Audio from Friday 29 August 2014
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Midday News for 29 August 2014 ( 15′ 43″ )
12:00 Judith Collins says Winston Peters is making up claims she wanted a deal with him and a public servant is suspended over derogatory comments about beneficiaries.
12:16 Kiwi Rail says it posted an annual net loss of 248 million dollars or the year ended June, up from a 175 million dollar loss last year.
NZ Post's annual profit fell 12% ( 1′ 39″ )
12:17 New Zealand Post's annual net profit fell 12 percent, but its underlying performance improved significantly.
Kiwibank lifted annual net profit 3 percent ( 1′ 22″ )
12:19 Kiwibank lifted annual net profit just 3 percent in what it described as a very competitive market, which saw a massive swing from floating to fixed-rate mortgages.
Consents for new houses remained flat ( 1′ 13″ )
12:20 The number of consents for new houses and apartments has remained flat.
Delegat reports full year profit $42 Mln ( 1′ 24″ )
12:22 Delegat Group has reported an annual profit of 42-million dollars, as an increase in the volume of sales, was largely offset by the negative impacts of the high New Zealand currency.
12:23 Nervousness about the high kiwi dollar and difficulty in finding staff are contributing to a decline in business confidence.
Midday Markets for 29 August 2014 ( 2′ 15″ )
12:24 For the latest from the markets we're joined by Don Lewthwaite at First NZ Capital.
Midday Sports News for 29 August 2014 ( 2′ 32″ )
12:26 New Zealand tennis' Marina Erakovic admits she missed her chance in the latest singles match at the US Open.
Midday Rural News for 29 August 2014 ( 8′ 20″ )
12:35 News from the rural and farming sectors.