the hot summer did not help.David Robinson, a director and shareholder of Wine Loft [trading as Vikki Lane Bar...
Mary Holm: Caravan living, the CGT effect and KiwiSaver concerns
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:00:05 +1200
Question: In July, I will be 54 and mortgage-free on two properties. Between them they have a value of $1.25 million and I aim to rent them out for $500 a week each. My KiwiSaver balance is $60,000 and I aim to contribute $10,000...
Rich-lister takes on insurer for New Zealanders who can't afford to
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:00:04 +1200
Owners of $20m beachfront home extensively damaged by fire want stricter insurance regulations and said they would be living in a contaminated "patched-up" property if their insurer had its way.Takapuna couple Evan Christian and...
Kiwi dollar ends week on stronger note
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:00:03 +1200
The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 0.6 per cent weekly gain after getting a lift from a more dovish US Federal Reserve and solid fourth-quarter domestic growth data.The kiwi traded at US68.86c at 5pm yesterday from US68.72c...

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