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Masks As Social Engineering

Article – Keith Rankin

On Friday the mainstream news media has been reporting that, today, the decision will be taken to make mask-wearing compulsory on Auckland’s buses, trains and ferries; and on all domestic flights in New Zealand. Read more »

Businessdesk Launches Tech Section

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Leading independent New Zealand business news service BusinessDesk is pleased to announce the launch of its new business technology section edited by former IDG UK journalist Henry Burrell. Read more »

Businessdesk Growth Continues With Key Hires And Initiatives

Press Release – BusinessDesk

New Zealand’s best independent business news service, BusinessDesk, is pleased to announce key hires and new initiatives as it pursues growth despite the severe disruption to news media businesses that covid-19 has exacerbated. Read more »

Brian Gaynor – exclusively on BusinessDesk from this weekend

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Brian Gaynor – exclusively on BusinessDesk from this weekend

BusinessDesk’s expansion continues with the announcement of a new marquee columnist and the opening of a new, permanent Auckland newsroom. Read more »

BusinessDesk goes public with new offer

Press Release – BusinessDesk

BusinessDesk goes public with new offer to individual and corporate customers

New Zealand has a new business news website with the launch of BusinessDesk at Read more »

Red tape and levies cut in Building Act Overhaul

Article – BusinessDesk

Red tape and levies cut in first phase of major Building Act overhaul
The government plans to cut red tape for prefabricated building processes, introduce minimal building product standards and reduce building levies by 13 percent as part of a major overhaul of building law. Read more »

More dairy needed to achieve sustainable global diet

Article – BusinessDesk

More dairy needed to achieve sustainable global diet – Fonterra

Global dairy output will have to increase – not fall – if the dietary targets of an international study on sustainable food production are to be achieved, Fonterra says. Read more »

ASB sells Aegis investment administrator to MMC

Article – BusinessDesk

ASB sells Aegis investment administrator to MMC
ASB Bank says it has sold its investment administration and custody business Aegis to MMC, a specialist outsourcing and investment administration business based in Auckland, for an undisclosed sum. Read more »

Directors urged to improve understanding of climate change

Article – BusinessDesk

Company directors are not as aware of climate change challenges as they should be and risk leaving their firms insufficient time to respond, says Karen Silk, deputy chair of the Sustainable Business Council. Read more »

Risk frameworks need ‘fundamental rethink’ on climate

Article – BusinessDesk

Risk frameworks need ‘fundamental rethink’ to cope with climate change

New Zealand’s risk and resilience frameworks need a “fundamental rethink” if communities are going to adapt to the greater potential risks arising from climate change, Local Government New Zealand says. Read more »

National Party open to higher methane targets

Article – BusinessDesk

Methane reduction targets proposed as part of the country’s climate change response should be determined by the Climate Commission, even if that results in higher thresholds than those proposed now, National Party climate change spokesman Scott Simpson says. Read more »

NZ to go Dutch to battle climate change

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ to go Dutch to battle climate change

Dutch and Kiwi farmers must innovate together, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte said, announcing a joint cooperation statement on climate change with New Zealand today. Read more »

Small end of town needs to chip in on climate change – Carr

Article – BusinessDesk

Corporate New Zealand is increasingly engaged on the real challenges of climate change but the nation’s efforts will need to be much broader based to be effective, the new head of the Climate Change Commission says. Read more »

Carr named to chair Climate Change Commission

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Former Reserve Bank chair Rod Carr has been appointed chair-designate of the independent Climate Change Commission. Read more »

Summerset’s 3Q sales up 11.5% on the year

Article – BusinessDesk

Summerset Group’s third-quarter sales were up 11.5 percent from a year earlier as resales lifted and new sales remained firm. Read more »

CORRECT: Fletcher sued for $7.5m over Christchurch project

Article – BusinessDesk

CORRECT: Fletcher sued for $7.5m over Christchurch justice precinct

(Removes incorrect project losses in 2nd paragraph)

Fletcher Building is being sued for $7.5 million by utilities contractor Electrix, one of the subcontractors on the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct. Read more »

Fletcher sued for $7.5m over Christchurch justice precinct

Article – BusinessDesk

Fletcher Building is being sued for $7.5 million by utilities contractor Electrix, one of the subcontractors on the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct. Read more »

Study group favours Auckland port shift to Northland

Article – BusinessDesk

Study group favours Auckland port shift to Northland

Relocating freight operations from Ports of Auckland to Northport over time would improve the efficiency of the upper North Island’s freight system, while also maintaining competition, an independent review panel says. Read more »

New listings pickup in September but still lagging – Barfoot

Article – BusinessDesk

Spring was marked by a lift in new listings in the Auckland residential real estate market and September sales were the highest for that month in three years, according to the city’s largest realtor, Barfoot & Thompson. Read more »

StretchSense sold to mystery Kiwi owners

Article – BusinessDesk

StretchSense sold to mystery Kiwi owners

By Victoria Young

Oct. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Futuristic textile company StretchSense has been sold to a new Kiwi owner, the firm’s administrators say. Read more »

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