Alliance Group to repay $34m wage subsidy it received

Navigation for News Categories Alliance Group has joined the growing list of firms repaying the wage subsidy. Alliance Group’s venison processing plant in Lorneville. Photo: Supplied / RNZ Alliance received $34 million from the subsidy and had already repaid $21m. Group chair Murray Taggart said it is now in a position to repay the balance.…Continue Reading

Tourism alliance funding to highlight events across North Island regions

Navigation for News Categories The government has given a green light to invest $3.75 million in a North Island tourism alliance aimed at developing events for visitors. It’s hoped a government fund can be used for new or existing events so they build on the country’s natural attractions, such as the geysers in Rotorua. Photo:…Continue Reading

A formidable alliance takes on Facebook

Investors don’t seem to careLETITIA JAMES, New York’s attorney-general, couldn’t be blunter in describing the antitrust case lodged on December 9th against the world’s biggest social network. “By using its vast troves of data and money Facebook has squashed or hindered what the company perceived as potential threats. They’ve reduced choices for consumers, they stifled…Continue Reading

Latest News Landmark alliance launches in Africa to fight COVID-19 misinformation

Brazzaville – The World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a new alliance, the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA), to coordinate actions and pool resources in combating misinformation around COVID-19 pandemic and other health emergencies in Africa. Digital platforms have been inundated with COVID-19-related information since the pandemic began in late 2019. Information about the virus has…Continue Reading

Alliance pleased with performance despite sharp profit drop

Navigation for News Categories One-off costs including retrospective payments to workers have pulled the meat processor Alliance’s profit before tax down to $7.5 million. Covid-19 has affected the co-operative’s processing operations, Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor says. Photo: Supplied This compares with a $20.7m profit before tax in 2019. But before adjusting for one-off…Continue Reading

Alliance Outdoor Products Recalls Climbing Treestands Due to Fall Hazard

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check with recalling firms for further details. It is important to remember that CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products. Recalled XSCT334 Silent Adrenaline / XSCT355…Continue Reading