Consumers cautioned against unrealistic bargain offers

Commerce Commission Chairperson Anna Rawlings (From CC website) The Commerce Commission has cautioned retailers and consumers to carefully consider the bargains being offered as ‘Black Friday to think hard about the bargains being offered as ‘Black Friday’ and Christmas draw near. The Black Friday Concept The day following Thanksgiving (celebrated in the US on the fourth Thursday of November), commonly referred to…

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Pakistan Cricket Team cautioned against isolation breaches

And other Covid-19 updates for today- Thursday, November 26, 2020 Supplied Content Wellington, November 26, 2020 Six members of the Pakistan Men’s Cricket team have tested positive for Covid-19 at their managed isolation facility at the Chateau on the Park in Christchurch. Fifty-three members of the squad arrived in Christchurch on November 24, 2020 and were tested on Day 1.…

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Virtual Conference sets another pace for Indo-EU Relations

Supplied Content New Delhi, November 25, 2020 As a part of ‘The Europe-India Strategy Group 2020,’ Carnegie India hosted a ‘Fireside Conversation’ between India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Portugal’s Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs Augusto Santos Silva on November 23, 2020. Then Conversation covered the future of collaboration between India and the European Union (EU)…

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Amanah KiwiSaver success pleases managers and subscribers

Gregory Fortuin Chairman, Amanah Ethical KiwiSaver Fund (INL Photo)   When former Race Relations Commissioner and Honorary Consul General of South Africa Gregory Fortuin was approached in 2013 by the Founder and shareholders of Amanah to chair the Fund, he hesitated, since felt that he had already taken on many other commitments with community organisations. It was his good friend…

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Debate rages over minimum wage rise to match living costs

Yvette McCullough Wellington, November 24, 2020 Workplace Relations & Safety Minister Michael Wood is not ruling out lifting the minimum wage in line with the living wage, saying that good businesses should not be scared about workers being paid a fair wage.  A new report from the Helen Clark Foundation and the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research is calling for the…

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Mixed messages in wake of National’s defeat at Party Conference

Time will decide if resentment or candour will win the day        Former Prime Minister Sir John Key at the National Party Conference (RNZ Photo by Dam Cook) As the National Party starts its painful and possibly protracted climb back to political relevance, leaders, past and president, hammered home the need for discipline and accountability – but not everyone…

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