NZ’s housing-related imbalances set to peak in 2018

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Housing-related imbalances in New Zealand look set to peak and even begin to unwind in 2018 as headwinds abate and new government policies take shape, according to S&P Global Ratings. Read more »

Gamblers spent $125 million more in FY 2016/17

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

Gamblers in New Zealand spent $2,334 million dollars on the four main forms of gambling in the 2016/17 financial year, $125 million (5.7 per cent) more than the previous year, according to figures compiled by the Department of Internal Affairs. Spending … Read more »

Higher fuel prices push up producer prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Higher fuel prices contributed to the rise in producer output and input prices in the December 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

NZ’s construction boom means big demand for talent

Press Release – Michael Page NZ

New Zealands construction boom means big demand for talent Auckland, 19 February 2018: New Zealands construction industry boom is giving companies in the sector an opportunity to take on more projects than ever before. According to the 2017 report … Read more »

Lord Mayor of London visits New Zealand

Press Release – British High Commission

The Lord Mayor of London, an ambassador for the UKs financial and professional services industry, is visiting New Zealand at the head of a business delegation this week with the aim of strengthening trade links with the City of London. Read more »

Shamubeel Eaqub to talk about Housing and Inequality

Press Release – Friends of Hastings District Libraries

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub will be in Hastings district to talk about Housing and Inequality on Tuesday 6 March, 12 noon at the Havelock North Function Centre. Read more »

Callaghan Innovation executives lead digital transformation

Press Release – Callaghan Innovation

The need for countries to embrace and successfully transition to fully digital economies is undeniable and pressing. Read more »

Not all Freedom Camping is Bad

Press Release – Regional Tourism NZ

Freedom Campers are getting a bad name because of a few bad apples, according to Regional Tourism Organisations. Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity lifts in January

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s manufacturing activity lifted in January although fewer positive comments from businesses point to ongoing caution. Read more »

Govt must properly assess five year bright-line test

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government needs to properly assess the impact of the proposed five year bright-line test and the rest of its tax changes on the housing market and the wider economy, National Party Finance Spokesman Steven Joyce says. Read more »

Crypto’s predicted to grow by end of 2018, despite Jan crash

Article – Michelle Hutchison

Cryptocurrency is highly volatile, theres no two ways about it. A perfect example of this took place on January 16 this year, when, of the top 100 cryptocurrencies, only three entered the market without a decrease in value . Read more »

Unity of effort a key to lifting Māori economic performance

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A strong partnership between central Government, Mori business and whnau, and their partners in the wider community, is essential to further boosting Mori economic performance, says Mori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Read more »

Childcare a challenge for 1 in 6 working parents

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Not having care available when they needed it was the main childcare difficulty (38 percent) for parents who worked, or wanted to work, Stats NZ said today. Care being too expensive was their next main difficulty (19 percent). Read more »

Deloitte South Island Index continues steady growth

Press Release – Deloitte

South Island listed firms market capitalisation grew 9.0% in the quarter to 31 December 2017 Quarter ending 31 December 2017 was the Indexs strongest quarter of growth during the calendar year The Deloitte South Island Index has continued … Read more »

Top businesswomen call for gender diversity and pay equality

Press Release – Journey To Excellence

Five high profile business women are joining forces to improve the gender equality stakes in New Zealand. Chair of Spark Justine Smyth , leading New Zealand business personality and author Theresa Gattung, Insurance industry stalwart Naomi Ballantyne … Read more »

NZ farmer confidence tumbles in January

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand farmer confidence tumbled in January as a drought and uncertainty over new government policies take their toll. Read more »

Speech: Robertson – Institute of Public Administration

Speech – New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, speech to the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) 15 February 2018: Read more »

Suncorp 1st Half profit up 81% on lack of quake claims

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Suncorp Group’s New Zealand insurance division lifted first-half profit 81 percent as the Australian owner of Vero Insurance faced fewer claims in a period when there were no major earthquakes. Read more »

NZ guest nights continue to rise in December

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand guest nights rose 4 percent in December from a year earlier as the number of international visitors continued to rise and many traveled to the South Island. Read more »

Formica may be non-core, saleable asset for Fletcher

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Building paid US$700 million to buy Formica Corp from private equity owners Cerberus Capital Management and Oaktree Capital Management in 2007. It may be a good time to sell a business that sits outside its core operations, … Read more »

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