Bainimarama praises Business Council in Australia

Staff Reporter The Australia-Fiji Business Council stands as evidence of the intimate economic relationship between the two countries, Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has said. Speaking at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Council held at the Brisbane Marriott Hotel last night (October 16, 2019), he said that this is a relationship whose strength is owed in no small…

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Media platform burns as global giants cut throats

Media platform burns as global giants cut throats

Paul Thompson The commercial media world is an increasingly tough business, in case you haven’t noticed. Audiences have fragmented, consumer and advertiser choice is expanding and revenues caving. Business models are either failing or developing a serious case of the wobbles. There are no fixes, yet, and it is getting crowded on the burning platform. It is brutal, unless you…

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Researcher says smartphones promote patriarchs

Supplied Content Auckland, October 21, 2019 Smartphones and other mobile devices amplify the patriarchal values that are part of our culture, according to new research by a Massey University expert in organisational communication and gender. Senior Lecturer Dr Debalina Dutta said that while we might all understand the freedoms mobile devices bring to our lives, it would be a mistake to…

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Amanah KiwiSaver success can promote other Islamic products

Brian Henry and Arifa Fiqria Of New Zealand’s population of 4.79 million people, 1.1% are Muslims, according to the World Population Review 2019 website. New Zealand is working hard to accommodate the needs of its Muslim community, ranging from places of worship to Halal food. It currently has 57 Islamic Centers, 17 Halal bakeries/cafes, 58 Halal meat/grocery stores, and 241…

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MediaWorks to sell TV 3 in New Zealand

Sourced Content Struggling media company MediaWorks is putting its TV business Three on the sale block, after axing and scaling back shows. The Company, which owns television, radio and advertising operations, had reported through its own news organisation Newshub that it would sell its largest asset. Three included ThreeLife, the Bravo joint venture and all of Newshub’s operations. MediaWorks is…

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For Simon, it is the glasshouse sort of thing

Attacking without thinking can stir the hornet’s nest Jane Patterson National’s misfire over the latest immigration kerfuffle is a salutary lesson in first doing one’s homework. The opposition came out swinging against a ministerial decision to grant a recidivist drunk-driver residence, but it quickly became apparent National had also allowed the man to stay in New Zealand while it was in government.…

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IRD visits bring discipline to erring businesses

IRD visits bring discipline to erring businesses

Supplied Content Inland Revenue Department (IRD) Compliance Staff have searched several Central Otago businesses and made unannounced visits to others, as part of its current hidden economy campaign targeting the hospitality sector. High risk cash sales Café, restaurants, bars and takeaways are the focus of the renewed campaign which follows the successful prosecution of five siblings in the Thai House…

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