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Google, Facebook and tax: the search for conscience

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 08 Jun 2021

For multi-national companies, will paying tax ever be much more than a matter of choice?
Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 08 Jun 2021
It’s a fair bet that neither Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg nor anyone at Google HQ in Mountain View, California, wakes up in a sweat worrying about their social licence to operate in New Zealand.Both globe-wrapping digital behemoths do business here in the same sort of split-screen world as banks and electricity companies.On one hand, nobody really likes them much.On the other, almost everybody with access to the internet uses one or both platforms most days of the week without a second thought.Unlike banks and power companies, however,...

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Partner Content: The pros and cons of going solo on security
Spark | Mon, 18 Oct 2021

Cybersecurity is not an option, but how your business finds the right tools for the job is.

Listed Companies
Green light for third cannabis startup on NZX
Brent Melville | Mon, 18 Oct 2021

Greenfern Industries heads to the NZX this week after attracting almost $7 million of funding over the past two years.

Furniture upholsterers booked up
Oliver Lewis | Mon, 18 Oct 2021

With the borders closed, people are spending travel money on furniture repairs.

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.