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  • News Date:
    Friday, January 23, 2015
    Body:

    With ANZ sponsoring this year’s ICC Cricket World Cup (starting in just a month) we’re set for some exciting matches. However, as one seagull has demonstrated, the game itself isn’t the only entertainment.

  • News Date:
    Friday, January 23, 2015
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  • News Date:
    Friday, January 23, 2015
    Body:

    The Reserve Bank has released its December quarter inflation figures, with the CPI falling 0.2% to 0.8%, below the Bank’s forecast (a 0.1% rise) and outside the Bank’s target range (1-3%). The general belief is that this has come about as a result of the global oil price crash we have witnessed over the last couple of months.

  • News Date:
    Friday, January 23, 2015
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    BNZ have received criticism recently, being accused of ‘airbrushing’ history on its website, by leaving out two giant government bailouts from its history section.

  • News Date:
    Friday, January 23, 2015
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    The Meatworkers Union have started a campaign called ‘Jobs That Count’ aimed at helping the 1000 members they have working for AFFCO Talleys to get a fair collective agreement.

    Thy have been trying to get a fair deal for over a year now, and from 6 March new employment laws will make it easier employers to walk away from negotiations.

  • News Date:
    Friday, December 19, 2014
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    Non-bank financial institutions made a net profit of $263 million in the year to 30 September (a more than $100 million increase), according to the latest KPMG financial institutions performance report.

    However the report also details how the big NZ banks had “not been afraid to act in a predatory manner”, venturing outside their area of expertise and poaching customers.

  • News Date:
    Friday, December 19, 2014
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    The dividends paid out to shareholders of the big four Australian-owned banks – ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac, have nearly tripled in the 2014 financial year, from $920 million to $2.561 billion.

    ANZ has almost doubled from last year’s record high of $720 million to $1.366 billion, BNZ is up from $110 million to $420 million, ASB is up from $90 million to $400 million and Westpac is up from no dividend to $375 million.

  • News Date:
    Friday, December 19, 2014
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    Workers at Anglican Family Care in Dunedin, Alexandra and Balclutha are glad to be back at work after a tumultuous week in the lead-up to Christmas.

    This week nearly 30 staff, who had been in bargaining since May with little progress, took low-level industrial action – things like not washing their cars. AFC responded by suspending the workers without pay.

  • News Date:
    Friday, December 19, 2014
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    By the time everyone has popped their crackers this Christmas the jokes will be flowing like eggnog. Here’s a couple to get you started:

    Q: What’s the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet? A: The Christmas alphabet has Noel.
    Q: What do you call an obnoxious reindeer? RUDEolph. 

    Q: Why was Santa's little helper depressed? A: Because he had low elf esteem. 

    Q: What nationality is Santa Claus? A: North Polish. 

  • News Date:
    Friday, November 28, 2014
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    An unprecedented third round of meetings is currently taking place, with the expectation that the bank’s offer will not be accepted by members.

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