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HiFX Morning Update July 20, 2018

Press Release – HiFX

The Kiwi opens down at 0.6744. We have had a slew of consistently strong US data recently, with last night being no exception. Manufacturing data beat expectations, but the highlight was the Unemployment Claims figure. Although only being a weekly … Read more »

Bus driver assaults just the tip of the iceberg

Press Release – First Union

Bus driver assaults just the tip of the iceberg A bus driver has come forward to tell her harrowing assault story. The driver, who wishes to remain anonymous, was dropping off passengers on her night route in Mangere on July 4th when she was … Read more »

Minister signs off Mine re-entry Concept Plan

Press Release – Pike River Recovery Agency

Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little has signed off the Pike River Recovery Agencys Concept Plan outlining three re-entry options. Read more »

Pāmu updates full year EBITDAR forecast

Press Release – Pamu Farms

Landcorp Faming Limited (Pmu) has released an updated EBITDAR (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization and Revaluations) forecast for the 2017/18 financial year. Read more »

Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPP

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Singapore has notified New Zealand it has completed its domestic procedures to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Read more »

Staff hold science discussions with Manuherikia catchment

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council met with irrigators and water permit holders in Omakau for a series of sessions to explain the science that informs the draft minimum flows. Read more »

Zero Carbon Bill attracts thousands of submissions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Governments plan to introduce a new Zero Carbon Bill has brought thousands of people together to discuss how we address climate change. Read more »

Sugar labelling consultation open

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A trans-Tasman consultation on sugar labelling has begun following the latest Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation. Read more »

Provincial Growth Fund support for Otago

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $60,000 into the development of Otagos Economic Development Strategy and $820,000 in the Dunedin Waterfront Project, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. Read more »

Foreign investment rules could have unintended consequences

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

Proposed restrictions to foreign investment could have unintended negative consequences. While the new proposed Government restrictions and legislative changes on foreign investment are aimed at reducing the amount of foreign investment for New Zealands … Read more »

Rise in accommodation supplements cause modest rent rise

Press Release – MOTU

The accommodation supplement benefit is the governments largest direct investment in private sector housing subsidies. It provides assistance with housing costs for 11 percent of the population, with about two-thirds of recipients being renters. … Read more »

Potential to NZ fintech exports huge

Press Release – Make Lemonade

The potential for New Zealand tech exports will be huge when direct free trade post-Brexit opens with the United Kingdom, a leading fintech expert says. Read more »

Taxing the blockchain

Article – Bell Gully

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen considerable growth over the last 12 months, meaning the general public are more aware than ever of these digital assets. Read more »

Govt should prioritise vulnerable NZers, not unions

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Revelations that Government Ministers have stopped efforts to get hundreds of unemployed New Zealanders into work in order to aid an industrial dispute is extremely disturbing, Nationals Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says. Read more »

New report shows Government slowing economy

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Infometrics analysis released last night is far from a glowing endorsement of this Governments economic management and shows that it must act to improve declining economic forecasts and plummeting business confidence, Nationals Finance spokesperson … Read more »

Ministry of Health admits failure of tobacco tax hikes

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Ministry of Health admits failure of tobacco tax hikes 19 JULY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Read more »

Investor Confidence Rating results for 3 agencies released

Press Release – The Treasury

The Treasury has today released the latest round of Investor Confidence Rating (ICR) results for three public sector agencies. The ICR assesses how well investment-intensive government agencies are managing their investments and assets and highlights areas … Read more »

Minister MIA while ACC strikes continue

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

In spite of strike action by ACC medical specialists with at least four more to follow in the next month, we havent heard a peep from the ACC Minister as more discontent and industrial action rattles the health sector, Nationals spokesperson for ACC … Read more »

National Primary Care Data Service to go live next year

Press Release – HINZ

A new National Primary Care Data Service will go live in 2019, GP leader Richard Medlicott has told a health IT conference. Medlicott, who is medical director of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, spoke at the HiNZ Health … Read more »

Air New Zealand top of class at Skytrax World Airline Awards

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has been awarded Best Premium Economy Class and Best Premium Economy Seat at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. Read more »

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