Housing crisis hurting export growth

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

If Steven Joyce wants to revive his failing export growth target he needs to make sure the Government gets to grips with the housing crisis, says David Parker, Labours Export Growth and Trade spokesperson. Read more »

All Safe Scaffolding is Auckland’s first choice

Press Release – All Safe Scaffolding

All Safe Scaffolding is Auckland’s first-choice when it comes to scaffolding towers and for scaffold sales and hire, there’s no need to look beyond their fantastic range, excellent rates, and quality service. Scaffolding needs to be safe, easy to assemble … Read more »

Race-based water rights a step closer

Article – Muriel Newman

Water is being targeted by the Maori elite as the next resource to control. The influential Iwi Leaders Group is pushing ahead with their demand for a proprietary right to freshwater. They want a preferential allocation – in perpetuity – that can be commercialised. … Read more »

ACT’s plan to boost wages

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is proposing a programme of one per cent per year reductions in the company tax rate. Read more »

Core Builder Composites growth grant funding clarification

Press Release – Callaghan Innovation

Its been reported that Core Builder Composites have received a grant from Callaghan Innovation for $17.25m. There is some misunderstanding around this figure that needs clarifying. Read more »

Pharmaco well placed for continued expansion

Press Release – Pharmaco

Hon. Peter Dunne, Associate Minister of Health, opens newly enlarged head office Entering new business sectors, two acquisitions, new contracts and a growing business in Australia has meant the need to enlarge Pharmaco (NZ) Limiteds Mount Wellington … Read more »

The NZDUSD opens lower at 0.7595 this morning.

Press Release – HiFX

The NZD fell sharply across the board yesterday after RBNZ Assistant Governor John McDermotts speech highlighted the possibility of interest rate cuts. Domestic demand and inflation would both need to weaken before any rate cut comes into view; … Read more »

Oracle-owned boatbuilder has had two government grants

Article – BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – Core Builders Composites, the Warkworth-based company owned by Team New Zealands arch-rival Oracle Racing, has had two taxpayer subsidies in the past three years. Read more »

More Council funding for community initiatives

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councils Community Sport and Recreation Committee has approved funding from its Social and Recreation Fund for 28 community groups. Read more »

Growth is paramount for Tauranga City

Press Release – PropertyNZ

Property Council Bay of Plenty Branch has made a submission on Tauranga City Councils Long Term Plan 2015-2025, emphasising that economic growth is key to bringing new skills and wealth into the region, which is important for a vibrant economy and strong … Read more »

NZ consumer confidence nudges up in April

Article – BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer confidence nudged up in April, boding well for future economic growth. Read more »

Monetary policy to remain stimulatory

Press Release – Reserve Bank

Monetary policy to remain stimulatory The Reserve Bank today said it will ensure that monetary policy is stimulatory to support output growth above potential, to help lift inflation back to target. Assistant Governor Dr John McDermott said that … Read more »

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

Article – BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and fewer locals left for Australia. Read more »

NZ showcased at Chilean Innovation Forum

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealands strengths in business, innovation and education were highlighted by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce yesterday in a speech to Chiles private and public sector leaders. New Zealand has a long relationship with Chile. … Read more »

Got bank, in pocket

Press Release – Canstar

Some of us can remember a time when the only way of interacting with a bank was to pick up the phone or visit a branch. Many of todays banking customers have their bank with them 24/7; most are just a click or a swipe away from a transaction, a … Read more »

RBNZ appoints Conor English, Tony Caughey as advisers

Article – BusinessDesk

April 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s Reserve Bank, the independent body which sets the benchmark interest rate, has appointed Conor English, the younger brother of Finance Minister Bill English, as one of its part-time external monetary policy … Read more »

Staysouth.com portfolio grows

Press Release – Scope Media

Staysouth.com portfolio grows with management of Queenstown’s Commonage Villas Leading Queenstown boutique apartment management company Staysouth.com has acquired some of the resorts finest accommodation with the Commonage Villas joining the companys … Read more »

Pushpay to raise $13.8m to fund US growth

Press Release – Pushpay

Pushpay Holdings Limited (NZAX:PAY) (Pushpay or the Company) announces that it intends to undertake a pro-rata non-renounceable entitlement offer to raise a total of $13.8 million (before costs). Read more »

Auckland Export Award finalists found

Press Release – ExportNZ

The 25 finalists in the seven categories of this year’s Air NZ Cargo Auckland Export Awards announced this evening traverse the widest range of New Zealand enterprise, from home brew, robots, marine winches and self-service payment systems. Read more »

Delivering Value through Good Financial Management

Press Release – The Treasury

Speech delivered to the CPA Australia, Business Lunch, in Wellington by the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 22 April 2015. Read more »

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