Aussie bank worker lifts lid on 'ruthless' tactics

A former Commonwealth Bank worker has lifted the lid on the “ruthless” tactics used by banks to prey upon vulnerable customers.In a 60 Minutes program that aired on Sunday night, the whistleblower said staff were under intense…

Vocus NZ head Mark Callander bumped up to boardroom

Vocus Group’s New Zealand chief Mark Callander will join the Australasian telecommunications group’s board later this month, joining newly appointed managing director Kevin Russell. The Kiwi executive will join the board on May…

REINZ says latest figures show predictable easing in sales volumes, particularly for the category of finishing units. Conversely, forestry has experienced a lift, albeit sales numbers are relatively small; lifestyle block sales up

Tweet Data released Monday by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (REINZ) shows there were 55 fewer farm sales (-11.6%) for the three months ended April 2018 than for the three months ended April 2017. Overall, there were 418 farm sales in the three months ended April 2018, compared to 388 farm sales for the three months ended March 2018 …

What happens when lightning strikes a plane

Planes are designed to withstand and fly safely when struck by lightning.More lightning strikes occur while in clouds, during the climb and descent phases of flight, than any other flight phase.The reason is that lightning activity…

'She came across like she cared': Farmers on Ardern

They came on a miserable wet morning to hear what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had to say about the devastating news that the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is in dairying heartland the Waikato, and left impressed at the depth of…

Finance Minister Grant Robertson is tasking Treasury and MPI with investigating establishing a fund to 'get ahead' of biosecurity threats

Tweet New Zealand farmers are seeking details on a proposed Earthquake Commission-like fund for biosecurity threats, which the Minister of Finance says they may have to contribute to. But Federated Farmers’ vice president Andrew Hoggard is worried that the fund would see farmers hit by yet another tax. Speaking to TVNZ’s Q&A on Sunday, Grant Robertson said the Government was …

Rising numbers of non-New Zealanders are continuing to leave, pushing net migration down from high levels to an annual gain of 67,000 in April, down nearly 5000 from a year earlier

Tweet By David Hargreaves Non-New Zealanders are now continuing to depart the country in big numbers, which is causing the net gain from migration to fall quite quickly from high levels. Over 2600 non-New Zealanders left the country in April, which was the highest total for an April month since Statistics New Zealand started publishing this information in 1978. In …

John Mauldin describes how he thinks we will get from the credit crisis he believes is coming in the next 12–18 months, to what he's terming the Great Reset

Tweet By John Mauldin* Today we will summarize something I’ve been thinking about for a long time. Exactly how will we get from the credit crisis, which I think is coming in the next 12–18 months, to what I call the Great Reset, when the global debt will be “rationalized” via some form of nonpayment. Whatever you want to call …