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Trade Me Reminds Kiwis To Watch Out For Scumbags

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 12:13 PM
Following a slew of scams on unregulated online marketplaces, Trade Me wants to remind Kiwis about the importance of keeping themselves safe online. Trade Me’s Acting Head of Trust & Safety, Logan Mudge, said he’d seen a scam involving ... Read more...

Consumers Struggling With Hard-to-fix Appliances

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 12:10 PM
Research by Consumer NZ shows people are frustrated by how hard and pricey it is to get their appliances repaired. The consumer watchdog’s latest survey found only 45% of respondents thought it was easy to find someone to fix an appliance, while ... Read more...

Property Prices Going From Boom To "Zoom"

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 11:30 AM
An emerging trend in residential property markets across the United States of America hasn’t yet made its way to New Zealand – but Quotable Value (QV) property experts think it’s just a matter of time before it does. Popular US holiday destinations ... Read more...

Hospo Businesses One Step Closer To $26,000 Lifeline

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 11:21 AM
Twenty hospitality businesses across New Zealand have been shortlisted for over $26,000 worth of Covid-19 recovery prizes, thanks to a ‘support local’ hospitality competition. Hospo Lifeline is a ‘positive takeaway from Covid’ created by FirstEATS ... Read more...

Imports Fall Leads To Annual Trade Surplus

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 10:51 AM
Imports fell nearly $1 billion in August 2020, leading to the largest annual trade surplus since 2014, Stats NZ said today. The $1.3 billion annual goods trade surplus for the August 2020 year reflected a rise in exports and a fall in imports over the ... Read more...

Employment Indicators: Paid Jobs Week Ended 23 August 2020

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 10:46 AM
Key facts This series counts the number of unique employer-employee relationships present in payday filing 6, 13, and 27 days after the end of the reference week. These counts are published as they are, and no work has been done to adjust for seasonality ... Read more...

Kiwibank Admits System Failures And Agrees To Pay Customers $5.2 Million

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 10:05 AM
Kiwibank has entered into a settlement agreement with the Commerce Commission after reporting that it failed to have in place robust home loan variation disclosure policies, procedures and systems. In a settlement dated 27 August 2020, Kiwibank admitted that ... Read more...

FMA Reports On Monitoring Of Financial Services Firms And Advisers

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 08:56 AM
A Financial Markets Authority (FMA) report on its supervision activities over the past 18 months says large parts of the financial services sector are working hard to meet the FMA’s expectations, but called for further and more widespread improvements ... Read more...

2021 Zanda McDonald Award To Crown Two Winners

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 08:13 AM
In an Award first, the Zanda McDonald Award, Australasia’s agricultural badge of honour, have announced today that they will crown not one, but two winners – one from each side of the Tasman – for the 2021 Award. Eight passionate and talented ... Read more...

Post-COVID Fuel Savings To Get Kiwis Moving Again

Published: Thu 24 Sep 2020 07:59 AM
Gull New Zealand is offering a 10 cent per litre discount for New Zealand motorists to help Kiwis save at the pump and travel freely again as alert levels move down. The Discount Day will apply to all Gull’s fuel types across the company’s entire ... Read more...
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