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Māori economic development plan refresh to benefit Waikato

Press Release – Te Waka

The refresh of the Waikato regions Mori economic development action plan Te Whare Ohaoha will provide a clear roadmap towards a prosperous region, according to Te Puni Kkiri (Waikato-Waiariki) and Waikatos regional economic development … Read more »

Our Take – Fake Plastic Trees

Press Release – Kiwibank

Our Take – Fake Plastic Trees: the greenshoots of global growth need even more stimulus Read more »

Shane Jones writing cheques the regions can’t cash

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Shane Jones is failing to deliver on all his hi-vis announcements, with only a dribble of the money promised through the Provincial Growth Fund actually landing in bank accounts, Nationals Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith … Read more »

Make the most of the increase in exports – It won’t last

Press Release – 50 Shades of Green

The biggest increase in volume of meat and dairy products in five years boosted our manufacturing sales in the March quarter. Read more »

XE Morning Update – NZ

Press Release –

The NZDUSD opens lower at 0.6582 this morning. Financial markets were relatively subdued overnight with a series of tweets from US President Donald Trump dominating the headlines. Trump tweeted that Europe were deliberately devaluing the Euro to … Read more »

Provincial growth fund no panacea to rural-urban divide

Article – BusinessDesk

June 11 (BusinessDesk) – Economic consultancy Infometrics doesn’t see the provincial growth fund as the best vehicle to dealing with New Zealand’s persistent rural-urban divide. Read more »

NZ has dethroned GDP as a measure of success

Article – David Hall

NZ has dethroned GDP as a measure of success, but will Arderns government be transformational? Read more »

NZ wholesale trade lifts 0.7% in 1Q

Article – BusinessDesk

June 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s wholesale trade lifted in the March quarter after falling in December and may add to the view that first-quarter economic growth held up better than expected. Read more »

Monthly Economic Indicators May 2019

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The 2019 Budget Economic and Fiscal Update was released on Thursday, 30 May. The budget included net new operating spending of $15.2 billion and net new capital expenditure of $10.4 billion over the forecast period, compared with Budget 2018. This new spending … Read more »

More than $100k for Historic Pā Site Visitor Experience

Press Release – Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

Central Hawkes Bay District Council (CHBDC) in partnership with Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea will receive $104,764 of Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment funding for Ng Ara Tipuna, a visitor experience project that will bring historic p sites … Read more »

Insurance premium hikes hitting businesses hard

Press Release – Business Central

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce showed the impact that rapidly rising insurance premiums are having on businesses and commercial property owners in Wellington during todays Mayoral Forum on insurance issues. Read more »

Dunedin quarterly economic figures underscore confidence

Press Release – Enterprise Dunedin

Dunedin (Monday, 10 June 2019): A combination of steady growth in Dunedins GDP, employment numbers, population and building activity, provide a continuing platform for confidence in the citys economic future. Read more »

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