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The omicron tsunami: are our businesses ready?

Brent Melville
Thu, 13 Jan 2022

The omicron tsunami: are our businesses ready?
An Auckland central interceptor worker gets a PCR test. (Image: Watercare)
Brent Melville
Thu, 13 Jan 2022
The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) wants the government to accelerate the use of rapid antigen testing to help combat the spectre of mass worker absenteeism.The 14,000-member association's head of advocacy and strategy, Alan McDonald, said the business community was acutely aware of the need to regularly test staff, particularly once the much more infectious omicron variant of covid-19 arrived.“We see regular testing, and particularly rapid antigen testing (RAT) as a key tool in keeping business going and supply lines o...

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Vocus-2degrees merger makes sense – can they make it work?
Peter Griffin | Thu, 20 Jan 2022

The question isn’t whether 2degrees and Vocus should come together. It’s how will this newly merged player give us the third strong market player we’ve long needed.

Primary Sector
Fonterra wants new capital structure in place by June
Rebecca Howard | Thu, 20 Jan 2022

Talks are underway between the government and Fonterra to hammer out the final details of the capital structure reform. 

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Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Hiringa Energy are preparing to make green hydrogen to power trucks and produce sustainable farm fertiliser.