Kiwibank's half year profits have fallen by a third as the state-owned bank continues to face costs from its troubled IT upgrade. On Friday Wellington-based Kiwibank reported an after tax profit of $44 million for the six months to December 31, down from $65m in the same period a year earlier. In September, Kiwibank announced it was writing off $90m off the value of its investment in the information-technology project, which it has dubbed CoreMod.
The New Zealand Super Fund has warned it expects its returns to drop sharply this year, after a gain of almost 20 per cent in 2017. Established to help cover the cost of New Zealand's looming state pension bill, the fund said it made a gain of 19.8 per cent in 2017. Boosted slightly by Finance Minister Grant Robertson resuming contributions in 2017, the fund stood at $37.9 billion at the end of December.
OPINION: Trade Minister David Parker's sound bite about the widespread benefits from signing up to the CPTPP shows just how far Labour has moved on the issue. Asked what benefit the average person would see from the signing of the 11-country trade deal, Parker seemed to suggest the spoils would be shared across the nation. "Their standard of living will improve from the freezing works floor to the farm owner."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".