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Five KiwiSaver default providers out, Simplicity and Smartshares in

Jenny Ruth
Fri, 14 May 2021

Commerce and consumer affairs minister David Clark said the government wanted KiwiSaver default providers to deliver more.
Jenny Ruth
Fri, 14 May 2021
The government has slashed the number of KiwiSaver default providers from nine to six with five of the existing providers being removed from Dec 1.The two new providers are Simplicity and NZX's Smartshares while Bank of New Zealand, Booster, Westpac's BT Funds Management and Kiwibank's Kiwi Wealth retain their default status.The five who will lose their default status are AMP, ANZ Bank, currently the largest provider, ASB, the second-largest provider, Mercer and Fisher Funds.Finance minister Grant Robertson and commerce and con...

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Climate denial, democracy and Vector: inside the Entrust election
Ian Llewellyn | Tue, 19 Oct 2021

Climate change and dividends are the central issues in yet another bitterly divided election, to which most voters are unlikely to pay any attention.

New 3-storey planning rules, shorter MIQ in prospect this week
Pattrick Smellie | Tue, 19 Oct 2021

Also expected this week is an announcement from covid response minister Chris Hipkins to reduce managed isolation and quarantine stays from 14 days to nine.

International vax certificate will work with airlines' travel app
Henry Burrell | Tue, 19 Oct 2021

New Zealand’s international vaccine certificates will be based on the EU standard.

Let's not lose sight of the wood for the trees

As much generation will need to be built in the next 14 years as has been built in the last 40+ years for Aotearoa to meet its commitment of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

Getting the health and safety of remote workers right

With many staff working alone or in isolated situations, workplace health and safety is an operational priority. Here is how your business can protect remote workers.