https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/239154/eight_col_200807_Christchurch-Airport_03a.jpg?1597221650 Air New Zealand has been censured and penalised $40,000 for breaching Stock Exchange (NZX) rules about disclosing sensitive information to investors. Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon The Market Disciplinary Tribunal said the airline gave details to staff and media in early June about possible savings from laying off up to a third of its workforce. But it said the information was not given to the NZX for distribution through its platforms until the next trading day, which was a Monday. “After investigation, NZX concluded that the labour cost reduction target mentioned in the CEO’s Message was material information, and so Air New Zealand had breached its obligations … by not releasing material Information promptly and without delay and by releasing this information through means other than MAP (NZX information system).” NZX rules require listed companies to disclose any price sensitive information to all investors through the stock exchange, to ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png New Zealand is preparing to support our Pacific partners to access safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines at the earliest opportunity, Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Aupito William Sio say. “Pacific countries have worked hard to keep COVID-19 out, or to stamp it out, and New Zealand has been committed to supporting them in this,” Nanaia Mahuta said. “But their success has been hard-won. A safe and effective vaccine will be key to the region’s economic and social recovery.” Nanaia Mahuta confirmed $75 million of Official Development Assistance had been earmarked to support Pacific and global vaccine access and roll-out. “New Zealand is pursuing a portfolio of potential COVID-19 vaccines to ensure we have flexibility and choice in the fast-moving global marketplace. We want to make sure Pacific countries can also access suitable options, and have the support they need to run successful immunisation campaigns.” Aupito William ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/251955/eight_col_syd2.jpg?1608271589 New South Wales residents are being urged to be on high alert, following a day where the coronavirus outbreak at Sydney’s northern beaches grew to 28. People line up for a Covid-19 testing at Mona Vale Hospital in Sydney yesterday. Photo: AFP The state has recorded 10 new cases linked to the northern beach cluster. Some venues on Sydney’s Northern Beaches are so concerned about a growing local coronavirus cluster they have voluntarily closed this weekend to help contain the outbreak. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard last night took to Twitter to thank the venues, which he said included churches, cafes, bars and all but three pubs in the region. 14 of 17 pubs on Northern Beaches are closed or will close 4 the weekend VOLUNTARILY. Most churches/ houses of Worship have advised ⁦@NSWHealth⁩ they will close this weekend. Thank u 2 Northern Beaches community 4 response to the ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/115273/eight_col_20201109_141144.jpg?1608253758 The country has posted a record annual trade surplus as Covid-19 led to a sharp fall in imports. Exports have been sustained by demand for dairy, meat and other primary produce. Photo: RNZ/Sally Round Official numbers show a surplus of $3.26 billion for the year ended November, the biggest since records began in 1960. The surplus was driven by a 12 percent slump in imports during the period, notably in fuel and cars. The economic slowdown caused by the pandemic and trade disruptions were seen as major causes for the weaker import bill. “The fall in imports coincides with disruptions to global supply chains and delays at New Zealand ports,” Stats NZ international trade manager Alasdair Allen said. Exports have been sustained by demand for dairy, meat and other primary produce, as well as more unusual items such as breathing apparatus. For the month of November, there was a ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png The Government’s decision to act quickly in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic has helped the economy recover faster than expected, Grant Robertson said. GDP rose 14 percent in the September quarter following a revised 11 percent fall in the June quarter. On an annual average basis GDP fell 2.2 percent in the year ended September 2020. “The economic bounce back is a result of our decision to go hard and early during the COVID-19 pandemic. We supported more than 1.8 million workers through the Wage Subsidy Scheme and invested billions of dollars into infrastructure, training and creating jobs,” Grant Robertson said. “While New Zealand’s economy contracted in 2020, it is expected to rebound strongly in 2021, in line with countries we compare ourselves to, like Australia and the United States, and outperforming the United Kingdom and Japan relative to these countries’ 2019 starting point. “Global economic activity is ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/115233/eight_col_000_8XB7TG.jpg?1608226249 A host of European leaders are self-isolating after the French President, Emmanuel Macron, tested positive for Covid-19. Emmanuel Macron speaking to media at the arrival of Portuguese Prime minister António Costa for a working lunch on 16 December. Photo: AFP Macron, 42, will self-isolate for seven days while working remotely, the Elysée Palace said in a statement. The French president attended a number of high-profile events in recent days, including an EU summit. Following his diagnosis several other European leaders, including the Spanish PM, said they would self-isolate. “The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today,” the Elysée said on Thursday morning. The diagnosis was made following a “test performed at the onset of the first symptoms”, the statement added. The French president’s wife Brigitte Macron, who is 67, is self-isolating but has no symptoms. It is not yet known how Macron caught the virus, ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/105733/eight_col_eight_col_70646642_l.jpg?1594892536 Bitcoin has roared to a record high, eclipsing the $NZ30,000 mark. Bitcoin has passed the $30,000 mark. Photo: 123rf.com The cryptocurrency had been on a march this past week, rising about 18 percent to reach $32,000. New groups of investors have been buying the asset since Covid-19 emerged, as low interest rates saw more women and older people enter the crypto market in search for better returns. The sharp rise in recent days was driven by more institutional investors throwing their weight behind the asset, BitPrime chief executive Ross Carter-Brown said. “For the last week, I think with US president-elect Joe Biden being sort of confirmed, so to speak, has had an effect. “Institutions are still a lot more conservative than retail investors so while there’s a lot of uncertainty … around some of these legal challenges in the US, they’ve kept quite a bit of their money off ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png The Government will look to strengthen regulatory oversight and audit processes relating to the management of natural hazard risks following a review of the adventure tourism activities identified improvements could be made to improve safety. The Government has released today the first stage of the targeted review of the adventure activities regulations and the terms of reference into an independent review of WorkSafe’s operations in relation to activities on Whakaari White Island, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. Key findings of the adventure activities regulations review include: The adventure activities regulatory regime has improved safety. From 2004 to 2009 there were 31 deaths under activities that would be likely regulated today. Since 2014, when the adventure regime came fully into force, there were eight deaths in these regulated adventure activities, excluding the Whakaari victims. This was during a decade where the tourism sector grew by 55 ...

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