“Auckland effect” leading to rises in Tauranga, Hamilton

Press Release – QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for June have increased 9.3% over the past year and 3.6% over the past three months. This means they are now 25.6% above the previous market peak of late 2007. … Read more »

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – Too much political capital has been invested in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal for it to fail at the final hurdle, says Peter Petri, a professor of international finance at Brandeis University and co-author of a study on the economic … Read more »

Fletcher to bring 2,200 people back to central Christchurch

Press Release – Fletcher Building

Fletcher to bring 2,200 people back to central Christchurch Creating three vibrant new communities to bring up to 2,200 people back to central Christchurch is the vision of Fletcher Residentials plan for the East and North Frame Residential Precinct. … Read more »

Insurance & Savings Ombudsman Scheme: Canterbury update

Press Release – Insurance And Savings Ombudsman Commission

The Insurance & Savings Ombudsman Scheme has dealt with 1,542 complaint enquiries and 138 complaint investigations about the Canterbury earthquakes since 2010. Read more »

NZ commodity prices fall for third month to 3-year low

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand commodity prices fell for a third consecutive month in June to a three-year low, on weakness in aluminium, dairy, and meat. Read more »

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in more than a year

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ property values rise at fastest pace in more than a year in June on Auckland demand Read more »

Bleak Times for NZ as Dairy Prices Continue to Slide

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Bleak Times for NZ as Dairy Prices Continue to Slide The outlook for the New Zealand economy, as dairy prices took another huge tumble overnight, is bleak as New Zealand First has consistently warned. On one hand we have an economy at a standstill … Read more »

Low dairy prices highlight the failure of National

Press Release – Green Party

Further falls overnight in dairy auction prices have highlighted the failure of Nationals economic strategy, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the conclusions of the 5th World Trade Organisation Trade Policy Review of New Zealand. Once again NZ has been highly commended by the WTO for maintaining an open and transparent trade policy regime, says Mr Groser. Read more »

Minister marks end of successful development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today congratulates OMV on their successful completion of the Maari Growth campaign in offshore Taranaki. OMV have announced that their drilling campaign is now completed, with the capacity of the Maari field … Read more »

Extra support for social service providers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that a further $4.3 million in funding for capability development support has been provided to a range of social service providers. Read more »

Tony Alexander – Sporadic Issue 12

Press Release – BNZ

Tony Alexander Sporadic Issue 12 In this issue of Sporadic I take a look at the many factors which are causing economic forecasts to be wrong and repeat earlier warnings that businesses need to explicitly allow for unpredictable operating environment … Read more »

The State of Corporate Social Responsibility in NZ

Press Release – Business NZ

The State of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in New Zealand report On the release of the report – The State of CSR in Australia and New Zealand Annual Review 2015 – Sustainable Business Council Executive Director Penny Nelson said: … Read more »

Commission broadband price is still too high

Press Release – Internet NZ

InternetNZ notes the Commerce Commission announcement today of a further, final Draft Determination on wholesale copper telecommunications service pricing, with few changes to its previous price decisions but a welcome change on backdating. Read more »

Kathmandu Holdings Limited NZX/ASX/Media Announcement

Press Release – Kathmandu

Take no action in relation to takeover notice from Briscoe Group Limited for Kathmandu Holdings Limited Read more »

Diligent Appoints Chief Customer Officer and Chief Marketing

Press Release – Diligent

Diligent Corporation (NZX: DIL) today announced the promotion of Jeff Hilk to Chief Customer Officer and the appointment of Shawn Lankton as Chief Marketing Officer. Read more »

New Deloitte consulting partner brings digital expertise

Press Release – Deloitte

New Deloitte consulting partner brings digital business strategy expertise to role Deloitte has announced the appointment of Paul Brabin as a new Auckland-based consulting partner effective from 1 July. He joins Deloitte from PwC. Mr Brabin has extensive … Read more »

NZ-Canada double tax agreement now in force

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed a new double tax agreement between New Zealand and Canada, which is now in force. Mr McClay says the new agreement, which lowers withholding taxes on dividends, interest and royalties between the two countries … Read more »

Fonterra Updates Progress of Its Business Review

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today provided an update on the business review it announced in March this year. Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings said the purpose of the review is to ensure that Fonterra is best placed to respond to a rapidly … Read more »

Commerce Commission Draft Decision Dissapointing

Press Release – TUANZ

The Commerce Commission latest draft decision on wholesale copper charges this morning has provided a mixed bag of results for users today. Users will see no benefit in their monthly bills from telecommunications service providers given that the price … Read more »

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