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DAVID CHAPLIN: Afterpay, the payment system that ‘isn’t’

David Chaplin
Wed, 15 Jul 2020

David Chaplin
Wed, 15 Jul 2020
How much for cash?In the good old days, your plumber would have an answer to that question. But the demise of physical money, a sustained regulatory crack-down on the ‘black economy’ and a surplus of anti-money laundering rules have rendered the ‘cashie’ obsolete: a piece of financial nostalgia on a par with cheques and positive interest rates.Trying on the cash question, though, wasn’t just about tax avoidance. In many cases, cash buyers were able to extract upfront, tax-compliant discounts from vendors,...

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400 trainee pilots allowed into NZ
Brent Melville | Sat, 23 Oct 2021

Pilot trainees will make up 40% of the latest cohort of international students allowed in from mid-2022, with an assumption that tight border rules will still be in place.

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