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Not enough young people are being sufficiently trained to replace his generation.

Maori back in business

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Maori entrepreneurship in Taranaki is alive and kicking.

Monthly checks key to health

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I am often surprised with new clients at how little they know about their business.

Talking about young people's working lives

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OPINION: Today's Business View contributor is Equal Employment Opportunities commissioner Judy McGregor , who describes the findings from the national conversation about work - a two-year project that spoke to 3000 people across the country about the experiences of employers and employees at work.

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OPINION: It's time to start planning for changes

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Today's Business View columnist is Brent Hulbert, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New Plymouth, specialising in taxation services.

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Firms need to update GST systems

Businesses should prepare now for probable GST rise

Today's Business View columnist is Kevin Landrigan , a specialist tax partner with BDO New Plymouth.

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While there is much concern and confusion over the business implications of a GST increase - which seems fairly certain to occur - there is one absolute certainty: businesses must prepare and plan for it now.

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This week's Business View contributor is Dianne Roberts, a principal with BDO Taranaki, a member of the BDO New Zealand network of independent chartered accounting and business advisory firms.

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OPINION: Struggling to find cash after a tough 12 month

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OPINION: Economy could be winner in rebalanced taxation system.

Rules may modify, but good game remains the same

Today's Business View contributor is Paul Winter, the chief executive of the Employers' and Manufacturers' Association Central.

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As a sport-loving nation we understand that no matter how much the rules of a game might evolve, it is ultimately the performance of individual players in the team along with how well they function together that leads to relative success or failure.

A closer look at the Tax Working Group

Today's Business View columnist is New Plymouth's Brent Hulbert , a partner with chartered accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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The Tax Working Group, which released its findings last month, worked to a brief to look at ways to boost the efficiency of savings and investment decisions and provide people with better reward for working, spread the tax base more fairly and make the tax system easier to comply with and administer.

Tough economic decisions can't be put off

Today's Business View columnist is Paul Winter, the chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Central), which includes Taranaki.

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We need to understand and find some counter forces to the biggest weakness of democratic governments - us as voters.

MMP debate plays second fiddle

Today's Business View contributor is Paul Winter, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Central), which includes Taranaki.

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MMP politics is strongly influencing the amount of reform the Government is willing to pursue and its pace of implementation. Is this a good thing or not?

Getting realistic about capital gains tax

Roger Kerr , the executive director of the New Zealand Business Roundtable.

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Recently there have been renewed calls to tax capital gains on housing.

Port has key role in regional economy

Today's Business View contributor is Basil Chamberlain , chief executive of the Taranaki Regional Council, which is the sole shareholder of Port Taranaki.

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The Taranaki Regional Council owns all of the shares of Port Taranaki Limited (PTL) on behalf of the Taranaki community.

Rugby's vital socio-economic role in region must not be downplayed

Today's Business View column is a joint effort - from Venture Taranaki and Taranaki Rugby Union chief executives Stuart Trundle and Mark Robinson . It is an abridged and updated version of their executive summary contained in a report on the economic and social impact of rugby in Taranaki.

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The "amber and blacks" - the Taranaki representative rugby team - provide a point of focus for the Taranaki region.

Industry short of skilled staff

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Today's Business View contributor is Phillippa Boa , the marketing and communications manager with Exito - the Extractive Industry's Training Organisation - which last week used the New Zealand Oil and Gas Expo to launch a new schools resource kit on the oil and gas industry.

Kiwis need to be much more money-savvy

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Today's Business View contributor is Lyn McMorran, a Wellington financial adviser who is president of the Institute of Financial Advisers. New Zealand's inaugural Financial Awareness Week is launched this week with the aim of helping lift our game when it comes to saving, managing debt, budgeting, protecting assets, saving for retirement and meeting investment goals.

Pricey way to test Fonterra pet theory

Today's Business View contributor is New Plymouth man Duncan Reid, who previously spent many years working for the New Zealand Dairy Board in the packaging and transport sections.

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Fonterra's recent announcement that it intends transporting by rail 22,000 containers of Taranaki-manufactured product to the ports of Auckland and Tauranga for export deserves critical scrutiny.

Not-so-wonderful Copenhagen

Today's Business View columnist is John Pfahlert, executive officer with the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand.

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The headlines in the press last week read "2020 vision - drop emissions by 10 to 20 per cent".

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